Recently, I was asked to try out Cover Girl Outlast 3-1 Foundation and truly put it to the test. The newest formulation claims to last you throughout your day while keeping the skin shine free. One of the main selling points is that the foundation includes three products in one. Primer, Foundation, and Concealer in one simple step.
Honestly, I was extremely curious and my inner beauty sleuth happily took the challenge.
I invited filmmaker Zach Taylor to come and follow me around for one day and capture on film how the foundation held up. He filmed me blogging, walking my dog Arthur, cooking, and finally ending my day with a glass of wine (everyone has that ritual...right?). Even Mike mentioned how "pretty" my makeup looked when he came home. It's true. My makeup looked fresh, and had an amazing coverage without looking cakey.
But, the true endorsement....I am still wearing this foundation. I even wore it last week during the two day (and 10 hour) LuckyFABB conference, where I am hanging out with some of the industries best and most critical beauty and fashion bloggers. I loved it that much!
For the price point, this is an incredible foundation. The coverage is medium-full, and provides a semi-matte finish. You don't even need to use powder! Another great bonus is the SPF 20 in the formulation. Perfect for Summer! Seriously, in love.
Here are my tips:
- Apply the foundation before any concealer. This has a great coverage, so you might need less concealer than you thought! Personally, I only needed a small amount of color corrector to battle my dark circles.
- Let the foundation set before applying powder. Honestly, the foundation does a fantastic job of setting to a soft powder finish, so be careful when applying any type of powder. Just alittle on the T-Zone is all that is needed!
- Use a dome shaped foundation brush for application. This gives an even finish, and can help apply foundation in the smaller areas around the face, such as around the nose and under the eyes.
- If you are struggling finding your perfect shade, try mixing two complimentary colors. I use a small plastic dish to mix my colors at home. This is a great way to slowly add more warmth during the Summer months.
by Christina Farrell
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Now that the clocks have blasted forward one hour, it means that Spring is right around the corner. For makeup artists, and beauty lovers everywhere, that means that it is time to brighten up the makeup routine and add some color to your normal makeup look.
One of my favorite ways to incorporate color is to create a bright eyed makeup look, with gorgeous pastels, guilded bronzes, or bright blues. These pops of color always make me feel refreshed and ready for Spring. But, before you run out and swipe that bright burst of color on your eyelids, here are some tips to keep your colorful look ready for any occasion:
- Always start with a neutral eyeshadow base. You want the color to be a gorgeous pop....not to take over your entire eyelid. Think enhancement...not overload
- Use a cream color eyeshadow all over the eye
- Add a neutral taupe, camel, or soft brown in the crease
- Use a subtle deep brown to line the eye.
- Try Sonia Kashuk or Pixi palettes as your base. Both make stunning neutral palettes that are anything but boring, and have all the colors you need in one kit!
- Now have fun with your color! I love to add a purple to inner corner for an unexpected burst of bright color. Miliani is one of my go-to eyeshadow brands for brighter colors.
- If you want to add multiple colors, I suggest using a cream. They blend together seamlessly. I personally love the way CoverGirl ShadowBlast wands work together. My personal blend is the baby blue and pink. I blend these near the upper lash line for a soft, yet sexy glow.
- Not yet ready for color? Then try a sultry, sparkly bronze or bright gold. These colors still add an unexpected pop, but are more subtle than a burst of color.
- For these colors, I personally love creams, or deeply pigmented shadows. These tend to give the look of liquid gold.
- With bronze, I love to pat the color in the middle of the lid. Letting it enhance your neutral browns, and draw attention to the eye. Currently, I mix Maybelline Color Tattoo, or Milani Diamond Dazzle.
So tell me, what is your favorite color for spring? How do you make your eyes pop!
It’s Time for Springtime.
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