Hey everyone! I’m sure by now most of you know that ColourPop officially sells No Filter Foundation. I ordered it the day that it dropped in store but due to my location I had to wait weeks for my order to arrive. Luckily I didn’t have a customs charge in addition to the wait! No Filter Foundation has been highly requested of ColourPop since the beauty world went mad for their No Filter Concealer so I was very excited when they released a $12 foundation under the same name. I’ve been wearing it everyday for a week now. Let’s get into my review!
ColourPop No Filter Foundation Review
ColourPop No Filter foundation retails for $12USD for a 25ml glass bottle with a twist lock pump. This is just under 1oz and which strikes me as strange, most foundations I’ve used are at least 1oz, and normally 1.7oz at that. No Filter Foundation comes in 42 different shades in a wide range of warm and cool tones.
The product claims to have a lightweight, natural matte finish. It is meant to be full coverage but can be sheered out with a sponge which you can see in my YouTube video. No Filter Foundation also contains soft-blurring pigments and is oil free.
For a $12 bottle I’m so impressed that the bottle is glass. It has a nice weight to it AND has a twist lock pump. I love when foundation has a pump, foundations that I have to flip upside down tend to get everywhere when I do my makeup! In addition to the functional packaging No Filter Foundation also has pretty little white stars all over the bottle.
Application & Coverage
I tried applying ColourPop No Filter Foundation with the foundation brush that came free when I placed my order. With a brush the finish is very streaky. I find this with all brushes and foundations, so I’m not entirely convinced that this is No Filter’s fault, but I had to go in and blend everything again with a sponge. The best way I’ve found to apply No Filter Foundation is to apply directly to the face with a sponge instead of with a brush and then blending it out. It takes some finessing but it is possible to get an even application. No Filter Foundation is initially very watery, which surprised me given how hard it was to blend on my skin.
No Filter Foundation is supposed to be full coverage but honestly I found it to be more of a light medium. As you can see the coverage doesn’t hide everything, it came out a solid medium coverage for me. It provides more coverage than my Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation, but not enough to be considered full coverage.
Finish & How It Wears
ColourPop No Filter Foundation claims to have a natural matte finish. On my skin for whatever reason it didn’t really look matte, but it wasn’t dewy either. I guess maybe that’s where the “natural” part comes in? Because no one is completely matte in real life. I do have dry skin so if you have oily skin I don’t know how matte it will be on you…
When I filmed my review video I checked in after four to five hours and a strength workout. My foundation still looked pretty good, but I could tell that it was sitting on top of my skin. It didn’t crease too much in my fine lines but I did notice foundation collecting between my eyebrows.. I typically don’t set my foundation with powder as it makes my skin look even drier, but I do set my makeup with a mist.
By the end of the night (9-10 hours after application) I noticed some acne spots on my chin peaking through so it was starting to wear off in my T Zone, but overall my foundation looked okay. I wouldn’t say it was amazing but I can live with it for $12. Once I empty the bottle I will be finding an alternative that blends better and looks more natural.
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