Revlon ColorStay Foundation Vs Maybelline Super Stay Foundation

June 07, 2014

Hey there! I'm sure you have all heard of these foundations a million and one times before, but I thought it was about time I gave a quick(ish) comparison of the two! I have had both of these foundations in my make up collection for quite some time and use them interchangeably as they are two very similar products. Although they are very similar there are a few differences as you will soon come to see, which sets them apart. If you are stuck on which one to buy, or are after an individual review of one of the foundations then this here my friends, is the perfect post for you! 

Revlon ColorStay in '220 Natural Beige'
The Revlon ColorStay is a renowned drugstore foundation in the beauty blogger world. I think it was after the 250th video someone mentioned it, I finally decided to purchase it. It consist of two formulas, Normal/Dry Skin and Combination/Oily Skin. There are 20 shades and the product claims to last for 24hrs, although I cannot confirm it actually does so, as I have never worn this foundation (or any makeup) for that long.

Pros:
-There is a wide colour range
-It is specifically for combination/oily skin types
-Great all day lasting power
-Great medium (almost full) coverage, that is buildable
- Doesn't oxidise/change colour throughout the day 
-Doesn't emphasis blemishes and covers them well
-Will correct any uneven skin tones 
Cons:
-There is no pump, you have to pour the foundation out
-It is very runny, so it can be hard to control the amount you are pouring
-It sets almost instantly on the skin, so  it can be hard to work with and buff into the skin
-Although it is for oily skin, it does not leave the skin completely matte nor does it leave it with a nice dewy texture
-It has an chemically smell (reminds me of industrial glue)
-It is definitely in the thicker category of foundations, so it might nor be appropriate for everyday wear
-Can clog pores
-Pretty expensive for a drugstore foundation
-Potential to be cakey if applied incorrectly

MakeupAlley Stats:
Rating: 3.4/5
Buy Again: 70%
Price: AU$34.95


 Maybelline Super Stay in 'Natural Beige'
I bought this foundation when about four people in reeeeaaal life (crazy I know) had recommended it to me, one girl in particular absoloutly swear buys it and said she was on her fifth bottle! Surprisingly though, I didn't here much about this on the interwebs, which surprises me as it really is a great foundation. There is only one 'micro-flex' formula that comes in 12 shades, which also claim to last 24 hours (once again, i cannot confirm this).

Pros:
-Great all day lasting power
-Great medium (almost full) coverage, that is buildable
-Doesn't emphasis blemishes and covers them well
-Will correct any uneven skin tones 
-Not heavily scented
- Has a thicker formula (this could be a con for some but I like it) which means it is easier to control when pouring it out, and when blending onto the skin it doesn't look super thick.
-Although it sets well and wont budge throughout the day, you still have time during the application to blend it out well, (unlike the Revlon ColorStay which sets immediately)
-It leaves a nice matte but almost velvety texture/finish to the skin, if that makes any sense!
-It is reasonably priced drugstore foundations for the great quality
Cons:
-There is no pump, you have to pour the foundation out
-There isn't a great colour range, although mine personally matches me well
-It is definitely in the thicker category of foundations, so it might nor be appropriate for everyday wear
-Can clog pores
-It may oxidise and become slightly darker during the day
-Potential to be cakey if applied incorrectly

MakeupAlley Stats:
Rating: 3.5/5
Buy Again: 64%
Price: AU$21.95

Overall both foundations are quite thick, so I personally only wear it on nights out or when I am in need of a bit more coverage. They both on par in term of coverage and lasting power, but both don't have pumps which is quite irksome I must say. For a drugstore foundation I find that the Revlon ColorStay is very expensive but the Maybelline Super Stay is reasonably priced. With all of that in mind, If I had to choose between one I would probably go for the Maybelline Super Stay. Although some may find that they cannot find a good colour match and in that case I recommend you opt for the Revlon Colorstay. Please keep in mind that I have oily skin, so if you have dry skin, I don't feel as though I can give an accurate recommendation for you.
Have a great weekend! xx

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