Revlon • New Complexion Oil Control Makeup • Liquid

rated 3.6(18 reviews)

Average Rating.3.6
Would buy this product again.61%

rated 4 of 5 eviebic on 6/15/2014 4:04:00 AM more reviews by eviebic

Age: 30-35   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine   Eyes: Brown    

First time Revlon buyer, I was looking for a new drugstore makeup for everyday use and came across this!
I'm very impressed that for me, it does control oil alot more than other brands i've used.
It also looks natural, and is easy to blend.
Im a NW20 in Mac, but can wear Nude Beige or Medium Beige in this foundation, it runs a bit lighter in colour (and thus even with 6 shades available you could easily be able to wear one) It does not turn me orange or oxidise during the day!
Just be prepared even me as an oily faced girl, it can emphasise dry areas on the skin after a few days of wear.
Hasn't broken me out yet either, woohoo! (Im very sensitive!)

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rated 4 of 5 gracinthia on 3/10/2014 7:31:00 AM more reviews by gracinthia

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

this product have sheer coverage, so light and easy to find and make my face look glowing not greassy

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rated 4 of 5 vandenbergnikita on 5/19/2013 8:11:00 PM more reviews by vandenbergnikita

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral   Hair: Blond, Curly, Coarse   Eyes: Blue    

I really love this foundation! It goes on smoothly, doesn't oxidise to a yellow colour as some foundations tend to do, it blends in with the skin really well, and it does not have a "cloying" feeling on my face as some foundations do.
As for the "oil control" claim, I don't really think it does any oil control, as I have a very slightly oily t-zone (not enough to be an issue for me) and this does not make a difference to it.
It is coverage that you can build up as you need, which is really nice, as I don't always feel that I need heavy coverage and just want a more even skintone.
As this is not a heavy foundation, it does not clog up my pores or break me out, an issue I have with a lot of foundations, so its scores huge points by me for that!
The only thing I would like to see changed with this is the bottle - I would much prefer a pump bottle.
Overall though, I think it is a great product, and I would definitely repurchase when I run out.

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rated 3 of 5 emarshall on 1/3/2013 11:21:00 PM more reviews by emarshall

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Oily, Fair   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Blue    

I was originally going into the store today to buy the Revlon Colorstay for combination oily skin (I have very oily skin) but after a little bit of chat with the make-up lady she told me to try the Revlon New Complexion because it might be more suited to my skin.
So I agreed because the shade was PERFECT for my skin (its Buff) and it was on sale.
I applied it with a foundation brush and blended it out with a flat top blending brush. And I have to say I was a little let down. It has an okay coverage, but it doesn't hide my red blemished very well, and especially on my nose and around my skin it didn't cover very well and left it looking a little flaky.
I am new to liquid foundation, so it could just be the way I applied it, but next time I am definitely going to buy the Revlon Colorstay!

Since using this foundation more and more, I found that I am falling in love with it a bit more. Have to say though, you really need to have cleansed your skin and applied moisturizer and a good primer to get a nice smooth coat! I've found that it just looks a lot more natural and flawless if you take your time to apply it.
However, I would not recommend this product if you had bad acne, or sort of weird combination skin. Even though it claims to be for oily/combination skin, I've found that if I applied it when my skin was breaking out or had small dry patches it would really emphasize them and it just didn't look good! Since my skin has cleared up though, I've found that it does now give a really nice coverage and natural matte look!

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rated 5 of 5 chooky12 on 10/1/2012 1:17:00 AM more reviews by chooky12

Age: 30-35   Skin: Other   Hair: Other   Eyes: Other    

I'm a few days into using this product and so far I'm very impressed.
I'm using 03 Sand Beige.
I love the runny texture of the foundation - makes it easy to apply and blend.
Because of the texture of the liquid it gives you flexibility on what kind of coverage you get. I was wanting something sheer and light to give a very natural look and this fits the bill perfectly.
I have combination skin (not what I would class as oily) but so far I haven't had any problems using this foundation even though it is an oil control product.

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rated 4 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* Shanplum on 9/3/2012 12:29:00 AM more reviews by Shanplum

Age: 25-29   Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine   Eyes: Hazel    

I love the shade of this makeup (02 buff) compared to Colorstay in (02 buff) this formula is slightly paler and less yellow (though I do like yellow undertones in my makeup) and with colorstay buff i was having to purchase Ivory as well and mix the two. I was excited when I found this one day by accident and am on my second bottle. Previously the older formula of New complexion never came in buff in this country and I could never find a shade to suit. I also use Buff in Almay (also a Revlon company) but I have found they have discontinued both of the foundations of theirs that I was using which led me onto colorstay then this. Both formulas have sunscreen, The only downfall is this is an oil control formula (I am better suited to the dry skin formula of colorstay) and this can be a tad drying and enhance lines/pores more than the colorstay did. I will use up what I have left and switch back to the dry skin formula of colorstay buff and mix it with some white goth makeup which I have recently purchased which will make it wearable for me. I would give it a 5 out of 5 if I had oily skin as it is a beautiful makeup gives a nice sheen without sparkles (like photoready yuck) and gives a flawless finish. I am very dissapointed that they have discontinued this foundation in my country.

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rated 1 of 5 ilovemakeup25 on 7/23/2012 3:03:00 AM more reviews by ilovemakeup25

Age: 19-24   Skin: Oily, Fair   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Hazel    

this is my honest opinion and i absolutely hate this product. i saw it in the shops one day and thought id try it but i think its awful. didnt control oil and broke me out. it does glide over the skin nicely but feels like your rubbing oil on your face. it doesnt dry to a matte finish it stays kind of oily. and it doesnt cover. i now just use tinted moisturizers because they provide me with enough coverage and theyre very light. this foundation supposedly offers light to medium coverage. when i put it on it didnt cover anything and makes my skin look worse. if it works for you then great but there are much better foundations out there. photo ready is a great one by revlon but they really made a mistake with this one. oh and packaging is unhygienic and too much always spills out.

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rated 4 of 5 lozzie88 on 7/13/2012 9:35:00 PM more reviews by lozzie88

Age: 19-24   Skin: Oily, Fair   Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Blue    

This is a very runny foundation and doesn't have a pump, which would be handy. The thin formula does give good coverage though, and it's very easy to blend. I found it has very good oil control with my very oily skin and large pores. It has broken me out though. I have used it for 3 days now and all of a sudden have a mass of new pimples. Although I like the staying power of this and it's natural finish, wouldn't repurchase because it broke me out.

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rated 3 of 5 kpixel on 4/20/2012 8:26:00 AM more reviews by kpixel

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Blue    

This foundation is above average, but it doesn't beat Colorstay, either at oil control or staying powder.

It is very bendable with a thin, watery texture that is nicely pigmented so does a decent job at covering skin discolouration and acne; because of the texture, it is layerable and medium coverage at best.

For me, the product left a dewy natural finish after application (I use no primer, just Cetaphil moisturising lotion.) I found the 'Buff' shade to be about 1 shade lighter than the Colorstay variety, which is slightly frustrating since the latter is my perfect shade!

Regardless, I will continue to use this as my go-to daytime light foundation for good skin days. My t-zone is prone to oiliness and I find this keeps it at bay for about 4-5 hours max. Decent coverage lasts 7 hours max.

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rated 1 of 5 DrZoidberg on 4/9/2012 10:46:00 PM more reviews by DrZoidberg

Age: 30-35   Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm   Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Blue    

I have combination skin in the truest sense of the word. I have an oily t-zone, mild rosacea, acne on my chin (which is well controlled with products) and I can get Seborrheic Dermatitis also. Having said all that, a foundation must be fairly evil to cause me an acne breakout, but that is exactly what has happened with this foundation. It is also very disappointing in terms of oil control. I simply cannot believe how much of a failure this foundation is and I can't use it, hence the 1 lippie rating. It could not be more unsuitable for my skin! But in spite of all that, there were a couple of good things.

--great shade match. In spite of there being only 5 shades released here in Australia (apparently we are a test market for this), I found a terrific match in Buff. It is a dead ringer for ColorStay Buff which I also own.
--nice smooth application. Glides on beautifully, no doubt due to the number of silicones in this.
--natural finish. Not as masky as ColorStay, but this still offers buildable coverage. Depending on your application, you can go for light or full coverage. I worried this might have a flat, matte finish (being an oil control product) but I was wrong. It's a lovely satin finish.

--lack of oil control. Revlon promise "oil absorbing spheres" to "eliminate shine." Well um, sorry Revlon, but they don't work. I was shiny in 3 hours and this was with or without my trusty Fyrinnae primer. Yes, I did set with powder.
--not long wearing. As my skin's natural oils came through, the foundation began to degrade into patches. No way am I going to make it through a full day at work with this on.
--something in this clogs me and causes breakouts. I can't figure out what it is. It could be all the silicones.
--requires very thorough cleansing. Revlon say this is oil free. Well this might be so but it really clings to skin, behaving like an oil-based foundation. I had some on the back of my hand, and it requires more than a little hand soap to remove. So I would recommend oil cleanser for this.
--the darn bottle. Revlon CS fans are familiar with this complaint! Basically Revlon have used a CS bottle with a white lid to package this. No pump.

I cannot really recommend this foundation to anyone with oily, acne-prone skin. Even ColorStay is better than this at oil control. If your skin is somewhat normal and you don't experience acne, you might enjoy this. This retails at AUD$24.95.

Ingredients (this is hand typed, I hope there are no errors):
May Contain: MICA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77981), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), ZINC OXIDE (CI 77947) 22397.

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