A few weeks ago I found myself perusing the aisles at Shoppers Drug Mart (as I often do) looking for yet another foundation to try. I’ve mentioned before that my preferred foundation is MUFE’s Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation but I’m always curious to test out different drugstore brands to see if there’s anything out there at a lower price point that’s also comparable.
The biggest things I look for in a foundation include long-wear, full coverage and mattifying/shine-control with a matte finish. I came across Covergirl’s Clean Whipped Creme Foundation and having tried whipped foundations in the past and liking them, decided it give it a go. I think it was around $10 so I definitely liked the price tag!
I grabbed it in Ivory 305 which was the lightest shade available but not super fair – I actually found it to be a great colour match. After playing around with it for a while I found it best applied with a makeup sponge, since my usual foundation brush left a lot of streaks (I think this is because it’s a very lightweight formula).
I’ve been wearing it now daily for the last few weeks and think it’s a great summer foundation. It offers decent coverage (I set it with some pressed powder for a full-coverage effect) and is light on the skin, making it a nice foundation for those of us who suffer from oily t-zones in the summer heat.
I do find it moves around on my face a fair bit and a lot of it comes off by the end of the day. I also find it doesn’t blend well with other liquid/cream products like my MAC concealer or YSL Touche Éclat – instead there’s a kind of oil-and-water effect and they don’t work well together. I think because it’s a whipped formula that’s very light, it’s not really meant to go with much else.
If you’re looking for a very basic, no-fuss and lightweight foundation that offers great coverage, this is an excellent product and it’s perfect for summer days. If you’re looking for something a little more heavy-duty that will last through 12+ hour days though, I’d take a pass – you’re better off sticking to a traditional liquid foundation for that sort of thing.