This will be my first foundation review and I am super excited. My desire is to make your shopping experience a little bit easier taking my opinions into consideration when seeking to purchase a new product. Let’s get started!
Today, I will be reviewing Revlon’s ColorStay Foundation. I purchased this foundation to use on a client for her sweet fifteen as an alternative for a way more expensive foundation. I was just starting off with freelance makeup and did not have the money to buy a high-end foundation so I did a lot of research, saw great reviews and came across this foundation! To start off:
- What it promises: Flawless, demi-matte coverage that lasts up to 24 hours. Comfortable, lightweight formula specifically made for normal or dry skin to provide a smooth, perfected look OR matte coverage that lasts up to 24 hours, formula specifically made for combination or oily skin to control oil absorption and shine.
- Price: $12.99
- Coverage: Medium to Full
- What I applied it with: I usually always apply my foundations with a complexion brush bought from Target (amazing & affordable), get it here. I rarely use a beauty blender/sponge because I usually get less coverage with it.
- PROS: the price, how easy it is to blend the product out, it has two different formulas to accommodate dry and oily skin, it stays on for up to at least 12 hours and also, the shade selection is wonderful. One more thing, it photographs beautifully!
- CONS: none.
It’s crazy that I couldn’t find any cons for this foundation, that’s how good it is. People have asked if it really does last 24 hours? Well, that I don’t know because I haven’t worn it for that amount of time (don’t think I ever will), but I did have it on for about 12 hours one day and I was SO SURPRISED to see that it held up for that long. My blush, contour and highlight were intact and the areas where I have a lot of redness (around the nose & chin) were still covered up! That’s when I knew this foundation would be my favorite.
All in all, I really do like this foundation and find myself reaching for it every time I do my makeup. I like its buildability and how much it looks like skin, it isn’t ‘patchy’ or ‘cakey’. The only thing I would say is that you do need a concealer with this foundation! It doesn’t really cover up blue/purple undertones or bags, that’s pretty much it. I really did enjoy this foundation. If you have tried Revlon’s ColorStay, please let me know what you think! Do you like it? Is it for you? If not, what are your favorite drugstore foundations?
Thanks for reading!