Is it just me or does it also excite you when new products come out from different drugstore brands? For some odd reason, I do not own very much CoverGirl products despite all the celebrity endorsers such as Katy Perry, who recently came out with a new insta-glam collection and of which I’m dying to try out, Ellen Degeneres, Drew Barrymore, and many more! This particular product got me ever since I tried the Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse, which, although chunks of this product fall off during application, gives such a flawless, airbrushed finish. You’re about to see how I fell in love even more with this foundation and some of the Ups & Downs about it.
Retail Price: C$9.49
My Thoughts After Testing
1. Lightweight ✓
No, it does not feel heavy on the skin (we all know how much we hate that). It is very lightweight, smooth and skin does not feel too made up at all! I love how this is true and at the same time, you can build it up to perfect your flaws and it still feels lighter than ever!
2. Hydrating ✓
Skin does not feel dehydrated, it actually feels so moisturized! Nothing worst than a foundation making you feel like your skin has been living under the winter darkness. If you have normal to dry skin like me, you will love this one.
3. Not Greasy Nor Shiny ✓
After 5 good hours of testing (good meaning make up on while cooking and sweating at the same time), this product did not leave my skin oily at all! Sure my nose and forehead got a tad bit shiny, but nothing I can’t get away from. Like I mentioned in my video review, you can always touch up with some setting powder or blotting paper especially for my oily skinned friends out there (hey, I used to be one). :p
4. Won’t Dry Skin or Clog Pores ✓
Considering the fact that it is now spring here in Toronto and most days are HUMID as heck, I don’t see why this foundation could possible dry out my skin. Now, if you have extremely dry skin, even in warmer seasons, this could seem drying for you at first application. But throughout the day, i think that it will set just fine and your natural glow will come through. In colder seasons though, and by that I mean temperatures below -20 degrees celsius (and nope, I’m not crazy, just stating the fact that Canadians go through this mess, you know, just almost everyday during the highest peak of winter times), I’m sure it will work out just fine so long as you use a good moisturizing product and a primer to keep your skin hydrated and glowing.
Yes, I also agree that this does not clog pores. In my video review, I used one side with primer and the other side without. At the end of the 5-hour time frame, my skin on both sides looks just as well and it does not have any drying spots whatsoever.
5. Does Not Conceal Dark Circles ✗
This one is not really a ‘biggie’ to me because I always use concealer to play its purpose. It does not claim to conceal under eye circles, but I secretly wished it did because I love it too much that I almost want it to be perfect (HA!). As you can see in the photo above, my dark circles need a little help but I didn’t use any concealer just so I can really test the product and see if it will emphasize it throughout the day. Like I mentioned, this foundation fades does fade out without touchups, so eventually, if you don’t use a concealer, the under eye circles will start showing up.
6. Not Long-lasting ✗
Despite all of the Ups mentioned above, although this product does not claim to be a long-lasting one, it really isn’t a “24-hour” type. Unlike the Revlon Colorstay 24 Hour Foundation, my imperfections started showing off a bit after 5 hours. This could use a little help by adding primer for a long-lasting power, and a concealer to help the flaws and the under eye circles stay covered.
I hope you found this post helpful and informative! So, your turn!
Have you tried any whipped creme or mousse type of foundation? If so, which one?
Xox, Camil <3