Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Revlon ColorStay Pressed Powder

Helloooo lovelies!
Today I'm reviewing Revlon Colorstay's Pressed Powder. I've been searching for a good powder lately because I've never found one that jumps out at me and really gives me a big difference. I feel like a lot of powders kind of do the same thing, more or less, which is probably why I haven't found that holy grail product.

A little information about my skin before we begin:
I have sensitive combination/normal skin. I have to be careful about trying new products becaues of my sensitive skin, I feel like it's gotten better or I'm just trying better products, I used to have a breakthrough breakout almost every time I put something new on my face. However, most of my breakouts are hormonal nowadays.

This powder contains 0.3 oz and ranges from $8-$10 USD.
Revlon ColorStay Pressed Powder in Fair

Claim: "Exclusive ColorStay jet-milled formula for ultra-fine, silkier texture helps to minimize shine and creates a fresh, flawless finish that wears for up to 16 hours over makeup. SoftFlex technology provides a lightweight, comfortable feel all day. Never looks dry or cakey."

Packaging: This powder comes in the typical plastic packaging. It has a clear opening to see a color swatch of the powder as well as a compartment to store the included makeup puff. I don't really find anything extra special about the packaging of this product, however I do like that you get to see the actual color of the powder rather than just a sticker swatch.

Coverage: This powder has light coverage, I don't think it'd be enough on its own to cover any blemishes. It may be able to diminish the look of very minor problems, but other than that I don't think it'll do much on its own. However, over foundation I noticed that it did provice a little extra coverage. It hasn't become too cakey or too powdery on me and controls shine quite well. I had tried this with my MUFE Mat Velvet sample and didnt notice any difference, however MV usually does that job perfectly alone. Then, I tested this powder with my MUFE HD Foundation, which after a few hours tends to become oily on me. After approximately 10 hours, I didn't have any excess oil or shine, however I did notice that my make up looked a bit as if it was "breaking down". (Something I probably wouldn't even of noticed if not for looking for it.)

Texture: This powder has a velvety feel and is very fine and soft. 

Thoughts: This powder didn't and hasn't broken me out and has worked really well for controlling shine. However, despite it being an overall good powder, as I said before, it's nothing that really jumps out at me.
If a setting powder alone was what I'm looking for, I'd be happy to give this powder 4-5 stars. Even though it is a good powder, based on what I wanted from it and what I didn't get is what resulted in the rating I've given it. However, if shine control is what you want, I would highly recommend this powder.

Do I recommend it? If you're looking for coverage, no. If you want shine control, yes.

Would I repurchase? No.

Rating: 3/5 
(Based on how it delivered on what I wanted)


  1. I'm not really a shiny gal, so this product would probably be lost on me, but I really enjoyed reading how you made this product for you!

    1. I'd think so, at least that's how it was for me! Thank you, Jayne! (:

  2. Great review, Christa! I definitely like getting more coverage out of certain powders...I would definitely consider this for a setting powder like you said :D

  3. Hmm, I'm shiny, but I do like extra coverage in my pressed powders. Not sure if I'll pick this up or not. But love the detail in your post! The information is very helpful. xx

  4. Great Review, i think i might see if its sold here in the UK :)


  5. Great review! Sucks that I can't get Revlon so easily over here.

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  6. I have the same problem with powders...I haven't found THE ONE! lol
    other than that it seems like a nice product if it wasn't because in Switzerland the prize is almost double that in USA...

    lovely blog design, needing a change?


  7. Power can be so difficult, I still haven't found one that I really love and I never repurchase any x lovely blog x

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