Revlon Colorstay Foundation for Combination/Oily Skin [Product Review]


Ah, foundation. I don't think I'm alone when I say it's the bane of my existence. I thought I'd finally found The One but unfortunately, although I loved it, I couldn't support that brand anymore. The quest for The One had to continue. Could it be Revlon's Colorstay Foundation for Combination/Oily Skin?




I had high hopes for this Revlon foundation. I'd seen people whose recommendations I trust rave about it. It comes in different formulas based on different skin types. There's a surprisingly good shade range for a drugstore foundation. It was looking hopeful.

Unfortunately, it's not The One. Although it looks fabulous in the picture above, this photograph was taken right after application - most foundation looks good when you've just applied it! And I was clearly having a good skin day as well.

It's not necessarily a bad foundation. The coverage is light/medium, but this can easily be built up to full. It comes in a functional pump bottle and the shade was a great match for my skin. It had no smell, offensive or otherwise, and although not the cheapest foundation you can get, it's not eye wateringly expensive and it took me a good long time to finish the bottle.

Unfortunately, it's lasting power isn't too good. After being at work for a few hours, it would have either slid off my face or be clinging to small dry patches on my skin - not a good look.

I suspect that this is a good foundation if you don't have problem skin - it did always look really nice when I'd just applied it. Unfortunately, I do have problem skin so this foundation just isn't for me!

Maybe the formula for dry skin is better?