Hey everyone! I’m sure by now most of you know that the ColourPop No Filter Foundation is officially on the market. I ordered it the day 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 and 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 and contains 25ml of foundation. This is just under 1oz which strikes me as odd, 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.
This foundation claims to have a lightweight, natural matte finish. It’s 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 my foundations have a pump, when I have to flip a bottle upside down to get the product out it tends 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 arrived free when I placed my order. With a brush the finish is streaky. I have this problem with all brushe and foundation combos so I’m not entirely convinced that this is No Filter’s fault. Nevertheless I had to go in and blend everything out again with a sponge. The best way I’ve found to apply No Filter Foundation is to apply it directly to the face with a sponge instead of with a brush. 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.
This is supposedly a full coverage foundation but honestly I found it to be closer to medium coverage. As you can see the coverage doesn’t hide everything. 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
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. ColourPop’s matte 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 noticed the foundation collecting between my eyebrows.. I typically don’t set my cream or liquid face products 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’ll be finding an alternative that blends better and looks more natural than ColourPop No Filter Foundation.
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