Budget pressed powders just got a makeover

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about this non-cakey face hero

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / October 26 2020

The product

We don’t know about you, but when it comes to setting powders we always seem to find ourselves reaching for exxier options. This is because traditionally, or at least in our experience, cheaper varieties always tend to cake or don’t last throughout the day. 

But COVERGIRL Clean Fresh Pressed Powder has got our Review Crew® rethinking pressed powder altogether. With a talc-free formula that glides over skin for a natural skin-like finish, it sets makeup seamlessly and easily allows for quick touch-ups on the go. Long-lasting and non-drying, this budget-friendly selection is going to have your back all day too, keeping unwanted oils and shine at bay.

Our panel of Review Crew® testers put this handbag essential to the test.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent COVERGIRL Clean Fresh Pressed Powder to a panel of women aged 16 and older, looking for makeup with a long-lasting and natural finish.

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about COVERGIRL Clean Fresh Pressed Powder.

The non-drying, long-lasting finish: Our members really loved how effective the powder was at keeping unwanted oils at bay all day long, without compromising the hydration of their skin. It meant they were able to enjoy a comfortable, cake-free finish well into the evening – even after touch-ups.

How easy it was to touch-up on the go: Reviewers enjoyed the practicality of the hard case cover which made it a no-brainer for the handbag -–plus, the pressed powder format made mess-free touch-ups throughout the day a breeze.

The supermarket-friendly price point: Members were very impressed by the quality of the powder considering how affordable the compact was. They loved the added bonus of being able to restock at their local supermarket, too.

The verdict

“The container is quite sturdy, and has a mirror inside, which is handy when you need touch ups during the day! The color was very even, matching my skin tone nicely. I applied a light coverage over the top of my BB cream, giving me a nicer, more medium coverage. I found during the day it didn’t budge much, and I didn’t get overly oily either, which for me is usually evident through my T-Zone. Would I buy this powder again? Probably! It’s super handy to have at work and easy to apply without needing to fuss too much.”
Catherine L
REVIEWcrew® Member
“I steer clear of powders as I have very dry skin and they often leave my skin looking like a desert, however, I have been applying this powder over the COVERGIRL & Olay Simply Ageless foundation and together, they are a perfect match! I find that the powder helps set the foundation and means that my makeup will last all day at work and into the evening. A perfect on the run powder!”
REVIEWcrew® Member
“I am very impressed with the quality of this new covergirl clean fresh pressed powder! It lasts almost all day! I have been using this in conjunction with the concealer from the same range! The good point is that it’s vegan and kind of makes you feel better while using it too! It sets my foundation and concealer really well and makes my skin look flawless! I would definitely recommend this to everyone! It is very affordable and is available in almost all pharmacies and supermarkets!”
Sue V
REVIEWcrew® Member

Like the sound of this talc-free pressed powder? Read more COVERGIRL Clean Fresh Pressed Powder reviews.

The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by COVERGIRL to Bauer Media and BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by Review Crew® members.

*This combined average star rating for COVERGIRL Clean Fresh Pressed Powder is based on a total of 50 reviews submitted and is correct as of 23/10/2020.

Main image credit: Bauer Media

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).