Revlon Colorstay Foundation

Image source: revlon.com

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.

I accidentally wasted a lot of foundation. This is all 3 products mixed.

Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre, NARS Illuminator, Revlon Colorstay

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.

After moisturizer and primer, before foundation

After foundation and 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!

♥ Tinna

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6 Responses to Revlon Colorstay Foundation

  1. Leah says:

    I have wanted to try this but I’m happy that I haven’t yet… I have heard such mix reviews and my skin is pretty sensitive. I may give it a try but I am always soo hesitant about drug store brand foundations for some reason! This was a realy comprehensive review though, thank you!

    • I am hesitant about drugstore foundations as well, although lately I’ve been opening my mind to them. Particularly this Revlon one, Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse (not really liking it) and Sally Hansen Your Skin Makeup (has really good reviews so I ordered it hehe). I probably won’t try any more drugstore foundations just because I still think high-end is better but also because I’m satisfied with the Revlon Colorstay.
      I think Colorstay is worth a shot if you’re looking for a new foundation that’s long-wearing and doesn’t transfer. A lot of people consider this their HG foundation and wear it daily but everyone’s skin is different.
      It has also been compared to MAC Studio Fix Fluid but I don’t think they are the same. I can’t favor one over the other because it wouldn’t be comparing apples to apples.
      I’ll let you know how the Sally Hansen foundation goes..it has 4/5 lippies on makeupalley.com which is pretty high!

      Thanks for stopping by!!🙂 Love your blog, the look in your last post is GORGEOUS! ❤ Tinna

  2. Leah says:

    Thanks Tina , yeah actually let me know. I may end up giving Revlon a try because there are some drug store products that I have fallen in love with so you never know. And thanks, I absolutely love eye makeup and your blog is fantastic. Love it!

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  4. j says:

    Umm tina i dont want to go against what you think,but that comment you made about hig-end is better, i think thats not really true theres alot of make up brands that you can buy at drugstores that are good quality you just have to really do your research, i know because i use to think hig end is better, for 4 year i only baught estee lauder and mac products but i started hearing good reviews about drugstore make up like revlon and even nyx cosmetocs has been very good so far i wouldnt buy nyx foundation but there eyeshadows are awesome and super pigmented and last long.

    • You can go against what I think, we’re both entitled to our opinions. I’m not saying drugstore makeup is bad, I like Revlon, NYX, Milani, Hard Candy and I use even more brands than just those. However, when it comes to foundations, I trust my skin more with higher-end foundations than I would with drugstore ones. There are cosmetic items that I do not think are worth the high-end price, such as mascaras, but foundations are one of those things that I think are worth the premium. With that being said, I think Revlon Colorstay is an excellent foundation for those looking for that specific finish and coverage.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting, I appreciate it🙂❤ Tinna

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