Wednesday, July 4, 2018

ColourPop No Filter Foundation & Powder Review

If you haven't heard, ColourPop has expanded their No Filter line to include foundations, setting powders and pressed powders! So, being the huge CP fan I am, I had to pick up these products to test out. I already own the No Filter concealer and I like the coverage it gives, but I found that it separates in the tube easily. It is also on the oily side so I'm always grossed out when I hear/see people use the concealer as foundation.

Anyway, the No Filter foundations retail for $12 and you get 25ml of product (slightly less than the typical 30ml size of foundations). The powders go for $9 at 8.9g of product for the setting powders and 5.5g for the pressed powders, which is kind of on the expensive side.

Packaging
The foundation comes in a glass bottle with stars all over and a pump with a lock mechanism because there isn't a cap. The pump isn't the best because it is kinda hard to control how much to pump out. It doesn't go down smoothly.

The setting powder comes in a small container with some sifter holes but I do wish that it had a powder puff or something to seal the holes with because it gets messy to deal with powder flying everywhere.

The pressed powders come in compacts similar to those you'd get if you bought their pressed bronzer/blush/highlighter. There is a mirror as well.

Color
I am NC20 with warm neutral undertones and oily combo skin. In korean foundations, I'm a match for #21. I wear Light 20 (old numbering) in the No Filter concealer line. For the foundation, I picked up Light 50 which is described as a warm foundation with yellow undertones. In the bottle, it looks really yellow but it looks a lot better once blended out on the skin. I'm thinking maybe I should have gone with Light 45 which is a neutral foundation with yellow undertones but it may be too light for me also. This foundation has high medium coverage that still requires concealer to completely hide blemishes.

For setting powder, I chose Translucent since Banana looked really dark.

For the pressed powder, I opted for Fair, but I'm thinking Light would be a closer match to my skin tone. Fair is a little light so it's good for brightening up areas like undereyes.

Formula
The foundation has a thin liquid consistency. I would recommend applying only one thin layer because the foundation tends to look cakey if layered on too much. Also, it does not absorb or sink into the skin easily so if you have too much on, you will end up with streaks and you will notice the foundation slipping and sliding around on your face. This foundation has a matte finish but it dries tacky. The tackiness does go away after awhile but it might not be so comfortable for prolonged wear. It does accentuate dry areas so you might want to exfoliate beforehand.

The setting powder and pressed powders are finely milled so they do not make your foundation look cakey whatsoever.

Performance
I found the oil control on the foundation to be pretty decent when worn with the powders. I got a little bit dewy at 3 hours in but I could easily blot the shine away. It's at the 7 hour mark where I start to feel really oily and the foundation starts to wear off on my nose and chin. The powder had faded by then so it would definitely feel better to blot and add more powder on. The foundation wore away gracefully without separation though.

Overall, it is a nice foundation but as compared to other foundations I have in my stash, it's just not good enough for me to reach for.

Foundation Ranking

1. Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup SPF 10 (2N1 Desert Beige)
Coverage: 4.8/5
Oil Control: 5/5
Hydration: 1/5
Longevity: 4.8/5

2. Catrice Cosmetics HD Liquid Coverage Foundation (030 Sand Beige)
Coverage: 4.7/5
Oil Control: 4.7/5
Hydration: 1/5
Longevity: 4.8/5

3. Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation (140)
Coverage: 4.8/5
Oil Control: 4.6/5
Hydration: 2/5
Longevity: 4.5/5 (transfers slightly)

4. LA Girl Pro Matte HD Foundation (GLM674 Natural)
Coverage: 4.5/5
Oil Control: 4.5/5
Hydration: 1/5
Longevity: 4.5/5

5. Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation (#363C Nude Ivory)
Coverage: 4.3/5
Oil Control: 4.5/5
Hydration: 1.5/5
Longevity: 4.8/5

6. Catrice 12H Matt Mousse Makeup (010 Soft Ivory)
Coverage: 3.5/5
Oil Control: 5/5
Hydration: 1/5
Longevity: 3.5/5 (transfers slightly)

7. Laneige BB Cushion Pore Control SPF 50+ PA+++ (#21)
Coverage: 4.7/5
Oil Control: 5/5
Hydration: 1/5
Longevity: 4/5 (transfers slightly and separates after 6 hours)

8. Etude House Big Cover Concealer BB SPF 50+/PA+++ (Sand)
Coverage: 5/5
Oil Control: 4.5/5 (mostly only oily at nose)
Hydration: 1.5/5
Longevity: 4.5/5 (separates at nose and chin but can be blended back in with fingers)

9. Maybelline Super Stay Full Coverage Foundation (120 Classic Ivory) $12
Coverage: 4.7/5
Oil Control: 4.5/5
Hydration: 1/5
Longevity: 4.3/5

10. Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless (120 Classic Ivory)
Coverage: 4.2/5
Oil Control: 4.2/5
Hydration: 1/5
Longevity: 4.3/5 (transfers slightly)

11. ColourPop No Filter Foundation (Light 50)
Coverage: 4.3/5
Oil Control: 4/5
Hydration: 1.5/5
Longevity: 4/5

12. VDL Perfecting Last Foundation SPF 30 PA++ (V02)
Coverage: 4.3/5
Oil Control: 4.3/5
Hydration: 1/5
Longevity: 4.5/5

13. Innisfree My Foundation 1.5 (N21)
Coverage: 4.7/5
Oil Control: 4/5 (will be better with powder)
Hydration: 1.5/5
Longevity: 3.5/5 (will be better with powder)

14. Covergirl Trublend Matte Made Liquid Foundation (L40 Classic Ivory)
Coverage: 3.8/5
Oil Control: 3.5/5
Hydration: 2/5
Longevity: 4.5/5

15. Lioele Triple the Solution BB Cream SPF 30 PA++ (Natural Beige)
Coverage: 4/5
Oil Control: 4/5
Hydration: 2.5/5
Longevity: 3.5/5 (Transfers easily)

16. LA Colors Truly Matte Foundation (CLM352 Natural)
Coverage: 4.5/5
Oil Control: 3.5/5
Hydration: 1/5
Longevity: 3.5/5 (transfers with oil and sweat)

17. ZA Total Hydration 12-in-1 BB Cream SPF 43 PA+++ (Natural Beige)
Coverage: 3.5/5
Oil Control: 4/5
Hydration: 3/5
Longevity: 3.5/5 (Transfers easily)

18. Etude House Double Lasting Foundation SPF 34 PA++  (N04 Neutral Beige)
Coverage: 4.5/5
Oil Control: 3/5
Hydration: 1/5
Longevity: 2/5 (Separates and transfers)

19. La Mer Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF 20 (Creme 03)
 Coverage: 3.2/5
Oil Control: 4.3/5
Hydration: 2/5
Longevity: 3.5/5 (Separates and transfers)