Hehe, my kitty loved this stuff :)
I was shocked! To be honest, I don't think I have one other piece of CoverGirl in my current stash, and I haven't tried one of their foundations in years. I'm pretty sure as a teen, I used one of their old foundations, but since then I have had zero interest in any CoverGirl products.
First off, I was very happy with the colour selection. I tested a few on the back of my hand and my jawline, and the shade I purchased was an absolutely perfect match - 932 Nude Beige.
This foundation comes in a 30 ml bottle with a pump! Yay! Estee Lauder Double Wear doesn't have a pump, and neither did Revlon ColorStay; which I had also been using previously. It also contains SPF 20, which some people might love. I prefer to apply sunscreen before foundation, and I prefer not to wear any sunscreen for a night out.
The bottle says: Lasting power of primer, coverage of a concealer, and blendability of a foundation in one. Shine Free.
While testing it, I applied it without a primer or concealer. In the future, I would definitely use a primer as well. My pores are just too big to go without. I found the coverage was very good as it covered some pesky red bumps that just popped up (possibly dermatits), and it did make my pores appear a bit smaller. I do find it quite matte, but I did dust with a setting powder. My skin is too crazy oily to go without powder. I've been wearing it today without a setting powder, and I can see some shine, but it's nothing terrible.
Here's a before and after taken today without any primer, concealer or setting powder. I couldn't replicate the lighting for both pics, but I wanted to show the coverage. Sorry for disgusting pores! :P
And here it is applied on my arm:
Overall, I'm very pleased with this product! I find it comparable to Double Wear, and I find it leaves me more matte than ColorStay ever did. I read that Estee Lauder will be coming out with more shades in the near future, so until then, I will happily continue using this! I'll be sure to update if it causes any skin reactions as well.
This product cost me $12.99 at my local Superstore (though I'm sure you could shop around for better deals). A serious steal if you ask me! I'd definitely recommend this to anyone else with oily skin!
Hope everyone's having a great weekend! Thanks for reading :).