4-09-16 Okay...SO THIS IS MY HOLY GRAIL. This is longer lasting than any supposed "LONG LASTING" foundation i have ever worn and it stays matte and doesn't look dry and emphasize pores like ALL long lasting foundations. I'm just amazed.I look so much better! Like i have beautiful skin!I wore it for an entire day and it stayed put. my face didnt turn oily and I didnt find it oxidized too much. I didnt even re apply until I got home and i put quite a bit on to see if it "caked" up. It didnt and the second appliation helped the color return back to probably a tiny bit lighter shade that I had started with in the morning. I'm in SHOCK at how good this is. I'm throwing away the powders that I had been using lately...physicians formula. This is THAT GOOD. Not cakey, minimized my pores I did use a suggestion and put a very light dusting over my tinted moisturizer and then used the sponge it came with to apply all over. I have NEVER used the sponges becuase they end up enhancing my pores too much and look dry and heavy but NOT WITH THIS! I wrote to cover girl and begged them never to stop making this and to update their outdated colors so EVERYONE could wear this!. WILL NEVER WEAR ANYTHING ELSE EVER AGAIN I cant say how this would look over foundation but over a tinted moiisturizer that you let set in, its MAGIC! DAMN MAGIC
HOLY GRAIL STATUS! I'm oh so premature writing this review but it seems THAT good! I put it on in the car the second I bought it! I'm very embarrassed to say, I've probably tried every powder foundation out there....I kid you not. They all seem to be cakey and emphasize my pores which is my weak point....This is a DREAM! I got the color Classic Ivory.I LOVE THIS COLOR! Its not going to work for an NC10 gal but for a NC 15, it will be nice. It's not an orangey ivory but a nice beige ivory. Just beautiful. The probelm is, if you aren't in this category, I'm not sure how you are going to do with all the other colors as they ALL seemed VERY PINK. This one was the only one that didnt look pink and I LOVE IT! I have NEVER used a sponge to apply a powder foundation because it ALWAYS makes my pores look like something a person could fall into! Since I was in my car (Parked at Walmart HA!) I put it on thick...when I got home and "really" examined what I had done, I was shocked! It was beautiful! NOT cakey, LOOKED so natural! What I have been looking for!!!!! I will admit, I haven't tried this in the past due to bismuth being in the ingredients but it's almost at the end and I have had no problems when its so far down the ingredient list. I almost wouldnt care if I got a pimple from this because I LOVE IT SO MUCH! I have wore this for a few hours, but it feels weighless....not dry...not tight....like I have nothing on. NOTE: Gals, you all probably know this but if you wear foundation under this, you are really going to need to let the foundation set first. Put ANY powder on a wet/dewey face and the powder color WILL CHANGE..GuARANTEED! I will be wearing this over my Neutrogena Skin Enhancer. If you wear powder foundation over just moisturized skin, you need to let it REALLY soak in or it will turn the powder a different color when it makes contact with a moist face!. I think powder foundations last longer when they do have a little something to stick to and I want a natural look so am using the Neutrogena skin enhancer for it's high vitamin A ingredients, plus it's not greasy! This powder does give coverage and it isn't orange at all. I will keep you posted! Like I said, I know it irks people when we maybe give reviews too soon, but the finish of this initially was THAT GOOD! I have never had a powder give me coverage without enhancing my pores and this GEM DID THE TRICK! We all need to write to covergirl to update the other colors so that EVERYONE can wear this magic product! If it's as good as I think, it's gonna be sad to imagine all the money I have wasted when it was there all along.....waiting for me at walmart! Who would have thunk.