Does Revlon ColorStay Foundation live up to it’s promises? Can a drugstore foundation provide all day coverage? I’m reviewing it today!
Since the last two foundation reviews I’ve done were higher end, I thought I’d try out a drugstore foundation today! When I was reading online reviews and looking for a long lasting foundation to get me through the Summer, I kept coming across Revlon ColorStay Foundation.
Revlon ColorStay has great reviews, and the price is right, but is it for you? Let’s take a look at the details!
Revlon ColorStay Foundation
What it promises: Longwearing coverage with Time Release Technology and a lightweight formula that won’t cake, fade, or rub off. Specifically made for combination or oily skin to control oil absorption and shine. Your look stays flawless throughout the day.
Applied with: Although I normally use my Beauty Blender sponge, I applied this using my hands…(a certain little Lucy Goose had gotten into my make-up stash and hidden a few items). Before application, I moisturized with Mary Kay TimeWise Day Solution and primed with Mally Beauty Perfect Prep Poreless Primer.
Pros: The price! At only $13, this foundation definitely isn’t breaking the bank. Another cool thing is that it comes in Combination/Oily formula OR Normal/Dry formula, so if your skin changes with the season, you can just pick up a different formula instead of switching brands. Each formula has TWENTY shades, so it’s not hard to find a shade that works for you. This foundation goes on easily — it doesn’t dry quite as quickly as many long-wearing foundations, so you don’t have to be as careful in application.
Cons: None, really!
Overall, I really liked this foundation. Do I like it as well as the Kat Von D Lock-It? No. It doesn’t provide the same amount of coverage. While many reviews list this as a full coverage foundation, I’d have to say it’s decidedly a MEDIUM. If you are looking for a long lasting foundation that is not super heavy, that makes this a great option! It went on nice, not at all cakey, and was easy to blend.
As far as longevity, I found it to be pretty decent. While it won’t look fresh and flawless after 12 hours, it will get you through an 8 workday looking nice, provided you aren’t sweating outside in the heat. If you’re wanting to carry your make-up over to evening, you will most definitely need a refresher mid-evening.
I took the above photo a couple hours after application. I absolutely HATE taking selfies, but I’ve had so many of you ask me to post photos of the coverage, so here it is! As you can see, it looks fine, not overly made up, but good, even coverage. You’ll definitely want a concealer — unlike the Kat Von D, this doesn’t cover your under eye circles or trouble spots quite as well. But on a good note, it does not crease under your eyes, which is a huge bonus for me!
Have you tried Revlon ColorStay? What is your favorite drugstore make-up product? I’m always looking for suggestions!
If Revlon ColorStay isn’t what you’re looking for, here are links to my previous reviews:
Thanks for reading and have a fabulous day!