Cover Girl AquaSmooth SPF15 Make-up

3.6

934 reviews

66% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.3

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.3

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS

Titanium Dioxide 9% , Cyclopentasiloxane , Water Aqua , Butylene Glycol , Silica , Niacinamide , Tridecyl Isononanoate , Sorbitan Isostearate , Talc , Euphorbia Cerifera Wax Candelilla , Ozokerite , Tocopheryl Acetate , Panthenol , Tocopherol , Cyclomethicone , PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone , Methicone , Cyclopentasiloxane , Propylparaben , Methylparaben , Stearic Acid , Disodiium EDTA , Sodium Acetate , Mica , Titanium Dioxide , Iron Oxides , Aluminum Hydroxide


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

HOLY GRAIL STATUS, HIDDEN GEM!

I used this foundation for 4 years during the end of middle school/beginning of high school during my heavy acne stage but stopped 2 years ago because my skin started getting better and I got really into liquid foundation and became a Sephora junkie and tried pretty much everything, high end, low end. The other night I was looking at my prom photos and didn't understand why my skin looked so much smoother than it has been lately (since I started using liquids). Then I realized I used the aquasmooth foundation because I had gotten a spray tan and didn't have anything else or high end that matched my tan. I went to cvs today and picked it up and wore it all day (I applied with a sigma f80 and patted it all over my face) and it is seriously the best foundation I've ever used. It is the only foundation that hides my pores and fine lines and just gives such a beautiful, full-coverage, doll-like finish, it's insane. This is a hidden gem and is so worth trying. I recommend setting with a powder if you're oily like me because it can get a little shiny after a few hours of wearing but nothing crazy at all. I have fallen back in love with this foundation and really hope it is never discontinued! It doesn't break my sensitive skin out at all and I realized that this foundation actually helped my skin clear up back in my middle school/high school days! It feels so light on the skin and doesn't feel cakey or unnatural while still giving and extremely full coverage look. You can also just use less and get a light or medium coverage which is also great for good skin days or if that is just what you personally prefer.

I don't understand all the bad reviews on this foundation. All I can come up with is that the reviewers are using the sponge that it comes with in the compact (which isn't the nicest packaging but what can you do) and I recommend you just throw that out as soon as you purchase it and use a brush or dab a damp beauty blender/sponge of choice in it and bounce in into the skin.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I had used this at least 10 years ago, then forgot about it. I repurchased last week, and love it! I love the cool feel and the included sponge works really well. I haven't tried it with my stippling brunch or beauty blender yet, because I've only been using it as a light concealer.
My only gripe is that Buff Beige was the darkest in my store. I bought it because I have light olive skin, and it still is a shade too light. They need more options, but it's great.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Edit, 2/4/16, I've since switched colors to creamy natural which I find more yellow toned, though in the pan it looks orangey pink. Buff Beige was too orange on me since my skin has since turned paler. I haven't been using the self tanner much. I also bought Ivory which is neutral, though in the pan, that looks super pink. I use that sometime too and warm it up with my Tarte, matte waterproof bronzer. Now, I will tell you that in the pan, untouched, Buff Beige, Creamy Natural and Ivory ALL LOOK THE SAME in the pan. LMAO. You'll have to try them on your face to see which works best for you and then keep the receipt and return the one that you don't like. I will also say that Revlon's One Step Compact Makeup is also just as good. So, if you have a coupon for that, then buy that instead. My color in that, whether I use self tanner or not, is Ivory Beige.


Wow, this is a great makeup that lasts all day. I only have 3 negatives to say.
1. It tends to cling to dry spots if not properly prepped
2. it provides too much coverage. I only need light coverage
3. The compact is far too big.

Other than that, the finish is beautiful. It does not oxidize, so make sure you find your correct shade. I'm an NC15, but I use self tanner to make myself an NC30, sometimes an NC35 and Buff Beige works for all my skin tones. I use the Tarte, matte waterproof bronzer to warm up my skin tone if I happen to not self tan the night before. It provides light to medium coverage for my dark circles and medium coverage every where else on my face using the sponge and then I use a flat kabuki to lighten the coverage and even everything out. I am so happy I discovered this make up. Perfect for summer too in that it doesn't sweat off. And no break outs from it yet.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Red, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I'm a really pale, yellow-toned girl, and this stuff blends great in my skin, which is almost unheard of. I use the palest colour, and it actually works. It's got solid, medium coverage, it stays put, and it gives me a nice, even complexion. I think it would probably look even better with a stippling brush or a beauty blender, but I use the sponge applicator and it goes on really nicely. You really can't build it too much, but with Nyx's concealer jar, I don't really need to cake it on. It lasts all day, even in the summer, and with a good primer, it makes my skin look pretty smooth, which is a feat with my dry skin and acne. I was using mineral foundation before this, which was making my increasingly dry skin into a nightmare. This was my go-to foundation in college, so I decided to give it another try 10 years later. I'm super glad I did. This one is staying in rotation in my makeup kit.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

So far I have been using my Lioele Triple The Solution BB Cream to cover up the blemishes and scarring on my neck and face, and takes a fair amount (imo) of the product to cover everything.

Never put much faith in Covergirl, never used it before, thought it was the cheapest of cosmetics to use. But... OMG.

Bought this on Sunday after watching a poor girl with reeeeally bad acne and scarring. Just used it today with my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge instead of my stippling brush. Used far less product than I use of the BB cream. Covered beautifully. Any other stand outs I just went over again with some more product. I am IMPRESSED.
Very much a medium to full coverage. And the price is... OK (pricing in New Zealand is not as good as in the US, obvi.). Did a little spritz of the Australis Finishing Spritz and went off to do my business.
Came home, was tired as so napped, woke up and the makeup was still all in place. Maaay have needed a little bit of a touchup but nothing horrendous. (Not that I had any other events happening tonight anyway.)
Very annoyed that NZ doesn't have nearly as much range of colors as the US does. (About 5 basic shades). Bought it in Ivory and it was pure luck that it was basically a perfect match! Since you can't see the actual product, no testers available etc. Love. LOVE.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

1. Packaging is just ok.
2. Didn't cause any breakouts.
3. Easy to blend, medium coverage but it tend to look cakey when you layer it. Oxidizes on me so bad that I need to pick a shade lighter than my skin.
4. This foundation is best for dry skin. I have oily skin and this foundation started to get greasy after an hour.

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I love this foundation! I've used it for 5 years now, and I get a lot of compliments on my skin when I use it. Everyone asks me how I get my skin so smooth. I agree with other reviews that you don't need to use a lot, or it will look cakey. I set it with the covergirl advanced radiance powder, and it looks really good. I also like that it has spf in it.


4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is really good coverage foundation, you don't need a lot or you will wind up with a cake face. I have very mild acne and i break out on my cheeks, so right now i have some scarring on my cheeks that i would like to cover up. I got this at walmart for $8. Let me tell you about this product, it really goes on like a medium coverage concealer that is how good it is. So don't use a lot if you don't need it. The only downside is they do not have a wide range of color for tan-dark people.

3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I've been using this for YEARS. It's the only thing I use (besides moisturizer) on my face. It holds its place all day and blends with my skin perfectly. Even after spin class it's pretty much still on my face. I love it!!

9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.


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Age: Unknown

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I can not believe how awesome this stuff is. I avoided it for so long thinking it would be cheap crap, then I read thankful1 (another MUA member here) mentioning it on the makeup board one day. She mentioned using it as concealer, and since I was into trying different concealers at the time to find what worked best for me I gave this a try.

This is my go-to base now when I'm in a hurry. It pats on in seconds, gives a smooth finish that looks more like real skin than anything else I've tried, it's a soft matte finish, lasts all day, doesn't seem to slide around into lines and pores, and it's inexpensive enough (not truly cheap, though, when you consider you're gettin less than a half oz). It does a decent job of covering pores too.

I'm not sure much drier or much oilier faces will get along with this so well, and I'm wondering how it's going to perform for me during the summer when it's hot and humid. But right now this is fantastic stuff, if you can find a color match.

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.


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