Like I’ve mentioned before, I’m a sucker when it comes to products that Youtube ladies rave about. Not only do the Youtube “gurus” love Revlon Colorstay Foundation, I come across it whenever I’m perusing various beauty blogs. I figure it was cheap enough to try it out ($11-$13 depending on which drugstore you buy this from).
I’m sure you’ve heard about this cult favorite but in case you haven’t, it’s a foundation that is supposed to be very long wearing and gives full coverage. There are two formulas: combination/oily skin and normal/dry skin. It has an SPF of 6. A lot of people love this foundation because of its long lasting formula and it doesn’t tend to break people out. It does have a strong chemical smell but after I apply it, I don’t really notice the smell. This foundation is often compared to Estee Lauder Double Wear.
I picked up both the colors 300 Golden Beige and 310 Warm Golden in the Combination/Oily formula. Right now, Golden Beige matches perfectly to my skin and I figure I’ll save Warm Golden for the summer time. [[For reference, I wear NC30 in MAC Studio Fix Fluid, C4 in MAC Studio Fix Powder, MUFE HD #127]] I tried it on one night and I realized how heavy and full coverage this was so I decided to save it for the next time I go party.
*Fast forward to the next time I went to go party…* Because I don’t need a full coverage foundation but I like the look of a flawless face, I decided to mix Revlon Colorstay with a little bit of Embryolisse to sheer it out and a tiny amount of NARS Illuminator to add a little dewy-ness.
How I applied it: After I mixed the products mentioned above, I used a damp beautyblender to stipple the foundation all over my face. I then applied a cream highlighter, MAC Cream Color Base in Pearl, and a cream blush, Make Up For Ever HD Blush. Because of the matte finish of Revlon Colorstay, I applied a little extra highlighter on my cheekbones, my cupid’s bow, the center of my nose and right above my eyebrows. I used MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural to set my foundation only on my forehead and my cheeks. I chose MAC because it’s not as matte as Maybelline Dream Matte Powder. Then I applied powder blush and powder bronzer to contour. I also applied MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Soft and Gentle to set my cream highlighter.
I am really digging this foundation! I probably wouldn’t wear it by itself, but I do really like the little concoction I made to sheer it out a bit. It really stays put and it really keeps your face matte. I checked my makeup when I got home after a night of dancing and it was in place and looked as though I didn’t sweat at all! I wouldn’t wear this during the day but I would definitely use it when I go clubbing. 🙂
Where to buy: Target, Rite Aid, CVS, Wal-Mart, maybe Ulta?. I’ve found that the price varies from $10.99 to $12.99 and there are always buy 1 get 1 50% sales going on. I’m hoping to get lucky and catch a buy 1 get 1 free sale!