Sunday, August 29, 2010

things lise loves: Revlon ColorStay Mineral Mousse

this is a product that's caught my eye many a time on YouTube, but I never really wanted to fork over the $14 for a drugstore foundation. A few weeks ago, though, this stuff came on sale at Rite Aid, so I bit the bullet and bought it.

For anywhere between $12 and $14, you get 1 fluid ounce of foundation. Now my HG foundation, the MAC Face and Body foundation is only $32 for 4 ounces, aka $8 an ounce.

Just a little fun fact- when I was in India, I saw this stuff retailed for about Rs 1000, which is more than $20 in the US. Stuff is supposed to be cheaper in India....crazy!

However, after playing around with this stuff for a bit, I discovered the major difference between these two- the MAC one is very light coverage, so you do need quite a bit of it, while this stuff is very pigmented, so a little bit goes a looooong way.

It's not quite as mousse-like as the Maybelline Dream Mousse foundations, but I do still like the texture. It's a rich, creamy foundation (that squeezes out- love! no more waste, like with the original ColorStay!), and I use it mainly under my eyes, over some concealer, and around my nose. The coverage is heavy enough that it could almost past a concealer, but light enough that it's not cakey.

This stuff stays put for a very long time (hence the ColorStay), and doesn't get all gross and melty in the summer.


i'm back!

but not in black :(

ahem. excuse the lame ac/dc reference.

so loooooooooong time, no see, right? well i was in india for 5 weeks, and i've kind of been getting back into my regular schedule. but expect new posts very very soon- like in 10 minutes!!

love you all so insanely much :)