A holy grail foundation that is available on the high street and costs £12.99? Look no further. This foundation is claimed to be life proof and lasts for 24 hours. Available in two formulas and 43 shades, if you haven’t yet tried Revlon Colorstay, here’s why you need to.
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REVLON COLORSTAY FOUNDATION
This foundation is marketed as being life proof by Revlon and suitable for every skin tone, type and lifestyle. Revlon also claims that this is America’s #1 long wear foundation. Considering the vast amount of foundations on the market from low to high end, these are some hefty claims they are making. Does this foundation live up to these expectations?
THE FORMULA & FINISH
Revlon Colorstay is available in a Combination/Oily skin and Normal/Dry skin formula. As I have oily skin, I need a foundation that is going to help absorb oil throughout the day. It is so difficult trying foundations with oily skin as sometimes you can try one that looks nice when you apply it, but hours into the day you look like an oil slick. I keep repurchasing this foundation because I know that it works really well with my skin. It doesn’t stay completely matte but it also doesn’t look overly oily to the point I would need to touch up. I feel this helps your skin keep quite a natural look, I personally don’t want to look caked in makeup all the time.
REVLON COLORSTAY 24HR WEAR FOUNDATION
This foundation is a perfect consistency. It’s thick enough to work with and apply decent coverage without looking cakey. When I go to work I just use this foundation with my moisturiser and primer. Sometimes I will use a little bit of concealer. I will wear this all day, without touching up. It can wear off a little, for example, around the nose or where my fringe is. This doesn’t bother me as such, I am more concerned about my face not looking oily.
Revlon claim this foundation will last 24hours. For me, this is completely dependent on how warm it is, the other products I wear it with etc. Also, I’m not expecting this to last 24hrs, but it would hold pretty well if I tried it.
SPF 15 FOUNDATION
I love that this has SPF 15 combined into it, it’s important to keep your face protected. This is great if you don’t apply an SPF every day and it happens to be really hot outside, you have less risk of burning your skin. I haven’t had any issues with any flashback as you can get with some products that have SPF in them.
HOLY GRAIL HIGH STREET FOUNDATION?
For me, this foundation does everything I want and need it to do. It gives me a really nice buildable coverage and evens out my skin tone. It keeps my oily skin under control without looking too matte. I find the foundation is true to colour if anything it is slightly lighter than it looks in the bottle at first. It doesn’t oxidize in a noticeable way though, within about a minute you will know if the colour is right for you. My favourite way to apply this foundation is with a sponge, it gives the skin a nice flawless finish. The coverage is medium but definitely buildable.
This foundation is packaged in a glass bottle that comes with a pump, making it very easy to work with. The bottle contains 30ml which is fairly standard for a foundation. Compared to the price of high-end foundations, you are getting a lot of product for (approximately) half the price.
I do want to try more high-end foundations, but I find that this one works for me just fine. I don’t want to waste my money buying other things that may not work or are the wrong colour. It’s safe to say I always keep a backup of this foundation even if I do branch out and try some other ones.
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Have you tried Revlon Colorstay? What are your thoughts on it? If you have a different holy grail foundation let me know what it is in a comment below.
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