Jul 17 2015

FF: Covergirl Outlast Stay Luminous Foundation & Longwear Moisture Lipstick


Covergirl’s newest foundation offering, the Covergirl Outlast Stay Luminous Foundation is one that I’d wanted to try based on my admiration of the original Outlast formula which I think is a great offering from the drugstore (reviewed here). As an oilier-skinned gal, the reference to “Luminous” had me a little wary to begin with. However, I approached the foundation with an open mind. After all, NARS’s new foundation has a similar name and I fell in love with that one.

Covergirl Outlast Stay Luminous Foundation Review

Covergirl says this “oil-free, non-greasy formula gives your skin a natural luminosity that lasts all day! Perfect for achieving radiant skin, this all day foundation hydrates skin while providing flawless coverage.”


Covergirl Outlast Stay Luminous Foundation Review


Packaging: Covergirl always does well with its packaging and this is no exception. A nice, lightweight glass bottle with a pump. Enough said. You go, Covergirl!

Shade Selection: Currently, there only appear to be seven (7) shades to choose from, ranging from Classic Ivory (810) to Soft Sable (875). I’m not sure if Covergirl plans to release more, but they should. I was sent the shade Creamy Natural 820 which matches my light to medium skin tone pretty well. For reference, I’m about an N25 in MAC.


Covergirl Outlast Stay Luminous Foundation Review

Covergirl Outlast Stay Luminous Foundation Shade Creamy Natural 820


Coverage: Buidable to medium. While it will even out some of my redness, if I want to cover red post acne marks, I have to use a concealer.

Application Notes: The texture of this foundation is on the thinner side, but not as liquid like as some of the newer formulas out there. I’m Beauty Blender/RT Complexion Sponge all the way with this one. Even though it takes down the coverage a little, I think it gives the best application on my slightly textured skin. I’ve tried it with a dense, flat top blending brush as well for a heavier coverage. It work’s alright but I still tend to “finish” off with the BB.


Covergirl Outlast Stay Luminous Foundation Review


Finish: One word comes to mind: Natural. This is one of the most natural looking foundation finishes I think I’ve ever encountered. Not matte, not satin, not dewy. Just natural and healthy looking. That’s the only way I can describe it.

Wear: I’ve tried the foundation alone and with primer. Worn alone, on my oily combo skin, the foundation starts to shift by hour 6 with my oils breaking through. So, even though it starts off being natural, by the end of the day, it looks more dewy. With a primer, however, I can maintain that non-dewy natural look for the full work day and then some (10 hours). My favorite primer to use with it is actually the Rimmel Stay Matte (reviewed here). I like this combo because the Rimmel Stay Matte  helps keep some of my oils at bay without effecting the overall finish of the foundation.


Covergirl Outlast Stay Luminous Foundation Review


I also had the opportunity to test out the *Covergirl Outlast Longwear Moisture Lipstick in Phantom Pink (900), a beautiful medium blue based pink that I think many would love. It’s that innocent kiss me kind of pink.

About this formula, Covergirl says: “No need to choose between moisture or color that lasts as long as you do—now you can have both! Outlast Longwear Lipstick doesn’t flake or crumble. It’s super-powered with moisture, so it stays super fresh and super flexible all day.”

Unfortunately, it didn’t work out so well for me. Perhaps it’s the shade/texture combination issue that I’ve mentioned before – really creamy pinks never seem to do well on my lip texture. Straight of the tube, on my hand, it feels oh so comfortable. Even on the lips, the texture is smooth, gliding on easily. Unfortunately, the finish is patchy on my lips. Lasting power is average, it’s mostly gone after I’ve had a meal but does leave behind a mild, even stain.

CoverGirl Outlast Longwear Moisture Lipstick Phantom Pink Swatch
CoverGirl Outlast Longwear Moisture Lipstick Phantom Pink

Final Thoughts: Like its predecessor, the *Covergirl Outlast Stay Luminous Foundation is a good option from the drugstore. It’s probably best suited for those looking for lighter to medium coverage who aren’t too oily. I find myself enjoying more satin, natural and even slightly dewy finishes these days so I can gel with the formula. The lipstick, on the other hand, isn’t for me – not this shade anyway.


Have you tried any of Covergirl’s new Outlast products?





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  1. Hi Kimmy! I LOVE the sound of this foundation, I’m normal to dry leaning and this kind of dewy finish appeals to me! I wonder when we’ll get the product in Oz….The lippie looks sooooo pretty!! It really suits your beautiful skin tone! I know what you mean about the texture though, some lippies cling to the drier skin on my lips, the only thing I can do is use a lip primer, Colour Pop lippie Stix primer is fantastic, I use it for all my swatches! Beautiful review and swatch xoxoxo

    1. Ooh, I’ll have to look into the Colour Pop lippie Stix primer…I’ve been meaning to place an order with the for ages. Thank you for the recommendation!

  2. I like the sound of this foundation, wish we had Cover Girl in UK! The lipstick doesn’t look bad on your lips and I like the shade! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    1. Thanks, sweetie. I may eventually try one of the other shades. 🙂

  3. I wish we had Cover Girl in the UK! I do like the look of the lipstick – the swatch looks quite different on your hand and your lips. What a pity that you didn’t get on with the shade – maybe try another one? 🙂 xx

    Brenda BusyBee | One Year Blogiversary Giveaway! Win an Urban Decay Naked Palette & MAC Lipstick of Your Choice!

    1. I wish we had alot of UK brands here as well. 🙂 Though there actually ins’t much Covergirl here, I shop for most drugstore stuff when I visit the States. I think the brightness of the lip swatch in addition to the tone of my lips (which are mauve) tend to make lip products look cooler on me than in the tube. That’s the thing about lip swatches, the same lippie can look different on different people. xo

  4. I am dry skin and thought the foundation would be good for me however I read on another blog that it clings on dry patches. 🙁 The lipstick seems to be the same problem from what I read, it’s patchy which is a shame because the shade is so pretty.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    1. I also read about it clinging to dry patches but it doesn’t happen with me for some reason. Not that I have dry patches as such but I do suffer from dehydration and dryness where old acne is healing. I sometimes wonder how much weather has to do with it. It’s hot and humid here, making the air quite moist. 🙂

  5. I have to say the Phantom Pink lipstick is stunning on you Kimmy, I think it suits you <3 but I understand the problem with light pinks, they sometimes look like they've dried up on my lips also!!!

    Serene | I Am Serene L

    1. Thanks, Serene. I get so mad about that because I love these types of pinks. Hehe.

  6. Sadly we don’t have Covergirl here in Germany. Too bad, I really would like it based on your description.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    1. That is too bad. I wish all brands were sold everywhere – now wouldn’t that be perfect? 🙂

      1. Maybe it would, but maybe it would limit the excitement I get whenever I step into a drugstore overseas.

  7. I’ve never tried anything from this brand. Love the lipstick, it’s a lovely color! (:
    Nati xx

    1. Thanks, Nati. 🙂 What are your favorite brands from your drugstore/pharmacy?

  8. Yayy.. Kimmy,
    I love the foundation’s features! It’s very tempting to try it 🙂
    And of course.. the lipstick is absolutely looking great upon application, huh

    Jhem | JhemSays.com

    1. The foundation I love, the lipstick not so much, unfortunately. 🙂

  9. We’ve never tried any covergirl products, but we might have to give them a shot! The foundation sounds pretty nice, especially that it’s natural looking! xxx

    1. I definitely recommend Covergirl in general, they make some great products. Love the de-puffer under eye concealer as well!

  10. Great Reviews! Too bad the lipstick didn’t work out. I really love the color! xo

    1. It is a very nice color, maybe the other shades are better?

  11. The foundation sounds right up my street, I wish we could get our hands on Covergirl over here. Shame the lipstick doesn’t translate so well on your lips because I love the shade otherwise x

    Beauty with charm | Zoeva Giveaway

    1. I feel you. I’ve been wanting to try some of the Rimmel ones for ages. I know I can get some of them in the States but we don’t have much Rimmel here. One of our drugstores just started carrying a limited range but it’s almost triple the price!

  12. I wish Covergirl was easier to get hold of over here in the UK. The foundation sounds lovely but it’s a shame you weren’t more impressed by the lipstick



    1. If you ever get a chance to try Covergirl, I recommend their foundations and the de-puffer concealer! 🙂

  13. That foundation sounds good! If a foundation can hold off my natural sebum for 10 hours (even with the help of a primer), I’ll love it SO much! Kinda wonder if I can find a match tho.

    1. Yeah the shade match is kind of a bummer, I’m thinking this was just a limited release though and they may come out with more. Fingers crossed. On me, this definitely needs a primer, preferably one that mattifies. 🙂

    • Jaa on July 19, 2015 at 11:59 pm
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    OK, now I’m tempted to try the foundation! Yes, even when I already have more than I will ever need in this lifetime. LOL. What a shame about the lipstick, though. Pretty color but if the staying power isn’t there, then I guess it’s not worth it. It also looks quite purple applied on the lips?

    1. Yeah it comes across much, much cooler on my lips. It’s partially on account of the lighting and my mauve lip tone, but I think in general it looks cooler applied.

  14. I have read mixed reviews on this foundation, but I guess in the end it all depends what primer you use under the foundation 🙂 You definitely made me want to try it 😉

    1. As with these things, its about skin type, primer, even what other skin care one is using like moisturizer etc. I think the moist air where I live also makes foundations wear a little differently than they would in a cooler, drier climate. 🙂

  15. I’m eager to try this one because I LOVE the CG Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 version.
    I’m definitely interested in trying it after your description of it as “natural”!
    The lipstick doesn’t look terrible on you, but I understand the shade might not be everyone’s cup of tea.

    1. I definitely prefer the Outlast Stay Fabulous and generally enjoy a fuller coverage, but I was surprised by now much I liked the Luminous version. 🙂

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