23 June 2018

Revlon Colorstay Foundation in Natural Tan 330

Revlon Colorstay Foundation in Natural Tan 330 Review Swatch

My mom's makeup collection wasn't a lot. She had a few staple products in her vanity table and I remember her using a lot of lipsticks and blushes from Revlon and Estee Lauder. She also always had her Clinique powder in the green-colored compact and then everything seemed to change and get re-arranged in her table whenever my aunts would visit and bring her new makeup from the states. There was one product that she kept buying though, and it was the Revlon Colorstay foundation.

Back then, I never really understood nor appreciated foundation, but here I am now, sharing to you a foundation that I've repurchased and still loving the oil-control capabilities that it provides.

Revlon Colorstay Foundation in Natural Tan 330 Review Swatch

Revlon Colorstay Foundation in Natural Tan 330 Review Swatch Revlon Colorstay Foundation in Natural Tan 330 Review Swatch

I have the Revlon Colorstay Foundation in the oily/combination type and in the shade Natural Tan or 330. This isn't my exact shade as of the moment as it seems like my face became lighter again compared to other parts of my body. Such a hassle really, when you matched your foundation a few months ago, and now you can't use it anymore.

Revlon Colorstay Foundation in Natural Tan 330 Review Swatch
Revlon Colorstay Foundation coverage test: Left is bare and right is with one layer.

Revlon Colorstay Foundation Review
One thing's changed about this foundation and it's the pump. A few years back, this was just a twist-up cap and I remember the hassle to get the product out. You either get too much, double-dip your fingers in the cap which isn't very sanitary, or for the worst parts, drop it and break the glass. I believe I wasn't the only one who had that issue and Revlon finally released this foundation with a pump. I am loving how efficient their pump is and how I can finally get the proper amount that I need,

I think their formula's also changed a bit. I remember that it had this certain smell and a few people hated it but I didn't mind it at all, and now, it seems like it's gone. The foundation's texture still remains smooth and liquidy although I am now preferring to use a Real Techniques sponge to apply this rather than my fingers or a brush. I just see these foundation streak lines whenever I use a buffing brush and I hate it because it doesn't look natural.

Coverage-wise, I know everybody says it can give full coverage, but in my case since I have a lot of red-blemishes, I do still need to use a corrector and a concealer to hide all my flaws. If you have clear skin, then you've got absolutely nothing to worry about. One layer of this foundation would be enough for you. I usually just use one layer and then spot-apply or just rely on my Tarte concealer since I feel like two to three layers is too much as it becomes too pore-less and looks very unnatural on me. And since this foundation doesn't match my skin right now, I only use it on my T-zone and I try to avoid dry areas on my face like my under-eyes and cheeks. I find that it clings on to those dry areas and looks patchy and flaky especially on the sides of my nose. 

Also, summer 2018 was really humid and hot, oil-control really varied. On some days my oils seeped through after just two to three hours and on other days when I'm in an air-conditioned room or a cooler area, I usually pat my T-zone with tissue or retouch after four to five hours. I don't blame Revlon Colorstay for its performance this past month since I know it's one of the best oil-controlling foundations in the market. I also remember last December that I used it the whole day and I didn't need to retouch at all and my face still looked fresh. It's a real good foundation I swear.

I know there's already tons of Revlon Colorstay foundation reviews out there, but I just wanted to share my thoughts and how the coverage is for people who have blemished skin like me. I honestly kind of hate it when people review foundation and don't show before and afters. Haha. But that's just me!

I believe this foundation retails for PHP 825 right now, way higher than when my mom was buying it for only PHP 500. But hey, that's literally more than 10 years now and it's still pretty affordable when you look at it in that perspective. Still a best-selling product from Revlon!


  1. Dhes Valle-DaroyaJune 26, 2018 2:28 pm

    i need to try this!!!!

  2. Ruby Anne De OcampoJuly 01, 2018 12:44 pm

    One of your fave funda sis hindi ko pa rin yan ntry. Haha 😍

  3. Lhai Elardo DavaJuly 01, 2018 3:50 pm

    Isa to sa gustong gusto kong bilhin and I was waiting for this brand to go on sale.. haist kelan kaya!!?

  4. revlon does go on sale, sometimes mga 25% to 30% off :)