When it comes to makeup, I’m not afraid to get spendy (obviously). But, it’s also nice to save a few bucks. Drugstore formulas have seriously improved the last few years. So, I was really excited when Covergirl sent me their new Trublend Matte Made Foundation. This baby promises to be great for all, no matter what your skin type. I was instantly intrigued, and had to try it!
COVERGIRL MATTE MADE
Rather than create a foundation for one particular skin concern, Covergirl decided to be inclusive of all needs. This new formula minimizes pores, controls shine, stays put, and feels comfy on the skin. Which means oily, dry, and combo babes can use it. Being dry myself, it’s not often that a matte foundation works on me. So, I put this one to the test (see below).
Before I get into my experience, here’s a little run down on the shade range. There are 40 shades categorized in four ranges – Light (L), Medium (M), Tan (T), and Deep (D). In addition, Covergirl also calls out warm, cool, and neutral undertones. Despite all this, I still found it hard to color match myself (and several others have said the same). Eventually I did find my shade (L30), but with so many to choose from it was a challenge.
MATTE MADE ON DRY SKIN
Before I review a foundation, I like to wear test it several times (in several conditions). I’ll give it a go on a day when I’m busy running errands, and a day when I’m inside laying around. Lasting all day on a lazy day doesn’t tell me much, but if it can wear through errands, that’s impressive.
Each time I’ve worn this, my experience has been the same. It’s got medium buildable coverage, and it never dries me out. Admittedly, I do pair it with a luminous base (MAC Strobecream), but that’s because I prefer a demi-matte finish. It doesn’t accentuate my fine lines, but it can look patchy on dry areas if too much is applied (pretty typical of mattes). So, does it truly work for my dry skin? Yes! I’ve worn this about five times, and never had issues with caking or settling. Just don’t over apply, that’s the key. I also prefer to apply it with a dampened sponge.
BENEFITS & WEAR TIME
As for the wear time, the 12-hour claim seems to hold up. It doesn’t look exactly the same at hour 10, as it does hour 1, but overall it holds up nicely. I did notice typical break down on my cheeks, but that tends to happen with my rosacea. My cheeks are problematic, so I wasn’t surprised when this wore off there as well.
Here’s how the foundation held up with each claim:
- Oil free → Didn’t experience excess shine
- Transfer resistant → Didn’t notice any transfer
- Pore Minimizing → Selfie ready yes, not sure it “minimized” pores though
- All Day Wear → About 10-12 hours
Note: Missing shade L50.
Note: Missing shade M10.
If you’re looking for a new affordable foundation, be sure to check out Covergirl Trublend Matte Made. You can find it online, and in most mass retailers.
Have you tried the Trueblend Matte Made formula? I’d love to know!
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