This Revlon Colorstay foundation has been around for quite some time and has achieved cult-like status as the go-to drugstore foundation for many people.
Drugstore foundation is one area of products that generally never seem to work for me. And I am in NO way a makeup snob, I will try and use anything, it just has to work. But I figured a zillion bottles sold must mean something.
Revlon Colorstay foundation info |
This foundation comes in 31 shades for the oily formula and 15 shades in the dry skin formula.
Okay, another pet peeve. This foundation only pours out, no pump. Update: The foundation now comes with a pump, as of 2019!
This is a medium-to-full coverage finish.
I went for full coverage the first time and didn’t love it. My skin just sort of looked flat, without any sparkle or dimension.
The second time, with thinner layers, it looked much more like real skin, but with nice coverage that evened out my color and hid some light acne scars on my cheeks.
It does layer and blend nicely when you work in very thin layers, like in the photo below, which is two layers.
Unfortunately, if I forgot to use a setting spray, the foundation started to wear off around my nose a few hours in and started to overall look kind of greasy around the 10 hour mark.
I’m not sure if the formula for Normal/Oily is different and has more oil control. This was kind of disappointing as it does promise 24 hour wear. With this setting spray it lasted all day without moving.
My skin does feel a little “gunked up” the day after wearing it. So I think if I wanted to wear it as my main foundation, I’d switch it up some days with a CC cream, just so my skin doesn’t get clogged.
This is where this foundation really stands out to me.
In real life, I thought my skin looked good, but in photos I feel like it looks incredible. It photographs really well.
So if you are a bride on a budget or don’t wear makeup a lot but need something for photographs, I think this would be a good pick for you!
I was pleasantly surprised by this foundation. It’s one of the first drugstore foundations that has so many things I like about it.
It builds up nicely from medium to full coverage. It photographs beautifully. The price is great.
I’m really happy that I tried the Colorstay foundation and will be adding into my foundation mix.
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