Review: Revlon Color Stay Mineral Finishing Powder

Revlon Color Stay Mineral Finishing Powder is supposedly the dupe for MAC Mineralize Skinfinish. I don’t own a MAC MSF right now coz I am not able to fit it in my make-up routine... But when an inexpensive dupe came up for 5 pounds I wanted to try....
                                    Revlon ColorStay Mineral Finishing Powder in Suntan Matte
Below is the swatch...

Ok now lets see the multiple uses of this product and my experiences...
Setting Powder:
When I first used this product, I used it directly over my foundation replacing the setting powder. I got the most subtle finish that no powder could get me till now. This was a good match to my skin tone with slightly bronzed look.. this really gave that natural glow. I thought I have found THE finishing powder. But in an hour I realized I totally missed the oil-control part of it. So I still had to use a translucent powder. Right now searching for a setting powder that restores the glow of revlon powder and has oil control properties. This one is a great finishing powder for NC40 to NC44 skin tones.
Bronzer:
I am a fan of all things matte - foundation, eyeshadow, lipstick and ofcourse bronzer. I could use the revlon powder as a light bronzer.... It is not exactly matte finish but it is not really shimmery. As I said, it gives you that mild sheen. The best part is it doesn’t make you look orange unless you do multiple layers but the other way of looking at it is just enough color to be called a bronzer. The swatch above was of almost 5 to 6 layers of the powder.
OK I told you the good... the bad part is: it is too hard to get out of the container. I had to check the brush to confirm the product is being picked up..  After the first layer I almost could not get any product onto my brush. Remembering Sam (Samantha Chapman of Real Techniques) suggestion, I had to scrape the surface from time to time. I hear its a common problem with baked products. It is not easy and definitely not hygienic to do this and this might be the only reason I will not re-purchase it :(...
Has anyone else used this powder? Do you know of any good finishing powders for dark skin?

8 comments:

Fashion babel said...

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Divi said...

@Fashion Babel.. Thanks for your compliments... Infact you do some good wiriting - "It was awesome! And hot, as soon as Sun rose.Well, I'm overreacting. " LOL... loved your blog :)

Fashion babel said...

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Alexandra Marie said...

great product !!

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Alexandra Marie

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