Sunday, 4 March 2012

revlon colorstay foundation review.

Ok so I finally took the plunge and got a new foundation to try. I think foundations are so expensive but they do last FOREVER so I suppose you get what you pay for and I think it's rather essential. This one retails at about £12.50 which does seem expensive to me but it's a quality brand.

I was using the Maybelline Superstay 24hr Foundation before, which I did really like because it normally lasted me a working day, but I don't think the shade I had was 100% right for me and they don't have many different shades so I didn't have much to choose from!

I had heard good things about this Revlon ColorStay Foundation so I thought I would give it a go. I've been using it for about a week now and I'm really impressed with the quality. I got the Normal/Dry skin in shade Buff as my face doesn't get too greasy luckily.

The shade is quite light but I'm not sure if I just think that because my last foundation was too dark for my skin; this one is definately more matched to my skin tone but I don't know how good that will be in the summer.

The quality of the foundation is lovely. It's so smooth and easy to apply and it feels really light and not 'cakey' like some foundations do. It really doesn't feel like I'm wearing much make up (even though i am wearing a fair bit). I would say it hasn't got a massively high full coverage and I do have to apply a couple of 'layers' but it does look pretty flawless once I've done that.

One main downfall is that it doesn't have a pump so I have to pour a bit on my hand and then apply it from that so I sometimes have some wastage but I try and put it back in the bottle if I can.

Boots write, "Do you want make-up that is flawless looking and weightless for 16 perfect hours? Revlon® has the solution - ColorStay® Makeup with SoftFlex® Foundation."

I definately agree with the idea that this foundation is 'weightless' but I definately don't think it stays 'flawless' for '16 perfect hours' because I don't think it lasts as long as the Maybelline one did.

I really believe that it takes a lot to find the 'perfect' foundation because they all have pros and cons for different people but I do really like this one and I'm very happy to keep using it.

It's my birthday soon(ish) and I would really like to ask for Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place foundation just because I personally much prefer the full coverage look but I can't justify spending £26.50 on a foundation for myself so I think it will have to be a present.

I hope you enjoyed this post and I'd love to hear from anyone that uses this Revlon foundation and what you think?

I'd also love for people to tell me whether Estee Lauder really is worth investing in?



  1. constantly umming and aahing about whether to purchase this foundation, it just seems to expensive for a drugstore brand :S

  2. Yeah it is expensive for a drugstore brand but I suppose only a couple of pounds more than others :) try it out in boots, it is really nice :) xx

  3. thanks for the review! and lovely blog xx


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