Covergirl describes this as:
This innovative new foundation with optical concealers and Olay skin-smoothing serum features an all-new breakthrough applicator—now you can instantly smooth away redness, blemishes and unevenness for a flawless effect. Medium coverage, with a natural finish…smooth is the new sexy
I found it weird that Covergirl did not mention anything about the hair smoothing aspect of it. They mention smooth away redness, blemishes etc. But nothing is mentioned about hair smoothing, I did find that a little odd.
This foundation comes in 13 shades. I was sent the shade 825 Buff Beige , not exactly my shade but I can work with it.
It retails $16.99 for .84 fl oz (25ml) just shy from 1.0 fl oz that most foundations come in. The price point is a little high for a drugstore foundation. But as of late drugstore products have been stepping up their game as well as their prices.
The Covergirl Ulta Smooth hair smoothing foundation comes in a squeezable tube as well as the pink rubber applicator . Which in my opinion I find very useless. When i tried to apply the foundation with the applicator. It just tugged on my skin, it did not smoothing what so ever, It applied patchy and uneven. When I saw what it was doing on the one side of my face, i was like “oh no this is a total waste of rubber” I grabbed my Beauty Blender and it did the job without any tagging of my skin and it blended it out perfectly. In the defense of the rubber applicator only thing is that it does not absorb the product other than that I saw no point in it as it provided me with nothing smooth.
The foundation has a rich,creamy texture to it, it sets to a matte finish. Not usually the type of foundations I tend to go, since I like my foundations to provide me with some sort of dewy finish…
But to my surprise I actually like this foundation and its’ matte finish, I did notice as I wore it for about 5 hours,that it had become a little dewy on my skin. Now if you are oily are doubt you are going to like the added oil/dewy factor.I don’t know if it was just the shade, but it gave off this greyish tint, which I actually liked. Weird, i know right. Maybe I am seeing things 🙂
I did not find that the foundation had no scent. I usually don’t mind scent. Only scent that I am not a fan of is Revlon colourstay foundation.
The formula contains glycerin, which apparently acts to soften facial hairs so they lie flat on your face. The foundation acts to “glue” the hair on your face down and forms a thin-film between the hair and the skin so they are less apparent. Unfortunately that did not take place while I was wearing the foundation. As I do have what you would consider “female sideburns” and they were very much still visible with the foundation as they would have been without the foundation. Keep in mind with my other foundations that I do own, having a foundation that is hair smoothing is not something I look for in a foundation.
I would love to know if this foundation has worked on girls who have peach fuzz and are of a lighter skin tone.
Even though it is said that this foundation is innovative with a breakthrough applicator. I found that the foundation did not work on the hair smoothing aspect of it. The applicator in my opinion was far from breakthrough.
I did like this foundation but not to the point that I would go out and re-purchase this foundation again. I do think this foundation will catch a few people’s eyes with the ‘ultra smooth hair smoothing’ part as well as the applicator.
If you do purchase this foundation, i would suggest you hang on to the receipt just in case you do not like it, you can return it and get your $16.99 back.
Have you tried this foundation? did you like it?
* This foundation was sent to me by Influenster. All thoughts and opinions are based on my experience with the product