I felt like I was cheating on Revlon Colorstay when I picked this up, but I am glad I did. I actually prefer this foundation! I really like the pump bottle...so much less mess than my Colorstay.
I am really loving this foundation. I would consider myself somewhat of a foundation slut because I have so many of them and I am always wanting/buying more. They're just so beautiful and the promise of flawless skin is like a siren song... you know what I mean:)
I have very oily skin, with some redness and enlarged pores which means foundations are very difficult for me. I have everything from Givenchy and Chanel to ELF and Rimmel. My favorites are Revlon CS, Revlon CS whipped, MUFE HD and EL Invisible Fluid. I find that no matter what I use, they all tend to decompose by the end of the day and never ever control oil like they claim. My litmus test for all foundations is wearing it a full day, coming home and taking a good hard look in my lighted magnified mirror.
When I went to the store to find a match I must have stood in the isle for a good 20 minutes like an idiot. My trick with matching DS foundations is to grab a bottle of my CS in 180 Sand Beige, which I know matches me perfectly and hold it up to another brand. This has served me well in the past, but with the CG 3 in 1 it was a struggle. They only had 3 shades in my range... 810, 825 and 832 I think it was. Anyways the 825 and 832 were SO similar next to my 180 that I went back and forth for what seemed like FOREVER trying to make the right choice. In the end I chose the 825 which I think may be a smidge too light but still a great match. Once all the foundation matrix sites are updated I will reconsider my choice but I'm happy for now :) For reference I'm about an NC20/MUFE HD 118/Chanel PL 20 Beige/Rimmel LF 25hr 103.
So far I have only applied this with my fingers over my primer, and set with my Tarte loose powder. When I get home and do the "mirror test" I can't believe my eyes. SMOOTH, MATTE, GORGEOUS! One pump was enough which is amazing because I notoriously use more than I need. It went on so beautifully with minimal blending and fussing and felt luxurious. I plan on experimenting with different application techniqes to see what happens. It doesn't dry too fast so you can work with it, and it doesn't have a crazy smell or perfume to it either.
I hope I never have to update this review because I feel like this is what we've all been waiting for... everytime you see that commercial or read that advertisement or walk by the beauty counter... everytime there's a new release and a new claim and a new promise... everytime you read glowing reviews and are let down by the actual product (I'm talking to you UD Naked) and you think to yourself, "why doesn't this work for ME?"... all the wanna be foundations named after every letter of the alphabet promising perfect skin to tortured teenagers with acne. I know you spend too much... and then too little, and then think there's something wrong with your skin or your application or technique. I hope this works for you the way it has worked for me so far, and I hope that other companies follow suit and raise their own standards. This is a drug store miracle and I hope to love it as much in 10 years as I do right now.
In my opinion, this is "THE BEST" drugstore foundation out there by far!!! This even beats some of my high end foundations! The feel of this on the skin is very similar to Chanel's Perfection Lumiere!! This is now a permanent mainstay in my collection. This covers completely in one pump without the heavy, mask-like look! Makes my skin look perfect with a semi-matte finish! Also lasts a long time. Love this!!! If you're looking to try something new, you need to try this!
My new favorite foundation:) after years of using Revlon Colorstay, it began to break me out. Not sure why, but I began trying new foundations and remembered having luck with TruBlend in the past....so i gave this one a try. The coverage is just as good as CS and stays put all day. Photographs well and looks and feels natural. I apply with dampened wedge sponge and it looks flawless. I paid around $12 at Wal Mart. I also like their CG Olay serum foundation, but this is my new HG.
Oh!!! My God.one of the best drugstore foundation
My expectations for this foundation after purchasing it, were presumptuous. I did do my research and read a few reviews, but it's really hard to follow sometimes, due to hype of products. My prior foundation was m.a.c studio fix fluid, I finally awoke from my dream to realize there was no perfect color in m.a.c foundation for me (I'm not nc20 nor am I nw15) . The coverage was tacky, heavy, and would separate with or without primer or powder. Not to mention I was either yellow or pink. Thus, I would never recommend it and I wish I didn't stick with it so long. Moving on from my rant, I absolutely love this foundation. My color is classic ivory, and it blends in seamlessly to my neck and face. I have minimal skin issues, but I would by no means say my skin is perfect. My skin is combinational. Dry in some areas, and absolutely oily in other areas. This foundation has little transfer, the feel of it is silk, it's thick so it covers any imperfections after one or two pumps. On top of that, I can report no skin issues. I haven't broken out, and it has not caused my skin to appear excessively oily through out the day. It appears natural, and for fair girls like myself, we have not been thrown in the ashy or yellow category for once. Good job CoverGirl, you've beaten many high end foundations I've tried.
So after reading n watching reviews on the Covergirl outlast stay fabulous 3 in 1 foundation. I went out and got it. For all you Oily /Comb skin ladies run out and get it. It's my holygrail foundation now. It's the best foundation I've ever tried. And I normally wear only highend foundation. I'm NC 42 in Mac and wear 857 Golden Tan in the Covergirl. Which is the best color match I've ever had. I didn't even need to set it with a powder and I've never been able to do that with any other foundation before.
This is my favorite foundation ever to use in the winter when there isn't as much humidity! I have oily skin and I've tried everything. Revlon's Colorstay works well for my skin's oil, but it breaks me out. I have been using Covergirl's Outlast 3 in 1 for a month now with no breakouts and good oil control (I have to blot later in the day, but have to do that with Revlon's Colorstay, too). I was just at a women's retreat this past weekend and got so many compliments on how beautiful my skin looks. Without the foundation, I have sun damage and redness all of which is covered by this foundation. Way to knock it out of the park Covergirl!
I love this foundation! I have been using Laura Mercier's silk creme foundation for a while now and that thing is like 40-50 dollars a bottle! I was looking for a replacement and I heard this was a good foundation so I tried it out and I'm in LOVE with it. I'd even say it's better than the Laura Mercier and you definitely can't beat the price either.
It has great coverage but doesn't feel heavy. It looks flawless when it dries. Seriously try this!!! I'll update my post again in a few weeks to talk about if it broke me out or not but I have high hopes it won't.
Try this!!!! :)
So far so good. I've been using this for about 2 weeks now. I was initially hesitant because of the SPF since I've had some reactions in the past and always like keeping my makeup JUST makeup. But I haven't had a problem with this. It stays on all day just like it claims, which is a big deal for me since I go really light with my foundation applications and usually end up looking bare faced and splotchy within a couple hours even with powder on top. It doesn't have much of a scent, and the color 805 Ivory is a pretty good match for me. I find it to be very flat/matte and I'm not convinced this is the best look for me so I've been playing around the last couple days, mixing it with a little this and a little that. Today I mixed it with a bit of Aloe Vera Gel that I found in a drawer and I liked the result. I know it's supposed to have a primer built in but it did seem to exaggerate dry areas when I put it on my bare skin. I've applied it using a makeup brush and with my fingers but I have a thing about using a Beauty Blender with a "tap tap tap" motion and prefer that over everything else. I can't imagine wearing powder over this. Overall I like it better than anything else I've used, although admittedly I've only use drugstore foundations.