Covergirl TruBlend Face Primer for Oily Skin Review

Skin Type: Oily and occasionally acne prone

By Priya Sinha

Hello gorgeous ladies,

Covergirl recently came out with 3 new primers under their new “TruBlend” range. There are three variants because there is one for each skin type – Oily skin, Normal skin and dry skin. All skin types are different and hence there should be different primers. Isn’t that a great idea? I thought that too. Let’s see if this product is a dud or a dream 🙂
Covergirl TruBlend Face Primer for Oily Skin

Claim/Product Description:
Designed for your unique skin type. Blends perfectly with truBLEND foundation. Suitable for sensitive skin. Won’t clog pores. Preps skin for smooth and flawless truBLEND foundation application. Creates a smooth canvas, for a perfect foundation application.

CAD 12.99 (price varies according to stores).


My Experience with Covergirl TruBlend Face Primer for Oily Skin:

I am a huge fan of this newly-launched TruBlend Range by Covergirl. The eyeshadow palettes, the blushes and the bronzers are just fantastic. All these products have exceeded my expectations in terms of their performance and also the packaging. Hence I did not face any hesitation in trying out this gorgeous-looking primer by Covergirl.

Packaging: Covergirl has sure nailed the packaging of all their new products including this primer. This product comes in a small matte white tube with a glossy golden band running across the tube and has “truBlend”  printed on it. This tube contains 30 ml of primer and has a screw cap.
Details at the back

Color and Texture:  The primer is a white colored semi-liquid product. The consistency is quite liquid-y and feels like water on the skin. It does not have an oily feel to it and absorbs into the skin really well. After a minute of application, this product mattifies the skin and feels smooth.

Smell: Do you remember how we mixed Fevicol with water for drawing assignments in school? This smells exactly like that! Thank God, the smell does not linger on the skin for long. It vanishes quickly after application.

Longevity: The longevity of this baby is so-so. Neither is it extremely good nor extremely bad. It does make the makeup last on the skin for about 5-6 hours after which the face looks a bit dull when the makeup starts to fade out. Although a setting spray helps, this primer sure does not do a great job of making the makeup last longer on its own.

Quality: Now, this is where all my expectations and excitement went down the drain! This primer broke me out! My skin was clean and healthy the morning that I wore this primer under my makeup, but when I returned home, I was taken aback to see 4-5 visible bumps on my skin. I knew I did not switch my skin care but still this happened. So, I kept this product on hold for a few days until my skin cleared and guess what? The bumps were back after I wore it again. Terrible!!

Pros of Covergirl TruBlend Face Primer for Oily Skin:

  • Attractive and practical packaging.
  • Blurs visible pores and lines.
  • Leaves the skin smooth and soft.
  • Lightweight formula.
  • Blends well and absorbs into the skin quickly.
  • Affordable.
  • Easily available in drugstores and online (Canada).

Cons of Covergirl TruBlend Face Primer for Oily Skin:

  • Broke me out! This is a deal breaker for me 🙁
  • Very runny consistency, makes it difficult and messy to apply.
  • Fevicol-ish smelling primer.
  • Not available in India.

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Would I Recommend Covergirl TruBlend Face Primer for Oily Skin?
I am not too sure if I want to recommend this or not, but oily skinned beauties stay away from this for sure! I do not have sensitive skin and yet it broke me out. If you have normal or dry skin, then maybe you can try it, but there are variants for you as well! I am definitely not going to purchase this ever. I don’t even know what to do the leftover product.

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