Sunday, October 23, 2011

Review : Revlon Colorstay Aqua Mineral Makeup SPF 13

A few days ago, I went to Watsons to browse what's new in the beauty department. I looked over to Revlon and noticed that they had the new Colorstay Aqua Mineral Makeup. I have been hearing sooooo many bad reviews on this product and was intrigued on trying it myself. So, I looked at the shades and chose the lightest one which is 'Light'. 

Note : I will update pictures of the product. I can't seem to find the files right now. ^^;;

Revlon Colorstay Aqua Mineral Makeup SPF 13

NEW Colorstay Aqua™ Mineral Makeup delivers a burst of hydrating coconut water and an instant cooling sensation upon application. The result: your skin looks luminous and its texture smoother. With a shine-free formula that’s made with water, not oil, this lightweight powder gives you a fresh, flawless finish that lasts all day.

Fragrance free and non-irritating.

Provides medium coverage in 8 beautiful shades, with SPF 13 protection. 

Active Ingredient: Titanium Dioxide (3.7%). Non-Medicinal/Other Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Mica, Silica Dimethicone Silylate, Butylene Glycol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Boron Nitride, Lauroyl Lysine, Sodium Chloride, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Viola Tricolor Extract, Methicone, Sodium Polyacrylate, Potassium Sorbate, Diazolidinyl Urea. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499).

How I Use It
I sometimes apply this with the brush provided, a paddle foundation brush or a kabuki brush (for setting all my makeup).

What I Like About It
  • It's readily available in most Revlon counters in Jakarta
  • The brush that comes with it is quite a good quality and makes application easier
  • The powder doesn't accentuate my dry, flaky skin 
  • The coverage is sheer but I can layer it until I reached a medium coverage without looking cakey
  • It didn't cause any reactions, i.e acne
  • It did a good job in concealing the redness on my cheeks and brightening my face
  • The powder has fine shimmers, but after blending, it sort of disappeared
  • Upon application, I feel a cooling, liquid sensation as if I'm applying a liquid foundation
What I Hate About It
  • The price tag is quite expensive, retailing Rp 150,000 (prices may vary)
  • The size is bulky and takes much space if travelling
  • It has a particular scent that quite strong when I first applied it, but it fades away soon after
  • I can feel that I'm wearing something on my face, unlike BB creams or tinted moisturizer or any lightweight liquid foundation. I can't quite describe it, but I can feel it 'clinging' on my face
I recommend this product to :
  • Someone with combination/dry skin type
  • Someone who is fine with sheer coverage and is not bothered to layer the powder
  • Someone who won't mind the fine shimmers
  • Someone who isn't too sensitive with scents
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  1. I had the same 'clinging' sensation you describe, with an Estee Lauder mineral make-up that I tried 2 years ago, so maybe it's a mineral make-up thing...

  2. Suki, ah! Probably is a mineral makeup thing, it's not sticky/greasy though ^^

  3. thanks reviewnya~~ :D
    pengen banget nyobain revlon <3

  4. Cominica, ayo ayo dicoba... minimal yang colorstay foundienya deh.. hehehe^^

  5. I just got this at a discount for 75k..loving it and the shimmers are hardly noticeable ,)

    1. Hi! I agree on the shimmers, they're not that noticeable after blending. ∩__∩