Get It or Forget It?: Revlon Colorstay Makeup for Normal/Dry Skin


Hello there, Beauties!! I’m finally ready to bring you my review on this popular drugstore foundation. 

Revlon Colorstay isn’t a new foundation to the market. It’s been something of a cult classic for years now. I have tried the Oily/Combination version, but that was ages ago. So, now that my skin is definitely on the Normal/Dry side of things, I figured I would give this version of the Colorstay a go.

I tested this foundation for about a week, as I typically do. I primed with the Smashbox Primer Water most days, or the Becca Backlight Priming Filter. I always set my foundation with a powder, so I used the Covergirl Queen Finishing Powder while I was testing this foundation, since I was also testing that powder out.



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The Revlon Colorstay Makeup Normal to Dry, $12.99, comes in 13 shades. I wear the deepest shade, Cappucino. The foundation claims to:

Foundation smoothes on evenly for a flawless look. ColorStay Makeup with SoftFlex SPF 15 for Normal/Dry Skin by Revlon features SoftFlex technology that will not rub off with normal wear. Oil-free formula looks fresh, feels natural and controls excess oil. (Product claims retrieved from the Ulta Website.)

I definitely agree with the claim that this foundation feels natural on the skin. You barely realize it’s on the skin once you finish blending it in. I applied it both with a brush and a sponge (the L’Oreal sponge, specifically), and found that I liked the look of it either way I applied it. If I absolutely had to choose one method of application, I would say the sponge was great since it added a tad bit more hydration to my skin since it was damp.

The shade match was better than I expected. I didn’t find the foundation to pull too warm or too cool on my skin, and I didn’t have any issues with it being patchy or difficult to blend. Powders and concealer blend out nicely on top of the foundation as well.

Here’s a pic of me wearing the foundation:


I can’t speak on the oil-control claims currently, since my skin is hella dry right now, but I can say that it didn’t break up on me throughout the day or cling to any dry patches on my skin.

If you’re looking for an affordable foundation that will even your skintone while giving medium coverage, the Revlon Colorstay Makeup is one you should definitely GET if you can find your shade.

Have you guys tried this foundation before? Let me know in the comments below.

Until next time, Beauties!! xoxo

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