Well I know this foundation probably isn’t news to a lot of people but I just bought it recently and it is definitely post worthy! Revlon Colorstay gets good reviews and I was curious to try it as I’ve been having problems with my foundation lasting a full day in work. I had gone back to my trusty Estee Lauder Doublewear Light but I ran out of this and thought I’d try a slightly cheaper alternative.
There are two versions of the Revlon Colourstay, there is one for Normal/Combination and one for Normal/Dry skin types. I have actually tried both. My skin has been getting a bit oilier of late so at first I decided I’d get the combination version. I wore this once and I have to say the colour was perfect but the formula didn’t suit me at all. It really dried out my skin and I had that mask feeling when it was on. I would only recommend this if your skin is properly oily. I was really lucky that the manager in Boots allowed me to exchange it for the dry one, props to Boots I have to say!
So I apprehensively went in for round 2 with the version for dry skin and it is great. I would say this foundation gives medium coverage but is definitely buildable for more full coverage. I’ve been applying it with my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush and the finish is great. It’s a lovely consistency and it really does last the day. It doesn’t dry out skin at all but feels moisturising without being too heavy.
I chose Natural Beige which has a pink undertone to it and is a perfect match for my skin, I’m normally a NW20 in MAC foundations. The photo makes it look a little yellow but it’s not! If you’re not sure which shade to get I found this fab comparison with MAC shades in a review on Makeup Alley here. This guide worked out really well for me! There are six shades in the range available in my local Boots, with the same shades for both skin types. I think there may be more shades available though. This also has an SPF 20!
The only niggle I have with this foundation is the bottle! It’s just a plain open top glass bottle. This means the foundation is a bit messy to get out and you can tend to pour more than you need. I really prefer a squeeze tube or ideally a pump when it comes to foundations. But other than that little niggle it’s great and costs just €17.50 in Boots, great value for money.
Have you tried this foundation? Please let me know what you think of it!