Hope you all had a great weekend. I have been super busy the past two weeks and it was such a relief to have this Sunday all to myself and trust me when I say it was awesome to stay in sweats (lol) Anyhow, today I am reviewing the Revlon Colorstay concealer which was launched in the beginning of 2014. I picked it up pretty late and have been using it on and off since the last 7 or 8 months. Concealers are my weakness. I keep picking them up on a regular basis – be it tubes, jars or sticks. I am no stranger to panda eyes thanks to erratic sleeping schedule or lack there off. So this is one makeup item that I hoard. I am not even kidding! Without any more rambling, here is my take on this product.
New time-release technology covers imperfections for a continuously flawless look for up to 24 hours.
- Covers imperfections, conceals blemishes and dark circles
- Full yet undetectable coverage
- Time-release technology for a continuously flawless look
Price 725 for 6.2ml
What I think
The Revlon Colorstay concealer comes in acrylic transparent tube packaging with a traditional doe foot applicator that has a sponge base. The applicator makes it pretty easy for dabbing the product around the eye contour as well as for spot application.
Texture & Coverage
The formula is thick and creamy with some dryness. I find this poses an issue if the under eye area is not moisturized well. If you have oily skin, then this should blend like a dream with your fingers or a concealer brush. However if you have dry skin especially the eye contour – then it is highly recommended that you prep your skin before dabbing this concealer on. It creases and just looks cakey otherwise. It has medium to build-able coverage that settles into a semi-matte finish. The thicker consistency works in its favor here.
I think this comes in 4 shades – Light, Light-Medium, Medium & Deep. Deep is too light for deeper Indian skin tones. I use the shade Medium (04) and it works pretty good for my under eyes. It definitely looks amazing with a corrector underneath since my dark circles are awful!!!
First of all, I don’t get the 24 hour claim. I mean, c’mon who would wear makeup for 24 hours?! Ridiculous numbers I tell you, anyway this pretty much lasts on me for as good as 10 hours with minimal creasing or break down. That is the maximum time I have had makeup on so I would think its longevity might increase beyond this span maybe buy a couple of hours. I do use a primer underneath and some translucent powder to set my concealer.
Overall, I like this concealer for its coverage and staying power. Formula wise, I find it a little drying so under eye moisturization is a must. In India, the concept of drugstore doesn’t synch well with the pricing (major eye-roll here). ~700 bucks is a tad expensive.
- Acrylic transparent packaging
- Thick creamy formula
- Stays put for about 10 hours with minimal fading
- Semi-matte finish
- Medium to buildable coverage
- Limited shade range
- Works for spot application as well
- Slightly drying formula
- Dry skin requires adequate under eye moisturization
- Expensive for a drugstore brand
Revlon Colorstay concealer is a smart buy if you are looking for some good coverage. Fair and medium skin tones would find a shade match in this range. Those with dry skin should give this a go only if you are ready to invest additional time for some thorough under eye prepping. Those with oily skin should definitely try this.
Have you tried the Revlon Colorstay concealer? What concealer are you using now? Do you have any recommendations for me??? Let me know by commenting below.