I've read a lot of positive reviews on Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3in1 Foundation, but since Covergirl is not easily accessible in Germany, I didn't bother to go the extra miles to order the foundation. But as I am currently in Indonesia, I was surprised to see how popular this particular foundation among Indonesian beauty enthusiasts, so it is widely available through local beauty shops. Of course I took advantage of the situation and ordered one :P.
I picked up the shade #801 classic ivory after doing some research on the internet. Fortunately it is the right shade to pick. Classic Ivory has neutral-slightly yellow undertone so it is a very good match for my complexion and helps to counter the redness on my cheeks.
Covergirl Outlast 3in1 Foundation has thick creamy and smooth consistency. It spreads and blends easily. I prefer to apply it using beauty blender as foundation brush might get streaky. The coverage is medium to full without being cakey or too much. The formula feels comfortable on the skin even though I wouldn't say it is lightweight. I don't mind thick foundation as long as it blends seamlessly into the skin and feels comfortable.
Covergirl Outlast 3in1 Foundation claims to be 3in1 as the name advised, so it functions as primer-foundation and concealer. I must say it lives up to the claims because it is indeed sufficient as primer-foundation and concealer. It evens up my complexion and covers imperfections well. On most days when I don't have any special occasions to attend, I appreciate this kind of foundation so I'll save time getting ready in the morning. But when I do have a long day awaiting, I don't dare to skip primer and concealer as I perspire a lot so my foundation tends to migrate by the mid day.
The foundation provides a matte finish that is not dull or flat. Despite of the full coverage, I still feel very comfortable to wear this foundation on daily basis as the finish is still natural. It is also not drying on the skin and don't accentuate fine lines or dry patches. The oil control is great and the staying power is excellent.
After 6 hour wear-no blotting-no touch up
For a foundation that retails for ca.13€, this is a great buy. It does the job just as good ( and even better ) as some high end foundations that are twice or three times more expensive. This is a strong candidate for the best drugstore foundation I've ever encountered.
What is your current favorite drugstore foundation?