3.15.2014

Review - Revlon Color Stay Foundation

I don't use foundations on an everyday basis, and only reserve it for special occasions like a wedding or a party, yet I've bought two foundations in the past month, seriously no rhyme or reason! In case of Revlons Color Stay Foundation, I was leaving for my friends wedding and wanted something that was full coverage and would last ages which is what the claims for this particular foundation are, so I got my hands on one. Let's see how it really fared.. 


First things first, this foundation comes without a pump but I've used foundations that lack pumps before so it doesn't really bother me. The fact that the actual consistency of the foundation is non-watery and runny ensures that even without a pump, you're not left with a mess on your hands or down the bottle. Since I chose the shade online, and tried my best to do a lot of research ad swatch examination, the shade I ordered is actually a lighter than what I would wear but a little bit of mixing with one of the darker foundations in my collection, solves that problem.

On to the actual foundation itself, it is freakin fantastic! It stays on for hours without oxidizing or getting patchy along with giving you medium-full coverage with the first layer. While it wasn't necessary, I wanted to see how the foundation fared when a second layer was applied, and boy was I pleased. It didn't get cakey or make me look like a mannequin which is always a good thing in my books haha. I have incredibly dark circles so it didn't completely cover those, but in all honesty I've never had a product that could completely eliminate those pools of darkness beneath my eyes haha. Other than that, all the redness and  unevenness on my face was gone immediately after I applied the first layer of foundation with a very light hand.

The only thing you need to be careful about is being very quick to blend it, otherwise you're in for a ton of buffing and unflattering results. Start with small portions of your face, apply a bit of foundation and immediately start buffing it in before moving on to another part and repeating the actions. The finish you're left with is a semi-matte one, my absolute favorite.


Please excuse the lack of anything on my face in this before and after where I have nothing but good old moisturizer slapped on in the before picture. As is visible, my skin tone is evened out naturally, the redness around my nose and chin area has dissapeared and to some extent my dark circles have also been reduced.
As embarrassing as the before picture is for my to post, I really does show how this foundation gives off a 'natural' finish even though it is a full coverage foundation. While it is not the lightest foundation to wear, I certainly expected my face to feel caked up after application, and I'm glad to report that it didn't.

I would definitely recommend this foundation to those who are looking for something with full coverage and amazing long lasting properties, on a budget! It is believed to be an almost exact dupe of MACs Pro Long Wear Foundation, and while I haven't tried that, I'm more than pleased with my purchase. Also the fact that the combo-oily skin version didn't dry out my face or turn it into a grease ball after a couple of hours is worth mentioning.

PRICE - 

American Drug Stores - $9
Local Facebook Stores - Between 1500 & 1800 
I got mine from Beauty Hub (click HERE) for PKR 1500.

Have you tried any of Revlon foundations? Since I'm highly impressed with this one, I want to try out more! Not that I need any more foundations in my life haha.

49 comments:

  1. wow....you look lovely.......It looks so natural....love it....xoxoxo....^_^

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  2. Color Stay is definitely a good foundation. great review :)

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  3. Great review Nayab! My colorstay is on its way to me and now I seriously cannot wait for it.

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    1. haha perfecttt for shaadi season! :)

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  4. Isnt it available in the local stores now ? This seems a keeper :) will buy it in the shadi season :D i dont wear foundations except night events :)

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    1. i think it is but the online deal was really good so i opted for that :)

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  5. oh come on Nayab, you have smooth flawless skin mashAllah and I hardly see any difference between the before and after! meaning ofcourse that you look equally pretty in both :)

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  6. I also got this last month. The texture is quite thick and thats the reason it needs quick blending.

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  7. love love love this foundation ,, nice post :)
    makeupoholics.blogspot.com

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  8. I am using Revlons Photoready n love it
    I ordered this at J4G bt it wasnt available in Oily skin :(

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    1. oh that sucks! its a good find :)

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  9. i am using cover girl and that is ahh-mazing...now i wana try this

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    1. i have heard alottt about the cover girl one. ill see if i get that one too haha

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  10. Im in the shade buff and this foundation for me is just Loveee!! xx

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  11. The shade looks so natural on you! I was thinking to get this one for formal occasions but I just ordered the Covergirl one.

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    1. haha i really want to try the cover girl one too hehe

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  12. I mother has had both PhotoReady and ColorStay(I am too young to have a full face of makeup according to this world) and ColorStay is definitely a great foundation, I obviously sneaked into her makeup drawers trying out her stuff!

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    1. haha trust me you dont need foundation for everyday use! not good for the skin at such a young age :) but great every once in a while.

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  13. You look so glowy with that foundation. Definitely suits you alot.and oh my your hair...They look so soft that I feel like touching your hair.I will soon get warm gold in the same foundation(i already own two other shades ^_^ ).Lets hope it matches perfectly this time.Fingers crossed. lovely post.xoxo

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    1. haha thanks :) i always love reading your comments, theyre always soo thoughtful!

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  14. yes it gives a natural look,suits u alot ..:)
    em still confused abt this foundation :p

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  15. This foundation is on my wishlist! But I've ordered so many things already that now I'm scared of spending more money :P

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  16. This foundation looks lovely on you. I've never tried it before!

    Halima
    Fashionicide // Fashion, with a difference
    xo

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  17. Hey beauty you have a really nice blog,taste and pictures .Visit my blog,and if you like it, follow me on gfc I will do the same =)
    xoxo from Spain
    www.thegrisgirl.blogspot.com.es

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    1. thanks sarah :) will definetly visit your blog soon!

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  18. Hey this one is on my wishlist, n ur review stamped a big yes on it
    Hope I can search right shade for myself :)

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  19. Wow girl, I am absolutely loving the finish on you. Indeed beautiful! x

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  20. Your skin is flawless, you def don't need foundation ;) x

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  21. I really like ur blog Nayab api.I`ve started a blog too but the problem is that I`m only 13 years old & I`m afraid of u know like cyber bullying etc Maybe u could share your blog tips and include different info like parent`s permission,blog names,gadgets,personal info and other stuff too btw I literally love your blog!!!

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    1. just posted a comment on your blog :) please got through that!

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  22. Wow it seems to be a great product.I love the way you covered this product in a very detailed way.Just started reading your blog and it's in my favourite blogs list now:)I want to ask that Is it suitable for summers as well??

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