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

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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.

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

This post was last modified on March 10, 2020 3:23 pm

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Sarah Conley

Sarah Conley is a veteran content creator and marketing consultant from Fayetteville, Arkansas. After publishing her first blog, Style It, for over 10 years, she launched Rascal Honey in early 2018 to offer a fresh perspective on style. Her writing has appeared on Time, Teen Vogue, The Huffington Post, Glamour, and Lucky. She's also appeared in tv interviews on CNBC, Fox News, Great Day Washington, The Huffington Post Live, and People Now. She's worked as a social media consultant for the past nine years, helping fashion & beauty brands like MAC Cosmetics, NARS, Prescriptives, Origins, David Yurman, ELOQUII, ellos, Nine West, Clé de Peau Beauté, Diane von Furstenberg, and many more create meaningful communities online. When she's not writing about style or shopping for makeup at Sephora, she's cheering on the Arkansas Razorbacks and perfecting her guacamole recipe.

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