I dabble with drugstore foundations but I was satisfied some time ago that I’d found the one for me. Revlon Colorstay feels light but can give a decent coverage that lasts all day with moderate oil control. Revlon also do a great selection of colours so most people will be able to find a good match which is not easy to say for a non beauty hall brand. I had heard a lot about this Cover Girl Outlast so when I was in America earlier this year I had to pick one up to try, I wasn’t expecting to love it but as with most new things, I bought it to review for you guys. I tried it on my second day of the trip and I didn’t wear anything else for the rest of the time we were there.. or since. I haven’t even reached for my Colorstay once which is HUGE.
Here’s me with no foundation
Here I’m wearing Outlast on my left (your right)
And here is the full face application.
As with the Colorstay this starts off light but is buildable but the main difference (and reason I prefer it) is that it’s slightly drier and absorbs oil a little better. There are 2 versions of the colourstay available for different skin types but neither does quite as good a job of keeping me oil free as this. I do still need to powder throughout the day but I find myself doing it less or at least later when wearing Outlast. Bearing in mind I’ve only had this for a couple of months I will be waiting til it’s seen me through a couple of seasons before committing myself to replacing my previously holy gail foundation (it’s done well in colder weather but it might totally fold in the heat) but so far I am totally in love with it and if you’re on the oilier side I would definitely recommend you give this a go.
Cover Girl isn’t available in the UK however Max Factor is our equivalent and essentially CG by another name (and a totally different price point, annoyingly) so the UK version of this would be Max Factor Face Finity – link – which is £11.99. Not cheap but comparable to Revlon so I can live with that.