I've been using this since it came out with the new pump bottle (used the colorstay whipped before that) and I can say that it's wonderful. I live in the tropics, and most foundations transfer quite badly in the humidity. This stays on all day, and maintains a natural finish - not oily or dry or too matte. When I'm wearing this, it just looks like I have nicer skin.
I find the colour is a perfect match for my skin, and the colour seems to be consistent throughout the colorstay range (sand beige in the whipped formula, the natural finish formula, and this formula).
You do have to make sure you're buying the right version of this for your skin - I nearly bought the normal/dry version, when I definitely need the combination/oily version.
I tend to break out very easily if I'm not wearing the right makeup (cannot wear cover girl at all) and I have not had an increase in breakouts since using the colorstay range - I think it manages to let my skin breathe, somehow.
I think I'll probably just keep using this until it's discontinued or the company puts out a different formula to try.
This foundation is good. Pros: pretty good coverage, lasts a long time (doesn't wear off), looks good on oily skin. Cons: the color is WAY darker than it appeared at the store (this is my biggest problem with it), it dries too quickly so is tough to blend, its pretty thick, and it smells like a can of paint. Overall I would say I will definitely be buying it again, but in a lighter shade. When I do, I'll be able yo blend it better and won't have to worry about using a small amount because it looks fake. Coverage is good and its a very good price!
I love this foundation. I have been using this for years. It stays on all day in hot and humid weather. It doesn't settle in my fine lines and yucky spots. I would recommend this and will buy this again. I have used EVERY foundation on the market and this I always come back too.
One of the few foundations that works on my skin type and covers my imperfections.
It's a little bit heavy, but I have a lot of acne scars.
i love this foundation! its really good coverage! so amazing, but if i build it up to much it gets canky looking. and i dont like the packaging at all!
I've been a fan of Revlon Colorstay since it first appeared on the market years and years ago! I stopped using it for some years because my skin became increasingly oily and the old formulation just was not working with that. Fortunately, Revlon have now come out with formulation for oily skin with SPF and I love it! I'm the shade Cappuccino (NW45 MAC for reference) and its my go to for when I want full coverage without looking cakey. I especially love to use this foundation in cooler weather or for special occassions or when I just want to be glam! My next fave for the warmer, natural, everyday looks is definitely Revlon Nearly Naked in Cappuccino. Overall, this product is awesome and a mainstay!
AH I really... I mean really tried to like this product, because everyone seems to love it. I might try out some other Revlon foundation though.
- Feels quite nice on skin
- Pleasant smell (I think they changed that)
- Medium coverage
- Oxidies on me >:(
- Can be hard to blend, must be quick
- Leaves my skin somewhat oily
- Not long lasting
- Can look a little cakey/flakey on dry spots continued >>
At first I was so excited to try this product because I have crazy oily skin, and other foundations I've tried either slide right off or oxidize into an orange colour. To start off the colour selection is horrible, the colours were either too grey looking or too pink. I have more yellow undertones.
It's really annoying how this foundation doesn't have a pump, and I would often pour out more than I need. The foundation formula was so hard to blend and would look super cakey with powder on top. It did stay on up to 6-7 hours and kept most of my oil at bay, but it's not really worth the money. It's pretty pricey considering it's a drugstore foundation. I've never really had sensitive or acne-prone skin, but this broke me out. After using it for 2 months, I started getting a lot more breakouts and little bumps all over my forehead. Won't be repurchasing again.
I've given this foundation numerous chances. I've probably bought it about 4 times, each time thinking that maybe I was doing something wrong, and my application skills have improved since the last time of purchase. But it's not me. This may have decent coverage, but it didn't even last all day on me. It looks too dry and cakey. And the packaging sucks! Too much comes out! It's too thick, as well. There's better.
Overall good product!
-photographs well (no flash problems)
-I apply it to my face in sections because it dries quickly.
-I find a little goes a long way, as using too much can look cakey.
-This product comes in two versions--for combination/oily and normal/dry skin. When I purchased this product, I didn't know about this; otherwise, I would have bought the normal/dry skin version, as I have normal skin.