Foundation Files / Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation

Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation Review - The Beauty CollectionI’ve been in a bit of a base rut, lately, sticking to a few lightweight favourites and not really mixing it up at all but I’ve had one in my drawers that seems to always make an appearance when I need a bit of extra coverage. The Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation says it lasts like a primer, covers like a concealer and blends like a foundation. Sounds promising, hey?

Packaging – The packaging isn’t anything special, in fact, it’s quite messy. No matter how careful I am, product seems to end up around the lid and on the pump. It also comes in a glass bottle which feels nice and expensive but doesn’t make it ideal for travel. Nothing amazing but nothing that quite classifies as a dealbreaker.

Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation Review - The Beauty Collection

Finish/Coverage – One or two pumps provides a great amount of coverage, more than I’d normally go for on a day to day basis if I’m honest but if you really want to build it up to a full coverage, it’s easily done. It does well to cover any blemishes I have while really evening out the skin tone. I’d say the finish sits somewhere between satin and matte, depending on the powder I use to set it with.

Application – This is your standard liquid foundation texture, maybe a little thicker. I like to apply this with a BeautyBlender, as I do with most of my heavier coverage bases, so that it doesn’t look too heavy or cakey on the skin. I find applying it with a brush can lead to it looking a little streaky or noticeable on the skin. I always make sure to take the time to blend it in, otherwise it can look a little almost powdery on the face, reminding me a little of the problems I had with the Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation but less noticeable and easily avoidable if you get in there with a sponge to pat everything out. It can get a little clingy on dry patches and accentuate any large pores so I’m always particularly careful there.

Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation Review - The Beauty Collection

Wear – When it comes to longevity, this foundation has got it down, assuming that you’ve taken the time to set everything in place with a powder. Every time I set it down even with just a spray of setting spray, this base still looks flawless after hours of wear. It’s seriously incredible.

Shade – I own the shade 805 which has actually now been discontinued, at least in Australia, the lightest shade in the range now is 810. 805 is a pretty good match for me at my palest, maybe a little too deep, but I find that during the day it can oxidise a little bit, particularly when you start layering powders over the top to set it in place.

Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation Review - The Beauty Collection

If you have dry skin, be wary about blending on dry patches. Otherwise, this should be comfortable on the skin, particularly if you use a nice hydrating primer underneath.
If you have oilier skin, I think this, set down with a powder, should work really well for those with oilier complexions. Although it can sometimes makes pores look quite noticeable if you don’t really blend it out.

Although I don’t reach for this one much, it’s a fairly impressive foundation that can be found in the aisles of the drugstore. For me, the coverage is a little too intense for day to day but I tend to like grabbing this one for a night out when I need something a little more flawless and long-lasting. Although it is worth noting that the SPF doesn’t make it ideal for flash photography. The shade range is a little lacklustre but if there’s one that looks right for you (or even a little lighter, considering it does tend to oxidise) then it’s well worth a try, especially if you like your bases with serious coverage.

What’s your favourite high coverage foundation?

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