Wednesday, 17 February 2010
I actually bought this a couple of weeks ago but wanted to give it a bit of time in order to review it properly - so I've been using it everyday since.
I love the regular Colourstay so when I saw this on offer in Boots I decided to pick it up and try it out, just to make a change. I usually use Colourstay for Oily/Combination skin in Sand Beige, so I chose the shade 030 - Light. To be honest I was a little surprised by the lack of choice when it came to the colour - despite Halle Berry advertising the foundation, there is definitely nothing suitable for darker skintones which seems a little odd.
Anyway, onto the foundation itself. I'll be straight - the first time I used it, I hated it. The texture was odd (in between a thick liquid and a mousse - much heavier than Maybelline's Dream Matte Mousse) and I wasn't quite sure how much to use. The answer? A lot. This definitely seems to be the kind of foundation you can't scrimp on, and I quickly learnt that more is more.
This is about how much I use - a decent blodge...to me at least.
When it comes to application, it goes on pretty well - like the original colourstay it dries quickly - very quickly, so you have to be careful to apply a little at a time, blend, then apply a little more. Coverage is pretty good but there's only so much you can put on, so I did have to touch up with concealer. The finish is definitely very matte (great for oily/combination skintypes, not so great for dry skin) and its staying power is pretty impressive.
But would I buy it again? Probably not. Although it is long lasting and the squeezy tube is a million times better than the glass bottles, to be honest I'm not really a fan of how it looks on my skin. I'm all for a bit of matt coverage but I feel as though it makes my skin look dull and one-dimensional.
Awful picture - but this hopefully gives you an idea...
So next time, I'll be picking up my usual - I'll be happily stubborn for a while longer :)