Thursday, June 20, 2013

Revlon ColorStay Foundation : Rave

Rather than do a whole product review on this foundation (which this will probably turn into anyway), I thought I would do a rave post on this. I meant to do this when I was in France, but I'm actually very glad that I waited until I came back because that trip just furthered my love for this foundation.

Revlon ColorStay foundation in Normal/Oily is pretty much my holy grail foundation for the summers. I do still wear other foundations, but if I need something to stay put and last all day, this is definitely what I use. I feel as if I've said this one thousand times, but I have oily skin (combo in the winter) and, like most people, the issue gets worse in the summer. I live in Kansas where it gets crazy hot and crazy humid, both disasters for those of us with oily skin. However, this foundation can pretty much live through all of that. It's not the end all be all of oily skin because no matter how much you try to stop it, oil will most likely still leak through, but this controls it so well. It takes hours upon hours for the oil to break through and even at that point, it's minimal. 

Not only have I tested this out in Kansas, but this is the foundation that I took with me to France. I was in the south of France, where it is hot and humid as well and it held up every single day (and my days were often 12+ hours).  

It also doesn't hurt that shade 150, Buff, is pretty much a spot on match for my skin. I love my other foundations, but nothing holds a candle to the staying power and the oil control of the Revlon ColorStay.

I highly suggest this to anyone with oily skin. A+

(all photos copyright Allison Richardson Photography and not available for use without permission)


  1. Girl, I almost bought this today! I spent about fifteen minutes in the aisle of CVS, staring at it. Thinking about it. Now I'm going to have to go back!!

  2. I lovelovelove Revlon's Colorstay. I have yet to find one that works better! However, I also have oily skin, but somehow my skin looks a lot better in the summer. Maybe better eating habits? So I usually switch to a BB Cream whenever the time comes, to have that lighter feel on the skin. Because although Colorstay works wonders, it's still a pretty high coverage foundation and inevitably feels a little heavy on the skin.
    You should check out for more amazing foundations. I always use it when I'm looking to try something new. It helps you find a product that suits your skin type, skin tone and gives you the coverage and finish you're looking for.

    Hope you enjoy it :)

    Xx Lucy

    1. I have the opposite skin of you in the summer, I tend to break out more! It's incredibly annoying, but that's one of the main reasons I switch to the Colorstay in the summer. Also, my skin doesn't tend to like BB creams or at least any of the ones that I've tried. My holy grail foundation is Laura Mercier Silk Creme, but it's far too heavy for the summer. Thanks for the words!