I wanted so much to love this.... Suffer from acne, tried all the high-end foundations and heard great things about this. Not for me at all... No coverage, what coverage it does give is dewy and melts off in under an hour. If you try to give it staying power by setting with powder, it gets cakey and settles into fine lines. I guess I need more coverage...this seems more like a dilluted tinted moisturizer to me. Oh well...
Great shade selection--especially for a DS product. It gives an okay finish but has absolutely no lasting power and turned about 3 shades darker after 5 hours or so. Also, I got 3 cystic acne I got on my chin from one day of wear.
Did I mention the packaging is absolutely horrible? Just not for me I guess.
I personally have sensitive skin and this product is perfect. I never break out from this foundation. It is so lightweight that you can barely feel that you are wearing it. Easy to apply and evens out the skin perfectly. I will DEFINATELY buy this product again.
I usually use this foundation as a back up in case I run out or forget my favorite foundation. With the summer months being so hot and humid (more so then yesrs past) I find that im turning to this to keep my skin from feeling like I'm wearing a mask. It is more of a medium coverage but I need that with the moderate acne I have, plus the 210 Classic Ivory matches perfectly! I dont notice a fragrance at all and a little goes a long way and I hardly need to conceal my blemishs. Ive been using this for the past couple weeks to see exactly how I do react to and so far So good! The only complaint I have is the bottle. Its so hard to get out sometimes!! I wish it came with a pump..
After battling it out with several high-end liquid foundation "un-successes" I headed back to the DS in search of something light enough and fragrance-free for my fair, sensitive skin. The "lightest" shade in a lot of the DS brands (many of which have a poor shade selection) were no where near light enough. Many others are scented - why put fragrance in something you have to put all over your face?
What I liked about the CG Clean MU: fragrance-free, didn't irritate my skin, great coverage (definitely medium coverage at least), fairly close colour match. What I didn't like: not great if your skin tends to be a bit dry as it has a matte finish, can look cakey if you're not careful, and you can't get this stuff out of the bottle! I gave the packaging 1 lippie, as other reviews are totally true, it's very thick and does not want to come out of that bottle. I had to use a q-tip to scoop product out of there.
I would repurchase in a pinch, as it's very inexpensive and it's adequate, but the lightest shade is very pink and not a true colour match for me. It oxidizes a little (not as bad as others I've tried). Not my favourite, but not the worst foundation either.
The packaging does stink, you end up wasting a lot of product because there's no way you can bang it all out of the stupid glass bottle.
It's funny reading the other reviews.. they all say this is a light, sheer coverage.. I don't really feel that way? I don't really have many blemishes to cover up but when I put this stuff on I feel like it's at least a medium coverage, I am smooth and sealed for sure. I must use more product than other people because I've even felt too cakey sometimes (usually only when I use extra and powder) but nothing that can't be fixed. I'm sure if you used a normal amount of it, it's probably sheer... what can I say, I love my makeup!
I have never found a line (drugstore or high end) of foundation which carries a color as nice on me as warm beige <3 ahh.. I love it so much I want to use it for my wedding, but the idea of a makeup-obsessed girl wearing 5 dollar foundation on her wedding just doesn't sit right haha.
This stuff blends easily and has pretty good staying power for a cheap brand, I'd say I can go at least 6 hours without worrying about touching it up, if I use more product and powder well I can go much longer than that.
It just makes my skin glow! Love it! And I've never had a problem with feeling like it was clogging my pores or breaking me out, which seems to be a trend with my skin and drugstore foundations.
Recommended, just wish they'd make it a squeeze bottle or something!
Light sheer coverage that goes on smooth with a foundation brush or sponge. I would recommend finishing it with powder for better coverage. The packaging made it SUPER hard to get out though. Have to bang it on my hand to get the product out. True to its name, it feels clean and light. Little bit of a chemical smell, but it's not too bad. All in all, a nice light, clean foundation for oily summer skin.
I used to have acne a lot until I started using this makeup. Now I only get it when I'm really stressed!! This makeup has done wonders for me and matches my VERY pale skin farely well. The best match I've ever had. It even smells nice?!
Only negative is it's pretty light, but since I hardly have acne anymore it doesn't matter! I'll just use a concealer if I need it, some powder and I look flawless!
Love, love, LOVE this makeup!! :)
I will keep buying this until it is discontinued !!!
I bought this after a makeup artist used it on me for a photoshoot. I actually couldn't believe how much I liked it, considering I'd switched to brands like MUFE, MAC, Dior.
If nothing else, check it out for the shade range. Creamy Natural is my HG colour as I'm fairly neutral and fall between the 15 & 20 shade ranges with MAC.
As for coverage, yes, it is lighter. BUT the concealers within CG's other line (Smoothers, in the lipstick tube and/or the Fresh Complexion concealers) have given me GREAT coverage on my undereye circles, blemishes, etc. I'm a fan of using coverup on areas that need hiding but using a lighter foundation so you don't get a cakey looking face.
I use this in conjunction with Victoria's Secret Face Prime (see my review on that) and the wear time is AMAZING. 8+ hours with no problems. I also apply it with Sephora Collection Pro Air Brush #55.
I have been using this product since it came out and I have to say I LOVE it! However, I do not recommend this product to people who need a lot of coverage.
I would say this foundation provides a light coverage and is very natural looking. I usually don't have breakouts so this product really just helps even out my skin tone by getting rid of mild redness.
I think this product is reasonably priced compared to other foundations I have tried and I like their colour range. I have tried three different M.A.C. foundations (two liquid and the other being Studio Tech) and found their colour range to be horrible. Their lightest shade NC 15 wasn't light enough for me! =(
Anyway, I would definitely recommend the Cover Girl Clean foundation for Sensitive Skin to anyone who doesn't need a lot of coverage and likes a natural looking finish. I suggest using it together with their Clean Sensitive Skin pressed powder as well. =)