Revlon New Complexion One Step Compact Makeup Review

Revlon New Complexion One Step Compact Makeup Review

Revlon New Complexion One Step Compact Makeup Review

Product Description:

For completely undetectable coverage. The 2-in-1 cream to powder formula gives you perfectly smooth, even-toned skin that breathes, covers everything, but feels like nothing. The lightweight formula with Revlon DermaBreathe™ science gives you perfectly smooth, even-toned skin that breathes. The cream to powder formula glides on creamy smooth and finishes powder light, in one step. Oil-free, irritant-free, and won’t clog pores.

• Micro-fine powder evens skintone for a sheer, natural look.
• Helps control oil-break throughout the day, keeping the skin fresh and shine-free for hours.
• Sets makeup for longer wear.
• For All Skin Types.
• Doesn’t cake up.
• Covers like a liquid, finishes powder perfect.
• Flawless finish.
• Glides on smoothly, looks natural, wears all day.
• All you see is you-not your make-up!
• With SPF 15.
• Oil-free.
• Non pore-clogging.
• Fragrance-free.
• Irritant free.
• SPF-15.
• Contains no animal, vegetable or mineral oil.

Made in U.S.A.


Expert Tips:

Apply to cleansed skin after daily moisturizer.  Using sponge applicator, gently blend make-up onto skin starting in the center of face, forehead and chin blending outward.


Rs. 700 for 9.9 gms.


Active Ingredients:

Titanium Dioxide.

Inactive Ingredients:

Dimethicone, Isopropyl Isostearate, Silica, Talc, Neopentyl Glycol Dioctanoate, Tribehenin, Isostearyl Behenate, Nylon 12, Boron Nitrate, Lauroyl Lysine, Tridecyl Trimelitate, Myristyl Myristate, Candelilla Cera (Euphorbia Cerifolia Wax), Polyglyceryl 4 Isostearate, Sorbitan Trioleate, Perhydrosqualene, Laurylmethicone Copolyol, Soy Amino Acid, Mimosa Wax, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polyethylene, Ethylene/Methacrylate Copolymer, Lecithin, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate Alumina, Barium Sulfate (CI 77120), Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, BHA, Iron Oxides (may contain), Mica (may contain)

Shades Available = 9 internationally, but in India only 3 shades have been launched which are:

  • Light Beige (for light skin tones).
  • Sand Beige (for medium skin tones).
  • Toast ( for dark skin tones ).

Unfortunately, the shade selection is very low. I got the shade “Light Beige” in it. Like most SAs at cosmetic counters, the SA at the Revlon counter held my wrist and started blending it and kept praising the product in the meanwhile. I told her I wanted to get it done on my face and I could clearly see on her face that she was least interested. Anyway, I had no intention to buy myself a wrong shade for 700 bucks worth of product.

So, I took out a wipe out of my bag ; cleared one side of my face, sanitized my hand and applied it with fingers. In the mall, with all the high voltage lights, it looked nice. I also checked it in daylight then and found it was quite a decent match for my NC 25 skin tone, just that it lacks that yellow tone which I need.

Here is how the shade “Light Beige” looks like.

Light Beige

Cream to powder finish


The product comes in a neat, sturdy, round, khaki-colored plastic casing. It comes with a vanity mirror and sponge applicator. Beneath the compact pan, there is a separate compartment which holds the sponge. The packaging is pretty decent and I like it. It is also lightweight enough to be carried around in your bag.

Ivory Beige

Ivory Beige



Triple Compact



Sponge Applicator


Swatch 1

Swatch 2

My Experience with Revlon New Complexion One Step Compact Makeup:

Revlon makes one of the finest makeup bases (I am a big fan of Revlon Colorstay and Photoready Foundation) in drugstore brands and that was one reason this “one-step compact makeup” caught my attention at the Revlon Counter.

It has this soft, creamy formula, which is not thick and blends into the skin wonderfully in no time. I dot it all over my face, spritz my Cinema Secrets Moisture Spray and use my fingers (clean, sanitized fingers I mean) to blend it in. I have also used it with a sponge/foundation brush and both give a nice, non-streaky effect. To each her own way!

The compact gives a beautiful, natural, even, flawless finish to the face. Even if it’s a creamy formula, it dries off to a powder finish. It reminds me a lot of Colorbar Triple Act Compact, but obviously, I like this Revlon one more over the Colorbar one in terms of quality (though I found a super close match to my skin tone in Colorbar and the shade “Light Beige” I got in Revlon lacks the yellow tone I need).

The compact gives a little more than medium coverage to the face and covers well light spots and blemishes on my face. I don’t need a concealer at all when I use this. No wonder it is called “one-step makeup.”

I love the fact that it feels so weightless/light on the face even after giving good amount of coverage. The finish it gives is very natural without getting cakey.

Coming to the skin type, this would be apt/good for; at the moment (in winters), my skin is more of combination-dry as compared to oily in summers. I use a moisturizer underneath this and I don’t see that it makes my face greasy even after a long day out in the sun even without a primer.  So, I would suggest this product for normal-combination to oily skin people.

The staying power of the product is good too. It lasts/looks well for at least 6-7 hours on me and with a primer, the staying power definitely increases.

Overall, I like this compact a lot. It is my go-to product when I don’t have much time to spend on base makeup.  This is a quick solution to achieve a perfect canvas.  If you are able to find a match for your skin tone in the 3 shades available, do give this a shot.

Pros of Revlon New Complexion One Step Compact Makeup:

  • Nice soft, creamy, silky formula.
  • Applies and blends easily and quickly.
  • Dries off to a powder finish.
  • Looks very natural.
  • Does not make my face greasy even after long hours of wear.
  • Gives more than medium coverage and I can skip concealer when I use this.
  • Does not feel heavy on the face, feels light.
  • Doe not oxidize or get cakey.
  • Great staying power of at least 6-7 hours.
  • Suits combination to oily skin.
  • Decent packaging, comes with a mirror and a sponge.
  • Has no fragrance, is oil free, and has SPF 15.
  • Does not clog pores.
  • Revlon products are easily available across counters.

Cons of Revlon New Complexion One Step Compact Makeup:

  • The shade selection is very limited.
  • Slightly expensive (like most Revlon products).
  • Contains parabens.

IMBB Rating:

4 on 5 :-* :-* :-* :-*

Oh and I did check the batch code on the cosmetic calculator website 😀  Here’s the result.


If you are wondering what this cosmetic calculator thing is about, check this out.

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71 thoughts on “Revlon New Complexion One Step Compact Makeup Review

  1. Great review Nupur… :yes: Im gonna get this for myself…I guess its great for office-goers who dont have the time for makeup in the morning… 🙂 But Its sad that they have launched only 3 shades…hopefully the toast shade will suit me.. :pan:
    and u know what I bought the Maybelline BB Cream on ur recommendation. The Nude shade…at first it seemed too white for me…but after a while it kinda blended well into my skin and now I use it daily to office.. Thanks Nupur… :puchhi:

  2. Nupuriz….this would be perfectttttttttttttt for me. I love cream foundations than anything else and you know the way you have clicked it, irresistable :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

  3. I have this … but it is drying out my skin in this weather so i am waiting for summers to actually try it properly.. though i keep using it every now n then lil bit…
    its so easy peasy to use n luk gud… a gr8 product :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: … it hides nominal marks n under eye circles too pretty well… for ur oily skin to. its a must try product O:) 😉 :whistle:
    gr8 revu n pics nuu :victory2: :victory2:

    1. Haan its majorly for oily skin i tink , nids 🙂
      Must try for meri oily skin hai tabhi toh le lia 😀
      Thnkooooooo hai ji :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  4. Wow Nupur …. :yes: :yes: :yes:

    I have never tried cream/compact foundations …… this is soo tempting ….but shade selection is too small….

  5. nice one nupur….Have never tried compact based foundation after my loreal true match disaster….I bought a completely wrong shade in true match…… will try this if I get a chance…:)

  6. me bgt triple act cmpact afta readng ua review. Nw u temptng me wd dis reviw 2 buy agn. . 😛 thankoo 4 sharing sweety . .me eagrly wait 4 ua reviews : )

  7. Furrr My MAC mineralize skin finish got over. I was thinking on repurchasing it. I like to have cream foundation in stash. I think I will get this :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

    1. but this will dry out ur dry skin more in this weather rati.. better try in summers.. this product is best suited for oily skinned ladies :yes: … n yess… this gives a more matte look n not dewy.. i think u too like dewy luking foundations O:)

      1. haan summers only nids . I love the dewy look but summers I prefer slightly mattish because it anyway gets dewy. 😛 😛 I am so liking the look and feel of it :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

  8. nu 1 qustn . .plz answr . .i try to blend tripl a cmpct wd m nt hapy wd result.wil dampng d spnge is okie? Shld i pick n dot or dip spnge dircly ? Latter 1 gve betr result i think.m sorta cnfusd. .n ya while i conceal arund eyes n set it wd powdr it ephasis my fine lines.i use pot wala emolient rich nyx cncealr.i tn tried deborah ka stick wala .nyx pronounce mre fine line.i moisture wel arund eyes too.m havng in mind ki powdr nae lagaya to concealr wil fade away . Asa hota h kya? .PLZ HELP .

  9. Spot on again! :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: I had seen a friend using this & I sooooooo wanted to try this on but I did not find it in my shade :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: I hope these companies come out with more shades!!

  10. Bahut tempting hai Nupuriz…hard to resist, I end up buying each one of the products that you review :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:

    1. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
      :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

  11. Your review is tempting me to buy this 🙂
    This weekend, I will buy Maybelline BB cream based on your review and then this also added to the list.. :haanji: :haanji:
    You are reviewing nice nice products, Please stop tempting me :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: (just for fun :)) )

  12. meiko chahiye ye :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:
    Thank you for reviewing nuu. :teddy: BTW i got maybelline BB cream and loving it :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :makeup:

  13. Nupuri : I just came back from shopping. Finally bought the Maybelline BB Cream :yahoo:
    Didn’t get my shade in Revlon One-step compact :waaa:

          1. But shopping makes me happy re !! I bought two new lipsticks from MF and one from Bourjois along with the BB Cream.MF had some offer so I got a small mascara and a cute box with it :yahoo: :yahoo:

  14. wow this really looks nice nufu..
    upar se yellow tones are missing…. apt for me :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:
    bas doubt hai toh summer ka… main tujhe msummer mein fir se poochoongi how its faring :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: then ill take 😛

  15. i dont know i have always been apprehensive regarding compacts. I think they look very patchy but i would like to give this one a try. And hey, i love colorbar they provide great products at acceptable prices! 😀

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