Revlon Colorstay Foundation

I had to include this foundation as a follow up to yesterday’s Estee Lauder Double Wear review.  This little beauty retails for $15.99.  That gets you 1fl/oz of product.  It is long lasting, life proof, non-smudging, transfer resistant and a very close dupe for the Double Wear foundation.  Boasting an impressive 43 shades in formulas designed for Dry and Oily skin this an affordable SPF infused game changer.

This is the go-to product for days when I am just bombing around town, going to the market, working in the garden and don’t need to be super glamorous.  This formula is a bit thinner than the Double Wear, the dry down time is a bit longer; which gives you time to work with the product, the undertones are less yellow than the Double Wear, it is medium to full coverage, buildable.  colorstay2

This foundation is unscented, easy to work with and stays in place. If you have super oily skin, blotting or extra powdering may come in to play around the 7-hour marker.  This foundation is waterproof, and it holds up to life surprisingly well.  I would not, however,  wear a white shirt with it, as some transfer does occur even after several hours of wear.

The coverage hides all of my ugly spots and does not emphasize texture or pores.  Make sure to properly exfoliate and moisturize before application.  After a full day of wear, I only had minor settling in my lines and some oiliness. I quite like the pump dispenser which makes this a perfect product to carry in an overnight bag or gym bag.  The product works beautifully with both a brush and a makeup sponge.

If you are seeking a near dupe for the Estee Lauder foundation, this could be what you are looking for.

As described on the Revlon website:

• Available in matte and natural finishes
• Perfected finish for up to 24 hours
• 35 beautiful, longwearing shades
• Buildable to full coverage
• Contains hyaluronic acid to hydrate skin over time
• Oil-free
• Normal/Dry SPF 20
• Combo/Oily SPF 15

Meet the life-proof makeup that stays impeccable all day for whatever life throws your way for every skin tone, type and lifestyle.
America’s #1 longwear FD
Now in 43 longwearing shades


Cyclopentasiloxane, Aqua (Water), Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Tribehenin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Nylon-12, Cymbidium Grandiflorum (Orchid) Flower Extract, Lactobacillus/Eriodictyon Californicum Ferment Extract, Lilium Candidum Bulb Extract, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Bisabolol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Alcohol Denat., Alumina, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Methicone, Laureth-7, Magnesium Sulfate, Silica, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Ethylene Brassylate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Dimethicone/Silsesquioxane Copolymer, PEG-12 Glyceryl Dimyristate, Salicylic Acid, Silk Powder, Sodium Citrate, Dipropylene Glycol, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Serica (Silk), Tetrasodium EDTA, Hexylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides.

You may wish to give this product a pass if:

  • You are wanting a cruelty-free company
  • You are seeking a Vegan product
  • You want a product without Parabens
  • You want a product without Dimethicone

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