My skin type: combo but mostly oily, especially in my T-zone. Very pale with mostly a pink undertone in the winter, a little less pale with more of a yellow undertone in the summer.
Okay so I’ve been using this foundation for probably about 7 years now. Throughout the years, I’ve tried many other foundations & bb creams, thinking that maybe I’d find something better. But so far, I haven’t. It seems like all other foundations I’ve tried either end up being too cakey, too oily, not blendable, not lasting long, not the right color, becoming darker as they oxidize, or a combination of any of those qualities. I always go back to this one. This foundation doesn’t have any of those issues!
In the winter, I wear the 505 ivory shade, & in the summer, I go a little darker with the 510 classic ivory. Despite having combo skin, I always stick with the oil control matte ones.
First of all, my skin breaks out sometimes, & this is one of the only foundations that rarely ever breaks me out. Even if I fall asleep wearing it, it doesn’t seem to cause problems.
Second of all, this foundation lasts all day!!! Like I said, I’ve been using it for many years. One of those years, I was a senior in high school with 3 P.E. (Physical Education) classes. The coaches didn’t allow us to use the showers after class because those were for the other kids doing actual sports. That meant that I’d show up to my next class super sweaty. But somehow, my foundation wouldn’t budge, & so kids would always ask how my makeup was still so perfect even after running laps around the school in the brutal Texas heat.
What I do is I apply this foundation with my fingers. No beauty blender or brush. I just blend it in. Then I set it with covergirl’s trublend pressed powder #1. To give my face a little more color, I go over my neck, forehead, chin, & nose with the covergirl trublend pressed powder #4. Then I add some blush to add even more color/depth.
I’m sure there are other powders you can set it with, but these seem to work for me without getting too oily throughout the day or being too cakey. It actually looks very natural.
Lasts all day (I mean ALL day)
Easy to apply & blend
Not thick & cakey
Good for oily or combo skin
Good for sensitive skin
Each bottle starts out being more liquidy/runny the first few uses - I recommend shaking well before the first few uses
To get the most use out of it, I also recommend leaving it upside down wherever you keep your makeup