This is the only foundation I have actually repurchased....and driven all the way down to the states to buy cuz it's like half price at walmart (it costs 20 bucks here in Canada...lucky us)
I don't think it's full coverage especially speaking from a girl who has a whole bunch of acne scars that are brownish purple ish in colour cuz I have naturally tanned skin
It's more like a medium coverage but can be almost full coverage ish if you pack it on and you pat it on with your fingers though
It offers more coverage if you get a shade or two darker than your natural skin tone for obvious reasons....which is what I did
It does stay on though and I have oily skin too and when I'm wearing this I do notice there's so much less oil as compared to when I use other foundations like the nyx hd foundation BUT I have a huge problem with my makeup fading and it fades away after 7 hours on my cheeks and I can see the scarring but then again it's 7 hours :( I don't think I would have that problem if I used more of the foundation though cuz I use it sparingly
Overall, (this is for the people who are too lazy to read the paragraphs I so carefully constructed for you ;) JK) i think the staying power is pretty good as long as you use enough of the product and the coverage is medium full ish but you can definitely can a full coverage if you work in layers and pat it on.
I have this in the oily/combo formula and it does do a great job at controlling oils, but it is just too thick for my liking. I am usually not sensitive to smells, but the smell of this makeup literally made me feel sick. I had to put roll on perfume under my nose. Hopefully I didn't just get a bad one.
Medium-full coverage, long-lasting. This stuff comes in a bottle (which could annoy some) but I think the packaging's intended to make users aware of the amount of foundation being used. Also, this stuff dries fast. Use your time efficiently to blend. Little can go a long way in my experience; it didn't take a lot to cover my acne and blemishes.
However, as much as I controlled the amount of foundation on my skin, it essentially broke me out. I use this stuff everyday for work and you could see the tiny bumps that it caused under the light. Trust me, it was A LOT of tiny bumps. Also, although it was long lasting, it still felt a bit heavy at the end of the day especially since I live in a very humid country.
Overall, a good liquid foundation, but not compatible for my acne-prone/ combination skin.
I read reviews and this was voted the best for full coverage. So I paid £13 for it and I hate it. The coverage is medium. It's sticky and it's unbuildable. I have acne scars and I have medium coverage foundations that give better coverage that this one. I was so disappointed. I thought I would finally find a decent foundation. I was wrong. And now £13 is down the drain.
Okay, I have the oiliest skin possible. By noon most days my foundation is starting to look pretty meh and and that draws attention to my trouble spots (I tend to break out around my chin). I read a bunch of reviews of Revlon Colorstay and when it went on sale at my CVS I thought "Why not?". First day I thought I had found a miracle product. I won't say it lasted all day and totally prevented shine, but it was a HUGE improvement. Day 2 I was less impressed. I started to get small clogged pores on my chin which is weird for me - usually I have perfect skin texture with 1-3 bigger zits - I never get clogged pores and rarely get smaller pimples. All of those clogged pores turned into small whiteheads that took a week to go away. I threw this in the trash immediately. Keep in mind, I do NOT have sensitive skin. I have never broken out from any drugstore makeup before either. If your skin can handle the pore-clogging effect, I think this is a great product, but if you are even a little bit acne prone beware! Also this is definitely a product for "full coverage" - if you want the natural look stay away because this can look a little bit cake-y (which I what I want, since my skin needs full coverage).
My local drugstore was having a great sale on Revlon and I wanted to try my first longwear foundation, so I picked up ColorStay for normal/dry skin. The color range was nice and I found a good match with Nude. Once home, I tried a swatch on the back of one hand; it stayed on through several handwashings and even washing dishes without gloves. Tenacious! The next day I tried out a full face. My cheeks felt sort of warm all day, and I could feel the makeup tightening and pulling on my face. When I washed it off that evening (I used my daily cream cleanser -- twice, just to be sure I got it all off) my face felt raw; when I put on my nightly moisturizer, it BURNED! Into the trash ColorStay went.
What a wonderful shade... awesome coverage.... stays put... is matte but unfortunately after owning a bunch of foundations... this one wasn't for me. I have red acne prone skin that gets oily in the T zone but is somehow dry. I didn't put much of this foundation on but when I did put it on.... oh boy I felt like I was definitely wearing plastic or something on my face. Maybe because this is full coverage type? Definitely not for me, but I can definately see other people raving about it. I switched to Mac face and body now.... gonna give that a try.
I've always had trouble finding a good foundation because of my fair complexion; they always tend to look too orange-y or dark. I saw this one (I believe I have it in 'Buff') and it looked like it would be a perfect match. It was! I do find that this is a bit of a heavy duty foundation and since I don't need a lot of coverage (just for some redness around my nose, really), so I mix this 1 part foundation and 2 parts moisturizer and it works GREAT! Better than any foundation or tinted moisturizer I've ever used. This is really great makeup, comes out of the bottle quite easily unlike some formulas with the same packaging. I suggest anyone who finds this too heavy to try mixing it with some moisturizer; it makes a huge difference! The only thing I don't care for is the packaging; would be much better with a pump. It's also not the cheapest (I think I paid $16 for mine) but I find it's worth it. I would repurchase for sure.
Whenever I need a full-coverage foundation, this is the one I use. You can start with a fairly light layer, then continue to build up to as much coverage as you need. This works best applied with a brush, definitely not fingers. Though there are a lot of shades for this product, I use the lightest one (Ivory) and it is still too dark for me so I have to blend it down my neck a bit (for reference I am MAC NW15). The finish is sort of satiny, almost matte. It lasts all day long, which is also a plus. This is a great drugstore foundation if you need full coverage and something long-wearing on a budget.
I'm not sure if I can describe the way this product works for me - but something is wrong cause on me it's definetly not full coverage. But it stays on really well on my oily skin. If I mix it with another foundation that's more liquidy it really helps with the blending and it also helps with the coverage. If I don't mix it with anything it's so hard for me to get it to blend nicely with my skin. But the staying power makes up for it! The color 150 buff matches well with my skintone(bb sand, Laura mercier cream ivory).