August 2, 2018

Revlon Colorstay Full Cover Foundation

A few weeks ago, Revlon launched a new full coverage foundation! Available in 16 shades, the Colorstay Full Cover foundation is supposed to be lightweight on the skin, have a matte finish and last up to 24 hours, without looking cakey or dry.

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Revlon Colorstay Full Cover Foundation Review Photos Swatches Before After MAC Equivalents NW25

When I tried the Full Cover foundation for the first time, I wasn't sure how it was going to work with my skin type because the texture is very thick and feels greasy. But much to my surprise, it works really well with my oily skin!

I wore it a few times for more more than 12 hours, it keeps my oils at bay for about 4 hours and never separate on me. And the weather is particularly hot and humid these days, so I'm very impressed!

I like to set it with a bit of loose powder though, but it doesn't need to be a matte powder as the foundation is already very mattifying. I prefer to use a light powder, like the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Microfinishing Loose Powder. All I want to do is set the foundation to prevent separation and the silica based powders are perfect for that.

If your skin is very oily, I recommend to apply more powder on your nose (especially on the sides, where the skin is usually more oily), otherwise the foundation can separate!

Revlon Colorstay Full Cover Foundation Review Photos MAC Comparisons

The Colorstay Full Cover foundation starts off with a slightly dewy finish and takes a few minutes to turn into a semi-matte finish.

By the way, this foundation is fragrance free! It has a plastic smell but it doesn't linger on the skin.

This is NOT a full coverage foundation though. It provides medium coverage that is slightly buildable. It looks beautiful on the skin, especially if I apply it with a Beautyblender. It doesn't accentuate my dry patches either.

Revlon Colorstay Full Cover Foundation Review Swatches Before After 150 Buff NC15
Revlon Colorstay Full Cover Foundation in 150 Buff (without primer or powder)

This foundation has a built in primer (so a primer is not needed!) but I tried it with two different primers just to see how it would perform. I had great results with the Urban Decay De-Slick Complexion Primer, it made my skin look very matte (for up to 5 hours!), although I wouldn't recommend this combo unless your skin is extremely oily.

I tried it with the Clarins SOS Primer in 01 Rose too, and the luminous finish was very pretty but unfortunately my skin was very shiny by the 2 hours mark.

Revlon Colorstay Full Cover Foundation Ingredient List

Now the sad part is that the shade range isn't that great, I only have 12 of the shades (there are 16 shades in total) but some of the colors are way too similar!

I can barely tell the difference between the colors 200, 210, 220 and 240. There's a small variation in the undertones, but the difference is minimal.

I hope Revlon will extend the shade range because the formula is awesome for those of us with oily skin!

Revlon Colorstay Full Cover Foundation Swatches 110 150 200 210 220 240 NW15 NC15 NW25
Swatches on fair skin (NC10-NC15)

110 Ivory is slightly darker than NW15 and has pink undertones.

150 Buff is a bit darker than NC15 and has neutral, slightly beige undertones.

200 Nude is similar to NW25 and has pink undertones.

210 Sand Beige is a bit darker than NW25 and has neutral, slightly beige undertones.

220 Natural Beige is similar to NW25 and has pink undertones.

240 Medium Beige is similar to NW25 and has peachy pink undertones.

Revlon Colorstay Full Cover Foundation Swatches 310 320 330 390 405 420 MAC NW30 NC40 NW50
Swatches on fair skin (NC10-NC15)

310 Warm Golden is slightly darker than NW30 and has neutral, slightly pink undertones.

320 True Beige is darker than NW35 and has neutral, slightly pink undertones.

330 Natural Tan is similar to NC40 and has neutral, slightly gold undertones.

390 Early Tan is darker than NW35 and has beige, slightly pink undertones.

405 Almond is similar to NC45 and has yellow undertones.

420 Mahogany is similar to NW50 and has neutral undertones.

Revlon Colorstay Full Cover Foundation Coverage Oily Skin Matte MAC NW35 NC45

The Revlon Colorstay Full Cover Foundation retails for $17 CAD for 30ml and is available at Ulta, Target and Walgreens.

(I received these products in order to evaluate them and give my opinion, but rest assured that my comments are always honest and impartial. This post contains affiliate links.)

2 comments:

  1. Oh this looks nice. I just got a tube to try and need to use it right away. I really love the traditional colour stay foundation. It looks really good on you

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