Revlon Color Stay with Soft Flex

A few months ago I went looking for a new foundation at CVS and Revlon Color Stay with Soft Flex caught my eye. I noticed that this foundation was formulated for skin types- combination / oily skin and Normal / Dry Skin. I was looking forward to this because usually mid-day I have to pull out an oil blotting sheet, and when I am out at events I don’t want to worry about the sheen on my face.

By mistake I purchased Normal / Dry skin, though I didn’t notice after a few times I had used it. Even though I purchased the wrong skin type and a few shades too lite (no big deal, using a darker powder and bronzer made my skin look even) I really liked this product. I had minimal shine and it lasted for hours. I went back a few days ago determined to get my correct color and skin type. I thought I was a medium beige (240) but I am actually Natural Tan (330), I know, it seems like a big difference but I noticed that the shade names aren’t completely true to the actual color. I noticed three different colors looked almost the same but the undertones varied.

Now that I have the correct one for my skin type Revlon Color Stay with Soft Flex will definitely be a repeat purchase. The light weight formula is perfect for all-day wear, and it has SPF. It doesn’t cake or crease and I love that just a little bit of this product evens out my skin tone. I put on the foundation for the first time at about 7:00am and didn’t get home until about 10:30pm that night. So its claim that it lasts 24 hours- I believe it. I was so pleased to see that I was not excessively oily nor did I have a noticeable sheen. If it was an event night I would have quickly blotted with an oil sheet and dusted a little powder just to freshen the look. Definitely worth the price of almost $15.

The long-wear capability of this foundation is perfect for extra long days and definitely for a night out dancing.

Grab a mirror and hold up the colors you think are your match next to your forehead and neck and take a moment to really look at the shades for the one that fits you best.


Insanity 60-Day Challenge- When Makeup Can’t Cover it All

Insanity Fitness Program

Insanity “The hardest fitness program ever put on DVD”.

I have never been skinny nor over-weight, just average. Though, never satisfied with my body image. Fitness has never been my ‘thing’, though, eating healthy is important to me. Makeup is one of the things that redirects my focus from body image issues to something I feel I can better control and feel like I have the upper hand on. When my skin is flawless, lashes are full and long, liner is perfectly winged and lips are glossed I feel gorgeous and down right sexy. When I don’t get the same feeling wearing clothes, there’s an issue. I have tried everything from starving myself to slimming pills and safer ways for health and fitness management, but nothing ever sticks or works for more than a few weeks.

So why Insanity (an almost torturous method to getting fit)?

Insanity 60 Day Fitness Program
Got my Insanity in the mail.

The past couple of months have been quite a handful, and with everything that has come my way not once have I felt in control. This is one thing I can control how fast, how hard and how much. It is also a challenge I am posing upon myself. A challenge to push my determination and my will. Not only for the sake of a better looking body, but for the mental hunger I have to know that I can achieve something this intense.

Insanity is a 60-day challenge of high intensity interval training.

Insanity Fitness Program 60 Day Calendar

So far, it’s kicking my ass physically and mentally. I have never experienced anything like this. Shaun T. (trainer) makes me feel like he’s in the room with me when he says “keep pushing”, “don’t give up, you can do this”. Sometimes it’s scary because right when I’m about to stop he says “I know it’s hard but just keep pushing”. That’s when I think of all my frustrations and power jump, squat or knee kick through them.

This is definitely more than just to get a fit body, it’s about having the “I can do anything” mentality and feeling great about myself with or without makeup.

I’ll try to update my weekly progress as I move along. I’d love to hear your story with Insanity.