Makeup + Skincare

Revlon Colorstay

28th March 2017

In my search for the perfect foundation, I discovered a couple of highstreet brand foundations I’ve fallen in love with. And Revlon Colorstay is one of them!

Specially formulated for oily/combination skin, Colorstay is a medium coverage foundation which claims to last 24 hours. Whilst I’ll never test that claim, I’ve found this foundation does last well.

The formula is quite light in consistency and is slightly sheer. The coverage is even and good, but definitely more lightweight than other medium coverage foundations I’ve tried. I love how luminous this formula is and how it looks on the skin. Whilst it’s not full coverage, it looks flattering and natural. It’s build-able to a fuller coverage if preferred.

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Colorstay is my Summer foundation. It ticks all the boxes I had when considering the Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea foundation. Whilst I’d still love to try that, this was an easier impulse purchase at £12.99.

It includes a broad-spectrum SPF 15. I’m wary of relying on products which include SPF for full protection. But certainly for the UK I think this is great. I’ve vowed to wear SPF this year all the time, even on slightly sunny days at home. However it’s good to know if I forget there’s some protection in my foundation.

Colorstay dries to a matte finish which doesn’t look dry at all and actually still has a lovely velvety look.

This foundation is perfect for hotter, humid weather. Not only does it contain an SPF, but it’s brilliant at lasting even when skin is oily. It wears nicely and maintains it’s luminous look throughout the day. I like that it’s a more lightweight foundation but it still covers my problem areas and looks even on the skin.

There are 20 shades in the range. I picked up medium beige which is slightly warmer than my skintone but a reasonable match.

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  • Candice Petersen
    28th March 2017 at 9:21 am

    I’ve heard a lot of amazing things about this foundation!

    Beauty Candy Loves

    • Amy
      4th April 2017 at 12:29 pm

      I’m loving it! X

  • Gemma (Miss Makeup Magpie)
    28th March 2017 at 9:39 am

    This is one of my faves but I have the dry version! So glad they now have pumps xx

    • Amy
      4th April 2017 at 12:29 pm

      I hate it when a foundation comes without a pump X

  • Allure La Vie
    28th March 2017 at 10:41 am

    I love the sound of this, I have dry skin but I think it may work okay. X

    • Amy
      4th April 2017 at 12:29 pm

      Gemma has a dry version apparently, I didn’t realise they had others (doh!) so it might be worth checking that out X

  • Parie
    28th March 2017 at 11:03 am

    I love this foundation, great for everyday wear! x

    • Amy
      4th April 2017 at 12:29 pm

      It is! X

  • Roxie Ferguson
    28th March 2017 at 11:43 am

    This is one of my favourite ‘drugstore’ foundations. The light shades are a little too yellowy, but I find that I can just about make them work.

    • Amy
      4th April 2017 at 12:30 pm

      Same here! X

  • Makeup Musings
    28th March 2017 at 1:21 pm

    I haven’t actually tried any revlon products before but as I’m writing note about budget beauty, I will have to check this out xx

    • Amy
      4th April 2017 at 12:30 pm

      This one is well worth checking out X

  • Lenne Zulkiflly
    28th March 2017 at 1:31 pm

    I have yet to try this foundation. Even so, I’ve heard a lot of good reviews about it! 🙂

    • Amy
      4th April 2017 at 12:31 pm

      It’s a good one X

  • Mammafulzo
    28th March 2017 at 1:38 pm

    This sounds good but I would have to pick up their version for dry skin, it is a foundation I have thought for years that I must try but I haven’t ever tried it, I need to change that asap xxxx

    • Amy
      4th April 2017 at 12:31 pm

      It’s well worth checking out. Gemma said below she has the dry version and loves it. I hope you like it if you try it X

  • Georgia Hathaway
    28th March 2017 at 2:05 pm

    I normally wear premium foundations but I tried this before and was pleasantly surprised by it! It’s not bad at all for a drugstore foundation.

    Georgia x

    • Amy
      4th April 2017 at 12:34 pm

      Agreed X

  • Cassandra Myee
    31st March 2017 at 11:22 pm

    I have used the one for normal skin in the past but didn’t get along with it, so this one sounds like a better option!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

  • Gem
    1st April 2017 at 12:04 pm

    I used to use this one when I had oily skin but I had to change everything once I started getting dry patches!

    Gemma x |

    • Amy
      4th April 2017 at 12:35 pm

      Ah that’s a shame! X

  • Laura Louise
    2nd April 2017 at 3:22 pm

    This is legit my favourite high street foundation at the mo! x

    • Amy
      4th April 2017 at 12:36 pm

      Same here, it’s fab! X

  • Amy
    4th April 2017 at 12:34 pm

    I hope you like it if you try it! X

  • Amy
    4th April 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Ah that’s a shame. I didn’t notice that so hopefully they’ve resolved it with this formula X

  • Amy
    4th April 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Totally X

  • Amy
    4th April 2017 at 12:35 pm

    I can definitely recommend this one! X

  • Amy
    4th April 2017 at 12:35 pm

    I’ve been loving it X

  • Amy
    4th April 2017 at 12:35 pm

    I really love it! Sad I only just discovered it. Thanks 🙂 X

  • Sophie
    6th April 2017 at 10:24 am

    I tried this too as i heard it was meant to be good for oily skin – it didn’t react well with mine 🙁 The only foundation I’ve ever been able to rely on is doublewear! Hopefully one day i can find a better high street alternative!! x


  • Karen Williams
    11th April 2017 at 9:19 am

    I used to use this a lot. Haven’t tried it in awhile.

    Karen x
    JinksyBeauty x

  • Rachel Stinson
    24th April 2017 at 8:02 pm

    Heard lots about this! Loved your review 🙂 sounds like it would be good for long stuffy days in the office. Xxx

    Rach |

  • Jordyn Pamela
    21st May 2017 at 3:15 am

    I’m wearing this foundation as we speak and I love it! A girl at work today said, “Jordyn, your skin looks so soft!” I was flattered! I have the same vow to wear SPFs wether that is in my makeup or a sunscreen I would apply before my makeup. It’s so important to protect your skin. Great review! xx

    Jordyn //