I used this foundation under the rest of my makeup for a photo shoot, to see how it holds up in front of the camera, and then as my only makeup every day for two weeks to get an idea of how well it works as a regular, day-to-day option.
Now, I will preface this by admitting I have limited experience with makeup. I usually go about my daily life with a bare face, getting made-up mostly just for special occasions, and sometimes when visiting with friends and family, and for photo shoots.
One of the reasons I don’t often wear makeup is because it feels so heavy on my face. I feel like I shouldn’t smile because it might crack (it never does; it just feels that way). And I’m less inclined to let my husband and kids touch my face (so sad) because I don’t want them getting makeup all over themselves, and I don’t want it to smudge all over my face, leaving me looking like I got stood up on prom night.
If you’re interested in this foundation for a photo shoot, I would recommend it (based on my limited experience and exposure to different brands). I found the coverage great; it really evened out my skin tone and covered my dark spots, which is incredibly important to me when I’m in front of the camera.
The only downside I found is that it does not last all day. At least not for me, what with the two kids, the running, the slobber and the face-pulling. I’ve never had a day off from my kids, so I have no way of knowing how long this foundation would last for you if your day consists of Starbucks, a comfy office chair and a relaxed evening of wine-sipping and movie-watching (what is that like, anyways?).
Overall I give this product a four out of five stars.
Have you tried out COVERGIRL’s new Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation? If so, leave a comment and let me know what you thought!