Welcome back loves! Today I'm talking COVERGIRL's Clean Matte BB Cream. Typically I shy away from BB creams because I find they don't work well with my combo skin but when I heard that this BB cream was made for oilier skin types I couldn't resist trying it!
COVERGIRL's Clean Matte BB Cream is touted as an oil-free formula that won't clog pores, will even skin tone, hide blemishes and keep you shine-free all day. It comes in 6 shades ranging from pale to deep and they seem to be neutral in tone. I have been using shade 530* (light medium) and I find it suits me well if I don't keep up with my self tanning (which I haven't been doing).
When I first swatched this on my arm I was a bit concerned. It looked pink and oxidized quite rapidly. I find this to be typical of drugstore foundations and one of the many reasons I avoid them...
Top is fresh (wet) and bottom is dry (5 minutes)
I have applied it with a brush as well as with my fingers and I have to say that I prefer to use my hands for this one. It blends in better and looks more natural. I find it does a decent job of hiding old acne scars and redness, but does nothing to cover active blemishes. It dries to a matte finish and stays that way for at least 4 hours, which is pretty good for a BB cream.
As far as BB creams go, this one was better than a lot of others I've used in the past. It lasted longer, didn't slide off of my face mid-afternoon and it dries to a matte finish.
Have you tried CG Clean Matte BB Cream? Did it work for you?
*Product was sent to me for free courtesy of the brand via BzzAgent. As always, all opinions are my own!