Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Review: Cover Girl Fresh Complexion Powder Foundation

Quality: 5 out of 5
Packaging: 4 out of 5
Size: .37 oz
Price: $5.00 - $7.00
Where To Buy: any drugstore
Would I Buy Again: Yes

Get a fresh, natural look - to go! Extra-fine oil absorbing powders help even out skin, covering like a liquid, cheeks to chin. The slim, blue compact goes anywhere to help control shine and keep you beautiful for hours.

Controls oil and shine
Won't clog pores

I bought this after going through several pressed powders from different brands and not being happy with them. I can honestly say that this is one I will buy again and continue to love. Its different from other pressed powders in the fact that its a foundation, so its more pigmented and a bit heavier in coverage. It can be worn alone but I like to wear it over my normal liquid foundation.

The key to not looking like I'm wearing tons of foundation is to apply only a thin layer of liquid foundation, about half of what I'd normally use, then using my ELF Studio Powder Brush to apply the Cover Girl powder in a light layer, and then using the sponge it comes with on places where my pores are large or where I have red spots. This gives me the most natural flawless look I've ever acheived with the least work (though its still not perfect, but I'll take what I can get) and the least about of make up on my skin.

This does help control oil for me. I always use MAC's Prep+Prime spf 50 under everything, and that plus this powder gives me at least 7-8 hours before I really need to blot. Usually I only get 5-6 before my face looks pretty gross.

The biggest problem with this product is that the lightest shade 605 Ivory would be too dark for very pale/fair skin tones. I just barely match it and I'm pretty light. There are 11 shades total.

This really helps make 50% of my pores disappear. They are huge and abundant so that is a big deal to me.

I have had no adverse reations to this products, no breakouts or anything.

-good coverage
-hides pores
-doesn't feel heavy
-can wear alone or over liquid foundation

-may be too dark for very fair skin


SilhouetteScreams said...

I think I tried this (or something very similar with identical packaging?) years ago and I hated it. But that was when I didn't even need foundation, and had pretty clear skin.

Now my skin is far from perfect, so I might give this another try :)

Khymm said...

what's your skintone and what shade did you get?

Cheap Cosmetics said...

It looks really so exciting.Can it suitable for both dry and normal skin?My skin is sensitive.So before use any product i want to make sure for this details ingredient.Can i find it??Thanks.I wait for your feedback.

Angie said...

thank you for this! i've always wanted some powder to cover my pores but usually they just bring them out more


Grace said...

Hi Katrina, just wanted to let you know that we blogged about your skin care tip with sea salt! Well, it was an update to an earlier post, and since it was such a great tip, we wrote another post about it. Thanks a lot :)

Andrew said...


The benefits of products are
-hides pores
-doesn't feel heavy
-can wear alone or over liquid foundation so l like it.

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Anonymous said...

AH!!! I need something that is oil controlling! Thanks for the review!I find your reviews very nice! Keep on girl!

Ndayri said...

Anything that helps hide those ugly pores is always a valuable addition to the makeup bag.

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Marisa Roepr said...

I haven't tried the powder yet but I do have the liquid under eye concealer from Cover Girl and I love it! It definitely hides what I need it to; it's light and it lasts. Right now I use a pressed powder by N.Y.C. and I really enjoy it but I may have to make the switch to see if Cover Girl's powder is as good as its liquid concealer.