Round this time final 12 months, ColourPop launched its No Filter Concealer, and actually, it fully modified the best way I do my make-up. It’s not usually product comes alongside that exceeds expectations and truly will get me excited to prepare, however the concealer did simply that. It is pigmented, superbly blendable, and perfected my pores and skin in a method that no different concealer had earlier than it. However this text isn’t concerning the concealer.

As soon as the concealers dropped, I knew there can be a basis — it was only a matter of when. I waited, breath bated all 12 months, for ColourPop to announce the foundations that I knew needed to be on their method. By each ColourPop launch (of which there are various) I knew we had been getting shut. I simply needed to bide my time.

And now, lastly, a 12 months later, the ColourPopNo Filter Basis is upon us. There are 42 shades, and so they’re solely $12 every. Every bottle incorporates zero.85 ounces of product, which is simply scarcely lower than what you may normally get with another basis by like zero.05 – zero.15 ounces. (Did I try this math proper?) Because the wait was so large, I needed to break down whether or not these had been nicely value it, so right here we go.

The Packaging

The bottle is glass, which I don’t essentially love due to portability and sturdiness. (Hear, if it is glass, I’ll drop it.) However the pump locks, so that you gained’t be vulnerable to squirting basis throughout your bag if you’re on the transfer.

The Formulation

The ColourPop No Filter Foundations are oil-free, and so they declare to be full protection and long-wearing with a pure matte end. The muse itself is on the thinner facet of issues. The liquidy consistency of the inspiration really makes software very nice. I’d say it’s medium-to-full protection, and also you see simply how pigmented it’s proper if you dab slightly bit on. Only a small quantity blends out and covers extra floor than you’d anticipate.

The Software

This is me pre-foundation, for reference:

I utilized a pump or two to the again of my hand after which bopped it round my face to position it, earlier than utilizing a Beautyblender to mix all of it in.

Just like the concealer, you’ll be able to cowl numerous floor with only a small quantity of product.

The light-weight, highly-pigmented, liquid consistency, does all of the heavy lifting for you, and you will get numerous protection with out feeling caked up. It builds on itself properly in locations the place you want extra protection and blends out seamlessly the place you don’t.

Lastly, I took the surplus basis on the again of my hand on a flat kabuki brush and labored it down into the pores and skin underneath my facial hair. I do not at all times do that, however for foundations which can be each full protection and matte, it is good to have no less than a small wash of coloration on any seen pores and skin.

Because it’s a matte basis, the oil-free system takes to pores and skin with virtually no glow. I discovered myself having to pay just a bit bit extra consideration to mixing every part collectively evenly as a result of the matte end accentuated any areas the place it’s not completely blended collectively. I utilized as regular after which labored it round my face another time simply to ensure I knocked out any streakiness or onerous strains.

Every time I’ve worn the No Filter Basis, I’ve paired it with the ColourPop No Filter Concealer in a shade or two lighter than the inspiration.

Although the inspiration and concealer really feel noticeably completely different (the concealer feels thicker and hydrating, whereas the inspiration could be very skinny and has an virtually liquid-to-powder end) they mix collectively seamlessly. It is virtually like they had been… made for one another.

The Put on

The primary few instances I wore this basis, I actually put it via the ringer. The primary evening, I wore it to a live performance the place I used to be packed in with a bunch of different folks fairly near the stage, dancing, sweating, YOLO-ing, and so on. Right here I’m just a few hours after the present:

The following evening, I wore it for an eight-hour bartending shift, which is actually at all times an effective way to check a basis as a result of if it could possibly make it via an evening of sweating and scowling then I do know we’ve obtained a winner on our arms.

Whereas the No Filter Basis doesn’t preserve pores and skin completely matte all through the damage, it undoubtedly helps preserve shine at bay. I’ve mixture pores and skin, and at any time when I put on a basis that has any glow issue, my face seems like an oil slick inside two hours, so matte formulation are only a higher match for my pores and skin. I didn’t discover any creasing or breaking apart all through put on, both, and it didn’t put on down all through the evening, even on my nostril, the place basis at all times has a tough time staying put.

The Conclusion

I really did not know what to anticipate from the inspiration, however ColourPop nailed it once more. It’s light-weight, pigmented, blendable, and extremely simple to work with. The muse’s “mushy blurring pigments” (no matter these are) actually work to make you look airbrushed, such as you’ve been Facetuned in actual life. Whether or not you are sporting slightly or loads, it applies superbly, it stays the place you set it even via the longest nights, and it really works nicely with different merchandise.

ColourPop has been altering the sport ever because it launched itself to the sweetness world. With every new product, the model continues to construct its empire of revolutionary and inexpensive merchandise and show that luxurious doesn’t at all times have to come back with an enormous price ticket, which is necessary. The No Filter Basis is the ultimate frontier of merchandise wanted to have the ability to do a full face of ColourPop, and now that it is right here, there isn’t any telling what the model will do subsequent. But when this basis is any indication, it is going to be nicely definitely worth the wait.

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