So I have been hunting and HUNTING for a sufficient liquid foundation. I seriously have made at least 4 exchanges at Target because the foundations just didn't work for me. Some were the wrong color, and then when I got my color they were too oily and gathered around my nose area [gross]. I looked up this product here on MakeupAlley and thought "What have I got to lose but a few extra bucks?" So I spent the extra five bucks on this one in comparison to the $5 foundation I'd bought last time. Figured better quality.
It's not that it ISN'T better quality, because at least this one isn't all runny, but it feels sort of like paste. I got the combination/oily skin one, since sometimes I get kinda oily, but this was way too much. When I smiled, my face literally looked like it was trying to stretch to make the effort. My face looked very tight and caked. Yuck. So not what I was looking for.
Then I saw a review on here that said she mixed moisturizer with the foundation and that sparked an idea. I mixed in my Neutrogena ulta smooth moisturizer with this, and it came out way better. Still not the "flawless" look the bottle promised, but a great improvement. I'm going to keep experimenting with how much moisturizer to put on my hand with how much foundation to put. Hopefully I get better results.
Really wish it had a pump, cuz that would help with the experimenting.
Overall, I'm planning on trying a different Revlon foundation next time. But I'm so tired of searching that I'm going to just make this one make due for now till it runs out.
The only plus: it's actually my color [I got it in Buff].
The 16 hour formula was fantastic. The 24 hour formula? Not so much. I'm sad to say that this foundation gave me cystic acne and patches of it started rubbing off after 2 to 3 hours after application. I generally never get acne, and I don't have sensitive skin. The new formula cannot hold a candle to the original. It was a poor decision to change it.
Great product, bit tricky to apply but very good coverage and feel.
Revlon uses ANIMAL TESTING.
This was a love hate relationship. I have a bottle of the new formula. Building coverage is difficult; the very tacky formula picks itself up where applied. Once you get an even coverage, it stays well set with a light dusting of powder. It stayed better for me than others and I et greasy within 2hrs of application, 1 if I am working. This actually lasted.
I will be throwing the remainder of the bottle as the formula isnt worth it-and vivisection is a dealbreaker. I am sorry that I paid into profits which support cruelty. I should have done my research.
Ok so I've read all the rave reviews about Revlon Colorstay foundation, and I had never tried it at all until this past month, so I was super excited about it! What I didn't realize was that all of those reviews were about the old 16 hr one, but since then Revlon has changed formulas to the 24 hour one...
Anyway, I was unfortunately disappointed with the product after all those great reviews. It didn't cover as well as I expected it to and even appeared flaky. Also, my skin still got oily even though I got the one for combo/oily skin and it certainly did not feel "lightweight" as claimed. It was hard to get the product out even after shaking it vigorously and setting it upside down overnight. (So they changed the formula but not the awful package--the one thing people were complaining about??)
I'm hoping, since this is the first time I'm trying Colorstay, that I just need to find the right color and it will get better after that. I'm still giving it a shot because it's still one of the better drugstore foundations out there.
Really revlon..really? Don't fix what isn't broken!
The old 16hr revlon foundation for oily/combo skin was my HG, I loved everything about it. This new formula.. Just no...
It takes forever to dry, goes on streaky EVEN with finger application and is not as full coverage as the old formula. I'm really really disappointed with this.. I'll continue to use until I find my new HG.
I used to wear their 16hours CS foundation for many years. Recommended it to friends and they're liked it too until one of my friend bought the new version last year and complained the results were not as good as mine. I thought 24hours would be better and after finishing my 16hours CS,I ran to nearest drugstore and bought it,hoping it will works at least as good as the previous one but I have to say that I HATE IT SO MUCH. I have a sensitive skin and quite surprised that the previous CS doesn't make it worst that's the main point why I really like it but the new version left me with itchy (with small bumps),greasy face (never get that with 16H version),and dried up my face. The coverage was not good as previous. I dont know why they dont fix the packaging instead change the good formula. I just don't get it. Frustrated with this one. I'd rather spend a lot for Lunasol or Estee Lauder,oh wait,I should try Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1! Byebye Revlon,will never ever buy this crap or recommend this to anyone until you bring the old version back. NEVER.
I have been using this product for the last 3 years. I found that it has great coverage (as I like FULL coverage) and it doesn't make my skin break out. I have used both combination/oily and normal/dry and like both. My issue is that when switching to the different skin type the colour I use (sand beige) are a completely different colour. I was not happy going home and realising the colours were different. I will continue using this product as I know it suits me well and stick to the normal/dry skin type. The packaging in the glass bottle is ok, the new pump action lid is ok too. The price isn't great but you can get it cheaper at certain department stores and they usually have a deal on.
I'm usually a high-end foundation person but I started realizing that my skin shade is really hard to match. I am very fair/pale but with strong yellow/green tinges (Asian descent). I learned that most foundation companies start putting in yellow tones only at the "light-medium" level. Everything in the fair and light shades were neutral or pink. I looked at the Colorstay fndn (Oily/Combo) and saw that "Buff" seemed to be a perfect match. I bought it and immediately tried it on 1/2 my face, with my hopeful favorite (Givenchy Photo Perfexion in Vanilla) on other half.
The color match was unbelievable and much better than the Givenchy, but about 5 hours later, I noticed some pore clogs were developing on the Revlon side. When I removed my makeup with Neutrogena Remover Towelettes (blue package) and then washed with Alpha Hydrox foaming face cleanser and then toned with Shiseido Balancing Softening Lotion, I had 2-3 breakouts on the side with Revlon. The next day, I reversed the sides and I could feel pores clogging on the side wearing Revlon within several hours. when I removed the makeup, I had breakouts again on the side that had worn the Revlon. I unfortunately had to return the product. I have since tried other fndns (Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder, Guerlain Parure Extreme, Givenchy Photo Perfexion in shade 101 beige) and there have been no breakouts.
Not a huge fan of the packaging for this product, but that would be my only objection on the cons list.
The foundation itself provides very good coverage, not the best ever but the best one for that price range and for people who don't have any major skin problems; I was looking for a product that would cover the dark circles around my eyes and a few acne scars and it works great.
I don't use it on daily basis because it's quite heavy but I use it from time to time when I need a heavier foundation. I use shade 110- Ivory, and I would recommend everyone to use a slightly lighter shade of this product because it blends perfectly with whatever other products you're using and the lighter shade simply provides a better coverage.
It lasts all day long, never comes off, I would definitely recommend this product !