Welcome back to Haley’s Beauty Room, dolls! Colourpop finally did it for us, they released a foundation! That’s right, a foundation that matches their No Filter Concealer and it is only $12.
Of course I had to order this product as soon as it launched, I am a Colourpop junkie after all. So before I spill all of the details and secrets of this product within the first two paragraphs, let’s just get into the nitty gritty!
Colourpop Cosmetics describes this product as “Our oil-free, full coverage foundation was formulated with soft blurring pigments to give you a long wearing, natural matte finish. No filter needed.”
This full coverage product was developed for the Selfie Age. Your skin is supposed to look flawless during the day and at night and the coverage is customizable. The foundation is oil-free and is supposed to feel very lightweight on the skin.
This product comes in a clear, glass bottle that is adorned by their signature white stars. The foundation also has a pump.
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Silica, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Synthetic Sapphire, Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polysorbate 20, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Potassium Sorbate, Trisodium Edta, Hexylene Glycol, Tocopherol; MAY CONTAIN: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).
It is Vegan and Cruelty Free.
Colourpop’s Application Instructions
1. Starting in the center of the face, blend foundation outwards.
- For maximum coverage, use Large Foundation Brush, Medium Foundation Brush, or Flat Kabuki Brush.
- For medium coverage, use Duo Fiber Brush, Small Duo Fiber Brush, or a blending sponge. Build it up and apply another layer for more coverage.
2. Apply No Filter Concealer to brighten under eyes or cover blemishes and uneven skintone.
3. Set with No Filter Loose Setting Powder or No Filter Sheer Matte Pressed Powder.
Price & Where To Buy
This foundation currently retails for $12 and can only be purchased on Colourpop.com.
Oh my gosh this foundation comes in 42 shades. Yes, I just said 42. Can we all just appreciate how impressive that is for a brand’s first and only foundation to come in 42 shades right away? Other brands, please take note!
- Fair 05- Neutral foundation with subtle yellow undertones for very fair skin tones
- Fair 10- Cool foundation with subtle pink undertones for very fair skin tones
- Fair 15- Warm foundation with light yellow undertones for very fair skin tones
- Fair 20- Cool foundation with light pink undertones for skin tones
- Fair 25- Warm foundation with yellow undertones for fair skin tones
- Fair 30- Neutral foundation with pink undertones for fair skin tones
- Fair 35- Neutral foundation with peachy undertones for fair light skin tones
- Light 45- Neutral foundation with yellow undertones for very light skin tones
- Light 50- Warm foundation with yellow undertones for light skin tones
- Light 55- Cool foundation with subtle peach undertones for very light skin tones
- Light 60- Neutral foundation with peachy undertones for light skin tones
- Light 65- Warm foundation with golden yellow undertones for light skin tones
- Light 70- Warm foundation with golden yellow undertones for light medium skin tones
- Light 75- Neutral foundation with peachy undertones for light medium skin tones
- Medium 80- Warm foundation with golden yellow undertones for medium light skin tones
- Medium 85- Cool foundation with peachy undertones for medium light skin tones
- Medium 90- Neutral foundation with golden undertones for medium skin tones
- Medium 95- Cool foundation with peachy pink undertones for medium skin tones
- Medium 100- Neutral foundation with peachy undertones for medium skin tones
- Medium 105- Cool foundation with peachy undertones for medium skin tones
- Medium 110- Warm foundation with rich golden undertones for medium tan skin tones
- Medium-Dark 115- Warm foundation with golden olive undertones for medium dark skin tones
- Medium-Dark 120- Neutral foundation for golden undertones for medium dark skin tones
- Medium-Dark 125- Cool foundation with peachy undertones for medium dark skin tones
- Medium-Dark 130- Cool foundation with peachy pink undertones for medium dark skin tones
- Medium-Dark 135- Neutral foundation with rich golden undertones for medium dark skin tones
- Medium-Dark 140- Cool foundation with reddish undertones for medium dark skin tones
- Medium-Dark 145- Warm foundation with golden tan undertones for medium dark skin tones
- Dark 150- Neutral foundation with reddish undertones for dark skin tones
- Dark 155- Warm foundation with golden yellow undertones for dark skin tones
- Dark 160- Cool foundation with peachy pink undertones for dark skin tones
- Dark 165- Neutral foundation with golden olive undertones for dark skin tones
- Dark 170- Cool foundation with reddish undertones for dark skin tones
- Dark 175- Warm foundation with rich golden undertones for dark skin tones
- Dark 180- Cool foundation with reddish pink undertones for dark skin tones
- Deep-Dark 185- Warm foundation with golden yellow undertones for deep dark skin tones
- Deep-Dark 190- Cool foundation with reddish pink undertones for deep dark skin tones
- Deep-Dark 195- Neutral foundation with reddish undertones for deep dark skin tones
- Deep-Dark 200- Neutral foundation with reddish pink undertones for deep dark skin tones
- Deep-Dark 205- Neutral foundation with red undertones for deep dark skin tones
- Deep-Dark 210- Cool foundation with deep red undertones for deep dark skin tones
- Deep-Dark 215- Neutral foundation with rich ebony undertones for very deep dark skin tones
Other Products in the Launch
In addition to the foundation launching, Colourpop also launched some complementary products.
First being the No Filter Loose Setting Powder. This is a smooth, weightless powder to set makeup in place all day. It is not supposed to crease or have flashback. This powder comes in three shades: Translucent, Banana, and Translucent Deep.
This powder retails for $9.00 and you get 0.30 oz of product.
If loose powder isn’t your thing, you can also pick up the No Filter Sheer Matte Pressed Powder. This powder is also weightless and reduces shine and blurs imperfections. This powder comes in six shades:
This powder also retails for $9 and you get 0.19 oz of product.
After first receiving my package, I was really impressed with how sleek all of the packaging was. I really like the white caps wth silver lettering. The glass bottle on the foundation made it feel super luxe and it’s great that it has a pump. The glass bottle also adorns Colourpop’s signature white stars.
Once I actually squirted some product out, it seemed quite runny. I was actually shocked at how runny it seemed with how full coverage it claims to be. Once I started blending out that portion with my finger, it did seem to thicken up and the coverage seemed good.
I purchased the shade Light 50 and the translucent loose setting powder. Light 50 is a bit dark for me, but it works well as my self-tan color. It seems like a lot of the lighter shades do run very yellow and golden, so be careful if your undertone is more cool.
I applied about two pumps of foundation to my face using my Sigma Flat Top Kabuki brush. I dotted some product on sections of my face and started blending. Knowing that this is a natural matte finish, I didn’t want it to dry on me when I was blending out the other side of my face.
The product did blend out well and had good coverage. It is definitely not full coverage right away, but it can be built up quite easily. Once I added my second layer, it was full coverage and looked quite flawless.
I will say that you can definitely feel this foundation on your skin. It’s an interesting feeling. The foundation doesn’t feel heavy, but you definitely know it’s there. It also seemed like it actentuated some texture and pores. I used a hydrating primer since the foundation is matte, so maybe if I tried a smoothing or pore filling one, it would look better.
All that being said, once I set my entire face with the loose setting powder, everything was smoothed out and beautiful. The setting powder will take away any and all dewiness that your skin may have, so if you are looking for matte, this is it. To counteract this for my dry skin, I just used a lot of setting spray and it looked perfect.
I did perform a bit of a wear test on this product as well. I applied it around 2 pm and wore it until about 11 pm. During this time I was going through the airport and flying back home to good ol Wisconsin. I was also wearing a baseball to see if the product transferred.
All in all I think it really held up well. It didn’t transfer to my baseball cap and whenever I would hit my face it didn’t smudge. The product did start breaking down I would say around 8 pm. By the time 11 pm rolled around, the product was pretty worn down and had settled a bit into my smile lines. I also was a bit dewy, so be careful if you have oily skin. I can also relate that to how much setting spray I used as well, since it was a hydrating formula.
I really did enjoy this product. I think for $12 you can’t beat it. I’m die hard for the No Filter concealer, so I was happy I finally had something to pair it with. This foundation gave me the coverage that I wanted and I love that they offer such a large color selection.
I was not a fan of how yellow the color was, but that is definitely my fault in that I ordered that color. I also didn’t like how it accentuated some texture and pores and felt like I was wearing foundation.
In conclusion, I think it is a good product and I do recommend it, as it worked for my skin type. It held up well during my wear test and my skin looked quite flawless. Just be conscious of your skin type and try this product with a few different primers before making up your mind entirely.
I also highly recommend the setting powder. It really smoothed out the skin and helped keep everything in place.
Have you tried this product before? What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments!
Featured image is sourced from Colourpop Cosmetics.