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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation

Evil scars, Acne, Bumps, large pores and oiliness, those are the things that I hate about my face. I've tried a lot of products in the market to solve my problem, but I just haven't met the perfect solution for it. So a good foundation is what I really need if I want to achieve a temporary flawless looking face (specially on important events). I haven't tried a lot of drugstore liquid foundation because since you all know, I am  "kuripot" so I always go for local brand like Ever Bilena. So I am very glad to receive this baby from my Aunt who gave this to me for FREE! Yehey!

Yes, it's the super famous and most rave drugstore liquid foundation from Revlon, the Colorstay Liquid Foundation for Combi/Oily Skin. After reading a lot of reviews and youtube videos, my hands are itching to have this and see if it will work for me. Glad to know that it did not disappoint me!
To those who are not yet familiar with this particular foundation, here's the information about the Revlon colorstay:

"Longwearing 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."

It is available in 20 shades, but majority are in pink undertones. Fortunately, Aunt got the yellow undertone for me which is the 300 Golden Beige shade.
Here's what the foundation claims.

The bottle doesn't come with a pump and it is made up of heavy glass.
The foundation looks like darker in the bottle, but upon application it actually differs.

Here's how the product looks like inside.

On the swatch:
 (err, blogger roughen the images once again. My freckles are not that obvious in personal)

 It matches my skin tone when applied on my hand.
The foundation only needs your hand to blend it.
See how it covers and hides my freckles on my hand?
After 10 minutes.

On my face:

I did not put any concealer or primer underneath. See how it even-out my skin tone and minimize my pores. It also mattifies my skin.

After more than 8 hours:
I retouched only at the middle of the day with a very thin face powder using my Maybelline Shine Free Foundation. And yes, the foundation was still there!

 Flash Photography:
Instant Flawless face!

Honestly,  the shade that I got is quite lighter than my face. So it tends to give me whitecast on flash photography, but it oxidize after an hour so the shade matches my skintone.

The Good Points:
- Matte
- Sweatproof
- Great coverage
- Doesn't feel heavy
- A little goes a long way
- Good for oily or combination skin
- It stays long even in humid heat
- Great for picture taking / photography (if you got the right shade)
- Needs only minimal retouching or 1 blotting paper if you have extremely oily skin

The bad side:
- Expensive (for me)
(it cost around P900 on drugstores here in the Philippines, so better check out online store which sell this around P550 and up)
- Doesn't come with a pump
- Some says they don't like the scent (but it doesn't bother me)
- Combi/Oily skin formula may tends to dry some parts of your face if you are in fully aircondition room
- It dries fast so blend immediately
- The bottle is super heavy
- Majority of the shades are pink undertone so you'd better find which shade matches yours
- Some did break out with this foundation

Application : For me, I prefer my fingers to apply the foundation rather than my liquid foundation brush because it streaks a bit. With fingers, it helps to melt the foundation. You can use primer if you want and moisturizer if you have parts on your skin which are dry.

Setting Powder : You only need a thin powder to set this foundation because it tends to look cakey if you overdo it. You can also use dark powder foundation if the shade is a bit lighter than you and vice versa.

I also use this to my clients and I really love how it stays on their face despite of sweat, tears and humid heat!
And for me, this is by far the best foundation I ever tried when it comes to coverage and staying formula.

(If you want to pre-order, you can ask PrettyThrifty Shop)

And that's it.
How bout you gals, have you tried this foundation?
What's your experience?


  1. Wow! It looks so flawless! I'll check this one out when I go to Revlon Counter. Thanks for sharing sis. Stay pretty! :)

    1. Hi Zel! Nice to see you again on my blog. Hehe thanks for the comment. Much better if you will buy online, much cheaper kesa sa mall :)

    2. Can you put a link for the online shop ur referring to?or Ung pangalan na lng.

    3. Online? How can you be so sure that it is original? And same sa revlon store? Katakot kasi andame ko nakikita ganyan sa divi.

    4. Online? How can you be so sure that it is original? And same sa revlon store? Katakot kasi andame ko nakikita ganyan sa divi.

    5. Hi Hazel, the one I reviewed was sent to me from states, pero you can buy on trusted store online and I haven't seen knocks off of revlon.

  2. very nioe coverage hun =) i think the price is worth it =)

  3. yep colorstay is a staple talaga if you want a long wearing drugstore foundation for oily/combination skin :) I love revlon base products and lippies <3

    1. Yup. Super important pala talaga if you have a good foundation.

  4. hmm.. Sadly, I do think it didn't work on me. I much like the Maybelline Mineral Foundation compared to this one. It super liquidy and yep it's a thin kind foundation. Pero 1st time ko palang sya nagamit, Kakabili ko lang so try ko ulit. Baka naman hindi ko lang sya na -appreciate ngayon, super init kasi ng panahon. I used it today on my Friends wedding celeb.

    1. It always depends on your application technique. It has 2 kinds kasi, one for oily/combi skin and one for dry skin, which one do you have? It's sweat proof, I have tried and tested this foundation, the only problem I experienced was it looks patchy if did not apply correctly and the white cast on pictures :)

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