Everyday essential: Revlon ColorStay Full-Coverage Foundation

I get to try out a lot of different foundations.

Although I usually rotate through Maybelline, CoverGirl, and now Marc Jacobs Beauty, I’m always down to try out something new. I have the Revlon ColorStay Foundation, which I reviewed few months ago, and although I like it, it doesn’t really jump out to me when I pull open my foundation drawer. Don’t get my wrong, it’s a good foundation, but when you have like 15 different foundations to choose from, I tend to use the same ones over and over again.

Anyways, Revlon recently came out with a new sister in the ColorStay foundation line, the ColorStay Full-Coverage Foundation, which gives you full coverage (shocker) and a matte finish.

Available in 16 shades, this foundation is billed to last up to 24 hours and is a comfortable wear that moves with your skin. I received two colours, 220 Natural Beige and 240 Medium Beige to try out.

Revlon ColorStay Full-Coverage foundation

Since I’m quite fair, I grabbed 220 Natural Beige and it seemed to fit my skin tone nicely. This foundation actually reminds me a lot of the L’Oreal Paris Infallible Total Cover Foundation since the consistency is like a mousse and it goes on thick, but then blends out nicely.  I like how it’s in a tube so you can just squeeze out the product.  I also want to mention that the tube is quite small, but it does blend out fairly well, so a little goes a long way.

This foundation is definitely matte, and although I wouldn’t say it lasts for 24 hours, it does make your face seem flawless for a good amount of time. Revlon mentions that it has a built-in primer, but I always use a primer below anyways for extra measure.

Before and after using Revlon ColorStay Full-Coverage foundation in 220

Overall, this foundation does the trick, but it didn’t really wow me. It was about average. If you’re looking for a good foundation to throw in your travel makeup bag, then this is a good choice since the packaging is so convenient. Also, I want to mention that although there are 16 shades in the range, if you have a darker complexion, there’s only really one colour.  So many brands are becoming more inclusive of different skin tones, so I was surprised to see this was the case.  Even with the original ColorStay foundation, which they say is “America’s number-one long-wear foundation” there’s only one or two dark shades to choose from.

Hopefully Revlon will take a page from CoverGirl and Maybelline and come out with a more inclusive shade range soon. But in the meantime, if you are looking for an affordable convenient matte foundation, then this definitely does the trick.

Have you tried Revlon’s new ColorStay Full-Coverage foundation?

Please note, product provide by PR. All opinions are my own.

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