I’m no drugstore snob but the only foundy that worked well with my oily face was Revlon Colorstay (the original bottle version). My gripe with it though is that it takes some kind of skill to get used to it ~ it’s thick, dries fast, and has a tendency to over-dry my greasy skin at mid-day (there must be something with it that over sucks my sebacious glands).
nuevo. New. Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup caught my eyes as I was browsing the beauty section of Walmart. This retails for $10.94 (price may vary). I picked up True Beige (330), the shade closest to my medium/warm skin tone.
Promise of 24 hour-wear? That’s what the sticker label says. But here’s Revlon’s marketing claim as sourced from their website:
Finally, truly decadent makeup offers ultimate performance. The mousse-like texture feels like silk on your skin. And, the time release formula balances skin for a flawless look. All day flexible wear without flaking, caking or feeling heavy.
The deets. Available in 16 shades. 0.8 fl oz /23.7 ml per glass jar. Medium to full coverage. Soft matte finish. Withstands humidity.
This product comes in a sturdy glass jar which elegantly stood out in the sea of mass market- drugstore brands. Twist open the cap and you’re greeted with an open mouth- I mean, a big well of cream waiting to be scooped out. That’s the unsanitary part ladies. Either dip your fingers (and contaminate) or use a spatula (if you have one). I improvised by using a q-tip to scoop a pearl sized amount and swiped it at the back of my hand.
Consistency-wise, this felt smoother than the original bottle version. It’s definitely more lightweight and easier to blend whether using fingers, stippling brush or flat foundation brush. It rendered a soft matte finish that turned quite dewy on the 6th hour.
The coverage is definitely buildable. There was no need for me to use concealer under my eye area and acne scars. I just finished off with a powder and I’m done for the day.
Promise of long-wear is commendable. I experimented by (1) skipping primer and setting spray (2) following my normal makeup routine (primer + setting spray). Without primer and setting spray, this foundation held up for a good 8 hours, with noticeable shine issues on the 4th hour. With primer and setting spray, it lasted way longer and looked as fresh as when I first put it on. It did survive the hot and humid weather here in Hawaii. 24 hour-wear? C’mon, who wears makeup that long.
Over-all, I’d say this is a must-try. If you’re looking for medium to full coverage that has silky finish, this might be it. I have oily skin and the creaminess wasn’t bothersome at all. This officially replaced my old Colorstay bottle.
Have you tried this product yet?