Reviewing the new ColourPop No Filter Matte Foundation, Loose Setting Powder and Sheer Matte Powder

The people spoke and ColourPop listened! One of my favourite brands, ColourPop recently released their much-awaited foundation in a whopping 42 shades, promising a buildable full-coverage foundation with a natural-matte finish. Needless to say, I HAD to get my hands on it as soon as I could!

I ordered the foundation for $12 as well as the setting powder and the face powder for $9 each. I also sneakily added a few of their new ultra glossy lips to my cart for good measure.

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I was a bit worried about picking the right shade, so I bought two- the shades Medium 110 and Medium Dark 115, which were supposed to be the same as Fenty Beauty’s 240 and Maybelline’s Fit Me Matte + Poreless 228 which are my best matches.

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Above are some swatches of the foundations next to the Maybelline Fit Me in 228, which is supposed to be identical to ColourPop’s Medium Dark 115. I wouldn’t say they’re exact matches, as I do feel that both of the CP shades are more on the orange side! The two shades I bought were very similar so I eventually mixed them together and thought that they were an alright match to my skin tone.

On the skin, the foundation had a good, buildable coverage as promised and had a matte but natural finish. I think it did make my skin look very smooth, which definitely impressed me! I haven’t been impressed by a foundation for so long, so I was really happy to find one I really like.

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After, I used the setting powder in the shade Translucent to set my concealer and my under-eyes. I must say this is one of the best setting powders I’ve used, and even gives the OG Laura Mercier setting¬† powder a run for its money. My eye bags magically disappeared, and it made everything look so so smooth! Will definitely be using this very often.

I used the sheer pressed powder in Medium all over and it made everything look very matte, without giving a cast over the face. It combined well with the foundation and didn’t change the colour of it or make it separate.

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I applied the foundation, setting powder and face powder at about 12pm and wore it for a good 15 hours (I wore it all day and then had a night out!), and I must say it lasted really well. Now, most people wouldn’t wear their foundation for as long as I did (and they probably shouldn’t) but the above photo is my skin after about 6 hours of wear. Looking close-up, my under-eyes still looked very smooth and the foundation hadn’t separated or settled into fine lines or dry patches at all. I think this foundation would work for both dry and oily skin.

Overall, I am super impressed by the No Filter face collection- the foundation and setting powder may just be my new favourites! Everything worked very well together and made my skin look really good. The only downside is that I wish both the foundation shades were slightly less orangey-looking. I’d definitely recommend the setting powder if you only had to get one thing from this collection.

Have you tried anything from this collection? What is your favourite foundation and setting powder?

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