Revlon ColorStay Makeup Foundation is easily one of the best high street foundations I’ve tried; it’s available in a great range of shades (I’m not the palest!), it provides a medium coverage that’s buildable to high and it’s also available in two finishes depending on your skin type – Normal/Dry or Combination/Oily; I would guess the difference is the oil content, but I could be wrong. I’ve been playing with the Normal/Dry variant which gives a lovely, slightly dewy finish that is very natural and skin-like.
Revlon ColorStay Makeup Foundation used to be housed in an apparently tricky to work with bottle, but it has recently been moved over to a much more accessible pump-style applicator. I find that two good pumps is more than enough to give me a full face, with the coverage level I like. I apply this with my tarte The Buffer brush and work a layer across my face before adding a bit more on areas that need extra help. I find it blends so well with my skin and it feels really good too – it’s very light on the skin, even though it contains a decent SPF20.
If you’re like me and often struggle to find a foundation shade pale enough for your skin tone then this is the foundation for you! In this range I’m 150, Buff, which is the second palest; 110, Ivory, is actually too pale for me – I can’t remember the last time I said that about a foundation! Both 110 and 150 lean mostly neutral with a slightly yellow undertone which should, in theory, mean they’ll flatter most undertones, although obviously it’s well worth getting swatchy with it in-store first. In the above picture it’s the usual bare face, then colour corrected, then foundation, then full face of make-up.
I really like the Revlon ColorStay Makeup Foundation and I’ve found myself reaching for it regularly as it gives such a lovely natural finish whilst still providing really good coverage, a balance which is extremely tricky to strike. It also lasts really well and whilst it definitely starts wearing as the day goes on, it still mostly holds up a decent coverage and it doesn’t oxidise of separate. I’ve always liked Revlon but strangely I don’t have a lot of their products in my kit, and I think it’s purely because their stand is right at the back of my local Boots so I rarely check them out. My experience of this foundation has definitely encouraged me to seek them out more regularly, especially as they have some great new arrivals that have recently launched, such as the Velvety Matte Lip Colors and the new mascara collection. The ColorStay Makeup Foundation is £9.99.