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Revlon ColorStay Stay Active Foundation

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September 22, 2010  
 
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Revlon ColorStay Stay Active Foundation

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I never used foundation before because I could never find the right one that didn’t look icky after a few hours, because I’m just one of those lucky girls that sweat really easily. (Sounds gross but its true) If you’re someone who is active, or your job/day activities require you to walk a lot, then this foundation is perfect for you. This foundation provides medium coverage and is very buildable without making your skin look cakey. It give yours face a nice matte finish and has SPF 25. It comes in a good range of colours and is easy to get hold of at any drugstore. This foundation is often sold at a discount, I think its around R115 after discount and its sweat-proof and oil-free. What it means by sweat-proof, is that when you sweat, it won’t remove your makeup, it doesn’t mean you can’t sweat through your makeup though. I usually wear this foundation when I go on campus because it lasts all day, and a bottle lasts a really long time. I’ve used mine for 9 months now and I’m only halfway.

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this is a lovely foundation, its lightweight, lasts long enough and the color matches my skin tone well - its just not complete full coverage but it covers enough :)

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Revlon ColorStay Stay Active Foundation

I absolutely love this foundation. I was using the Photo Ready before, but found that it dried my face out terribly in winter, to the extent that I couldn't use it anymore. The lady in the cosmetics section told me that this one would be better suited for winter as it was more moisturising. I found that this was definitely the case. I also found an amazing colour match for my skin. The pump bottle is a big winner for me (not really a fan of tubes and I hate a regular twist off cap). It applies evenly and lasts all day, summer or winter, and it is not drying. It is also great in terms of non-transference, which is something that can bother me endlessly. It gave me great coverage, and didn't feel like I had caked anything onto my skin. The coverage is medium, so if you want more you will have to layer. I didn't have an issue with this. Definitely a fan of this foundation.

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Revlon Colour Stay Active (Mattifying )

The Revlon Stay active foundation is a medium cover liquid that is sweat proof and oil free formula for a mattifying effect. It looks fresh and feels great all day.

The first ever foundation liquid I purchased was the Revlon Colour Stay Foundations which was many moons ago and I for some reason that I still do not know why I did it changed to another brand. Until a few months ago I realized my foundation was old and needed to replace it. So I decided to go back to Revlon. They did not have the colour I usually wear which is Medium Beige, so I took the Toast 009 since it practically looked the same and it actually blended in perfectly.

As you know it comes in a glass/plastic bottle of 30ml (it fell and didn't break) with a white pump. Now I personally feel the pump lets out way to much liquid and I so wish it was not white since it looks so dirty. But I stopped using the pump and just unscrew the top.

I have been wearing it daily for a few months and found it did not mattify the way I wanted it to but it did leave my skin dewy which I love and it really settled well after application. It does mattify a little bit only though. Do not apply too much or you will be blending your arm off. It is super easy to blend and get the desired look with either a foundation brush, stippling brush or beauty blender (be sure to not apply to much though). This also looks amazing on camera! This does not give the white or yellow face. It just makes your skin look amazingly flawless with natural and fake lighting.

It has an SPF 25 but for me that is not enough so I use an SPF 50 face cream before I do my make-up. It lasted me an entire 14 hr day without smudging or fading or spotting. It is really sweat proof. I did the unthinkable and put some on before my morning run because I was curious to see if it would last and it did! It actually was sweat proof. I am really impressed with this product so much so that I am going through this bottle quickly. I left my BB cream and use this daily instead.

It is only medium coverage so for blemishes and dark spots I do use a primer and concealer to cover up any of the really dark spots. For the retail value of R 240. I personally think it is worth it especially with summer this product will be perfect.

Now I have VERY oily skin and even though it doesn't mattify completely it still works really well and I have no problem with my skin becoming extra oilier throughout the day with this product. It just gives my skin a flawless finish.

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Revlon ColorStay Stay Active Foundation

Have used this foundation for over a year now, I am happy with the coverage, and the colour.

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I love this foundation. The key to making it perfect is of course, finding a completely skin matching foundation, else this foundation will give you a horrible look. The best part about it is that it's transfer resistant and I love that fact. I have a fresh looking foundation all day.

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StayActive... not so much

I am adverse to using foundation as I am so afraid of the 'ghostface' syndrome! I bought this one after trying it at the store and it was fine.. My main issue with foundation is that if it comes off during the day you have patches of cover and then nothing! So this one appealed to me as it said it will be there all day

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Cant live without it!

Flawless finish - if you find the right colour for your skintone!

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Revlon ColorStay Stay Active Foundation

It comes in a glass, pump bottle, which is great because you can easily press out half or one pump depending on how much foundation you want to use. I’ve used Estee Lauder’s Double Wear foundation before, and seriously, I would preferably use my Revlon ANYDAY.

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