Rated 4.17 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review *HOLY GRAIL Drugstore OR Highend!*
I am Seriously in LOVE with this foundation! I think my love for it might be bordering on unhealthy lol. It is seriously like one of my most prized possessions. I have accumulated an Enormous Makeup Collection over the years of watching YouTube Beauty Videos. Foundation is one of the things that I collect the most, which is interesting because it probably expires quicker than other makeup products, especially powders, but I am Always on the Hunt for 'The One.' I found it in this Foundation months ago. What is interesting to me, is that it's one of the few products I own that I didn't purchase because of YouTube hype, although I see it was mildly hyped years ago when it Launched, but it's as if it was forgotten about on YouTube for 'Newer' Foundations. I have actually almost been Trying to find something better just to see if it's out there. Specifically, testing this vs. Highend Foundations. The thing about this Foundation that has stolen my heart the most, is it's Longevity, Transfer Resistance, Coverage, and Finish. But, Most Specifically, it's Longevity. I have recently put this foundation up against the New YSL 'All Hours' Foundation, Lancome Teint Idole Ultra (The stick AND the liquid), Urban Decay 'All Nighter', Tarte 'Rainforest of the Sea,' Smashbox 'Studio Skin', Marc Jacob's 'ReMARCable', Makeup Forever Ultra hd Stick, and so many more. I have over 30 Foundations in my Collection. And although I love them all for different reasons, this is still my Holy Grail and THE Foundation I own that I ALWAYS know what I'm going to get. It makes me feel so Confident and Comfortable when im working my 12 Hour Shifts knowing for CERTAIN that my Foundation, and Everything on top of it, is not budging! I will sneak off to the restroom to lightly Blotted once or twice during my shift, sometimes lightly Touchup with Powder, BUT when I get out of Work, I could seriously go out on the town (if I did that lol) because it still basically looks like I just Applied it at 8pm, when I applied it at 4 or 5am!!! Absolutely Incredible and I can't recommend enough and I have turned friends onto it and I always have a Backup. The Affordability is just a Bonus because I don't even take price into consideration with this foundation, because it's not a "Stunning Foundation, for the price." It's a "Stunning Foundation, PERIOD." I pray that it is never Discontinued because I would seriously be lost.
Most Helpful Critical Review Not what I was expecting
This foundation was a bit hard to find as it seemed to be selling out everywhere. I watched and read online reviews and thought that this might be a good product for me. I have used long lasting foundations before, but find that in my 50s they started emphasizing my fine lines. While I was excited that this foundation was easy to use with a pump dispenser, it was very difficult to blend in even on moisturized skin. The color match was good but it emphasized my pores and lines and caused a couple of minor breakouts. I think it would be great for someone with oilier skin and fewer lines. No matter how I tried, I could not get this to look or feel natural.
Reviewed by 1916 customers My holy grail foundation!
Jmm1416 from Michigan
This foundation is the only one I will buy! I have been using the shade ivory for years. I have to prime my face first before use and then apply it with my beauty blender. I have dry skin. I've tried high end foundations but I would rather save the money and buy this because I get the same results. I also never have to worry about purchasing concealer with this foundation. I hope cover girl never discontinued this foundation or I wouldn't know what to use next.
NEVER BUY THIS BASE, SHE LEFT MY FACE WITH MILLIONS OF ACNE,
MARY from FLORIDA
NEVER BUY THIS BASE, SHE LEFT MY FACE WITH MILLIONS OF ACNE, AS I NEVER HAD, I AM SPENDING A LOT OF MONEY TO TREAT MY SKIN NOW.
Taylor from Ulta beauty
My everyday and going out foundation. Looks natural with a beauty blender and skin looks smooth
Not for dry skin types
AlainaLynn from Texas
This foundation was okay... I have dry skin and when I used this i seen dry patches on my face that made me feel gross. I was excited for this foundation but it doesn't cover acne much either. Not a fan but could be good for someone else.
Love this fountain...I'm 58 and are always getting complain
Doo from WV
I love this foundation and the finishing powder hope they never stop making this product also love the outlast lipstick ❤️❤️
Mykky from Eastvale
This product does not stay on. You get it wet, it basically runs off. You wipe your face, it comes off on your hand. I was excited to try it because of the reviews but after a hot day I had half a face left.
my go to product
vix from Gainesville, FL
I have been looking for a good spf foundation. this one matched my skin amazingly and doesn't feel heavy on my skin. I dont smell any fragrance which makes this even better. I highly recommend this!!
Love this Foundation!
Megan from Michigan
This is a great foundation that is very transfer resistant and gives a natural-matte finish. It does not give you that tight feeling like many mattifying foundations will! You can apply this with a beauty blender, brush, or even your hands and it looks beautiful. It is medium/light coverage and does not look cakey on application or at the end of the day. It conceals my pores and does not add texture to the skin. It also lasts well on my very oily skin. The foundation also claims that it's primer infused. I still use primer with this BUT if you have normal skin that isn't drenched in oil at the end of the day, it's totally optional with this foundation. I'd choose this over the este lauder double wear and L'Oréal infallible any day!
Blondieblonde from Carmel
Beautiful coverage ! Stays all day. Evens out textured skin with large pores. Better than my urban decay stay naked.
Do Not Buy if in the glass pump!
Niki P from Fayetteville AR
I used to SWEAR by this foundation! For real, I even stopped using a prestige foundation for this one. However, whenever they switched to the glass bottle, the consistency changed. It's more liquidy, more matte, and less coverage. I'm so angry! I had to take off all my makeup and try again. Never again will I be buying.
been my fav for 3 years
liz from ohio
i've bought 7 bottles of this stuff in the last 3 years. it was my first foundation i ever bought and i haven't found a better everyday one since. has really good medium coverage and it great for my oily skin. not sure why this isn't talked about more.
light-medium matte coverage
Sarah from New Jersey
I was really excited to try this out and I heard reviews that this was matte full coverage, when applied it was at most medium, but it was matte. I have a lot of redness and i had to apply a lot in that area to cover it up. the shade match was perfect though, so I'll give it that. I am fair/light (but more fair) and have neutral leaning towards pink undertones and the lightest shade "Ivory" matched me perfectly. I can't return this because of Covid-19 policies so I might just use it as a foundation lightener. Not my favorite foundation unfortunately.
Kat from Nebraska
I have more combo/oily skin. I've tried a lot of natural finish and matte foundations but nothing stops the oil from caking and sliding off my makeup. This product does that tho! I'm not sure how, but as long as I set this foundation it lasts me all day with minimum oil. I LOVE this foundation!
Love it 🥰
Anonymous from FL
I love this I am a high school senior and I just recently started wearing foundation because of acne starting to pop up so I had played with a couple foundations but nothing worked only this! I used everything from luxury drugstore and all in between but this is beautiful it leaves a velvety matte look and makes your face look better but still natural:) 5 STARS :)
Ashley from Los Angeles
Terrible foundation. Best way for me to describe this foundation is it goes on patchy. I have combination skin and no matter what I did it blended out patchy. When I tried blending the patchiness it blended away the coverage and looked like I was wearing a sheer foundation. Waste of money.
Very under rated. How had I never heard of this?
Glissgirl from Tulsa
My sister gave this to me cause it was too light for her skin tone and she felt it accentuated lines. I felt it was perfect! It gave me a beautiful velvety-matte finish, great coverage, and yet was lightweight. I got repeated compliments and have used my bottle up.
Been my go to for YEARS
Sadie from New York
I started using this foundation back when it had the green pump. I love this stuff so much. It's transfer proof and it looks like your skin has been airbrushed! Please don't ever stop making this.
Best drugstore foundation
Hannah from Florida
My sister bought this and I used it from her because I was curious to try it out, I usually buy high end foundation. I was pleasantly surprised with how amazing it looked!! The application to the blending to the final finish!!! Does not oxidize or even separate! I use it over moisturizer and primer and looks flawless!
Pale betty from Ohio
This blends so well and usually things are turn orange or too dark on my hella pale skin. I love it! The price is also amazing! I've been using this for a while. I just wish it was available in store.
montanagirllovesmakeup from Montana
I've had this one in my collection for awhile but it got pushed aside for others. I just pulled this out and started using it again and must say I had forgotten how nice it was. I apply my makeup at 530 am and it's still looking good at 8 pm. I'm 45 years old with combo to dry skin. Thanks CoverGirl for your great products!
I want to love it SOOOO much!!!
ninakretina from New Orleans, LA
This foundation looks sooooo good on the skin, blends beautifully, it's radiant but not oily, it lasts a long time on the skin and overall it is perfection. Except...it breaks down my skin pretty bad. I rarely if ever get acne, and the couple of times I've worn this foundation, the pimples show up overnight. It is a shame because otherwise, this would be in my top 5 foundations. It is exactly what I look for, except for the pimples! :(
Nearly HG Status
TJKM from IL
I have tried nearly every drugstore foundation and many high-end foundations in search of the best one for my skin. I have oily, acne-prone skin with rosacea and scarring. I need foundations to last through a long work day and to provide full coverage. I have very pale skin with a yellow-neutral undertone, which can be hard to match.
This foundation is a great product in a few ways: it is long lasting and provides full (medium buildable) coverage. I would agree that it is 3 in 1: I don't have to use a primer with this, and I don't need concealer either. It is great for vacations because I don't need as many products, and it has SPF! The locking pump is also great. It goes on matte and becomes a natural looking finish after about an hour on my skin. After a full, long day, it can begin looking oily. Another bonus for my sensitive skin is that I have never broken out from wearing this foundation.
I personally have fine lines and this creases pretty quickly for me. It is not transfer proof (but what is). My biggest issue is the color - if there was a lighter, less pink based pale color, then this would be maybe five stars. The lightest color, 805, goes on nearly a match for me but after oxidizing it is clearly not a match. I have to blend this with another foundation to get a closer color.
Overall, I would recommend this foundation due to the coverage and lasting power.
I would not buy this product again.
Caroline from Wichita, Ks
I used this product after I moisturized and primed my face. The product was very thin, liquidy, and had poor coverage. When I tried to have buildable coverage it didn't blend out and caked. After I applied the product I set with powder and spray. The foundation creased within an hour of wearing the foundation.
Please don't ever stop making this.
CMomAustin from Austin, TX
This is hands down the best foundation I've ever tried including many high end formulations. It wears beautifully and I always get compliments on my skin when I wear it. The SPF is a real plus.
A great option for budget friendly foundation.
Knoelle from Seattle
If you're on a budget and need a decent foundation that'll last and give you coverage, this is it. It blends easily, looks fresh and doesn't end up cakey after a long day of wear. I like that it has spf and is a thinner consistency.