I share with you today my views and experience with a concealer whose purposes I was unknown of.
|Revlon ColorStay Blemish Concealer with Softflex in Medium.|
Revlon’s Colorstay range is hype, so this concealer was what I naturally got attracted towards.
|Revlon ColorStay Blemish Concealer with Softflex in Medium.|
This is a Lipgloss like container with doe foot sponge applicator. Medium size makes it compact enough.
Color matching on face is more of a trick than anything else. To make a product work one has to experience it more than one time. The skin texture does not remain the same throughout the day let alone during seasons, so skin tone alters. One desperately needs something to fix it.
Revlon’s color stay blemish concealer in Medium is something which I have a love/hate relationship with. This is the one product which made me resist writing about it for so long that I had even forgotten what my early experience with it was like.
This is a liquid formula with a slight medicinal smell to it. The shade is somewhat beige with little yellowish tinge in it, that shows up Peachy when dried.
|Revlon ColorStay Blemish Concealer in Medium-Swatch|
I actually bought this product when I was in kind of a hurry and didn’t notice the “blemish” part at all. The concealer I needed was out of stock so I took this one because of its shade which I was pretty sure will match my skin. Though it only have three shades available at that time ; Fair and Medium Deep were not suitable so I went with Medium. It didn’t disappoint me with shade at all, I agree. But what concerned me later most was that it actually is something which specifically is for “blemishes”. Now I still do not have any idea if it can be used on other areas especially under eye. Further it is not only is supposed to “conceal” blemishes. but also to “clear” them. I mean to say, that it claims to be a remedy/cure for blemishes. Even the back cover gives “Directions: to “Cleanse skin thoroughly before applying “medication” and to “use it daily once” and then exceed as “directed by doctor”. Now, the medicinal smell makes sense. This just made me more paranoid to use this product at all. I do not have to face any problem with blemishes as I don’t face break outs. I seriously googled “blemishes” to see what they actually meant. Blemishes are just the spots or small discoloration which is natural or is caused as an after effect of a black/white head. Well, that still wasn’t useful as I won’t use it on under eye area thus I tried searching for any spots on my face which I could try it on. I found one or two after all and I can say that it is certainly a good concealer to hide blemishes.
As I told you that it is a product which needs to be worked on. I say that because as much as I have experienced it, it is well pigmented but I would have loved if it were little thicker. Another precaution I read on back of product and the cover is that it may try to produce “excessive dryness” which actually came in handy for me.
What I do is that, after dotting it on affected area, I let it stay there for a while till the product thickens a little and then I blend it slightly with a small concealer brush. My e.l.f Professional concealer brush ($1) really was useful here. If I try applying and blending it in at the same moment, it just tries to disappear.
|e.l.f Professional Concealer Brush-|
To apply Revlon ColorStay Blemish Concealer
It blends comfortably, co-ordinates with skin well and does not need a setting powder to make it stay. Rather it has amazing staying power. It sticks to skin and would let go unless it is taken off by a makeup remover. All I need to do is apply a compact powder with fluffy brush afterwards to make it a little more natural.
|Spots on Skin|
|Revlon ColorStay Blemish Concealer in Medium.-Applied|
|Revlon ColorStay Blemish Concealer in Medium.-Blended|
|Revlon ColorStay Blemish Concealer in Medium.-|
Blended &Powder Applied
I did notice that the doe foot applicator is not much of a success as it carries a lot more product than needed. As a matter of fact, very less product is needed for concealing purposes. You just have to dab a dot, let thicken a little and blend it in with a concealing brush.
|Revlon ColorStay Blemish Concealer in Medium-Applicator|
Though I reckon it works better on small areas but I tried it on my pigmented areas (around the mouth) ,It also worked pretty fine over there. I needed to add my Neutrogena Healthy Skin Compact Makeup to cover it up a little, with etude Loose Powder and Neutrogena Skin Clearing Mineral powder over it to make it even and it did worked well.
It does dry more than a normal concealer, which is “bothersome” as mentioned and skin got somewhat tensed. It is thus recommended to alter its usage as required.
The thing which still bugs me is that I am yet not comfortable using it for under eye, though trying there once gave me good results with same technique but I won’t make a habit out of it unless some swears it won’t do any bad there
So all an all, it did prove to be a good product especially for those who encounter blemishes on daily basis. It definitely is a product which I fear may give different results if used hurriedly and definitely is not my 11th hour product, as it needs some time to fix itself.
I am planning on trying it more to get used to it. It might not take that much time after all then and become my must-have.
It is compact
It conceals blemishes pretty well
Very less product is needed for concealing
It also focuses on healing blemishes/imperfections.
It blends easily
It does not need a setting powder.
It might need a concealing brush
It stays for a good time.
Formula is more liquid than necessary.
It takes time to do work.
It may /may not be for under eye area.
It dries more than normal.
SCALING & RATING:
Quality :****( International brand, Conceals well, Blends easily, Little drying, may not be for under eye)
Price :****($5-$9.Consumes less product)
Product Claims: ****1/2(“Clear” and “Conceals” Blemishes)
Availability: ****1/2(@ Drug/online Stores with Revlon ColorStay Range)
Durability through Time: ****1/2(stays for good time)
Recommendation: Want to hide and heal skin imperfections/blemishes? Take it pronto.
So that was all from me.
Hope you liked the review.
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