Tuesday, October 22, 2013

REVIEW: Revlon Colorstay 24 Hour Foundation For Combo/ Oily Skin

If there's only ONE thing I could invest in makeup wise, I'd definitely go for foundation. Who doesn't want even, flawless skin? I know I do! Today, I'm going to be reviewing one of my most reached for foundations and a cult favorite, the Revlon Colorstay 24 Hour Foundation for Combo/ Oily Skin. 

WHAT IT CLAIMS: Colorstay makeup with SoftFlex provides lightweight comfort, so you feel like you're not wearing makeup. Looks fresh for up to 16 hours. 

WHAT I THINK ABOUT IT: I had been lusting over the Revlon Colorstay foundation for a long time before Revlon was officially launched in Pakistan. I think God finally heard my prayers and Revlon was launched in Pakistan a little over a year ago and that's when I immediately grabbed this foundation! Keep on reading to find out if it makes the cut for me. 

I don't really like the packaging much. I wish the foundation came with a pump because without it, application can get really messy sometimes. Also, since it's in a glass bottle, it really isn't ideal for travelling because it can break easily. I've already broken two bottles before this one!


Now, before I get started on the full review, let me just give you a breakdown of my skin type. I have combo to oily skin. My cheeks are normal, they aren't too oily or too dry, but I have a T-zone which looks like it's had an oil spill as the day wears on. I have large pores around my nose and I even breakout sometimes. I also have some minor acne scarring on my cheeks. Sounds like I won the lottery, right? 

There are two types of the Revlon Colorstay foundation; one for combo/ oily skin and one for normal/ dry skin. I grabbed the one for combo/ oily skin. I can honestly say that this foundation really helped control the oils on my skin. I usually get oily in an hour or two if I don't have anything on my skin, but with the help of this foundation and a good setting powder, I can actually stretch that up to 4 or 5 hours! For me, that is phenomenal! It has medium but definitely build able coverage. It does a good job of covering most of my imperfections. I rarely need to use a concealer when I use this foundation. It also doesn't get cakey, which is another bonus. 

This foundation does have a thick consistency and due to this, some people might find it feels a bit heavy on their skin. I personally don't have that problem since I don't tend to layer on too much. 

My skin gets clogged very easily, so I tend to breakout from foundations sometimes. This however, has not made me breakout and for me, that is just amazing. Another plus about the Revlon Colorstay Foundation is that it is non-transferable. This means that it won't get all over everything that it comes into contact with. 

I wouldn't say this lasts 24 hours, since I have never worn makeup for 24 hours, but this does hold up pretty well through out the day. When I go to take off my makeup at night, I can still see a ton of it coming off on the wipe. 

One thing you should keep in mind while using this foundation is that it dries super quickly. You can't just dot it all over your face at once and then blend since it will get dry and make blending really, really hard. With this foundation, you'll need to dot the foundation on in sections and then blend. Since it is build able, you can also easily add layers on. 

As you can see from the above pictures, the Revlon Colorstay Foundation does an awesome job of covering flaws. I made a little circle with a black pen in the first picture and in the second picture, I blended some of the foundation on top of it. To fully cover it, I used three thin layers. If you look really closely, you can still see a little bit of the black pen peeking from underneath the foundation, but using a little bit of concealer would definitely solve that problem. 

I should add that this foundation smells absolutely disgusting! I don't know why, but it smells like paint which is really gross. I can't really smell it once it's on my face because my nose isn't really sensitive, but if I catch a whiff of this in the bottle, I will cringe. It has such a plastic-y smell! 

The Revlon Colorstay Foundation comes in a whopping selection of 20 shades. That is awesome for a drugstore product, which are notorious for their limited shade range. 

The shade I got, 360 Golden Caramel, is darker than my skin tone, but I easily fix that by mixing it in with another, lighter foundation.

PRICE AND AMOUNT: I got this for 1770 PKR and it contains 30 mL of product. 

AVAILABILITY: I got this from Scentsation Dolmen Mall, Clifton Karachi. It is available at all Revlon counters. 


-It has amazing coverage 

-It controls the shine on your face nicely 

-It doesn't look cakey 

-The foundation has build able coverage 

-It is long lasting

-It doesn't break you out 

-It has an amazing color selection 


-It smells horrendous 

-Blending can get a bit tricky 

-It feels heavy on your face 

OVERALL VIEW: I really like this foundation! It is absolutely amazing. If you are on the look out for a new foundation, I highly suggest you try this. 

Have you tried the Revlon Colorstay 24 Hour Foundation For Combo/ Oily skin? What do you think about it? 

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  1. I really love this foundation for its coverage and longevity.However,finding a shade match in this foundation can be a pain.The shade warms up after wearing and even a good shade match can look dark after sometime.Great review.kudos ^_^

    1. I totally agree! With this foundation, I don't mind getting a darker color with yellow undertones. I usually mix in the darker color with another foundation of lighter color and it gives me the most perfect match ever! I've worn this during the day and nobody could tell I put foundation on my face. They thought my skin looked flawless!
      For reference, I mixed the Revlon Colorstay shade Golden Caramel with the Loreal Infalliable foundation in shade Vanilla. :) xx