Saturday, March 12, 2016

Revlon Colorstay 2-in-1 Compact Makeup & Concealer

Revlon Colorstay liquid foundation is a drugstore staple for most people.  I use it in the Normal to Oily line and have always had good results wearing it.  So when Revlon came out with a Colorstay Compact, I knew I had to try it.  Bed Bath & Beyond {aka Harmon} always has the releases earliest by me, so that's where I picked mine up in Sand Beige.  If you know your MAC shade, there is a great chart of which Colorstay shades correlate to which MAC shades here {my own shade comparisons will be below as usual}.

Revlon Colorstay 2-in-1 Compact Makeup & Concealer
Claims from Revlon:
Expertly matched shades of makeup and concealer for a flawless, longwearing look that’s perfect for you. Smooth, blendable formula with buildable coverage and a demi-matte finish. Compact includes a unique applicator for precise application and a mirror for touch-ups on the go. Choose your match.
• 12 expertly matched shades of foundation and concealer
• Flawless, demi-matte finish
• Sweat resistant formula lasts all day
• Buildable to full coverage
• Mirror and applicator included

Price: $12.99 [vs $9.99 in regular Colorstay line]
Amount: 0.4 oz [vs 1 oz in regular Colorstay line]
Shades: 12 Shades [vs 16 in the regular Colorstay line]

This foundation is super easy to apply - I agree with the claims of smooth and blendable.  I applied it with a damp Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge {review here} and it went on like a dream.  The coverage is definitely medium and buildable to full coverage.  I find it doesn't have as much of a matte finish as the regular Colorstay liquid foundation, so it's spot on with the semi-matte claim.  Setting to a demi-matte finish, it creates a perfect skin-like look that's not too matte.  I topped it lightly with the Maybelline Fit Me! Matte and Poreless Powder in Buff Beige 130 and they looked beautiful together.

The concealer is on its own separate ring that lifts up so you can access the full pan of foundation.  The concealer was kind of an odd color when I put it on the first time (almost gray and cool toned) so I added a touch of the foundation on top to even it out and it turned out fine.  Thinking it was because it was the first layer, I tried it out again.  It wasn't as gray looking, but I still find it a tad light for me, but with my Fit Me Matte and Poreless Powder over it, it wasn't noticeable.  The concealer reminds me of the Revlon PhotoReady concealer so it's a thicker formula.  For some it may be better just for spot treating.  I wouldn't use something this thick every day under my eyes, but it has its time and place.

Wear Test:  I wore this for 8 hours each time and it didn't have obvious signs of wear, smearing, or breaking apart.  The only spot would maybe be a tiny bit by my nose but it was so minimal I hardly noticed.  There wasn't shininess like I normally get.  I think it has great staying power.  I wore just moisturizer underneath the first time, and the elf Radiant Glow Primer the second.

If you like Revlon Colorstay, this is a great foundation.  I like it just as much as the liquid Colorstay, probably even more!  Similar to the L’Oréal Lumi Cushion, you only get 0.4 ounces versus 1 fluid ounce in the regular liquid Colorstay, but that's the only downside.

This is a beautiful foundation and the compact makes it super easy.  I will definitely be keeping this one around.  If you're an on-the-go mom like me, this is a great option for throwing in your diaper bag or makeup bag!

My Foundation Shade Comparisons:
MAC -- NC 20-25

MAC Studio Fix Powder -- NC30
Makeup Forever HD -- 130 Warm Ivory
Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation -- Light 48
Kat Von D Lock-It Powder Foundation -- Medium 52
Urban Decay Naked -- 3.0
Bare Minerals -- Medium Beige N20

Tarte Amazonian Clay  Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation -- Light-Medium Neutral
Sephora Collection Perfection Mist Airbrush Foundation -- Light
Revlon Colorstay Combo/Oily -- Sand Beige 180 [winter] | Medium Beige 240 [summer]
Revlon Colorstay Whipped -- Medium Beige 250
Neutrogena Healthy Skin -- Nude
Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear -- Nude 40
Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Powder Foundation -- Nude 40

Maybelline Fit Me! Matte - Nude Beige 125
Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse -- Nude (Light 4)
Maybelline Dream Smooth -- Nude Beige 180

Maybelline Dream Wonder -- Nude 40
L'Oréal Magic Nude -- Natural Buff 318
L'Oréal True Match -- N3 Natural Buff

L'Oréal True Match Lumi Cushion -- N2 Classic Ivory
CoverGirl Outlast Stay Luminous -- Buff Beige 825
CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 -- Nude Beige 832