Today I am going to review Revlon Colorstay Aqua Mineral Foundation – Light Medium shade, it is the best mineral foundation that I came across.
Price: 1150/- for 9.9 gms
- Instant hydration with coconut water
- Luminous look that lasts all day
- Shine-free formula made with water, not oil
- SPF 13
- Paraben free
I was always excited to try out Mineral Foundations as I heard a lot about and I personally have acne prone skin. For mineral foundation – Revlon is a known brand, so I went ahead and picked it.
ABOUT MINERAL FOUNDATION : Mineral Foundation is totally pure, doesn’t contain any harmful ingredients and is ideal for sensitive skin, acne-prone skin or damaged skin. The best part about Mineral Foundation is that it can be used by all skin types.
Well Revlon Colorstay Aqua Mineral Foundation comes in a transparent jar with a screw cap. The cap contains a compartment for the brush, along with the foundation. The jar is sturdy and transparent you can see the amount of product left. The brush which you get free with the foundation is actually a foundation paddle shaped brush. It is a synthetic brush and is washable. The brush is actually retractable, for usage you can slide it out, and it has a click lock to it, so that it won’t slip off when you apply the foundation. The brush is very soft and is of very good quality.
Well, Revlon has launched it in 3 shades: light medium, medium and medium deep.
The texture of this foundation is very smooth and it feels very light on my skin. It is talc free. But the moment I apply it on my face, I feel a nice, cooling sensation which I love the most. The application is very easy, you just need to dab on the product from the brush and the brush picks up the exact amount of product. It is completely fragrance free, oil free and non-irritating……overall the best foundation for oily or acne-prone skin.
The coverage of this foundation is sheer to medium coverage, it is always better to apply concealer and Foundation Cream/ BB Cream and then apply this foundation as it won’t hide acne or blemishes. It blends really well. It has sparkles and which I don’t like, because it somewhat makes my face look like “Edward Cullen”, when I am exposed to sunlight!! Really!! My face just sparkles and people next to me ask me sometimes as what did I apply on my face – which makes my face sparkle like this!!!! It gives a matte finish to your face. It doesn’t clog my pores, though gives good pore coverage. The effect stays well for more than 5 hours in a/c and 4 hours without a/c and no retouch was required except the t-zone which tends to get oily very soon.
It didn’t get oxidised. It is very easy to remove, you just need a mild cleanser and one swipe – its all gone from your face! Anyways it is very difficult to make out whether you are wearing makeup or not as it is very light. However, it tends to give a chalky and cakey look if you are not careful while applying it. It has got very limited shades to select from which is a con for this product, still this is not a big issue as mineral foundations barely have colour to it – it won’t affect the complexion of your face unless you over apply it. It is almost translucent powder with mild colour to it.
I would always advise you to apply either a cream foundation or a BB Cream before applying this foundation and then you can observe its true effect. When applied on bare face, doesn’t show up well. It is pricey, when you compare a normal foundation with a mineral foundation, they always seem to be more tilted towards the higher price range because of the presence of the special ingredients in it.
Pros of the Product:
- Revlon has got a very standard of quality in mineral foundations range.
- Sturdy, travel friendly packaging.
- It gives a cooling sensation, the moment you apply it on your face.
- It is talc free, fragrance free, oil-free and non-irritating.
- It gives you a matte finish.
- You get a free brush with this foundation which is of very good quality. It makes the application very easy.
- It is free of parabens.
- It contains SPF 13.
- Texture of this foundation is very smooth and creamy.
- It feel very light on your skin.
- It gives a sheer to medium coverage.
- It doesn’t clog pores.
- I had been using it for quite a time and it never broke me out.
- It is very good for oily, sensitive and acne prone skin.
- It is very easy to remove.
- It stays put for more than 5 hours in a/c and 4 hours without a/c.
- It blends really well.
Cons of the Product:
- It is pricey.
- Limited shade selection.
- Since it has sheer to medium coverage, you cannot expect it to hide your skin blemishes and acne.
- It has got sparkles in it, which I personally don’t like.
- It can make your face look cakey, if you over apply it.
Overall Verdict: Well Revlon Colorstay Aqua Mineral Foundation is a very good foundation aptly suitable for any type of skin, but most beneficial for oily, acne prone skin type. It gives a cooling sensation, when you apply it on your face and it is because of the presence of coconut water in it! It feels super light on skin and it never broke me out. It is definitely worth a try! However, I am still looking out for a good mineral foundation which can be affordable.
Since it is suitable for all types of skin, I’d recommend this to everyone!!