Review of Revlon ColorStay Makeup by SleepIsTheCousin
My skin is dry and at times combination in T-Zone, very acne prone, with acne almost everywhere but mostly on cheeks and around the mouth.
I use Revlon ColorStay in 150 buff when I need extra coverage (I have severe cheek acne, and when I need more coverage than my mineral makeup can provide, I use this under.) I'm very impressed with this product in comparison to high end foundations. I just haven't found that HG product that has flawless application, staying power, and isn't irritating. This is the best liquid foundation I've found in my conquest.
Staying power -> 4
-I'm one of those people that has dry skin but mysteriously my makeup always comes off regardless. This is the best staying power I've ever encountered for my acne-ridden, dry skin. Will flake on acne if I don't prime or moisturize, though.
Color selections for fair and yellowy skin -> 2
- (the color suits me now in the winter months but when I was tan in the summer I couldn't find a good shade at all. I find their colors to be a lot cooler than my olive undertones)
Application -> 5
-I actually don't ever have a problem with this stuff drying before i can apply it, as other reviewers have said. I always moisturize or use a primer beforehand, and I use a foundation or stipling brush to apply. Perhaps when you use with fingers only it can be drying? I haven't had a problem with this, but I do have dry skin.
Packaging -> 1
- Definitely lose a lot of product with no pump. I dislike the open packaging as it can get messy and clumpy in the camp/closure.
Irritation for Acne Prone skin -> 4
Haven't had any irritation, but have only been using for five months only, so won't give it the full five until I've used it for longer.
In conclusion, a well-priced, high coverage foundation, best applied with brushes and then blended that could use repackaging and more olive-toned beige shades. Has not yet noticeably irritated my acne-prone, sensitive skin.