Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation claims to offer the "lasting power of a primer, coverage of a concealer, and blendability of a foundation." That sounds great, but this product won't replace your primer or concealer, and it isn't a foundation worth recommending either.
It loses major points for not containing sufficient ingredients for broad-spectrum sun protection, which is critical for anti-aging benefit (see More Info), so that automatically means you'll need to pair this with a more reliable form of sun protection.
As for this functioning as a primer, it contains the same types of ingredients CoverGirl includes in most of their other foundations, so there's really nothing special about it. Furthermore, despite what you may have heard, primers aren't necessary for successful makeup application. You can get the same results, and treat your skin to anti-aging ingredients, by applying a well-formulated serum.
Otherwise, this basic liquid formula is easy to blend and offers sheer to medium coverage (not what we would equate to concealer-like coverage as they promise).
The shades will cover a wide range of light to deep skin tones, but most of the light to medium colors suffer from pinkish undertones. The matte-finish formula is great for normal to oily skin types and does hold up throughout the day, but this is not a foundation we can recommend either for sun protection or for a unique way to get the benefits of three products from one.
The formula contains fragrance in the form of ethylene brassylate, but at such a low amount it is not likely to be irritating.
- Extensive shade range.
- Matte finish holds up well throughout the day.
- Doesn't provide sufficient broad-spectrum sun protection.
- Some of the light to medium shades have an unflattering pinkish tone.
- Doesn't live up to the "3 in 1" claims.
Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation SPF 20 does not include the ingredients needed to shield your skin from the sun's entire range of damaging UVA rays, which is essential for anti-aging benefits. Any SPF-rated product should contain one or more of the following UVA-protecting ingredients listed as "active": avobenzone, titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, Mexoryl SX (ecamsule), or Tinosorb (Sources: Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, December 2011, pages 81–90; Cosmetic Dermatology, Second Edition, Baumann, Leslie MD, McGraw Hill, 2009, pages 246–252; American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, Supplement, 2009, pages 19–24; The Encyclopedia of Ultraviolet Filters, Shaath, Nadim A., Allured Publishing, 2007; and Photodermatology, Photoimmunology, and Photomedicine, October 2003, pages 242–253).