Review | Revlon ColorStay Concealer.

Despite being a huge lover of all high end beauty products I always find myself drawn to the drug stores when looking for concealer. I haven’t actually found a high end concealer that exceeds any drug store product yet, so for now I’ll be sticking to the budget beauty brands, as they never fail to impress. My most recent buy is Revlon’s ColorStay Concealer and after just a few days of usage, it’s safe to say I love it. 

The first thing I like about this concealer is the consistency. It’s quite thick, thicker than a lot of other concealers I’ve tried, and has a matte finish which is ideal for someone like myself who has an oily skin type. Dotting the product on blemishes and under the eyes and blending with a concealer brush is effortless and it actually covers the imperfections, which is exactly what a concealer is meant to do, am I right? With some concealers I find that you need a few applications of product to ensure the blemish is completely covered, but with ColorStay it is a totally different story. Just the teeniest amount of product gives a full, matte coverage that is easily blendable to give a natural finish.

I also love the durability of the product. Revlon claims that ColorStay has ‘time releasing technology [that] covers imperfections for a continuously flawless look for up to 24 hours’ and I would say that this time releasing technology does work to ensure your blemishes stay covered, although its not quite for twenty four hours. I have worn this for a full day in work and would say that after around six hours my skin started to look a little shiny in places, but this could easily be replenished with some blotting and a sweep of powder. All in all it keeps things covered but can become a tad shiny, especially in the hotter, humid weather. 

I’m completely impressed with this concealer. I really love the matte finish and the ‘thickness’ of the product and it does a fabulous job of concealing those pesky blemishes. The packaging is a tad dull but it is a drug store product, and it’s only something that will be flung in my makeup bag so I’m not too concerned about how it looks. It costs £6.99 which is slightly more expensive than other concealers I’ve tried in the past, but absolutely worth it and still an absolute bargain compared to the £20+ high end concealers. It looks like the ColorStay concealer is a new addiction of mine.

Have you tried the ColorStay concealer from Revlon?

What are your favourite concealers – drug store or high end?

Lots of love, 

Jessie. xoxo

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  1. Jasmin Charlotte
    July 9, 2015 / 7:39 am

    Sounds fab! I've been using the wake me up one but I do find it a bit thin sometimes so think I will have to try this one next! x Jasmin Charlotte

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 9, 2015 / 8:41 am

      That's the one I was using previously but I agree, it's formula doesn't give the best coverage, although I did really like it! xx

  2. - Karen
    July 9, 2015 / 8:24 am

    I love the sound of this as it's great to a have one with a heavier coverage! Need to try this!Style Sunrise☀ :)x

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 9, 2015 / 8:41 am

      It's really good : ) Let me know if you try it! xx

  3. Danielle Beautyblog
    July 9, 2015 / 10:08 am

    I've never tried this but Revlon ColourStay is one of my favourite foundations so I really should! Danielle's Beauty Blog

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 10, 2015 / 8:08 am

      Ooh the foundation is next on my list!! xx

  4. Heather Nixon
    July 9, 2015 / 12:00 pm

    I had this concealer but it didn't really work for my super dry skin 🙁 xHeather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 10, 2015 / 8:09 am

      Ahh no – it is quite matte isn't it? I have oily skin so it worked well for me! xx

  5. Megan Phelps
    July 9, 2015 / 9:22 pm

    How does it compare to the Maybelline FitMe Concealer? I'm using that one at the minute but would you say this one is better?MeEmBeauty

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 10, 2015 / 8:07 am

      I'm sorry I haven't tried that one before so I can't compare! This one is probably the best drug store concealer I have tried though xx

  6. Hannah Cornish
    July 9, 2015 / 9:23 pm

    I love this little concealer! Always dab it under my eyes too to brighten them up a little :)Hannah x hannatalks

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 10, 2015 / 8:07 am

      Ahh yes it's perfect under the eyes : ) xx

  7. Emily M
    July 9, 2015 / 9:34 pm

    I've been on the lookout for a new budget concealer, so I'll definitely have to give this one a go! Great review Jessie xemily x ❤ | emilyloula

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 10, 2015 / 8:00 am

      Thanks Emily : ) it's really good! I love it. xx

  8. Jasmine Harding
    July 10, 2015 / 11:08 am

    I've heard alot about this concealer and it sounds fab! I'm after a new budget concealer so this would be next! Jasmine |

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 10, 2015 / 9:19 pm

      You should defo try it hun, you'll love it! : ) xx

  9. Kate
    July 10, 2015 / 2:38 pm

    I've not tried this but I'm a big fan of ColorStay foundation, so I'm curious to try it now! xKate Louise Blogs

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 10, 2015 / 9:19 pm

      The foundation is my next purchase! xx

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 10, 2015 / 9:18 pm

      Thank you : ) it's brill isn't it?! xx

  10. Hazel Jane
    July 10, 2015 / 3:25 pm

    I've been looking for a good concealer but haven't tried this one yet, might just have to happen! Love that it stays on for a while, I usually find concealer wears off after an hour at the most! Hazel xx

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 10, 2015 / 9:18 pm

      It's really good and so long lasting : ) I'm sure you'll love it xx

  11. Leah Clarke
    July 11, 2015 / 2:58 pm

    Will deffo be adding this to my list of things to try, especially as I have oily skin like you!Leah xx

  12. Izzy Mikaelson
    July 13, 2015 / 9:03 am

    I love a good concealer :). This one sounds fab.xx Izzy | Qthee

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