Hi Guys,

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.

Product Description

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

Packaging

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.

revlon colorstay concealer
Revlon Colorstay Concealer Medium

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.

revlon colorstay concealer
Revlon Colorstay Concealer Medium

Shade

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!!!

Worth factor

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.

Swatches

revlon colorstay concealer
Revlon Colorstay Concealer Medium
revlon colorstay concealer
Revlon Colorstay Concealer Medium
revlon colorstay concealer
Revlon Colorstay Concealer Medium
(Bare Face without & with concealer)

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • Slightly drying formula
  • Dry skin requires adequate under eye moisturization
  • Expensive for a drugstore brand

Recommendation

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.

Rating

4.25/5

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.

 

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