Posh Beauty Cheapie: Cover Girl Clean Sensitive Skin Pressed Powder

My most recent drug store beauty discovery is Cover Girl Clean Sensitive Skin Pressed Powder. While in a packing crunch for a recent trip, I had the imprudent realization that I was out of pressed powder. I’d been out for some time, but since I rarely wear a full face in the summer, there hadn’t been a rush to replace it; now, however, faced with the potential of appearing in beach wedding photos as the guest with blotchy, uneven skin--it suddenly became high priority.

With no time for a mall run, the drug store beauty aisle was the next best option. At the recommendation of the lovely AB, I snagged the Cover Girl compact in “tawny”—one of the darker shades to compensate for my summer tan, and any impending beach tan--and hoped for the best.

It worked beautifully.

In addition to tawny being a great color match, the powder itself applied smoothly and was very light. My face didn’t feel heavily made-up, yet it lasted through an afternoon wedding, cocktail hour and evening reception (oh--and ounces of sweat due to the humidity).

Though I’ll probably still buy a higher-end brand once the cooler weather rolls in, the Cover Girl Sensitive Skin Pressed Powder was great in a crunch and will work wonderfully for sporadic special occasions in the meantime. And at a price of about $5 it’s wallet-friendly too. You can get it at Wal-Mart or Drugstore.com.