Horrible. I bought this foundation reading all the great reviews here and totally regret it. The colour selection is just awful! There were like 5 shades to choose from. I chose the second darkest and when I applied at home there was the biggest colour difference between my dace and neck ever. The darkest shade is too dark for me. I can't even comment on the other aspects of this foundation because I just took it off and applied my MUFE hd one.
I bought this foundation as I wanted something to suite my combination/oily skin and I quite like it. I found that it gives a full coverage but it can be borderline cakey so I spend time making sure it is well blended even though the blending has to be done quite fasts since it sets quickly. I find that with this foundation I don't need to powder which I like. As time passes I can feel that oil amount is controlled and I don't need to blot. One thing I don't like is that its consistency is quite thick and for the hotter seasons I would prefer something a bit lighter even though the coverage is amazing.
I've tried this foundation out at least 3 separate times now, and each of those periods combined probably equates to a few months of use. I'm always convinced I'm doing something wrong because everyone else loves it! But I've come to accept that it's just not for me.
The main issue for me is that Colorstay is too thick and sets too quickly for me to effectively work with it. Anytime I've tried using it straight, my foundation looks cakey and gross. For a period of time, I would mix this with Revlon PhotoReady to get a better consistency. Then I started putting it on straight out of the shower, after moisturizing, while my skin was still damp. Then I tried mixing my moisturizer straight into it. Each of these methods helped, but required a lot of work and I didn't always get good results. It just wasn't worth it to me in the end.
I did love that this foundation stayed on ALL day, looking perfectly intact by the evening, while keeping my oil in check. However, it would cling so firmly to my skin that it was always a hassle to remove, and was causing me to frequently breakout. Some days it would look flawless, other days it would look really bad. I could never get consistently positive results. I really hate that it lacks a pump, too. I have wasted a ton of product from frequently getting more product out of the bottle than intended. All in all, the cons outweigh the pros for me.
i think it a fine foudation for long wear
the new 24 hour is really great , no smell , doesn't dry as fast as the old version, but the cover is not as good as i think it would be
I bought the Oily/Combination foundation. I used this with the POREfessional primer and cfxmatte setting powder and it STILL wouldnt stay on for more than 3 hours! My nose gets very oily and this foundation just couldnt stay on. Plus, this foundation is kinda over priced for a drugstore foundation.
Oh woww, what happened to this foundation? I used to use it a few months ago and i'm pretty sure it was fine, so after months of trailing around trying to find a decent foundation (which I still haven't found :'() I decided to give up and go back to one i'd already tried that was decent. Well, I don't know if this is my mistake or not, but I purchased the combo/oily skin one. I have dry-combo skin so I was thinking this one would be perfect, but recently my skin's dried out drastically.
It was a total nightmare on my face. A disaster to blend, even after spending 10 mins vigorously blending and blending, you could still see streaks, even after doing bits of my face separately. It looked utterly revolting - EVERY single dry patch was like accentuated, it wasn't even...why? :( why why why.
Also, the packaging - why no pump?! the smell wasn't too bad, but it definitely wasn't pleasing/nice - it smelt a bit paint-like? or is that just me?
I hate doing negative reviews sooo much but I am so disappointed. :( The search for my HG foundation continues.
Now I read so many good reviews on this! My skin is combination! This foundation is great once I apply it but after one to two hours, I DO NOT SEE WHERE THE BLOODY FOUNDATION DISAPPEARS! I look at my face in the mirror and I can feel my bare skin! Coverage is not even close to medium! When I saw my photos I was like where the hell is my foundation? After near to two hours, my foundation is disappeared! It's sooooo bad! It seems nothing works on my skin After I read the reviews!
The Revlon Colorstay makeup is by far one of the best I've used. The colors are super great and I can easily find my exact color and it will blend perfectly. Also the coverage is great for me, really heavy and makes my face look flawless. I am not a tinted moisturizer person or a person who likes thin coverage foundations. The Colorstay is almost a perfect match for me. It also doesn't streak or turn super oily at the end of the day. It is one of my a absolute faves, and it is the foundation I use currently.
I bought this foundation about 6 months ago after years of not using liquid foundation. I have the oily/combination skin variety to deal with my oily t-zone. I always apply an oil-free SPF daily moisturizer after cleansing, let it absorb about 10 minutes, then apply the Revlon Photofinish Primer, then a small amount of the foundation and blend with a foundation brush. A light dusting of powder (Physicians Formula Mineral Veil) keeps me pretty matte and shine-free most of the day. The color stays really well, I'm impressed and would buy again. I only wish it came in a tube because I don't like sticking my fingers into makeup but just have to deal with it (this is why I didn't give this gold stars across the board). Note: if I skip the primer, I don't stay as matte. Definite touch up required by lunch.
I'm honestly a little upset about leaving a bad review. Iíve used the Colorstay foundation for a long time now, and have always loved it. It didnít break out my sensitive, acne prone skin and it kept my oily t-zone shine free all day, without even needing setting powder. I was unaware they changed the formula when I repurchased this product last week, but WOW, what a difference. My skin is red and burning in places as soon as I apply the product, the color oxidizes VERY quickly, and then it disappears altogether by mid-day. I wish I kept the receipt, because for the price, I feel duped. I will not continue using or buying this product in the future.