It’s been years since I tried a CG foundation. I think the last time I tried one, Niki Taylor was in the ads.
I heard a certain amount of noise being made about Outlast foundation. I saw an opportunity to try it out while perusing a swap website. A woman with a skintone similar to mine traded her bottle to me.
The shade I got is Golden Tan.
CoverGirl has improved their packaging with a pump. It’s very convenient and less messy.
Here is a blob of foundation. Enjoy it while you can.
Here is The Blob blended out a little. It’s a close match to my skin color.
The Blob has disappeared! As you can see it’s a decent match for me. You can’t really tell I’m wearing foundation.
So, onto the performance: I was able to blend and buff the foundation onto my face without much problem. A little amount of foundation provided really great coverage. This product is what I would call medium to full coverage. I didn’t even need my usual NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer after using this foundation. I wore it for 8 hours straight and by the time I got home it was still holding up, defending the fort–er, I mean face!
As for the undertone, that was where it fell short. My skin has very warm, yellow/golden tones. Golden Tan just isn’t golden enough, no matter what the name says. In brighter lights, one can tell a difference in color between my face and neck. It becomes less obvious once I step into softer lighting. Golden Tan is more of a beige-toned than a yellow-toned foundation.
Pros: Beautiful coverage, good staying power, feels nice being applied, includes a handy pump.
Cons: Does not have diverse range of shades for people with yellow skintones.
My thoughts: if you can find your shade and it matches you, I recommend it. If you have a darker skintone and are yellow or golden toned, keep searching.