Saturday, August 23, 2008
How Natural Can Medium Coverage Look? Cover Girl's Aquasmooth Compact Foundation
I'm trying to figure out why Cover Girl calls this foundation appropriate for "drier skin." I think it must be the Aquacurrents in this product, though I have to admit that I've been using it for about 10 days now on my combination skin and have absolutely fallen in love!
This foundation comes in a semi-solid compact with a small sponge to apply. I using the sponge dry (when wet it picked up too much foundation, creating a dry/cake-like finish), pick up a small amount of foundation and dot it around my face. I then blend a bit with the sponge (really, I blend for about 10 seconds, I'm not very systematic about it), and then blend for another little bit with a foundation brush. My favorite foundation brush is Billy B's #2, makeup artist Molly Stern recommends Shu #14, both of which have a very similar shape.
After a few small touch-ups with my concealer and a dusting of translucent powder I'm ready to go! The coverage from this foundation is medium, and looks incredibly natural. The foundation dries to more of a powder-like finish and even close up it is very difficult to tell that you are wearing foundation. The coverage lasts all day, is hydrating on my skin but does not turn me into a big greasy mess, and I had no issues with blemishes or clogged pores.
I'll definitely be using this foundation a lot in the future!
CG Smoothers Foundation