I used to be really into foundation. I would not leave the house – even just for a quick errand – without a heavy coating of foundation all over my face. I suffered (and I still suffer) from acne (specifically, cystic acne, a.ka. THE WORST KIND there is, and, at least on me, virtually untreatable. Fun!), so I wanted my face completely covered.
At some point I grew tired of purchasing bottle after bottle of foundation, find that the ones I was using were discontinued or the formula changed. And, really, I just didn’t like that thick, cakey foundation feeling on my skin. My cystic acne was somewhat under control and the leftover scars weren’t terrible. And, I became a mom of three with approximately 2.5 minutes to tend to myself a day. So I stopped using foundation.
I like my natural skin to be seen, even if it’s not the prettiest. I have discoloration, scarring, dark circles, and the random cystic acne breakout. At that time, I discovered the Ponds BB Cream that every YouTuber and their mother was talking about a few years back. I loved that stuff. And then, as happens with products, it was discontinued (at least I believe it was discontinued…I can’t find it any more!).
For a while, after I used up my last remaining bottle of the Ponds BB Cream, I just used concealer to cover up discoloration and dark circles, and that worked pretty well. Then, one fateful day as I was trolling Target, I came across CoverGirl’s new Clean Matte BB Cream.
CoverGirl, you had me at MATTE! In addition to not having the prettiest skin, I’m also oily as the day is long! (Are you horrified by my face yet?!)
I picked the color FAIR, and I’ve been using it daily for almost a year. I love it. The coverage is definitely light. It is buildable, but you’re not going to get full coverage. If you prefer a flawless face, this won’t be your favorite. But if you want just a little coverage and your skin toned evened out, this is for you!
I apply it but squeezing (Also, a squeeze tube! YES!) a small amount onto the back of my hand. With a dampened Beauty Blender, I pick up a little bit of product and dab it into my skin.
I love how I don’t feel anything on my face. The wear time is okay; I don’t use a primer, so the wear time might improve with a primer. But when it does wear off, it wears off pretty evenly. It’s enough to get me through the day, which, for me, is about 4 p.m. before I shut down. 😉
Do you like BB Creams? Which ones? Are you a full coverage or light coverage person?