CoverGirl Clean Makeup is a foundation I keep coming back to. The lightweight, water-based formula is gentle on skin, gives a smooth appearance, and provides decent coverage.
Available in 15 shades, from Ivory to Sable, it should be fairly easy to find a shade that will work with your skin tone. Some have a pink tinge, some a more golden color, so be sure to pick the right hue for your coloring. There are also fragrance-free and oil-control options.
CoverGirl Clean Makeup goes on easily and blends well using your fingertips or a makeup sponge. Because it's a lighter product, I find sometimes it can streak a bit, and for problem areas it doesn't always cover as well as I'd like. A solution to this can be to mix it with a good tinted moisturizer, which will also give you added SPF protection. The moisturizer adds some weight to the product and also helps smooth out any rough spots on your skin.
While I'd like just a little more coverage from this product, other makeup lines just seem to clog pores, irritate skin, and add too much of a red tinge. Every time I try something new I end up back with CoverGirl Clean Makeup. It's a nice clean finish, doesn't clog pores, and blends well with other products. It also lasts a full day and holds up under humid conditions. An added bonus is that due to its water-based design, any small smudges that end up on collars or scarves wash out easily.
My one big complaint comes from the packaging. CoverGirl used to be in a sealed package, and now the bottle just sits out on the shelf. Many times bottles are opened and sampled by customers, so I recommend choosing one from the back and making sure it looks untouched. I applaud the reduction of waste with eliminating bulky packaging, but a small plastic seal on the lids would be helpful in guaranteeing the consumer a pristine product.