Thursday, January 7, 2010

Review - Revlon ColorStay Foundation

Revlon ColorStay Foundation Review

I learned about this foundation a couple of months ago when everyone on the Internet started raving about the coverage, longevity and affordable price of this foundation. Read some of them here: review, review, review, review

I tend to hesitate before trying something new on my face as I have very temperamental skin that will breakout if the product is even slightly irritating. This foundation is a long wearing formula and I was concerned that it would clog up my pores and cause me to have a reaction.

I finally caved in one day while cruising the aisles of Target. Don't you always come out of Target with way more than you had planned on? Anyway, at about $12 a pop, I thought what the heck?

Now - I think I may have lost my mind a little bit in deciding to post pictures of my bare naked face. I don't even feel comfortable leaving the house without at least a little concealer and now I'm going to share with all of you what I look like when I wake up in the morning. What the heck am I thinking?!?!

Ok, time to get back on topic and get on with the review...

Here I am without any makeup first thing this morning. Oh, and can I just say that it is REALLY HARD to get a picture of yourself? I felt like such a dork taking picture after picture of myself in the bathroom this morning and each one was just horrible. I really need to practice my self portrait skills. Any tips from you fellow bloggers?

As you can see, I have pretty fair skin with lots of freckles and the occasional blemish. Definitely not a flawless, natural beauty.

I applied the Revlon Colorstay Foundation in the Oily/Combination soft flex formula using a makeup sponge. My color match is Buff. Here I am with just foundation applied.

The coverage of this foundation is great. You can apply it lightly for just a little coverage or you can build it up for maximum coverage. I found the foundation to be easily blendable and the color was a good match. My fair skin can be hard to match without looking really chalky. You can see that I applied it lightly enough to allow my freckles to still be slightly visible but still had enough coverage to cover any red marks on my face.

After finishing my makeup with some blush, eyeliner, mascara and lipgloss, here's the finished product. I feel that the Revlon Colorstay Foundation provided a great base to apply my other product on top of. They blended easily and the foundation didn't cake up or get sticky.

Product Review
Buildable and covered unwanted marks
Longevity: This foundation lives up to its' name of Colorstay. At the end of the day, my foundation was still in place with no shine breaking through.
Skin Reaction: Four stars!! My skin loves to breakout when I try new products. I have had no reactions to this foundation, which is amazing. If you have acne prone skin, this foundation is worth a try.
Price: When you compare to department store brands, this is a real bargain.


  1. This is my favorite foundation too! My must-have, I like it better than every other "high-end" brand I've found.

  2. I'll have to buy

  3. Andi - Thanks for visiting the blog. You know where I learned about this amazing foundation! ;)

    Shan- You'll have to let me know if it works out for you.

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