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First Impressions: Revlon Colorstay Foundation

so I recently acquired the Revlon Colorstay Foundation from my local SM dept. store. thing is, mine doesnt have the softlex thingy which i just realized now. I also got the combination/oily variant. The main reason I got it is because I don't want my Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation to to run out on me before i have the time and the resources to replace it.

First Impressions:
before I bought my bottle, i had myself color-matched last wednesday. then i bought my bottle last friday, and had the lady apply it on my face with the revlon primer.
i dunno if my skin's just that oily but  with the primer, it didn't last more than 3 hours on me. i'll have to test it without the primer to see for sure.

also, i never noticed it from the testers, but my bottle have this distinct alcohol-y scent that i've never smelt from any other cosmetics i've owned. it bothers me a little cuz the scent's really strong, but it goes away after a while.

the lack of a pump does not bother me as much cuz i've been used to my estee lauder double wear one which doesnt have a pump as well.

i can't comment on shade choices too cuz the sand beige one matches me perfectly.

i like that coverage is really good that i can apply it without a concealer and still look good.

price-wise i think it's reasonably priced. at 825 for a 30ml bottle, i wouldnt call it expensive but considering the staying power, i wouldnt call it cheap as well. it costs about 1/3 of what i would normally pay for a 30ml bottle of double wear foundation and just about the same ratio of staying power so i guess you get what you pay for.

summary:

what i like:
- great coverage
- i have an exact shade match
- widely available
- reasonably priced

what i don't:
- strong alcohol-y scent
- staying power does not appear to last that long.

do you encounter the same scent? and the same staying power? i'm really bothered with this cuz i had such high expectations with this product.

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2 comments:

louise said...

I hated this at first but right now its the first foundation Ive tried that has amazing coverage...it does smell like acrylic paint but that goes away...I think th staying powr is long too, you really need a makeup remover to get it off...It's like a mask I tell you :P hihihi

makeupjunkie said...

@Louise - thanks. Yea. Without the primer I think it lasted longer but I'm still on the fence. Seems weird to me that I get less staying power with the primer but it might be a fluke.

I agree! :) Coverage is pretty amazing! Almost like the double wear foundation. :)