Covergirl Trublend Matte Made Foundation Review

When I saw that Covergirl came out with a new matte foundation I was so excited. There are 40 shades with a variety of undertones so it's one of the most inclusive ranges at the drugstore. I purchased my Covergirl TruBlend Matte Made Foundation at Walmart for just under $8 so it's also a steal. But is it all it's hyped up to be? Here's my take, from an oily skin point of view.

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Claims  |  Covergirl's TruBlend Matte Made Foundation claims to provide 12 hour matte coverage while controlling oil and minimizing pores. Also, it claims to be transfer resistant which speaks to its longevity on the skin. Does this foundation live up to the claims?

Packaging  |  This foundation comes with pump so dispensing is really easy and it keeps clean throughout use. I prefer either a pump style or squeeze tube for my foundations - so much easier!

Shades  |  I love that there were so many shades to choose from in this line. A lot of foundations are too pink for me and I was able to find my shade pretty easily and I loved the color match. I have shade L30 which is light with a warm undertone.

Application  |  This foundation is extremely smooth going over the skin. I found it to blend very easily as it wasn't very thick.

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Coverage  |  I'd describe this foundation as light to medium coverage since redness and discoloration are still visible after application. It's definitely buildable, but for one layer of product, you won't get full coverage. I was actually happy with the coverage of one layer since I've been enjoying lighter products for summertime. However, if my skin was breaking out, I'd definitely need concealer.

Finish  |  Immediately after application this foundation has a really nice, matte finish. It didn't get cakey or appear heavy on the skin even after I set it with powder. My skin appeared smooth, pores looked fairly minimal and there was reduced shine, at least for a little while.

Wear  |  Sadly, this is where this foundation really disappointed me. As much as I loved the color match and initial appearance of the foundation, it just wore very poorly throughout the day. Actually, after about four hours I really wanted to wash my face. It began to feel heavy, oil broke through and there were noticeable areas where it wore off even after a short time. I found my skin getting oily even in areas where it wouldn't normally, like the top of my forehead. I didn't even spend any time out in the heat or doing anything strenuous, just a trip to the grocery store.

As stated above, this foundation claims to wear for 12 hours so it was very disappointing to see how quickly it broke down on the skin. Also, it claims to be transfer resistant and that is sadly not true. This foundation transferred so much I didn't even want my babies touching my face on the days I was testing it out. I was really looking forward to this foundation but it just didn't live up to the claims as I had hoped.

Covergirl TruBlend Matte Made Foundation Review Oily Skin  |  Lusterhood

Final Thoughts  |  So what do I recommend for oily skin? If you're a fan of L'oreal Infallible, I would say that is a much better choice, particularly during the summer. I wrote a complete comparison of L'oreal Infallible and Maybelline's Fit Me Matte Foundation, for those interested in other matte foundations at the drugstore.

Have you tried Covergirl's TruBlend Matte Made Foundation? What is your favorite foundation for oily skin?

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