Covergirl Outlast All Day Primer ($11.99) is a new face primer that launched with the Covergirl Summer 2015 Collection which will be added to the permanent collection of Covergirl Outlast makeup products.
I really love Revlon Photoready Primer so I never understand why I shop around for other face primers because I tend to use Photoready more than any other primer I own! But lord knows a new one pops up and of course, I have to try it out for myself.
Let’s take a peek at Covergirl Outlast All Day Primer and see what the good word is!
Covergirl Outlast All Day Primer actually reminds me a little of Rimmel Lasting Finish Primer which just recently launched in January.
I’m always unsure how well primers like this will work on oily skin with visible pores. I mean I like the texture and formula but it doesn’t seem mattifying enough if you have oily skin. I will say the texture is quite interesting as it starts off as a gel with a lightly hydrating feel but once applied to skin it does set to a smoother, satiny feel that absorbs the small amount of oil I have on my skin quite nicely. So, yeah, some oil it might do well with but if you’re super oily you might not feel this is a great pick. I does blur the appearance of smaller, visible pores I have around my nose. I suspect it should fill in larger pores as well and blur their appearance once foundation is applied on top. This is fragrance free for those sensitive to fragrances in their facial products.
Covergirl Outlast All Day Primer Swatches
I like the texture a lot as it seems to smooth skin very nicely and creates a very even surface to apply makeup to. I would say it extended the wear of my foundation by at least an extra two hours and I noticed that my blush looked very vibrant with minor fading throughout the day on each of the days I prepped with Outlast All Day Primer.
Covergirl Outlast All Day Primer is a decent enough primer. The price is ridiculous at nearly $12 but considering the amount of coupons and sales at the drugstore you’ll never have to pay that much for it. I wouldn’t say it was a groundbreaking, life changing formula but I will say that face primers in the drugstore world have come a long way and the Outlast formula definitely is testimony to that. This is a nice primer if you aren’t too oily and should work nicely on drier skin. I thought it created a very smooth, soft surface for makeup and gave me a little extra wear time with my foundation and even my blush. If you’re extra oily thought this might not be the best pick for you!