Despite having plenty of foundation/BB cream options that I'm perfectly happy with, I can't resist trying out something that is all the rage, especially if it's a drugstore brand that can help stretch my makeup dollars.
Well, this one is not for me. Not even close. It makes me look pretty gosh darn haggish, and there is otherwise nothing haggish about me. If I want to go from happy, healthy, fresh faced and youthful, to sad, tired, macabre, haggish, rode hard and hung out wet, all I have to do is put on this CoverGirl 3 in 1.
I'm sure this is more a function of this foundation not being a fit for my skin type and complexion, as opposed to it being inherently a poor performing product. I have slightly dry skin, and this stuff gives me scales, in the process of molting. And I've tried three different shades, including the greatly misnamed Soft Honey, and they have all made me look slightly grey. Not enough yellow or warmth in them, although neither did it look pink. It just looked ... grey.
I do not recommend this for dry skin or dry areas on combination skin, or for yellow or olive undertoned skin.
I love this foundation so much ! I've been trying out a lot of different foundations the last year and this is by far the best. It's lasts all day at school and let me tell you my school is always a steady 80 degrees. All I do is put on with my hands then put my powder or bronzer over it and it looks flawless. The color is perfect too and I usually HATE covergirl anything but this is really good . It was about twelve dollars at cvs but its so worth it.
For me, this foundation is one of the better ones that I've ever tried. To be fair, I'm not exactly a makeup junky. Some of the foundations that I've tried that come to mind are: Maybelline Liquid Mousse (horrific), Maybelline Fit me (pretty good, but too ashy), Maybelline Mousse in the jar (OMG so bad), and Mac Studio Fix Fluid. I'd been using Studio Fix for around a year, and though I noticed some definite flaws with the product, I wanted to use it till the end.
I definitely prefer Covergirl's Outlast to Studio Fix. The biggest thing I noticed was how light the Outlast felt. With Studio Fix, I always felt a heavy layer, even when I barely applied any to my face. Defenite bonus for me.
The colour match is not so fabulous. I'm an NC42-45, and I always felt the Mac foundations were slightly orange. Contrarily, Outlast in Tawny has a slight green/yellow undertone. I don't like the effect too much. It's fine though, because I mix the foundation with another cheaper foundation.
For me, it's definitely a medium coverage foundation. I have severe dark pigmentation on the sies of my cheek, so I can't blame Outlast for not covering anything. This is one thing that Studio Fix Fluid has on the Outlast, but it comes at a price, as Outlast feels so much more natural.
Also, Outlast has sort of a wierd smell to it. I can't say I mind too much, but I'd prefer if it wasn't there.
The foundation is slightly on the pricy side, being 13$ at Shoppers Drug Mart. But Im sure I could have gotten this cheaper at Walmart, and compared to my Fluid, which was around 30 dollars for the same amount I think, this is a steal.
The foundation dries to a matte finish, so I would not recommend this to those with oilier skins. I also find it doesn't last all day, so setting this with powder is a must, and touch-ups may be necessary.
Overall, I don't think I'd purchase this again. I think I can find a better shade match, and a more natural finish, even at the drugstore.
** Also, I never realized this foundation is part of the Queen collection, which I love! Making darker shades accessible is something I can admire. P.S, did i mention that this has a spf of 20 and it doesn't give a white cast! Fabulous.
Make me look ten years older,not for dry skin.
Overall I think it was good. It was a little orangey, and even the lightest colour was a little too dark for my skin. However I fell like it gave me good coverage, my skin looked really even after I applied it. I don't think the coverage was perfect, and maybe if I had more spots or acne it wouldn't be as good of coverage, however I did appreciate that my freckles weren't completely covered and my skin looked natural. It did seem to make the skin on my nose a little dry, but that may have been the applicator I used. However it was easy to use, and I felt really natural and comfortable with it on.
Edit: With even further use I have come to dislike this foundation, but will have to make it work because there's not much foundation lighter than this. I It looks alright at first, but because oranger as it sets in. I used to be able to hide the very obvious edged with my hair, but without my old long hair I can't do this anymore. I would not recommended this for someone very light, because it is simply not light enough.
I have tried many drugstore foundations and I haven't found anything as good as this! This foundation doesn't make me oily, doesn't look cakey, & it covers my acne scars almost fully without even using concealer. It also lasts pretty much all day! I love this foundation!! :)
I was so surprised by how great this foundation works. It goes on very smoothly and gives a nice even coverage. It doesnt cover blemishes as well as I thought it would, but if you finish up with a concealer you'll be looking flawless in no time.
I use this product with the Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealer, and then it gives me the extremly full coverage that I'm looking for.
I've already repurchased this foundation and will definitely continue to!
- Gives medium-full coverage
-Glides on smoothly
-Lasts all day
-Provides some oil control
-Comes in a variety of shades
-Tends to oxidize into a darker shade (Buy a shade lighter than you think you'll need)
-Doesnt cover blemishes as well as I thought, but still hides them considerably well.
well. i am a PPP nc 10... and the 805 ivory went on pale white, then you can immediately watch it..change to the orangy tan undertone yet not that bad at all. just my eye is super sensitive for it, (I was looking for it)
so I set it with powder and went about my day. it stayed, it doesnt budge, even to 10 pm. I have very oily skin, and that seemed great too! I didnt get shiny. I looked healthy.
it is matte but sateen matte. (not flat) brings light to face, and looks fresh.
as far asdarkening.. I simply looked flushed or like I had some color from sun... in a healthy way..workable.. and NOT the dreaded, oh hell no that I do with 99% because I LOVE my nc 10 complexion and any lines of demarcation or orange or pink or anything too much, even just slightly, and im like no way. so its there but strangely enough, not in the way to out you off. and that has never happened to me before
basically its like PPP... but the undertone insead of being a dreaded unnatural shade... its like a superlight tan beige... rather than a very unnatural kind of orange or pink.
its there, but not intolerable. as ,like I said 99% are intolerable for me, so id say try it if thats your concern (example loreal infallible in soft ivory and almays lightest... just cant do those) I cant do anything 'classic ivory" I use lightest in any line and usually its still too dark.
cuz I am SO Picky with that its not even funny.
coverage was full, yet natural and not masky. it didnt even budge from sides of my nose and even revlon colorstay whipped does come off sides of nose (but thats still my HG for now for other reasons)
and this is a great second runner up that ill still reach for and in Summer months itll be perfect. I do not tan though on purpose, but if I get a little Sun just by regular activities....
it doesnt settle in lines, and I looked younger, I am 39. (in a few days yikes)
id almost say that for a PPP this is one makeup ever so slightly 'too dark' that actually makes you look better,like healthy color..rather than just 'wrong'
it matched my neck but my face skin does not match my neck as many PPP are familiar with. my face is much lighter. ive done a ton of peels and things. retin-a etc.
I would buy again cuz its rare for me to be happy all day with any makeup.buy it:)!
.UPDATE after a week or two I am reaching for this much MORE than my previous HG revlon colorstay whipped. I just look younger and more natural and fresh. lasting power is about the same and that = awesome and incredible! 805 ivory didnt oxidize or get too dark (it will with the wrong(too dark) powder.... I love it a whole lot! it photographed beautifully on my birthday and anniversary (see I chose it for two important days) I never do any touch ups after long days and walking/sweating outdoors...two thumbs up!
I THOUGHT it was breaking me out in the first few days and maybe it was, but as can hopefully happen sometimes your skin can get used to it and breakouts subside and NOT continue. so I cleared up! I bought the auromere turmeric neem sandalwood bar, that always does the trick every single time, when I get that kind of 3 times a year breakout....(I am acne prone) much more often than that! I just mean 2 or 3 times a year that auromere bar is my emergency fix cuz it works everytime. I just dont keep it in stock cuz its not in a local store, I gotta order online....
I have to say I am MUCH MORE SHINY with this than the revlon colorstay whipped.. but it doesnt BUDGE AT ALL. and I look almost better for the shine in a weird way.. I attribute it to being 39... I mean I look younger..... and not overly oily. I will keep going back and forth between the two to see what is the deal. because to me the revlon whipped had me looking so young, yet totally dry/matte.all day and night.. and now this I am shiny.. and finding, wow I look even younger! when thats what I thought about the other already! oh and I have to use MORE of this. its not as pigmented or full coverage but is SOOO buildable...without any mask like effect....so you can easily GET to full coverage,.no problem. its good for PPP nc 10'
Great coverage, easy blending, long lasting, and great packaging. Overall this makeup is great! Kind of reminds me of the old CG outlast with separate primer, that they discontinued; the only thing is it broke me out, so 1 lippie off for that. The reason I know is because my skin was clear and I started getting pimples in areas where I hardly breakout, which are my cheeks. I stopped using it as of this past Friday because I don't normally where makeup on the weekend and my skin started clearing up, that's how I know it is this makeup. Other than that, it is a great product if it doesn't break you out. For reference I am an NC30 in MAC and I found that the Nude Beige matches me pretty well. Most people here and on youtube who've tried this makeup and are also NC30 say that Medium Beige is a good match. However, if your skin color is like mine, which is a hint of yellow undertones but more beige, then go for Nude Beige because Medium Beige is a bit too dark. Medium Beige is for girls who have a lot of yellow undertone, more tan than light, but still fall in NC30 range.
Does a wonderful job at controlling oils, and I shine like crazy by mid day. I'm around NC 30-35 and I wear the color 942 (in Canada I think it's 942 vs the regular 842) medium beige. This does not oxidize noticeably on me which is surprising because I was expecting from the negative reviews that it would. Ii definitely recommend trying it out to see if it works out on you if you have a similar skin tone! Coverage is full and does not feel heavy on the skin. I'm overall very pleased and definitely will repurchase!