Saturday, 24 October 2015

The Best Drugstore Full Coverage Foundation



If you know me, you'll know my undeniable love for a full coverage face - especially in the Winter! I just love having a 'perfect' complexion; although my skin rarely has spots, it is very discoloured and my overly red cheeks aren't at all appealing if I do say so myself. To solve this issue, I am constantly purchasing foundations that I hear are great to form an airbrushed, smooth base and this time I found one from the drugstore - a definite rarity!!!


In my time of trying out drugstore bases, I have never turned to Revlon. I have absolutely no idea why I didn't, as I luuurve Revlon eye and lip products! Anyway, I've seen numerous people rave about this foundation over the past few months so I thought I'd give it a go...

The Revlon Colorstay foundations are available in an array of colours and formulations, suitable for every skin type. I opted for combination/dry because I mainly suffer with dry patches in the Winter, however my T-zone remains oily all year round...great! This formulation works effectively on my skin, giving my complexion a warm, winter glow. When it comes to application, I either use a damp beauty blender or the dense-bristled base brush to blend into the skin. Due to the formulation being extremely smooth, it makes blending a dream.

A full coverage is achieved with two thin, even layers - this hides any blemishes and corrects any discoloration. On an average day, this base lasts for 10 hours before slipping off the face (without powder) and roughly 12-14 with powder keeping it in place; therefore does not match the claim, for me, on lasting 24 hours. But who even wears foundation for 24 hours, eh?! The only other flaw I've faced with the Revlon Colorstay is that there isn't a pump so you have to pour the product out. This can be very impractical and get quite messy in my makeup bag.

Overall, I totally recommend this foundation to anyone who is lover, like me, of full coverage bases or those who like skin-specific foundations. Revlon are the one to visit!

What foundation are you wearing this Winter?

Lots of love

Charlotte x

18 comments:

  1. Hell to the yes, best foundation ever, I love this stuff for the coverage it gives!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. I absolutely love it - I totally agree :-) xx

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  2. This sounds really nice! I've been really liking the Maybelline Superstat Better Skin foundation lately.

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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    1. Ohhh, I will have to check that out :-) Thank you for commenting xxx

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  3. I use this foundation last winter and I did love it, but it was a little heavy for me. I am using the L'Orel 24 Matt Foundation which is also great for the colder months. GreyWalls

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    1. Yes I know what you mean, I found it really heavy originally because I applied too much. However it is perfect now... will have to check out the one you mentioned too :-) xxx

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  4. I'm also a full coverage fan, so this sounds right up my street!

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk | xx

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    1. Totally agree, defo need to check this out next time you're in a drugstore x

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  5. I've read so many great things about this foundation and I do love a full coverage finish too!
    charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw thanks for commenting Char, love you!! xxx

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  6. I've never even thought about this! My skin was pretty good in the summer so I was using Skin79 Lovely Girl BB cream because it's so light and smooth, but when skin took a turn in September I started using a Bare Minerals powder foundation that hides blemishes.

    Glad to know I'm not the only one who like full coverage in the winter though! I feel like it just kind of keeps my face warm haha!

    Sydney Xx
    Stellar Dolly

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    1. I liked using lighter, bb creams in the summer too however winter, I prefer to go all out with foundation and high coverage. I've heard great things about the bare minerals foundation..will have to give it a go :-) xx

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  7. I don't tend to wear any foundation products on a regular basis, but I've heard great things about this product! Thanks for the review!
    xo Kiki
    http://colormekiki.com/

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    1. Yes you should definitely try it if you ever get into wearing foundation :-) xx

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  8. Been wanting to try this for ages, it sounds so good, although I think that the fact it doesn't have a punk would annoy me!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

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    1. Yes it is pretty annoying but I'm sure there are cheap pumps you can buy in superdrug/boots to add onto it :p xxx

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  9. I love this so much - I use the oily combination one and also done a post on it. I've just purchased my second bottle of this. So glad I found it x
    gillmclaughlin.com

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    1. That's cool - I will be defo checking that out!! I will totally be repurchasing too; it seems to last fooooorever though which is great. xxx

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