When I heard that Covergirl had released a new foundation called the Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous Foundation I admit I rolled my eyes. The packaging and me just aren’t my favourite but when everyone started raving about how amazing the product is I couldn’t resist trying it out and putting together a review for you!
So the details are it’s an oil-free formulation designed to provide a medium, flawless coverage whilst still remaining natural. It claims to be long lasting having an ‘built-in powder system’ that helps keep your face matte throughout the day. Now this all sounded a little scary to me because it’s winter and I have dry patches around my eyes and nose but here is how it goes throughout an 8 hour day.
When initially applied it’s crazy how quick the foundation sets up on the skin! Every time I apply it I’m always shocked which is strange because I’ve never tried a foundation like it. It does give a really good medium coverage but I don’t find it too much for everyday. As you can see around my chin where I have discolouration for breakouts some of it is still visible which is what I like for everyday wear. My initial fear of the product clinging to dry patches didn’t seem to be an issue and it feels very light when blended into the skin. The colour match is pretty spot on for me however the colour range overall is disappointing with only 6 shades available. I didn’t set this with a powder, a HUGE deal for me being a combo/oily gal, but the finish once it’s set is so matte I didn’t feel I needed to powder on top.
Four hours in and can you believe how great it’s looking without any sort of powder? It’s insane! As you can see I have lost a bit of coverage around my nose but I’ve been blowing it all day due to having a cold. I would say the foundation look pretty much identical to when first applied which is crazy for someone like me with combination/oily skin. There isn’t much else to say at this point apart from gushing at how amazing it looks!
After a total of seven and half hours this is how my make up is looking. I spent today shooting outfit photos and then in the office all day with the heating pumping which usually leads to me being an oily mess so this is impressive. Obviously there is some shine visible through the T-Zone area which is my usual area of oil but overall it’s looking pretty good right?! As I said before I’ve lost coverage around my nose due to my cold but that’s not something I typically have happening so usually it wouldn’t be an issue. I noticed throughout the day around my chin blemishes there was some caking but I find with most matte foundation that happens throughout the day regardless.
Overall the verdict is fairly positive for combination/oily skinned girls and definitely one of the best cheaper foundations I’ve tried so far this year. It’s mattifying, long-lasting without a powder, great coverage and feels lightweight on the skin. I have been opting for the Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous Foundation over my other foundations for everyday just because of that amazing longevity and low maintenance wear – so worth checking out if you haven’t already.
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