Revlon’s latest foundation, Colorstay Full Cover Matte foundation is pretty pricy for a drug store foundation, so how does it compare? I tried out the new Revlon Full Cover foundation in Ivory 110. It promises a matte, full coverage finish with 24 hour wear while being lightweight, blending well and no caking. Quite a promise to live up to!
This foundation retails for $22-26 at drugstores, but you can save a little and get it for around $17 at Walmart. It does have a very limited shade range, with only 16 shades and the colours on Revlon’s website make it hard to match. I highly recommend going to a store and checking the testers as Ivory in Full Cover is not the same as Ivory in the regular Colorstay line. The good news is that the will be expanding the shade range in the future. Hopefully, a slightly paler shade as while this works for me right now, my winter skin is a bit too pale.
The consistency of Revlon Colorstay Full Cover is mousse like but not whipped like some. Just more mousse like than you expect when you squeeze it out of the tube. As far as coverage, it is not full coverage when applied with a beauty blender and tends to separate if I try to build it with a sponge. I like the medium coverage it gives with a sponge, but if you do want full coverage, apply with a brush then just use a sponge to blend out any brush marks.
Revlon Colorstay Full Cover Swatch Comparison
Nars Natural Radiant in Oslo is my winter shade (since I am not buying KVD anymore). You can see that while it does have a pink-ish tone, Revlon Full Cover in Ivory is more yellow and a bit darker. I can get away with the more yellow tone now as I wear more bronzer in summer but it looks a little off without bronzer.
Revlon Full Cover also takes a while to dry. My swatches were done in order from left to right and you can see the difference with Wet n Wild drying down despite being applied after Revlon. It gives you plenty of blending time, but I do like to wait before setting it to get longer wear.
Overall though, it applies like a second skin once dry and is one of the few foundations that last all day without constant blotting/powdering. I wouldn’t say it lasts 24 hours, but gets me through a work day and stays matte for 4-5 hours. Usually, I would be blotting after 2 hours, so a huge improvement, especially for the drugstore.
I am looking forward to seeing the new shades, hopefully a winter skin one will be available so I can wear it year round.