I’m the kind of girl that’s always looking for new products to try, if you couldn’t already tell by how many new in beauty and product review posts I’ve done so far. I just love it. I am always open to finding new, amazing products that hopefully become go-tos for my regime. One product category I am literally ALWAYS trying out are new foundations. I am on the hunt for even, gorgeous, semi-matte skin, so trying new foundations is a no-brainer for me. Trying the new Revlon Colorstay Full Cover Foundation was also a no-brainer. It has some pretty great claims, so let’s dive right into all the details about the new Revlon Colorstay Full Cover Foundation.
Recently, Revlon released a new range of foundations call Revlon Colorstay Full Cover Foundation. With a range of 16 colors, this foundation shade range is lackluster. Let’s be real, there aren’t just 16 shades of skin in the world so why would you only have that many shades. So general thoughts on the shade range, I’m not the biggest fan. Looking past the shade range, this foundation claims to be full coverage, have a matte finish, no caking or flaking, seamless blending and application, AND lasts up to 24 hours. Seems like a lot, huh?
For the most part, I think this foundation lives up to most of those claims. It is a nice full coverage formula. The texture, in general, is somewhat thicker and more mousse-like than the foundation I normally like. I think the mousse-like texture makes the texture of your skin look very smooth, but it’s a little too thick to use with a brush. I prefer to use a beauty sponge to help thin out the texture and help make the application a little bit more seamless. The finish is a demi-matte finish — not too matte, not too dewy. Other products like concealer and powders apply well overtop.
As for the wear test, this is where the foundation fell short of it’s claims. To preface, I don’t need my foundation to last 24 hours. No one needs to wear foundation for 24 hours — that’s not so great for your skin. However, this foundation began to break up on me a little bit since I have oily/combo skin. It started to break up around my nose and forehead where I get the most oily. Because of this, I don’t think it’s the best for oily/combo skin. I think this formula and texture would work best for someone with dry skin. The mousse texture would give dry skin some hydration while staying put.
The packaging of this product is actually quite cute. I LOVE that it’s in a squeezy tube — it’s super easy to travel with and throw in your makeup bag on the go. Compared to other Revlon foundation packaging, this packaging is much more fun and playful. I think it’s a great direction for this brand to take in an attempt to attract a younger crowd that might not use Revlon all the time.
Compared to the original Revlon Colorstay, I’d have to say I prefer the original. I like that the original Colorstay foundation comes in an oily/combo skin formula and is a thinner texture for easier application. However, I think the Revlon Colorstay Full Cover Foundation is a great foundation and is a perfect option for those of you with dry skin looking for a matte foundation that won’t accentuate your dry skin. I’ll definitely keep this Revlon Colorstay Full Cover Foundation in my collection.
Looking for a foundation but not this one? Check out our L.A. Girl Pro Matte Foundation review.