I've seen many beauty bloggers rave about Revlon Colorstay for Combo/Oily skin, so I decided to try it out. My conclusion? I just don't get it. It smelled like paint, seemed oily, was so streaky and hard to blend and made me shinny. No thank you. I was on the market for something new, but I will stick to what I've been using for the past few years: L'Oreal Infallible Advanced Never Fail Foundation. Loves it. Why mess with a good thing?
Finish: Natural - looks matte/satin to me
Staying Power: Claims to last up to 18 hours, but let's be realistic ladies. Nothing is going to last for 18 hours on your skin. That's just a ridiculous claim. This does stick with me throughout the work day. I mean, it doesn't look like it did at 7 a.m., but I'm pleased with it. I have yet to find anything else that covers all day like this foundation does especially with the greasy skin I was so lucky to have been blessed with.
Setting my foundation: I have extremely fair skin. I do frequently use self-tanner so my skin tone changes depending on if I've been keeping up with sunless tanning or not (sometimes I get lazy and embrace the vamp look). I obviously buy different shades of foundation; one for my natural fair skin and one for my self-tanned skinned. A few years ago I started using Clinique's Stay Matte Sheer Pressed Powder in Invisible Matte for two reasons. 1) The foundation already provides medium coverage so I don't need a heavy powder as it would look super cakey. 2) Since my skin color varies, I can use the invisible matte no matter what color I am.
Pump: I love the pump on the bottle. It's so easy to dispense the right amount of foundation without wasting any. I've read complaints in reviews that the pump clogs. Yah, it's going to clog if when you dispense the foundation, you leave some product in the pump. DURR! Just make sure you get all the product out of the pump and it won't clog. It's not rocket science. I just take my foundation brush and poke the pump with it. If it does ever clog, I just use my tweezers to unclog. It's really not a big deal and this should be expected with any pump.
Below is a swatch of the 2 shades I wear: Classic Ivory (603) and Nude Beige (605):
And a picture of my face wearing Nude Beige (605) in natural sunlight, and about 4 hours after initial application. I'm wearing the foundation, Clinique powder mentioned above, blush and bronzer. I have not touched-up.
See, it hasn't failed me yet! It's still holding up well midway through my day plus it's a bargain compared to department store prices for foundation. I will def be sticking to this foundation for now. I'm sorry I ever cheated on you with Revlon Colorstay. I promise it won't happen again.