Rated 3.93 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Let there be LUMINOSITY!
I bought this two days ago, and have tested/worn for two days straight now. Both days I wore this hydrating luminous foundation from 6 AM to 9 PM (15 hrs). It stuck like a Velcro ball to my Velcro paddle catcher. By the way, I work 6-2 at my career & then come home to my second job as Mommy, wife, & caregiver. I don't get to hit the fluffy sack till 9:30 PM most days. That's why my makeup is on sooooooo long, and why long wear product is sooooooo fascinating to me. The more it sticks through my frustrated hand swipes across my face, random tickles that must be scratched, blowing my nose, my babies pinching my cheeks, or French bulldog kisses... the more I'm fascinatedly (not a real word) addicted! I love trying new hydrating foundations for I am plagued with the dry skin. Not normal to dry.... DRY SKIN. This is just another foundation in my arsenal of hydration. I tend to get bored with foundation EVEN IF I love it. So I'm always on the look out for a new product to add to my lovelies, and my lovelies are all drugstore foundation. Mama be blue collar and high end is not beating food on my babies' table. Also keep in mind, I am a natural finish kind of gal. Full coverage is not necessary for me. It's not conducive for my real life career and I do not have acne or discoloration (that bothers me too much) to blend out, camouflage, buff away. So keep that in mind for my review. I do have speckles of freckles (aka angel kisses) that I love & a tiny beauty mark above my lip that I must let shine through with all their glory. This foundation is delightful in natural outdoor setting. Looks like skin. I do not like looking as if a mask of makeup is on my skin, because I spend a lot of time outside due to owning four bulldogs and birthing outdoorsy kiddos. All in all, my experience of wearing this foundation for a total of 30 hrs has proved to me long wear, luminous, hydrating, natural, & breathable. People have also commented how healthy my skin looks with a smooth/buttery/creamy looking texture. Of course it's all pretend. The foundation is what is doing all the work, because this Mamacita's skin be dry as a desert.
Most Helpful Critical Review Great Color, but "Bumpy" texture!
I absolutely love the clean matte BB cream so I was excited to try this. I was even more excited when I saw that they had a lighter shade, porcelain, which turned out to be a perfect match for my skin. I wish the clean matte BB cream had this shade! But when I applied this foundation, I found little crumb-like balls in the formula. After I would smooth the liquid over my skin, I could literally wipe the crumbs off of my face. They have almost a wool-like consistency. I do not have dry flakes at all on my face, and I could see the little balls in the foundation as I squirted it out of the bottle. I'm really disappointed, as I feel like I would have loved this foundation!! Maybe it was a faulty bottle?
Reviewed by 2076 customers Not a Dewy Finish
Ginger from Coastal GA
I gave this 2 stars bc I appreciate CG trying with their CLEAN cosmetic line, BUT this doesn't leave a dewy finish. It's more of a powdered finish and makes my pores, fine lines and texture skin really stand out. I normally use Pacifica BB which does have a dewy, lumi finish that I love. I wanted to give this a try and will be exchanging it for my go to Pacifica.
I will say, I do like the CG CLEAN mascara better than Pacifica's.
As far as the smell goes, yes it's a little funky, but that's most "clean" cosmetics for you. It's better than an added fragrance. Trust me you do not smell like the BB cream while wearing it.
Love this foundating
alysgriff from Londonderry, NH
I've been using the foundation as my make-up base for a year now and absolutely love it. I still use a spot coverup for red blemishes as it doesn't hide that really well. But I love the even coverage. It blends easily and keeps me shine free!
Love the sheer of it.
DeeL from Tampa, Fl
I bought this about a week ago so I could try it before an event. I purchased medium and it's the perfect color for me. I must say, I did not get any "piling" or small clumps when applying and I made sure to apply small amounts at a time. I tried one coat for my daily wear and I built it up for night wear. Love the sheerness of the one coat and how easy it was to build up. This is my new favorite as my skin did not feel dry or "plastic" during the time I wore it.
If you have dry skin or texture this is a massive FAIL
J from US
patchy patchy patchy
mwest from lake jackson
i wanted to like this but it's so liquidity and blends horribly and separates on my face so bad (i have combination skin)
Smells like bread
Auds from Florida
Why is no one making the comment that this smells like a baguette? So bizarre! I like the glow but prefer the colourpop pretty fresh tinted moisturizer (and you get 1.5x the product)!
Meg from New York
So I usually go for more full coverage since I'm very acne prone/have uneven skin tone. I usually use Estée Lauder foundation but was looking for something less heavy for summertime and stumbled upon this and figured I would try it out. And man am I glad I did because this is my new holy grail item for summer. Covers great without being heavy, gives a really nature look which I've been trying to strive for instead of caking my face with foundation. Overall great product.
looks cute but questionable
Melissa from Tulsa, OK
this formula looks gorgeous on the skin, dewy and dreamy for the summer. this product is comparable to glossier's skin tint. but the smell is awful and there are random gritty pieces in the foundation, it's very inconsistent because of this. at that point, i'd rather pay a bit more for the glossier instead 🤷🏻♀️
I'm not to sure how I feel about it.
Courtney from D'ibervile
I'm honestly not to sure how I feel about this foundation. In the beginning it was wonderful, but today when I put it on my face it felt sticky and itchy. It's not old at all, I bought it a month ago! I do like the coverage but it's just sticky and makes my face itch.
Ok for price
Summer from Oregon
The product didn't blend in great. I have dry skin and this product made that very visible and made me look flaky.
Blends well with my skin tone
SarahMascarainWA from Spokane, WA
I bought this product after buying and being disappointed with multiple expensive brands. Coverage is very light so it's far from full coverage but it's a major improvement in how it lays on the skin; no chalky/chunky texture and while not full on dewy, it's not that matte finish that ages skin.
caligirl from Cali
This foundation is terrible. Does not cover well or blend smoothly. You literally have to use so many drops and it streaks so much
Not for me
K from Tn
I have dry & red skin, & it kinda made my skin burn (could've been from how dry it was) but it didn't blend well for me & was a very light coverage like a tinted moisturizer. It isn't bad I just didn't like it for my skin type!! I'd recommend it to someone with more even toned skin with very minimal dryness!!
Great light coverage, not too light or oily.
Mojo from OH
This is more matte than I expected it to be. I would describe it as having a lightly satin finish but not dewy. Great for oily skin especially with the powder in this line as well. It's not hyper long-wearing but you can get a good 8 hours before needing a touch up if you prime and set it. I have very sensitive skin (I can only use vanicream skincare to give you an idea of how sensitive), and I didn't have any reaction or irritation from this line.
Sal from Ontario, Canada
It is a little drying and not like a moisturizer. It dries kind of like a primer but makes my skin look really blurred and even. I suggest using a moisturizer or a primer before this. A few people complained about their skin being irritated and the foundation being grainy but I did not experience that.
makochic9999 from Austin, TX
Kudos for the hydrating aspect of this foundation, but there were a couple of blaring problems: I only use a little and it still pilled; also, there were weird little chunks of something in it (almost like glops that wouldn't blends or melts with body temp). I'm hoping I just had a rogue bottle that was in the heat too long or something, because otherwise, it was lightweight, offered good coverage and hydrating.
Leaks from Charlotte
It leaks easily
Acne prone skin? Don't do it
anklebitersue from New York, NY
I wanted to love this product so much because of the natural finish and how affordable it is but unfortunately it will never work because of the ingredients in this product. It clearly states that the product contains coconut oil and despite knowing how comedogenic coconut oil is, I still decided to use it . I broke out in white heads (once again , it's on me because I knew it had coconut oil). Moral of story , if you have acne prone skin stay from this product because it will clog your pores and make you break out. If you don't have acne prone skin enjoy it because is very comfortable on the skin with natural finish .
Loved this product
Donna from Sheffield, Alabama
Love this product and it is easy and clean.
Bee from NY
This product is terrible. It smells absolutely terrible, it's thick and GRITTY (think sand in your sunscreen) and actually seems to draw moisture from my skin, leaving me drier than before using it. Yuck.
P. Cupid from Philadelphia, PA
This product is great for lightly evening out my hyperpigmentation, but it pills on the skin (the products balls itself and just sets on the skin. i usually have to wipe the pills off once it sets into my skin).
Weird smell but good product
Katie from Louisville, KY
Smells a bit weird but other than that I love this for a good medium coverage 😊
best foundation !
destiny . from texas
this foundation has been a game changer for me so far and truly do recommend if you're into more of a dewy and lightweight type of makeup look .
Perfect shade match
Misty from Bolingbrook
I always have trouble finding the right shade for me, but this foundation in Fair is perfect! Knocking down a star because I do breakout when I wear it and it does pill up. I recommend using a brush to stipple and then smoothing out with a sponge. Looks so beautiful and doesn't crease!
Brittney from New Jersey
I got light-medium, which is what I am in every other liquid makeup. This was TOO light. I looked like a Ghost. Will be returning