Cover Girl • loose powder • Loose Powders
|Would buy this product again.||54%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
This loose powder by Cover Girl is not the worst but I wouldn't say it is the greatest. It's one of those products that are on the fence and just gets the job done. I really like that it doesn't flake up my skin and leaves it pretty smooth and soft. It keeps my foundation in tack and my super oily skin at bay.
Packaging could use some reinventing. There is a sifter included but it's not a closed sifter, so if you tumble the container your powder will be spilling inside and it can get pretty messy. I like that it comes with a powder puff which is cute and convenient but it surely needs some sort of strap or handle.
And yes, just like the other reviewers have mentioned the scent is quite strong. It doesn't bother me because I'm not too sensitive to the smell but damn it's pretty sharp when you first apply it to your skin.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
Normally I do not wear anything covergirl don't get me wrong I love drugstore I just find the other drugstore brands are far superior now a days. Anyways I saw a beauty guru use this in her foundation routine video and swears by it. She also has similar skin like me which is a little oily. The way she uses this is by pushing the puff onto the skin packing it in sort of like stippling. So since I love trying what she does I purchased this and applied exactly how she did and love it. Normally I use rimmel matte powder but this stuff does exact thing and leaves a less powder finish. It looses a mark for the scent it does have a strong noxzema scent which tends to linger. I still am not a fan of covergirl but I definitely like this product. Check out the beauty vaults video on her current foundation routine to see how she applies it may help! www.thebeautyvault.ca she's amazing!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I've used this product several times. I use it everyday that I don't want to use liquid foundation. it makes my face so soft. I always tell my boyfriend 'Oh please feel my face! It's so soo so so soft !!!!! it's a great turn on for guys too so. That's a plus!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I hate this powder. I can't rate it's performance as a setting powder, because I couldn't get it passed my nose to try it. The smell is so strong, and it's not pleasant. I am extremely sensitive to fragrance, and I swear, as soon as I took this out of the packaging - my eyes started to water and my lips began to sting (strange, I know) - that was before I'd even taken the cap off. I wish I had spent my $18 on something worth while. DO NOT TRY if you are sensitive to fragrance, it's a complete waste of money!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
For the price, this product is excellent.
Maintains matte appearance
Doesn't collect in creases
Evens skin tone
Scent - I like the scent, but I would prefer it unscented or less strong
Format - I wish there was a way to get a small amount of powder up - I either get too much and make a mess, or not enough
I use a brush, and not the pad that is included in the jar. Someone below me said there is glitter in it but there isn't any glitter in mine...
I recently had the opportunity to blow some $$ on makeup and my first upgrade was powder. I tried CoverFX and I tried Stila, both over $30. I returned them both and went back to CG. I literally put CoverFX or Stila on one half of my face, CG on the other, and asked my husband to tell me which looked better. Both times he picked CG (and I agreed).
Give it a try - if you don't like it, you're only out $6!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Dark, Cool Hair: Black, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
After seeing a yt guru swear by this powder I decided to buy it. Two things caught me by suprise as soon as I opened it, 1. The fragrance. Its soooooo strong. As someone who is very sensitive to fragrances, this was a negative. 2. Theres glitter!
Why would anyone want glitter in a setting powder is beyond me. Also this powder just sits on top of the skin, very noticible. I threw it out last week, never again
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
My face gets a shiny-oily quality during the day when I'm going out of the house. This powder, however, keeps the oil at bay in a great way! It truly does its job well. I apply it in the morning then re-apply it at noon because within about 4-5 hours it begins to wear off. However, it really keeps the shine away and blends in well with the skin with a natural look! I love how it doesnt feel like its caked on my face...it feels light and is very efficient! I reccommend this to anyone wishing to make the oily shine on their face dissapear!
-I do not reccomend this to people with dry facial skin though, because it makes dryness stand out in a rough, flaky way. However, if your skin doesnt suffer from dryness, definitley give this product a try!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've been using this for a few years and I'm satisfied with it. It keeps oil at bay for me, and that makes me happy because I tend to get oily during the day on my upper T zone and upper cheeks. I also think it gives me a nice coverage. The only things I don't like about it is that it sort of has a shimmery look to it when it's on. I don' really mind it though, but I wish it had a bit of a more matte effect. The packaging is the worst thing about it. The plastic is so cheap and the lid cracks. The product is a little too expensive for it to be packaged so cheaply. But overall, I like how it works for me. I don't wear liquid foundations, only concealer on some parts of my face and this powder sets it really nicely.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This was on sale and I wanted to try it. So far I'm not liking it at all. I find it hard to get powder out and it goes everywhere. Applicator is not good and I find the colour a bit orangey. It makes me look dull and 2 hours later, my face is already shiny. Will not repurchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I'm not usually sensitive to smells, but as soon as I opened this I choked, although that's partly because powder also spilled everywhere because the packaging is rather poor. The big, fluffy puff inside looks retro glamorous, but holds so much powder that it's very difficult to use a light hand. I just threw this out; I hate to waste but it was a worthless product to me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Grey
Awful, awful, awful shit product. This is a perfect example why I don't buy skin products from Covergirl, I love their eye products and their lip products are good to, but their skin products are just terrible. I have the palest shade and it just smells horrible, it's ORANGE, it sits on all of the peach fuzz on your face, it doesn't set your makeup, it just makes it patchy and cakey, the packaging is awful. As soon as you open the container the powder spills everywhere after one use, the powder puff that comes with it is just really bad.
I can't say one good thing about this product, don't buy it, or any other skin products from Cover Girl, they're all bad. If you're going to buy CG get your eye stuff and lip stuff from them and nothing more.
I would like to say again how awful this stuff smells, it smells like old lady perfume. I don't know if it's rose water or violet scented, but it just smells horrid. I don't have a strong sense of smell either, and I would just choke from the scent of this stuff. I use MAC's Prep and Prime translucent loose powder, much much much better. It's silky, it doesn't show up on your face, I wear this stuff to the gym, it's durable alright. So if you want a loose powder spend the extra little bit of money and get MAC's stuff, it's not even that much more and it actually works unlike CG's skin garbage.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black
It is a decent product, it was my first loose powder :) I actually love the smell, the finish, the packaging, etc...
the only thing I really HATE is that the applicator just disintegrated!! I loved it!! It was fluffly and great for putting it on and it just ripped :( I miss it
I will not repurchase it JUST because it will last me FOREVER!!! Its a lot of product! :D
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I've used this powder for years and I'm surprised at all the negative reviews. I hate pressed powders, for me they always wear off and give my skin an oily look in a few hours and I don't have oily skin. I've tried many high end brand powders both loose and pressed.. Estee Lauder, Clinique, MAC, never liked them but I LOVE this powder. It lasts all day long. I use it after my foundation to set it and to sort of blend out my blush/bronzer whatever else is on my face. It literally lasts all day long and I live in a VERY hot humid climate on an island in the Pacific. I don't smell anything, I mean there may be a slight smell, but I haven't smelt a powder yet that doesn't have a slight odor, Clinique being the worst I've smelt that I remember. Even when I was pregnant and had super human smell power the powder didn't have an odor. I will rebuy again and again as I have for years, Id say give it a shot. It lasts forever also. Only downfall is if you put it in your bag sometimes the powder will fall out in the package so when you open it you have to throw out a lot of product but that happens with any loose powder.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is a very recent purchase for me so I reserve the right to change my opinion in the near future (ahahah). Anyways, this powder was one purchase I've made (makeup-wise) with some thought and not impulse. I've been in the market for a mineral powder...anything durable, light, and more natural looking than what I currently use for coverage.
This fits those all pretty well, minus the completely looking natural. I mean, the powder goes on very easily, does not appear cakey over foundation and last for more than 3 hours on my combination (mostly oily) skin. Some peeves I have are with the fact that it has flecks of glitter, which is a bit over the top for just going to work or school, but a must for summer/sunny days. I still really enjoy that. The top also breaks far too easily and it can be difficult to just put a small amount on your brush when the powder sifts through so easily. That's a little irritating when you're trying to get ready fast in the morning.
I'd say also to be aware that this powder definitely works better with foundation or primer underneath. At the very least consider putting a nice concealer on before putting the powder on because while it is light and fairly less packed this does not lend itself to great minimal coverage. Otherwise I enjoy this over some compact powders and in combination with foundation.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I generally don't use loose powders to mattify or finish, so thought that I'd try this out. Guess I'm going to have to luck further. I was really excited to use the powder. To my horror, the powder not only has a scent, it is almost to the point of being PERFUMED. My makeup drawer now smells like it, it is that overpowering.
The powder works to mattify, however, to the point of looking dull. Plus it really didn't blend well. The last straw was the fact that the powder has visible specks of shimmer in it! I don't know about you, but I don't want to walk around all day with my whole face shimmering. Who in their right mind would put glitter in a loose powder, I have no idea.
For me, this was just a total bust. Stay away from this powder!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
The smell is a bit funky, but it didn't bother me that much. The powder sets makeup very well and doesn't look cakey or anything. I really did like this powder, but it made me look orange, even though it said TRANSLUCENT medium as the shade. I threw it away once I noticed this. Pretty sad as I really did like it, but there are many other translucent setting powders out there! And the search continues! :]
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I hate this powder. The only times I've purchased it is when I was in a hurry and picked it up instead of Maybellines loose powder. It makes my skin even more oily then it already is. It makes the blemishes look worse and the smell is so strong that I have to hold my breath when applying it. I am not even exaggerating. The top gets loose really quick. You get alot for the price. When you first put it on it "apprears" to cover really well. But thats probably because I applied so much with the poof it was an illusion. I don't care for this at all. But everyone is differnt and you don't know yourself unless you try it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I really like this loose powder! I have tanned skin, and use Translucent Medium and it blends really well. I happen to love the CG Noxzema scent that's in most of their products! No breakouts either! I don't see any shimmer in this powder at all, I'm guessing that reviewers that mentioned the sparkles are using the Trublend loose powder (which does have a shimmer to it). It sets makeup well, and helps minimize pores, but does not dry out the skin at all. It might not work so well in the summer, I will update then.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I bought this product (translucent fair shade) because I usually wear Corn Silk's loose powder and was having trouble finding it anywhere. I like this powder, but the traditional "Cover Girl" scent of the powder, which has always reminded me of Calamine lotion, is awful! I think it works as well as Corn Silk's, but with the smell of it, I'll definitely look a little harder for Corn Silk next time. Summary: works good, smells awful!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
My sister sent this to me from USA and this product is perfect for retouching. The product itself was ok, quite what I expected from Cover Girl, but I don't like the packaging. It is too big for retouching or putting inside my handbag, I always get the cover broken, and the applicator is too stuffy. I wish Cover Girl fix this.