Because I couldn’t afford Bobbi Brown (sob), my desired alternative was a drugstore brand that’s relatively cheap but still does the trick. I then turned to Revlon for my latest cosmetics purchases.
Revlon Colorstay Foundation for Combination/Oily Skin in 240 Medium Beige
Coverage is medium-full, which evens my skintone out. Texture is a little heavy, so you need to use only a small amount of product to get good results.
I apply it after The Body Shop Seaweed Mattifying Lotion with SPF15. Now, here’s where it gets a bit wonky. Sometimes, the foundation lasts all day looking fabulous, but other times my face resembles a grease trap after a few hours. I strongly suspect that I don’t give my moisturizer enough time to be absorbed before applying foundie. Does anyone know how much time do I need to let the moisturizer sink in?
It’s very matte, so upon application it gives me a rather masklike finish. But thanks to the Philippines’ humid weather, I’m guaranteed to sweat buckets before even leaving the front door, so when I get to my destination my foundation looks quite natural.
Verdict: Awesome. Maybe not HG status, but for the price, it’s pretty damn close!