Reading the comments and reviews about this product, i was very skeptical when it came to purchesing this product. Also, i have not liked any previous covergirl foundations. After seeing a youtube video of someone that has oily combo skin like me, saying mainly good things about it, i went ahead and bought it. I'm actually very pleased with it! It lasts all day although by the end of the day my face is slightly oily, but that is to be expected with any foundation. I would reccomend this for sure!
I bought this after seeing all of the hype surrounding this product on YouTube and here on MakeupAlley. I am on the fence about this. I love the packaging of this product and the shade I bought (Ivory) matches me almost perfectly when I first apply it. I notice that it oxidizes probably about an hour after application; It's not terrible, but I can really notice it. I like the way it looks when I first apply it, but I do not really like the powdery finish of it once it sets. I'm not sure if I really like it or not considering I've only used it for a week. I do not hate but not too sure if I would by it again.
I was so excited to try this product after reading the reviews for it on MUA. However, I was let down when I bought this product. The packaging with the pump is amazing and it comes in a glass bottle but I couldn't forget the formula. Although my skin is dry, I prefer a matte look but this foundation looked like a paste. It was thick and looked very unnatural. Ultimately I returned it and will never look back.
I was on the fence with this.. bought it in "natural beige" and it seemed to oxidize on me so I returned that one for "nude beige" which was better but I still feel like the color match is not perfect with this, I love the formula, reminds me of MUFE Mat Velvet Plus at a fraction of the cost, but the shades are really not forgiving. Between the two shades I tried( that were as close as I was going to get) are still a little too pink for my skin tone. I gave it four lippies because of the formula, price, and finish.. I just wish the colors were better! That's where the high end foundations get you, you are more likely to find your match the first time...
I got this in 'Nude Beige' which looked good when I put it on but it oxidized throughout the day. The coverage was good but it felt a little tacky even after some powder (may have been due to my moisturizer). It did wear well and looked really natural. I'll have to return the Nude Beige and get a lighter shade. Be aware, this does oxidize on some skin so keep your receipt in case of return.
I have this in shade 842 (medium beige). I usually wear Rimmel 25 hour foundation and was doing good with that. This is a little easier to blend though both dry fast. It gave medium coverage without exaggerating dry spots and left my skin looking dewy at the end of the day, not oily. My face felt like skin, not makeup which is a plus. I wore this out on a walk and when I returned home, my face still looked good. I think I have to move up a color, but so far I am really like it. The real test will be during the summer. For reference, I have oily but sensitive skin with a tendency towards eczema. Update 1/8/14 I am now wearing the shade 850. During the summer, it did hold up fairly well with a few oily patches on my nose and cheeks, but overall it worked out for me. It provides the coverage I need and doesn't look cakey on my skin. It hasn't broken me out or caused any clog pores. I am still not ready to call it my HG as of yet since there are still other foundations I would like to try before I settle on a decision, but this comes very close.
I feel SO bad that I can't write a good review on this foundation..let me start off by saying I've never really liked anything by Covergirl. The fact that the reviews and Youtube videos were saying this foundation was amazing made me feel like I HAD to go out and try it. I'm in the process of finding my perfect foundation..and this COULD have been it, if it wasn't for the color selection.
I am as white as a sheet, and the lightest shade Ivory is not even close to Ivory..it's freakin orange! I put it on before I went to work and I didn't add any powder or anything else to it to see how it really held up on it's own. From in my bathroom the color looked ok, but man was I wrong. I can put a swatch on my hand and hold up the bottle next to it, and they look like completely different colors. From the bottle it looks like a nice light neutral shade, but it's not on the skin.
It kept my face looking amazing in every other aspect though. The coverage was awesome, it really did act like a primer because usually I get lines around my mouth in the middle of the day, if not sooner and this foundation didn't do that at all. Without powder, my nose was the only thing that got oily all day.
If any of you girls are as pale as me, like TRUE pale, I would say to buy this from a store that you can return it if you need to. I bought it from Ulta for $12.99, and I swear it would be the perfect foundation if they made it lighter. =(
EDIT: I also wanted to point out that I could literally smell the foundation all day, which I didn't like too much =( The ONLY foundation I have found to match my pale skin is Loreal True Match in the color porcelain.
I purchased the lightest shade 'Ivory 905' and it's a good match for my complexion, for reference I wear MAC NC15 or Matchmaster shade 1. Love the match and the pump applicator bottle, but that's where my love ends. I find the formula is initially creamy, but dries super fast into a very powdery finish. Because of the quick drying time application must be speedy or it's super streaky face. The very dry powdery finish was very surprising to me and honestly wasn't expecting it. The wear time is around 5 hours before the powdery finish seems to disappear and turn very greasy and oily, even on the drier parts of the face. After one week of use I have had to completely stop using this foundation as it broke me out big time. I rarely ever have break outs, but this is the only new product I've used and once I've stopped and went back to some of my old faithful foundations, my skin instantly cleared up. One interesting thing to note about this foundation is the SPF30 rating is kind of deceptive. The active ingredient listed on the bottle is ensulizole 3% and when doing some research I found out that ensulizole only protects your skin from UVB and minimally UVA.
This is a great foundation. I have dry skin so I have to make sure that I moisturize heavily before using it, otherwise it gathers in dry areas. Other than that, it wears very nicely, stays on all day! The coverage is lovely and can be sheered out or you can build it up.
I really like this foundation. I use my fingers when buffing it in and it seems to do a great job. Not patchy at all on me.. This foundation lasts all day (8-9 hours) while i am at work. It controls my oily t-zone and chin quite well. Between this foundation and Revlon CS Whipped these are my favorites of 2013 so far. I have tried many many high end foundations and these 2 are my favorite. I will be repurchasing. Oh and I am a NW15 in MAC and Ivory works great on my skin.