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revlon colorstay mineral foundation

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! 🙂

So, my thoughts on the bargain Revlon foundation I picked up…

revlon colorstay mineral foundation











Price range: usually would be around the $20-30 mark over here but I was lucky to pick it up for $5!

Where can I buy it? Chemists and other makeup retailers; Revlon is usually not stocked in supermarkets.

So I was excited about this bargain and was looking forward to trying it out Friday morning before work. Unfortunately, the packaging took me a  while to figure out – specifically, working out how to get the brush to work properly! You  have to twist the top part of the lid of the foundation to get the brush to pop out, but it doesn’t pop out very far so I kept thinking I hadn’t twisted enough (ha!).

I took a few photos so you can see how little the brush actually pops out so it can be used. The pot of foundation is quite deep so it is hard to reach the brush in to catch the powder. I also took one to show how tiny the brush is (it’s not so clear from the photo, but the brush itself is no bigger than an Australian 10 cent coin (waaaaaaaay too tiny).

revlon colourstay foundation packaging








revlon colourstay foundation brush size








Using the included brush to apply the foundation takes a very long time, due to it being so small. I quickly got frustrated (as I was getting ready to head to work after all!) and so switched to my own kabuki brush (which is a lot larger).

The actual quality of the foundation itself is good; it lasted just as long as the others I use and the coverage was good. The SPF (10) is not high enough for the strong Aussie sun so I would advise people to always use a moisturiser with SPF of 30+ under their makeup, unless of course you are using a foundation with a rating of 30+ or higher.

So, at the end of the day, you will need your own proper sized applicator brush if you want to use this foundation. That’s fine when picking it up at the discounted price, but I’d have been disappointed if I’d paid full price.

Beautiful rating: quality 2/5 (at full price), value (at full price) 2/5 (the brush really lets this product down)



July 2018
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