A drugstore makeup brand that I've always loved is Revlon. In my opinion, their liquid Colorstay foundation is one of the best drugstore foundations out. I've been wearing caramel and rich ginger for years. Caramel usually during the summer, rich ginger alone or mixed with caramel during the winter. Anway, last week, I was running low on Lil Man's formula and ran to the drugstore. After picking up his stuff, I headed towards the beauty aisle and spotted New Revlon Colorstay Aqua Mineral Makeup and a new Revlon Colorstay lipgloss (review up next week). I was intrigued and picked up both. The back of the Revlon Colorstay Aqua Mineral Makeup said, "Instant hydration with a flawless luminous finish. All day wear." Upon further investigation I found out the hydration came from coconut water. How interesting! And it contained spf 13. They had a pretty limited amount of colors, but I picked up the Medium Deep and headed on home to feed Lil Man and test the product
The foundation contains a dense brush, that was actually pretty effective in application of the product. Usually I use my Kabuki if applying mineral makeup, but since I was testing, I used the Revlon brush and its not bad at all. When I first applied, I did notice this cooling sensation that Revlon claims you'll get.
Another thing I noticed was that the coverage was very minimal. But I kept building on product, and after sweeping the brush over my face twice, the coverage was to where I wanted it to be without looking cakey. I notice that this product contains sparkles. I didn't like that at all. Unless I'm going out for a night on the town, the only sparkle you should see coming from me, are my sparkling white teeth. ( I crack myself up lol.) Usually I don't love mineral foundations because they really bring out my pores, but I didn't see that with this product. This like the other Colorstay products last long. I got a good 10 hours of wear with this. Since I like medium to heavier coverage though I probably wouldn't pick this up again and I'll stick with my liquid Colorstay. However, my cousin who likes a lighter coverage tried this, and on her it looked pretty amazing and the sparkles were barely perceptible. Bottom line: Medium-Heavy coverage you may want to think twice. Lighter coverage, you may like it. FYI: I think Revlon is discontinuing their Colorstay Mousse Line. It's on sale at Walgreens for $3.
Update: Also, I reviewed Almays Version of this product, click here for that review.
Product purchased by me while buying Lil Man's formula.