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on 1/12/2017 12:56:00 AM
More reviews by Englishrose77
Skin: Other, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
This is my holy grail foundation. I LOVE it. I have sensitive dry skin, and still have occasional breakouts. This powder foundation has gorgeous color choices ( I wear ivory 510) that are cool toned and natural. It goes on like silk, wears all day without fading and stays put. I have been wearing it for over 10 years, and if they discontinue it I will be devastated. To find a foundation this beautiful in a drugstore at $7.00 is a gift from God. I HIGHLY recommend it!
5 of 6 people found this helpful.
on 11/30/2016 2:22:00 PM
More reviews by RosieJ
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
I have been using this product for a couple months now and and i couldn't be happier with my purchase... It goes on buttery smooth. doesn't settle into my fine lines and does a pretty good job of covering the redness in my face. This product doesn't cake up or appear chalky and best of all it does not aggravate my extremely sensitive skin .Also it has a matte finish and gives a soft airbrushed look. Its good for oily skin too and I don't have to reapply too often. I have a light/medium, cool skin tone (NW25) and I chose this powder in the Natural ivory 515 shade..It was a good match..I didn't notice any oxidation with the color shade I chose.. If you are looking for a great pressed powder foundation at a very reasonable price, try this one. You won't regret it.UpdateCover Girl repackaged this product and now calls it Cover Girl Clean Powder Foundation. Its still sold in the black mirrored compact.
7 of 7 people found this helpful.
on 6/28/2016 5:58:00 PM
More reviews by labellarosa
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
It's cheap. The packaging is nice. My problem is the orange oxidized glow it gives me a few hours after applying. At first glance "Ivory" looks perfect for my cool toned fair skin but a few hours after applying this powder...I'm an orange oxidized mess. It's so bad, I had a male in my family mention my face and body were two different colors when I had decided to wear this to a family BBQ.Yes, it's cheap. Yes, the formula is pretty good, very light-weight and doesn't look cakey. Not much coverage, if that's what you're looking for. I'm a oily girl and this is also pretty average for oil control as well. But not worth the orange face.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 4/8/2016 7:25:00 PM
More reviews by checotah44
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
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 MAGICHOLY 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.
10 of 10 people found this helpful.
on 1/4/2016 3:09:00 PM
More reviews by katmae24
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
After reading the positive reviews for this foundation powder, I decided to go out and buy the popular "Classic Ivory" 510 to try. I've only just applied this while at work, but I will say that for the color matching - it works. I'm pretty pale/neutral skin toned, and this wasn't too dark, nor was it ghastly white like some of the CG powders. It is not pink at all on my face (unlike the CG concealers) and it took the redness out of my cheeks/forehead and the shine. I'm curious to see how well the shine-free look lasts, which seems to be my issue. I also want to see if I break out from this powder - I have super sensitive skin. I will definitely update this as I use it throughout the week.One note: I gave it less lippies for the packaging because of how odd it opens/comes out of the package - took my boyfriend looking at it to figure it out because I was afraid I'd break it. I also wish it would have came with a brush instead of a sponge? I have applied this with both the sponge and my own brush - brush application seems to look a lot more natural. Will not use sponge application. Sponge also creates more flakes, if you have dry skin (which I do). Brush application doesn't seem to agitate the skin to create flakes. Let's hope this is a keeper!EDIT; three lippies - by the end of the day - I noticed that the color of the powder was making my face more "orange" than I'd like overall compared to my neck (which is super pale). I don't think this had anything to do with product oxidation or the powder being too dark, but more the wrong color for me and not being light/yellow toned enough to counter the redness on my face. I use BP for acne medication, and it tends to make my face overall more pink/red - so I think this powder (classic ivory) wasn't the right color mix for my face. I could try one color lighter, but the lighter ivory/natural ivory colors of CG products tend to have a lot of pink to them. Going back to Physician's Formula, which I've used in the past.Edit also: this product contains Talc, which may cause breakouts for some people, so I'm staying away.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 9/1/2015 9:23:00 PM
More reviews by shelly73
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I have been using this for many many years. I mostly use powder foundation as my skin is incredibly oily, acne prone and sensitive. This one has been in my rotation because it provides nice soft coverage. Its not full coverage, but medium and it mostly obliterates all the redness in my cheeks/face. ( I don't have rosacea as far as I know, but I always look perpetually sunburnt, or like Piglet pink) It does not cause acne for me, and its easy to touch up. I also have MAC StudioFix powder foundation and I don't see much difference between them except price. The Cover Girl runs around $7-8 and MACs is almost $30. In the MAC I am NW20, in this, I use Classic Ivory. The Natural DOES match but its rather pink. The wear time on this for me, without a primer (again, acne prone) is a good few hours unless its hot and I sweat. In the winter, I can go most of the day with maybe a touch up. I highly recommend this product for those on a budget. Its a nice foundation with a good feel, not too powdery, not cakey (unless you over do it) and within most peoples budget. I would and have repurchased. I will be upset if they ever discontinue this.
8 of 8 people found this helpful.
on 6/5/2015 6:22:00 PM
More reviews by blairxbianca
Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I hate to say this, but I like this more than my 37 dollar powder foundation. ...
on 5/15/2015 3:32:00 PM
More reviews by BethyC123
Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure
This product really impressed me, and I wasn't expecting to like it at all. I have never had any luck with any Cover Girl product I've tried, but I was really wanting to try a powder foundation. I saw that this one had pretty good reviews, and it fit into my very tight budget, so I picked it up. I have a lot of redness in the center of my face, but a very yellow neck, so I typically need a foundation with a lot more yellow in it than anything Cover Girl offers. I looked doubtfully at the shades, as all of them seemed to lean pink except for the 510 Classic Ivory. I thought this would be too pale for me, but was willing to risk it being too pale rather than too pink.The compact is almost square, shiny black plastic. It does include a mirror and a small sponge for application. It has a slightly strange way of opening, and you can slide the powder back over the top of the mirror, if you would want to do that for some reason. The packaging is kind of clunky and not elegant at all, but I am really a lot more concerned with the product inside!I was pleased not to notice any scent from the product. I applied it to bare skin initially, using the included puff, and liked the texture. It offered light to medium coverage, and looked smooth without looking dry and powdery. To my surprise, the color match was great--as others have said, I do feel this runs a bit dark. I have experimented with all sorts of ways of applying this. Sometimes I use a large, fluffy brush, sometimes I use a smaller foundation brush. I have applied it wet with very good results, and even mixed it into my moisturizer and brushed it over my face that way. I do prefer all of these methods to using the included puff, which seems to put too much powder in one place, and doesn't look as natural. No matter how else I apply it though, it gives me enough coverage to clear out the redness in the center of my face, stays nicely matte for several hours on my very oily skin, and still manages to look natural. I am very pleased with that. Also, even after the oil does begin to seep through, this doesn't oxidize or melt off or get all cakey looking. It stays pretty natural looking, just not as matte. My skin is not particularly sensitive, but there have been quite a few makeup products that seem to have caused acne flareups. I have not had any issues with this product at all--no irritation, and no pimples, either. I would like it if this powder offered just a bit more coverage, and if it stayed matte for just a teeny bit longer. That, plus the clunky packaging, stopped me from giving it 5 lippies. But other than that I like this a lot and will definitely repurchase. To have found a foundation that works so well at this price point makes me want to sing! For reference, the only other powder foundation I have ever tried is MAC Studio Fix, and I much prefer the Cover Girl. The MAC powder seemed too dry and didn't blend well enough, and for some reason i had a lot of trouble getting a good color match with it. It never looked natural at all.I have a lot of texture issues with my skin (very oily t-zone but persistent flakes elsewhere and GIANT pores), and just can't find a liquid foundation/primer combination that doesn't make things worse. This powder foundation seems to be just the thing for me. A rare winner from Cover Girl!
6 of 7 people found this helpful.
on 3/4/2015 12:33:00 AM
More reviews by Steelermummeh
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine
I also bought this blind, but was hopeful because of so many positive reviews.Unfortunately my skin reacted very strongly - within about 15 seconds I felt a distinct stinging sensation and I had to remove it and remove it quickly. I also had to apply aloe to help the inflammation. I'm still feeling a bit raw, and I'm a bit perplexed.Then the compact itself had a curiously odd habit of letting the lid commit hari kari with no warning whatsoever. One minute it's sitting there all nice and politely and the next it's "I DON'T WANNA LIVE ON THIS PLANET" and quite rudely jumping off without even a "Ohai seeya later".Very odd.
5 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 2/25/2015 6:07:00 PM
More reviews by roxy82
Love, love this . Better than studio fix by MAC thats for sure. Good coverage and long lasting.
9 of 9 people found this helpful.
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