The perfect analogy just came to me: this foundation is like Twilight... the Twilight movies, more specifically (though it's really all the same to me).
You hear so many good things about it and so, though you don't let it show (too much) on the outside, you're secretly really excited to try it out and see what all the fuss is about. Then you find out Edward sparkles, Jacob takes his shirt off more than the Situation in an episode of Jersey Shore, and Bella is... well, Bella is Kristen Stewart ('nuff said).
Why (or more so: how?) did this analogy come to me, you ask?
Well, there's nothing on TV (first world problems, I know) so I've got some marathon of the Twilight movies playing on FX and I can't stop busting out laughing; I think I bought into the Twilight hype in high school because I wanted to be able to talk to people about it (since that was all anyone talked about at the moment) and because it was/is SO. FUNNY.
Take the jump for my full review!!
(If you can't tell already, expect something other than the die-hard hype you typically hear about this foundation.)
Right off the bat, this foundation is off-putting because of the no-pump mess of a bottle design that Revlon created. I'm already a fumbling space cadet in the mornings so adding this to my hectic getting ready adventures sure doesn't speed things along; most of the time I dump out way too much and after a week of use my bottle is already a mess.
People also weren't kidding when they said this foundation has sparkles in it (though they missed the larger correlation to Twilight that the foundation has).
See those little white specks in the photo above? Those are actually little glitter sparkles in real life.
This, to me, was absolutely terrifying but thankfully they don't translate once rubbed into your face.
This foundation is also a LOT runnier than I was expecting; I guess I never straight out heard someone describe the consistency (which, now that I think about it, is quite strange don't you think?) so I shouldn't have been SO shocked, but, well, you know.
The watery formula makes this a light-medium coverage foundation.
Which makes me wonder: how the heck is a light (you would have to layer this on your face multiple times to get medium) coverage foundation going to stay all day on my skin?
Welllllllll it won't.
I've found that this foundation lasts MAYBE 4-5 hours before it begins to fade and by the end of the day (I'm talking from the time I leave my apartment at 7am to the time I get home at 6:30pm) my face is looking a bit dull and flaky (I don't think I need to tell you that that's not cute).
Which has made this the perfect irony laden time for Jacob to hard-core-parkour up a tree (hahahhhahah) in the movie because "hard-core" (or "24-Hour", as Revlon more professionally put it) is the last thing I would describe this foundation as.
Left: Bare-faced (acne scars and all [you're welcome]), Right: One layer of Revlon Colorstay Foundation (150 Buff)
From the "far away" (aka arm's length) shot this foundation makes my skin look pretty flawless, but up close you can see that that's pretty far from the truth.
My dark circles still peek through the foundation and my acne scars are more than prominent and in need of a proper concealer.
It also, in my opinion, just makes my skin look fairly 'blah'.
As my dear friend Torey so accurately put it: I just don't look as air-brushed and flawless as my Estee Lauder Double Wear Light foundation made my skin look.
Thankfully, with a full face of makeup on, I'd say I can manage to make this foundation look somewhat desirable. However, I just can't pimp this s*** like everyone else seems to do.
I'm a believer in the saying that 'you get what you pay for' (except for the random few gems that you can find at the drugstore) and Revlon's Colorstay foundation fits that bill perfectly; it's just 'meh'.
So what do you think?
Have you tried the Revlon Colorstay Foundation?
Love it? Hate it?
What's your favorite foundation (either high-end or drugstore)?
xoxo - Cassie