From the Brand:Long-wearing coverage with a lightweight
formula that won’t cake, fade, or rub off. With Time Release
Technology, this oil-free, moisture-balance formula is especially
formulated for normal or dry skin to continuously provide hydration. (Available in 12 shades, also available in a formula for oily/combination skin, but since my skin is dry I tried the formula appropriate for my face.)
Retails for: $11.99
Where to Buy: Anywhere drugstore brands are sold, such as Ulta stores, Ulta.com, Target, Walmart, grocery and drugstores.
My Thoughts: There is a reason when you look up industry standards for makeup artists, one of the foundations listed is the Revlon Colorstay line. This stuff has been around for years, and it continues to perform. It lists it as a 24 hour wear, but as with anything with that claim, I'm not one to test it. I wash my face before bed, thankyouverymuch. However, I can put it on in the morning and know that it's going to stay put all day until it is time to wash my face. It's available in two formulas, for oily/combination skin or normal/dry skin. For a drugstore brand, it doesn't react with the flash of a camera and give the face a washed out effect. It's easily blended with other colors to create a perfect shade if you're in between colors (which I am).
Personally, I don't find it particularly hydrating on its own. It is nice and lightweight, the formula itself is very creamy and blends easily. I like using a blender sponge to apply it best, but I also had great coverage and finish with the Real Techniques expert face brush. It doesn't look heavy or cakey, although it is not totally transfer resistant.
I do have a few (small) complaints though. First, it comes in a glass bottle. I hate glass, as it's heavier than plastic and is breakable. So it doesn't travel well. Also, there's no pump, just an opening at the top of the bottle where foundation can leak into the cap. It also requires you to dip something into the bottle to extract the foundation, which can cause contamination if you're not careful. I highly recommend using a q tip dipped into the jar to remove the amount of foundation you need and either apply it to the back of your hand or to dot around your face. Don't dip it back into the jar if you need more- use the other end or a clean q tip! Also, don't put your finger over the opening and tip the bottle to get the foundation out. You'll be depositing bacteria and germs from your finger tip into the foundation that way.
Final Verdict: Another of my favs for a drugstore brand.
**Disclaimer: As with all my product reviews, I was not paid by the
cosmetic company to provide feedback or review/promote their products.
All the opinions expressed in this article are my own. These items were purchased with my own money.