Foundation Friday Reviews

Foundation Friday: CoverGirl Ready Set Gorgeous Foundation Review

March 10, 2017

Hello and welcome to Foundation Friday!

I haven’t done a proper FF in 2 weeks, my apologies. Today we’re chatting about a throwback foundation – first released 2 years ago by CoverGirl. It’s the Ready Set Gorgeous foundation.

Now, it seems odd to do such an old release but to be honest, I have been one of those drugstore snobs who stays away from CoverGirl. I’ve turned my nose up at most of their products, until about last year when I discovered the amazing CG Clean Matte BB Cream (I did a FF on it! Read it here). That stuff is bomb, and made me re-think my whole view on CG. I started buying more CG products, and my current favs are the BB cream as well as the Super Sizer mascara.

I was hesitant however, to buy the RSG Foundation, given that I purchased the RSG concealer on a whim for $3 CAD, and was deeply disappointed by it. As an aside, I also purchased the RSG Powder and truth be told, was also not impressed by it (review soon).

Getting into the actual foundation, though, I was curious and mildly impressed by the shade range, which is a full 12 shades:

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I was debating between Golden Tan 305 and Classic Tan 310, but given my paleness in the wintertime, I went with 305. The shade match is decent, and I liked the texture and consistency of the foundation:

The foundation applies nicely with both a brush and sponge, although I prefer a sponge. It’s not too cakey but also not runny either, which is nice. I would put this in satin matte for finish. I did try to layer but I don’t recommend going over 2 coats, since it can look heavy. I got a nice light-medium coverage from this foundation. The finish didn’t wow me, nor did I think my skin looked flawless or natural. It didn’t blow me away.

In terms of wear, it does not control oils well, so I had to blot my nose at about 5 hours, and did notice some foundation come off on the blotting sheet. It did not separate after blotting which was a plus, and held up generally well since I set it with the RSG powder. It didn’t particularly cling to dry patches but I think if you have overly dry skin, this might not be the foundation for you.

The packaging is cute – the entire RSG line is pink and white. It doesn’t look expensive, and comes off a little cheap to me, but then again, it is drugstore. The foundation is in a standard squeezie tube, which I enjoy:


Pricewise, CG never disappoints and is always affordable. The RSG line is frequently on sale, and regular price in Canada the foundation retails for $7.99 CAD.


Overall: This foundation is not bad, but isn’t mind blowing either. If you have been wanting to try, swatch it on your hand at the drugstore and see how you like it. I can’t say I am gaga over it, but I don’t think it’s a bad foundation to own. It’s just okay.


Until next time,


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  • Reply stashy March 12, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    I used to be a CG snob especially with foundation but they’ve changed my mind! Have you tried their Outlast Stay Fabulous Foundation? Probably my favourite drugstore foundation right now. I was curious about the Set Gorgeous Foundation but I think I could do better… it seems to be just ‘ok’.

    • Reply bluefish beauty March 12, 2017 at 7:49 pm

      omg me too haha i used to sneer at CG was really the clean matte BB that changed my mind. I havent tried it, but I’ve crept by it many a time at the drugstore…I will defs pick it up next time I’m at the drugstore! and yea totally its just meh, you can live w/o it. I would rather spend the $7 on the clean matte BB than the RSG.

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