Cover Girl TruBlend Liquid Makeup

3.1

752 reviews

50% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS

Water (Eau), Cyclopentasiloxane, Tridecyl Neopentanoate, Titanium Dioxide, Propylene Glycol, PEG 10 Dimethicone, PCA Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Methylmethacrylate Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, Phenoxyethanol, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Butylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Ammonium Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Cyclomethicone, Propylparaben, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Polysorbate 60, Styrene Acrylates Copolymer, Trisodium EDTA, Zinc Oxide, Iron Oxides, May Contain: Yellow 5 Lake, Red 36


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I've been using this foundation for 2 years. I actually started out with L4 and have moved to L1 as I have paled (miserably) and I don't think I was ever that shade. It just looked right in the bottle. 16-year-old me approved. I do not.

On to the product! I have generally clear skin with a hint of redness in my cheeks. This is utter perfection. I love how smooth it is and how well it covers that flush I so adamantly hate. Big hair and red cheeks don't mix too well, so says my mother (thanks, Mom). It glides over everything with ease. I love that I can wear it alone without concealer! Sometimes (*gasp*) I don't wear primer with it, and everything still works out beautifully, including my face!

It is totally possible to wear this without powder and primer for me, and that's what I love. I might just be the lucky jerk of the pack, though.

The packaging is a blessing in itself. I love the pump, but I'm not so big on the see-through cap. It gets messy a lot, and then lazy old me has to clean it! I would buy a lifetime supply of this if I could afford it.



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Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Other

Eyes: Blue

I bought this product because I was out of my regular foundation (Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1) and they didn't have it in stock at the drugstore.

This foundation was $15 (Canadian), and it's terrible! It feel heavy on my face, yet it doesn't cover AT ALL. It comes off as soon as I touch my face at all. I'm a girl who wears glasses, and this foundation immediately came off as soon as I put my glasses on. It also tends to get cakey, and if I have any dry skin on my face at all (most of the time from a zit) then this stuff collects on it and makes the dry skin stand out in the worst way possible.

Absolutely NOT worth the price. The only good thing is the design of the bottle. It has a pump and a lid, which is really easy to use.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have only one good thing to say about this product "it comes with a pump" I put this on my face and immediately thought... "where's my makeup" once it was blended in, after a second layer I set with Underground Cosmetix oily skin powder and went to church. I wasn't at church 10 mins before my teenage daughter asked me what was on my face, I opened my mirror and my face was so greasy and the foundation was just slipping off my face!!! This was the WORST EVER!!! Definately not recommended for oily face girls... Plus I used the new "oily skin" trublend primer and that was just as gross!!!


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

This foundation provided barely any coverage. I am pale with some red undertones and this was pretty much useless. I keep comparing it to L'Oreal's Infallible 24hr foundation which gave great coverage and lasted all day.
I would not repurchase this foundation.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

Coverage: This foundation has a light coverage, but using it with a buffing brush gives it a bit of a higher coverage. It looks natural, doesn't feel heavy on your skin but isn't great at covering acne or major skin redness.

Lasting Power: A couple of hours, after about 6-8 hours it does fade. It's also not very water resistant and on days when my skin is oily, it lasts even less.

Pros:
- Isn't cakey
- Good shade range, i found it isn't very pink (L1) like a lot of paler foundations are.
- Doesn't break my very acne prone skin out

Cons:
- Doesn't last too long
- Doesn't really cover anything

CONCLUSION: If you have clear skin, with a little bit of redness it's pretty good, doesn't last long but looks natural.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This review is for the TruBlend shade L1 Ivory.

I have very fair skin, rosacea redness, noticeably large pores in some areas (at least to me) and I'm also acne prone. So far this foundation addresses all my concerns with no issues and I'm loving it! It's easy to apply and feels light on my skin. I'll rebuy.
**** Keep reading if you want a more detailed review!****

I tend to steer clear of Cover Girl in general. Occasionally I will stray into their powder or eye shadows but I've avoided their foundations since I was 15. I had a horrifying experience with their foundation and tend to overlook any foundation offerings they put out.
Lately though I've been so frustrated with finding something in my color range on the drugstore shelves that I decided to go back and give Cover Girl a whirl.

I've never been matched by MAC so I cannot relate to their system. I can tell you that when I say "fair skin" I mean pale. As in, I can't find anything in my shade at the Lancôme, Clinique, or Estee Lauder counters. I've tried Merle Norman, tons of drugstore foundations, and Everyday Minerals foundation. I can tell you that Fairly Neutral was a decent color match in the Everyday Minerals line. Also, every foundation I've ever tried has either pulled pink, yellow, orange or just been downright brown on my skin. So if you can relate to any of that, then Cover Girl TruBlend in L1 Ivory might be a shade for you to try!

So when I saw this on the shelves at CVS, I decided to give it at try. It looked pretty light in the bottle and I thought if it was too dark I could always return it. So I purchased it and of course as soon as I came home I had to try it out! And surprisingly, I liked it right away. It went on very smoothly. I don't consider the consistency to be either runny or thick and creamy but somewhere in between. It does take a bit of blending to keep it from exaggerating my pores in the t-zone area, but once it's on it looks so lovely that I'm willing to deal with that!

I've tried applying it with a brush and my fingers; I like either way. A foundation brush gives me fuller coverage whereas my fingers give me a sheer, BB cream look. I've used it with and without primer and it holds up slightly longer with primer. So far I've had no breakouts! (2 months of use) and amazingly it's a pretty close match to my skin tone. It pulls just a touch too yellow, but it's not enough to make me want to return it. In fact, I'm probably the only person who even notices.

I absolutely love this foundation and I really hope they don't change the formula or discontinue it! That said, there are some cons...

First of all, the staying power is pretty limited depending on what you do while you wear it. If you work outdoors, or in an environment that causes your face to sweat quite a bit, it's going to wear down quicker. You will find yourself dabbing with a tissue and re-powdering frequently. That's happened to me a few times this summer after being outside in 100+++ degree weather, but it was an easy fix.

Secondly, (and this one is not so easy to fix) if you cry while wearing this, it's over. I'm pregnant and hormonal. I've had more than one meltdown in the past 8 months and let me tell you, this stuff will melt faster than ice cream. And IME it's impossible to repair. YMMV, of course. I've used plenty of foundations where a few tears here and there were no big deal. I just blended everything out and touched up with powder. I cannot do that with this stuff.


Annndddd.......that's it! Overall I absolutely love this, I will rebuy, and will continue to feel much more confident in a foundation that isn't obviously a mismatch for my skin.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I almost feel bad writing a negative review when, overall, Covergirl is generally a good brand. I decided on this foundation as I had ran out of my favourite L'Oreal True Match and needed something cheap from the shops to get me through the school week. I have quite fair skin, so shade L1 looked ideal in terms of colour match and to cover my acne. However, upon applying this to my brush I knew it wasn't what I expected among inspection of the consistency. It almost akin to a tinted moisturiser and was very thin. Upon applying it to my face, I was quite disappointed that I'd picked this foundation up for around $25 and it was practically unusable.

* PRO'S *
- Great colours to choose from; appealed to me due to the pinkish undertone and selection for people with pale skin
- The packaging is convenient in a pump bottle

* CON'S *
- Provides almost no coverage. It almost melted into my skin and you could hardly see it.
- Does not cover any redness/acne/scars
- Terrible consistency, not suitable for a foundation

This product has sat at the bottom of my make-up bag for the last month because to me it is basically unusable.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

i've used a lot of foundations over the years, both drugstore and higher end brands. this has to be the worst foundation i have ever used by far.

first, i'll say 2 good things about it. i like the fact that it has a pump. i don't know WHY so many drugstore liquid foundations come in that horrible pour-type bottle. so, plus for the pump. also the colour of this foundation is very close to my actual skin tone (i bought the shade L1 and i'm quite fair very with a neutral/slightly yellowish undertone.

now for the bad. i knew this foundation was doomed right from application. i use a damp makeup sponge to apply my foundation, and i have NEVER had a problem like this before. it applied so PATCHY!!! and god forbid you try to go back and fix it, or build it up for more coverage, it just made the problem WORSE. it's just impossible to fix!!!

at first i thought maybe it was my moisturizer that didn't mix well with the foundation, so i tried it again on a clean face. same problem. then i tried it with some primer. same problem. MAYBE it would work better if applied with a brush?? but i hate applying foundation that way, so for me this foundation is a DEFINITE no.

i can't say anything about it's staying power because i never kept this horrible patchy, streaky mess on my face long enough to find out.

i bought it at shoppers for $15 and even though that's less than 1/3 of the price i pay for my current foundation, it's WAY too much for this crap!!! i guess my search for a cheaper (but DECENT) foundation is still on.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Grey

I have been trying out different drugstore foundations. I recently realized that I've been using foundation that is about 2 shades too dark. So once I went 2 shades lighter, I had much less problem with oxidation. I bought this is L6 Buff Beige. My skin is very annoying. I have a lot of bumps and redness, and it's also very oily and sensitive. I also have a very neutral skin tone, which I've found out is extremely hard to match.

This foundation is okay. I've used a lot worse, but I've used a lot better as well.

Texture and blendability-I would say this is average at best. The texture is really weird. It looks thick, but when you apply it, it's very thin and watery. A single layer covers almost nothing. But I can make it work if I apply 2 very thin layers. You have to blend this really well, or it looks cakey and horrid.

Color-This is a good match for me.

Staying power-Again, average. I don't have the time or the desire to do touch-ups during the day. By the end of an 8 hour day, it has started to disappear, and have bare patches.

Packaging-The packaging for this product is horrible. Yes, it has a pump, which is a nice thought, especially for a drugstore foundation. However, it only works about half the time. You have to push it down at least 5 times to get any product to come out. Even shaking the body doesn't help. If the pump worked decent, I might consider repurchasing this in a pinch. But not until then.

All in all, there is really nothing all that special about this foundation. It's not terrible, by any means, but it is one that I will immediately rush out and repurchase? Probably not.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

pros:
- great colour match (L1 for my very fair cool skin)
- easy to apply and blend out
- mixes well with liquid illuminator
- inexpensive

cons:
- doesn't provide much coverage

packaging: it's a glass bottle with a pump. i've dropped the glass bottle on my bathroom tiles and it's survived. the pump doesn't dispense much product compared to other foundation pump bottles i've used, but that's not a problem, just an observation.

buy it again: maybe. it's decent for the price, and good on days when i just want to even out my skin without actually covering it up with foundation. but i like to try new things and it's not a holy grail product, so i likely won't repurchase.


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