Last week, I introduced you to one of the most diverse drugstore foundation ranges on the market: the new Covergirl truBlend Matte Made Foundation. There are a show-stopping forty shades in the initial launch, which is so impressive… although maybe it shouldn’t be. Covergirl simply took the time to consider the full range of their customer base, which other drugstore brands should try, eh?
So I was already impressed with this foundation before I even got my hands on it. But of course, I had to test it out with summer approaching. The TruBlend Matte Made foundation is supposed to offer up to 12 hours of comfortable matte wear— no cakey or dry feeling. It claims to be able to control oil, minimize the appearance of pores and be transfer-proof. That sounds perfect for sweating season!
I chose a few shades to try and find my perfect match. M10 was the best match, being a light/medium with yellow undertones. M30 and M60 were definitely warmer and too dark for me. Check out my last blog post to see a list and diagram of all forty shades if you want to get a better idea of what would match you best.
The brand doesn’t make any blatant claims about the coverage, so I was surprised when we got medium-full in just one layer! I only had to add a bit more to some really stubborn discoloration from a past pimple. The matte finish is soft as it dries down. It almost looks like it’s been smoothed over with powder, without the extra step! My skin still looks like skin when wearing the Made Matte foundation, not like a mask.
Being that I have combo skin, comfort is a huge factor of whether a foundation gets worn regularly. I’ve had to pass on a lot of “fan favorite” matte foundations because they make my skin feel tight. Made Matte, on the other hand, is pretty lightweight and I even forgot a couple times throughout the day that I had makeup on at all.
Watch the video for the full wear test, and before & after.
The main areas of my face I noticed the foundation breaking down throughout the day were mostly around my t-zone: slightly on my forehead and mostly around my nose. Once during my wear test I re-blended the foundation that was breaking up at my nostrils, and it looked fine again. For the rest of the day, it faded minimally… but more importantly, it faded evenly. Even after working out in the Matte Made foundation, there was no blotchiness or major melt down. That’s an A+ in my book! With exercising, I got a total of 9 hours before the foundation looked worn out. If you have a day without extreme heat or activity planned, this can definitely make it to the twelve hour mark without any issues.
Overall, I’m incredibly impressed with the Covergirl truBlend Matte Made Foundation and it’s earned a spot in my weekly rotation. I’m definitely going to breaching for it during summer for a foundation I know will look great all day. You can find it in drugstores later this month! I’ll update this post when I find it online.