Cover Girl Clean Makeup


205 reviews

39% would repurchase

Package Quality: 2.6

Price: $

Package Quality: 2.6

Price: $


Water, Propylene Glycol, Isopropyl Myristate, Mineral Oil, Talc, Cetyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Fragrance, Stearic Acid, Eucalyptus Citriodora Oil, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Triethanolamine, Trisodium EDTA, Cellulose Gum, Camphor, Menthol, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Oil, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Lithium Stearate, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides

on 9/25/2009 9:39:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Green

Good foundation for 13 year-olds with limited discretionary income. I have never seen anyone (myself included) who can wear this foundation without the "I'm wearing foundation" look going on. Yikes.

on 9/25/2009 12:24:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Cover Girl Clean Makeup Foundation? Yeah you! In the trashcan, now! Scoot!! Don't gimme those puppy eyes!! I WON'T HAVE IT!!
(This is the FIRST and ONLY foundation I have tried so far. I bought it last week.)
I don't think I NEED foundation, but somehow I ended up spending money on this crap instead of donating it to help out my poor bomb-ravaged country of Pakistan. Vanity over charity.

I got it in "Soft Honey" which I thought would match, but was too pinky-toned. & caky. Even my mirror cringed!
I won't buy again.
well not the whole nose!
and not like, flames shooting out of my nose.
I have a fat ole blackhead there and THAT blackhead went STINGING & ouchy-red-ow-ow!!-pus-filled after I used this FOUNDATION.
aaaaand i got...PIMPLES! in a place where I never get them normally! i.e. anywhere on my face (for I am not normally a choice vacation spot for zits).

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

I just dont really like this makeup. It smells funny and I dont like how the bottle is designed. I dont wear foundation at the moment, just a thin layer of powder, and I think that If i went back to foundation, this would NOT be it. I am a nw15 and I dont remember what kind I used, but it wasnt a pretty sight

on 9/12/2009 2:27:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I usually wear NC 30 but after getting a tan on holidays, needed a slightly darker shade. Cover Girl Creamy Natural is a perfect match.

I got the original to try out instead of oil-free or fragrance-free just because it was on sale (CAN $5). The medicinal smell everyone keeps talking about is pretty obvious but doesn't really bother me so that's not a big deal. The lack of oil control however, is a huge minus. I get pretty shiny and this foundation didn't help at all when i discovered my nose and forehead gleaming back at me within 2 hours.

Good coverage though. And a little goes a long way. But i'd probably buy the oil-free version next time.

on 9/10/2009 10:06:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Other

Eyes: Brown

this was the first foundation i used when i started using makeup in middle school. it was ok at the time. it wouldn't last on me because of my oily skin,so i always had to touch up. the colors i wore were ivory for the winter,and creamy natural for the summer.

on 9/7/2009 1:20:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I'm on my third bottle of this stuff :-)
I guess I'm in the minority, but I like actually like this product quite a bit. First of all, the price. That's actually what inspired me to buy this product in the first place. I hadn't yet found my holy grail product as far as foundation went. I'd been using a department store brand that I was unsatisfied with, so when I saw this at Wal Mart, I was pretty much like, what's 5 dollars? So... I gave it a try, and may I just say I'm so happy that I did!
Classic Ivory is my perfect shade-- it doesn't require blending with any other foundations, which is obviously a plus.
I would say that this product is medium-coverage. My light freckles show through, but my skin is beautifully evened out and appears smooth. It's not very buildable, but it's very blendable to an even finish. If you want coverage but don't have anything MAJOR to hide, I recommend this foundation. If you do have something major to hide, I recommend it anyway, because it fits very well into a full-coverage routine. My skin is actually quite good, but I like full coverage, so I follow this up with concealer and a powder, and that works well for me.
The smell.... it's bad. Not gonna lie. I'm pretty sure most people would agree on that one. To me it smells like a hospital-- like sterilization. However, I don't really notice it when applying it anymore, and it definitely fades after a few minutes, so it's not like people are disgusted when they go anywhere near my face.
Minor issue: This foundation does NOT hold up in the heat and humidity, so in the summer, I'd recommend replacing it with a tinted moisturizer. Otherwise, it's long-lasting. To get the ultimate results, though, you really need to follow with a finishing powder. If that feels like too much on your face, you can always use a lightweight, sheer one.
The packaging is certainly convenient, in the sense that it is a compact and clean method of storage. The only thing I hate is that it can get a little messy when you are pouring this out onto your hand to use with a foundation or stippling brush.
Overall, I really don't feel the need to experiment with other foundations. This is just a good, go-to product. The ability to get it cheap allows me to feed my addiction to more expensive products. Highly recommend.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

on 9/2/2009 6:13:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Other

This is my second bottle. I like this foundation from CG because it is cheap, non comedogenic, never breaks me out, and makes my skin glowy. But, why, why CG. the shade is only off by a teeny bit. )=. I have this in tawny. i don't know what shade i am in mac cosmetics, but i believe it is btwn nc30-40. I have many acne scars and dull-ish skin and this make my face glow so well that ppl wonder if my pictures are altered bcuz my skin is so glowy and perfect, when i wear this!! No one could even tell that i wear foundation when i put this on. Great stuff, and cost me 3 bucks(=
* careful with this because the product is glass, lol, my little brother broke my last bottle and i got so upset, lols.*

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

on 8/27/2009 2:33:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I kind of think of this as the good ole standby when it comes to foundations. I keep a bottle of it around all the time, even when I'm trying other foundations. I keep coming back to it because there's no surprises, and I know exactly what I'm going to get with this foundation. I've known forever that I'm the lightest shade, ivory, I know it's always available and cheap, and I know I get a great natural look with good coverage. I find the smell to be comforting, it takes me back to my high school days when I used this makeup exclusively. :)

The staying power of this foundation is pretty good. I like that it covers my acne scars so well. I love the dewy looking finish I get with this stuff. This probably isn't a good foundation for oily skinned gals...I'm pretty dry, so it's great for me, though.

Trying new foundations is so stressful...trying to find the right shade for you, trying to figure out exactly how much you need, etc etc...Time and time again I feel like I want to stick with the tried and true, and that's a very adequate description of Cover Girl's Clean Makeup. Yeah, there are probably better foundations out there, more expensive, better packaging and such, but why fix what ain't broke?

7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

on 8/17/2009 5:34:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Let me say that I'm a bit of a makeup whore and I have tried just about every foundation out there... from the very very cheap to the very very expensive and this is one of the best out there. This foundation has the right amount of coverage without looking orange or cakey. It has a beautiful smooth dewy finish and covers imperfections quite well. It also has great staying power with a light dusting of powder.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 7/24/2009 4:06:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

I suspect that people claim to not like this product for two main reasons: The Noxzema smell, (clean makeup variety) and it's another dirt cheap product. The Noxzema smell is a personal thing. Some find it nostalgic, some think it's medicine-y smelling and some think everything has to have a nice perfumey smell. I believe the smell in this makeup is put there on purpose because many women have used it for years, and it is simply a classic part of this product.

Then of course there are those that think that just because it's not something you can buy at a department store cosmetics counter or pay big bucks for, it must not be any good. If you've looked around this site long enough, you must have discovered that this is simply NOT true. There are many wonderful cosmetics, from foundations to eyeshadows to lipsticks to hair products and everything in between, that do not require a great big price tag to be excellent. That being said, I think this product is absolutely one of the best foundations out there. Great coverage, great color selection, great price, great performance. This is a true HG product all the way.

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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