Review: Revlon Colorstay Foundation for Oily/Combination Skin

Monday, 22 July 2013 16:05

I realise I am a little late to the party in terms of reviewing this foundation, which is infamous to the beauty blogging world. However, recently I took the plunge and purchased a bottle of Revlon Colorstay Foundation (for oily/combination skin) for myself! Today I am going to give you my thoughts on this classic product and perhaps influence you to try it for yourself, as so many of you influenced me!

First impressions of the bottle alone are great: it looks sleek and simple and wouldn't look out of place among high end foundations. The shade range is quite good, with 9 shades from 'Ivory' to 'Caramel', so there should be a shade to suit most skin tones. I tested a few different shades and settled upon 'Buff', which I believe is the second lightest shade.

One thing that I really like about this product is that there are two different types of the foundation, for either oily or dry skin. I chose the oily/combination skin type as in Summer my face tends to shine that little bit too much. After a few days of trying out the product, I have to say the single most impressive thing about it is the oil control and staying power. After applying it to my skin, I barely feel like I need to set it with powder! (I do, but more for my own peace of mind than anything). The bottle claims that the foundation will last for 24 hours and I must admit I haven't tried it for quite that long- but it definitely stays put for the whole day, even in this hot Summer weather we've been having in the UK.

The texture is quite thick as you might be able to see in the image above, which makes the coverage quite full. However, unlike most high coverage foundations this product doesn't go cakey or powdery when applied, creating a smooth, matte finish that many other foundations fail to achieve.

The only niggling negative to this product is the fact that the bottle doesn't come with a pump. I know many other bloggers feel this is a negative too. I try and pour a small blob onto the back of my hand to work with, which seems to work although it can get a little messy.

The image above is my attempt to demonstrate how smooth and matte the finish of this foundation is when applied. I am so impressed with the coverage; at the time of the photograph I had quite a few blemishes on my nose and cheeks but it really helps to cover them!

Revlon Colorstay Foundation for oily/combination skin is £12.49 from Boots and I thoroughly recommend it!

Have you tried this product? What is your holy grail foundation?

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  1. I absolutely love this foundation, it is one of my faves :) xxx


    1. I can understand it, it is definitely a holy grail of mine since buying it! :) xxx

  2. I would definitely buy this in the future but what is it with Revlon not providing a pump, it is so irritating I think.

    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

  3. I wasn't a huge fan of this foundation when I first used it. Maybe I should try again as people really do still love it.

    Sophie from SOPHisticatexx

  4. I just repurchased this foundation, its my perfect 'medium-full' coverage foundation and great for nights out :)

    Sophierosehearts x


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