Hello beauties, near and far! I’ve found my summer ‘foundation’. I know, I was surprised too…a CoverGirl Clean product? I picked this product up on a whim, because it was brand new, and that’s what I do. What I did not expect was that I would love it and use it every day since purchasing. First of all it’s a BB cream. I rarely use BB creams and aside from some Kbeauty versions and one ultra thin, light, L’Oreal version, typically find them to be heavier and more greasy than a light foundation; yet with less coverage. I do not like anything that feels heavy on my face, especially in the summer months. Second, while I’ve no qualms with drugstore brands, (I’m a firm believer in ‘if it’s good, it’s good), I’ve never been a CoverGirl fan, especially foundation and similar products. [I must give the brand props though, they’ve introduced some really good products since the start of 2016]. For me, and my complicated skin type, I feel as though I am always on the hunt for ‘the perfect foundation’ I’ve tried so many high end versions yet never ‘the perfect fit’ so if I can get the results I desire from a CVS up the road, for under 10 bucks; I’m all over it.
About the product:
In comparison to other BB creams I’ve tried this certainly has more coverage. If you typically do not find you obtain enough coverage when using a BB cream, you might find this version will work for you. While I’m not one to prefer heavy, full coverage foundations; I do require some evening out and hormonal blemish coverage at times. This product is enough to give me a blemish free appearance. I find that the tools I use for application of this BB cream can decrease or increase the coverage and ease of such. On days I just needs a bit of smoothing and evening out I’ll use my damp beauty blender or even just smooth a bit on with my fingers. When I have significant redness and blemishes to hide I’ll apply it with a stipple brush, blend and smooth it out with my soft, flat, oval brush. (these brushes feel so nice.) Product is available in 6 shade ranges from very fair to deep.
My skin is not exactly oily, it’s combo. The areas that are oily can get very oily though and while most of my remaining skin is ‘normal’ I have a small area prone to patchy dry spots. I found that this product does not make my face look or feel overly dry and it does not seem to worsen the look of the drier areas, which is both surprising and a huge plus. Because I wanted to test the true performance of the product I used it on it’s own: a light serum and moisturizer post face wash, this product, and nothing to layer or set the product. This bb cream not only held up all day without breaking up on my face, it did so through my sitting outside for an hour, on a 90 degree day, without making me look slick & oily. Best part; I’ve used it daily for nearly three weeks and it has not caused a single break out! While I know with certainty, based on numerous instances of running out and purchasing a product based on a review, that we are all different and what works for one may not for another; I wanted to put this review out there for those searching for something that won’t make them oily that may be prone to breakouts, or are maybe just looking for something lighter for the summer months. Best part; if it doesn’t pan out, you’re not out a lot of coin! 😉
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