Here's What We Thought of the New ColourPop No Filter Foundation

It's finally here.

The highly anticipated ColourPop No Filter Foundation has arrived and I decided to see if it truly lived up to the hype. I can honestly say that I've had nothing but positive experiences with ColourPop products. They're changing the makeup game, IMO, with their affordable but high-quality eyeshadows and brushes. I knew it was only a matter of time before they hopped on the foundation train.

Bear with me on this though, I had to guess what shade would be right for me (the range is impressive), and I accidentally went a tad light. It's tough finding a perfect match when you're a dark-skinned gal. Scroll through and read my list of pros and cons on the foundation before you run out and buy it for yourself.

The Pros

1. It has an amazing matte finish. I immediately noticed how smooth it looked as soon as it dried on my skin. It really did create an Insta-ready finish.

2. There's a locking pump. One of my major pet peeves in life is buying a foundation bottle with no top to control the amount of product coming out. If it doesn't have one, it's just a big old mess trying to use it, so I really appreciated the fact that it was included here.

3. It's seriously pigmented. The gorgeous shade range makes for a variety of colors that are incredibly rich. As soon as it dried, I immediately noticed a brighter, glowing complexion. I can definitely say it's the most pigmented foundation I've ever tried, even if the shade I bought was slightly too light.

Colourpop No Filter Foundation review

4. A little goes a long way with this foundation because it's highly blendable. A small amount of product covers quite a bit of surface area. It also completely covered any dark spots or scars I had, so extra points for that.


The Cons

1. The bottle is glass so I wouldn't recommend taking this on-the-go. Dropping it would be a major yikes. All my fellow clumsy people will know exactly what I mean. Glass and us just don't mesh well. Let's count that as a serious con.

2. The consistency of the foundation is noticeably thin and definitely something you have to get used to. It feels pretty watery when you pump it onto the back of your hand, but once you apply it to your skin, it becomes easier to blend and work with after a little practice.

3. Obviously getting the wrong color was a major con. This wasn't ColourPop's fault, but the fact that I ordered the wrong shade was a major bummer. It's slightly too light to wear for the summer. Without a doubt, I'll be ordering another shade.

Bottom Line

Overall, I was extremely happy with this foundation. Not only did it have a beautiful matte finish and rich color, it also looked very seamless and held up throughout the day. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a solid full coverage foundation at a budget-friendly price. At just $12 a bottle, it's an absolute steal for the quality of the product. Colourpop has done it again.


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