Tag Archives: natural makeup

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.


Celeb everyday looks

Usually when I look at a magazine cover I think, mehh, she looks nice…BUT…these two covers are my all time favorite. I love how these celebrity girls are wearing everyday looks so flawlessly.

On the cover of Cosmopolitan is Mila Kunis wearing beautiful smoked out browns with a sultry cat eye. The rest of the look is a bronzy glow with highlights down her nose and underneath her eyes, and  glossy lips. This look is just naturally sexy.

On the cover of Nylon is Elizabeth Olsen (Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s sister). Lovely use of the liner-notice how her cat eye starts about a third away from the inner corner; adding a little translucent white in the tear duct makes her eyes look bigger and are at the center of your attention. Full and flirty lashes are always wearable. Barely there nude lip color and again, glowing skin. I’d wear this look to go shopping and then slip on my cocktail dress for a night out with the girls.

FYI: All the products used for Elizabeth’s look were from Covergirl 😉