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SkinType: Dehydrated Combi,
EverydayMinerals(O.Glow): Light Almond/Fawn 1:2) SilkNaturals : 4Yellow:3ButteryYellow:25MediumIvory:2GlowBase:Pinch of GreenColorCorrector
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Revlon PhotoReady Foundation :004 Nude
Maybelline Superstay 24hr Makeup : Sand Beige
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation : 52 Vanilla
Bourjois 10hr Sleep Effect :72 Rose Clair
RimmelLastingFinish :200 Soft Beige
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* Body Shop Body Butter in Cherry and Strawberry
* St'ives Oatmeal & Shea Butter Body Moisturiser

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009
4:41 PM
Review: Revlon ColorStay w/ Soft Flex Foundation for Oily/Combination Skin

Product: Revlon ColorStay Foundation with SoftFlex SPF6 , Combination/Oily Skin
Where to Get it: Any major Drugstore in Singapore Or at drugstore.com
Price: 4 /5 (SGD27.90 in any major local drugstore or around USD13 before shipping @ drugstore.com)
Quality: 4/5
Color Selection: 2.5 /5 (if u are getting it in SG there's only 5 shades) 4/5 (if you are getting it online)
Repurchase: Yes (although one is going to last me a long time)
My Shade : Closest yet is "Sand Beige"
I got two shades, one in Sand Beige and one in Golden Beige, the latter is not available locally. In Singapore we only get 5 shades. They are "Nude", "Sand Beige" , "Warm Gold" "Early Tan" , "Toast". I would say that if they could only select 5 shades, those 5 are really good choices for Asian skin tones. I believe most Asians usually belong to the "Golden" , "Yellow" or "olive" category.
Singapore does not carry the Revlon Color Stay foundation in "normal/dry " skin formula. This is only available online for sg peeps. I saw reviews on makeupalley that the color differs from the oily/combi formula to the normal/dry formula. So do look out for that.

First of all, Revlon ColorStay foundation is a FULL COVERAGE Foundation. If you are not looking for full coverage, stay away.
This foundation is not photogenic. IF you take pictures with flash, expect your face to have a white cast that looks like your foundation is 4 shades too light. Even though it looks perfect in real life.

I have not come across one full coverage foundation that does not look cakey or fake yet. I still, firmly believe that no full coverage foundation can look as natural as a sheer coverage foundation. So I think we got to be fair when we are comparing these things. IT is easy to go overboard with this foundation, a little goes a long way. It might be considered to be difficult to blend for some people. If you apply too much of this, it will seriously look like face paint rather than foundation. I have experimented with a couple of ways to apply this.

Application :
I've tried applying this with fingers, stippling brush, sponge, damp sponge and those flat looking foundation brushes.
Applying with fingers created an absolute mess.. I DO NOT recommend it at all.
A sponge works fine, although sometimes it might just deposit too much product on your face. IF you are using a damn sponge, please remember to make sure it is Slightly damp. I once had a sponge that was too damp and it gave me patchy foundation. I like the application with a stipplign brush best because it gives me an even coverage and does not give me streaks as my foundaiton brush tends too. Also, i like to think that stippling brushes are more gentle on the skin as compared to those flat foundation brushes that you have to drag across your skin.
I do recommend only applying one layer, anything more than gives a finish that is too cakey and unnatural, at least for me.
If you do not have brushes or do not want to invest in one, at least settle for the sponge. Application for this foundation is crucial. It will define whether you are going to hate or like this product.

I am, personally,not used to wearing full coverage foundations. Thus I have tried mixing the colorstay foundation with other products to thin it up.
I've tried, gel based moisturiser, damp brush w/ hydrosol and the one i like best is a mix with Eyeko's 3 in 1 cream.
Read more about The eyeko cream @ http://msfrenchfries.blogspot.com/search/label/eyeko

I've always been using Everydayminerals' Base in Original Glow, so i am more or less, used to the natural glow look as compared to a matte one. Matte foundation just seemt o emphasizes all my imperfections. I use a 50/50 mix of Revlon Colorstay with Eyeko 3 in 1 cream. They are a bit difficult to mix because the eyeko cream is quite thick. Do mix it on a plastic cover or mixing bowl, anything that you usually pour your foundation on before application.

The shade i am using is Sand Beige, but it is not yellow and Olive enough for me. Thus I have added "Harvest Yellow Oxide" and "Chromium Green Oxide" into a small portion and placed it in a small jar to use. I got my oxides from tkbtrading.com.
Here's a picture of how the foundation looks on my skin with my personalized mix. The coverage is still very good despite me mixing so much eyeko cream. NO concealer was used.
(its a picture from my previous FOTD :P)

You can see the bump on my cheek. Thats an angry small headless pimple. Those little things are very red and see how well colorstay covered it :)



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