I tend to buy my foundation from a private seller of a well known brand because I have sensitive skin that breaks out easily if I use the wrong makeup. Well, when I ran out of my mineral powder foundation, I needed something that could work in its place and not cause me to break out.
This was my first time trying Revlon ColorStay's Aqua Mineral Makeup and I was pretty impressed. Not only did it not cause me to break out, I liked the coverage it provides.
The container is short and compact with a nifty, slot for it's own brush - so it is ready to take with you on the go or will fit nicely in your medicine cabinet. When applied, it goes on with a cool sensation on your face. I really liked the cool sensation - it was refreshing and something very unique to the product. I also liked that it didn't go on heavy the coverage was really light and natural looking which is also important to me in choosing a makeup.
I was content with this product during the first couple of weeks of use. After a while though, my skin seemed to be breaking out a lot more. This had been the only product I was using so I was weary. Although the reaction happened, it is a pretty good product in terms of coverage. It may work for you!
I was really intrigued by this product -- it's a powder foundation, but it's.. wet..? To say the least, I was disappointed. This product is truly unique, but horrible quality. It's meant to be a powder foundation with a "natural" or maybe even "satin" finish. All it did was accentuate my pores and that's about it. It didn't even my complexion at all. I just looked like a blotchy disco ball. The texture of this is certainly interesting. It looks like powder, but when you touch it or apply it to you skin it immediately feels wet. It's difficult and weird to explain. This is definitely not worth the money. Despite the waste, I still feel compelled to use it up. I actually do enjoy this as an eyeshadow. On days when I'm feeling lazy, I apply a wash of this from lashline to browbone and it does a good job of brightening my eyes while evening out the color and hiding veins/redness. I don't recommend it and wouldn't repurchase it.
I have been using mineral foundation for years and it is the only foundation I will wear. I've tried quite a few brands. Until now Avon has been my favorite (and I still think it's good) but the Revlon Aqua hands down beats them all.
One of the biggest challenges has been to find the right shade and I found the perfect match in this foundation. The coverage is fantastic. It goes on easily and smoothly. It also stays on all day (one of the reasons I love mineral powder foundation) and gives my skin a subtle glow. I have very sensitive skin and normally can't wear foundation with sunscreen in it but I have no problems with this one.
The reason I just bought something new to try
is because 1 I always try new things, and 2 I have large pores and combination skin
that has been more oily lately…so I thought I would try a new brand to see how it
worked with my skin and maybe see an improvement.
Color Stay Aqua Mineral Makup
When I began applying the makeup, it felt like my brush was wet. I wiped it on my wrist to check but it was dry. I continued and again the brush felt wet and cool. It was SO Refreshing that I wanted to keep applying! Then it hit me… “aqua”. Revlon has added a chemical that makes it feel wet. COOL!
The color was also a really good match for my skin and it had good coverage.
Overall…. it was Horrible.
Yes, it did not look good at all.
Why? The makeup is SO thick that it does not blend into or on top of my skin. Instead it smooths on and stays put (hence the “color stay” promise). The more I tried to blend, the more uneven it looked and trying to add a little more just caked it on thicker and thicker above the skin.
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