Today, let’s chat about a product I’ve been really wanting to try. Thankfully, I managed to get my hands on this. It’s the CoverGirl TruMagic Skin Perfector. I picked mine up at Target for about $7. It will be more if you purchase it at a drugstore, but drugstores often do offers on cosmetics. I’d recommend waiting for a deal if you can’t get to Target or Walmart.
So what does this claim to be? Well, it’s a balm that is supposed to mattify the skin. It isn’t colored in any way. It is just a balm-like textured product that you are supposed to apply over foundation. I think the package said you could put it under your foundation if you wanted to, but I can’t remember. I would double check the packaging before assuming I’m right, but I’m 90% sure it said that. I, however, have been using it in place of a setting powder.
The thing I was most nervous about was the sponge. I don’t know why, but I feel like sponges are more unsanitary. I’m not going to sit here and tell you that I clean my brushes all the time. Therefore, I’m sure they are about the same in terms of cleanliness. I do believe that this is the best way to apply the product. If you are worried about the sponge, drugstores, Walmart and Target sell disposable makeup sponges that I’m sure would work in a similar manner. I will probably pick up a pack the next time I’m at the store.
Now let’s talk about what it does. Does it actually mattify? The answer is yes! I actually adore the finish this gives my skin. Because I have skin that can be oily and dry at the same time (sigh), I want to be completely matte but not have flakey-looking skin. I have noticed that this delivers exactly what I wanted. I love that it takes away all the shine from my skin and that it doesn’t cling to any dry patches.
Let’s talk about something that I’m sure many of you are wondering about. What does this even feel like? Well, in the package, it feels like a thick lip balm. You could run your finger across it and pick up a significant amount of product. In fact, I’ve done this a few times so that I could apply a concentrated swatch on my hand. As you rub it into the skin (this applies to the face as well), the finish becomes almost powder-feeling. There is something smooth and dry about it. Not bad dry… just not like the moist texture of the balm. It feels exceptionally smooth. I have noticed that this feeling lasts. You can touch your skin hours after application and it will have that same smooth feeling. If I didn’t describe this well, please leave me a comment and I’ll try again. 🙂
Does it keep me matte? Well, yeah. I have compared it to my Physician’s Formula Super BB Powder, and the CoverGirl kept me more matte. The powder tends to wear off but the texture of the balm keeps it on my face. That’s not to say that my skin looked exactly the same. Some oil still broke through, but not so much that I looked terrible. The finish didn’t change either as the oil started to break through. The product didn’t end up looking cakey or scaley or patchy.
Needless to say, I really like this product. Why not love? Well, I was dumb and didn’t read the ingredients. This product has paraben in it. I’ve mentioned it before, but I try to stay away from parabens in my beauty products. However, since I have it, and have used, and don’t use very much of it per application, I’m going to keep it. I just like the product too much to let it go to waste (I also spent seven hard-earned dollars on it!). 🙂
Have you tried this product? Would you be willing to try something so novel?
I bought this with my own money. All opinions are my own. I’m not getting paid for this post.