How are you liking the beauty battles series so far? I can't believe this is the sixth week running. Im hoping to get to ten. If you have any suggestions or requests for products that I can feature for the rest of the series, please let me know.
On to today's business, Liquid Foundation is one makeup item I honestly can not do without. The right shade and formula can leave you looking flawless, if you don't have it, you can fake it, oh yeah!
Mac Select SPF15
I used to have Normal/Combination skin and this foundation worked well for me lasting about 3 hours before any oils started to surface. Recently, a certain product changed my skin type to Combination/Oily (
rant blog post for another another day) and this foundation doesn't work for me anymore. My nose starts to get oily within 30 minutes and even when I use a blot powder, one hour at the most. I have also found that the product moves around a lot so if you have Combination/Oily or Oily skin, you might need to stay away from this one.
I think this product has been discontinued by MAC but I paid about £23 for the foundation and £3 for a pump, grrr!
Revlon Colorstay Foundation (Combination/Oily)
These foundations have been around for quite a while, but I have been a Mac Foundation Stan until now. Seeing as my skin-type changed, I decided to give other brands a chance and bought the Revlon Colorstay in the shade Caramel without expecting much from it.
Like the Mac one, it also comes in a glass bottle and no pump. What is up with these cosmetic brands not including pumps with their foundations. It makes it so difficult to dispense the right amount of product and is generally unhygienic. The foundation also gets exposed to air when there is no pump making it oxidise quickly, no bueno.
This is a slightly thicker fluid so it provides medium-full coverage. It has a distinct scent though which caught me off guard the first time but I think I'm now used to it. It blends easily into the skin and has a natural finish. Revlon claims that it wears for 16 hours, I haven't had it on for that long but it manages to keep my face matte for at least 5 hours, brilliant aye? It also happens to stay put even when I get a little sweaty thanks to the insane weather around these parts. There is a Normal/Dry skin variant available if you fall on the other side of the skin type fence.
Get Revlon Colorstay for N2350 here or at any Casabella Store. In the UK it is around £12.00 from Boots or Superdrug.
|Mac Select SPF blended in a little too much, hopefully it's still visible|
|Revlon Colorstay blended in a little less for visibility|
Length of Wear
Revlon Colourstay ticks all the right boxes for me, great coverage, keeps me oil free for hours, is universal i.e it caters to different skin types and it is pocket friendly. It's consistency is also less watery than the Select SPF but it still maintains a natural finish. That's our winner for today!
Have any of you lovelies tried Revlon Colourstay foundation? Please let me know what you think of it.
Peace and Love,
Photo Cred: My lovely brother in-law whose photography outfit is called 1331 PhotoHQ helped take these pictures :)