Best foundation I've used... maybe ever.
Here's the thing:
I sweat. A lot. On my face.
I usually use a product called SweatBlock to control it, which works great for about a week, stopping sweat as well as controlling oil. I can use just about any foundation when my face is under the influence of Sweatblock without fear of runs or patchiness.
However. I do not always use SweatBlock. And when I'm not using it, my face always sweats.
Walking my dog in 70 degree weather. Sweat.
Inside the grocery store. Sweat.
Doing laundry in the apartment I always keep too cold. Sweat.
And of course, doing anything even remotely more physical than those things, such as dancing, running, vacuuming, digging a grave. Sweat. Sweat. Sweat.
It's a hyperhydrosis thing. Excessive sweating. Most people who suffer from this have it under the arms. Some people have it on their hands and/or feet. Even fewer people have the delightfully embarrassing cranial facial variety.
Of course, I've always been a bit different. Lucky me.
As a makeup lover, I have struggled so much with finding foundations that can stand up to the combination of humid, southern, coastal heat & my face sweating problem. It's a battle I've fought bravely & valiantly, yet never won.
I can't remember the last time I used a Covergirl foundation. I think it was the original 3 in 1 Outlast. It applied nicely, but the second I took the stairs my upper lip became a weird waterfall of beige colored streaks.
A beautiful image, I know.
I usually use Revlon Colorstay because at least it stays on my cheeks a bit longer than every other foundation & it doesn't break the bank. I've used Estee Lauder Doublewear with similar results, but a much more expensive price tag. I've tried every long-wearing foundation I've ever heard of, & I've never been happy with any of them.
When I saw Covergirl had a new foundation that claimed to be waterproof & sweatproof, I didn't expect much. I actually used Walgreens points to buy it. I tried it the next morning along with my usual moisturizer, powder, blush, without primer or setting spray.
I went about my day, grocery shopping, walking my pup, doing women's work around my apartment, & could not believe my foundation hadn't dripped even though I had been sweating.
The next day, I danced for 2 or 3 hours, as I am part of a dance group. This dancing is aerobic intensity, with swing dancing playing a large part. I was sweating from my brow, my forehead, chin, cheeks, nose, upper lip, & dabbing my face with paper towels, but by god, my makeup stayed put. All of it. Foundation, blush, powder. Everything.
This is magic. Madness. I love it.
I've been using this stuff for about 2 weeks now & praying it will never be discontinued & that more brands will take note & start making foundation of this caliber.
Not only does it stay put, it feels light on the skin & covers very well. Not full coverage, but I don't like my makeup to be a total mask anyway. The shade Buff Beige is just right for me, & for reference, I wear 180 in Revlon Colorstay. I can't remember any shades in other foundations off the top of my head, because as I said, Colorstay was the best I've been able to find, thus is the foundation I've used most often.
If this stuff can stick to MY face & look pretty, I can almost guarantee it will stay put on yours.
Great job, Covergirl. I lost faith in you a long, long time ago, but it has now been restored by this wonderful foundation.