Cover Girl • Simply Powder Foundation • Powder
|Would buy this product again.||73%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
PROS: Great coverage, natural/non-powdery on the skin, sturdy packaging, reliable, long-lasting, affordable
CONS: Color selection for us fair ladies :(
During the beginning of high school, I found my love in powder foundations. As a very natural kind of girl, I prefer looks that simply deceive the eye into thinking there is no makeup on my face but still brighten and naturally perfect. With such high reviews online and such a low price, I bought it and fell in love. The lasting power was excellent on me- 7-9 hours. The texture was smooth and the finish was undetectable on the skin. The coverage was a solid medium but buildable. It was gentle enough to let my skin breathe and not aggravate my teenage acne.
So what happened?
As I fell in love with this powder, I simultaneously began improving my skincare regimen. I fell in love with my naturally pale, Polish skin, began treating my hyperpigmentation, and embraced SPF 110 daily. The powder still worked brilliantly, but the lightest shade- Ivory- became dark enough to be my new bronzer.
This stuff is totally HG status for me, but because of the lightness of my skin, I can't use this product. I hope that Cover Girl expands the range to accommodate both lighter and darker skin because this product is absolutely beautiful.
*Shakes fist at the makeup gods*
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
First I normally only use Clinique because I have such dry sensitive skin and breakout so easy. I can't use products that have fragrance and this one doesn't have a smell. It has a nice feel and doesn't cake or change color. I have very dry skin and don't usually use powder, but wanted to try for the summer and reviews were good on this product. I use a moisturizer first and then apply with a brush, later I use the sponge that comes with it, for touch up. Great for a hot humid day. Finally an inexpensive product that works for a super sensitive gal...;-)
Update....I still think this powder would be good for most people, but not if you have Rosacea, it is a no go for me....I have to go back to my Clinique instant relief mineral powder...it's pricey, but does the job.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
LOVE this powder!! It covers well & looks flawless!!
Age: Unknown Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Grey
Cover Girl's Simply Powder Foundation is a great basic, daytime foundation if you only need a little touch of foundation to even out your skin tone, diminish the look of pores, etc. I have no experience with using this with a damp/wet sponge; I simply use the sponge that came with it to dab it on around my nose and chin.
I would not recommend this product if you have dry skin or use acne medications. I've noticed that if my skin is slightly dry, or if I have used an acne medication around my chin, the foundation either cakes up or, in the case of the acne medication, pills.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This powder rocks. I have very pale, very acne-prone skin that is also oily. I've tried SO MANY powders and foundations, and this is the only one that doesn't suck for my skin. Doesn't break me out, keeps me matte. Keeps my face looking pretty most of the day (although I do reapply), with minimal oil dabbing needed. HG status.
My only gripe is that all the shades tend to run a little pink, which is a little frustrating for me as someone who is more yellow-toned and still very pale. Regardless, shade 510 does the trick and isn't too dark. It'd be fabulous if CG would make this in more shades.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I don't usually wear CG but the reviews on this were "glowing" so I went on out and bought it. Applying with a powder brush did nothing at all so I thought I would wet the little sponge and dig in. I patted it on my skin which caused little black "boogers" to show up all over my face. I'm assuming it was reacting with my lotion or primer...who knows. Anyway, I couldn't be having that, so I splashed water on my face and patted dry (no soap) and guess what?!? It looked great! It looked like I had applied foundation. Weird right? The powder did not wash off at all. It just kind of settled down and looked good. The reason I rated it so low is because I shouldn't have to go through this mess to get my "foundation" to look right. Also, they should not call this a foundation because right out of the package, it's too sheer to even be called a powder. Also, it clogged my pores to hell and back! By the end of the day it still looked great except for the fact that I had zits popping up along my jaws and forehead. It's a no go for me. I'm glad it works for so many people though :-)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy Eyes: Green
This is the only powder I use, and I love that it's so quick and easy. I use it either as a foundation on top of BB cream and concealer, or over top of moisturizer, concealer, and light liquid foundation to set it a bit and even out the blush. As a foundation, it provides surprisingly good coverage for a powder. I would say it's almost identical to using a moderate amount of liquid foundation. I use a large fluffy powder brush to apply.
I haven't experienced major problems with breakouts; obviously your face will get more oily with makeup than without, at least in my experience.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Blue
After reading good reviews of this powder on MUA, I decided to give this powder foundation a try. To be honest, I don't think this should be called a powder foundation - it's way too sheer. At the same time, it's too pigmented to set my foundation as a finishing powder :(
When I put this powder on in the morning, it doesn't cover my redness or dark marks from left over pimples very well. It was matte when I first put it on, but I was shiney by noon. When I looked in the mirror, I could really see the redness in my skin. I tried to layer on a little more, but it just got cakey.
Also, I tried using this powder with a wet sponge to get more coverage. Big mistake! It settled in my pores and made them look huge. Yuck!
I guess this foundation would be ok for people with almost perfect normal skin. Otherwise, skip it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This powder was so sheer, I don't know why this is called a powder foundation. It worked somewhat better as a finishing powder, but the effects are just too subtle to notice. I started wearing this on top of suncreen and liquid foundation for a fully made-up look. I had to press the sponge hard to get the foundation on it. I had to rub it in hard. The powder didn't show up on my face until 15 minutes later. I bought spare sponges, and decided to just wear the powder on top of sunscreen. I still didn't see it until 10 to 15 minutes later. The light finish was just OK. It didn't look mask-like or thick. My compact is caking on the edges from me digging the powder out during application. I'm still looking for HG powder.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
first of all...... drugstores BARELY even carry powder foundations mainly like finishing matte powders. this is a more than amazing product. medium-full coverage, FLAWLESS finish!! . great packaging!!! pretty good color range. this is an amazing product it keeps me matte and it wont show my dry patches either. I will definitely be repurchasing this. it is an amazing product and i recommend this to EVERYONE!