Shopping my stash – rediscovering Revlon ColorStay foundation

Revlon Colourstay Foundation Review

My 2016 promise to myself was to buy fewer beauty products and try to use up what I already own…and I can tell you, I own a lot of products! It was only when I really started to look at it all that I realised there was so much to go through.

One of my loves is foundations and I (surprisingly I know) have rather a lot of them! My preference is for heavy coverage foundation that stays all day. A tough ask of any product I know, but there are some high-performing gems out there and trust me, you don’t have to break the bank! Having a little rummage through my stash I came across two bottles of Revlon ColorStay foundation and I realised that I hadn’t used it for ages. Wearing it every day for almost a month now I have no idea why I shelved it as I think it has to be one of the best foundations I have ever tried!

So what is all the fuss?

First I would have to say the price. It’s a drugstore foundation with a very pocket-friendly price. It’s currently Β£6.49 in Boots (rrp Β£12.99)..I may have to grab another couple of bottles while this offer lasts. πŸ™‚

Second the fact that it comes in two different formulations. I use the combination/oily skin formula but it also comes in a normal/dry skin formula. So there really is something for everyone.

Third is the long-wear formulation. It claims to last 24 hours which I am not totally convinced by, but it will last all day at work and well into the evening with minimal touching up. I also find that it helps control my shine and with the right primer, one blot at midday is all that is really required. If I want to extend it into the eveningΒ I tend to apply a teeny bit of the foundation onto a beauty blender and blend around my face to tidy things up.

And fourth, the great range of shades for pale skin. Us pale-skinned gals are often short-changed at the drug store having to look to higher-end foundations for that perfect match…but not with this foundation! I have both a winter shade (Buff) and a summer shade (Sand Beige) with both shades neutrally balanced and perfect for my skin tone.

Revlon ColorStay swatches combination/oily skin shades

Revlon ColorStay swatches combination/oily skin shades

My one problem with this foundation is that it did not come with a pump (in the UK) and it is quite thick and difficult to get out of the bottle. I am reliably assured that from this month (March 2016) it will now be produced WITH A PUMP…I am literally running out of the door to get one now!

Traci-Ann πŸ™‚


9 thoughts on “Shopping my stash – rediscovering Revlon ColorStay foundation

  1. I absolutely love this foundation, thank you for letting me know it’s on offer as well, I may have to stock up too. I completely agree with you about the pump, most mornings I end up far too much coming out and struggling to get it back in the bottle!

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