Covergirl Foundation Vs. Maybelline Foundation

by - July 30, 2018

Good Morning Guys! How have you been? I for one have been exhausted beyond belief lately. College is no joke. I'm currently about to enter my third year as a college student and I'm not gonna lie, the excitement has worn off just a little bit. It's really exciting when you first attend college but towards the end, your just like, "ugh, can this be over already."

I'm in a sort of break period right now and I call it that because it truly is the only break (typically about 2 - 2 1/2 weeks) I'm gonna be receiving from now until when the fall semester starts. So, what have I decided to do with my spare time? This of course! If you've been sticking with me over the past few years despite my frequent absences, then I truly, truly appreciate you!

Enough about me, let's get to the post! For today's post, I thought it would be fun to do a sort of comparison of two drugstore foundations that have been very popular lately.

I know I'm the very LAST person to be reviewing these two, but I figured I would do a post comparing the two because as of right now, I haven't seen anyone else do a review like this. These two foundations are quite a foray into new territory for these brands.
First up.......

Covergirl Trublend Matte Made Foundation

I'll be honest, I've only used covergirl foundation once and that was almost 10 years ago. It was when their options were very limited in regards to shades and formula. Flash forward to now and many drugstore companies have improved on their formulas and shade ranges in an attempt to compete with high end brands and I must admit, they HAVE gotten a lot better!

This one in particular from covergirl is a great option. It's a little more natural looking compared with the Maybelline one. I got a fair shade but it's not a perfect match since I'm self-tanning at the moment. I chose the shade L40 - Classic Ivory. The foundation is $8.44 more or less depending on where you choose to purchase it. The bottle contains a pump and 30 ml of product and it comes in 40 shades you guys!! How awesome is that?!? The biggest advantage of this foundation is that it looks super natural on the skin but still provides enough coverage, about medium I would say. It does oxidize on the skin but not too bad. However, all these goods things aside, it does have one major disadvantage.

This foundation claims to last for 12 hours and yes I know that most of the products that claim this are just utilizing advertising tactics but this foundation doesn't even last for 4 hours! Within the 4 hour mark, redness and texture started peaking through the skin and it was made even worse and more visible if you sweat. I take real issue with a beauty brand claiming it will last when it can't even break the 4 hour mark!

Maybelline Superstay Full Coverage Foundation

This next foundation is more of my wheel house. I'm a full coverage cake aficionado so any kind of foundation that offers this is perfect in my book. Don't get me wrong, I do like a more natural look every so often, but more often than not, I reach for the fuller coverage one. This foundation does deliver on its promise to be full coverage but it doesn't on the wear time. What else is new lol? Even worse than the Covergirl one, this foundation says its supposed to last 24 hours and it barely last 4-5 hours. Within that time span, it starts to pill and if you have oily skin like me, the oils in your skin will start to seep through tremendously around this time mark. It seriously makes you look like a grease ball!

I chose the shade 102- fair porcelain because at the time when I bought this, I was very pale but I've been self tanning recently so as you can see in the picture, it's a little too light for me right now. The bottle comes in the standard 30 ml, but the biggest problem with this foundation? The shade range is very seriously? 16 shades? What are we supposed to do with 16 shades?!? But, I digress. One good thing about this foundation is that it doesn't oxidize as much as the Covergirl one. This foundation is also on the pricier side compared to the Covergirl one was it was $9.98 depending on where you buy it. I almost forgot to mention, this foundation comes in pump form so, I guess that's a plus.

Looking at both of these foundations in comparison, it really will depend on a few factors. How long do you want your foundation to last? How much coverage do you want? Do you care about the shade ranges? I hope you have found my review helpful.

Have you tried either of these foundations? If so, tell me which one is your favorite or just your favorite drugstore foundation in the comments below! 

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