COVERGIRL Clean Matte Liquid Foundation
11 varieties available

COVERGIRL Clean Matte Liquid Foundation


3.6 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars32%
  • 4 Stars27%
  • 3 Stars22%
  • 2 Stars12%
  • 1 Star7%


A multi-tasking, oil-free collection that controls unwanted shine for an all-day matte look.

  • Blended with oil-absorbing powders and skin conditioners to control shine without over-drying skin
  • A combination of water and silicone provides  smooth application that doesn’t feel heavy and cakey
  • Provides full coverage for a shine-free, matte appearance that helps you step up your natural, makeup look

Available in the following shades:

  • Ivory
  • Classic Ivory
  • Creamy Natural
  • Buff Beige
  • Classic Beige
  • Medium Light
  • Natural Beige
  • Warm Beige
  • Creamy Beige
  • Soft Honey
  • Classic Tan
  • Tawny

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COVERGIRL Clean Matte Liquid Foundation
COVERGIRL Clean Matte Liquid Foundation
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  • "couldnt find one that matched my skin tone it also made my face oily and break out would not recommend to some one with oily/combo skin" in 16 reviews
  • "This foundation is relatively cheap which is a plus and is medium coverage, but the product is very thick and sticky which is a downside." in 11 reviews
  • "Didnt really do a great job with the oil control, but it had good coverage and his most imperfections." in 7 reviews
  • "It's a nice foundation that's very light but some days my face is still oily and then others it's not." in 6 reviews
  • "It took me a while to find the right shade of this makeup for my skin, but once I did, I stopped using all over foundations." in 6 reviews
Abbey L.
Painesville, OH
140 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Ivory more...
I am forever searching for a drugstore holy grail foundation. I LOVE Covergirl's powder foundation, so I thought I would give their liquid foundation a try...and I was thoroughly unimpressed.

The packaging is such a strange choice - the bottle is an odd shape, and there's no pump, so it's hard to even get product out...which is a pain. The foundation advertises itself as matte, but I'd call it semi-matte at BEST, leaning more towards the dewy side. It's a buildable, medium coverage foundation, and it blends out nice enough, but it just doesn't last on my oily skin. I set this stuff with powder and end up having to re-powder after only about 4 hours.

Maybe I'm just incredibly oily, but for a foundation that markets itself as being able to "control shine", it fell flat for me. I won't be repurchasing.
Kari S.
Inez, KY
18 reviews
Review for: Ivory more...
I would more than likely be buying this again. I like the price (around 6$), but I do not like that it claims to be oil free but makes me skin just a little oilier than before. It has a buildable coverage, which I do really enjoy because sometimes I want a light-medium coverage and sometimes I want a medium-full coverage. I apply with a dampened beauty blender and that makes the application much smoother than a brush. It’s pretty lightweight on my skin so it doesn’t feel like my pores of smothering, which I also really enjoy. I would recommend this to a my friends and family.
Kaitlyn P.
146 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Buff Beige more...
I use the buff beige and the color is super complimentary to my skin tone. I have pale tan tinted skin so it’s really hard to find a foundation in my skin tone! The foundation itself works decently well for a drugstore foundation. It gives me full coverage and keeps me matte for most of the day until about 4ish, but given that I usually put it on about 6:30 am, that’s a pretty long time! It lasts me for quite a while since I don’t have to use much every day which is also super nice!
ava d.
Franklin Sq, NY
19 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Creamy Natural more...
ive just started using covergirl clean matte and my makeup looks so much better. i try to use oil free products to prevent any break outs so this product was really beneficial. i’m very self conscious so i always wear makeup so this has really prevented my skin from breaking out like it used to when i wore other makeup and it also gives me a little boost of confidence!
Brittany M.
36 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Buff Beige more...
Honestly, I'm not very picky when it comes to makeup and foundation. I love doing my makeup but I go back and forth between maybeline foundation and the covergirl. Covergirl makes my face less itchy and covers what it needs to. It's about $5-$8 depending on where and the deals that week. I love the color on my skin with the buff beige even when I have some color from the summer sun. 
Written I.
New London, OH
37 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Ivory more...
I was super excited to try this foundation because I had found another drug store beauty brand foundation to be great. I was disappointed unfortunately. I felt like there wasn't enough coverage and it took forever to actually dry. It doesn't clog my pores which I am glad about. But it isn't buildable. It settles into my pores after a few hours wear.
Fallon O.
Tampa, FL
47 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Creamy Natural more...
This covergirl foundation is okay. The product is pretty long lasting, but the coverage is not great. It has very light coverage and won’t cover acne. I also do not like the packaging, because it is difficult to get the product out. I don’t think I would buy again. 
Ashley M.
1 review
Review for: Classic Ivory more...
I love this shade! I use this everyday.  COVERGIRL Clean Matte Liquid Foundation Lasts me all year! It goes on great and continues to keep me feeling fresh all day. You can get these foundations to match your skin type (oily or not) they have many different shades which works great for multiple skin types. 
Tiffany C.
294 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Ivory more...
I was very impressed with this foundation when I first tried it. I was in need of a cheap foundation and had a coupon, so I chose the matte. It works wonderfully! I have very oily acne prone skin. It covers up flaws without causing more breakouts. I love to pair it with the COVERGIRL Clean Matte Pressed Powder!
Tara W.
176 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Classic Ivory more...
This foundation is okay when you wanna do a natural look. But it’s not full coverage at all and it’s like really oily and finishing powder doesn’t look good on it. If you wanna take your chance on it go for it! It’s not to bad plus it just $5. IT IS NOT A MATTE FOUNDATION. COVERGIRL Clean Matte Liquid Foundation
Taylor W.
7 reviews
Whats the coverage on this product?
Shawna S.
Toronto , ON
147 reviews
Is this product long lasting?
Tanya J.
2 reviews
I have used only a few foundations ... I got this one it stays long but gets kinda smudgy and streaky . what can I do ??
Brandi B.
261 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Does your face feel heavy after applying this makeup
Kendra S.
5 reviews
What is the difference between wearing the bb cream and the foundation? Which is better (coverage wise)?

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