Saturday, November 8, 2014

First Impression | Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous Foundation



Hey everyone!  Today I want to share my first impression of the Ready Set Gorgeous foundation by Covergirl.  I've only heard one person briefly mention this foundation in a video, but I haven't seen any in depth reviews of it.  It's been around for several months already, but I've just now been noticing it in more stores.  I wanted to try it out for myself because I've been on the lookout for a nice foundation and I thought it would be a great product to try in a first impression!




Details
Ready Set Gorgeous
Price range $7-$9
Oil free
12 shades - My shade is 305 Golden Tan
Claims to reduce shine and last all day
Medium coverage

Packaging
I really like the packaging.  It's sleek and easy to carry around.  It's a squeeze tube and it's easy to control how much you use.  The product contains 1 fluid ounce.

Application
I looked on the website for the directions, and it said to use a disposable sponge wedge or your fingertips to apply.  I took a pea sized amount and used my fingertips and dabbed the foundation on my cheeks and forehead and then blended it out and I did not like the way it was looking.  I felt like it wasn't spreading evenly.  I picked up a flat top brush and started stippling and blending in circular motions and the results were SO much better.  The color also matched my skin tone perfectly.

Coverage
After one coat I could tell my skin looked more even in skin tone, but I wasn't satisfied with the coverage because it was so light.  I added on a second coat using the flat top brush and I could really see the medium coverage coming through.  Two coats of it worked perfectly for me.  My skin tone was even, but I could still see my natural skin through the foundation.

Setting
The foundation set pretty quickly and my face looked matte.  Right after I blended everything out, my skin didn't feel sticky at all.  My skin felt smooth, and I could tell from the texture that it was a foundation that is really geared towards oily skin.  I did set the foundation with a light dusting of my Rimmel Stay Matte powder.  My face didn't look cakey, but I could tell that I had foundation on.

Results
About two hours after applying the foundation, I checked to see how my face was looking and I noticed that the makeup looked more natural.  I wasn't oily, but I had a natural glow.

An hour and a half later I was getting ready to go out to dinner and I noticed that a little bit of oil was starting to show, but it wasn't anything too noticeable.  I blotted my face to get rid of it and added no extra powder.

I got home about 5 hours later and the foundation looked the same.  It looked really nice and natural, and it didn't oxidize.


Final Thoughts
So I think I might have found my new favorite product!  I was very impressed with the way it held up on my face because my skin can get extremely oily.  This is definitely something to try if you have oily skin.  I wouldn't really recommend this to those who have dry skin unless you really really moisturize beforehand.  I would ignore the directions it gives and use some kind of flat top brush that you can really work the foundation into your skin with.  I don't own a Beauty Blender, but I can imagine that it would be great to apply the foundation with as well.  I'm going to continue using it, and hopefully this will be in a favorites post in the future!

I hope this first impression helped you if you were considering buying this product or you're on the lookout for a new foundation!

22 comments:

  1. cover girl is great

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    1. Yup! They make my holy grail mascara too :)

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  2. This looks great! I wish I could find covergirl in the UK xx

    Laura | lauraslittleloves

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    1. Aw there's so many things I wish they had in the US that you all get :(

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  3. Great review, I have never actually used Cover Girl products before, so it is nice to read someone else's experiences with the products! Thanks for sharing :)

    http://www.skinnybelle.com/

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    1. No problem! I really liked doing a first impression on it. Covergirl has great products and some of the best prices for drugstore makeup. Thank you for reading :)

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  4. This sounds so nice, unfortunately we don't have covergirl in Spain :(

    xx

    http://robberscorner.blogspot.com.es

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    1. I'm loving it so far! It's a shame Spain doesn't have it. Maybe one day in the future :)

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  5. This sounds like a great product. :)
    Alex // www.prettythoughtsx.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's great! I'm still using it too! Thanks for reading :)

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  6. What a fantastic product for this price! Amazing! Thanks for sharing dear! :)

    Have a lovely day
    xxx
    Bianca

    http://madamebalti.blogspot.com

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    1. I love that something that works so well is so affordable! I'm glad you liked the review :)

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    1. I've been using it everyday since this first impression! Thanks for reading :)

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  8. wonderful review, very thorough which is something a lot of bloggers lack i think. great writing xx

    http://thewhimsicalwildling.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you Eloise! I wanted to make sure it was detailed enough that people would really get an idea of how it worked :)

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  9. Great review :) I am definitely interested in trying this product out!! So glad I found your blog I am love it :)

    Becky, x
    http://undertheseabeauty.blogspot.ca/

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    1. I'm so happy that I picked it up because I really do love it! I hope it works as well for you as does for me if you do try it out :) And thank you so much :) that's very sweet!

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  10. The longevity of this sounds really good, always a good thing finding foundations that actually last for the day!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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