When any brand says that they've come out with a face product that has a better range of colours, I immediately get curious. Foundation matching is my biggest beauty blunder. Sometimes I have such a hard time that I just give up and decide not to wear foundation at all.
CoverGirl recently released the TruBlend Foundation with 14 shades that supposedly match 98% of skin tones in Canada. Along with the foundation is also a range of concealers that are numbered to match with the foundations. Convenient, eh? I put both the foundation in the shade Sand Beige (M4) and the concealer Medium Light (M1-4) to the test...
So.. colour match of the CoverGirl TruBlend Foundation in Sand Beige (M4) is not so great. One of the claims of the foundation is that it's "forgiving" because it blends out to look natural and seamless. I think not. Ignoring the colour, the foundation is water-based, which makes it lightweight. The coverage is medium with a slightly dewy finish.
I can't say anything about wearability because I immediately removed this foundation from my face for fear of looking like an oompa loompa for more than a couple of minutes. If and when the colour matches my face (hopefully summer), I will revisit this product and keep you posted.
[SWATCHED: CoverGirl TruBlend Fixstick in Medium Light - M1-4; CoverGirl TruBlend Foundation in Sand Beige M4; CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous Foundation in 945 Warm Beige]
On the brightside, I've really been enjoying the TruBlend Fixstick Concealer in M1-4 Medium Light. In the photos, I've applied it as faux-foundation - on my nose, under the eyes, on top of blemishes, a little on the forehead and chin. It's not exactly the most heavy coverage of concealers that I've tried, but it does the job while still looking natural. The texture is slightly hard to blend, however this contributes to a better staying power of 4-6 hours. Oh. And the colour match is spot on.
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