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Revlon ColorStay Makeup Liquid Foundation for Combination/Oily Skin: Review and Swatches

Revlon ColorStay Makeup Liquid foundation for Combination Oily Skin review swatches blog

Revlon ColorStay Makeup for Combination/Oily Skin Warm Golden Review

By Contributor: Apoorva

I’m finally putting my writing skills to a test and also putting my out-of control makeup addiction to some good use (other than of course using it to make myself insanely gorgeous looking!) So today I’ll be doing a review and swatch on my favourite drug store foundation that is Revlon Colorstay. This was first bought by be during a period when I was going through a revolutionary phase trying out slightly more expensive and higher coverage makeup, as opposed to my “naturally pretty” no foundation phase. This came right after I finally figured out I wasn’t naturally all that pretty without some foundation, thanks to the pimples from hell in my late teens. So I googled and googled for good high coverage foundations (a girl’s gotta do her research!) and finally zeroed in on      Revlon Colorstay which was apparently one of the best drug store foundations out there and it’s been my go-to foundation ever since..anyway, enough babbling about my life story.

Revlon ColorStay Makeup Liquid  foundation for Combination Oily Skin review swatches india
Revlon ColorStay Makeup for Combination Oily Skin

Of course, most of us NEVER get the right shade on our first try unless we’re super lucky (which of course..I wasn’t!) so I tried/threw out a couple of shades before I finally found my perfect match..Warm Golden. It was almost similar to that feeling you get when you think you’ve found the perfect guy. I have a fair-ish skin tone and this one was the shade closest to it. It suited me like second skin and gave a medium to heavy coverage. But of course you could end up looking er..not so natural (or pretty) if you plaster on too much.

I once tried some experimenting with foundations by mixing a couple of different brands after a wave of inspiration from you-tube guru Cassandra Bankson and ended up looking like Kim Kardashian meets Jan Crouch meets Oompa Loompa. But within the safe limits it perfectly evens out my skin. I still needed a concealer to cover up some of those really dark spots (refer to pimple story above) but the light ones were almost hard to see.

Revlon ColorStay Makeup Liquid foundation for Combination Oily Skin review swatches photo
Revlon ColorStay Makeup Liquid foundation

Some people say it has a bothersome paint-like smell but maybe it’s the blinding love for the product but I never noticed anything that troubling about the smell. And I find that it blends very easily with fingers and a brush is not really necessary. The one major complaint I have about the foundation is the cap bottle. It comes in a screw cap bottle and is hard to pick up the right amount without a pump, but I guess we don’t get everything we want.

Hopefully Revlon will hear our multiple collective woes and strap on a pump to the bottle soon. But overall I love this product and it’s perfect for those who want a great natural looking foundation with good coverage without breaking the bank.

Revlon ColorStay Makeup Liquid foundation for Combination Oily Skin warm golden review swatches


Swatches in natural light

I wanted to show you guys the coverage of the foundation since I love you all soo soo much, so I drew a scar on my hand with a long stay eye pencil and then covered it up with the foundation. It it’s a taaad more visible than the pic here but you can still see how awesome the coverage is!

Revlon ColorStay Makeup Liquid foundation for Combination Oily Skin review swatch
Revlon ColorStay Makeup Liquid foundation swatch before and after

The pros of Revlon ColorStay Liquid Foundation Warm Golden:

  • Medium-heavy coverage
  • Moderately priced
  • Contains Spf 6, but even then we never take any chances when it comes to sunscreen
  • It comes in both dry and oily/combiantion skin formulations. So there’s one out there for everyone
  • Stays all day without touch-ups
  • Matte coverage. Doesn’t make your skin shiny or oily looking after a while, we all know how much we hate that!

The cons of Revlon ColorStay Makeup Warm Golden

  • No pump. Are you hearing us, Revlon?
  • The smell. Sensitive sniffers out there might have a problem
  • Needs a makeup remover to remove completely
Revlon ColorStay Makeup Liquid foundation warm golden for Combination Oily Skin review
Revlon ColorStay Liquid foundation warm golden

Price: Rs. 800

VNA Rating: 4.5/5

Conclusion: Revlon ColorStay Liquid Foundation is one of the best foundations out there which is suitable for daily wear as well as that special occasion. Definitely worth a try in case you haven’t yet. Comes out in 2 variants: for Combination/Oily Skin and Dry Skin so you can choose the one for you. The dry skin one gives a dewy finish.



Have you tried the Colorstay Makeup? Share your views with us.

126 thoughts on “Revlon ColorStay Makeup Liquid Foundation for Combination/Oily Skin: Review and Swatches”

  1. I have had it on my list for a long time. but not sure about my match. I checked online and found, the shades for NC41 to 42 are not available here. That’s a bummer. :(

    I loved your writing.

  2. That was a very useful review. I was actually contemplating buying this foundation since I’m very oily & am tired of my shiny face. I feel so much more confident to buy this now thanks to you.
    Hey can you tell me how many shades do they have in total? tried the Revlon site but nothing mentioned there. Thanks :)

  3. Well…I purchased this product with great excitement and after 2-3 hours of applying it…my skin started getting small granules.It ruined my new year eve.I hate this product.

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