Where do I begin with this??? I LOVE THIS FOUNDATION! I really do! I have been using this foundation consistently for about 7 years and it has never let me down. This will be my makeup of choice unless Revlon changes the formula for the worse or my skin stops loving it :D I wear Caramel 400 in combination/oily.
Seriously long wear
I put this on around 6:30 in the morning and don't wash it off until almost midnight lol no joke! It stays put!
Once this makeup dries to my skin which is very oily, it is there to stay. I can try on clothes without worrying I'm going to get makeup everywhere. (It also doesn't get all over my husband if he touches my face or something lol.)
Non oily and helps control oil
Since using this makeup I can honestly say that I don't breakout as often. I still get the usual monthly pimples but that's going to happen regardless lol.
Tip: If this makeup controls your oil a little too much, try adding a little moisturizer on after it dries. This will not remove the makeup but will give your skin the moisture it needs.)
I actually like that this has no SPF because there is no weird aluminum look to your skin. It stays natural looking.
No glitter or sparkle
I don't even know why companies continue to put glitter in foundations and concealers...ugh. I'm soo glad that this one doesn't have that .
I have excercized in this (I know that's bad lol) and I have gone through many humid summers wearing this lol. This may sound weird but, I am able to sweat through this makeup....however, the makeup doesn't sweat off! Even if I'm blotting the sweat away! Crazy amazing right??? lol
There have been times where I had to wash off my eye makeup with my cleanser and this makeup did not budge. I haven't gone swimming wearing this makeup so I don't know if chlorine or salt water removes it.
Tear proof lol
Having an emotional melt down? No need to worry! Your mascara may run but not this foundation lol.
Excellent color range
The ColorStay line has a ton of colors to choose from unlike most drugstore brands...There are also two formulas to choose from: Normal/Dry and Combination/Oily. (If you are a woman of color, the combination/oily line has a better color selection.)
Natural looking coverage
I would say this makeup is medium to full coverage.
Things that can be a "Con"
This makeup doesn't have a pump so it can be a little messy having to pour it out onto your hand. It would also be more sanitary if it had a pump.
Expensive for drugstore
This makeup is quite expensive for drugstore makeup ranging from 10 to 14 dollars.
You have to work quick when applying it because it dries fast. If you wait too long inbetween "coats" you may run into trouble blending.
Tip: Use a slightly damp foundation brush to place the makeup on your skin and then buff out with a round brush like a blush or small powder brush. Just remember that this makeup is waterproof so if your brush has too much water the foundation won't apply right. lol
Can be tough to remove
I just figured out that I need to remove this makeup with an oil based cleanser for gentle and effective cleaning. I use coconut oil to remove it from my skin. It will take several washes and a toner to remove with a regular cleanser...unless the cleanser is very harsh. (If you use a cleanser to remove Colorstay be sure to use a toner and a cotton ball to make sure you got it all! lol
Check out my full review and application on YouTube :D
Revlon Colorstay Full Review/Application (Combination/Oily)(old formula)- NaturalMe4C
Crystal aka Kriss
Hey! I'm Crystal, an energetic married mother of two who is on a journey to become the woman God has meant for me to be. I'm sharing my journey in hopes to inspire others to be comfortable with who they are. Here you will find lots of things ranging from natural hair care, beauty, marriage fun, spirituality, and more!
Remember to be who you are and not the person others think you should be!
Last Relaxer Date:
February 3, 2012
Big Chop Date:
August 5th 2012