As of now there are four products in the Colourpop No Filter line; A foundation, a pressed powder, a loose powder and a concealer. The concealer has been around for a while, but the rest were released together in a release in June 2018.
I figured instead of doing a review one by one I would do them together all in one post!
Colourpop No Filter Foundation: I was supposed to write this collective review a very long time ago, but the reason for it being late is this foundation. Because I can’t quite figure out if I like it or not. But I guess that after trying and wearing it around 10 times, and still not really knowing what to feel it is safe so say that I am not wowed by it. If loved it I would have known by now.
Still, it’s not so obviously bad that I can write a poor review either. It lingers somewhere in the middle. On some days I feel like I am happy with it, and on others it lays too much on top of my skin and looks too obvious. It also seems to cling to dry patches, which makes it a product not everyone will like.
It claims to be a buildable high coverage with a blurring effect and a soft matte finish. I guess I agree with the finish, and it does feel light weight on the skin, but if I build it up it just does not look that nice. Medium coverage is OK, but I feel that if I were to build it up further it would look very unflattering at least on my skin type. I feel like unless it’s put on in a very thin layer you get a very obvious foundation-face. It kind of lays on top of the skin.
The longevity is also somewhere in the middle, more like a regular BB Cream and I guess I would prefer a better staying power from a matte high coverage foundation. It is a bit too obvious when it fades.
I should be able to finish this bottle, because in works on days where my skin is nice, and I don’t need to wear foundation for too many hours, but unless I really change my mind about this I don’t think it’s worth repurchasing for 12$ simply because I have so many foundations I would reach for over this. But hey, maybe it will work better during winter time?
Colourpop No Filter Setting Powder: This loose setting powder has already been featured in my July favorites. So I guess you know I like it.
The powder is really fine milled and work both for setting the under eye, baking (I don’t like to bake, but I tried and it works) or you can just set your whole face with it which is my favorite way of using it.
The container is quite small, but still holds 8.5 g which should last you a while. For 9$ it’s not the cheapest of powders, but it’s still fairly affordable and very good!
I highly recommend this and I can see myself repurchasing this when I run out.
Colourpop Sheer Matte Pressed Powder: This pressed powder has 6 different shades to pick from, which I find to be fairly OK considering it’s a sheer mattifying powder. It’s also affordable and all that, but absolutely not worth picking up in my opinion. This is a horrible product. It’s so bad that I am starting to wonder if I got a bad one. That something went wrong during manufacturing. Because how could this powder pass any kind of quality control?
The problem with this powder is not how it looks on the skin. I mean, it looks fine. Nothing like how my Charlotte Tilbury powder would do, but you know, decent considering the price.
The problem is that this powder gets hard pan so quickly! I am a bit puzzled because I almost NEVER get hard pan. I threw away a Mac shadow with hard pan that was reaching 15 years old, but other than that I can’t remember getting hard pan on anything. But after three times use I could not get any product on my brush any more.
So I scraped off the top layer, and reached fresh usable powder and continued using it. Again after about 4 times the product is impossible to pick up in the brush. Even when digging the brush really hard in there.
I was thinking this just did not work together with my skin, so I decided to do a test. I scraped off the hard layer on top once more, then I took a clean brush and dabbed it in the product, without touching my face with it. After I had done that for approximately the same amount of time I would need to powder my face a few times I took my finger and swiped it over the product. It had a completely hard surface again and no powder was transferred to my finger. Keep in mind that this happened just from dabbing a completely clean and dry brush in the powder, so it’s not because it does not agree with my skin, or that oil are transferred from my skin to the powder through my brush. It happened still with me not putting my face into it so to speak. if this is a usual problem with this powder I can’t be the only one to notice, so if you have any experience with these please let me know in the comments what you think!
If you could not tell, this was a total flop for me!
Colourpop No Filter Concealer: This was the first face base product they released, and it was a long time before we saw anything of the foundation and powders. This one I really do like!
The formula is super light weight and easy to blend and gives a good medium coverage I would say. I know many people have been complaining about it oxidizing, and I do also see that it does oxidize slightly, it’s not so much so that I find it to be a problem.
The applicator has a very bendy wand, that I found very strange to begin with, but now I love it. It’s actually so precise that I can use this concealer alone to cut my crease. I don’t have to go in with a brush to tidy up the edges, because usually it works just fine with just the wand.
I also really like how it looks under my eyes. It does crease just to begin with, but after setting it with powder it stays in place without creasing.
This concealer I am close to run out of, and I will replace it very soon. So this is definitely a repurchase item for me. The same with the No Filter Setting Powder. The foundation I will finish and leave it at that, the pressed powder is very likely to hit the trash-bin sometime soon unless I figure out a clever way of using it.
Overall, two hits and two shits for me. How about you? Did you try any of these products? What do you think?