March 16, 2016
Here’s what usually in our bag: A foundation compact, usually in cushion form, for mid-day touch ups; a tube of liquid concealer, to keep blemishes and discolourations hidden from view; and our choice of lip colour for the day.
It’s not a lot, but we find ourselves having to either keep these securely in an inside compartment of our bags, or be reduced to digging around the dark depths of our bags to find it each time it’s time for a touch up. And then there’s the matter of carrying so many things around just for the sake of keeping our makeup looking decent…
But things are about to change, now that we’ve encountered this multi-layered wonder:
Revlon’s new ColorStay 2-in-1 Compact Makeup & Concealer has pretty much everything in one nifty compact,that opens up to reveal three layers hidden inside. Each shade of the cream-based foundation has already been paired with a matching cream concealer, saving you the trouble of having to figure out your correct shade for two separate products. The way the concealer lies on a separate tray that smoothly lifts off the foundation layer impressed us enough; but there’s more: below the foundation tray, you’ll find a mirror, and a teardrop-shaped sponge to help get everything nicely blended – no more having to use your fingers, because you’re too lazy to pack a brush or sponge out.
The cream dries into a semi-matte powder finish, which is the best kind of texture to eliminate mid-day shine. Do note that this might not be the best thing for dry patches, as there is a tendency for the formula to appear patchy on dry skin. We suggest using this for touch ups on the T-zone, or anywhere else on your face that gets a little sweaty, since Revlon’s ColorStay range is known to be sweat-resistant.
Our bags and purses are about to get a little emptier, then, now that all we need is this little compact, and our lip colour du jour. Maybe now we’ll finally have space for a mini fragrance spray…
Main image: Instagram @revlonsg. Revlon ColorStay 2-in-1 Compact Makeup & Concealer, $30.90. Available at Watsons, Guardian, and major departmental stores. facebook.com/RevlonSingaporeOfficial