Revlon Colorstay Flex Wear Full Cover Concealer Review

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  • Revlon Colorstay Flex Wear Full Cover Concealer
  • Revlon Colorstay Flex Wear Full Cover Concealer
  • Revlon Colorstay Flex Wear Full Cover Concealer
  • Revlon Colorstay Flex Wear Full Cover Concealer
  • Revlon Colorstay Flex Wear Full Cover Concealer

What it is: A matte finish, full coverage concealer that is supposed to be long wearing and transfer- and crease- resistant without feeling drying. Featured ingredients include hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and clay to help strike a balance between hydration and longevity.

Price/Quantity: $12.99 for 0.34 fl. oz.

Availability: Amazon

Shade Range: 16 Shades

Packaging: A standard concealer tube with a somewhat large doe foot applicator. I don’t feel that too much or too little product coats the applicator.

Smell/Fragrance: It has a very similar smell as the Revlon Illuminance Serum Tint (my review here) I recently tried. In the few days I’ve been using it, I never once noticed the scent until I went looking for one. It’s very mild and more like a fragrance than a chemical smell. 

Expires After: 18 months after opening

Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Zinc Oxide [nano], PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Bis-PEG/PPG-14/14 Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Sodium Chloride, Tribehenin, Butylene Glycol, 1,2- Hexanediol, Alcohol, Alumina, Boron Nitride, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Methicone, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Mica, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Trisiloxane, Phenoxyethanol MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR/PUEDE CONTENER (+/-): [Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).] B02830

Performance

Shade: I have 015 Light, the third lightest shade with a yellow undertone. All shades are swatched on trendmood1 on Instagram and according to those, I thought the shade I chose would be more pink-toned. It also ended up being darker than I expected which turned out to be a good thing. I think the color works decently well on me. The yellow in this shade helps cancel out the blue/purple in my dark under eye circles. 

015 Light | Revlon Colorstay Flex Wear Full Cover Concealer
015 Light | Revlon Colorstay Flex Wear Full Cover Concealer
Revlon Colorstay Flex Wear Full Cover Concealer Comparison Swatches
Revlon Colorstay Flex Wear Full Cover Concealer Comparison Swatches

Application: I have used this both as under eye concealer and as spot concealer. For under eyes, I like applying this (and most concealers for that matter) with a small flat brush like a Mac 231. This creates a nice thin, even layer and then I pat it out with my fingers or a larger, soft pencil brush. Doing this has worked pretty well but I have sometimes had the product not want to stick to my nose, though not every time. The product dries down fairly quickly so that sometimes I feel like I’m running out of time to apply it completely before I need to pull a bit more out from the container to refresh. It dries to a matte finish but does not make the skin look excessively dry. I use a small eyeliner brush and a tiny pencil brush to use this as spot concealer. This method has worked as well with this concealer as it has with any other. I like this product more as spot concealer than for the under eye area because it is so high coverage. The matte formula with the fast dry down make this work well for that purpose. It holds on well to the spots I apply it to without easily rubbing off as I try to blend the edges. 

Texture/Consistency/Finish: It’s kind of thick and not runny whatsoever. As I spread it out with my fingers, it quickly dries down to a powder matte finish.

Coverage: Very high. I find the coverage a bit too heavy for use under the eyes if I’m not also wearing a full coverage foundation. Even if I use a light hand, it still seems to look out of place paired with more medium coverage foundations. My current go-to full coverage foundation is the KVD Good Apple Serum Foundation (my review) and I think it looks fine paired with that one. This is up there with some of the higher coverage spot concealers I’ve used, like Too Faced Born This Way Multi Use Sculpting Concealer, the KVD Foundation (I like using this for both concealer and foundation), and Loreal Infallible Full Wear Concealer

Longevity: This lasts about as well as I can expect any decent face product to last on me. So far creasing under the eyes has been minimal if worn alone and almost non-existent if I set it with powder. It stays on well enough as spot concealer to blend without rubbing off too easily initially. After a couple hours, it can transfer though as the oils in my skin begin to surface but as long as I’m careful to avoid touching my face too much, it stays in place pretty well without looking separated or increasingly cakey throughout the day.

Pros and Cons:

Things I Like:

  • Impressive coverage
  • Stands up well against creasing under the eyes
  • Adheres well to the skin and hangs on as I blend areas I spot conceal
  • I got lucky the color works well for me

Drawbacks to consider:

  • This could look a tad bit smoother on the skin up close. It looks pretty good but if you are a stickler for EXTRA smooth looking concealers, it may be worth shopping around some more. Works fine on well maintained skin but if you slack on skincare or often have dry/dehydrated/flakey skin, this may not be forgiving enough.

Do I Recommend It?

I like this product but I’d recommend proceeding with caution. It’s not terribly expensive but there are other concealers that I think sit better on the skin even when my skin is not in the best condition. If you need something high coverage but is reasonably priced, this could work. If you’re willing to spend a bit more on something you can sample and know for sure will work well for you, maybe consider going that route.

Before | Revlon Colorstay Flex Wear Full Cover ConcealerAfter | Revlon Colorstay Flex Wear Full Cover Concealer
Revlon Colorstay Flex Wear Full Cover Concealer Before and After
Revlon Colorstay Flex Wear Full Cover Concealer Before and After

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