I was sent the Colorstay Makeup and concealer, and their new Photoready BB cream about a month ago. I saw them, and they are on the opposite side of the colour spectrum. They sent me the lightest shade available for the foundation which is 180 Sand Beige and the concealer is Medium, which looks orange on me, and the darkest shade of the BB cream available here which is Medium. The foundation is still a tad dark after it oxidizes so can you imagine what the concealer does? The worst is the BB cream. Do you know what an Oompa Loompa looks like? Now, imagine a BURNT Oompa Loompa. HAHAHAHAH!
Before I go onto the review, let me show you first the swatch. I am not going to talk about the BB Cream at all because I couldn’t even bring myself to test it. I can’t bring myself to put it on, even when I’m at home. I tried on one side of the face and everyone was giving me funny looks. The heck with that. However, I can tell you about the foundation and the concealer.
Yes, the concealer still looks orange against my skin, but guess what it’s good for? Concealing dark circles!! The texture is quite smooth, it doesn’t cake up after powder and it lasts quite well. It is easy to use, glides on and blends seamlessly into the skin and it actually hides my dark circles! I don’t have very dark ones to begin with, but the good thing about the orange tone is that it colour corrects the slight greenish tinge under my eyes. I carry it with me in my purse because I can touch up and it doesn’t look too heavy. This is definitely a good one so if you haven’t tried it, you should. I wish I could say the same about the foundation.
The one sent to me is for normal combination skin and I thought it would suit my skin. It gives medium to full coverage, and it applies quite nicely and sets matte. However, after about half an hour, it oxidizes and turns one shade darker. I don’t have dry skin, but the foundation makes my forehead and cheeks look somehow shriveled. Yes, makes me look like I have very dry skin, which I don’t >_< After a while, this foundation feels dry and heavy and makes my face feel uncomfortable. When my T-zone starts to get oily, this foundation stays on and turns a bit dewy instead of matte, so for oil control, this formula works great. A little blot on my nose, and the foundation is still intact. If you have super oily skin, this might be for you. Not so much for normal combination, I don’t think. I read somewhere that their formula for dry skin is much better, but I wouldn’t know.
If you have normal skin and you’re looking for a Revlon foundation, I’d recommend their whipped creme makeup if you can find a shade match. I like that one, and know that many others like it too. I have the same gripe with Revlon foundations in general – limited shade selection and suitable for those with medium to dark skin tones only.
That said, what does not work for me might be fab on you. I’d recommend the concealer for sure. I’m quite happy with this medium one for my under eyes. It brightens up the area slightly while still looking natural.
The foundation costs RM59 while the concealer is RM39. Have you tried any of these? Do they work on you or is it just me?