Cover Girl Clean (formerly Simply) Powder Foundation

Cover Girl Clean (formerly Simply) Powder Foundation

3.9

219 reviews

72% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.5

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.5

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS

Talc, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Dextrin, Calcium Silicate, Nylon 12, Zinc Stearate, Quaternium 15, Lecithin, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Silica, Propylparaben, Methicone, Octyldodecyl Myristate, Methylparaben, Lauroyl Lysine, Glyceryl Rosinate, Iron Oxides, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Bismuth Oxychloride, May Contain:, Ultramarines

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Great drugstore powder foundation. I have oily skin, and love powder foundations. I was very surprised that such a great product could cost so little. I love ALL the shades in this line, all very natural looking, and Ivory is perfect for my fair complexion. I do wish it was a little less sheer, but the coverage is buildable. Also I like that it says it's non-comedogenic, as I do break out easily. Great coverage, doesn't seem to break me out, and at a great price. My new drugstore fave!

4 of 5 people found this helpful.



on 11/28/2017 12:43:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I bought this in Japan when I was on vacation there,My issue is that I have super oily, acne-prone skin and I feel that this isn't the best at controlling oil, but if I use a good primer and setting spray with it I'm good to go.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.


on 11/24/2017 3:32:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I've bought so many of these that I can't count. This is my HG powder along with physicians formula pressed powder with SPF if I know I'm going to be in the sun for a while that day and don't have my hat.

Anyways, I agree with some of the reviewers here. This gives somewhat of an airbrushed look and is easy to apply. It is light to medium coverage depending on how much you put on... this stuff is definitely buildable. I wouldn't call this "perfect" hence the 4 lippies, but it is the only thing that works for me that is also in my price range. I've tried the tarte powder foundation which I like a bit more, but it's too expensive for the small amount you get.

I will continue to buy this and always have it on hand.
Side note: Container is annoying when you first open it

4 of 4 people found this helpful.


Age: 44-55

Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is not foundation. It is very dry with no coverage. This is more of a finishing powde than a foundation. It's fine for that, but not as a base.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.


on 3/3/2017 9:25:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

This irritated my Rosacea.


Age: 44-55

Skin: Other, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

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!

10 of 11 people found this helpful.


on 11/30/2016 2:22:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

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.

Update
Cover Girl repackaged this product and now calls it Cover Girl Clean Powder Foundation. Its still sold in the black mirrored compact.

10 of 10 people found this helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Grey

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.

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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

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.

12 of 14 people found this helpful.


on 1/4/2016 3:09:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

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.


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