Even though i am a make-up lover, 1 thing that i usually skip/not crazy about is foundation. To think it is supposed to be the basic one since it will hide away flaws which is 1 of the main reason why we apply make-up, I just tend to not use it if it's possible.
I sweat a lot so i just find it useless. I have a hyperactive sweat glands, thanks to that (-__-"), i can't abide the fact that foundation (especially powder) makes my skin look & feel muddy when i sweat. Yuck!
Plus, im acne-prone so i try to avoid irritating my skin further by any face product that might clog my pores.
So i just not use foundation at all if possible. But that doesn't mean i don't wear any especially during the time that i need to put my best face forward. Now in scenarios like this, i reach for Revlon Colorstay Make-up with SoftFlex
The name Colorstay fits this one because it does stay on your face for a long time ^_~
I don't really know what SoftFlex is though. What chemical component does this SoftFlex has that "provides all day comfort"?
What i like about this is that it doesn't make me breakout, which is good (provided that i make sure that i take everything off of my face). It doesn't irritate my skin even though im acne-prone.
Another good thing about this is that they have another version which is for normal/dry skin so you could choose something that really fits your need.
One of the things that i don't like about this one is the packaging. It's so hard to get the product out of it because it's just in a bottle like this. It could also make the product dries faster & shorten the shelf life because it is constantly exposed to air each & every time you use it. But hey, the glass is so thick that even if slips in your hand it won't just break, which also makes it sealed air-tight.
My Revlon shade is Buff & it looks like so. For reference, im MAC NC20.
I prefer using a flat top brush rather than a stippling or foundation brush because i find that it gives me a good even finish.
Prepare yourself for you'll see how my 'bare' face looks like..not exactly bare for i have red lipstick, mascara & eyeliner. I used Benefit Dr. Feelgood as a 'primer' just to act as a barrier, but then Dr Feelgood doesn't have any color at all & is just a translucent powder so it won't affect my tone.
I already enumerated everything on the pic itself. I wasn't able to take a full face shot beforehand..but i guess this will do.
- Uneven skin tone - see how my neck looks different from my chest & face?
- Redness - i have a couple of red marks on my cheek & nose area
- Large pores - this is one of my major problem (-__-")
- Acne marks - im sure everyone know that i suffered from acne a while back..& actually up until now
Im sure you know what part i applied it only for it's pretty obvious,ne?Poor lighting, i know...But at least you get to see the difference.
You can see how it evened out my skintone, minimizing redness & other blemishes as well. It provides medium to full coverage & also a matte finish.
While it could perfectly give you the coverage that you need, i would just like to say that since this got a useless SPF 6, it is not good for photo shoot. The SPF will make you look like a cadaver since it will leave a whitish cast. I think this is way better without the SPF at all.
Another thing that i don't like about this product is that it dries so fast that you have to work real fast in blending it, failure to do so could result to streaky-ness & splotches. Hence i prefer to use the ELF Studio flat top brush for it's easier to stipple it because it's bigger compare to any stippling brush.
The major thing that ticks me off about this is that it oxidizes on me!
Well, on the other hand, at least it doesn't make me go 100x darker than my real tone..LOL... just a shade darker. But it's still not good,ne?
As for it having SoftFlex that "provides all-day comfort", im not that sure about it being comfortable because again, im not used to wearing foundation so it didn't really made me feel that comfortable at all because im not used to medium coverage.
Since my skin is acting like a biotch at the time that i decided to take the pic above, i wasn't able to successfully take a good pic of me wearing the foundation on so i just decided to use my older pic. This was actually from my Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner Review.
I used the same product here & this is taken in broad daylight so you'll get to see how it looks like in natural light.
It would definitely give you a nice matte coverage so if you want a softer look make sure that you use a good finishing powder that can make up for it.
This is available at major malls & is priced at Php825 ($18+) each. I know that this is cheaper in the US so if you have any relatives in US its better to just ask them to buy it for you. This makes those regular drugstore make-up brand almost a high-end brand here because it's not as budget-friendly as we want to be.
So, let's do a summary for this product
- locally available
- stays on for a long time
- great coverage
- doesn't make me break out
- transfer-resistant once dry (but since i sweat a lot, its not that effective in my case)
- packaging sucks - i think every liquid foundation needs pump
- dries fast so you have to work fast in blending
- it oxidizes on me *sigh*
- i find it expensive
- not good for taking pics with the flash on for it will leave a whitish cast
- useless SPF6 (why only SPF6?! it won't make a difference at all..LOL)
-I'm not really used to medium coverage for i always go for a sheer look so during the time i use this i mix it with a primer just to dilute it.
-If you find a shade too light for you, then you can just mix it with other shades since this is in liquid form so mixing is easy.
-Anything that you apply on your face should also be applied on your neck area. You want everything to look well blended from your face to your decolletage.
-While some people may love that it does stay on the face, cleaning the brush is not. For it does stay on the bristles of your brush like a leech! Removing it is a pain in the bottom!
For the time being, i think this is an ok product. Next one on my list is the VMV liquid foundation... now that one is expensive (-__-").. have to save up for that...
Well, there goes my 2 cents.
How about you, what's your favorite liquid foundation?
Have you tried this?
Have a great day,hunnies!