The Revlon Colorstay Makeup Foundation is housed in a cylindrical glass bottle with a black cap and pump dispenser. The bottle is transparent with product details written on it in white. The packaging is sturdy and the pump dispenser is of good quality pumping out just the right amount leading to no wastage.
Product Claims –
- Wears for up to 24 hours.
- Flawless look, light weight feel.
Shade- There are six shades in this range, three under oily/combination skin and three under normal/dry skin category. My shade is Warm Golden under the oily/combination skin category. However I must say it is not a perfect match for my skin. I’m fair with yellow undertones.
The shade is a perfect match for people with fair complexion and pink undertones. Warm golden seemed like a colour with yellow undertones which I assumed from the presence of the words ‘warm’ and ‘golden’ in it.
Also the SA at the counter suggested this shade for me. The shade isn’t horribly wrong, I still make it work, by mixing it with another foundation to change the undertone from pink to yellow.
Texture- The foundation is a bit liquid mousse type more than normal creamy formulation. Having said that, I’d also like to add that it’s neither disappearing, nor light weight like a regular mousse formula.
When I apply it, I do feel like I have foundation on my skin which is not something I prefer. Being a L’Oreal Nude Magic liquid to powder foundation loving girl, it’s hard for me to accept a foundation that feels even a little bit heavy. The smell is very mild which is a big relief for me.
Pigmentation & Finish – Revlon Colorstay Makeup Foundation is a bit stretchy hence a little difficult to work with. It doesn’t move very smoothly on the skin. You have to work in small sections and work real quick. It is a medium coverage foundation that turns matte on application. It settles a bit in fine lines and setting with loose powder is a must.
There is a possibility of whitish cast because of the presence of SPF15. I didn’t face breakouts or any problem with the foundation, but I’d recommend usage of a moisturizer or a primer underneath because I have seen problems of breakouts with a lot of other users. Also stick by your skin type. If a shade of oily/combination matches you perfectly but you are dry or normal skinned then please do not purchase it.
Staying Power– Not really a 24hrs foundation, but it stays put; for a very long time. Even the wildest of summers couldn’t take it off me real soon even though I perspire and grime a lot. This is a big plus indeed. Normally it stays for around 5-6 hours on me with a fixing powder on top.
Revlon Colorstay Makeup Foundation (Price 995INR for 30ml)
I love Revlon Colorstay Makeup Foundation despite all its shortcomings. The shade didn’t suit me otherwise I’d be even happier with it. The pink undertone in the foundation totally puts me off and I have to set it with powder with golden undertones to balance it. The slightly heavy and elastic feel to the foundation is also quite uncomfortable.
But mostly I feel they should have had more shades in the range and also there are very limited options for dusky women. Indian women mostly have yellow to neutral undertones hence Revlon should have looked into this before launching the shade collection. A big con!
*Written By Bhramari Biswas