Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation Review


Not since Revlon Colorstay Whipped has there been such hype over a drugstore foundation! I’ve read SO many rave reviews from people of all ages and colors claiming that this is their holy grail foundation, beating out big names like MAC and MUFE, which have foundations in the $30 and up range. Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 foundation will only set you back about ten bucks at the drugstore. Ready to checkout my review?

First, let me just mention a tidbit of important information that some of my friends know about me: I pretty much loathe most Covergirl products, especially their eyeshadows (worst ever). This is a long history too, dating back to high school and college, which is why I really wanted to try this foundation to see if it lived up to the hype.


The Cover Girl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 foundation longwear that keeps you all day flawless. Longwear designed to stay fabulous all day because it has concealer and primer built in. Smooth, even coverage. SPF 20.


I also read somewhere that this foundation was similar to Estee Lauder Double Wear, which I have never tried. I actually went to a counter to get a sample of it to compare; as you can see by the swatches above I once again picked a shade that is going to be too light for me! Anyway, I have the Covergirl foundation in Buff Beige and it is a good match with peachy undertones.

Foundation Pros:

  • Long-wearing
  • Comes with a pump!
  • Excellent coverage
  • 20 SPF
  • A little goes a long way
  • No scent

I would say this foundation lives up to most of the claims that it touts. The coverage is very good and it lasts ALL day, easily eight hours. Oily-skinned folks may find safe haven with this foundation. For me, there are some cons to this foundation.

Blending: I don’t know if I have a weird bottle or something, but I have a difficult time blending this foundation. It seems to set very quickly. It also has a tendency to look cakey, so definitely be careful with how much you apply! It doesn’t take much for this foundation to look too thick. It seems to apply best with a Beauty Blender sponge.

Appearance: This dries to a matte finish and oxidizes slightly. While many reviews claim “matte but not flat”, I can’t say the same for myself. I feel like this makes my skin look dry and old! I don’t think people with dry skin would enjoy this foundation, as it would definitely accentuate flakes and patchy areas.

Photographs: This washed me out a lot with flash, a lot more than other foundations that contain SPF. I could not take a good shot with flash without looking ghostly! I also don’t like this foundation in photos without flash.


Here I am wearing the foundation, and a dusting of NARS Light Reflecting powder which is soft and finely milled and just blends perfectly. It looks okay, but to me seems dull and blah. It’s certainly not the worst foundation I’ve ever used, and I will use it up, but it’s not LOVE or holy grail material in my makeup bag.

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5 Responses to Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation Review

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  2. surq says:

    This fondation finally arrived to Mexico and im still fighting between choosing the 820 or 825 =S it sucks bcause here you cant return any mekup items. but i tihnk i’ll go with 825

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  4. DKelada says:

    To be honest the Estée Lauder Double Wear Cool Bone was actually a perfect match to your skin tone it blends in to the color of your skin almost perfectly. The other two shades were too warm, your skin tone is cool not warm. I’m sure you’d find a suitable match in a CG product.

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