Guys, finally! I put on some makeup. And I did it *all for you*!
Truly, curiosity got the best of me and I thought gosh dang I have to put this foundation to the test. I’ve heard really good things, and really not-so-good things – reviews from other bloggers are linked at the bottom of the post.
However, I tried to go into this with an open mind.
*Foundation was received in PR, with no obligation to post*
I had fresh cleansed my skin, and just had some Cipher C-Shield and Beach Way Aromatics moisturiser underneath. I had come home from a run and washed off my sunscreen to apply those skincare bits, then forgot to reapply sunscreen- fool.
I tried not to listen to too many opinions so I could form one for myself. The only thing I did take from other reviews was that many said it applied best with fingers, so that’s what I did.
First thing- this is the second lightest shade in the Australian range. There are only 6 shades available from Priceline.
The coverage is very, very sheer. Like, barely there. Yet, I could still feel the product on my skin. It did a pretty good job at evening out my skin tone- mostly the redness on my cheeks. But it definitely didn’t do much to cover up my dark undereyes or any blemishes I had. It just clung to them.
It pilled (sometimes I think this is the fault of my C-Shield though just fyi) and it really clung to any texture I had. Acne scarring, peach fuzz, eyebrows etc it CLUNG!!!
The finish is quite glowy, in a healthy sort of way not a wet way.
I really wished I liked this because it would make a great foundation for isolation. But sadly, it just didn’t turn up to the occasion.
If you have smooth, blemish free skin this might be ok. But any texture at all will be highlighted by this.
Of course, everyone’s skin and preferences are different so we must keep that in mind. What works for one may or may not work for another.
I noticed when I was washing this off later that day that it looked it very milky… so far that’s the only way it’s living up to it’s name!
I went in with a bit more product today than I did last time.
It was hard to rub in, I used my fingers and it wasn’t soaking into the skin.
Same as Day One, it evened out my skin tone, and had a slightly dewy finish.
The smell still bothered me, immensely. You can’t smell it’s on your skin but when you’re applying it you can.
I think after today it’s made me decide I really don’t like the application. So today’s wear test will make or break it my thoughts on this…
I did a little workout today and safe to say this does not survive the sweat test. It wasn’t even *that* hot, and it was melting off in a weird way.
When I was just warm (it was a warm day) and I was going about my day, it looked more glow but in a nice way. Particularly on my cheeks. But I wasn’t loving it on forehead where I had a lot of texture and it was CLINGING!
But yeah, it did not survive the sweat.
Today, I did a different base. I still used my Cipher C and Mesoestetic SPF but between these two steps I used my Innisfree Green Tea Seed Cream.
This is a gel-cream texture, and left my skin quite moist.
I think this is the secret to making the Covergirl work it’s best.
Having a super hydrated base certainly helped the appearance of the foundation. It still clung to dry patches around my nose, but not so much on my forehead texture.
It also still required a lot of rubbing into the skin in order for it to blend. It is quite odd in this way. The foundation sort of just moves around on top of your skin, it doesn’t blend easily at all. It’s a lot of work, and the end result isn’t even worth it.
So today was better but still not wow…
Today I was watching an old video by Jessica Braun and she said she liked this foundation (but wouldn’t buy it again… I’ve linked it in the ‘Ok’ category!)
She applied it with a wet beauty sponge and I so I thought I would give that a go.
I think I used more product for this particular application and maybe that was a good thing.
It appeared nicely dewy.
However, the persisting troubles I’ve had these past days remained. Clung to every bit of texture, and kind of has a ‘balled up’ appearance in some areas.
I did really like the application though, and it allowed me to build up some coverage I couldn’t achieve with just fingers.
After today, I think I’ve been able to draw my final verdict.
I used the shade 530 Fair/Light which was wearable but a tad too yellow for my liking. The shade range just doesn’t cut it.
I think the smell is supposed to be coconut, but it comes across like bread. Oops.
It definitely has a dewy finish, light/medium finish.
But the finish itself isn’t great. If you have texture (which we all do) this stuff will cling to it for dear life.
The longevity is, well, not long. 5 hours max maybe?
This product is just not reliable. I can’t put it on when I’m in a rush and know it will look good.
Heck, I can’t even take my sweet time and HOPE it will look good.
Also the coverage is so light. For me, I may as well go makeup free. I don’t wear high coverage makeup anyways, but I like the option of something more buildable.
I can’t say I’m going to keep wearing this, and I definitely won’t purchase it myself. Such a shame, because it has worked so well for others.
Have you tried this foundation? What did you think?
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