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Monday, February 28, 2011

Review: Revlon ColorStay Blemish Concealer

It hurts to spell colour without the "u" but that is what is on the tube...Anyway, Revlon ColorStay Blemish Concealer has become my go to face concealer. I say face concealer because I have found that I like a darker shade for around my eyes, but the darker shade doesn't always work on my face and due to the fact that it contains salicylic acid (more on that later.) I have this is "light" and it blends into my skin tone perfectly.

"Exclusive ColorStay formula with an active blemish fighter combines superior coverage with healing benefits." -from box

As I briefly mentioned above, this product contains salicylic acid, but only 0.5%. So, really, it will not heal your blemishes on its own. It 0.5% is something, sure, but it is not strong enough to stop a blemish in its tracks. It can be helpful, but it should not be your only plan of attack. Also, that is a pretty good reason to avoid using this around your eyes. Acid + eyes= bad. Just a general rule of thumb.

This concealer comes in a 0.21 oz/ 6.2 ml tube and includes a sponge tip applicator. I both loathe and like the applicator. I loathe it because if you are applying onto active "blemishes" you are just spreading bacteria and then putting it back into the tube. I love it because, it's fast and easy to apply. I usually use the applicator to put a dot on my finger or concealer brush and apply that way. I find that since this isn't a very thick product, I like to apply it and let it dry a minute or two then pat it on over the area I am trying to cover. By giving it a bit of time to dry it thickens just a bit and gives for a better coverage.

Overall, I really like this concealer. The price is a tad steep for a drugstore concealer though, I paid $17.99 which is totally cringe worthy considering it was supposed to have been on sale. If I saw this on sale I would repurchase, but for the price I could upgrade to a better brand for just a few dollars more.

Have you tired this concealer? What did you think?


  1. great review! That concealer was something that I wanted to try but the price - yikes!!! thats one expensive drugstore concealer! Ill probably run to it anyway cuz Ive had my eye on it :)

  2. I've seen the concealer before, I just never bought it. :)


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