Hello, pretties! There’s never enough foundations, right? Especially when it comes to good foundations. Unfortunately, the new ColourPop No Filter Foundation didn’t impress me. But first things first.
The design is simple- no frills or anything here, but I like it. The casing is made of glass and it’s adorned with a cute star print on it. No top cap was provided, however, the pump has a stop-press mechanism, which is convenient.
By the way, the pump press works great, it doesn’t splutter the product and it also features a half-press as well as a full press there.
Size - 25ml (against the standard 30ml)
Made in the USA
Expires within 12 months of opening.
ColourPop brand doesn’t test on animals.
The texture of the product is rather watery and runny. A drop with the formula willingly leaves my hand. For my face, I need 1 or 1.5 pump presses. The coverage seems to be light/medium, which is tricky to layer. It like looks many other foundations on my face, I mean it isn’t much visible but still, my face never looks cakey with it.
The aroma is really light and cosmetic. Right after application, it fades away and I stop feeling it.
It’s better to opt for a sponge for application and distribution of the product over your skin. Forget about makeup brushes and your fingers. The sponge gives even and thin coverage, while brushes or fingers always make the product apply with patches or streaks. That’s why a damp sponge is a must-have for me.
In general, I like the way the ColourPop No Filter Foundation looks over my skin. My pores become slightly visible and there isn’t flaking skin bits accentuating. The foundation doesn’t oxidize and sets itself.
But it all looks good only until the moment I look at my nose. I can’t say that foundation applies terribly there, but I have definitely seen a better coverage indeed. The coverage looks somehow too dry there, even though I do take care of my nose and it never has an uneven texture or any other woes.
The ColourPop No Filter Foundation offers quite a selection of shades in the line, but it was still difficult for me to choose one, because some of them looked almost the same and were different only in their undertones. But it isn’t such a critical issue.
The very first try was almost a hit for me. I opted for the shade Fair 30. It’s such an average-fair shade, with a neutral undertone. I like the way it looks over me with a bronzer.
This is how my skin looks like only with skin care products on. My T-zone is of the normal type, which tends to be oily, uneven skin color and always red cheeks and nose, blackheads and enlarged pores.
I apply the foundation with an average layer with the help of a damp sponge.
It doesn't look bad, and the finish seems to be a hybrid of matte and satin.
But I don’t appreciate the way the foundation looks on my nose, as I’ve described above. It isn’t critical of course, but still, I want it to look better.
Even though the finish is semi-matte and my skin looks matte with it, I still don’t think that it’s good for oily or mixed skin.
My face starts shining with oil rather quickly, within 2-3 hours of application, that’s why a setting powder is a must-go with this product.
I like using my Becca Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder
with this foundation.
I apply it with a thin layer all over my face.
One more thing that disappointed me about this foundation is actually its wear time. By the midday, the product already leaves my nose and chin and towards the evening it feels as though in the morning I didn’t use any foundation but only a lightweight fluid with a semi-sheer coverage. And a setting powder won’t even change anything. The result will always look the same. That’s why this foundation can’t live through the entire working day but it’ll go only for a short Sunday walk.ColourPop No Filter Foundation
hasn’t become the best new launch from the brand lately. There are too many things which are controversial and doubtful about it to place it among a wishlist.
My impressions of use are rather questionable. It maybe doesn’t look bad on my skin but in all the other respects it’s just a simple regular foundation.
Price - $12
Thanks for your attention to my post! Stay beautiful and have an enjoyable shopping day!