Cover Girl CG Smoothers BB Cream

3.3

124 reviews

55% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS



on 6/11/2015 4:14:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I bought this product and have used it under my foundation all but one time since. The one time I skipped this, I noticed a difference. My foundation lasts longer, and has an added boost of hydration with this BB Cream. Offers minimal coverage, but good for underneath my Covergirl foundation.



Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I wear 810 (light to medium). This is a HOLY GRAIL item. I've repurchased many times.


on 5/1/2015 4:27:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

I wanted to use a CC cream because I was getting tired of using the Maybelline poreless matte For Me foundation. So, I went to Shoppers and this one caught my eye. Even though it wasn't a CC cream, I got it nonetheless bc I wanted to. I believe it was $10.99 before tax
It is marketed as a BB Cream Tinted Moisturizer (supposed to be 9 in 1) and I got it in the shade Light to Medium.

Pros:
-It is very blendable both with your fingers and/or with a brush. (I wouldn't recommend a beauty blender; the sponge tbends to absorb too much of the product)
-It is very light weight. It doesn't start to feel cakey after a few hours
-It is dewy. It gave my skin a beautiful glow which looked natural and refreshing. Much better than the Loreal Luminous foundation imo
-The packaging is nice too. It is small and sturdy enough to be carried out in your bag.

Cons:
-It is very sheer; almost too sheer. Even though it is marketed as such, I still didn't expect it to be so clear. But to counter this, I use the MAC Studio Finish concealer under the BB cream for my slight blemishes and dark circles. (make sure you moisturize first; the Studio Finish concealer tends to be very dry)
-I feel like its kinda pricey esp for students. Maybe I'm just complaining but it is a drug store BB cream after all.
-It starts to feel oily after a few hours. I once used the Rimmel Stay Matte face powder to stop it from going oily but it took away the natural dewy look so I was disappointed.

There is a higher chance of me buying it again bc I love light weight stuff for summer. But I still have to test its durability to sweat and heat.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 3/31/2015 1:34:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

This product is exactly what it says: a tinted moisturizer. This was my FIRST Western BB Cream which was recommended by a specialist at my local Shoppers Drug Mart (SDM). I am in the shade of fair-medium or light-medium ( I forgot the terms they used but when I find out, I'll come and correct it). It's a light tan colour which is completely different from your Korean BB Creams which are mostly grey (in my experience at least), a little goes a looong way (it looks thick when out of the tube but sooo sheer), easy to smooth, low coverage and the best part, it actually helped with my blemished skin, even though it's low coverage, it allowed my skin to breathe. Out of the 10 things it claims it does:

1. Natural-Looking Radiance
2. Sheer Color
3. All-Day Hydration
4. Improves Skin Elasticity
5. Broad Spectrum SPF 15
6. Blends Effortlessly
7. Lightweight
8. Helps Skin Feel Smooth
9. Covers to Help Instantly Improve Skin’s Appearance
10. Won’t Clog Pores

I found the it does ALL OF THEM but ones that I noticed the improvement the most was: 1,2,3,6,7 and 10 (a big one because my skin actually improved by using this).

The big FAT CON: LOW coverage and too sheer...

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


on 3/20/2015 10:07:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

Amazing! lightweight, natural. Light coverage, not meant to hide or cover like foundation, enhances skin tone and adds natural glow


Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I just bought this bb cream, and it's decent. Not amazing but decent. It's very sheer, doesn't offer a ton of coverage. But it does even out my skin some, and it's very moisturizing, which I love. I have a lot of redness in my cheeks, chin, and forehead. If you're looking for something that covers redness, this doesn't quite do it. But for just evening out the skin and giving you a nice natural glow, it's great. I think I like it better than the Maybelline bb thay I used to use, because the Maybelline was drying even though it offered a bit more coverage. Not totally sure if I'd rebuy immediately after I run out, hut eventually I'd probably purchase it again.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 2/16/2015 1:53:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

The coverage is ok, but I used a concealer for my dark circles and corrector for some red spots (small breakout before the period) I have a normal skin without any acne or color issues. I also used it with a face cream and a primer. The only thing that really bothers me is the SCENT. This product has a VERY STRONG SCENT that I cannot get used to. It's a very specific cosmetic scent that you can smell on your face even hours after wearing it... I won't buy it again, I don't even think I'll finish the one I have now.


on 1/11/2015 1:29:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

At first I didn't like this product because it was so sheer, but ive come around and I m actually reaching for this product the most out of all 4 of my Bb creams now. I've read reviews that this was very sheer and could cause breakouts....so far its been fine on my dry combination sensitive skin. This cream is my go to for little/no makeup days. The cream itself is actually hydrating! It sinks into your skin instead of sitting on top all greasy. And as for the shade selection, well I knew it was very sheer when I bought it so instead of getting it in my shade, fair to light, I got it in the next shade up, light to medium, and for the winter time its great! It gives my ghostly pale dry skin a healthy glow with a touch of color. I don't understand the bad reviews really, except for breakouts, which is a good reason to dislike a product, a lot of people seem to find it too sheer, but isn't that what you're looking for if you're buying any kind of tinted cream? Honestly I love my other Bb creams too (Maybelline, physicians formula, etc) but for just a regular day even they can seem too heavy for me. This is not the best one, but its not bad if you like a very natural no makeup look, especially for the price.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Holy Grail. I have come back to this over and over again thru the years, always kicking myself for trying other TMs / BB Creams. This stuff makes my dry mid 30s skin happy, in the middle of winter as well as all thru the summer. One coat is usually enough ( I apply with my fingers/hands, just like moisturizer) but if I'm feeling insecure, another coat adds plenty of coverage so I don't need an actual foundation. It has never bothered my super sensitive, eczema prone skin. It makes my skin dewy and fresh, soft and smooth, and looking years younger. I just had two people tell me I look like I'm in my late 20s rather than mid 30s, and I think a lot of that has to do with my makeup/ skincare products, including this BB Cream. I use this every day and have no plans to stop.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


on 12/31/2014 8:19:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Medium

Eyes: Grey

This is a very good product! I have VERY pale skin, so I chose the fair to light color (the lightest of the 3 colors). I feel like the fair to light color was ment for people with COOL or PEACHY/PINK undertones. I was afraid that it would be to dark for my skin tone but it is very sheer and adapted well to my skin. It also has a pretty thin consistency, and its not TOO oily (and it doesn't really cake up). I would recommend this product for someone who does NOT have really bad acne, or acne scarring, or alot of redness on their skin. For being a "drugstore" bb cream/foundation I would give it a 7 out of 10. Reason for it only being a 7 instead of a 10 is that the lable is deceiving, it's really more of a tinted moisturizer with a BB cream title. But its not bad for being $6!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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