Thursday, August 1, 2013
Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation
Did this stuff live up to all of it's claims? I'm going to have to say it did, for the most part at least. I generally put my makeup on around 11:00 AM and take it off around 9:00 PM, but of course that depends on the day. Even on long days though, this stuff seemed to hold up. Of course I don't expect to look as good as when I first put my makeup on with any kind of makeup at the end of the day. It did look pretty good still though. As for the claim that it has the coverage of a concealer, I wouldn't really say that so much unless you really layer it on the places you need concealed. I try to put it on my trouble spots and under my eyes before I do a full coverage so that it'll dry and get an extra layer. It does, of course, have the blendability of a foundation because it is a foundation. And lastly, since it dries to a powder finish it is indeed shine free! However, keep in mind that I do have dry skin these days.
The formula of this stuff is very light and dries really nicely. I can't really tell that I'm wearing makeup when I have it on, but it makes my skin look really good. And for those of you with dry skin this is totally good to use and I've heard it's really good for oily and combination skin, too. If you do have dry skin, like I do, I recommend that you exfoliate before you use it so that it doesn't cling to any dry patches and make them more noticeable. They have a pretty wide range of colors, but be careful when buying because it does oxidize just a bit throughout the day. If you don't know what oxidize means basically it makes the color of the makeup a bit darker. Make sure that you blend into your neck! Also, it goes on a bit lighter than it dries. I thought that the color I got may be too light, but it ended up drying just a smidge too dark. I can work it in right though.
So what score would I give this stuff? I would give it 4.5/5 stars, I would recommend it to you guys, and I plan on using it until I find something better. Why didn't I give it the full 5 stars? Basically I'm frustrated that they didn't have a color light enough for me, it was difficult for me to make sure I didn't have a makeup line, and I had to pile it on. Thankfully it isn't heavy and it feels great, so I still like it a lot.