So far so good. I've been using this for about 2 weeks now. I was initially hesitant because of the SPF since I've had some reactions in the past and always like keeping my makeup JUST makeup. But I haven't had a problem with this. It stays on all day just like it claims, which is a big deal for me since I go really light with my foundation applications and usually end up looking bare faced and splotchy within a couple hours even with powder on top. It doesn't have much of a scent, and the color 805 Ivory is a pretty good match for me. I find it to be very flat/matte and I'm not convinced this is the best look for me so I've been playing around the last couple days, mixing it with a little this and a little that. Today I mixed it with a bit of Aloe Vera Gel that I found in a drawer and I liked the result. I know it's supposed to have a primer built in but it did seem to exaggerate dry areas when I put it on my bare skin. I've applied it using a makeup brush and with my fingers but I have a thing about using a Beauty Blender with a "tap tap tap" motion and prefer that over everything else. I can't imagine wearing powder over this. Overall I like it better than anything else I've used, although admittedly I've only use drugstore foundations.
This foundation is way to thick for me, good coverage if your looking for heavy coverage. I have super sensitive skin, and it blogged my pores.
So, let me start this off by saying that I absolutely hate most Cover Girl products and they have never impressed me. I saw a lot of rave reviews and thought I would try it out to see if it's worth all the hype, and so far I haven't been disappointed.
You get 1 fl. oz. of foundation, average for foundation, in a PUMP bottle, which is fantastic. Not only that, but the pump locks as well.
It's about a medium-thickness consistency, it's not terribly thick but it's also a lot thicker than, say, L'oreal's True Match foundation. I've noticed a little goes a long way with this, one pump (or less) is about right for my entire face.
It blends easily, and has really nice coverage. When I first put it on, I thought it looked weird, but after about ten minutes it was looking flawless. Sets pretty fast too, and it doesn't give me that feeling like it's going to transfer everywhere. I still set it with my Hard Candy Welcome Matte powder out of habit.
It's not a completely matte finish, I'd say it's somewhere between... matte and satin? It doesn't make your face look totally flat.
Six hours later it's still looking good. I have a really oily t-zone, and I'm used to touching up every couple hours, but my face is still looking good with this! Haven't noticed it oxidizing yet either.
One thing that's a bummer for me, and why I knocked off one lippie, is the shade selection. It's a pretty good range, and I got the lightest, 805 Ivory, but it's just a little too dark. I'm used to that with drugstore foundations though, it's hard for Snow White's to find something pale enough for their skin at Walmart or Target. So, I'm hoping they'll expand the range if this foundation gets to be popular enough. Might mix it in with my current Graftobian foundation to lighten it up a bit.
Overall, I'm really happy with this, and I would recommend trying it out. I got mine for under $10 at Walmart.
Wanted to update a bit, I mixed it with my Graftobian foundation (Silk Sprite) and it's still going good. Color matches near perfectly now, and it still has the finish of the Cover Girl foundation and seems to be staying shine-free, exactly what I was hoping.
It really feels like you're wearing nothing, not mask-like at all (although, I'm used to more full-coverage foundations, if you're used to just a tinted moisturizer or something it may feel a little heavy). Touching my face it still feels like nothing is on it, feels very smooth and skin-like and also photographs well.
Loving this. I bought the Buff Beige shade, which is pretty much a perfect match for me, NW25ish. I'm a bit more neutral though. My skin tends to be quite dry in the winter, and normal in the summer, but this applied like a dream. I use a cheap brush from Walmart, the HD angled blush brush, and this stuff stippled on amazingly. Lasted all day, covered my rosacea SO well. It is fairly matte. I didn't need undereye concealer with this either. I did rate it a 3 for price, but then again, all DS fdtn's are getting up there in price anymore...I'd give this a 5 for fdtn though. Love the fdtn, the bottle, the pump, everything. It reminds me of my beloved MAC SFF
Wow. Seriously wow. It's like the foundation gods have finally listened and delivered. Full coverage matte finish in a pump bottle that DOESN'T MAKE ME BREAK OUT!!!
It stays matte all day. I swear it lives up to it's claims; no primer (oil control product) necessary under it and while I may have to add a tiny bit of concealer around my eyes it seriously makes having to use concealer practically an obsolete task!
It does tend to run pink but honestly it's so amazing I don't care.....I'm NC 15-20 and I use Classic Ivory. I think it's a wonderful match.
I did find it applied better using my RT angled foundation brush vs. the RT Stippling brush (aka skunk brush). The coverage seemed a bit flatter/cake-ier when I used the stippling brush but with the angled foundation brush its Perfect!!!
I picked this up on a whim because I decided after several months of just using Skin79 Gold BB cream and Lucy Mineral's powder foundation, I wanted a little more coverage for special occasions. I had been using MUFE HD foundation in 120 but I didn't want to shell out the $44 for something I would only use occasionally. I haven't used a drugstore foundation in awhile and I haven't used a Cover Girl since I used the Clean Oil Control Foundation when I was pregnant 9 years ago. But I saw this had great reviews so I thought I would give it a try. I have to say for 1/4 of the price, this is just as good as the MUFE HD I was using, if not even better. On me, this went on smooth, had great coverage (although my skin is in good shape except for a few small hyperpigmentation spots on one cheek) and it last all day. It did not oxidize on me and stayed natural looking. I am NC25 with yellow undertones and I used Nude Beige which matched perfectly. I picked up Buff Beige and Nude Beige, looked side by side and didn't notice any real difference. I guess Nude may be a hair darker. Now the packaging isn't beautiful but I'd rather save $30 buck over packaging any day.
This foundation didn't work for me at all. At first glance, it has a good consistency. It's not runny and not super thick either. Coverage is light to medium. The problem is that it didn't blend into my skin at all. It just sat on top of my skin and made it look dry and cracked. I tried to apply it, on several occasions, with different brushes and a damp beauty blender, but the finish was still the same (dry looking). This is the first time I try a CoverGirl foundation and it will probably be the last.
The best thing about this foundation is that it comes with a pump.
I would not recommend this foundation to anyone.
This was $11.97CND, which is beginning to be the average for DS foundations sadly, but I had a P&G coupon for $2, so that's a bonus. Much better than $16-18 (or more) for Revlon Colorstay or $40+ for EL.
My local walmart had dozens of bottles of this foundation, but not one of them was in the lightest shade, Ivory, so I went with the next one up, Creamy Ivory 910, and I'm glad I did because it's a very good match. My skin is a confusing tone right now, I've always been very pale, and very pink/cool toned on my face... I seem to me leaning towards more neutral now. This shade seems very neutral to me and blends in with my neck and chest very well. The pale & pink toned foundations matched my face perfectly, but didn't always match my chest as well.
The packaging is great, I love the pump! I use 1.5-2 pumps and a duofibre foundation brush to cover my face and build up coverage over the bad redness on my cheeks. This goes on and blends extremely well, and is easily buildable to pretty much full coverage. Doesn't feel heavy at all.
It's been very cold here (-30 at times) so my skin can be extra flaky, but this doesn't accentuate any dryness at all, and still combats my semi-oily t-zone. Makes my huge pores less noticeable.
I really like the finish, matte but not mask like, not sticky or drying. I always set with a powder out of habit, but I probably don't have to, and I'll try skipping it in the future. Not only does this last all day, but it helps my other makeup, blush/brow color/etc, last all day as well. I have sensitive skin and this hasn't broken me out or irritated my skin, even when I forgot and slept with it on.
I'm happy to say this is the best foundation I've ever used. I always used and loved CG foundations in my teens, but have strayed in my 20's... the good-but-not-quite-it ones I've found are; Rimmel Lasting Finish, Revlon Colorstay for combo skin, Relvon Photofinish, and EL DW/DWL... but none of them had perfect shade match for me, perfect finish, coverage AND long wearing.
EDIT: I hate to have to say this but I figured I should with such a rave review, a couple months into using this, when the weather warmed up and I started getting oilier (and my skin/hormones went out of control for a while) this began to oxidize quite a lot on me. I went to get my hair cut one day, mirrors everywhere... & I was SO orange! I was hoping it was bad lighting, but no such luck. I was so disappointed that I gave my bottle away that day... which, I totally regret doing now that my skin has calmed down/regulated itself a bit, it MAY not be as much of an issue now. BUT I am going to repurchase again for the winter, if not before then. Everything I've been trying since this has been a horrible experience, nothing is as good as this color match wise/wear, and pretty much everything has been oxidizing.
Found this baby at Walmart for under $10 so that is a huge plus! Like many others have indicated this is a very matte foundation but for my oily large pored skin it works quite well. I apply with the Sephora 55 professional brush and it works like a charm. I use slightly over one pump and this covers my whole face beautifully and it is easy to layer. I have been using it for a couple weeks now and no break outs and no changing color on me. Some days i have to blot once, others days no blotting at all. Of course i do keep in mind it's winter now and that makes a difference for me. This foundation holds up on my oily skin better than EL DW, Revlon CS and all other long lasting, oil controlling foundations!! EL DW basically ruined their foundation when they changed the formula, my oily skin finds it useless. I am very happy with this Cover Girl product~long lasting, controls oil and yes it is a matte finish but as time wears on the foundation looks better and better. I never dreamed I would end up liking a Cover Girl foundation this much~this one is a winner for oily peeps and want a matte long lasting foundation. Also I do not notice any frag and it does not feel heavy when applied or through out the day!!! Yay!!
Okay, I have tried them all. Drugstore, .Online, all the brands at Sephora , all the Nordstrom brands. I have paid $2 to 200.00 for foundation, which is shameful.
I am hard to match. I am the girl at the MAC counter who tries to get the NW's but they are convinved I am NC until they try 5 or so colors, then finally NW25, and they say, oh you look soo good. So I must have weird coloring, becasue that happens at all counters at first.
My current fav, like another reviewer, is Rimmell Lasting Finish, which is a beautiful foundation for me. I wear the REVLON photo ready translucent over it. I wear 201 Classic Beige. and people always tell me how pretty I look when I am wearing it, which I am not . It sort of softens my lines and features. It makes me look prettier than I am, actually, which is what foundation should do : ).
But because I am a foundation junkie, I HAD to try the Outlast as soon as it came out. I bought several colors. The best match to my Rimmel is the creamy beige. Very good for me. Lasts all day, great coverage. I found it to be more matte than expected, which always makes my nose look LARGE. so I put some highlighting powder down and across the bridge, and it fixed that. I use the ELF hi def powder over it, which works better than the MUFE hi def, and it was as good at 10 pm as it was at 9 am.
These are fantastic, and they will be my go to's until the next big thing :) I cant believe 2 drugstore foundations do what I had been searching the hi ends for , for 20 years. Hope you have the same luck!!