I am pale, really really pale, so pale that when I don’t wear make up people either assume I am sick or extremely tired. Being this light skinned means it’s rather impossible to find a foundation that matches me, especially drugstore foundations, until a few months ago when I came across the Revlon Colorstay.
I thought I had found my holy grail product and I would never need to buy expensive foundation ever again, but boy I was wrong. I used it a few times without problems then one day I applied my primer (like I do most days) and then the colorstay but as I was blending it in, my face became lumpy with product, which is a huge no no for me. I almost didn’t want to use it again but persevered using no primer. This then left me with my huge pores exposed and my skin really not looking as flawless as I would like.
It claims to stay on 24 hours, it does not stay on that long, a good 8-10 hours maybe depending on activities. Also it picks up on any dry areas or spots you may have making you look cakey even if you haven’t used that much of it. Another qualm I have is the fact the bottle doesn’t come with a pump, you can sometimes waste a lot trying to pour it out.
I find this dries super quick on my face too which is a pain, I use my fingers to apply foundations and I nearly always have loads of product left on my hands because clearly I am too slow for this stuff.
The only good thing about this foundation is the colour, it matches me perfectly (ignore the photo above, I am tanned right now so it clearly doesn’t match), for reference to my skin colour I am NC15 in MAC when I’m normal and untanned.
Have you ever tried Revlon Colorstay? If so do you like it?