Cream-to-powder foundations provide the best of both worlds between liquid and powder foundation makeup. They have a creamy texture that goes on smoothly, but they dry to a powdery finish. Cover Girl CG Smoothers AquaSmooth is well liked by reviewers because it is lightweight and has a silky, smooth texture. Users say that the 15 available shades match skin well, and its light to medium coverage is excellent. The formula is well-liked by users of all skin types, but some with very dry skin say that it emphasizes flaky areas and can make skin feel drier. Most agree that the formula is long-wearing and convenient -- this type of formula doesn't require a separate setting powder. Paula Begoun cautions that fast blending is crucial because the formula dries to a semi-matte finish rather quickly.. If you prefer a liquid foundation, L'Oreal True Match Super Blendable Makeup (*Est. $9) is an excellent option at an equally affordable price.
We turned to Beautypedia.com for skin care expert Paula Begoun's unbiased opinion of Cover Girl CG Smoothers AquaSmooth. Begoun bases her analysis on published scientific studies as well as overall wearability of the product. A list of top foundations, along with a brief description, is available on the beauty channel at About.com. User reviews at MakeupAlley.com and TotalBeauty.com are also an excellent source for evaluating real-world experience and ease of application.
Paula Begoun gives Cover Girl AquaSmooth her highest rating, saying that it goes on smoothly and dries to a soft, powdery finish. She warns that quick blending is crucial, however, because the formula dries quickly.
Review: CG Smoothers AquaSmooth Compact Makeup SPF 15 by Cover Girl, Paula Begoun, June 1, 2011
Julyne Derrick names Cover Girl AquaSmooth the best cream foundation in her latest list of recommended foundations. She says that cream formulas are ideal for women with dry, flaky skin because they are loaded with moisturizers and provide full coverage. (Note: ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two don't share an editorial affiliation.)
Review: Best Foundation, Julyne Derrick
More than 800 users at MakeupAlley.com rate and review Cover Girl CG Smoothers AquaSmooth, giving it an above-average overall rating. Possessors of dry skin and oily skin say they like the product, adding that it gives good coverage at an affordable price. A couple of users, however, say that it magnifies dry skin.
Review: Cover Girl AquaSmooth SPF 15 Makeup, Contributors to MakeupAlley.com
Reviewers at TotalBeauty.com like the light, silky texture of Cover Girl AquaSmooth foundation. Several say that the formula is buildable for medium to full coverage, but a couple say that it can look cakey if too much is applied.
Review: CoverGirl AquaSmooth Compact Foundation, Contributors to TotalBeauty.com