Revlon Colorstay Foundation for Oily/Combination Skin : Review

by mehak on July 22, 2012

in Face Products, Foundation, Reviews, Revlon

Revlon Colorstay Foundation Review (For Oily Combination Skin)

Guest Post by Ria (Medium Skin tone/Combination Skin)

Before trying out Revlon colorstay foundation, the only other that I had tried was from MAC and was not very happy with it. I had just used that twice on the occasion of my sister’s marriage and have never taken it out of my cabinet again. So when I had another close wedding coming up in the beginning of this year I was again on the lookout for a good foundation. I had heard great reviews about Revlon colorstay foundation and as it came for oily/combination skin, I gave it a try.

Description- ColorStay® Makeup .With SoftFlex® For Combination/Oily Skin

– Oil free, shine control formula

– Long wearing-looks and feels freshly applied for upto 16 hours without fading or wearing off

– Contains SoftFlex® comfort technology-feels lightweight & comfortable on skin

– SPF 6

– Skin type-Oily/normal-oily

– Coverage-Full



First of the Revloon Colorstay foundation comes  in a variety of shades and  I rarely see a drugstore foundation come in so many shades hence this totally won me over to start with. I got the shade Sand Beige. Also it is available for combination/oily skin type and normal/dry skin type, so there is something for every skin color/texture and type.

It is a full coverage foundation and it is very easy to layer it on without looking cakey. The maximum I have worn it at a stretch is 8 hours and it looks the same when I had applied it 8 hours ago though I have not tested its ambitious 16 hours claim.

It is very lightweight and does not feel heavy when applied. Blends easily but has to be done fast as it dries quickly. I have acne prone skin but this has never caused me to breakout. It gives matt finish and really helps in oil control.But this foundation is kind of difficult to take off. I have to apply cleanser on my face 2-3 times to remove it completely.

This foundation is inexpensive compared to many others who does all the mentioned things and costs a bomb.I do not look for SPF in my foundation and this having SPF 6 is neither a positive nor a negative for me.

Pros of Revlon Colorstay Foundation

  • Full coverage but does not look cakey
  • Easy to blend
  • Matt finish
  • Amazing range of shades
  • Not too expensive
  • Lasting power is very good
  • Does not break me out

Cons of Revlon Colorstay Foundation

  • Dries easily so blending has to be done real quick
  • Would have liked a pump with the bottle.
Left: Before, Right: After

Rating- A

Price– Rs 790/- for 30 ml

Availability– Revlon stores and online also

Recommendation–  Revlon Colorstay is a great drugstore foundation offering a variety of shades and full coverage for 2 skin types.  Give it a try of you still have not found your perfect foundation, its definitely worth the money spent !!

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Sweet&Bitter July 22, 2012 at 2:13 pm

gr8 for longrun..will try the dry normal ones in stores…hope even that one is as long staying as this one……

PS : weddings are a wonderful time to re-stock ur makeup :D


Swati R July 22, 2012 at 7:25 pm

nice review… :)


Ria July 22, 2012 at 11:37 pm

thanks swati


Dolon July 22, 2012 at 10:10 pm

I like this too…great drugstore product


Ria July 22, 2012 at 11:37 pm

one of the best drugstore foundation..


shivangi July 22, 2012 at 11:07 pm

No wonder it gets so man great reviews worldwide! I wanna try this too but have never found a store where there are all of the shades available :(


Ria July 22, 2012 at 11:35 pm

u might try shoppers stop..coz when i got it, they had almost all the shades


Tanmayee July 22, 2012 at 11:22 pm

Yes its a v.good foundation, I have used this and can vouch for it..provides good coverage and is good for oily-combi skin :)


Ria July 22, 2012 at 11:36 pm

yes tanmayee..its totally suitable for my skin type..


Yumna July 23, 2012 at 6:03 am

Do you set this with powder? And if you do, which one do you use? Thanks! :)


Aditi Pednekar July 23, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Looks like this one is made for me! Must try. I hope it photographs well


Pooja@IBC July 23, 2012 at 10:58 pm

I’ve been contemplating whether to buy this for ages, but I have some serious issues with this, first the SPF for oily combo skin is only SPF 6, internationally it has to be minimum to be SPF 8 for a product to claim sun protection. Secondly no dispenser pump third the Revlon counters never have more than 2-3 shades in stock… in essence I haven’t yet bought it due to these gripes, but yes its a great drugstore medium coverage foundation.


Karishma July 24, 2012 at 12:09 am

I have used this foundation and liked it. The only issue I face with it that it makes my laugh lines prominent.
Great Review :)


Preeti Kaur January 17, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Great review :P


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