Thursday, February 18, 2016

Revlon Colorstay 2 in 1 Compact Review -3 Shades w/Swatches and Demo

New to the drugstore, Revlon recently released a 2 in 1 compact in their Colorstay line up in the form of a compact. This product takes the guesswork out of finding a concealer shade that's right for your foundation.

Name: Revlon Colorstay 2 in 1 Compact
Shade: 12 Shades
Price: $19.99
Size: 11g Foundation, 1.3g Concealer
Available at local drugstores.

What Revlon says: "Each Revlon ColorStay 2-in-1 Compact Makeup & Concealer features a perfectly-paired cream makeup with complementing cream concealer, expertly matched to be one shade lighter than the makeup. The chic packaging includes a concealer to camouflage imperfections, a lightweight makeup for smooth finish and all-day coverage, a mirror for touch-ups on the go and Revlon applicator for precision and blending."

Revlon recently released their newest face product which is a cream foundation and concealer, all in one chic compact. The liquid Revlon Colorstay foundation is a favorite among many Youtubers so let's see how this new cream compact stacks up. Included in the compact is a mirror and a sponge.

I have not used many foundations in this format so my biggest fear was that the product would be hard to blend and I'd end up with cake face.

My first thought was holy crap the foundation is SO creamy! It is really easy to pick up on a sponge and blends across the face perfectly. Also, I was amazed by how weightless it felt. I thought I would feel oily or stick, but it was dry almost instantly.

Packaging: I'm really impressed by the quality of the mirror in this compact. The sponge is really easy to work with too. I'd have liked if the compact was a bit thinner as it's a bit big for fitting into my purse.

Coverage: This is a medium coverage foundation. I had great successes with this covering up my brown spots. Foundations usually just slide across my brown spots for some reason but maybe due to the sponge application, I was really able to lessen the darkness of it.

Finish: The product gives a satin finish and lasts about 6 hours. I'm a bit surprised that it doesn't last as long but I guess because it's a compact, you can touch up throughout the day. I love the smooth look it gives to my skin but it does cling to some dry spots.

Another drawing point of this product is the "expert matched" concealer. I can see how this is beneficial for those who are just starting out at the drugstore. Especially since often there aren't testers in the drugstore, you may be left guessing what shade you want. The formula of the concealer is significantly thicker but still very creamy.

The shade works well on me but I prefer the texture of the foundation better. I think I can layer my foundation to create heavier coverage. As you can see in the swatches, the concealer is usually a shade lighter than the foundation.

Shades: Natural Beige is a great match for my skin right now. 180 Sand Beige is a lighter yellow toned beige while 320 True Beige is a warmer, darker shade. There are three shades lighter than Sand Beige and 6 shades darker than True Beige. If you have trouble finding darker shades at the drugstore, check out the Caramel and Cappuccino shades in this collection.

Here's my before and after with the foundation and concealer. My brown spots are much less noticeable! I would then use bronzer/blush to warm up the skin so it's not so one dimensional. But I wanted to show the foundation on it's own.

Overall I really like the foundation for it's creaminess and weightless feel on the skin. At $19.99  it's on the pricier side on the drugstore. But if you are just starting out in makeup, it's a great way to pick up foundation and concealer all in one go! The formulation of the foundation is spot on and the inclusion of the mirror and sponge makes it a complete compact for the on the go!

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