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Favorite Drugstore Foundation – Revlon Colorstay Combo/Oily


Revlon Colorstay Foundations


Hey everyone one of my readers sent me a mail to ask what is my favorite drugstore foundation for oily skin and thought should definitely share this with all of you for sure! So here it is! 🙂


So one of my favorite drugstore foundation is definitely the Revlon Colorstay Foundation for Combination/ Oily Skin. I have been using this for over a year and have to say it does an amazing job. It is a Medium to Full Coverage Foundation and seriously covers acne scars and pigmentation. This foundation has the same finish as MAC Studio Fix. It goes on smooth but you have to apply it quickly as it dries fast. So I apply in small sections with a flat stippling brush or I use a damp sponge. I do not have any preference since they work great for me in both ways. The staying power of this foundation is incredible once you set it. And if you know how to work with it you can definitely have the airbrushed look. I’ve set it on my face with the elf corrective yellow powder and have used other powders, the foundation sits well either way. It just lasts for a long time and covers everything.


I know some people complain that you  have to use it sparingly so that it can look almost natural but I have to disagree here. I have used it by applying several layers for full coverage and it looks Perfect & Natural! I would suggest to make sure the color matches your skin specially your undertones, and try to apply it fast as it dries quickly and may not look natural if not blended properly. So for those having issues working with it I would recommend to use a damp sponge. Though it is not a light weight foundation it doesn’t feel heavy either on my face. If you need a budget friendly foundation or/and a replacement for your studio fix this is the foundation you should definitely go for!


For those girls who have been having break-outs from their MAC Foundations I would suggest to give this foundation a try. I do own different shades from this and love to use it for big days specially when I need some heavy contouring and highlighting.  I am in MAC NC42 and in UAE the only color that matches it is Natural Tan. See swatches below and list to match your skin color.











 Revlon Colorstay vs. MAC SFF:

Ivory: NW 15 lightest of the bunch
Buff: NC20 best match for fair NCs
Sand Beige: NC20-25 with somewhat neutral undertones
Nude: NC25 with peachy undertones, definitely not for pinks or true golden
Natural Beige: NW20 tends to run pink
Medium Beige: NC27 between Sand Beige and Golden Beige
Fresh Beige: NW25 with pinky undertones
Golden Beige: NC30 with truest yellow/olive undertones
Warm Golden: NW30/NC30 with somewhat neutral undertones
True Beige: NW30 with pinky undertones (for Fresh Beige in summer)
Natural Tan: NC40/NC42 more neutral than golden caramel
Early Tan: NW35 with somewhat peach undertones
Rich Tan: NC 40/42 with yellowish undertones
Golden Caramel: NC40/NC42 more golden than natural tan
Toast: NW43/NC45 with neutral undertones
Rich Ginger: NW45 very peachy-pink
Caramel: NC45 seems to run true to color
Cappucino: NC50 slightly more peach than Caramel
Mahogany: NW50/NC55 the darkest of NWs but not extremely peachy
Mocha: NW55 seems to be very cool toned, almost grey undertone


Hope this post was helpful ladies! 😉