Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation in Creamy Natural
Covergirl really takes me back. This was the first makeup brand I used as a teenager – I can still remember the poignant scent of the single blushes, the eyeshadow singles (of course I was restricted to the “boring” colors!) and the Covergirl Clean Makeup I wore on my acne-prone skin. Covergirl is a classic in my mind, and brings back fond memories of my first makeup experience, which I think for many young girls is always exciting, am I right?! Fast-forward to this day, when at 36 years old with oily (and still acne prone) skin and I am excited to share with you a Covergirl product I am just as wild about. The Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous foundation SPF20 has been out for several months, and I’ve heard it raved about all over the beauty community, and so now I’m chiming in as well: “Love it!”.
I like that Covergirl put in the extra effort with this foundation and included a pump-top. High points for this!
Covergirl says this All-in-one foundation combines primer, concealer and foundation in one easy step, with long-lasting results.
Before I found 820 Creamy Natural I tried 810 Classic Ivory, which was too pink-toned and pale for my warm skintone.
Creamy Natural Swatched. While not fully a yellow-tone, I find it more of a peachy tone that works well with my skintone.
Before and After: Wearing Creamy Natural
Formula | Pigmentation
The consistency of Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation is a perfect consistency – thinner than a whipped makeup, but thicker than a liquid, I find it very easy to work with. The pigmentation is excellent, giving the skin a flawless satin finish coverage with a surprisingly light feeling on the face. I still feel the need to use a concealer or brightener under my eyes, because this product tends to dry that area under my eyes out, but it can be built up enough in areas of the face to cover blemishes if you need to, which is handy. The one downside of this foundation, is although it is offered in fourteen shades, it is very hard to choose the correct shade from the bottle itself. I would advise you purchase this product at a store with a generous exchange policy, or of course consult numerous blog swatches beforehand. Below is a photo capturing what I experienced while at the store trying to decide which shade to purchase (after previously purchasing one shade that was too light and pink for my skin).
Crappy grocery store lighting and poor iPhone quality aside, can you tell the difference between these shades by looking at them in the bottle? Both the shade depth, and the undertone of the foundations are a bottled-up mystery!
Application | Longevity
In application, I experimented with using my BeautyBlender, Sigma F80 and Real Techniques Buffing Brush. Using a damp BeautyBlender gave a more natural light coverage finish, and the F80 gave more of a medium coverage finish. I did not prefer using the Real Techniques Buffing brush for this foundation simply because of the consistency of the foundation I feel the buffing brush works best with thinner foundations. This foundation provides medium to build-able full coverage, so it is very versatile. Keep in mind if you are dealing with lines or wrinkles I noticed that as I built up the product more toward full coverage, my lines were more noticeable, so I prefer to keep the overall look medium and then apply extra only where needed, rather than all over. When first applying this foundation I felt the shade was a little too light for my skintone, however within a few minutes the foundation really melds into the skin and becomes the perfect match for me.
The lasting power of this foundation, and the fact that it keeps my oily skin under control was the most impressive with this foundation. I am always skeptical about foundations that claim to control oil, because at my age (wrinkles, large pores) I do not want something that is going to zap the life out of my face and cause me to look cracked (cracked is seriously not a good look people!) but with this one I am amazed. It does not accent my wrinkles and pores (unless over-applied). It lasts on my oily skin all day long, and I only have a very small (negligible!) amount of oil peeking through after wearing it for 7 hours, which is very amazing, and totally workable for me. It looks just as fresh as when I first applied it all day long – it just stays put! When wearing this during higher heat and humidity levels I do get a dewy look a little sooner, but again it is very workable for the finish and lasting power I get from this foundation.
Overall, to be honest I am still in shock that I am loving it this so much! It is definitely one of the top budget-friendly foundations I have tried to date – since I can get a natural coverage, beautiful satin finish, with outlasting wear and oil control that I need from a foundation – all without looking cakey or overdone. If you can find a shade that works for you, it is definitely something I would recommend trying out!
RougeRating 94%, A
- Product – 10/10
- Formula – 8/10
- Pigmentation – 10/10
- Longevity – 10/10
- Application – 9/10
Price and Availability
$7-$12 (USD), 30 ml / 1 fl. oz.
Have you tried the Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation? I’d love to hear what you think!
I plan on picking up the newest Covergirl Whipped Cream Foundation to see how that performs. I can’t wait to try it out!
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