Being the foundation junkie that I am, I tend to spend lots of time and a pretty penny trying out different brands, formulas and finishes of foundation to find ones that work best for my skin type. So, you can imagine my surprise and delight when I came across a great drugstore foundation that is easy on the wallet and great on the skin!
CoverGirl’s Ready, Set, Gorgeous Fresh Complexion Oil-Free Foundation is one of, if not the best, drugstore foundation I’ve ever tried.
As someone with extremely sensitive skin, finding a drugstore foundation that is oil-free can be hard to come by, so this product immediately appealed to me for that sole reason. Not to mention that the color selection is fantastic, it has excellent staying power throughout the day, and it provides a light-to-medium buildable coverage for those days when I don’t want a full-coverage look.
For the sake of this post, I wanted to demonstrate just how well this foundation covers. I applied the product shortly after getting out of the shower and applying moisturizer when my face typically is most red. The second photo is only after ONE layer of foundation – just one! To me, it’s like a night and day difference. I do typically apply one more light layer to my chin and cheeks since that’s where I have the most discoloration, and then I go in with concealer for the rest.
The foundation dries to a natural, semi-matte finish, which works well for dry winter skin – the product still leaves a bit of a healthy glow without looking oily or completely lifeless and matte. I do set my t-zone with a light dusting of powder just to help prolong the wear of the foundation and keep the oiliness at bay.
With a setting powder, I usually can go five to six hours with no touch-ups. That’s better than some of my higher-end foundations! In the summer when my skin is oilier, that time most likely will decrease, but for the winter it’s definitely ideal.
Shade #210 Medium Beige seems to be a good match for me, but I may need to go down a shade to something a tad lighter and with more of a neutral/yellow-based undertone. The packaging makes it so easy for you to determine the foundation’s undertone while in the store.
I also haven’t experienced any breakouts with this foundation, most likely thanks to its oil-free formula.
Needless to say, this foundation is here-to-stay in my makeup collection!