Forget spending a fortune for a foundation, this budget-friendly pick is first in class

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about the line-plumping formula

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / October 05 2022

The product

There’s a common misconception that the more expensive a foundation is, the better it is. 

However, rather than spending a fortune in the pursuit of flawless skin, we’d encourage you to try the COVERGIRL Simply Ageless 3-in-1 Foundation. Formulated with a hyaluronic acid complex and vitamin C, this budget-friendly foundation actively hydrates skin, plumping fine lines and smoothing skin texture for a cake-free finish. 

Here’s what our panel of Review Crew® testers had to say about this impressive foundation.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent the COVERGIRL Simply Ageless 3-in-1 Foundation to a panel of women aged 30 and older with normal to dry skin, and fine lines, wrinkles or dark spots.

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about COVERGIRL Simply Ageless 3-in-1 Foundation.

It didn’t settle into fine lines or emphasise dry spots: Reviewers were really impressed with the way the foundation smoothed over fine lines and wrinkles, dry spots, blemishes and skin texture to create a flawless base for their makeup.

It didn’t look dry or cakey: A number of members mentioned that the hyaluronic acid-infused formula left their skin feeling hydrated and looking moisturised, and that it never looked cakey or dry on the skin. 

The affordable price point: Review Crew® members really loved that they were able to get a flawless finish comparable with high-end foundations using a more affordable option.

The verdict

“Absolutely loved this product. It has nice buildable coverage and was easy to apply. It felt lovely on my skin and lasted all day. As I am in my late 40's, I have a few wrinkles but this foundation sat on my skin nicely and seemed to make the wrinkles less obvious. At its price point, I think it's excellent value. The foundation comes in a great range of shades and I had no trouble finding a great match for my skin tone. I am prone to dry patches on my nose and chin and have had difficulty in the past with some foundations looking patchy on those areas but this one seemed to lock in the moisture and kept my nose and chin looking dewy all day. I would absolutely recommend Covergirl simply ageless 3 in 1 foundation and will be purchasing it again myself when this bottle runs out.”
Lisa F
REVIEWcrew® Member
“This was an absolutely great foundation. I usually buy higher priced foundations (assuming price means quality) but this Covergirl Foundation really proved me wrong! The colour match was perfect, with quite pale skin many foundations tend to leave me looking orange, but this one didnt. It had just the right amount of coverage, not cakey, but full enough to cover any blemishes and marks. It has a creamy texture which was pleasant going on. The scent was nice and not overpowering. All in all a great foundation I highly recommend!”
Emily F
REVIEWcrew® Member
“Although the product felt thick when first dispensed (I really thought it was going to go on cakey) it spread out easily and evenly and gave a good medium level of coverage, which I prefer. The colour seemed dark at first but it blended beautifully and gave a really smooth and even finish. I set it with RCMA powder and didn't notice any oiliness throughout the day. It stayed put everywhere except around my nose and mouth (does anything?!?). I could have done a quick touch-up but it wasn't really a problem as I was home by then. Overall I'm pretty impressed, Covergirl is not a brand usually at the top of my list for foundations, so it was great to experience the quality of this one.”
Rebecca W
REVIEWcrew® Member

Like the sound of this skin care ingredient-infused foundation? Read more COVERGIRL Simply Ageless 3-in-1 Foundation reviews

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

*This combined average star rating for COVERGIRL Simply Ageless 3-in-1 Foundation is based on a combined total of 50 reviews submitted and is correct as of 06/10/2022.

Main image credit: Are 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).