Friday, October 21, 2011

Revlon ColorStay Acqua Mineral Makeup | A Product Review




Revlon ColorStay Aqua Mineral Makeup has been one of the mineral makeup products from mastige brands that I've been wanting to try. First, because of the word "Aqua" got me intrigued. Second, I loved the brush the frist time I tested it at the Revlon Counter.


What Revlon Website has to say about their ColorStay Aqua Mineral Makeup:


NEW Colorstay Aqua™ Mineral Makeup delivers a burst of hydrating coconut water and an instant cooling sensation upon application. The result: your skin looks luminous and its texture smoother. With a shine-free formula that’s made with water, not oil, this lightweight powder gives you a fresh, flawless finish that lasts all day. 
Fragrance free and non-irritating. 
Provides medium coverage in 8 beautiful shades, with SPF 13 protection.

Thanks to an angel, he gave a me sample of Revlon ColorStay Aqua Mineral Makeup to try. Unfortunately, it was way too light on the skin. So how can I review and sharE my experience with this product with you, right? I was at a lost for some time and then I realized, I can use this for something else!

The Beauty Tip:
If you happen to buy a foundation that is too light for your skin, you can use this as an undereye setting powder. This will lighten your under eyes effectively and will make your undereye concealer stay longer.

I already gave the beauty tip early on. I hope you still remain for the rest of the review! :)

The Packaging

I am in love with the packaging! I love that the brush is integrated in it and that brush is synthetic. The brush alone makes buying this foundation worth it because it's incredibly soft. Its placed atop the jar and you can easily slide it. The brush is retractable which makes this it all the more handy. Personally, I'm really impressed with this one. I think I might even find away to reuse this after I finish this up.

Opening the jar, the sifter is deep enough to cradle some powder without having much of a mess. I like this part since mineral powder tend to go all over.

The Experience

Even with how light Revlon ColorStay Acqua in Light is compared to my skin tone, I tried this powder for the sake of this review. How come that mineral makeup released by many beauty brands usually have shimmers in them? The shimmers that are too obvious I felt as if I was using a highlighter all over my face. Not really something my oily skin needs. Rather, it accentuated how oily skin is.


It's a good thing that I like the cool feel upon application of the Revlon ColorStay Acqua. It's as if I'm doing a wet application of mineral makeup. The texture feels nice against my skin sort of dry but with a bit of hydration in there. Coverage range is light to medium. Not really the type to cover blemishes. Definitely the foundation for those who just want something light for their skin.




What I love about the Revlon ColorStay Acqua in Light..

  • Cooling sensation upon application
  • Staying power is pretty impressive.
  • Nice to use as a setting powder for liquid foundation.
  • Has 8 shades that can fit even Asian Skintones
  • The powder feels incredibly light against the skin
  • Powder is finely-milled
  • Packaging is amazing!
  • Can be used as a highlighter
  • Great for touch-ups.



What I don't...

  • It only provides light to medium coverage.
  • There are shimmers in the mineral makeup and they are quite noticeable.
  • Expensive at around Php1000 approximately.




The Verdict

As a highlighter and under eye setting powder, I love my Revlon ColorStay Acqua in Light. I've been reaching for this lately to set my under eye concealer and the results are quite amazing! It gives that dimensional look and the shimmer helped my brighten my under eyes. Now I don't need to purchase a product to set my concealer as this one will suffice and quite exceeds the expectation. I'm in love with the cooling feel since I think it gives my the skin under my eyes the hydration it needs for the rest of the day. And the staying power was quite impressive.




Overall, I don't think I will get another Revlon Colorstay Acqua. I'll probably grab some other ColorStay products since many from this line are more appropriate for my skintone.

So, no, it's not like I don't like this. Revlon ColorStay Acqua Mineral Makeup is not just the right makeup for my skin type.

Recommendations

I recommend this to those with very dry to normal skin will definitely enjoy the dewy and glowy effect of this foudnation. not to mention that the cooling sensation felt utterly divine on the skin.

I hope they come up with matte version of this Acqua Mineral Makeup Line. I'd definitely be grabbing that if ever.


Will you be giving Revlon ColorStay Acqua Mineral Makeup a try? Have you already? Care to share your experience with it?






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Revlon products are available at all leading department stores nationwide. I prefer to get mine at SM Megamall and Watsons at SM Hypermart Pasig since both are conveniently located where I live.


7 comments :

Nikki said...

Para kang bata sa last 2 photos mo! super cute!

April Hollie said...

glad to know this works great! ang mahal pa naman..hehe

Rhea Bue said...

wow.. this is cool. I wanna try this one out. I've been using Revlon's Photoready liquid founation for quite some time now and I think this is worth the try :)

Marge said...

this is my personal favorite for setting any bb cream i apply that day

saccharine0158 said...

i would love to try this product! revlon is one of the drugstore makeup brands that i like. 
your fotds are so cute! ^_^

Makeupjournal said...

Hi shen just want to share my experience w/ this product. Been using this for half a year now, i have oily skin ...and i dont think there are any products that coukd actually stop its oiliness even airbrush makeup wont do the trick :)) i tried everything:)) anyway i still go for this product because my skin looks healthy in it, i just need to keep my oil blotter handy for touchups. Putting on a powder never felt this good, its cooling sensation makes me want to retouch more often lol..it has a shade that perfectly match my morena skin, i hate shimmers too maybe its not that obvious on darker shades? (not sure though..) it gives a natural finish when it comes to coverage which is good enough for everyday use. im not a mineral mu fan but this made an exception on my list.

Galaxia said...

I won't give it a try because I have oily skin, but I was always curious about the product!

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