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Cover Girl TruBlend Product Review

Doing Drugstore: Cover Girl TruBlend Foundation

I've been interested in trying Cover Girl's TruBlend line for some time now. Mostly because I love their spokesmodel Drew Barrymore, though I think that the highly airbrushed ads are a disservice to her natural beauty. This mineral-based liquid makeup employs the Cover Girl-patented colorsphere technology, which claims to help the foundation blend smoothly and invisibly into your skin, for a "naturally flawless" look. Since I am always searching for that flawless look, I was excited about the possibility that such a product could not only exist, but be available at my local drugstore for less than $10.

The verdict? While my quest for foundation perfection is still ongoing (let's be honest, will it ever end?), I am happy to add TruBlend to my short list of foundation favorites, but mostly because of the price. If it cost $60, I would expect more, but for $9, it blends well and provides a good medium-level coverage. Personally, the coverage was a tad too heavy to live up to the "no-makeup" claims, but it did a good job of covering the redness and unevenness in my skin. Have any of you tried TruBlend? What do you think?

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twiggie22 twiggie22 9 years
I hate Covergirls trublend new formula, I had to step down my "Number" to the lightest one Ivory..and its still too dark, plus my skin just eats it like a sponge and it doesn't blend well anymore. I guess i'll have to change to another brand that is hypo-allergenic :(
puddlesworth puddlesworth 9 years
yeah, I have this stuff. It is nice, but it rubs off a little on clothing
superfoxml superfoxml 9 years
I've been loving Clarins products man got me a cute boxed set of their products for Valentine's Day and I love it. The Express Compact Foundation is a wet/dry compact and covers just enough to smooth and correct things, while not overdoing it. I really recommend them. CoverGirl is just too cheap for my face and I break out the second their powder/foundation touches my skin. It's funny that with foundation, you have to get a good brand or you'll get what you pay for. And Bare Escentuals is nice, but sometimes I just want a compact foundation in lieu of the loose powder.
details2 details2 9 years
I can't ever seem to use drugstore foundations or concealers. They never have a fair enough option for me. Lately I've been using Bobbi Brown's Stick foundation and creamy concealer in Porcelain. It's the only line that seems to not turn too yellow or too pink - it just evens out the redness and covers my dark circles. I wish I could just pick up something at RiteAid for 13 bucks. Ugh.
afenimore afenimore 9 years
The BEST foundation is CHANEL TEINT INNOCENCE, best part it's only 45 bucks and utterly perfect! No cake face.
calliope calliope 9 years
I don't mind drugstore products, but I tend to stay away from Covergirl foundations because they never match my skin.
WiCkeD_LaDy WiCkeD_LaDy 9 years
i don't like CG foundations they are to greasy, and the smell =S!!
HiKate HiKate 9 years
Yeah, I use it but it's hardly worth it for $12.99 here.
Thiv04 Thiv04 9 years
Hey Emo- I use the Lash Blast mascara from Covergirl and it's pretty good. The wand is pretty big and the color or super dark black so on the top lashes, it makes your lashes look full. Since the wand is big, you can't really use it on your bottom lashes.
Thiv04 Thiv04 9 years
If I have to wear foundation, I like Loreal for a drug store brand. I also use Smashbo but I don't really like it that much. But I think that using Primer makes all the difference in coverage.
LindsayAndTheCity LindsayAndTheCity 9 years
I remember using the previous version of TruBlend. I'm curious to try this one but I'm afraid of it being too dark on my pale skin. Right now I swear by Revlon's ColorStay Active Light Makeup mixed with my Clinique City Block SPF25.
nslods nslods 9 years
Since I found Everyday Minerals, that's the only foundation I want to use.
SugarCat SugarCat 9 years
Cover Girl - when someone mentioned the scent I could smell it right away! Weird how that happens. My mom used it back in the day so when I started wearing makeup I did the same thing, but I am so glad she switched to BE and got me hooked on it, too! Best stuff ever, and it really doesn't feel as if I'm wearing any makeup at all.
emo_stacer emo_stacer 9 years
Bella...speaking of Drew Barrymore, Can you test the mascara that she is the spokeswoman for (is it LashBlast?)? I love those commercials and the funky orange tube it comes in, but I'm not much of a Cover Girl fan.
Tokyosugar Tokyosugar 9 years
I dislike covergirl. Try Neutrogena make-up, esp the tinted sunblock,w/retinol. It's my favorite.
Haethre Haethre 9 years
I like this foundation---the key is to use a dab with your sunscreen for your WHOLE face. It *doesn't* live up to the natural looking claims if used full-on. Also, after a week it squirts out uneven, with the white parts and brown parts separating. It's best blended with something else!! Normally I just wear Bare Minerals powder over Clinique SPF tinted sunscreen, but thought I would try this stuff out. Give it a try---it's a good night look when mixed with something else---and it's cheap!!
tommi tommi 9 years
I've been using bare minerals for about a year now and will NEVER go back to a liquid foundation. They all leave a mask-ey feeling on my skin...The only other thing I will use now is Nuetrogena's tinted moisturizer...
elmendoa elmendoa 9 years
chanel foundation. bottom line. is THE BEST foundation you can buy.
eightieslingo eightieslingo 9 years
I used this before they reformulated it. I really did like it a lot. It blended really well and didn't feel gross on my face. It covered dark circles and redness pretty good. I now use Bare Minerals because I got the starter kit for Christmas and I love it. So if Bare Minerals didn't exist, I'd probably still be using this foundation.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I don't really like any Covergirl products. I find that they are too yellow or pink for my skin never neutral enough.
ericahex ericahex 9 years
It's the only one I've found that blends nicely into my skin while still providing the right coverage for my redness, and the only one I've found that matches my skin exactly.
Ashlyn-Rose Ashlyn-Rose 9 years
Best drugstore foundation is Revlon Colorstay (I use the oily/combination skin version w/ SPF). I found it using and can't imagine ever switching.
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 9 years
Urghh I haven't touched a bottle of CG makeup since I was about 12 - and don't plan to again! I'd rather have a more expensive, pretty much perfect foundation than a cheap "decently good" one, to be honest.
ModernGraceKelly ModernGraceKelly 9 years
It's a good foundation and has been reformulated. Plus, it's only the clean line of foundations that have a noxema scent. That's an old school foundation. I like this and have been using it for a couple weeks. On me it does look natural. I've bought countless high end foundations, including B.E. minerals and this is just as good.
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