i loved the packaging and the colour matched well with my skin. But it literally had no coverage at all. Especially for my acne scars which got worse since i've got sensitive skin.(It makes it harder for me to find the right product while having acne-prone skin) I'm still recovering from a huge pimple it left me! I tried to figure out another excuse for the zit but it all ended up being blamed on the product. Overall i will not reperchase and i am really not pleased with most covergirl products i've used so far.
p.s. i don't know if i can trust CoverGirl anymore!
I didn't even know I had pores until this foundation went and clogged them!
This pressed powder is the worst I've ever tried. Within two days of using it I developed loads of pimples on my cheeks and forehead, not to mention epically clogged pores.
Definitely not a fan of this product
Love this stuff!!! I always get all worked up about some expensive high-end powders, but it truth, this one works WAY better than MAC, Lancome, Dior and couple more that I've been using lately.
It finishes off my foundation nicely, doesn't dry my skin out, stays put throughout the day, and doesn't set into smile-lines - a total winner!! I can't buy it here, but my friend is off to US soon so I'm gonna stock up on this!
I love this powder! Let me start off by saying that I don't agree with the reviewer who said it looks chalky. In my experience, it gives the skin a very soft focused look that is VERY pretty. It's like a your-skin-but-better sort of look! Great for controlling shine and evening out light redness. Please don't expect it to work miracles with redness or imperfections. This product will make your skin look softer and smoother, with VERY LIGHT correcting. If you know what to expect (and aren't expecting anything unrealistic) you will love this stuff!!! Good job Cover Girl :)
After reading the reviews here I decided to try this product. Maybe this lead me to expect too much.
This powder looked chalky on me, did not even my skin tone at all, and seemed to enhance every line on my face (I am only 18 but I have a lot of lines around my eyes).
What I did like was that the colours are true and it didn't leave my skin feeling tight or dry after application.
Covergirl Clean (fragrance free) worked much better for me and is about half the price.
I bought this only to see if it had enough coverage to be worn alone. Unfortunatly, for someone with a lot of redness to my skin, it wasn't going to cut it. It was a very soft, fine powder. The puff it comes with is nice and gives a very smooth application. The powder did seem to brighten up my complexion, without all that glitter and sparkles CG has a tendency of putting in their loose powders. Colors are very true, what you see in the compact is what you'll see on your skin. I adore the compact, silver with a holographic decal. Definatly would be keeping this stuff around if only it gave more coverage.
HG!!! I always purchase high end cosmetics thinking big bucks equals better quaility...how wrong can I be. After throwing out numerous high end powders, I decided to give a less expensive one a try. After reading the positive reviews on this powder I went out and purchased one in Natural beige #120. I LOVE IT!!! I only use it to set my Bobbie Brown corrector on under my eye area, but man what a difference from any powder I've tried...all the others including Laura Mercier's Secret Brightening power just left my under eye area looking dry and chalky, with added emphasis on my under eye wrinkles (embarassing). This powder evens out my concealer with absolutely no chalky aftermath and no magnified wrinkling. That's the only thing I ever ask of a pressed powder, and finally I found it in a line I would never, ever have tried if not for MUA. It's finely milled, glides on beautifully natural.
A must try.
i can't believe i wasted my money on the fresh and clean powders when i could've bought this before! the texture of this powder is really smooth and finely milled. i would buy this again. =)
This product is overall a very good buy. It is not too expensive ($9 at CVS). It is very smooth, the amount of pigment is perfect, and it controls shine very well! I tend to get pretty shiny during the day and I used to use the Fresh Look powder until I saw this and decided to give it a go.
I agree with a previous poster who said that the shades run light. I also notice that under my eyes has been getting dry lately which may or may not be related to this. But if you use a moisturizer, you should have no problem. I have used this with mineral makeup and on its own and it looks good either way!
I'm really impressed with this pressed powder. It has been years since I have used a pressed powder because back in my teen years I could have sworn powder enhanced every flaw, dry spot etc my face. I always equated it to the way they put powder on something on police shows to find fingerprints. Now you don't see many flaws...apply powder...ta da every flaw is brought to light. No thanks.
Through the years I would come back to powders now and then and always be left feeling the same way. Only then it exaggerated every fine line on my face too...sigh. I gave up and lived shiny LOL Along comes the FOTD board I notice how everyone looked so nice and polished. I found one common denominator.. no one was shiny LOL:) Off to the store to hunt for powder.. just for pictures is what I told myself:)
Here I sit with Covergirl's Advanced Radiance in hand. I'm pretty much thinking it isn't going to go well but I'm shiny and in no position to turn away at this point.
Here is what the package says: Silky smooth formula with skin conditioning and skin brightening ingredients provides a radiantly beautiful finish. Formulated with skin conditioners. Ok, I'll bite:)
The first thing I noticed was how finely milled this was for a pressed powder. Loved that. I applied it and it seemed to go on really well. Not cakey, not chalky, and hey I don't see exaggerated lines. Skin conditioners.. are you in there doing that? This could work. I used it on bare skin by the way.
Fast forward to my teenage daughter coming home today after I had worn this all day and asking me why I looked so pretty today LOL (She rarely says that to me LOL) Well if that didn't sell me right there, this next thing would. The powder as the day wore on seemed to blend in to my own skin. My skin did not look dry, it did not look like I had cakey powder on. It just looked polished and clearer than normal. Like my skin only better if that makes sense. To top that off, there was no shine YAY! Mission Accomplished ♥ This was the first ever powder that made me do a double take and think.. ok powder has come a long way since the chalky days:)
I would definitely recommend this and will be buying this again. I am happy to finally find a powder to take the shine away without leaving me looking at every flaw on my face... highlighted:)
UPDATE: I have not touched this up once today and it has still not only controlled shine but has made my skin look better and better as the day wore on. Very odd in a good way. I love this stuff ♥