Hello my beauties! Today I am sharing something really exciting with you today, I was contacted by… Revlon’s PR group! They got in touch and asked if I would be interested in joining in on their latest #LifeProofColourStay campaign and I jumped at the chance!
My earliest memory of Revlon is from childhood, my mum isn’t very much in to makeup and girly things but she had this stunning red nail polish that at that time was probably still older than I am now, fast forward to when I got in to makeup and the first primer I ever used was the Revlon PhotoReady Primer which I loved as it left me poreless and their nail polishes still hold a special place in my display.
Being honest, I never really considered Revlon foundation – I underestimated their shade range and how it would perform with my oil slick T-Zone, how wrong I was! There are 41 shades to choose from with Revlon’s long-wear 24hr ColorStay Foundation so there is bound to be a shade to suits you and that oily T-Zone of mine is tamed with the formula specially created with oily/combination skin in mind boasting Salicylic Acid which controls oils in the skin allowing for a perfect matte finish every time.
I have been testing out this foundation for about a week now, from the shade guide that I was sent and a little bit of google searching for shade comparisons I surmised that 150 Buff would be a good match for my winterkissed skin and on trialling it, actually it was a pretty close guess – the shade is neutral with no overbearing yellow or neutral tones, I didn’t happen to notice any oxidisation as the day went by which was a strong plus. In comparison to my everyday foundations, you can see Buff is a little bit too light but in the selfie later on it is a actually a spot on match.
As liquid foundations go, this is quite a runny one but it’s easy to work with. Applied with a sponge, it gives a lovely natural “your skin but better” look that allows freckles to shine through whilst looking flawless, but applied with a brush and built up it leads to a solid medium coverage. While it does dry down matte, I personally like to set it down with a powder as I like to look as matte as possible and find it is easier to blend powders in to.
The foundation promises 24hrs of wear and for people with oily/combination skin this can be seen as an extremely bold statement. It does manage longwear with ease, but after about 8 hours I can see a little bit of breakdown along the crease of my nose which is the greasiest part of my face.. but it is gym proof which I tried out after a long day at work and going straight to a sweaty workout it didn’t seem too stressed out my this so overall I think the foundation can stand whatever you throw at it in your day.
First impressions and beyond, I really like this foundation and will continue reaching for it during the winter/spring months of my skin. Moving forward I will definitely repurchase but maybe try out a darker shade and explore Revlon powder foundation while I am there.
Let me know what you think in the comments below and if you have tried any Revlon products!
The products in this post were gifted to me by Revlon as part of their latest PR campaign, I have received no payment for taking part and all views expressed are of my own. For full disclosure please see my PR page.
Love and (high)light xx