I read review and this was voted an amazing foundation for coverage. I HATE IT. I find the coverage
So many love this product and I am definitely one of them. It is very long-lasting, has a matte finish, keeps my t-zone oil free for a good amount of time, and also makes my skin look flawless by covering up majority of active pimples and my hyper pigmentation from previous breakouts.
It is oil-free and has never broken me out which is a big factor for me in foundation as I have oily/acne-prone skin. The biggest let down of this foundation though is the colour selection of Colorstay. I used Golden Beige which was my closet match at my very lightest (NC30) and is said to be the most yellow-toned out of all the shades. The shade wasn't warm toned enough and the others shades didn't suit my normal-tan (NC35) skin tone so I stopped using this for that reason.
I have repurchased this many times in the past and I would recommend this if your looking for a full coverage/ long lasting foundation or if you have trouble with foundation lasting on your oily t-zone. But if you have strong yellow undertones look elsewhere.
I used to use this last year in "buff" because ivory was too pink for my skin. Although the tone of buff was right, it was too dark for me. Although this is probably the best consistency for a foundation I've ever tried! It felt like it was barely there and provided good coverage, oil control and didn't oxidize. The bottle was annoying though, you have to pour it out and can easilt pour too much. If they had a better range of colours I'd definitely buy again.
I haven't used this foundation since high school. But I recently purchased again seeing that it has low SPF and should be good for flash photos. I have tried the whipped version but found it too heavy on the skin. When it comes to longevity and color, they seem to be identical. The only difference is the consistency. I really like the liquid one over the mousse whipped version due to how it feels on the skin. I only use this foundation when I am going out or for flash photography since there is no white cast. It is great for formal events, pictures, and etc. I wouldn't recommend this for everyday since it is full coverage and just a bit heavy on the skin. For more everyday matte wear and for longer wear time, you should try the Covergirl 3-in-1 foundation.
My skintone is about NC20-25, I'm using Sand Beige. I was previously using Buff Beige but it is slightly too light and Sand Beige is slightly too dark. Right now I'd rather use Sand Beige because it's summer time. Also be aware that the colors for the liquid and the mousse are different. In the mousse I wear medium beige.
Large color range
good oil control
good for flash photos due to low SPF of 6
(revlon and rimmel are the best drugstore alternatives for flash photography)
Smells really bad
Can feel heavy on the skin
Not recommended for everyday wear
Can look like you're wearing makeup, even if you use a damp sponge
UPDATE: I feel like Revlon's Color Stay has a large color selection but it caters to pink undertones. Although Buff is more of a yellow tone, it is just to light for my skintone and Sand Beige is somewhat ashy and pink in color :/ I dont know, I hope they update the colors to be more universal.
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 have very oily skin and I had heard such good things about this foundation. The color matched me very well, but around midday i started to get oily. I blotted and powdered, and when i got home, i was horrified. The foundation had settled into my fine lines and my it looked really cakey. I really wanted this foundation to work for me, but i was very disappointed.
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!
Heck NO. This foundation left me cakey and looking like someone just pie-d me. The color range is not wide. I previously bought a bottle of this stuff in Nude. Caked my face slightly but the colour was too pale and too pink. Because of that, i decided to get another bottle in Sand Beige just to give it another go. My oh my did it suck! I feel as if I've wasted my money on these 2 bottles given that they're such an expensive drugstore foundation. I want to give them away but none of my friends are the shades! Total disappointment. Probably never buying this again. :(
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