Revlon Colorstay Foundation Review

Hey everyone,

Thought I’d do a little review post today because it feels like I has been a while and I have been lucky enough to try loads of new products recently 🙂

Like I have mentioned before in other posts, I am really not loyal just to one brand so I love to try new products or products which are on offer just to see if there is something better out there than what I am currently using. The Revlon Colorstay 24hr Wear Foundation is one of those purchases! It was on offer in Boots when I bought it and I thought it was definitely worth a try as I had seen a bit about in online and wanted to see for myself what it was really like!

I have really fair skin and picked up shade 150 Buff. One thing I was initially very impressed with was the really good range of colours offered by Revlon – this wasn’t even the lightest colour which shows just how broad a spectrum they are offering as I don’t think I’ve ever not purchased the very lightest shade of foundation before! I picked up for the combination/oily skin as this definitely suits me better than dry skin foundations and decided to give it a whirl. This is currently retailing at £9.49 on Boots website but is normally £12.49 – I know when I purchased it I definitely paid less than £10 as I think anything over £10 is pretty expensive for a drugstore foundation!

I initially started using this all over my face every day and was really impressed with how well it held! The below picture is one I shared on Instagram a while ago where I had my make up on for 14 hours and in that time had been to work and taught a dance class and my face STILL looked really fresh! However, I very quickly found out that this was a really heavy foundation which gave me terrible breakouts 😦

Me after a 14 hour day - foundation still looking fresh though!
Me after a 14 hour day – foundation still looking fresh though!

I’ve never had a reaction like that to foundation before, but when I thought about it more, I don’t think I have ever used such a heavy foundation – so really this just clogged up my pores to the point where they couldn’t breathe and it didn’t even matter that I have a good skincare routine, it was too heavy to wear all day! I really liked the foundation though and the coverage it provided so I have adapted how I use this now! It’s worth bearing in mind though that I have pretty spot prone skin anyway so maybe that was a factor and isn’t guaranteed to have that reaction with everyone!

Daily I have begun wearing my MAC Studio Fix Foundation which is really much more expensive than I usually like however, I really haven’t found anything to rival it. I still use the Colorstay every day too though, but just as my under-eye foundation as it is a shade lighter than my MAC Foundation and gives a great finish when combined!

MAC Foundation with Revlon under eyes
MAC Foundation with Revlon under eyes


  • Good coverage
  • Fantastic range of shades
  • Affordable
  • Buildable
  • Blends easily
  • Long wearing
  • 30ml lasts a long time


  • Doesn’t have a pump so applying can be messy and difficult!
  • Quite heavy consistency
  • Made me breakout 😦

Anyone who has read my other reviews will know that other than my star rating two of the biggest factors for me are would I recommend this foundation and would I repurchase?

I have recommended this foundation to fellow blogger and friends, but only to those who either need a medium to full coverage foundation on a budget or have spot free skin. I personally probably won’t purchase this foundation again myself though, purely because that is quite expensive just for an under-eye foundation. I would give this 3 out of 5 because it does look good and last well all day and applies so nicely, it just didn’t work for me 😦

What foundation is your favourite and why? Do you have any affordable recommendations? I’d love to hear them! As always please comment below and don’t forget to like, share and follow! You can also find me on Twitter and Instagram, so I hope to see you there soon!

Lots of love, Leanne xx


4 thoughts on “Revlon Colorstay Foundation Review

  1. I also prefer a lighter coverage make up and I have recently been loving the maybelline dream wonder. It gives good buildable coverage and stays really well for such a light texture! Might be worth checking it out

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  2. I want to give the MAC studio fix a try, you’ve outlined everything I could possibly want to know about it too so thank you!
    Lighter foundations are normally my ‘go-to’ in the spring especially when my freckles come out so I may give the 24hr stay one a go too.
    Great review!
    Amy @ Blonde Amy x

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