Liquid foundation is my staple and it's one of those products that I have too many of and can't get enough of. Okay, that sounds like mascaras, eyeshadows, gel liners and lipglosses too... *sighs* I think I have a problem.
Today's foundation review is on the Revlon ColorStay Makeup with SoftFlex SPF6 and probably most well-known as the best drugstore liquid foundation.
Read on for my thoughts and before/after pictures.
Finding a shade that matches was hell for me since the closest shade available in Malaysia was Warm Golden, which had too much of a peach undertone. After searching around, I finally settled for Golden Beige as preferred by Christiana. Unfortunately, this shade is not available in Malaysia so I ordered it from the US. Shocked to see that I bought the Combination/Oily Skin formula? I was taking a risk because the Normal/Dry Skin formula for this shade couldn't be found.
Revlon ColorStay foundation comes in a classic glass foundation bottle which isn't the most practical or hygienic, of course. The foundation has a runny texture that's easy to work with and doesn't feel heavy at all on the skin.
Coverage can be built from medium to full depending on how many layers you go for. For an oily skin-taylored product, I was expecting this to be cakey but that wasn't the case at all. The foundation didn't give me the kind of glow that I crave either but that's easily solved with a liquid illuminzer (Revlon Skinlights).
Revlon claims that this foundation will still look fresh after 16 hours. I'm not convinced with fresh but it stays on the skin long enough to not look all greasy and melted at the end of the day. I'm yet to really sweat with this foundation on though. The color did not oxidize much either, which is a huge plus for a liquid foundation.
The color is closer to NC30 (MAC foundation shade) rather than NC35 so it does look a tad fair on my skin but not unnatural. Thus, I use The Body Shop Nature's Minerals Foundation in 03 to set this foundation. What do you think? Better match? See neck please...
If you're looking for a very good yet averagely priced (~RM55?) liquid foundation, I highly recommend this. No wow factor but certainly a reliable foundation.