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Average: 3 (4 votes)

Beauty Anabel's picture
Written on Friday, October 13, 2017


My problem skin is my biggest concern now, but I know how to control it. For a long time I’ve been using the L’oreal Foundation, which I simply admired. It manages to make my face beautiful and radiant, and I really like it!

There was a big discount on foundations and I ended up buying Revlon COLORSTAY along with my fave. I have wanted to try it for a long time, but I was afraid of bad reviews and it stopped me from purchase.


Price: $9.98


Volume: 30 ml.


I heard that the foundation came without a dispenser at first and many complained about it. However, the producer listened to the views of the consumers and added a dispenser. Hurrah! I wouldn’t have bought this foundation, if there was no dispenser, it is extremely inconvenient to do without it.



I am convinced that an unsuccessful foundation can make your skin flake and feel tight, and even worse, cause irritation and redness or stickiness on the face. Unfortunately, I have seen such foundations, bb creams and cc creams.



This foundation is suitable for any skin, because the Colorstay line includes 2 versions and any girl can choose the right one for herself. You just need to decide on the type for your skin (oily / combination, dry / normal).



There are 20 shades available, can you believe this? Each girl will be able to find the right shade for her face. My skin is tanned a little and I chose the shade 180. It adapts to the skin color and there is no cakeyness. The foundation is supposed to hide enlarged pores, tiny wrinkles and redness. As a result, you will get a flawless makeup.


Product information and ingredients:



Get just the right coverage for your look and style with Revlon ColorStay Makeup for Combination/Oily Skin. It has a light, comfortable formula that provides a no-shine finish ideal for all-day wear. You can build up to full coverage or keep it simple. This Revlon ColorStay foundation comes in a 1 fl oz tube and is available in your choice of beautiful shades. The wide range of colors allows you to find just the right tone for your personal style and wardrobe. This shine-free foundation is made specifically for those with combination or oily skin to control oil absorption and reduce shine.Revlon ColorStay Makeup for Combination/Oily Skin, 1 fl oz:

  • Formula provides a light, comfortable feel
  • Buildable to full coverage
  • Shine-free finish, comfortable all-day wear
  • Available in many beautiful, long-wearing shades
  • 1 fl oz Revlon ColorStay foundation is ideal for combination and oily skin
  • Color options: Buff, Caramel, Golden Caramel, Mahogany, Natural Beige, Rich Tan


Ingredients: Water, Cyclomethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Butylene Glycol, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Sd Alcohol 40-B, Peg/Ppg-18/18 Dimethicone, Nylon-12, Tribehenin, Isododecane, Polyisobutene, Sodium Chloride, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Bisabolol, Serica ((Silk Powder) Poudre De Soie), Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract, Lilium Candidum (Lily) Bulb Extract, Lactobacillus/Eriodictyon Californicum Ferment Extract, Cymbidium Grandiflorum Flower Extract, Serica ((Silk) Soie), Alumina, Polydimethylsiloxane/Polymethylsilsesquioxane Copolymer, Ethylene Brassylate, Methicone, Trisiloxane, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Tetrasodium Edta, Methylparaben, Propylparaben. May Contain: Mica (Ci 77019), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, 77492, 77499).


Currently, my skin is not in its best condition. I have pimples, clogged pores and acne scars, which I have been fighting for the last 3 years.



The foundation itself is packed in a heavy glass bottle with a plastic cap. As for me, the design looks simple and at the same time presentable, definitely not cheap at all.



I won’t recommend you to take this foundation while traveling or carry it in your bag, since the cap doesn’t close tightly and at any time the foundation may leak and and soak up your bag.


Formula and scent:


In general, the foundation itself very clearly smells of alcohol. Especially when it is still new: when you twist the cap, you instantly smell alcohol. The coverage is quite dense, the texture of the foundation is rather liquid.


It is quite difficult to spread it evenly and nicely on the skin.




The ColorStay foundation is noticeable on the skin. Of course, it doesn’t appear like a cakey mask, since I try not to layer it, BUT the foundation IS VISIBLE AND THAT IS A FACT! But after 15 minutes it adapts to the skin tone and feels like a second skin, but it’s still visible at a small distance.



The coverage is good, the skin tone is even, and the redness is concealed. The foundation conceals no acne scars though. That’s a shame. The foundation will also make dry skin stand out.



It doesn’t hide enlarged pores, but blurs them a little bit. Anyway, eventually the foundation settles into them.



The photo was taken at a close distance. The dry spots are visible but not conspicuous.


Makeup Removing


For some reason, it's not so easy to say goodbye to this foundation. I wash it off either with an apricot oil or with a Korean Face Foam.

Lasting Power :


I couldn’t miss this point. The Finish remains matte for the first 2 hours, but then you’ll need a touch up with a powder or blotting paper.


I like that the foundation does not become dark and does not roll off, everything remains unchanged all day.

Once, I was wearing it a whole day in the heat, and of course it was not comfortable, but the foundation could withstand the heat. However, it settled into my pores.


I want to show you the amazing coverage of this product. For this, I drew a mark on my arm with an ordinary ballpoint pen and applied three layers of foundation. Let's take a look at the process step by step ?!


Step 1. I drew a cross with a ballpoint pen.



Step 2 : I applied the first layer of the foundation.



The mark is still visible.


Step 3 A second layer of the product was applied with light patting movements.



In the photo we see that there is a thin line left from the mark.


Stage 4 I applied the third layer of the foundation



The third layer made the mark on my skin disappear. That’s a miracle!


In my opinion, the coverage is perfect! But the foundation can only conceal redness. It cannot conceal acne scars.


Before and after photo:



On my face:



It works great when it’s cold or windy. In a room with heating appliances or in an abnormal warming situation I can feel the foundation on my face, which is a bit uncomfortable.


The manufacturer claims that the foundation can stay put on the face for 24 hours. I do not wear cosmetics so long, the longest time when I did not part with foundation was 17 hours and I want to say that it was still on my face, but it wasn’t fresh anymore, the pores were clogged and my face shone.



I wouldn’t stay it’s economical. But I don’t use it on regular basis and apply only if there are any problems on my face.




+ there is sun protection factor


+ does not look like a mask


+ gives a fresh look


+ good lasting power


+ good coverage


+ rich palette of shades


- can make flaking stand out


- it's hard to apply beautifully


- still visible on the face at close range


- may clog pores


I love and hate this foundation. On the one hand, it perfectly adapts to the skin color and I like that there is a sunscreen factor and that it gives me a natural and fresh look, but on the other hand, it isn’t easy to use.


Those with extremely problem skin will probably like it, as it can conceal imperfections perfectly. However, it’s too heavy to be used daily.


I can still recommend this foundation, but I can only give it 3 stars because of its disadvantages.

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Beauty Anabel recommends Revlon Colorstay Normal/Dry Skin Foundation

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Type: Foundation
Brand: Revlon
Category: Make-Up
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