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,