29 July 2018

Colourpop No Filter Foundation Review on Acne-Prone Skin

Colourpop No Filter Foundation Review Coverage Test

I'm a huge fan of Colourpop and so when they started releasing bases, I knew I had to try their No Filter Foundation. There's also a bit of confusion, because when I pre-ordered this, it was only called Colourpop No Filter Foundation and now, they changed it to Natural Matte Foundation on their website. Does this mean they're going to come out with more foundation finishes? 

We'll have to wait for the news on that one, but for now, let's see how the Natural Matte Foundation performs...

Colourpop No Filter Foundation Review Coverage Test

Colourpop No Filter Natural Matte Foundation
Our oil-free, buildable full coverage foundation was formulated with soft blurring pigments to give you a natural matte finish. No filter needed.

Colourpop No Filter Foundation Review Coverage Test

Colourpop No Filter Foundation Review Coverage Test Colourpop No Filter Foundation Review Coverage Test
I have the shade Medium Dark 115.

Colourpop No Filter Foundation Review Coverage Test

Colourpop No Filter Natural Matte Foundation Review
It comes in a glass bottle with a pump and a box which I'm a little surprised about. I mean most makeup brands don't even box their foundations anymore nor provide pumps, so kudos to Colourpop. You're really setting a high standard for your brand. Unfortunately, despite the cute packaging, the box doesn't provide much description about the product, ingredients, how to use it et cetera. The glass bottle had these super cute white stars on them which reminds me of the Colourpop LUX lipsticks and I'm loving the pump on this one. I can get as little or as much product as I want although you have to regularly clean the pump because it just gets stained with every use.

I find the foundation very watery and basically drips down once applied on skin. It also applies very smooth but it sets quite fast, so you have to work quickly on buffing your face using a brush or a sponge. Coverage-wise, it immediately delivers medium coverage and it was able to cover some of my blemishes with just one layer. It's also buildable and you can achieve full coverage with it, but it doesn't really cover acne marks and blemishes. Instead, it neutralizes the dark spots and you still have to use color correcting concealers on top of it.

Weirdly enough, I think this Colourpop No Filter Foundation looks more natural the longer you wear it. I currently have very dry skin and while applying this foundation, it just accentuated all the dry patches on my face especially in the nose and the chin area. I didn't set it because I was trying to find out that if it would oxidize -- which it did -- and if it would look better on my dry skin. After about 30 minutes, I found the foundation looking more natural and natural the longer I'm wearing it. It didnt accentuate my dry patches anymore and it's starting to look more like my skin instead of just sitting on top of it.

I still have to play with this foundation as I wasn't expecting it to oxidize a shade darker on me. I did use the shade finder that they provided before where you can put your foundation matches from other brands -- which is long gone in their website now -- so I'll have to mix this with my other lighter bases to find my perfect match.

All in all, if you have oily skin, I'd definitely recommend this foundation as it just looks better the longer you're wearing it. It does dry matte, not powdery matte, so you might still want to use a finishing powder especially on the T-zone. And hey, it doesn't make you look dull nor dead. It still makes your skin look natural and it doesn't feel heavy on skin. I didn't find that my acne got worse upon testing this foundation too and also, my favorite makeup remover for this product is the Banila Co Clean it Zero.

Pre-ordered this from @colourpopph on Instagram.

Do you like Colourpop? Looks like they're out to build an empire!

Here's my awkward first impressions video :P