My favorite affordable foundation: Revlon Colorstay Full Cover foundation

Most people know I’ve been a Double Wear fan for years. So much so that I hardly ever tried new foundations and didn’t even realise how many other totally amazing other options there actually are. However recently I branched out, dipped my toes in the water and am SO glad I did. Now, for the past couple of months I’ve been completely raving about a drugstore foundation that has swiftly become a firm favourite. Yip, I’m talking about the Revlon Colorstay Full Cover foundation.

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Revlon describes this foundation as: The Colorstay Full Cover has full, matte coverage without any of the typical heaviness. This full-cover foundation legit feels lightweight—all day, and all night, long. Couldn’t have said it better myself.

Revlon Colorstay Full Cover foundation

The texture

I absolutely love that the texture of the Revlon Colorstay Full Cover is quite light. I actually find it is almost similar to a mousse. Because of the texture being quite light, you’re able to get a full coverage look without that typical cake-like look that some higher coverage foundations give. I knew from the first application that this foundation was going to be a staple in my collection moving forward- I’ve used it about 3-4 times per week for the past two months so it’s safe to say that this foundation is going nowhere. 


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It is a matte foundation, so can be a bit drying. Because of that, I’d probably recommendation this to people with combination or oilier skin types. It could be a bit too drying for those with dryer skin types.


The packaging is a plastic tube. It looks really small but it is 30ml so actually very standard foundation sizing. I actually find the packaging pretty convenient because you don’t have to worry about it breaking, as with glass. Its slimline design also makes it very easy to travel with in your handbag or cosmetics case.


Easy to blend! It applies so nicely with a foundation brush or sponge.


The price point for this foundation gives it even more brownie points. Many drugstore foundations come in over the R200 mark. However, the Revlon Colorstay Full Cover retails for R179 and can be purchased from Clicks, Dischem, Woolworths, Edgars and more!

Revlon Full Cover Colorstay sincerely blonde

Beautiful mousse-like texture!


I think it was the wearability of this foundation that really stuck out to me and grabbed my attention. It was the only foundation I took to Thailand (which was incredibly hot and humid) and it sat SO well throughout the day. It didn’t look oily or greasy later on in the day. If a foundation can last in humid Thailand, then you know it’s good. I think I had this perception that affordable foundations such as this one wouldn’t be able to give such long wear- boy was I wrong!

Shade Range

The ColorStay Full Cover is available in 14 shades. This is not amazing but not terrible. I think it could do with a bit more options but for now, it’s okay 🙂

All in all – this foundation has been appearing a LOT on my social media channels for a few months now and with super good reason. It’s affordable, it’s matte without being too drying, it’s buildable and I just love the mousse-like formula. It’s the first foundation in the drugstore category in ages that I’ve felt was an absolute winner. This product gets a Sincerely Blonde recommendation for sure. 




  1. Candice
    June 27, 2019 / 8:44 pm

    I definitely need to try this foundation! Have been hearing some good things

    Candice x

  2. June 28, 2019 / 9:19 am

    I’m living that dry skin life, but I will say that it looks amazing on your skin and I’m not usually a fan of full coverage. Will defs pass this on to my sister in law though, she will love it! 🙂 x

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