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Monday, February 15, 2021

Review: Revlon ColorStay Light Cover Foundation #Revlon #LightCoverFoundation #Beauty #Makeup #Cosmetics

 (product photo courtesy of www.revlon.com)

1 fl.oz./30mL $13.99
One thing that I review often are foundations. I admit that yes, while I am a makeup junkie, I am especially partial to this category of makeup. The amount I own must total at least 150. And yes, although I do have nice skin, it has always been a struggle to find foundations that color match my skin or are of the right coverage that I want for that particular time. I was particularly intrigued when Revlon decided to come out with their ColorStay Light Cover Foundation. Full coverage foundation has been all the rage for the past few years with a matte finish being the most in fashion. Now all of sudden dewy, light coverage is in style for Spring of 2021. Honestly, my skin is in great shape (having just conquered my hyperpigmentation issues) so I am ecstatic about this trend. 

Revlon ColorStay Light Cover Foundation is a buildable light to medium coverage foundation that has a thin, liquid consistency. It wears for 12 hours and has a chemical/mineral broad spectrum SPF35 blend. That means this sunscreen protects against both UVA/UVB rays. The sunscreen includes Homosalate 6%, Octisalate 3%, Octocrylene 2.4%, Titanium Dioxide 6.97% and Zinc Oxide 4.99%. This foundation has coverage that perfects and covers just the right amount, evening out the skin tone and making skin look flawless. Light Cover Foundation has what is called an "adaptable" shade range of 12 shades that blend into the skin, disappearing into most skin tones. It also hydrates skin all day long, so that skin will not feel dry or tight, with skin looking slightly dewy (hydration levels are boosted by 56%). Infused with concentrated pomegranate for smooth, brighter skin. The easy to hold squeezable bottle has a toddle tip for mess-free application. Formula is free from parabens, phthalates, mineral oil and fragrance. 

To use: shake well before using. Place small dots of foundation on forehead, cheeks, nose and chin. Can be applied with fingers, brush or a sponge. Pat and blend from center of forehead outward until foundation is invisible. Coverage is definitely buildable, more can be applied without looking cakey, just apply more where you need it. 

Here is a swatch of the foundation on my wrist:

swatch of ColorStay Light Cover Foundation in Ivory

You can see above how light the coverage looks from the swatch above. This is just on my wrist. Obviously my wrist is a different shade than the skin on my face. The skin on my wrist tends to be much more pale. It does cover some imperfections easily, however the coverage is buildable and will definitely build up to a good medium coverage foundation. 

Here are photos of my wearing the foundation:

When I first looked at the Ivory shade I thought it would be a little too dark for me but it ended up being okay and did not oxidize throughout the day. The adaptable shades should work for most skin tones. There are 12 shades. Ivory is the lightest for the fairest of skin tones and then the next is Porcelain for Fair to Light skin tones. Next would be Buff for Light skin tones, then Creme Brulee, followed by Natural Beige for light to medium skin tones. For medium skin tones you have Medium Beige, Tawny and Natural Tan. Then for darker skin tones you have Caramel, Cappuccino, Mocha and finally Java for the deepest skin tones.

I found the foundation very easy to apply. Personally I use a damp Beautyblender to apply it rather than a brush or fingers. And I found that one "coat" of coverage was not enough for me, that I needed to build it up just a little bit more because the first time I applied it, it was practically invisible. My skin is in good condition right now and basically I just want to even out my skin tone and cover up some minor hyperpigmentation. I think that this foundation wears extremely well once it is set. I like the finish, which is a light dewy finish over my serum sunscreen. I applied Revlon's Candid Anti-Pollution Powder over it to set it and the finish changed slightly. My skin is definitely dry, so the hydrating aspects of this foundation are also very nice. I will be using this foundation throughout the Spring and possibly the Summer. It will be nice to have something light for a change of pace, instead of heavy coverage as has been what was in style. I guess that I am always used to setting my foundation with a little bit of powder too, and this habit is hard to break for me, but I would love to try the dewy look a little bit more. It makes one look younger and in 2 months I will celebrate my 50th birthday. If you are looking for something different such as a light coverage foundation, then I would definitely recommend this one. 

Revlon ColorStay Light Cover Foundation retails for $13.99 and can be purchased online at Ulta Beauty, Walmart and Amazon. It can also be purchased in store at mass market retailers such as Walgreens, RiteAid, CVS, Target and Walmart. Like Revlon on Facebook: https://facebook.com/revlon; Follow Revlon on Twitter: @revlon; Follow Revlon on Pinterest: https://co.pinterest.com/revlon/; Follow Revlon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/revlon/ and Subscribe to Revlon on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/revlon.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie
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