I've been using Revlon Colorstay Foundation in for a year now, but I never thought about reviewing it, coz I thought my fotds were enough :p. Truthfully, I think foundation is the hardest makeup product to buy. I personally don't depend on reviews I read on the net when it comes to foundations. I'd rather test them at the stores myself. But a few loyal readers have requested this, so I'm doing it to keep them loyal hehe...
Claims ~ ColorStay Makeup with SoftFlex provides lightweight comfort, so you feel like you’re not wearing makeup. Looks fresh for up to 16 hours. Specially formulated for combination or oily skin, this oil-free formula helps control shine all day and gives you flawless looking skin. Makeup looks fresh and feels great for up to 16 hours thanks to the lightweight, comfortable feel from the SoftFlex ColorStay formula.
Medium to full coverage, with SPF 6 protection.
Also available in Normal/Dry Skin.
Revlon Colorstay Foundation ~ 310 Warm Golden
Warm Golden was the shade that's closest to my skin tone (MAC NC25) when I bought it. It is a little too warm, but once applied, it mimics my skin tone perfectly.
♥ It is purrr...fect for combination/oily skin. It mattifies the skin really well.
♥ It is lightweight and never looks cakey, even if I layer it for more coverage.
♥ It evens out my skin tone & it covers minor imperfections.
♥ Blending it is easy & it never looks streaky.
♥ Brush is not necessary. Fingers blend it just fine.
♥ Really really transfer resistant. I wiped some on my leg while swatching it, it dried up, and I couldn't get it off easily.
♥ Even though it has SPF 6, it doesn't look shiny in flash photography (when set with powder, of course)
♥ Stays on all day. Probably lives up to the 16 hrs claim. That is, if you stay indoors in AC environment all day.
♥ Does not irritate my skin or cause pimples.
♥ I like the smell. Many complain about the medicinal smell but I don't think it's bad at all. It's a sweet medicine smell. No, not cough syrup, more like...umm...I can't explain it...gah! Some say paint- nope. Some say clay- maybe. Okay, mix clay, some kind of sweet syrup and Disprin(Aspirin) tablet. No, I don't do drugs haha.
♥ Inexpensive & this 30 ml bottle will last for more than a year, unless you use it religiously.
- Bottle is without pump, so it gets real messy sometimes. It is now available with a pump, but I don't know if its widely available yet.
- Sometimes when my face is too moisturized/slippery, it becomes hard to blend the foundation. This is where a synthetic brush (like Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki) really helps.
- Skin becomes a little oily after a while. I usually have to touch up my powder several times a day.
- It oxidizes (darkens) sometimes, esp when it gets too hot.
*Best way to get product out of the bottle without too much mess is to put your middle finger on the opening, tilt bottle, and straighten it back quickly. Pouring on your palm gets too messy + you might pour too much.
I'll show you how it works on the side of my face with the most problems- spots, scars & hidden melasma (I told you, it's just waiting to come out! Grr...)
|Applied with fingers. You can click to enlarge|
Price ~ I don't remember how much I bought it for (from Malaysia), but in India it costs Rs.700-750
Rating ~ ♥♥♥♥♥ 4/5. Minus 1 for the bottle without pump.
Repurchase? Until pump bottles are available. I can't say about the other type (Normal/Dry) but this one right here is a must-try foundation if you have oily/combination skin. Even though it is oil-free and controls shine, it has never made my face look made-up.
Have you tried this foundation yet?
♥ Cynthia Z ^.^