Review: CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous Foundation in Golden Tan

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.

Grade: A-

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.


About themakeuptrain

Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at:
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9 Responses to Review: CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous Foundation in Golden Tan

  1. I have the exact same one. At first I thought it matched okay but I find that it darkens a lot on me.

  2. I don’t think I have ever tried CoverGirl before. And I haven’t tried a swap website, which one would you recommend?

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  3. Anubhuti says:

    this is looking like second skin and 8+ hours staying power is commendable 🙂 Loved the review and swatches 🙂

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