Covergirl Ready, Set Gorgeous Foundation | Review

Good foundations are difficult to come across, especially from a drugstore brand. Everyone is on a budget these days and let’s be honest, Sephora samples only last so far. I’ve had pretty good luck in the past with Covergirl face products so when they launched their newest line I couldn’t wait to give it a try!

I must say I was a little surprised by the size of the Ready, Set Gorgeous foundation. It comes in a squeezable bottle containing 1 fl oz (yes, you read correctly…just 1 lol). For everyday purposes, I like a good coverage (not overdone) but I don’t like the feeling of having makeup on while working or running errands.. make sense? I was looking for a lightweight foundation with medium to full coverage at a decent price.

The shade I use for the Ready, Set Gorgeous is in “#220 Soft Honey“, which matches and blends nicely. My face is a bit lighter from the rest of my body, so I like to make sure my foundations match/blend with my neck. The foundation retails for $6.99 at Target but prices may vary. This has been my go-to foundation for work (aka M-F) for the past 3 weeks. I’ve also been laying low on using primer, its just an extra step that I don’t think is necessary for everyday use. Not using primer underneath the foundation has allowed me to really test out the product and see how it holds up.

As usual, I start by moisturizing my face and then squeeze
 the product onto my Sigma F84 brush.
Dabbing it on my face straight from the brush. I like to pat/press the product all over,
not swirling the brush. I find that the foundation distributes evenly
this way and covers all necessary areas.
Keep pressing onto the skin
Ta-da! The amount I pour onto the brush is all I use. If you find that you need
a bit more coverage, go ahead and add a tiny bit more OR you could
use a concealer to help cover any problem areas.
Before & After
Skipping concealer on my everyday makeup routine has saved me the trouble of
using additional products. When going to work or running errands, I like looking
put-together but effortless at the same time.
Lip Color: Coral Garden by Rimmel
Lately all I do is lightly swipe the brush with whatever is left of foundation
under my eyes. Thankfully, I was blessed and don’t have to worry about dark/under
eye circles but if you do don’t worry! Just use your concealer of choice.
Since my skin is oily, I do have to set all of my foundations
with a powder (not just this one).
The foundation is still in good condition with great coverage all around.
I turned the flash off on these pics to really show the shine and oilyness. You can
see my face is pretty shiny but again I do have oily prone skin.
 Although this product
claims it “lasts all day”, after 9 hours it has faded a bit. 
It’s faded on parts of my nose and areas on my forehead (around my eyebrows).
I don’t mind the fading, just because I rarely ever wear my makeup longer
than 7 hours on a daily basis. The foundation does an amazing job with
the coverage. I really love how it doesn’t feel like
you’re wearing anything at all!

I highly recommend the Ready, Set Gorgeous Foundation for the following reasons:

◉ Lightweight (even when adding more product)
◉ Easy to apply
◉ Medium to Full Coverage
◉ Budget friendly
◉ Color matching/Easy to blend
◉ Great staying power
◉ Oil free
◉ No breakouts or irritations. Sensitive skin approved ✔

Now I know its a pain in the ass trying to find the right shade for you with drugstore foundations. Sephora’s Color IQ has spoiled me lol..but trust me! You’re gonna want to spend those extra 10 mins picking one of these! Ladies, if you’re looking for a foundation that has all of the above, I suggest you check out the Covergirl Ready, Set Gorgeous the next time you are casually walking through the cosmetics section in your local drugstore! 😉

XO,

Drea

* Disclaimer: Product reviews are my own opinions based on my experience. *

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