My Review of Revlon ColorStay: The Best Foundation for Oily/Acne-Prone Skin
Revlon ColorStay Foundation Works
I have never publicly endorsed a product before, but I feel compelled to spread the word about this foundation.
You can purchase this amazing product for about $9-$12 a bottle, depending on where you shop.
Pros: Controls oil, cheap, easy to apply, many shades, won't cause breakouts, no odor, and does not rub off on my clothes, my pets, or my daughter.
Cons: It is always sold out in most stores or people have opened the bottle to try the product.
My Skin Type
I have extremely oily skin. By midday, I can use half my oil-blotting sheets and still look oily. I am also a mother, wife, preschool teacher, and active naturalist. As you can see, my days are filled with different activities, and I need a foundation that will last throughout the day. That is why I have searched for years for the best makeup for oily/acne-prone skin that will stay on my face and still look natural even at the end of the day.
How I Discovered Revlon's ColorStay Foundation
I have tried a wide range of products. Some were high-end while others could be found at Walmart. Each purchase brought a faint glimmer of hope, and I couldn't wait to begin my morning makeup ritual. Most of the foundations I tried would look great at first, but, by the end of the day, my skin would look slick with oil—or even worse, my foundation appeared to be sliding around my face.
Then, I heard about for combination/oily skin. I researched the product and read numerous positive reviews. Still, I had my doubts after so many disappointments in the past. But during one of my many visits to Walmart with my daughter, I happened to come across the makeup in a shade close to my skin color. I took it as a sign because most of the other shades were completely sold out, so I added the foundation to my cart. Like so many times before, I woke up the next morning a little giddy with excitement. I know, it's just makeup, but I was determined to complete my quest for the best oil-absorbing foundation. Revlon's ColorStay foundation
Testing Out the Product
It looked great in the morning. It went on smooth, covered all of my acne scars, and evened out my complexion. Even better, there was no obnoxious odor or unusual texture. I felt slightly optimistic as I began my day. I took my daughter to the zoo, went grocery shopping, and worked in the garden. The day happened to be extremely hot. It was the perfect climate to test the foundation's claims.
- Throughout the day, I administered my own test—a test I have perfected throughout the years.
- Using one fingertip, I gently pressed against the area of my face affected by my oil glands the most: my forehead.
- Instantly, the results surprised me. No oil lingered on my fingertip, and my forehead felt dry to the touch. Still, I remained cautiously optimistic.
- I waited until my daughter went to sleep, and then I crept into the bathroom, turned on the light, and looked at my reflection.
- My face looked even and natural, with only a slight shine around my T-zone. By this time, the foundation had remained on my face for over 13 hours without any touch up. Not bad, not bad at all. I couldn't help but smile.
That was three months ago. I have been using this product religiously without any breakouts, nor do I see any change in the makeup's effectiveness. People have commented that my skin looks "clearer and healthier."
Finally, I have found a product that fits my budget, suits my active lifestyle, and feels good on my skin.