Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation
August 8, 2013
Finally I am reviewing this foundation! I have had this foundation for maybe two months now. This is the new Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 foundation that is designed to last all day. Even though this isn't specifically designed for oily skin, people who have oily skin will love this because it provides good coverage and it has a matte finish that doesn't turn greasy after a few hours of wear. I also have a huge issue with makeup around my t-zone slipping, so I often struggle finding foundations that don't become patchy at the end of the day... luckily this foundation doesn't do that!
This claims to be a foundation, a primer and a concealer... hence the 3 in 1
I bought this from Priceline when it was on sale (for around $13), but full price this costs only $19.95! It is so hard to find a decent foundation in Australia for under $20, so for that fact alone, this is an awesome foundation!
I bought mine in the shade Natural Beige, which is pretty much smack bang in the middle of the 6 shades that are available in Priceline. There are two roughly similar mid toned shades, and this is the more yellow toned of the two. One downside of this foundation is that the colour range is pretty poor in Australia, but I believe there are 14 shades available in the US, so surely if this becomes a popular foundation they will release more shades.
This is a liquid foundation that has quite a thin consistency, but it is easy to blend. It provides a medium but buildable coverage. I only really apply this with my hands, but I think this would apply really well with a stippling brush or something that can help you really buff this product in. When I apply this with my hands, I only need to use one pump of this foundation to cover my face sufficiently. Even though this doesn't feel too tacky on the skin, I do also set this with a powder... I guess more out of habit than necessity, but if you have dry skin you would probably skip the powder. The finish is quite matte, but it doesn't look cakey or mask like, and after a few hours my skin has a natural dewy finish, rather than it's usual oily t-zone. This also has an SPF of 20, which is epic for a foundation.
One word of warning is that this does oxidise, which means that it does have the tendency to develop into a slightly darker shade over a few hours, so keep that in mind when you are choosing your shade. Also, since this is a cheaper foundation, it doesn't have the nicest scent, but it's nothing that lingers or bothers me.
Oh I thought I would mention that even though this claims to be a 3 in 1 product (primer/foundation/concealer), I do still use concealer with this. I am sure you can build this up to cover most flaws, but I prefer to apply a thin coat and to finish with concealer... I just find it more comfortable. I have tried this with and without primer, and I honestly think primer makes no difference to the longevity of this foundation... so I would confirm that this is a foundation and primer in one.
I love this foundation, it is not my perfect foundation, but it comes close - and for under $20 how can you complain!? This is what I was expecting the Revlon Colorstay for Oily and Combination skin or the Estee Lauder's Double Wear to be, but wasn't. The reason I like this more than the Double Wear is because I find Double Wear feels really tacky on my skin and looks more like a mask, and it often breaks me out. I also like this more than the Revlon Colorstay because I also find the Colorstay to be quite tacky, it smells really bad, it doesn't give as good coverage and it can be difficult to blend. This foundation doesn't feel tacky or uncomfortable to wear, and it hasn't broken me out yet. I would recommend this foundation over Double Wear or Colorstay any day!
- Lasts all day without wearing off/becoming patchy
- Very affordable
- Good buildable medium coverage
- Matte finish which people with oily-combination skin will love
- SPF 20
- Poor colour range
- The colour oxidises
- Not the best scent
Have you tried this foundation? What did you think? Also if you have oily or combination skin, what is your favourite foundation to use?