September 11, 2018

Revlon Colorstay Foundation (Normal/Dry)

Earlier this year I reviewed Revlon's Colorstay Foundation, but did you know that there is another formula for normal and dry skin types? Available in 13 shades, this oil-free foundation provides up to 24 hours of wear, a natural finish and buildable coverage.

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Revlon Colorstay Foundation Normal Dry Skin Review Swatches Photos MAC Equivalents

So what is the difference between the two formulas, you may ask?

I would say that the Normal/Dry version looks slightly more matte and it accentuates dry skin more. Also, the Combination/Oil foundation feels oilier and more moisturizing, which is weird to me because foundations for dry skin are usually more hydrating, not the other way around.

Also, the Normal/Dry formula contains silver micro glitters and I can't say that I'm very pleased with that. For some strange reason, they are only visible after a few hours.

Revlon Colorstay Foundation Normal Dry Skin Review MAC Comparisons

In terms of staying power, I haven't noticed a big difference between the two formulas. Both foundations are incredibly long-lasting on my oily skin! They wear well for more than 12 hours and don't settle into fine lines. They are equally mattifying as well, if I set them with some loose powder.

Overall, the difference is minimal but I prefer the Combination/Oily version!

Revlon Colorstay Foundation Normal Dry Skin Before After 150 Buff NC20

Please note that the shades in the ColorStay Foundation for normal/dry skin are not equivalent to the ones in the Colorstay Foundation for oily/combination skin.

Revlon Colorstay Foundation Normal Dry Swatches 110 130 150 180 200 NW15 NC20 NW30 NW25 MAC Shade
Swatches on fair skin (NC10-NC15)

110 Ivory is similar to NW15 and has neutral, slightly pink undertones.

130 Porcelain is slightly darker than NW15 and has pinky peach undertones.

150 Buff is a bit lighter than NC20 and has beige, slightly yellow undertones.

180 Sand Beige is similar to NW30 and has pinky peach undertones.

200 Nude is slightly lighter than NW25 and has pink undertones.

Revlon Colorstay Foundation Normal Dry Swatches 220 240 320 330 410 NW30 NW40 NW50 MAC
Swatches on fair skin (NC10-NC15)

220 Natural Beige is similar to NW30 and has pink undertones.

240 Medium Beige is similar to NW30 and has pinky peach undertones.

320 True Beige is darker than NW40 and has beige, slightly grey undertones.

330 Natural Tan is similar to NW40 and has neutral undertones.

410 Cappuccino is slightly lighter than NW50 and has red undertones.

Revlon Colorstay Foundation Makeup Normal Dry Skin Review

The Revlon Colorstay Makeup for normal/dry skin retails for $16 CAD for 30ml and is available at Ulta, Target, Look Fantastic, Amazon and Feelunique.

(I received these product 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.)


  1. Glitter? In foundation? I honestly can never understand why brands do that?? I would definitely avoid this for the oily/combo formula of the foundation!
    -stephanie |

    1. I know right? I don't understand either. The Oily/Combination formula is fabulous though!

  2. Is it just me or is drugstore foundation just getting more expensive? I am curious about this foundation though as a few of my blogger friends received this in PR and they were pleasantly surprised! Still the price is much less than my usual foundation .

    1. Yes I noticed that too, I can rarely find a drugstore foundation for less than $10 CAD now.

  3. Ahh I have both formula's, and the main difference I noticed was the shades between the two are completely different! The oily/combination shade in 180 matches me perfect, but the one for normal/dry is way to orange. So odd.
    I never noticed the silver glitter, although now that you mentioned it, I'll most likely see it haha.

    1. I know!! And this particular shade (180) is so different too. If a shade has the same number or name, it should be the same color in another formula! I noticed the same things with many other brands, and it's a huge pet peeve of mine.

  4. I got it in the “natural” finish for the first time I usually get it in matte and the matte one I never saw the silver glitter but in the natural one I am noticing it and I think they added the glitter to the natural one to give it that “natural glow” because the foundation it’s self is still matte so they didn’t change the formula at all which basically means the item that gives it its finish is the same so they added glitter to give it a “natural look” but there might have been glitters in the matte one just less I guess. Definitely going to stick with the matte finish.

    1. Yes that's probably why they added the glitters!

  5. If my Revlon Colourstay foundation for Oily skin Buff colour is slightly too pale, which colour would you suggest I use?


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