Cover Girl • Clean • Pressed Powders
|Would buy this product again.||64%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
-Sturdy compact case + mirror inside
-Doesn't feel too cakey
-Scent is so strong (would go with unscented if I buy this again)
-Doesn't provide long-lasting shine control
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
On the whole, I think we can all agree that CoverGirl is sh*t. But as a basic powder, for three dollars... I don't think you can go terribly wrong. I have somewhat sensitive skin, acne-prone, and it hasn't caused a breakout or irritated my skin, so that's a plus. No problems with the product's packaging ( I don't think I would change a thing, besides for aesthetic purposes), and it's small and light enough to carry anywhere, so there's another plus. It is offered d in many different shades with the possibility of non-fragrance, another plus (people here complain about fragrance-- well then buy the non-fragranced one!! That's not the product's fault...)
As for controlling shine-- does nothing. It also sometimes makes my skin look muddy, so that's gross I guess. There is no way in hell I would buy this for regular price ($4-7 in Canada), but otherwise it is an ok product for a quick touch. And if anything, at least the mirror is handy... I bought this only because I lost my brand new MAC pressed powder (out $25, owww)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
It's ok, average blotting performance. Not a wide range of colors though. Also it seems to be a little too sheer. I want my powder to have some coverage. It helps that it's for sensitive skin, so no fear of breaking out.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I have used this powder since I was about 13 and I will use it till the day I die. It is the ONLY powder that doesn't break me out! Wierd, I know, but for some reason my skin is very sensitive to powders, of all things, and this is the only kind I've ever been able to use without getting zits galore. I LOVE the smell, it smells fresh & clean, and the color(Ivory) works just about perfectly for me. Though I wish they'd make a paler white shade that would match exactly, lol...
On the fun side, my mom tells me that this stuff has remained totally unchanged since SHE wore it when she was my age back in the 60's! I love it.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Brown
This powder is okay. I use this after applying foundation or tinted moisturiser. It does a good job of reducing/absorbing shine and is not too cakey.
However I did have a couple of problems with it. The powder has a pretty wierd fragrance which bothers me a lot. Its so strong that i cant keep it with all my other makeup products because they will smell like the powder too. I've also noticed that all CG face products are very pink undertoned (Im Asian with yellow/olive undertones so that won't work). So if i use too much of this on my face, it will turn out pink. Will not be repurchasing.
UPDATE: i hardly use this anymore so i ended up throwing it out. Fragrance bothers me a lot.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
First of all, the price is great! I bought mine for about $4.00 cdn. It doesn't make up for what the actual product is about though. I have heard many complaints of the powder shattering and cracking up when it is dropped. It has horrible oil control, doesn't have good coverage (looks like a mask when over applied) and the puff gets very gross after a while. That means you have to keep buying replacements. It does have a bad smell. Even though the price is great, I think that quality is better and I'd rather spend a little bit more and get something that'll last me longer.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I really love this powder. It's simple and classic. It's never damaged my skin and I love the Noxzema smell. This is definitely one makeup product I will always buy.
EDIT: After using this everyday for a month my skin began to break out. I don't know why! I makes me a bit sad as I really like this product but can no longer use it.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
First off, if you don't like a powder that has a fragrance, don't buy this. The fragrance is the same as the Noxema face washes, NOT what I want my face to smell like. Also, I dropped this once, and the powder broke into pieces and became unusable.
The powder itself is average. It gets rid of shine, but doesn't last very long. I rarely wear foundation, so I would wear this on top of sunscreen and concealer.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I too thought at my age and stage in life needed something "better", plus I seem to be alot oiler than I was in my teens and twenties. I can't find anything to control the oilys, so on a whim I bought this after 15 years of using more expensive stuff. So far I have only had to reapply once and I didn't really need it for shine, just to freshen up. I like the smell and the powder looks good, doesn't feel cakey, and hasn't changed colors on me (8 hours later). Can't believe something with oil controls shine! I'll get back on whether it breaks me out, but so far so good.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I used this over my mineral makeup, because I ran out of my Everyday minerals silk dust (which blows this out of the park) and it didn't do anything to sort of fill in the places where I have bumps, and just made everything look powdery and dry. It gave me dry patches even on my well moisturized and primed skin. Ick. Never again. On the plus side, it does have great packaging.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
You know this is really such a fluke. I have spent a kings ransom on powders to get that perfect look. I've spent hundreds and hundreds of dollars in my quest for that perfect pale powder that would make me look flawless and truly control my oiliness (a tall order since most companies don't even make a powder pale enough for me let alone one that has good coverage and controls oil well). I can't count the times I've schlepped to the post office to return any number of expensive powders that I've tried, but there have been many trips. The funny thing is that I had always used this powder growing up and people always told me that I looked flawless. I only needed to use this maybe three times a day which is nothing when you produce oil faster than any Arab nation.
I don't know why I strayed, but when I started to make good money and my tastes became more sophisticated, I guess I felt silly using this cheap powder. I thought I could do better so for the past three years I have been using every powder under the sun and not one of them gives me the results that Cover Girl's Clean Powder in Creamy Natural does. It's just bizarre really. I pulled out one that I had bought two years ago that was living in a drawer and decided to look at it to see if it was still as impressive as I remembered. Boy did I feel stupid and relieved at the same time. Not only does this blow all the other expensive, sophisticated powders out of the water, it actually gives me the best coverage of them all (and I do mean all). It also controls oil better than any powder out there (and trust me I know what I am talking about there). I hardly notice the comforting Noxema scent but I do notice how my pores disappear and how matte my face looks for much longer than I am used to. Why oh why did I ever stray (by the way this stuff rocks whether you use a powder brush or the puff it comes with....it's just amazing powder).
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This has been one of my staples since high school. I LOVE the Noxema smell. I think this works as well as MAC Blot in light for a fraction of the cost. After I apply liquid foundation and any concealor I blot this all over my face to "set" my makeup. I also use it all day to touch up & keep any shine at bay. This doesn't change the color of my foundation. However, the covergirl green compact and gray compact do (not sure of the names of those formulas). I only use the brown colored compact.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I use this powder in it's fragranced form (the one in the brown compact) over CG's orginal 'Clean' foundation, b/c the one in the green compact oxidizes and this one doesn't, and also I luv the Noxema smell! I have light-med skin, and use this in Ivory or Classic Ivory (it's pretty translucent). The powder itself it good, it mattify's my skin while keeping my makeup looking fresh and natural. It can look cakey w/touchups, but I have found applying w/a brush eliminates caking. But overall a really great d/s powder, that I seem to keep coming back to.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
A really good, cheap, basic powder. I keep it in my purse and use it to when my skin gets oily during the day. It doesn’t provide you with a lot of coverage – meaning it doesn’t do a great job covering up red spots or blemishes. However, it does do what is promised – absorb oil and minimize the look of pores. It makes my skin look soft and smooth and feels light. For $3.99, I will definitely keep buying this product - It doesn't break out my sensative skin.
I usually wear a tinted moisturizer, concealer on the red/dark spots and a light mineral powder. I use the CG Clean as my touch up powder throughout the day. I love the small, round compact - so easy to toss in your purse. I always keep on in my purse! The package is perfect - forget those fancy compacts - this one has a good sized mirror and is flat and slim to take everywhere.
I'd give it 4 lippies for performance, 5 for value - so we'll average it to 5!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
Well, the faux-tortoise compact is pretty and has a nice mirror. That's all the good I can say about this junk. I thought I'd save money and switch to a less expensive powder when it was BOGO at Walgreens. I ended up tossing both Cover Girl Clean powders after the product gave me acne in places I normally don't get it. The eucalyptus/floral scent is very strong, and I suspect that's the culprit. But it could be just cheap ingredients (talc, mineral oil, propylene glycol). Coverage is spotty and cakey, and colors turn orange after a few hours. I got the lightest warm shade, Classic Ivory, and I still had an orange mask by lunchtime. No sale.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I like this powder. It's the first powder I ever bought so there's some nostalgia going on here, but I like the color, texture, and finish. I never use the puff that's included---I swirl a powder brush across the surface. I get oily & shiny in the afternoon, but this takes care of that. If you don't like the Noxzema scent, you may find the fragrance of this product to be off-putting. I however like it. Whenever I run out, I plan to repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I use this powder, it is sooo cheap. I finally found two shades that work for me. I use it after moisturizing or after foundation. It does nothing to hide blemishes and acne scars. But it is light, & will not clog your pores. It does give a matte effect.
I find that if you drop the compact, your powder will break up into chunks and no longer can use it. Also, if you get any moisture onto the powder, it ruins it by creating a hard surface and you cannot use the powder anymore cause it won't sweep off.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
This was like throwing baby powder on my face. It showed ever piece of dry skin and was super chalky! And, this was actually my FIRST piece of makeup I RETURNED! Usually, I don't return makeup but this was just horrible!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
This is pretty much my HG powder. I started using it as a teenager and keep coming back to it. it's just a nice, solid, reliable product that saves me every day from oil slicks!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Only company that makes a shade light enough for me. A good quality product. Way better than avon.