Review: CoverGirl Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation

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Time for a quick foundation review!

While I've been lusting after the Burberry Sheer Luminous Concealer and Illamasqua's Skin Base foundation, the blogosphere has been buzzing about CoverGirl's latest -


"All-in-one foundation with a long-lasting formula that fuses primer, concealer, and foundation in one easy step! The 3-in-1 formula provides a flawless look that lasts all day long."

After both ItsJudyTime and HollyAnnAeree gave it good scores I knew I had to try it - plus armed with my 20% off Bed, Bath, & Beyond coupon it was pretty cheap! To give you an idea of my issues I have oily skin with a little bit of patchiness around the nose due to winter weather. I like my foundation to be medium to full coverage with a matter finish to cover blemishes and pigmentation.

Because I always like to know what foundation looks like on other people I've undertaken the ultimate sacrifice....
WARNING: BARE FACE AHEAD


As you can see I have general discoloration under the eyes and across the eye lids, redness around the nose, and hyperpigmentation 'freckling' along the bottom of both cheeks. How does CoverGirl fare against all that?

WITH Foundation!


Whoa - a little ghostly right? The downfall of matte medium/full coverage foundations is that they cover everything. This includes the natural contours of the face which results in me appearing a little fake here. I have to say though that this is a great match for my skin. It flawlessly transitions from the middle of my face to my neck and lasts all day long - maybe even better than my Lancome (this opinion is still in the testing phases, lol). But I do have to be careful with just how many/what kind of mattitfying products I use under it; things can quickly go too far too fast and then I just look dry and sickly.

Final Thoughts:


With a little blush and bronzer to give my face some depth I really like this foundation. I wouldn't recommend it for anyone other than combination/oily skin people because of its mattifying properties but for <$10 this foundation's getting an A+ from me!

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