The Great Foundation Challenge #2 - Revlon ColorStay

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Some of you may know about the little mission I set myself recently - to find a good drugstore foundation I can use as a substitute for my favourite - the amazing but pricey Estee Lauder Double Wear. Double Wear is definitely my "Holy Grail" foundation and it delivers on so many levels, but the two main things I want to see replicated in a drugstore alternative are a nice full coverage and decent longevity.

The first contender was L'Oreal's Infallible 24 Hour Foundation, which unfortunately I didn't get on with at all. If you want to read about my experience/have a good laugh at my appalling choice of shade, then check out the post here.

Never one to back down in the face of adversity, I've pressed on in the search for contender number two. I know everybody says this, but one of the best things about blogging is getting to know fellow bloggers, so many of whom are always ready to offer their thoughts, suggestions and support to whatever it is you're doing. Lots of you have been forthcoming with ideas about foundations I might like, and as a result I now have a pretty long list! One that seems to come up a lot is Revlon ColorStay, so I decided to try this one next.

I've been wearing it for a few days now, and I'm happy to report that I like it!

Revlon ColorStay Foundation


There are two versions of ColorStay - one for normal to dry skin and one for combination to oily skin. Well, sometimes my skin is dry, but my T-zone is often oily, so I went for the combination one. So far it seems to be suiting me just fine. Shade-wise, I chose Fresh Beige. It's probably the perfect colour for when I'm tanned - wanting a base to match my tan is what triggered this quest in the first place - though it's perhaps just a trifle too dark for me at the moment.

The coverage is not quite up there with Double Wear, but it's pretty close. It also has a slightly dewier finish, which a lot of people may prefer. I'm not sure that I do, necessarily, but once I powder over the top, I'm left with an even, natural-looking base that holds the rest of my makeup beautifully. The best bit is that it lasts all day.

Revon ColorStay Foundation
While I may not be as head over heels for this as I am for Double Wear, I'm certainly impressed. At £12.49 it's less than half the price, too, so it's a great back-up to have. I'll definitely be getting plenty of use out of this one.

Have you tried Revlon ColorStay? Do you like it? Stay tuned for more drugstore foundation reviews - I'm on a roll!

Kate x
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  1. great post, i love revlon colorstay. to me it is the best foundation from the drugstore from the ones that i have tryed :)

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    1. Thanks Natasa! It certainly impressed me, which is saying something as I expected a lot from it! x

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  2. I've never tried this foundation. I'm currently using Clinique.

    xo T.

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    1. I've never tried a Clinique one! So much makeup, so little time...! x

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  3. I used to be obsessed with foundation, i loved the coverage! I must pick it up again soon!
    xprincessjas | x

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    1. I can't live without it! Love the stuff. x

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  4. I haven't tried this one no but it does look lovely on you from what I can see - your skin looks really smooth and quite perfect! :)

    Layla xx

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    1. Aw thanks Layla! It does give a really nice finish. x

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  5. I honestly rarely wear foundation but what I can see, it really makes your skin look so flawless, so maybe I'll give it a shot. Great blog, by the way!! Xo

    Lace and Lipstick Stains

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm addicted to foundation! x

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  6. You have beautiful skin! I'm sure anything will look gorgeous on you!
    xo Petra Z.
    Style Lounge

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    1. Aw, thank you, but I assure you it's the product that gives that impression! x

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  7. I used to love this foundation when it first came out ( years ago!) .I havent used it in a while but remember that it always performed. It really is a great budget option and their range is pretty darn amazing!

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    1. Yes, it certainly has impressed me! x

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  8. I tried the one for combination skin and loved the finish of it, however I ended up giving it to my mum as it caused me a lot of breakouts. If you are interested in drugstore foundations, I have heard that Bourjois' bases are affordable and great quality. Xx Alexandra
    Glam O’Clock | Beauty Blog

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    1. Thanks Alexandra, I will check out Bourjois! x

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  9. Your skin looks flawless with this foundation. This was my first foundation that I ever bought and I still use it now. Great review. xxx

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  10. I love this foundation, and it looks great on you:)
    I nominated you for the Liebster Award, you can find out what to do in my blog post http://onesmallcookie.blogg.no/1409737224_03092014.html :))

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    1. Thank you so much! I've already done the Liebster award, but I really appreciate the nomination. x

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  11. Great post and cool products!! kisses!!

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  12. I love this foundation ! I find it a bit heavy for the summer but I'm often wearing it in winter time.

    Feathers and Brushes | Swiss | Beauty & Lifestyle

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