Insta-worthy skin: CoverGirl Ready, Set Gorgeous foundation + concealer

Title   I am a foundation freak.  Although most foundations look good on the skin when first applied, the real test is how they look hours later.

I have tried everything from drugstore to department store and regardless of how much they cost, some are definitely better than others. My favourite drugstore foundation is CoverGirl’s Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 foundation, which gives you perfect coverage and lasts all day. I also have their TruBlend one, and although I do like it when first applied, I don’t find that it is long lasting.  I’ve also tried their Clean Whipped Creme foundation, which I also loved and would totally re-buy (I have too many foundations at the moment, but if I ever find the need to buy a new foundation, I would get this one again).

The brand released a new line of foundations and a concealer, called Ready, Set Gorgeous, and when I saw that Katy Perry was the spokesperson behind it, I was like sign me up!  They actually have a whole new line of products out right now, but some are limited edition for the time being until next year (the Ready, Set Gorgeous powder foundation, CoverGirl XL Nail Gel, and CoverGirl Coverlicious glosses).

I was sent the CoverGirl Ready, Set, Gorgeous foundation in shade 105, as well as the concealer to try out and review.  The products launched a couple months back in drugstores and I have been itching to get my hands on them. The one thing that’s different about these is the packaging.  I feel like CoverGirl is really trying to appeal to a younger generation with a lot of their new products, plus having Katy Perry as a spokesperson doesn’t help either.  I’m instantly gravitated towards these products because of course, their name, as well as how they look.  Unlike the Stay Fab and TruBlend foundations, this one is in a squeeze tube, making it easy to apply and perfect for travelling (no pump on this bad boy!).  The concealer is a tube with a doe-foot application, so you can get pretty precise on where to place the product.

The idea behind this foundation is that it’s oil-free and provides long-lasting coverage.  The foundation has a built-in powder system that fights again shine, pulling oil and sweat away from your face, instead of trapping it underneath your foundation.  The concealer is lightweight, oil-free and shine-free that won’t clog pores. I wore this for eight hours on Sunday, and although I was mostly inside with tons of A/C, I did sport it in the sun and heat.  Overall, it held up pretty well and definitely longer lasting that the Trublend version. It’s not a full-coverage foundation, I would probably classify it as a light to medium coverage, but I think it’s perfect for everyday wear.  I would definitely wear this everyday to work and then put something a little heavier on for night.

Before and after Full face After

As for the concealer, I do find it’s a little thin for concealing blemishes and dark circles.  If you really need some major concealing, I would skip this product. I like it for everyday wear underneath my eyes, but I wouldn’t go full-out glam with this product.  The concealer would be great for teenagers, as they most likely haven’t developed dark circles yet (oh, the magic of aging… not that I’m saying I have dark circles…).

Overall, I really liked the foundation and recommend it.  I recently saw it at Wal-Mart for under $10, so if you want something relatively inexpensive and does the trick, pick this up.  This is great for those who don’t wear a lot of makeup and like to keep things au natural.  As for the concealer, I can think of many other drugstore brands that do a better job on concealing.  Even the TruBlend Concealer gives a better coverage than this one.  I don’t want to knock it entirely because I love the packaging on it, but if you want something thicker, I would skip this product.

Have you tried CoverGirl’s new InstaGlam collection?  Thoughts?

Disclosure: I am a #BeautyUnited blogger. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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