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on 5/17/2015 10:37:00 AM
More reviews by alex0717
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
This is the only drugstore foundation that I semi-like but there are a lot of issues with it. It is pricey for drugstore foundation, and I always use the product up quickly because of the packaging. It is not a full coverage foundation, but you can build on it. It tends to look cakey if you purchased the one for oily skin, but the one for dry skin does not. Pros-Buildable coverageLasts all day Cons- There is no pump so there is a lot of product loss, and application is messyThe product is hard to blend and dries quickly on your skin It gets darker through out the day. - I will wear it to work and look in the mirror after I come home and my face looks dirty because the product darkened and settled in a weird way its super grossUltimately, the only reason I am rating this product 3 stars, is because compared to other drugstore foundations I have tried, this one is one of the better ones. It still kind of sucks, but it works.
on 5/17/2015 3:34:00 AM
More reviews by danseboheme
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Other, Wavy, Fine
This is a decent cheaper foundation with good overall coverage and finish. Easy to blend, stays on well and doesn't go too patchy. It's not full coverage and it doesn't give you that ~flawless~ effect that higher-end formulas do, and it really benefits from being warmed up in your hands before being applied (which I don't really enjoy doing because of the way it says under my nails afterwards). It is buildable though, affordable, didn't upset my eczema or acne and performed well. This is pretty much the ideal first foundation!
on 5/17/2015 1:25:00 AM
More reviews by viktoriaxo
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Will not purchase again. This foundation is definately overrated/over hyped, even though many makeup gurus have raved about this foundation, it does not work for me at all.CONS:- has a weird sunscreen smell, that makes it feel really heavy- contains SPF, which I don't like in foundations since its not very photo friendly, this foundation gives the worst white cast with flash- thick liquid, a bit hard to blend- messy packaging, no pump- doesnt really set very well, when you touch your face, it will come offOVERALL: it feels like a very heavy foundation, doesnt keep your face completely matte either. It did not achieve the expectations of what I look for in a foundation (matte finish, oil control, light weight, no SPF, and good colour).
on 5/15/2015 4:59:00 PM
More reviews by Earthlynostalgia
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
This foundation is ok for a low end foundation but there are better options out there. This is medium/full coverage foundation that dries to a matte finish. It feels heavy on the skin and can look a bit cakey if you're not careful. You need to work with it quick though as it does dry fast and makes it harder to blend. I find this stuff is hard to wash off my face at the end of the day. Also this stuff breaks me out a bit which never happens with other foundations I've used. I used the colour buff and its a tad light for NC20. Would be perfect for NC15 though. The main reason I don't like this foundation is that it is a matte foundation which does not look good for those with dry skin. It also makes my face look flat cause of high coverage. I prefer foundations that have some glowyness to it.
on 5/15/2015 12:27:00 AM
More reviews by RhymesWithHiya
Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
Iíve been trying all kinds of different foundations over the years. Mostly high end brands that were recommended by the fine folks at Sephora. None of them were inherently bad, but they all left me feeling a bitÖdissatisfied.Some were too sheer, albeit light and lovely-feeling on my skin, quite a few were technically an excellent color-match but had pink undertones that just werenít flattering (I want to color-correct my slight rosacea or at least camouflage it, not match it!), others were too shiny, and pretty much all of them had longevity/staying power issues. The most recent one (MUFE HD) was an elegant formula out of the bottle, but turned out to be very aging in photographs and also had major longevity issues (rubbed off very easily onto clothing and also degraded noticeably over the course of the day, resulting in a very cakey appearance).I started to question my approach to foundation. I didnít start wearing it until I was about 35 (Iím 38 now) and since my skin is on the normal-to-dry side, I kept seeking out formulations that would be more moisturizing or dewy (because hey, it sounded like a good idea!), all the while forgetting to account for the fact that before I ever put on foundation, I have layers of the following: serum/retinol, moisturizer, very high SPF sunscreen (probably the most problematic layer in terms of sheen, but Iím unwilling to go without the stuff) and primer. In sum, while technically my skin is on the normal-to-dry side, the canvas that the foundation was being applied to could probably be much more accurately characterized as ďoilyĒ. It was a real Ďaha!í moment and I decided to throw all of my earlier assumptions out the window by trying a formula that would be the complete opposite of everything Iíd been using before: a mattifying formula targeted specifically towards oily/combination skin. I did some research and decided that ColorStay fit the bill for my next foundation experiment as I also wanted to tackle longevity issues. If I was wrong, at least I wouldnít end up shelling out that much money! The one thing I sometimes hate about drugstore makeup is that itís tricky trying to figure out a good color match. None of the places I go to have samples to take home and try before you buy, and I often end up holding the bottle next to my face trying guess whether this one or that one is the better match. Not a great way to choose. I ended up going to my local Walgreens and sought the help of the woman behind the makeup register to figure out a match from the ColorStay line. Thanks to her incredible ingenuity, which involved a convoluted solution that used LíOreal True Match to establish an initial match with that line first and then using that match to then figure out the closest match in the ColorStay line, I ended up going with 200 Nude (it was a tossup between that and 180 Sand Beige). FWIW, the one complaint that I did NOT have with the MUFE HD foundation was the color and the 200 Nude turned out to be a nearly perfect match to MUFE 115. (Well done, makeup counter lady!).Foundation successfully procured, I have to admit that I was initially skeptical about the ColorStay formula when I first opened the bottle. Itís super thick ó basically as hard to get out as ketchup ó and definitely wasnít as elegant on first impression as any of the higher end brands Iíd tried to date. I dunno, it just seemed chalkier or something? Not as finely-milled? Whatever. I have a plucky streak in me and I went through my usual routine of applying a bajillion layers of stuff to my skin before applying the ColorStay foundation with my fingers. Still didnít seem all that good, but once it settled into my skin and set, mass confusion ensued. It lookedÖ.pretty damn great? Seriously, my skin (remember, Iím 38) looked about as good as itís EVER looked in my 30ís. It also photographed well ó about 10-15 years younger than the MUFE HD foundation. Itís definitely on the mattifying side but also simultaneously looked subtly luminous. And, AND! It continued to look great all day! Even stayed on my nose, and hasnít rubbed off on my clothing.More recently (Iíve now been wearing this every day for about a week) I really put it to the test by going for a run. By that, I mean I busted out a 4+-miler in the evening at a fast pace and partially uphill. Yup, got drenched in sweat. My foundation? Barely degraded and looked more dewy than anything. (BTW, yes, I donít bother to remove my makeup before running. Reasons? I donít want to have to remove it and then reapply sunscreen layer (too fussy!), plus I JUST DO NOT BREAK OUT, LIKE, EVER.). Put to the test this way, all of the other foundations I've ever used tend to look pretty horrible after a run. Not this one. This stuff outperforms anything else Iíve ever used, high end or drugstore. If I could award 10 lippies, I would. Looks great no matter what I do, lasts a freaking long time, and is cheap as hell, at least compared to prior purchases. That said, I *totally* get that this stuff isnít everyoneís cup of tea. It's a great fit for my particular skin care regimen, desires, skin type and overall lifestyle. The real takeaway, hopefully, is that maybe my wall of words will inspire someone else to rethink whatís not working for them and why.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 5/4/2015 12:01:00 AM
More reviews by gryma
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
I've used this for years just as an everyday foundation. Coverage is decent, probably medium coverage at the most (it will look cakey if you put too much on, so I don't think it could do full coverage, but it depends on how nice your skin is). It has good staying power- I'd say it's pretty close to Estee Lauder Double Wear, which is what I use for special occasions. Don't buy the one without the pump though- it's a pain to apply! I will keep repurchasing this foundation, it's one of Revlon's best products IMO :)
on 4/29/2015 11:00:00 PM
More reviews by TiaR
Skin: Oily, Other, Not Sure
I'm so irritated I absolutely MUST write this review.OLD COLORSTAY: - Had the best staying power ever - Didn't break me out (check out the ingredient list http://cosdna.com/eng/cosmetic_b86a1294.html)- Didn't transfer- Color match okay tldr it was holy grail statusNEW 24 HOUR FORMULA:- No staying power; fades, gets oily, and weird - Breaks me out like the dickens!!!!!! (check out new ingredients, ugh!!! http://cosdna.com/eng/cosmetic_51ba159366.html ) - Transfers on bf shirttldr this is absolute crap now. And estee lauder double wear changed their formula too and it breaks me out!! WHY!? WHYYY. WHY!?
on 4/28/2015 1:16:00 PM
More reviews by sterlingK
Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse
I don't wear foundation often, I prefer tinted moisturizers or BB/CC creams, I find that my skin doesn't heal and looks worse over time if I use foundations regularly. But if I am going somewhere nice (like a wedding etc) and I need something long lasting with better coverage I always reach for this foundation. It lasts all day and my skin looks amazing and flawless with it, I wish my skin could take this type of product daily but unfortunately it just can't :(I find it does make any dry spots more noticeable so make sure you moisturize before applying. It will keep my oily spots fairly matte for hours, I use estee lauder lucidity or revlon colorstay powder to set this depending on how oily my skin is lately (colorstay powder is for when I'm super oily). Would repurchase.
on 4/26/2015 4:38:00 PM
More reviews by pendeen26
I really really really wanted to love this foundation after all the hype its been getting on youtube and in the beauty blogging world. Yet sadly...it did nothing for me. Well actually it did do something....it totally dried my skin out after wearing it for about two hours, even though i was wearing the formula that is meant for drier skin types.The colour range is great and i was so pleased with the ivory shade..for ten minutes until it oxidised to this hideous pasty orange colour, not great. It just made my face look so flat - any natural glow was totally masked and dry areas were totally made worse throughout the course of the day when wearing this - i couldn't wait to get home and take it off immediately. Don't buy this if you are fair skinned and have relatively dry skin (like me).Also word of warning if you do buy this which I don't recommend you do...the packaging is pretty inconvenient. Its a very runny foundation and because it doesn't have a pump the foundation comes running out really fast - I must of poured about half of the bottle out of one of the testers in the store. Maybe it works for some people..but just not for me :( Sorry Revlon
on 4/21/2015 9:04:00 PM
More reviews by phoenix211
Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
This is my holy grail foundation. I have the combination/oily skin formula in the color toast and it stays on beautifully (I haven't tested the 24 hour claim but it definitely lasted 16). It's a matte finish with medium to full coverage and buildable. It doesn't break me out, is blendable, doesn't feel heavy, and it's easy to work with.I think a pump bottle might be a little bit better because with the pour bottle it can be difficult to mix a reasonable amount of foundation with anything you might want to mix it with. It's also a bit more hygienic but I wash my hands before doing my makeup, cover the top with my finger, tip the bottle upside down, and dot it on my face. It does kinda smell like paint when you first put it on but that disappears after you apply it (and honestly for the quality and price that's a small price to pay) I don't even think it needs a primer to last long on your skin, sometimes I wear just moisturizer and then buff this in. I don't really use concealer anymore with this because I feel like it covers any dark circles, blemishes, and hyperpigmentation well enough. I definitely recommend this.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
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