As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I have a very oily skin and as the months get cooler and my tan begins to fade, I find that it’s time for a new bottle of foundation! Yes, I do use two different colour foundations during the year; a slightly darker one in summer and a lighter one in winter, often mixing the two together during the autumn and spring months to get the perfect shade in between, as my tan naturally fades or begins to darken.
This time I decided to try out Revlon Colorstay 24hrs for Combination / Oily Skin in Natural Beige. Revlon Colorstay Foundation is apparently available in 20 different shades and also comes in a range for Dry / Normal Skin, so be sure that you choose the correct range and colour for your skin type when buying one of these.
The foundation comes is a sturdy 30ml glass pouring bottle, it has no pump or dispenser. To apply the foundation with a little less mess, I find that using a plastic spoon does the trick. Just pour a drop or two of the foundation into the spoon and you’re ready to go! You can apply it from with spoon with your fingers, a cosmetic wedge or a foundation brush and there’s no need to worry about it gushing out the bottle each time you go back for more.
It spreads easily and gives a medium to full coverage (which can be built up easily) with a long-lasting matte finish that covers blemishes and acne. I did set the foundation with a light dusting of translucent powder and found that this foundation did leave my skin looking matte and shine-free for a lot longer than some other foundations that I’ve tried in the past. It has a low SPF of 6, so there won’t be any flashback if you’re having photographs taken. Higher SPF’s often contain large amounts of titanium dioxide or zinc oxide, both of which can cause your foundation to look white, especially when a flash is used for photographs.
I’ve tried applying this foundation with my fingers, a damp cosmetic sponge, Beauty Blender and a foundation brush and all three work well, although the damp sponge and Beauty Blender gave more of a sheer look. So, if you’re wanting more coverage, rather use your fingers or a foundation brush.
Available from Farmers, Revlon counters, selected pharmacies, department stores and online.
For tips on how to find the correct colour foundation for your skin tone, please read my previous blog “Foundation : finding the perfect shade”.