Covergirl Katy Perry’s “Ready, Set, Gorgeous” Foundation Review & Swatch

A new product launch is a very exciting thing for me.  It’s right up there in My Favorites Things along with my birthday and salad buffets.  Covergirl has come out with a new line called “Ready, Set, Gorgeous” with Katy Perry as the spokesmodel.  It includes a foundation, powder, and concealer that promises to be “#instaGLAM,” full coverage, camera-friendly makeup.  It seems like this line is being marketed for teens and 20’s with the hashtag slogan and bright pink packaging.  I think Covergirl picked a perfect spokesmodel, as Perry is known for her full coverage makeup and is really popular “with the kids these days.”


I love full coverage foundation and it’s rare to find in drugstore lines, so I was excited to try the foundation.  I purchased shade 115, buff beige.  I paid $7.99 for the foundation.

shade 115, Buff Beige

shade 115, Buff Beige

Initial Thoughts:  The shades are great!  I swatched a few more with the testers in store and they all blended well.  Buff Beige was the best fit for me and blended very well on.  No foundation lines.  The color stayed true all day and did not oxygenate (turn orangey) on my skin.  The shades were all very true to skin tone.  No weird tones.

Coverage:  With one layer, and two in some spots with extra redness/scars, I did reach full coverage.  The coverage stayed all day until I washed my face.  I could feel the makeup on my face, but it didn’t feel too heavy or mask-like.  The texture was smooth and blended easily.

The Downsides:  I did feel like my skin got a little clogged.  I didn’t have any breakouts, but my skin just didn’t feel as fresh as it normally does, even after a thorough cleansing.  Also, after a few days, my face started having a slight burning sensation after application that lasted a minute or two, so I definitely don’t think this foundation will work for sensitive skin like mine.

The Upsides:  When I wore this, people that I see everyday told me my makeup looked beautiful.  Rule #1 for how to get into Girl Get Glamorous’s heart??  COMPLIMENTS.  Flattery will get you everywhere with me.  Shallow is my middle name.

Overall Grade:  B+.  I wish this didn’t irritate my skin and pores, because the coverage and finish are really great!  It would be great if Covergirl would tweak the formula slightly, to make it a little more skin friendly.  The price is also nice, with the foundation, powder, and concealer all priced at under $9 each.


Not sure the expression I was going for here, but great shot of the foundation.

Not sure the expression I was going for here, but great shot of the foundation.

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  • Kimberly Helmers
    July 4, 2014

    What blush do you have on here? Soo pretty

      July 4, 2014

      Thank you! It’s Julep blush in Peach Bellini. Doing a full review on it and the bronzer soon…

      • Riviera Dresden
        July 5, 2015

        Agreed! That shade is amazing and totally suits you. Thanks for the great review, by the way. Really helpful!

  • Hanh
    August 7, 2014

    You have really nice skin. Can i say that I actually like the before photo? You definitely don’t need full coverage foundation 😉 but i know, i know – for science!

    • Girl Get Glamorous
      August 12, 2014

      You are too sweet, thank you! I do like lighter coverage for summer when I get a bit of color (the tiniest amount known to man, bc I am the sunscreen queen) but in my paler months I like the full coverage look because I do have a lot of redness in my skin that shows when I’m paler. Thank you for your compliment, you made my day and I lol-ed at “for science!”

  • Loni M
    August 11, 2014

    Im a natural red head, darker than yours, what color is the lipstick you are wearing? I am also interested in the foundation but scared the lightest color might be too light

    • Girl Get Glamorous
      August 12, 2014

      I’m wearing Maybelline lipstick, Nude Lust mixed with a little Truffle Tease here. I found the foundations blended easily and the shades all looked natural, so maybe try swatching a few shades the next time you are at the drugstore? Maybe combining two of the foundations would create a good match for you…:)

  • Mary
    April 16, 2015

    will this shade fit me? i currently use Almays TLC 140 buff beige and I am terrible at matching shades for my skin 🙁
    i also suffer from rosacea and have oily skin

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