Revlon recently released their best selling Colorstay foundation in a compact form, and I am into it! Having never used the liquid version of Colorstay, I can’t draw any comparisons, but what I can tell you is that the compact version is a lovely foundation in its own right. I have traditionally steered clear of compact foundations for fear of them being too drying for my skin, however this offering from Revlon had me pleasantly surprised by just how creamy and moisturising it was. That being said, the finish isn’t dewy – it’s more of demi-matte, so if you want glow, you will need to add a highlighter.
I like to apply it with a buffing brush and it melts into my skin and provides a decent amount of coverage – light to medium, I would say. However if you want fuller coverage, you can always add more product until you achieve the desired result. In terms of longevity, I would say it performed well. I have been noticing some patchiness around the chin and nose areas after about 4 hours, but I think that is on account of my skin being particularly dehydrated at the moment, so none of my foundations are staying put.
Included in the compact is a smaller pan of Colorstay concealer. The consistency is creamy and opaque, and it blends seamlessly into the foundation. I found that it did a good job of covering blemishes/redness as well as under-eye circles, so you’ve got yourself a good multi-tasker here. There also didn’t appear to be any noticeable creasing, which was a real bonus.
The Colorstay Pressed Powder has, to the best of my knowledge, been available for quite some time now – it’s not a new release. My dry skin means I have very little use for powder, unless I need to set my blemish concealer (the key is to layer concealer and powder repeatedly until you reach the desired coverage). This powder is finely milled, so works well for this purpose.
Jules spoke about these new Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in her April Favourites post – I stole this colour (‘Seduction’) from the pile because it was the first nude matte lip colour I’d seen that actually appealed to me. I would describe the colour as a wearable, everyday pinky-nude, and I cannot get enough of it – it’s beautiful. I have been wearing it almost daily for the past two weeks, and the desire to have it on my lips shows no signs of abating any time soon.
Unlike traditional matte lip colours, this product is comfortable and non-drying, in addition to being long lasting. I find that one application lasts me a good few hours, and every subsequent application deepens the colour stain on the lip, which I love.
The only downside is the smell – quite sickly and artificial, but luckily it doesn’t linger around for too long.
Here’s a quick look at all the products on my face (natural light, no filter):
All products kindly provided by Revlon.