In the Battle of the Full Coverage Foundation Vol. II, I will be comparing Revlon Colorstay with Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation. Revlon Colorstay is often said to a dupe for Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation. How does the drugstore foundation compare to this mid-range foundation?
How does the drugstore foundation compare to this mid-range foundation?
In one of my inaugural posts, I wrote about the Colorstay foundation. Revlon Colorstay is a full coverage foundation that can be picked up at any drugstore from Walmart to Shopper’s Drug Mart. This foundation retails for $15.99 CAD and comes in a pump glass jar consisting of 1.0 Fl.oz.
When applied the product dries quickly. The user will also notice near immediate oxidisation. I would highly recommend a primer with this product.
Wearers of this product are best to buy a shade lighter as the oxidisation will occur quickly and will darken a shade or two.
I found when wearing this product it was NOT suitable for sensitive skin as this does not claim to be non-comedogenic. Meaning it “could” cause breakouts and there are known irritates in the formula.
This product is great for oily and combination skin as the product does not fall victim to oil break through.
Estee Lauder Double Wear Liquid Foundation
The Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation retails for $40.00 for 1 Fl .oz. The is product has a large cult following by woman of all age demographics.
This is a full coverage foundation that dries quickly. I noticed there was mild oxidisation even when using a primer.
The Double Wear foundation is great for covering redness and hyperpigmentation.
It buffs out best with a damp beauty blender. When applied with a brush, streakiness was emphasised due to the thickness of the formula.
The product come in a pump jar, which makes it easy to prevent the product from oxidising and clean up simple.
Who Is The Winner?
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation!
I found the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation to be the better product on a number of grounds. The biggest being that this product is non-comedogenic or won’t clog your pore and irritate your skin. Whereas the Revlon Colorstay although more affordable, does.
If you were only wearing the Revlon Colorstay only once or twice for a special occasion I would recommend it, however, you’re still taking a chance.
The Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation also has minimal oxidisation but nowhere close to the Revlon Colorstay.
I feel when it comes to $40 CAD this is a reasonable price range for this product considering there are numerous other mid-range foundations for quite a bit more ($52-$60).
When it comes down to it I would rather pay nothing knowing that I am wearing a product that won’t disturb my skin. Or pay a bit for something that is comfortable on my skin and the Estee Lauder Double Wear is that.
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