Playing around with makeup each weekend has started to become quite the routine for me. Waking up on a Saturday morning means a day of transformation from Saturday slobbiness to over the top glam and lashes for a collection of blog photos. Not only has it started to make me more productive, it’s really fun to sit and play with the colours and textures that I don’t have chance to experiment with during the week. I’ve been working with Revlon for quite some time and recently they have held a contest to show just how well Revlon Colorstay foundation performs. Always one to add another foundation to the mix, I was all for trying out this wonder base to see if it did stay all day. You may have seen my Instagram Stories where I have been quite enamoured with this beautiful foundation. Using all Revlon, I’ve put together a little ‘face of’ whilst I give my thoughts of Colorstay.
I have been really into my foundations lately and I’ve found that I’ve been going for a matte finish with a medium coverage. It’s quite refreshing to wear less makeup whilst knowing that I’ve covered blemishes and my skin looks healthy. The Revlon Colorstay foundation for combination/oily skin has been perfect for me recently. As it’s oil free, it really does stay in place as it counteracts the oils on my skin. A matte finish, but with a lightweight formula that feels like you aren’t wearing any foundation at all. In the shade 320 Nude Beige, I was slightly dubious after choosing the shade online that it would be too dark for me, but it actually looks really natural on.
Two pumps is enough product for my face, and I’ve been buffing it into my skin with the Iconic London flat topped buffing brush (which incidentally is one of the best foundation brushes I’ve ever used). It goes on really easily, works into the skin well and gives a really seamless blend. The finish is matte but not mask like, whilst the coverage is medium to full but still giving a fresh glowy finish. It’s a truly lovely foundation.
When I apply foundation in the morning, I apply it over a primer and set with a pressed powder and I don’t touch my face again throughout the day. When Revlon asked to see if the foundation did indeed last throughout the day, I was really intrigued to see if it did. A day of work, combined with lunchtime and after work meetings, and running from one side of Manchester to the other would usually have some sort of effect on my base. Revlon Colorstay however did not budge. Although I would never be able to wear a foundation for 24 hours, it’s definitely backed up the claims of it being long lasting. I’m actually really impressed. Even more so now I know that it’s only £12.99 from Boots and Superdrug.
For my full face, I’ve used the Revlon Eye, Cheek and Lips Romantic Nudes palette. Handy for throwing in your bag, this all in one palette contains six eye shadows, 4 lip colours and a blusher as well as mini sponge applicators and a blusher brush for application on the go. The colours are ideal for a daytime or soft glam look. I do wish that the shadows had a little bit more pigment as they do blend out to a sheer wash of colour when you’re trying to build it up. I love the colour of the blush though. It looks so natural and gives a light sheen on the cheekbones.
On the lashes, the Revlon Ultimate All in One black mascara. It promises volume, lift, definition, length and intense colour and I think it hits almost every point. I would have liked it to lengthen just a little bit more, but it does give a really good lash look. The length of the brush is quite surprising as it’s quite short but it’s great for the lower lashes and to pick up the lashes at the corners that usually would be quite difficult to get. With it being a plastic applicator, I find it has a lot more control when working the product through the lash.
My favourite Revlon Ultra HD lipgloss has been given a metallic matte makeover and I have found the prettiest shade for spring. Glam is that perfect baby pink with gold shimmer that makes lips look plump and juicy, whilst leaving them hydrated. Although the formula is supposed to be matte, I wouldn’t say that it was but it has way more staying power than a lipgloss. It doesn’t dry down to the extent of a matte lipstick, which isn’t a bad thing at all. It just means that I don’t have to deal with dry lips. Perfect.
Revlon is a brand that is very close to me, and one that I’ve grown up with. I really do think that it is so underrated in the beauty world. The lip products in particular hold a special place in my heart, with shades like Cherries in the Snow which have been passed down to me from my Mum and Nanna. You can’t beat a classic shade. If you are looking for a long wearing foundation on a budget, then the Revlon Colorstay has my seal of approval.This post may contain PR samples that have been sent to me for consideration for review however all my opinions will be my own. The links in the post my be affiliate links which will earn a small amount of commission should you shop my recommendations.