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Average: 3 (4 votes)

Lazarilina's picture
Written on Friday, June 2, 2017
Pros: packaging
Cons: applies to skin badly, emphasizes peeling, washes off badly

Hello everyone,

Currently I’m trying to buy more or less quality products and think everything through before purchasing.

I’m doing it not only to save my money but mostly in order not to keep trash at home.

But still it happens sometimes that I buy bad products, like this one - Revlon Colorstay for normal/dry skin.

The reasons I purchased it:

  • I got tired of my old favorite Max Factor. I’ve been using it for 5 years or even more.
  • Besides, Max Factor has got a little bit of yellow, but I wanted to be absolutely white. Now I do realize that it was a bad idea, as my skin is light, but not like transparent.
  • Affordable.
  • Positive reviews.

When I bought this foundation, I thought: “Good job! You’ve chosen such a great foundation for such a low price in a presentable glass bottle with a pump. Moreover, there’s a protective film on the back of it!”

By the way, at the shop I was impressed by the swatch. It seemed to me that the foundation applied perfectly without yellow or pink tint.

My skin: normal/dry skin. There’s no visible peeling on my face, but some bad foundations like this one can emphasize it.

I don’t expect a full coverage. I just need it to even out the color and cover up the freckles, dark circles and any reddening.

The first disappointment is that the foundation is lighter than I need, but it’s my fault. But see the swatch below, Revlon is almost similar to my favorite Max Factor.

Revlon is on the left,  MaxFactor on the right
Revlon is on the left, MaxFactor on the right
I guess, Max Factor gets yellow on the skin, but Revlon doesn’t, unfortunately.

I just wanted to show coverage and shade on my skin, thus I’ve taken the photos in auto mode, the peeling is not visible then.

The coverage is medium. I would’ve been alright with it if it was not for the other cons. The shade suits me well in general, if I blend it out with a sponge. If I apply more of it, it would be visible that the shade doesn’t really work on my skin type.

Experiment: I’ve applied a thin layer with fingers to the left side of my face.

Zoomed photo:

Compare the right and left sides
Compare the right and left sides

On the right side of the face I’ve applied it with a damp beauty blender:

Hope you see it clearly Smile


  1. For the foundation to spread out on the normal/dry skin better, you should moisturize it first, apply the product and then blend it out with a damp beauty blender, not with fingers. As for the brush, I’m not sure, I haven’t tried it.
  2. If the skin is absolutely dry with noticeable peeling, it won’t help you even using it this way.
  3. It reminds me of L'oreal Infaillible which didn’t suit me as well. So, I think that this foundation is meant for oily, not dry skin!
  4. 110 Ivory will work for totally white skin, but it won’t for the girls with just a light one. It’s better to use another shade - 150 Buff. My face looks too white with this foundation in comparison with the neck:
  5. The product washes off quite hard. It requires some time to get rid of it in the pores Smile
  6. I think, that’s the reason some breakouts appeared on my face after the third use. By the way, my skin is not prone to breakouts, it’s more like an exception.
  7. The coverage is medium, even if you apply it with a thin layer.
  8. It’s not enjoyable to use.

In conclusion, I’d like to advise 2 foundations I love which suit me perfectly, even if the skin condition isn’t that good:

The first one is the aforementioned Max Factor Lasting Performance.

It works on every skin type, even on oily skin. I apply it with a damp sponge or fingers, but in this case I prefer mixing it with a regular moisturizing cream, thus the face looks great!

The second one is Guerlain Parure de Lumiere. It’s more expensive, but it applies to the dry skin without fuss Smile

I don’t recommend Revlon foundation for normal/dry skin.

Thanks for your attention Smile

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Lazarilina doesn't recommend Revlon Colorstay Normal/Dry Skin Foundation

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Type: Foundation
Brand: Revlon
Category: Make-Up
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