Beauty Makeup What Other Reviews Aren't Telling You About CoverGirl's Skin Milk Foundation

What Other Reviews Aren’t Telling You About CoverGirl’s Skin Milk Foundation

CoverGirl's newest vegan foundation is a surprising mixture of sheer coverage, glowy finish, and longevity. Read on for application tips, tricks, and a full review.

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In the current state of the beauty industry, releasing a sheer coverage foundation could be interpreted as a risky move. Most YouTube and Instagram content creators prefer medium to full coverage foundations and artistic, attention-grabbing looks, with a scant few focusing on everyday beauty. The new CoverGirl Skin Milk Foundation ($11.99 at Ulta) is anything but full coverage, promising sheer coverage that evens the skin tone, added hydration, and an all-day dewy finish. Remarkably, it delivers.

Shade Range

Personally, I’ve never been fond of sheer coverage products – my disdain for Glossier’s Skin Tint comes to mind – but after swatching Skin Milk on my hand, the thicker viscosity gave me hope. I received all 14 shades from CoverGirl in PR and narrowed down my two possible shades to Fair/Light & Light. After wearing both, I recommend going a step up if you’re between two shades.

CoverGirl Skin Milk Foundation Shade Range

How To Apply

For providing sheer coverage, Skin Milk surprisingly evened out my skin tone and has a luminous, dewy finish that lasts all day. Although CoverGirl describes this product as a foundation, I recommend treating it more like a skin tint and skipping a standard foundation primer. I recommend using a lighter weight moisturizer (recommended: Origins VitaZing SPF 15 Moisturizer, $39.50) on normal skin types to increase longevity & to avoid becoming too dewy.

I increased coverage around my nose and chin with CoverGirl’s TruBlend Undercover Concealer ($11.99, Ulta), applied the new Clean Fresh Cream Blush ($10.99, Ulta, limited edition) in Innocence, and finished the look with the new Clean Fresh Tinted Lip Oil ($10.49, CVS exclusive) in Quench for a low maintenance look. Surprisingly, I don’t feel the need to set either the concealer or foundation with powder.

Final Thoughts


Shade Range


The new CoverGirl Skin Milk Foundation delivers on its product claims and beyond. The coverage is sheer, yet buildable, evens out skin tones and is surprisingly long-wearing for such a luminous finish. This foundation is best for people who are just dipping their toes into wearing coverage products or anyone who wants an easy, fresh, low-maintenance look. Overall, Skin Milk made me look fresh, natural, and effortless - and who doesn't want that?

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