Friday, January 21, 2011

Review: Revlon Colorstay Foundation for Combination/Oily Skin

ColorStay™ Makeup with SoftFlex™ provides lightweight comfort, so you feel like you’re not wearing makeup. Looks fresh for up to 16 hours.


How I Use It
I use a cosmetic sponge to apply a 3 cm diameter of product to my whole face. However, sometimes I would mix this with my Olay Age Defying Moisturizer and apply it as a tinted moisturizer.

What I Like About It
  • It's quite a reasonable price (IDR 110,000)  for a 30 ml foundation. I got mine at Star Department Store Kelapa Gading Mall.
  • It'd readily available at most Revlon counters all over Jakarta
  • There are a wide range of shades ranging from lightest to darkest. I bought 2 shades Medium Beige (for normal/dry skin) and Nude (Combination/Oily Skin)
  • It feels lightweight on my face, like I'm not wearing anythig
  • The finish look is a semi matte finish (Normal/dry skin), instead of a dewy glow and matte (combination/oily skin)
  • It didn't break me out!
  • The shade matches my skin tone perfectly
  • It has a medium coverage that covers most of my acne scars beautifully
  • It lasts for around 8 hours
What I Hate About It
  • It does not have a pump. You have to be careful of product spillage or waste
  • Can be quite hard to blend since it dries faster than other foundations. When I'm having one of those days where I'm very lazy to deal with the fast drying, I usually mix it with moisturizer to thin it out
  • It can be hard to remove with cleansing wipes. I usually use a cleansing oil and that removes every bit of foundation on my face. 

This is one of the very few liquid foundations that will always be my favorite. It is a really worthy drugstore product as it is cheap, but offers a wide range of shades. So, if you're looking for a new foundation to try, look this up at your local Revlon counter.
Medium Beige for when I'm darker, Nude for my original skin tone
Swatch. The upper 1 is Medium Beige, the lower 1 is Nude
Using 'Nude' without any setting powder
Final Rating

Availability          : 1/1
Price                     : 1/1
Packaging            : 0/1
Ingredients         : 3/3
Effectiveness      : 3/3

EIGHT out of ten

UPDATE : Currently, I'm using the mixture between Nude and Sand Beige. Sometimes, even Sand Beige on its own. I gave Medium Beige to my mom since it's beginning to get too dark for my face. 


  1. Hi Roseanne!

    I am currently in loveee with this foundation.. It lasts all day!! Thanks for visiting my blog!


  2. In Mac, what number shade are you? NC20?

  3. I've never tried MAC foundations before, but if I would have to guess, between NC20-NC25