I'm actually pretty impressed by this. I ran out of my HE foundation and needed something quick to hold me over. I think this is going to end up being a nice summer powder as I don't need too much coverage and most liquid makeup melts off of me in the desert heat. I'm oily, and this keeps the oilies at bay. My only gripes are the packaging and that the powder is not finely milled. However, when applied with a fluffy powder brush instead of the pad, it gives a nice finish. The 2 Light color is a perfect match for my neutral fair skin. Careful, ladies, these colors run light! It does not make be break out or look oily, so I will keep it as a staple in my bag. :)
For a drugstore powder, this is pretty damn pricey. Regularily it can run you up to $12 - 14 depending on drugstore locations. I have never disliked a CG powder till now. This is just terrible. I got Translucent Light which I thought would be a nice match to my pale skin. I may as well have put baby powder on my face. Then there's the consistency. Thick as hell. I looked like I had on clown makeup and it didn't blend for crap and held onto pockets of areas that were oilier. Very disappointed.
I have been using this product for months and have gone through a half dozen Trublend compacts in "Translucent Light." I use this power primarily to touch up on throughout the day wear. It works well at controling any oilys on my nose as well. Grant it, I am dry to very dry, but for my skin type this powder does the trick.
After applying my foundation I use my powder brush and apply a light layer of Trublend to finish it off as it aids in helping my foundation stay intact throughout the entire day. My co-worker has often commented on how well my makeup wears. I will continue use of this product for as long as it works for me.
Used as a powder foundation, alone on bare skin, this power is fabulous. It gives light coverage that controls the oil slick on my face for many hours. If used as a blotting powder or a touch-up powder over another foundation, the results are a cakey smeared mess.
Normally, I cannot stand most Cover Girl powders and foundations, they are either cakey, pink/orangey, smell funny or make you break out. Not this!!
Honestly, I'm suprised i love it so much.
Sometimes, I moisturize, use concealer where needed and then use this powder as my foundation. I have to say, it gives pretty good coverage for a powder:)
Other times, I use a big fluffy brush and use it to set my foundation. It really seems to make pores much smaller.
Silky yet matte coverage.
Really seems to blend in better than other powders, color wise.
Pretty cheap, around $.6.50
More shades selections that the average pressed DS pressed powders.
My only complaint is that the mirror is a bit smaller but it's not that big of a deal becuase I keep a seperate 3x mag. mirror in my purse. I used to love the rimmel stay matter powder (still use it) but i'm really loving this because of the coverage it gives if you don't want to use foundation!:)
I bought this as a BOGOF sale, and got the whipped foundation as well. The packaging is pretty cute, but the mirror is pointless. If you're unsure of what shade to get, get the darker of two. I bought this in transluctant light and it was still a tad light on my fair skin. The powder offers no coverage alone, but it's ok to set foundation with. It doesn't feel heavy and controls shine for quite a while. I wouldn't say it's any better than any other Cover Girl compact powder, just less pink/orange.
I remember using this last year when I had cystic acne. I only bought this just to set my liquid foundation. But then I realize with had some coverage. so i used it to cover up blemishes and making my pores look deminished....Now the cons it smells weird. when you get hit the pan the powder breaks and ets all over the place. It can cake up and make foundation look nasty. It made my skin an oily mess!
Great coverage for acne
Makes pores appear smaller
Powder breaks and gets messy
oil rig skin
would I buy again no. There's so much better quality powders even if they cost more...
i was at rite aid today, and i remembered that i needed a powder for my purse. I have a skin tone that is light-medium, so i picked this TruBlend powder in the #3 shade (translucent honey). I thought that it was going to me a little dark because ideally, my skin tone would be a 2 1/2, but they dont make it, so i had to settle for #3. Anyways, when i got home, i thought it was going to be too dark, but after i blended it, it was perfect. I had no makeup on my face and i have some break outs and it was able to balance out the redness without me putting any concealer or foundation on. Love it! I will buy it again before i go to Europe!!!! I also like that it is oil free because i tend to break out around that time of the month. I am actually thinking about buying another one...one for the house and one for my purse!
Great staple that you can afford to try and will probably end up liking a lot. Cover Girl is pretty good with the powders, which makes sense, as it should be really difficult to screw up such a simple product. These come in a wide variety of shades, control shine, and are great for setting foundation, mineral and liquid. The packaging sucks but that's not what I purchased it for anyway.
The only downside is that they tend to crumble pretty quickly, which means they aren't great for traveling. Weird huh- you want a portable product when you buy pressed powder. But that's not such a big deal, as I don't take mine outside my vanity area. It's annoying though, because by the time you hit pan, the remainder of the powder will just end up crumbling and you lose a lot of product. I'll try the loose powders to avoid this problem, but still, if my mom was using Cover Girl pressed powder back in the day, you know it's not gimmicky and is here to stay. Love it.
I don't know what it is about cover girl products lately. The quality is just not the same. This powder, along with Ultimate Finish and Fresh Complexion, leaves my skin chalky and dull. It goes on even and looks ok for about an hour then I wind up looking ashy and washed out. I used TruBlend for about 2 years but lately it's just not doing it for me.