Greetings, bombshells! Today I’ve got a product review of a great new beauty gem out in stores now, COVERGIRL Queen Collection All Day Flawless Foundation, $9.79. The latest release from COVERGIRL’s Queen Collection products for women of color, All Day Flawless Foundation promises to be a foundation, concealer and powder. Here’s what the brand says:

Shine-free flawless look that lasts all day so you can always show the world you are at your best!

All-in-one foundation with a long-lasting formula that fuses foundation, concealer, and powder for dark skin tones in one easy step! The 3-in-1 formula provides a flawless look that lasts all day long.

So does it live up to it’s claims? In a word, YES! But first, some swatches!

My shade, #Q840 Almond Glow

Almond Glow, swatch – flash

Almond Glow, swatch – no flash

Almond Glow, blended in – flash

Almond Glow, blended in – no flash

The ubiquitous car shot! LOL 🙂 Me wearing COVERGIRL Queen Collection 3-in-1 one day last week. 

Basically, this foundation is awesome! It provides great moderate to full coverage with a very natural, matte finish. The photo above is a bit fuzzy, but you can still see how even and smooth my skin looked. It’s seriously long-lasting and you can go the whole day without needing to freshen it up. A couple of nights last week I had events after work and didn’t have to touch up my makeup. I was truly amazed at how fresh my makeup still looked!

I applied this foundation with both a buffing and a stippling brush and got even results. I set it with a translucent powder out of habit, but the foundation really doesn’t need it. It looks dewy in the beginning, but then sets to a powdery finish. I imagine it will be awesome in hot temps but there’s really no way to test that until this summer. I will note that this may or may not be best for very dry skin types. I gave a bit to my mom, who has dry skin, to test it out. She mentioned that it felt a little dry on her bare skin after an hour or so, but it was nothing that moisturizer can’t fix.

I truly believe that COVERGIRL Queen Collection All Day Flawless Foundation is one of the best drugstore foundations you can buy. In fact, it’s one of the best new foundations I’ve tried lately, period. It makes skin look gorgeous, lasts all day and is budget-friendly to boot! I also love that it comes in a wide range of 14 shades from the fairest to the deepest skin tones of color. Definitely Brown Bombshell approved!