Back in Poland I bought this Revlon Colorstay Foundation for Combination/Oily skin. Back in the day when I used to watch a lot of Youtubers and most people still used drugstore makeup this foundation was all the rage. Everybody was talking about it and I desperately wanted to try it out too. I never actually got the chance to do so, so when I came across it in a drugstore in Poland I just had to take it with me. I ended up buying the version for combination skin in the lightest shade and I’ve been trying and testing it on and off ever since. It has been a while since I got it, about 6 months, so it’s about time for me to review this foundation. So, if you’re interested in finding out more about this foundation, make sure you keep on reading!
Let’s start off by talking about the packaging. The Revlon Colorstay Foundation comes in a very busy packaging. Busy because there is a lot of text on the bottle. Where luxury brands always try to keep things simple and minimalistic, Revlon has decided to put the entire front of their packaging full of text and information about the product. I don’t mind that, I mean it’s convenient. You don’t have to look for information in a stupid little information booklet or somewhere in tiny letters on the bottom of the bottle, but it’s not a pretty look. I don’t think that it’s the prettiest designed bottle I’ve ever seen.
The bottle itself is made out of glass which I appreciate. That makes it feel a little more luxurious than it would if it were made out of plastic. I also really appreciate the fact that this bottle comes with a pump. This makes dispensing the product so much easier and so much less messy. Thank you for that Revlon!
The bottle comes with 30 ml of product which is the standard amount of product for a foundation so I have nothing good or bad to say about that. I just felt like mentioning it, just so you know.
Revlon Colorstay Foundation Combination/Oily – €14,95
Moving on to the product itself. According to Revlon their Colorstay Foundation is America’s number 1 long wear foundation. It comes with a mess-free pump and SPF protection. They claim that their shade range includes shades for every skin tone and type. The foundation itself is supposed to have flawless, matte coverage and it’s supposed to last for up to 24 hours. The foundation is also supposed to be comfortable to wear, have a lightweight formula and this version for oily to combination skin is supposed to control oil and shine. It contains salicylic acid to balance the skin over time. The coverage is supposed to be buildable to a full coverage.
Overall it sounds like this is going to be the perfect drugstore foundation. It actually sounds like everything I was looking for in a foundation when I was a little younger and really struggling with my oily skin. Nowadays I actually do like using more lightweight products and I’m not that into mattifying foundations anymore, but I was still interested in seeing what this is like.
Let’s first talk about the shade since that is something Revlon claimed things about. They say that their shade range has something for every skin tone and type. I chose the lightest shade I could find which is 110 Ivory. This shade is pretty light and seems to have a bit of a pinky undertone. My skin has more of a neutral undertone, but aside from that I had pretty high hopes for it.
Having applied it to my skin a couple of times I have to say that I have had worse shade matches in my life, but it’s not the best match ever. I do think that the shade is nice and light, but it does oxidise a little bit when the foundation dries down and then it does get a little bit darker. But overall, not bad. Not bad!
Moving on to the formula of the foundation. This is a pretty thin foundation and I like that about it. Because of that it’s easy to spread across your face, it makes it easier to blend and it makes it more comfortable to wear. For a matte foundation this foundation is actually pretty lightweight and comfortable and I’m a big fan of that. I really don’t like the feeling of foundation on my skin.
When it comes to the coverage I think this foundation does a pretty good job at covering up my imperfections, but not making it feel or look like a mask. I’d say this foundation has medium to full coverage. It’s definitely buildable to a full coverage, but just one layer of foundation would give you more of a medium coverage. It just evens out my complexion really well, it covers up the redness on my cheeks and it covers up small blemishes. Bigger blemishes will need a bit of concealer, but overall I think this foundation makes my skin look really nice.
The staying power isn’t bad either. I would definitely not say that this foundation stays in place for up to 24 hours, that’s just extreme and I don’t think any foundation could and should be that long wearing, but that’s beside the point. It does stay in place pretty well throughout the day. It’s actually one of the most long wearing drugstore foundations I have tried in a long time!
Overall I do think that the Revlon Colorstay Foundation for Combination to Oily skin is a really nice drugstore foundation. I wouldn’t say it competes with my Dior and Chanel foundation, which I love very dearly, but for a drugstore foundation I’m impressed. I’m impressed by the shade range and the fact that this actually is a pretty good match and I really like the formula of this foundation. It’s light but it still covers up everything I want it to cover up. In general I really like this foundation and I definitely recommend checking it out!
That’s everything for today. I hope you enjoyed reading today’s post and be sure to let me know what you think of this foundation and which drugstore foundation is your favourite!