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CARGO Oil-Free Liquid Foundation, Brown
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on 2/4/2018 10:04:00 AM
More reviews by angelesm0820
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I bought this foundation after a horrid experience with oil cleansing. After 3 months of trying some popular paleo and more natural remedies, I finally saw my dermatologist and he started me on retin a micro to help clear up the horrible mess of closed comedones and clogged pores I inflicted upon myself. I knew from reviews that the initial breakout on this stuff would be extremely difficult to deal with considering that I work reception in the diagnostic imaging department at an extremely busy hospital and see upwards of 100 patients+ per day. The packaging of this product is great. Looks modern, neat and innovative. I also love that the product is more natural and does not use harsh chemicals/parabens as I suffer from occasional flare ups of perioral dermatitis and find cosmetic products to contribute significantly. This foundation has never flared up my dermatitis and has high coverage but that's about it for positives. It never ever sets fully. It looks great as soon as its applied, but is already shiny shortly after I get to work. It feels heavy on my skin and that never goes away no matter what I use to set it. It also starts to look more and more orange by the end of the day which actually seems to highlight the breakouts I am getting from retin a. I will continue to use only until my new foundation comes in the mail, and certainly will not be recommending this to any friends. If you have combination or oily skin stay far away from this stuff.
2 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 1/26/2018 7:52:00 AM
More reviews by VvVertigo
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I'm surprised by the negative reviews. I've always loved this foundation and found it very natural and skin like. Love the shade range, the formula (dewy but wears well) and I love the fact that it isn't heavy. Great foundation and will continue to repurchase.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 1/10/2018 11:40:00 PM
More reviews by tintinutella
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
Thank God i got a sample first! I got enough to try it out for a few days. I’ll get straight to my main points:Pro:-Vegan and cruelty free (the reason i was drawn to this foundation in the first place)-color match was nice (G30) (im y245 in MUFE ultra hd)-high medium coverage-natural dewy finish (my preference)Cons:-hard to blend (with a brush it was a work out lol)-it stays tacky unless you set it heavily, even still felt tacky after setting it (i did a light layer dusting of cover fx perfect setting powder)-it smelled really bad kind of weird nutty scent-not transfer proof-not too heavy but you could feel it on your skinEverything else was just mediocre, would not purchase.
on 12/29/2017 10:21:00 PM
More reviews by haikusamurai
Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Neutral
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
I just went to purchase this, but it seems to have been reformulated -- and the CoverFX, Sephora website only have the old formula. Annoying.The box listed "HEXYLENE GLYCOL" as the last ingredient -- which is the stuff in MAC Studio Fix Powder that literally HURTS my face. So while I loved the Gold + shades for my Olive skin -- I am not risking my face. Two lipsticks for great colors, and that it was the last ingredient....but it does not mean I will buy it.Instead, I just dropped $$ with BECCA instead. Get with the safe ingredients, CoverFX, please !
on 11/21/2017 7:35:00 PM
More reviews by SarahMcD
Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Curly, Other
This was difficult to work with - surprisingly thick and hard to blend. It also seemed to be a shade or two lighter on me than it looked fresh from the tube. As others have said, it remains tacky and doesn't fully dry down or melt into the skin. Coverage is medium and it didn't seem to exacerbate dry patches or fine lines. It lasts okay but nothing notable. This isn't the worst foundation I've tried, but you could find something better at the drugstore, so it's certainly not worth the $40 price.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 11/19/2017 2:20:00 PM
More reviews by trish7210
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
This foundation is what I would consider "tacky". Like others have said, it doesn't really dry down all the way, even after using plenty of powder. What's worse is that when you apply the power, the foundation is so damp underneath still that the powder has an effect of making the foundation beneath it move around if you touch your face at all to apply blush or anything. It seriously just pushes the foundation of your face. Also left me looking a little cakey.It's unfortunate because this foundation is almost really great. It looks very nice from a small distance but not so much closer up.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 10/6/2017 9:03:00 PM
More reviews by gommiebears
Skin: Sensitive, Dark, Cool
Hair: Black, Kinky, Fine
This has got to be one of the most annoying foundation I have used to date. When I saw that this foundation was oil-free, I took it to mean that it was suitable for oily skin. Not by a long shot. For one, it will slip and slide all over your face like it is doing the electric slide. The primer I used initially with this foundation was the Cover FX Calming primer since I have sensitive, acne-prone skin that is also oily to boot. The primer is actually soothing and didn't contribute to any new breakout. But this foundation refuses to "sit still" for anything. I tried the Wayne Goss method in applying foundation for oily skin and that was a bust. What remotely worked for me was using NYX Angel Veil and then using Cover FX Perfect Setting Powder. It didn't slide as much, but it still didn't hold up like I wanted to. And I really like the shades that it offered and so far didn't break me out. It is hard to find a foundation that matches my neutral dark complexion and doesn't break me out. The shade I can wear is N100 and N110. Like the majority of foundations on the market, it oxidized on me hence I can get away with wearing the N100 or even N90 if I am feeling ballsy. The only foundation that doesn't slip and slide all over the place is Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation and my shade is 6N2 if anyone cares. But I have to make sure I wear a primer with ELDW and at least double clean. Hence, I only wear it for special occasions. The search continues.
3 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 9/28/2017 11:31:00 PM
More reviews by pomeranians
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Not Sure
I am very hard to please with foundation. I have very fair, very dry skin with rosacea. Am using P20 which is a great match. Use primer. Long lasting, stays fresh looking, doesn’t settle into dry patches. Package is great for travel and it is cruelty free!
on 7/24/2017 3:37:00 PM
More reviews by Xxkonixx
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I really want to like this foundation because it gives beautiful coverages/finish...but there is a huge problem is that it never dries down even after applying my usual powder to set......when i lightly touch my face......it transfers like crazzy.....i duno if it's because it was sample so it's been touched and stuffs....i have also find some irritations on my face after using for few days.
on 8/6/2017 9:35:00 PM
More reviews by jodmeister
Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
I bought this once about 2 years ago because I was looking for a natural-looking foundation. I have oily but dehydrated/sensitive skin and a very flaky nose. Though it did look very natural and the color was a great match, something just didn't look right. I went on to Estee Lauder Double Wear for a while but ultimately, that was just too much coverage for me. Tried this again about 3 months ago and now I have finally figured out what I didn't like about this foundation. It literally doesn't sit right on my skin. No matter how much I blend, it just seems to sit on top of my skin. No primer, sunscreen or bare-face makes a difference. It just doesn't blend well at all. Now I know and I won't be buying this again.
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