I am such a tortured soul when it comes to this product. I absolutely love to the finish of it, it seem to make my skin glow and truly lasted all day. However it cost me to have Mega cystic acne!! That is not common for me with foundations. I tried three separate times and each time acquired the same result. I must say that I am truly impressed with the finish as I don't like most drugstore foundations, and it photographed stunning. I will sadly never repurchase though because my skin hates it! Darn.
I'm shade NC35 in macs studio fix fluid and haven't tried many drugstore foundations but this one was recommended twice to me so I finally tried it in shade 845 and got a good match. I still use concealer and set it with loose powder but it lasts very long my face still looks great by the end of the night very impressed!
This is the best covergirl foundation that I've ever tried from the line. I've never really had any luck w/the line. This foundation is just another one not for me though. I think my expectations were maybe to high because of all the hype about this foundation. The packaging is good but I'm not a fan of the finished look or quality. I found when I applied it w/my Sigma F80 brush, it looked cakey..first foundation to ever look cakey on me. I felt that it made me look dull. I have oily to combo skin so I typically wear matte foundations but none of them have ever made me look this dull & dry! Idk why I looked so dry but it was horrible on my skin. It also excentuated all of my fine lines and wrinkles. Just not a flattering foundation and I'm going to return it. If ur looking for a great drugstore foundation, I suggest Revlon colorstay.
I have a love hate relationship with the foundation. I've always sworn by the Revlon Colorstay and the Colorstay Whipped, but those are quite heavy both in the way they feel and in the way they look. I'ev also never been happy with the fact that the Colorstay Whipped doesn't ever entirely dry and feels sticky throughout the day. I have combo skin and have long days so a long wearning foudation is a must for me. I heard this is a more natural looking version of the Colorstay with similar coverage and wear. It claims to be a primer and a concealre as well as a foundation. As for the primer, I notice nothing. But I do feel that I use less concealer than I usually would.
- great coverage
- dries without feeling too heavy
- helps to conceal, especially under the eye area
- comes in a pump bottle
- can look too dry easily
- oxidizes a little
- kind of pricey for a drugstore foundation
Some days I love this, others I think it just makes my complexion look absolutely dull and dead. But it wears great, covers a fair amount, and feels natural. I definitely like it as much as my Colorstay, I just wish it didn't have such a dull finish. I'm sure once I find a decent finishing powder to not make me look so dead for ontop of this, I'll love it. So if anyone has some reccomendations for one, I'd appreciate it! Overall, this is a great foundation.
This foundation is just ok. I LOVE that is has a pump, but the consistency is very sticky and greasy, Coverage is absolutely great though. Works well with a setting powder but doesn't stay on well. Even though it says there's a primer in it. And a bit too expensive for a bad foundation. If you have oily skin, than this is for you.
I used to wear Cover Girl Continuous Wear...who remembers that?? That used to be my HG foundation and I wore it for many years. I have been looking for a replacement ever since. I did eventually find a replacement with Max Factor Lasting Performance, but that's been discontinued as well. I have tried every CG "long lasting" foundation variations that they keep churning out every few years, with every shade of ivory being way too dark for my pink undertones. What gives ???
As for this new incarnation of a continuous, long lasting foundation by CG, I can say it's very close to what I'm looking for in a foundation. But the cons outweigh the pros here for me. The finish is almost chalk-like. I'm not talking about the color, either! When people say it's matte, it's MATTE! The finish has absolutely no depth or warmth. I got this in ivory, the lightest shade available. There are no undertones in it. The color looks almost unnatural. I love the way the foundation has to dry and set fast on my face. I can't really explain that as fully as I like....but one of the things I'm looking for in a foundation is that it sets really fast and dries on my face. I hate foundations that just sit on your face and you either have to set with powder or they take ages to dry! The coverage is nice, it's what I'm looking for....medium coverage with the ability for more coverage of needed. Another deal breaker is on a few of the days I wore this, it ended up oxidizing on me. I had a nice orange mask for the rest of those days. Other days I wrote it, it was fine. Nothing changed in my routine, so not sure what that is about.
I will continue to experiment with this foundation, because it's cheap and easily available. I'm hoping I can get this to work out for me!
i am the type of person that will try out ever single high end product before i try a drugstore brand. This is my holy grail. i have like 4 or 5 empty bottles just laying around. i will most likely never go back to nars or mac for foundation. i wear the color " tawny" which fits anywhere from beyonce to gab. union. i also use mac prolong concealer over it. cant beat this. don't even try.
I am one of those people that is never completely satisfied with my foundation and is looking for my holy grail. I normally use only high end foundations but heard great reviews about this one. I don't normally waste my money on drugstore foundations but saw this for 70% discount so I bought it. Needless to say, I was stunned and so impressed! It provides long lasting full coverage and feels light weight on my face. The color is a great match for my skin tone. It does not settle into fine lines (I'm 45, so I have my fair share of lines and wrinkles!), it does not highlight my dry patches and it covers so well that I have stopped using concealer under my eyes or on blemishes. It doesn't even look like I am wearing foundation, which is something I love! I also have acne prone skin and this has not irritated my acne in any way at all, and I've been using this for at least 4 months now. This is the first product, high or low end, that has me satisfied enough that I don't have to keep searching for anything better!
I am always trying out new foundations but I never go back to any like I do my Revlon colorstay. Well this definitely changed the game. It matches me perfectly and provides full, even coverage. I have dry skin and I don't find it to be drying at all. The packaging is perfect with the pump and it is inexpensive and I will definitely repurchase. My only wish is for darker shades because I can see the shade I have (the darkest available) being a little light for the summer.
Normally I never actually take the time to review anything, but I love, love, LOVE this foundation. I have combo/oily skin with some dry patches and hormonal acne. I tried this foundation on my fingers, but it is a thousand times better with a stippling brush. After only one layer of this foundation on my skin, you can barely see my acne scars. This foundation makes your face look perfect and so even toned. I barely even need concealer with it! Definitely my holy grail! Just make sure you put a moisturizer on beforehand, because it can be drying!