Revlon ColorStay Active Light Makeup with SPF 25 (02 Buff)
Price: 675 /- INR for 30 ml.
In India, its available in 4 shades only and for the record, it’s been discontinued in other parts of the world. :shocked: Anyways, I am reviewing the 02 Buff for all of you.
What Revlon has to say about Revlon ColorStay Active Light Makeup with SPF 25:
Light Makeup With SoftFlex.
– Lightweight, oil-free formula that is sweat proof, so you look and feel fresh throughout your active day.
– Long wearing-looks and feels freshly applied for upto 16 hours without fading or wearing off.
– Contains SoftFlex comfort technology-feels lightweight & comfortable on skin.
– SPF 25.
– Skin type-All.
– Coverage-Light to medium.
Octinoxate 7.5%, Titanium Dioxide 3.8%, Zinc Oxide 2.1%
Aqua (Water), Cyclomethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Butylene Glycol, Isotridecyl Isonanoate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 dimethicone, Polyglyceryl – 4 Isostearate, Dimethicone, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl – 3 Diisostearate, Magnesium Sulfate, Nylon 12, Alumina, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract (Grape), Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Panaz Ginseng Root Extract, Gingko Biloba Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Malva Sylvestris Extract (Mallow), Lilium Candidum Bulb Extract (Lily), Lactobacillus/Eriodictyon Californicum Ferment Extract, Cymbidium Grandiflorum Flower Extract, Serica (Silk), Trisiloxane, Lauric Acid, Trihydroxystearin, Tribehenin, Polydimethylsiloxane/Polymethysilesquioxane Copolymer, Methicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Aluminum Hydroxide, Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Methoxy Amodimethicone/Silsequioxane Copolymer, Silica, Polysorbate 20, Polysorbate 80, Ethylene Brassylate, Diazolidinyl Urea, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499).
Such a long list for INACTIVE ingredients. :stars:
Directions For Use:
My Experience with Revlon ColorStay Active Light Makeup with SPF 25:
This foundation is lying in my cupboard since the last 3 years (almost going to expire soon actually!!!! ) and I must have used it thrice only. Once for trial at home just after buying, second to a party and third for the Lakme peacock Quad look done here; the main reason being a no-makeup person that I am. The fact that I don’t like anything on my face that feels or looks heavy also has a lot to contribute. The moment I add a base to my face, it looks so fake and unnatural. I like my skin to be seen through whatever I put on my face. Actually, that was the main reason I got this in the first place, I read the light makeup stuff, and tried it on my hand and picked it off happily.
Here is a picture of my bare hand.
Here comes the swatch
See how it gives a no-makeup kind of look, but but but, only to my hands. Though it matched my skin tone perfectly on the hand, it looks quite ashy and fake on my face. I have to really work hard to make it look natural. I remember while getting ready for a party once, I was actually looking like a ghost with this on my face. I did not have much time, so what I did was applied some Lakme invisible finish Foundation (02) on top of this and surprisingly it worked perfectly.
I quite like the dewy look it gives, although, it is oil based, it is not at all oily and completely sweat proof and rub-proof. So, for those who want a long-lasting oil-free dewy look, this is a great buy, but please try it on your face before buying. It is not exactly liquid or cream, rather, it has a viscous intensity that blends nicely, but you have to be quick because it sets really fast. The coverage is sheer to medium, but definitely buildable if you want a full coverage (not conceal your dark spots or marks though!!!). It is not heavy, but it is not light either. It feels like you have put something on your face the whole time. This may vary with people who use makeup regularly.
Let me summarize my experience in what I liked and what I did not like about this.
Good Points About Revlon ColorStay Active Light Makeup
1. Has SPF 25, pretty good for a makeup base.
2. Easily blendable.
3. For all skin types. I have combination skin, but it doesn’t make my face oily ever.
4. Never broke me out.
5. Non-transferable/rub proof.
6. Don’t know about the 16-hrs claim, but lasts for 6-7 hours easily, may be more. Actually, I have never tested it for that matter.
Not-So-Good Points About Revlon ColorStay Active Light Makeup
1. Finding the right shade is very difficult with just 4 shades available.
2. Some may feel it a bit sticky just after application.
3 out of 5.
Depends on your personal liking actually. You can give it a try and see if it fulfills your requirement. I am not going to get it again for sure because I remember the next shade was a tad darker to my skin tone. So, no point buying this again. Will try MAC next when I feel the need for a makeup base.
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