Is it just me or are there a TON of new foundations coming out at the drugstore? It feels like every brand is releasing the latest and greatest foundation. And don’t get me wrong…I love it. I am all about getting my hands on some new foundations and beauty products to try. So with all of the recent foundation releases, I’ve been a happy girl every time I’ve visited my local CVS. On my most recent trip, I scoured the beauty aisle per usual and came across a GIANT display of the new Covergirl Trublend Matte Made Foundation. I grabbed my shade and took it home to give it a shot. I’ve been wearing it for a few weeks now and I have a pretty good idea on if I like it or not. Check out how this foundation performed for me and maybe it’s something you’ll need to go pick up, too!
I’ve tried this foundation with primer and without primer to make sure I give it a fair test. I’ve also tried it with a flat-top foundation brush and a EcoTools Beauty Sponge. My favorite way to apply this foundation is definitely with a beauty sponge and no primer. Since it is a matte foundation, it can be a little tough to blend flawlessly with a brush. Using the sponge makes it super easy and makes the skin look smooth and hydrated, while still being matte. It applies easily, but it is a bit tacky so you have to set it with powder.
Application Rating = 4
Coverage & Finish
Overall, I’d say this foundation is definitely a medium coverage foundation — not too light, not too heavy. The coverage, in my opinion, makes it great as an everyday foundation. If you’d prefer a more full coverage look, you can easily build up to coverage. You also get slightly more coverage with using a foundation brush versus a sponge. And this product lives up to it’s “matte” claims, although I wouldn’t say it’s super matte. It’s matte with a slight velvety, satin finish. Since it’s not so matte, I could see this foundation working well for both dry skin and oily skin.
Coverage & Finish Rating = 5
This is usually where a great foundation starts to lose it’s hype. A foundation can look perfect for 3 hours, but by hour 4 you look like a hot mess. Although the Covergirl Trublend Matte Made foundation never got to hot mess status, it didn’t last as long as I was hoping. Around hour 8, it started to break up around my nose and forehead even though it claims to have up to 12 hours of wear. 8 out of 12 hours isn’t bad though. The thing that got me was how tacky my skin became. The Covergirl Trublend Matte Made Foundation claims to be transfer resistant. I would freaking love a foundation that is transfer resistant so I didn’t have to worry about leaving a “L30 Golden Ivory” mark on someone’s shirt when I hug someone. But this foundation is not transfer resistant, at least for me. With my combo/oily skin, this foundation could not win the hug test.
Lasting Power = 2.5
Covergirl, GOOD JOB with this shade range. With 40 total shades, this is one of the best shade ranges for a foundation at the drugstore. I makes me so happy to see a foundation range that can work for so many people. Kudos to you, Covergirl.
Shade Range = 5
With any drugstore brand, you’re nearly guaranteed to not spend a bunch of money for a foundation and that’s no different in this case. At CVS, you can grab this 1 oz. foundation for $8.99. That price is very much on par with normal drugstore brand foundations.
Price = 5
TOTAL = 21.5 out of 25
Overall, I’d say this is a great option for foundation. It doesn’t pass the hug test and doesn’t last as long as it claims, but it makes your skin look natural and smooth for a good amount of time. It also doesn’t irritate my skin and cause breakouts. And it could definitely work for most skin types.
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