I love the colorstay, so far. I've been using it for the past week and it's been good! I've been trying to find a foundation that has a more yellow undertone since I noticed that my Covergirl Outlast 3 in 1 foundation is a little bit more to the pink side and they don't have any yellow undertone shades in that particular line!
I have an NC30-NC35 shade in MAC's pro longwear foundation and I have yellow undertones.
I have a few acne scars on my cheeks and little bumps on my chin area from a hormonal breakouts.
The shade I got is 300 Golden Beige and 310 Warm Golden. When I first bought the two bottles, I noticed there wasn't any pump and I didn't like that. What I do to apply the makeup is to pour a little bit on the cap and just dip my brush into the cap.
It was quite thick the first time I applied it so I had to dampen the brush a little bit with water just to thin the foundation out cos I didn't need much coverage. The 300 Golden Beige is a little bit light but it matches my neck and chest. The 310 Warm Golden matches my face perfectly. Both have a matte finish, in my opinion.
It is somewhat blendable but you have to act fast since it dries out quick! It's like Kat Von D's lock it tattoo foundation as well as the smell, it smells like paint!
The coverage is medium to full. But what I do to make it a light coverage is dampening the brush first with water and then applying the foundation to my face.
Overall, I like it and it's hasn't broken me out now that I've been using it for a week. The removal process isn't so bad as from what I've heard from others! Just use cold cream or some cream cleanser (I highly prefer Clinique's Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm or Pond's Cold Cream), rub it all over your face, and take a paper towel, soak it in water and wring out the excess and just wipe it all over your face.
Hope this is helpful!
The only foundation that has able to look natural in person for me. Easy to blend not heavy love it
Over the last few months I've been trying to find something better that Maybelline Fit Me and always thought Revlon Colorstay wouldnt work for me, because of the mixed reviews.
Ok, so first off, it smells like baby powder (sort of that soft talc fragrance), it may bother those who hate fragrances, its quite strong.
I've got the one that has no pump and I couldn't care less, as Fit Me didnt have a pump and I'd used that for soooo long. I just dab it on the back of my clean hand and use a Kabuki brush. Easy.
It's quite runny so you do have to be steady when pouring, if you tip out too much just tip it back in.... duh! I'm not sure why everyone complains about that factor!
I find a small amount goes a hell of a long way, and I find I only need the smallest amount to cover my entire face nicely, so It's definitely worth the money if you live in a country where It's not so readily available or is expensive as it'll last a lot longer.
I know everyone says it dries fast so you have to work in sections, but I work in sections anyway so I didn't notice. I work really fast anyway, but I think if you were to dab dots all over you face you would find it'll be dry in parts and be harder to blend and leave streaks. I find it dries nice and fast, but not too fast that you cant keep up, as long as you do maybe 1/3 sections of the face.
It glides on nicely and is definitely buildable to the coverage you want. I find it covers to a decent level, and looks to be the best foundation I've ever used on my skin.
Everyone says its super full coverage, so I expected a really strong coverage, but I'd say its what every other foundation covers, if you have issues use a concealer :)
It's super expensive in New Zealand, but you can get it cheaper on the internet, or at makeup and fragrance sales that pop up, so that's ok. I wouldnt be paying $30 + for foundation thats just stupid.
I have always used powder over my liquids because the Fit Me was so tacky and sticky to not do it. I find that the Revlon Colorstay dries on my skin to a dry velvety matte feel, it's definitely not sticky or tacky or dewy looking which I loooooove and was a huge gripe of mine. Also the fact that this doesn't come off when i scratch my face lightly, or touch it!!! it stays on my face! of course if you rubbed hard it'll come off on your finger but seriously that would be your own fault!
The colorstay keeps me matte all day if I wear it on its own and around my nose is normally the area where my makeup slips off within 2-3 hours, and with this NOTHING moves!!! It stays put, and still looks just as nice til th end of the day when i WANT it to come off.
I find it doesn't settle in smile lines etc as much as other foundations so that a huge bonus for me being 20 with no wrinkles, i dont want it to look like i do!
Overall I think i've found the winner, I believe that this does exactly what I want and i will continue to buy it, it really does what I want it to, it holds up and looks nice all day with or without powder. I think those of you who use Fit Me, but find its just not what you want, should 100% try this and I can guarantee you wont go back to anything else, I love it and have definitely converted to Revlond, ( I still love you Maybelline for you mascaras hehe)
* stays put all day
* looks nice on and doesn't slide off even by the end of the day
* doesn't make me oily
* doesn't settle into lines, crack in lines, or make pores worse
* doesn't transfer easily onto fingers when touching face
* Super expensive in New Zealand stores (30+ eeekkk!!!)
* the smells is a bit strong and would like it to be toned down ( i can live with it though)
Love the way it looks. But I find that after a few hours my oil is showing through. And after using it several days in a row my skin dries out and gets flaky
I know this a holy grail product for a lot of people, so I was very dissapointed to find it didn't work for me.
Application was fine for me with either my hands or the real techniques expert face brush, and I did like the buildable medium-heavy coverage it gave. However, it is a probably the heaviest feeling foundation I've ever used, and as well as covering breakouts it made them worse. I'll occasionally use it when my skin looks awful, but unfortunately it just makes the spots and general tone/texture of my skin look and feel much worse.
This product was great until it started cracking around my mouth and nose severely. Also it broke me out so bad I had to discontinue using it. I really wanted to like it but it just wasn't for me
Okay so I have not used this in a while but, when I did use it I had a love/ hate relationship with this product. It seemed like I would use it and have flawless coverage, and a great application with it a few days and then one day it would be absolutely horrible looking. Sometimes it would get caked up on and around my nose and in some spots on my forehead and chin..but, I will say I always thought it was a fail in my own application. I only used a damp sponge with this because this for me needed to be full coverage but sheered out just a little to be more wearable. So all in all I had some great flawless doll like experiences with this foundation that I will always remember. And if and when I finally get a beauty blender I can finally have something to really perfect my foundation application for liquids, as of now I am using a powder foundation.
After realizing my previous foundation (CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1) was ruining my skin, I needed to find something else. I read a lot of positive reviews on this and wanted to see if it was as amazing as everyone said. The first time I tried it I hated it. I got a shade too dark and applied way more than needed, resulting in an orangey sticky face. I really wanted to like this so I exchanged it for a lighter shade and used a brush for application. It seemed to instantly improve my skin and last all day with minimal shine. It does give a dewy finish but I kind of like that. It cakes very easily but using a brush gave a more flawless look and I would definitely recommend that to anyone who says it feels heavy on their skin. It is transfer resistant and long-wearing so it is a little harder to remove, but I find that to mostly be a good thing. It has not broken me out or dried/irritated my skin so that is a plus. The only thing I don't like is the packaging. A pump would make it so much better! I would totally recommend this to anyone with oily skin needing something to last all day.
I should also note that the bottle I have says nothing about softflex or spf, although I have seen those at CVS and Rite Aid. Not sure if it makes a difference? I'm also gonna take off a lippie for how cakey it makes me look at the end of the day, and the color seems to look different on me now than the first couple weeks I used it.. But I will continue with it cause it's the only foundation I have tried that lasts all day without sliding around or making me super oily.
Update- I had to take off another lippie cause after a month it's starting to break me out:( Very disappointing, will have to continue using until I find a foundation that lasts as long and controls oil though.
I like using this product because it provides full coverage and looks natural. There are a couple problems though: it does not have a pump and the liquid is super thick.
I dont have the soft flex formula written anywhere. But colorstay foundation for oily skin proved to be one of the best foundation for my freakishly oily skin and in the hot humid asian weather. I have problems with oxidizing but this product dint oxidize much. For my olive golden tone i have used golden beige. After an hour of application it feels no natural. Used it with stippling brush and for about 10 hours it stayed fresh. Dint break out at all!! Touch wood!!