Please excuse the overexcited title. This product excites me, you see. It’s CoverGirl TruMagic, and it’s unlike anything we’ve ever seen at the drugstore, so it takes a bit of explanation.
Mally Cosmetics makes a similar product, so if you’re familiar with that, feel free to skip over this description. If not, read on!
As you can see above, it’s a whitish product that comes in a compact. Instead of a powder, it’s actually a gel. It goes on with a smooth, silicone-y feel. It’s designed to mattify and smooth the skin when applied over or under makeup, and it does just that.
I’ve been using this product when I do my makeup in the morning, and for touchups throughout the day. It mattifies without giving a cakey, overdone look, keeping the skin’s radiance.
The only thing I’m not crazy about is the application. I don’t love applying products with a sponge, as it seems less sanitary than using a brush that you can clean frequently. I plan to buy some replacement sponges, as this product has enough space in the top of the container to keep a touch-up sponge.
I’ve tried applying it with a stippling brush, and that seems to work nicely in the morning when I first apply my makeup, but it isn’t really a purse-friendly-touchup-friendly way to apply product. For that, I have to resort to the dreaded sponge.
Overall, though, I’m kind of crazy about this product! It was only about $8 and I feel as if I’ve definitely gotten my money’s worth!