Revlon ColourStay foundation
Revlon ColourStay Foundation - £12.49 Superdrug
I'm always for blogging about foundations. I'm as white as snow (reference to our current winter conditions!) and find it hard to find foundations to match my skin tone. It's near impossible to find a foundation from every brand that suits pale skin tones, and I should imagine that goes for darker skin tones too. My favourite foundation by far is Maxfactor's weightless foundation which I have already reviewed.
After reading Leanne's from Thunder + Threads review (read it here!), I knew it was something I had to try. Me and Leanne have the same skin tone so I knew the colour match would be the same etc. It's around about £13 which is pricey for a 'drugstore' foundation, which did make me a little apprehensive. I bit the bullet however, and I've been using it on and off since before Christmas. The colour match is perfect for me. I'm not one of them people that is a different shade in Summer and Winter. I'm one shade all year round, which is perfect as I know all of the foundations in my collection will get used. As for the coverage, I would say it's a medium coverage and slightly buildable but can look rather cakey if not blended and powdered after use. Saying that, it's a satin finish which is great as it doesn't make you look too shiny. I prefer a completely matte base so always use powder to set my foundation but it's all down to personal preference!
ColourStay comes in a wide range of shades and has different versions for different skin types. I generally have really good skin. It's never really dry and never oily. I rarely break out and if I do it's only if I change my skin care routine slightly. I went for the 'normal-dry' version just because I think that's what I'm most suited to.
I apply it with Elf's powder brush which is the best brush in the bloody universe, use collection 2000's lasting perfection concealer and finally MAC's mineralized skin finish natural in light to set everything
Overall, it is a really lovely foundation but I wouldn't purchase it again. The one thing that severely annoys me is the packaging. The foundation is in a 30ml glass bottle with no pump or squeeze application (?). The only way to get the product out is to pour it either onto your hand, finger or even the brush. Saying that, if they changed their packaging to something easier, I probably would re-purchase this.