May 20, 2015

Covergirl Outlast All Day Primer Review & Swatches

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Covergirl Outlast All Day Primer

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

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!

Covergirl Outlast All Day Primer is available now at drugstores or grab it at and

Covergirl Outlast All Day Primer2

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About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Diana

    I’m a little confused by primers like this. Are they designed to even skin texture for dry-skinned girls? Or is it slightly tacky so it helps foundations/powders cling? If it doesn’t mattify or fill in pores I’m a little confused about its function in the spring/summer for even “normal” skinned girls.

    • Isabella Muse

      I am too Diana because they are kinda a cross between being good for both oily and dry skin folks 🙂 It sets to a satin finish so it does curb some oil and has offers a very light amount of moisture. Silicone primers, in my experience, are always best at blurring and filling pores but products like this tend to fill pores well just not larger ones, typically they work great for smaller pores!

  • kim

    I just picked this up yesterday. I think I paid less than $10 at bed bath and beyond. I agree with you, that it is not life changing, but I think it is good for the price. My skin starts to get a little oily this time of year, so it is perfect timing for me to switch from TM under powder foundation to this.

    • Isabella Muse

      Same here Kim! My skin is a little oily now that the warmer weather is hit and this works nicely to curb some of that oil! Truth, def not life changing though 😀

  • kimkats

    So – which do you like better, Muse? The Revlon or the Cover girl? I just can’t bring myself to spend a ton of sheckels on a primer… Cheap is mah friend when it comes to primers! 😀

    • Isabella Muse

      Revlon’s is actual my favorite primer, I rarely veer from it 🙂

  • Genevieve

    Thanks for the review Isabella. Do you use the Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer? I am looking for a new primer soon, so I am keen to give this one a go. At the moment it is half price ($15)- normally it is $30. What’s that you say? A rip off? Yes, indeed – all makeup is a rip off in Australia.