Clean Whipped Creme Foundation
Last Updated:11.26.2013
Jar Packaging:Yes
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

Dessert-inspired textures can be fabulous, but this whipped-cream foundation is as disappointing as a soggy soufflé. The texture is more wet than creamy, which means it blends unevenly, and as the foundation dries it tends to ball up, which makes it difficult to build any substantial coverage (or to move on to the next step in your makeup routine).

Another issue with this foundation is the shade range. Although there are options for light to medium dark skin tones, the majority of the shades have pink undertones, making it difficult to find an appropriate match for yellow, olive, or warm skin tones.

Note: This product doesn't have any added fragrance, but it does have a very strong odor.

  • Fragrance-free.
  • Most of the shades are too pink or rose to work for those who have a natural yellow undertone to their skin (which is almost everyone, regardless of whether their skin is fair or dark).
  • Blends unevenly and balls up.
  • Strong odor some will find unpleasant.

Our lightweight whipped crème foundation gives your skin a boost of moisture without the greasy, shiny finish. You’ll love the dreamy, 100% breathable formula that leaves your skin looking smooth, natural, and matte. Available in 10 shades to match your skin tone.


Cyclopentasiloxane, Water, Glycerin, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Methicone, PEG-10 Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Benzyl Alcohol, PEG/PPG-18 Dimethicone, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Disodium EDTA, MICA, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides.

Brand Overview

CoverGirl At-A-Glance

Strengths: Inexpensive and widely available; a hugely improved selection of foundations, several with reliable sunscreen; good concealers; enviable pressed powders; some fantastic Lash Blast mascaras; mostly great eyelining options; a vast selection of lip color options, from the long-wearing Outlast to sheer lip glosses to the wholly impressive Lip Perfection lipstick; several great options in the Queen Collection.

Weaknesses: The older foundations are seriously lacking; the newer Advanced Radiance foundation has great texture but disappointing SPF rating; powder blush and eyeshadows; terrible makeup brushes; all of the "Clean" products contain irritating ingredients.

Since 1961, CoverGirl has been slowly building a portfolio of cosmetics that today is about as all-encompassing as a makeup line can be. Originating from the same "medicated" ingredients found in Noxzema Skin Cream (which was never medicated in the least, but seriously irritating for skin), the debut products are still available, albeit with slight modifications. The good news is that for the past several years CoverGirl has consistently updated their line with some very impressive products, especially their foundations, concealers, and vastly improved pressed powders. They also offer some excellent eye and lip pencils, lipsticks and lip gloss, and one of the all-time best long-wearing lip paints, Outlast.

What's puzzling is that although many of CoverGirl's latest products are progressive, they tend to hang on to the lackluster-to-poor options, including abysmal powder blush and eyeshadows and their long-standing, very irritating Clean Makeup. These items may be part of CoverGirl's humble beginnings, but you certainly don't see parent company Proctor & Gamble adding eucalyptus oil and menthol to their Olay products or to products of any of the other cosmetics companies they own. If those ingredients were so important, why not use them everywhere? Needless to say, the great products outnumber the disappointments, and the prices make it easy for those on a budget to be beautiful and enjoy some state-of-the-art products, provided they shop wisely.

CoverGirl's Web site is extremely easy to navigate, and presents a wealth of product information, along with practical (if somewhat cutesy) tips and tricks for successful makeup application and for finding the shades that work best for you. CoverGirl's consumer relations department is consistently helpful if you have any questions or concerns. For example, if one of your favorite items was discontinued, you might want to know what replaced it, and they will let you know. Such service and customer concern is yet another powerful reason to believe CoverGirl really has its (class) act together.

For more information about CoverGirl, owned by Procter & Gamble, call (800) 426-8374 or visit the Web site at www.covergirl.com.

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Love this product!

I really fell in love with this product, and to be totally honest i am shocked it was discontinued! The whipped cream texture i found was super easy to blend and felt so smooth and natural when it was on my skin. And not only that, i found when i tried other foundations, they had a chalky smell to them, but this one didn't, it had little to no smell. The smell was very fresh. I wish they would bring this product back to stores!

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Found too late

Unfortunately I found this holy grail foundation after it has been discontinued. The coverage is perfect and buildable. It doesn't feel heavy on the skin and it smells so fresh! I am scouring the earth to find anyone that has this left on their shelves!

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a great find !!

I have used many foundations over the many years since high school. This was the easiest to apply, then a little brush of powder, and you are ready for the rest of your makeup. The colors are great, so natural. (I am opposed to pink in my foundation, and found no pink in two different shades.) When I purchased the first bottle, I was actually looking for a concealer. Most foundations have some oil, or they are too thin. I use a brush of powder just to set the foundation.

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