Revlon Colorstay Oil-Free Foundation Review

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Revlon Colorstay Oil-Free Foundation with Softlex is among the high-rating liquid face base that offers an impressive coverage for those who have an oily and blemished skin like mine. What hooked me with it is its being affordable than MAC while giving a coverage at par, and perhaps even better than MAC's Studio Fix liquid foundation.

Revlon Colorstay Oil-Free Foundation, 30mL
~800php at Watson's and Department Stores

What I love about it:

  • long-wearing (MAC SF lasts a good 5-6hours on my acidic skin; Revlon, 9-12 hours!)
  • buildable coverage (medium to heavy)
  • photographs well (minus the non-diffused flash)
  • transfer-resistant (MAC SF, for my skin, sadly, isn't)
  • affordable and locally available
  • among the few drugstore brands that offer the best skintone & undertone shades


  • the scent! feels like you're stuffing your face with too many harsh chemicals!
  • oxidizes on acidic skin (so I got myself a shade lighter)
  • SPF 15 content can be a con because of the whitecast it can create when using cameras without a diffused flash system
  • may be difficult to blend with a brush (hello sponge and fingertips!)
  • it stains brushes big time!
  • difficult to remove (I do 3 rounds of cleansing using Pond's cold cream to completely take the makeup off)
  • not lightweight

The biggest con that made me give this Revlon foundation bottle up is that it made my face red, patchy and ugly after taking it off! This is such a huge disappointment because I rarely come across liquid foundations that suck up the oil for long hours while giving a flawless coverage.

Revlon Colorstay Oil-Free foundation is such a keeper if it didn't act up on my skin. This bottle isn't just a hype... it works! I gave it several chances (well, it deserved it) and it just kept giving me ugly skin after taking off a very pretty mask.


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