Review of Cover Girl Outlast: Makeup That Beats the Heat
By Alison Blackman
When the heat and humidity hit, you need makeup that can stand its ground. While wimpy products will fade, run and change color, CoverGirl Longwear Beauty Technology helps you keep your makeup staying on longer, and looking the way it was intended even it your body chemistry heats up. Here are a few of The Advice Sisters’ favorite products from the CoverGirl Outlast line that really help you beat the heat, beautifully:
A Longwear Lipstick That Looks as Good as It Lasts:
COVERGIRL: Outlast Longwear Lipstick (approx. $6.99-$8.99) gives you the best of both worlds: a long lasting lipstick in 11 bold colors, and a creamy opaque formula that looks sexy and elegant. Although Longwear Outlast Lipstick will stay on your lips for hours, unlike a lot of longwears, it is moisturizing, thanks to conditioning oils in the formula. Emollient and long wearing color means your lips will look great but won’t dry out.
These lipsticks in silvery tubes have really intense color that lasts, but the color isn’t transfer-proof if you are wiping your mouth on a napkin, kissing, etc. But for under $9.00 they’re a bargain with beautiful colors to boot! Red lovers will love the moistly-matte dramatic deep “Red Rogue” but the medium soft “Pink Pow!” is the perfect color for that afternoon wedding. There are a variety of pinks, reds, berries, plums and earth tones in various intensities. I have tried a number of them and almost all are universally flattering.
The Classic Multi-Tasking Outlast Foundation:
When warm weather hits, do you just abandon your foundation because it doesn’t last, gives you breakthrough shine, or simply fades to an unflattering color? Do you refuse to wear sunblock? Then it’s time you tried Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous Foundation (srp. under $10.00). It is a multi-tasking foundation that sets like a primer, covers imperfections like a concealer, protects skin with SPF 20, and oh yes! makes your skin better than bare with a moistly matte finish.
I love the pump bottle that dispenses the right amount of foundation with having to stick my hands in a bottle. CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous foundation comes in cool, neutral and warm undertones to match to the needs of most skin tones in 14 shades: Ivory; Classic Ivory ; Creamy Natural; Buff Beige; Nude Beige; Natural Beige; Medium Beige; Warm Beige; Creamy Beige; Soft Honey; Golden Tan; Classic Tan; Tawny; and Soft Sable. With all this choice, you might be a bit overwhelmed. I tried Natural Beige and Nude Beige. In the bottle, these two looks almost the same, but the undertones are different. On my skin, the natural beige was rosier, and a bit brighter and warmer.
This foundation is fairly opaque, but if you choose a shade that isn’t quite perfect (both were fine for me, although on my freckled skin the Natural Beige won out), you can blend it out and make it work. There is a color chart on the Cover Girl Website to help you make a good choice. Best of all, the foundation feels weightless on your skin but stays put through a long day or evening (Covergirl doesn’t call it “Outlast” for nothing).
Tip: for best results apply using a disposable sponge wedge or clean fingertips, by dabbing a small amount of foundation on the center of your cheeks. Then blend outward toward the edges of the face, concentrating on uneven areas, and decreasing intensity toward the hairline.
An Outlast Foundation for Luminous Skin in an Oil-Free Formula:
For those who want a luminous formula that lasts, there’s the new Outlast Stay Luminous Foundation (srp. $9.79-$12.79). It’s oil-free, non-greasy formula featuring a skin-illuminating complex of a radiance polymer plus “interference glow pigments” that make skin looks more luminous.
Instead of heavy powders and waxes, this product features oil-absorbing silica and polymer technology to produce luminosity. It also has glycerin and niacinamide to help hydrate skin from within and help it glow. 7 colors flatter mostly light to medium skin tones (there is just one really dark tone “Deep Sable”) but all have that amazing “all day” Outlast magic. It also comes in a pump bottle.
To apply it Cover Girl Suggests you apply a primer first (try the new CoverGirl Makeup Wear Extender ($8.79-$11.79) an all-day primer that wicks away sweat and sebum and smooths lines, hides pores, and reduces imperfections) . Then dot your foundation on forehead, cheeks and chin and blend it using your fingertips, or a makeup sponge if desired. For a final touch, use any CoverGirl Pressed Powder to finish.
You can get all of these great products and even more “Outlast” products at drugstores, mass market retailers, online and at: www.covergirl.com