Revlon ColorStay Makeup Normal/Dry in Buff, R299
What they say: Revlon ColorStay Makeup is South Africa’s #1 foundation and delivers flawless, all-day coverage to match every skin tone and type, now comes in new pump packaging for mess-free application. This foundation is devoted to making you look your best, with up to 24-hour wear and new SPF protection.
It comes in two formulas to specifically address skin types: Combination/Oily and Normal/Dry. With up to 27 shades to choose from, the range offers committed coverage for every skin tone and type.
Normal/Dry – a moisture-balanced formula with a demi-matte finish. SPF 20
Available in shades: Buff, Sand Beige, Nude, Natural Beige, Medium Beige, True Beige, Natural Tan, Toast, Caramel.
What I say: I’ve been a ColorStay fan for years, so it was pretty much a done deal that I was going to love a foundation from the range that has been specifically designed for dry skin!
The new formula is even better than previous versions because, even though it still stays put as long as the previous one, it doesn’t leave your skin feeling dry or start separating towards the end of the day. I must admit that I only ever used to wear the old formula on nights out, when I would be in more forgiving light and wouldn’t be wearing it for as long as I would in the day.
This formula glides onto the skin, leaving it looking glowing and radiant, and stays that way until you take it off. I find that a sign of a good long wearing foundation is the amount you actually remove at the end of the day. You’ll find with formulas like BB Creams, you won’t actually be removing all that much product in the evening, but with this formula, it feels like you are taking off every scrap you applied.
It settles well on the skin, without caking or creasing, and needs no touching up during the day. And once you’ve removed your foundation, it doesn’t feel like you have to wear an overnight moisture mask to replenish your hydration levels.
Obviously I’m only taking about the Normal/Dry formula, but I reckon if they got this formula so spot on, the Combination/Oily one should be a winner too (let me know if you’ve tried it).