Revlon Colorstay Foundation Review #RosaceaReview

I have finally returned to YouTube! It’s been four months since my last video which has flown by. YouTube was starting to erode my self-confidence (seeing your face in HD is not great for your self-esteem!) and I wanted to take a little break to think about the types of videos I wanted to make and where I fitted in within the YouTube community. I think I’m going to focus on my #RosaceaReview videos and make up looks rather than the chatty videos, they feel less pressured in some way. I hope you enjoy my Revlon Colorstay foundation review, please do like, subscribe, comment and share if you like it. I’m a bit nervous about coming back after so long but actually really enjoyed filming this!

Revlon Colorstay Foundation Review

I was excited to try the Revlon Colorstay foundation as I’ve heard so many people compare it to Estee Lauder Double Wear, a cult foundation for those who like high coverage make up. As I mention in the video, I’ve never tried Double Wear as I was recommended the Estee Lauder Double Wear Light and loved that so much I wore it on my wedding day. Revlon Colorstay used to be raved about as a dupe for ELDW, but a few years ago they changed the formula and the beauty community was up in arms. I’m not sure if Revlon took the criticism on board and announced a return to their original formula, but people have been flocking back to the Revlon Colorstay fold and reporting back with positive news.

It has a pump (hooray!) and the formula is quite a thin liquid. I did one light coat all over my face and only needed to go back in with a second layer on the apples of my cheeks and on my nose (where my broken veins are most severe). In some patches it looked a little dry, but this is the ‘combination/oily’ version of the foundation, so if you’re dry then maybe the other version would work better for you.

I found it lasts really well throughout the day. I wear a primer and set with loose powder and found that, although it wasn’t still matte at the end of the day it had a natural finish and glow, as opposed to a shiny, greasy look.

Overall I’m really pleased to have found another affordable foundation that is medium-but-buildable coverage. I think I had very high hopes due to its hyped cult status, so I was a little disappointed that it wasn’t totally full coverage from the get-go, but I still think it’s a great affordable option.

What are you favourite foundations? You get extra points if they’re highstreet brands and high coverage! Let me know in the comments below.


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  1. debra
    27th February 2017 / 4:22 pm

    So pleased to find someone who has practical make up advice -I will be following this.

  2. Grace
    27th February 2017 / 7:12 pm

    Hi Lex I use Jane iredale foundation.
    Really happy with it. Not cheap but it has SPF.
    In the video you mention setting spray.
    Whiich do you use? It is hard to find one without perfume or alcohol denat.
    Have a nice week

  3. englishabittoorose
    13th April 2017 / 1:37 pm

    I bought Revlon Colorstay foundation in Buff 150 recently and found the colour a close match to my skin but made me look a little pale/washed out. Just wondering what shade you use as I think we have similar skin tone.
    Also interested to hear which setting spray you use as this is something I’d like to try for the summer. Thanks!

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