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.
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.