My favorite drugstore foundations? Bourjois Healthy Mix. Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless. And now also: Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous. This is a foundation that I have had for a while, but that I just hadn’t gotten round to make my mind up about. The reason? This is a very hard to get foundation if you are not in North America and so I didn’t use a whole lot as I didn’t want to use it up too quickly. I know, bummer, but after using this again for a few weeks, I now have a good idea of what this foundation can do.
Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous Fresh Complexion Oil Free foundation 110 Creamy Natural
This foundation retails for $8.40 from Amazon, but in the US, depending on where you buy your makeup you spend a bit more or a bit less. It comes in 12 different shades, of which 110 Creamy Natural is one of the lightest shades available. Back when I bought this it was the lightest shade, but by now 105 Classic Ivory is the lightest shade available, but it has a more yellow undertone. 110 is more pink toned. One shade up, 115 looks to be lighter than 110, but again, it is more yellow toned.
This foundation has one of my favorite types of packaging. I love foundation that comes in a squeezy tube! Much easier to use than a straight up open top foundation of course, but I love it even more than a pump. It simply allows you a lot of control with how much product you actually squeeze out. Plus the tube is plastic, which means this won’t lead to nasty accidents if you decide to travel with it.
This is an oil free, water based foundation that should give medium coverage that lasts all day. It should have a liquid to powder finish which should prevent oiliness and shine throughout the day. It should still look natural and ‘fresh faced’. That’s a lot of promises for a liquid foundation!
The foundation isn’t too thick, but also not too runny. It has a pleasant consistency that is easy to blend. This glides onto the skin and hardly streaks no matter what application method I use: brush or beauty blender, this product blends easily into the skin.
Once it is blended in, there is a distinct powdery look on my hand, but on the face it is not too noticeable. I do powder my face to extend the wear time of this foundation as I need my foundation to last a good 12 hours on an average day.
At then end of the day, this foundation has of course worn off in certain places, but overall I find this lasts well on my skin. It doesn’t crease of flake off, nor does it look too greasy in my t-zone, even after a full day of teaching.
Before – Half
On the left you can see my face without any product. I have some pigmentation on my cheeks and a little bit of redness. This foundation almost completely covers that, but my skin still looks like skin after I apply it.
Full face – Neck test
After applying a full face you can see I’m wearing something, but it is mostly undetectable. Despite a ‘powder’ finish, I don’t think this looks too matte on my skin and it does not emphasize any dry patches.
The only problem I have with this is that it is a touch too dark for me for most of the year. I have owned this tube for close to 2 years now and I have found that this foundation works best of me in this time of the year: just after summer. That is when the shade is the best match for me.
The Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous foundation is one of the best drugstore foundations on the market. I am so glad I picked this up when on a trip to the US! The texture is nice, it lasts well and it blends like a dream. Pity that the shade isn’t a perfect match, but if you can find a shade in this that matches your skin I would highly recommend you try this.
What drugstore foundation would you still like to try?