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Foundation Files – NYX, Revlon, Inglot, Stila & IT Cosmetics

Foundation Files – NYX, Revlon, Inglot, Stila & IT Cosmetics

Hiya bellas,

I realised there are a few foundations in my arsenal that I’ve had for a while and have never spoken about here on the blog. I got a few questions about whether or not I’d recommend some of the products so I thought why not do a post on it so everyone can benefit. 

NYX Total Control Drop Foundation

Foundation Files - NYX, Revlon, Inglot, Stila & IT Cosmetics

Coverage Sheer to Medium
Price R230
Quantity 13ml
Finish Semi-matte
Longevity 7-8 hours
SPF No
Oil-free No
Oxidises No
Shade Range 25
Best For Normal to combo skin
Worst For Very dry or oily skin
Cruelty-free Yes but parent company is not
Available From Clicks

Would I recommend this foundation? NO

Thoughts

I was super excited to try this foundation for the longest time. So the pretence of this foundation is that the more drops you use, the more full coverage it becomes. It says to use 4 drops (the dropper applicator makes this easy to control) for full coverage but I had to use 10 drops and 2 layers to get a medium coverage with a lot of my darker spots still peeking through. It feels weightless on the skin and is long-wearing but it does transfer and looks patchy by the 8-hour mark. Purely because I use so much product each time and it already comes in a tiny bottle, I would not recommend or repurchase this foundation.

Revlon Colorstay Stay Active Foundation

Foundation Files - NYX, Revlon, Inglot, Stila & IT Cosmetics

Coverage Full coverage
Price R325
Quantity 30ml
Finish Matte
Longevity 14+ hours
SPF SPF25
Oil-free Yes
Oxidises Yes
Shade Range 9
Best For All skin types
Worst For None
Cruelty-free No
Available From Clicks, Woolworths, Dischem, Edgars, Red Square, Foschini, Takealot

Would I recommend this foundation? YES

Thoughts

I am usually the shade Toast in the Revlon Colorstay range but this does oxidise slightly. It is mattifying, long-wearing and even though full coverage, looks natural on the skin. It is also sweat-proof so it is perfect for those who are oily or more ‘active’ throughout the day. I also like that the Revlon foundations have been relaunched to include a pump for better convenience and hygiene.

Inglot AMC Cream Foundation

Foundation Files - NYX, Revlon, Inglot, Stila & IT Cosmetics

Coverage Medium Buildable
Price R399
Quantity 30ml
Finish Matte to touch, dewy appearance
Longevity 10+ hours
SPF No
Oil-free Yes
Oxidises No
Shade Range 41 (only 15 in SA)
Best For All skin types
Worst For Very dry skin
Cruelty-free Yes
Available From Inglot, Edgars, Red Square

Would I recommend this foundation? YES

Thoughts

The Inglot AMC Cream Foundation contains tiny illuminating particles for a glowy finish. It is matte to the touch and does not transfer. It is long-wearing and very lightweight on the skin. Works fine for drier skin types as well when used with a hydrating primer. A little goes a long way with excellent coverage so definitely great value for money.

Stila Aqua Glow Serum Foundation

Foundation Files - NYX, Revlon, Inglot, Stila & IT Cosmetics

Coverage Sheer to Medium
Price R630
Quantity 30ml
Finish Dewy
Longevity 6+ hours
SPF No
Oil-free Yes
Oxidises No
Shade Range 9
Best For Dry to normal skin
Worst For Combo to oily skin
Cruelty-free Yes
Available From Woolworths, Red Square, 27Pinkx

Would I recommend this foundation? YES

This was one of my favourite foundations when I had drier skin. Gives a glowy and dewy appearance to the skin. The dropper bottle is a bit messy and annoying but the formula is very watery which means it melts into the skin and blends well. Now that I have oily skin, I do need to set it with powder but it still makes the skin look flawless yet healthy. Possibly the best foundation for a ‘no makeup’ makeup look. 

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+

Foundation Files - NYX, Revlon, Inglot, Stila & IT Cosmetics

Coverage Full coverage
Price $38 (~R850)
Quantity 32ml
Finish Demi-matte
Longevity 7-8 hours
SPF SPF50+
Oil-free No
Oxidises Yes
Shade Range 7
Best For Normal skin
Worst For Very dry or oily skin
Cruelty-free Yes but parent company is not
Available From It Cosmetics, Muse Beauty, Samika

Would I recommend this foundation? NO

Thoughts

I received this foundation as a gift and have only heard great things about it. Upon application, I was surprised by the amazing coverage. It took a while, almost 20 mins, but eventually dried down matte. However, by the 3 or 4-hour mark, I looked like a complete greaseball. The foundation was patchy in some places and had settled around my nose and looked cakey on my forehead. Tried wearing it a few more times using different primers but this foundation just does not work for me. 

Foundation Files - NYX, Revlon, Inglot, Stila & IT Cosmetics

Have you tried any of these foundations before? Which ones worked for you?

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