If you follow my Facebook page then you would know that I’ve been hunting down this foundation FOREVER. No, like really forever… since it first came out a few months ago. I found the CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation a few weeks ago and couldn’t wait to find it’s sister, All Day Flawless 3-in-1 Foundation from the Queen Collection to compare.
This past weekend I visited my mom upstate New York and spotted the Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 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!
I typically don’t use cream foundations as I have combination/oily skin and thought that creams would be too heavy and make me look like a hot a$$ greasy mess. At first glance I figured that this foundation wouldn’t work for me because in the pan it looks very thick and greasy but I try not to judge a book by its cover. Well in this case I was somewhat right
I am a big fan of Revlon’s foundations and believe that they have the best that you can find in the drugstore. I use ColorStay and PhotoReady on the regular but the new new that is Nearly Naked is my new best friend. I think I like this best out of all of them!
First of all, I really like the formulation of this foundation. It has Aloe Vera Extract to soothe and moisturize the skin and the oil-free powder is super fine and silky smooth. It is really easy to blend and the coverage can be built up from light to medium. Creamy Cocoa matches my NW45 complexion pretty well for the Winter months
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer is the most talked about one, the big kahuna of them all. Up until now I hadn’t tried it and I can’t believe I’ve gone so long without doing so because it’s amazing! A sheer, lightweight and buildable foundation with broad spectrum SPF 20 UVA/UVB protection. It comes in twelve or thirteen shades and three different formulations- original, illuminating and oil free. I chose oil free since I have oily/combination skin and it is geared toward those with acne prone, sensitive and oily skin.
First let me say that I have combination/oily skin. I get extremely oily in my t-zone even in the Winter, but the rest of my face is pretty normal. I don’t suffer from dry skin at all unless it’s due to product over usage. I’ve tried a lot of different foundations, using them with oil-control primers and mattifiers along with a setting powder to control the oil, but eventually it still seeps through and needs to be blotted. I’ve been testing out NARS Sheer Matte Foundation and it is perfect for my skin. It keeps my face looking fresh and flawless all day with no touch ups or blotting.