Covergirl Clean Matte BB Cream Review

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I have been on the hunt for my holy grail BB Cream for the past few months. Unfortunately, the Covergirl Clean Matte BB Cream is not it. I really want to find a Covergirl foundation that works well for me but so far, that has not happened. This BB Cream is around $7.00, price varies depending on where you get it but it’s cheapest at WalMart. It contains the standard one fluid ounce of product and is available in six shades. I have the lightest shade, Fair.

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Shade: Fair

This formula claims to be best for oily, sensitive and acne prone skin. It also claims to have an all day wear time. My skin type is combination that gets oily in the T zone with acne scarring and the occasional pimple. I don’t hate this BB Cream but I don’t love it. It’s very basic and just meh. I’m going to list out all the pros and cons then show you how it looked on my skin.


  • The coverage is fantastic for a BB Cream. Depending on your skin issues, it will be light to medium coverage.
  • This was easy to blend but I did find it worked best with a sponge or brush, not fingers. I’m wanting a BB Cream I can apply easily without application tools.
  • The finish wasn’t quite matte, more of a satin finish. It was very comfortable and lightweight on the skin.
  • I typically wear my foundations between six and eight hours. This one looked good (for the most part) for around seven hours.
  • It has no noticeable scent and did not irritate my skin.
  • The packaging is a convenient squeeze tube bottle.


  • The lightest shade, Fair, is best described as pale Oompa Loompa. It’s a very warm toned shade. I do have warm, yellow undertones so I was able to make it work but anybody with a cool undertone or lighter than me won’t be able to use it.
  • This formula didn’t look horrible on my skin but it did absolutely nothing to make it look better. It did a decent job of covering my acne scars and any discoloration but it clung to texture like crazy. It made my skin look even more textured than it is.
  • This BB Cream was AWFUL around my eyes. My eyes do water fairly often and even after setting this with powder, if any liquid touched it it would disappear. It would not stay at all around the corners of my eyes. This would definitely not be a good formula for summer weather because I’m sure sweat or water would ruin it.
  • This lasted on me decently well but it does crease and my natural oils really broke it down. It looked horrible around my nose and chin by the end of the day. I tested it with different primers and with no primer. It looked the same no matter what I used under it. It also transfers like crazy even when set with powder.

Here’s my skin with just one layer of the BB Cream. You can see what my bare skin looks like here. It provided a nice amount of coverage and I was fine using it without concealer.

These pictures were taken on a day when I used no primer and no concealer. I’m only wearing the BB Cream and powder. Both pictures were taken immediately after application and if you zoom in, you can see how terrible it looks around my eyes.

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This picture was taken the same day as the ones above, at the end of the day after around seven to eight hours. It looks awful around my eyes, nose, mouth and chin. This is definitely not something I’d want to wear out.

Final Thoughts:

I’m not sure who this BB Cream would really work for. It’s a satin formula so it could look good on dry or oily skin but my oils caused it to really break apart. This would likely slide right off somebody with very oily skin. It also looked terrible on texture and in creases. This formula would probably be best for teens with good, normal skin but if you have any kind of issues, I don’t recommend it. I’ll be testing out the Australian Gold Tinted Face Sunscreen next and hopefully it works out better. What is your favorite BB/CC Cream or Tinted Moisturizer? Thanks for reading and have a great day!

4 thoughts on “Covergirl Clean Matte BB Cream Review

  1. coffeechatsss

    I was eyeing this at the store not too long ago! I’ve used BB creams in the past, and was looking to find something to wear for lighter coverage. Thanks for testing this out! I suffer from the same thing with eyes. My eyes are ALWAYS dry and I’m always touching my face.

    Appreciate the review! Also, love your blog!

    Happy blogging 🙂

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