Covergirl was my very first love. From my junior year in high school through college I wore the Clean Pressed Powder in Toasted Almond until it was discontinued. I also had a fling with the Clean Liquid Foundation during that time. I then fell in love with the TruBlend Minerals Pressed Powder in Soft Sable until that was discontinued and I moved on to MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation. I dumped Covergirl because they stopped catering to my skintone. I was excited when the Queen Collection came out but unfortunately the products are extremely hard to find in NYC and when I do find a display it is empty. Sold out. Fast forward to today, I was elated to hear about the Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation and it’s sister in the Queen Collection All Day Flawless Foundation and I’ve been looking for them for weeks to no avail. This past weekend I visited my mom upstate New York and spotted the Stay Fabulous Foundation in Walmart, there was one left in the shade Soft Sable which happens to be the darkest shade. I assumed since Soft Sable worked for me in the past that it would work this time around and I was right because it’s spot on!
Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation fuses the lasting power of a primer, coverage of a concealer and blendability of a foundation all in one to give the face a flawless finish that lasts all day. It has an SPF of 20 and contains ensulizole sunscreen which is a water soluble UVB protecting agent which also protects the skin from UVA rays but not as well unless used along with another agent such as Titanium Dioxide, which this foundation also has. As with all foundations that contain sunscreen you have to be careful when using flash photography as it sometimes gives the skin a grey cast. The foundation is housed in a glass container with a lockable pump and cap.
Soft Sable looks very cool in the bottle with a slight grey tone, but when pumped out it is more of a neutral shade that matches my NW45 skin perfectly. If you are darker than a NW47 in MAC this foundation will not work for you as Soft Sable is the darkest shade, but no worries you should be able to find your shade in the Queen Collection All Day Flawless Foundation. The foundation is very light, blends into the skin well and dries down quickly to a matte, slightly powdery finish. It provides medium to full coverage and takes 2-3 pumps to cover the entire face depending on the coverage that you want. I pump it onto a metal palette and buff it into my face with my Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki brush. You may also use a stippling brush, a sponge or simply your fingers. Here is how the foundation looks on…
It gives a very matte, flawless finish to the skin. An almost airbrushed look. A little boy in church said that I looked “fake” lol, that’s how flawless the finish is. I moisturized my skin and used a primer and setting powder along with the foundation as I am so used to the routine but you don’t need a primer or a setting powder as it still holds up all day without them, however you absolutely must moisturize your skin good as the foundation is very drying. I have oily/combination skin and the foundation left my skin completely matte all day with no signs of oil peeping through. If you have very dry skin this foundation is not for you as it will enhance the dryness. It is important to exfoliate any dry patches and moisturize, moisturize, moisturize prior to applying Outlast Stay Fabulous. Here is how the foundation looked 13 hours later with no blotting or touching up. It simply went from a very matte to a demi-matte look over the course of the day …
I went to church, out to dinner and slept on a bus for 3 hours heading home and my face was still flawless. I left it on for another two hours while I edited pics and it looked the same when I went to wash my face. This foundation is simply the bomb! I received compliments from women and men all day telling my how beautiful and flawless my makeup looked. I’ve only been using it for a few days and haven’t experienced any breakouts or such, if I do I will update this post.
Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation retails between $9.49 and $14.99, I found it at Walmart for $9.49. You can also check Target, Ulta, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Duane Reade or a drugstore near you that carries the brand. It is also available on drugstore.com. I am going to have to ask my Mom to grab me a few more bottles just in case Covergirl decides to discontinue on me again *side eye to Covergirl if you’re reading this*
Update: I found the CoverGirl Queen All Day Flawless 3-in-1 Foundation, you can see my review here.