I’m a big fan of drugstore/affordable beauty products. As much as I love splurging on a few items, especially since I’m a sucker for pretty packaging, there is nothing better than finding a fantastic beauty item that doesn’t leave a dent in your wallet. I live in a tiny town so not having to drive an hour to a Sephora or Ulta is always a plus.
Like most of my beauty purchases, I wanted this foundation after all the great reviews I had seen on Pinterest/You Tube and the blogs I follow. I am so impressed with the drugstore foundations I’ve tried so far and the fact that this was for combination/oily skin only made me want it more. I would say I have pretty normal skin, but my nose always ends up oily after a few hours. During the Summer months, my t-zone gets oily too. It’s not that bad and nothing that a little powder won’t fix, but I wanted to try a product that wouldn’t make me powder my nose a few times a day.
This is one of the few foundations I use, since I previously reviewed the L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte and the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundations, this week I will focus on the other foundations I use so stay tuned!
Revlon Colorstay Foundation – Combination/Oily:
Official Description from Website: America’s most-loved longwear foundation*, now with a convenient pump applicator and SPF. Flawless, matte coverage that lasts up to 24 hours. Comfortable, lightweight formula specifically made for combination or oily skin to control oil absorption and shine. Long wearing coverage with a lightweight formula that won’t cake, fade, or rub off. With Time Release Technology specifically formulated for combination or oily skin to control oil absorption and shine. Your look stays flawless throughout the day.
Price: $10.99 * 1.0 Fl. Oz.
– Flawless, matte finish for up to 24 hours
– 20 beautiful, longwearing shades
– Buildable to full coverage
– Contains salicylic acid to balance skin over time
– SPF 15
Like I said before, I am super impressed with drugstore foundations! I like them better than the few high-end foundations I’ve tried and this one is my second favorite foundation. What impressed me right away was the range of color options, they have about 20 different shades and they are categorized between cool, warm and neutral shades. I love when foundation colors are categorized like this, especially since they don’t have testers in drugstores (although I fully admit to looking for an already open product so I can test it out too). I especially loved that they had so many neutral options, since that is what I use.
I went with shade Sand Beige (180) which was a pretty damn good color match for me. Not too yellow or pink or too dark for my pale skin. I loved that this applied the same with a beauty blender and a buffing brush (although I have been favoring the buffing brush lately for foundation application). The coverage is really good, although I prefer a lighter coverage, this does build up easily to a full coverage. Considering this is targeted for oily skin, it wasn’t a flat matte finish like I imagined and was surprised by how luminous the finish was.
Out of all the foundations I use, this controls my shine the best! It doesn’t take care of it completely as I did have to powder my nose after a few hours, but it was only once and it really did a great job at keeping down the shine. Obviously, I was very happy with this foundation. I loved the color selection, the coverage, the finish, and the price. I don’t try many Revlon products (I usually stick with L’Oreal and Maybelline) but after this I want to try more of their products. Especially from their PhotoReady collection!
Let me know some of your favorite drugstore foundations. Do you use any of the Revlon foundations?