Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Revlon color stay for normal to dry skin

Revlon colorstay is probably the most famous drugstore foundation in North America. It's a liquid foundation that comes in a wide range of color and two finishes, one for normal to oily skin and one for normal to dry skin. The former offers a bit more coverage.

I own the normal to dry skin version in the color 150 buff which is an ivory color. 
What I like about this foundation is that it gives a medium coverage and that the color I chose is great for covering redness. It has a satin finish.

Here's my face prior to application of the foundation
And now with the foundation
As you can see it does highlight a bit the redness around my eyes, but it covers  redness quite well.

  • Extensive color range
  • good staying power
  • Provides a solid medium coverage
  • Natural satin finish
  • Can be a bit drying
  • The coverage is not buildable, it becomes cakey when you layer it
  • No pump
I think this is a very good foundation for the price, and it's quite hard to fin a drugstore foundation with neutral or yellow undertone in the fair shades. I wouldn't say this is my HG  foundation for my skin type, but this foundation is a great value. I think it's better for less dry skin tones. 


  1. My God, woman. How many foundations do you have again? :P A cakey foundation isn't a good foundation imo, but the two pictures are very different. The latter showing better results.

  2. Haha I have showed all of my foundations now, I swear! But this one isn't caky when you put one layer, it's just not buildable like the MUFE one. I got a bit obsessed about covering my rosacea last year. But now I'm allowed to have too foundations and one tinted moisturizer so this one is on the list to be eliminated.

  3. I've tried the other version, for combination to oily skin, and I remember being quite happy with that one.