Revlon Colourstay Pressed Powder


Today I am going to introduce you to my go-to face product: Revlon Colourstay Pressed Powder.  I’ve been using this product for years and even though new products come on the market, I have continued to purchase this powder.The powder is extremely fine, silky and lightweight in texture.  You can use this product for evening out your skin tone, minimising shine or setting liquid foundation.

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Front of Revlon Colourstay Pressed Powder compact

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Underside of Revlon Colourstay Pressed Powder compact









Revlon Colourstay Pressed Powder is great for light make-up days when you just want a little coverage, to even out your skin tone or for minimising shine.  I prefer not to wear much make-up on my skin and so I tend to wear just face powder on a daily basis.  I also like to use this powder to finish off and set my make-up on days when I choose to use liquid foundation.  I generally only use foundation for special occasions or when I want my skin to look perfect all day and I find that Revlon Colourstay Pressed Powder helps my foundation stay in place beautifully.

When you open Revlon Colourstay Pressed Powder, the powder itself is visible in the top section (see photo below left).  The powder section flips up and contains a mirror on the underside of the lower section (see photo below right).  There is also a cushioned powder puff in the bottom section of the compact (see photo bottom right).  I quite like the design of the compact, as having a separate compartment for the powder prevents make-up particles coming loose and gathering in the powder puff.  The compact feels sturdy, which helps towards preventing the powder from breaking (which can happen sometimes with pressed powders).

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Top section of Revlon Colourstay Pressed Powder compact

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Lower section of Revlon Colourstay Pressed Powder compact (mirror at top; white powder puff in bottom)












You can use a powder puff to apply this product if you want more opaque coverage or if you are out and about.  Alternatively, you can use a powder brush to dust the product on to your face if you wish to control the level of coverage.  I find that I do need to touch up my face every so often when using this powder (for example, in the afternoon if applied in the morning) but it generally lasts pretty well and better than other face powders I have tried.

There are a few shades available in the Colourstay Pressed Powder range: Light, Light/Medium and Medium.  It is a shame that there are not more shades of the powder available for those with darker skin tones, as the Revlon foundations come in a wide variety of shades.  I alternate between Light and Light/Medium, depending on the time of year.  My skin is generally paler during the Autumn/Winter months so I like to use Light during that time period.  I normally start using Light-Medium from Spring-Summer, as my skin gets a little more colour from the sun.

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Revlon Colourstay Pressed Powder in Light










Revlon Colourstay Powder costs £10.99 and is available from Boots, Superdrug and various online retailers.  Boots and Superdrug often have 3 for 2 deals, buy one get one half price or money off deals, so it’s worth looking out for these if you are interested in purchasing this powder.

Have you used this powder before and if so, do you like it? Or do you have a different favourite face powder? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section.  

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