Sunday, February 10, 2008

Yummy411: Product Review CoverGirl Tru Blend Foundation and LipColor

Ladies, I received some CoverGirl Tru Blend makeup to tell you all about! I'm excited about the new formula as it's been created to show off a better you! This foundation was formulated to show off the true beauty of your real skin and not just be a pigmented layer covering your face. It blends with the natural pigmentation of the skin for a more gorgeous skin.

This light weight, sheer to medium coverage foundation is oil free and comes in easily identifiable categories of shades by number. However, each number 1-6 has 3 shades giving you options for cool, neutral and warm tones.

I tried it and was honestly torn- if I wanted to show of my skin, I would just wear it bare or a little pressed powder, right? Besides, I like coverage that I can tell is really ummm covering. Then again, I liked the simple coverage, soaking up shine, but showing off my skin flawlessly. I like it for errands where I really don't want to wear makeup, but need to feed the makeup whore inside of me and wear something without looking too done up for my sweats. Being a liquid, I feel more confident that it won't just wipe or blow away like a powder.

So, my next TRUE test was on my sister Jess who is a few shades darker than me and just someone I can objectively get an outside view of. When she tried it on the first time, I was truly impressed.. really! It was her, but a better her-- not oily, a bit more even, totally natural! I was intrigued. I wasn't sure there was a shade for her, but she ultimately fit a number 6 (neutral). She possibly could go lighter, but that's how forgiving these sheer shades are.

But of course she had to SHOW us (per my demanding on a Saturday AM. lol)!

After (with flash) Jess, don't look so excited to be on my blog, sheesh! LOL

See! This was a great foundation for her. She's doesn't really do makeup, so this was a perfect intro to foundation for her. She carries this in her makeup bag everyday. Most of the time I can't tell that she has it on. It keeps a lot of oil away, for someone with normal skin, super natural and great for low maintenance chicas that want some makeup options.

We've found that applying the foundation with a sponge gives a bit more coverage. Otherwise, for the super natural, but better look we suggest using the fingers (or at least sparingly with a brush or sponge.) This time we used a sponge (just because) but applied very little. With this foundation being oil free, a powder isn't needed. For ladies with a bit more oil and for those that want a touch more coverage, however, should use a finishing/sheer powder. The TruBlend line of makeup offers a powder and blush to go with your foundation that can be identified by number as well. So if you find that you are a 6 in the TruBlend foundation, your blush and pressed powder will be a 6.

This makeup is for those looking for a sheer to light-medium coverage or those with only few blemishes that don't need heavy coverage.

Have you tried this foundation? What do you think of the concept?


nilla cookie said...

Awesome review, Kia! I haven't tried this foundation but I'm definitely interested in it - considering I don't really wear foundation, this would be right up my alley!

If I'm looking for a little bit of coverage, I normally use Laura Mercier's Tinted Moisturizer. This would be a great alternative for the budget-conscious (like me!)

Beautyful Habit said...

Yep you are right Nilla this was a super cute review i loved how her sister was looking like hurrry up and get this over with, great description i plan on getting some soon!

yummy411 said...

@ nilla cookie: Hey Nills! You make a good point there! It's a great alternative to the more expensive tinted moisturizers. Covers like a tinted moisturizer, but feels like a powder.... Try it and tell me what you think!

@ beautyful habit: hola chica. tell me what you think of it =) That's what I love about sisters ;)

nilla cookie said...

I'll certainly give my two cents when I try it - do you normally set it with some kind of powder? Or does it dry to a powdery finish?

yummy411 said...

hey nilla! i guess it would fall into the category of 'drying to a powdery finish' because you don't feel the tackiness of the liquid. it just dries down to a sheer matte finish. i use a power after because i like just a bit more coverage (and my powder just provides a hair of more coverage.) I sometimes even just use bronzer instead of a powder to finish off the look.

nilla cookie said...

Thanks Yummy! I think I'll give this one a test drive - I normally like to finish with a little bit of powder as well :)

yummy411 said...

no prob bob! LOL ;)

Dollfaced Rebel said...

I deff. have to give this a try!

yummy411 said...

please try it and let me know what you think. this week cvs (if you live near one) has this on sale. check it out!

Dollfaced Rebel said...

YAY!!! I made the mistake of giving the Clinique Super Moisture liquid foundation a try... It's a bit heavy, And it Makes my face look greasy... Bleh. lol