Review: Cover Girl Outlast Pressed Powder

When my current pressed powder reached pan, I immediately started my quest for the next pressed powder to use. Being a frugal buyer, I keep on searching and searching for cheaper ones despite the availability of expensive brands/types near me. Along with other items from this haul, I got this Cover Girl Outlast pressed powder in translucent beige from this eBay seller for less.

Sorry for the poor image. Got problem with the camera.

The product comes in a gray compact wherein the cover is accentuated by blue curvy area and blue CG initials. Like most compacts, a mirror is attached in the inside of the cover. This pressed powder also comes with a thin sponge applicator in which the top portion has gray leatherette cover with the initial CG etched on it.

I have been using the product for almost a month now, the duration which I think is enough to observe the performance of any product.

Product Description:
Helps keep skin looking fresh and natural hour after hour.

What I like about this product:
I like how my face looks natural once the product settles on my skin. Although I have naturally oily skin, this pressed powder keeps my skin shine-free for up to two to three hours. The coverage is okay, same with the smell - typical scent of pressed powders. It hasn’t caused me acne too.

Others are criticizing the sponge applicator but I actually find it nice. Aside from being soft, I particularly like the gray leatherette cover on top. LOL! One more reason why I like this pressed powder is its price. This costs only Php 114, almost the same if not cheaper than the pressed powders from local brands.

Sorry for the poor image. Got problem with the camera.

What I do not like about this product:
I do not like how this product makes my skin a bit dark right after application. Probably the shade translucent beige is not appropriate for my skin tone. But as what I have said, it looks pretty good once it has settled on my face.

I noticed that small bumps started appearing after a few swipes on the product. I do not know the reason why but I cannot remember having these bumps on my previous pressed powders. I think the packaging was designed to look classy but unfortunately for me, it looks cheap than classy. But it is indeed cheap! After almost a month inside my bag, the packaging is already full of scratches and the color has started to fade.

Will I repurchase?
Unfortunately, no! Aside from the fact that Covergirl doesn’t have beauty counters in any malls in our area, there are many other pressed powders I want to try. Additionally, this product has been discontinued and based on Covergirl’s website, Covergirl Clean Pressed Powder, Oil Control stands as replacement.


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