Decided to try out this foundation after seeing so many good reviews on it. I didn't really like it. I'm pretty pale, and I got the Natural Beige color (lightest color they had at Target, didn't see any of the lighter ones there). Once it was on my face it looked much darker and made me look kind of orange. Maybe a lighter shade would work better but it still looked very cakey and heavy even though I didn't use a lot.
-Very matte finish. Not greasy at all, which I did like.
-The packaging, as others have said
-Made me look cakey, settled into my pores. Didn't use a primer with it though
-Didn't match my skin tone
Overall I was really disappointed. I don't think I would get this again.
When I need a readily-available, competitively-priced and long-wearing foundation with better-than-average coverage and a better-than-average color selection, Revlon ColorStay Makeup is what I turn to. In my search for a long-wearing liquid foundation that just wouldn't budge, oxidize or turn to an oil slick, I started off with Estee Lauder Double Wear Light. I switched to Revlon's ColorStay foundation because it sets better, smudging and transferring less, while also feeling lighter and wearing roughly as long.
Although it's a close runner up, I wouldn't call Revlon ColorStay makeup my HG foundation. A couple of years back, I found my HG in Physician's Formula CoverToxTen50 Liquid Foundation, in the shade "Creamy Natural" (once I learned to ditch the ineffective brush-on applicator). The reason I liked PF's formula better is that it did a better job imparting a corrective "healthy glow" skin tone. PF's formula, which apparently has recently been discontinued, felt somewhat lighter, more breathable and less drying. Wearing ColorStay I definitely feel that make-up look, although nowhere near as bad as the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation, which bordered on mask-like. IMHO, however, PF's CoverToxTen50 formula did one step better, allowing me to forget that I was wearing makeup at all. While I am sad to learn that my HG Physician's Formula foundation has seemingly been discontinued — it's currently impossible to find anywhere online or off — Revlon ColorStay is still around. It's a huge relief to know that there are still quality drugstore-brand foundations to be found in just about any store, thanks to Revlon ColorStay Makeup!
I would recommend this foundation if you have problem skin. Such as acne, uneven skin tone, scars, etc. for me this is just too heavy and cakey. I'm at the point where less is more for me. I do like the the fact that this foundation is very long lasting. Great coverage. I just prefer a more natural coverage. The price is great and it's comparable to any high end foundations out there. If you prefer to look more natural this will not work for you. Also doesn't work well on oily skin. I have very oily skin and this only exaggerated it. Also the packaging is disappointing, I think a pump is the only way to go. Hope this was helpful :)
Generally, I would say this is a pretty great foundation. It simply does it's job. I tried MUFE HD but I find myself going back to this one. It's buildable to full coverage but I find that it doesn't actually stay for long until it fades and you have to re-apply...
It also sucks that in Canada in doesn't have the full range of shades and its more expensive (almost $20)
I gave this a try after all the numerous reviews online. Lots of Youtube Guru's love this foundation! So when my glass Mac foundation bottle shattered on my bathroom tile floor I needed a alterrnative, especially since my closest Mac counter is an hour away... So I went to my closest drug and grabbed a bottle of Revlon Colorstay. Here's my impression of the product overall:
-The color is very similar to my own however it does oxidize and by the end of the day I can tell it turns a little orangey-er than the color it is when you apply it. For reference I am a NC20, so I have yellow undertones. The color I wear is 220 Natural Buff, the color it turns is not super noticeable and I'm not saying it a extreme unnatural color since I have Warm untones. It's just something to note, especially since I really am adverse to darker foundations... I feel like it just makes your face look dirty.
-Second thing I noted is that it makes my skin look oily, oilier than my mac foundation. I apply lots of powder by the end of my shift I am very shiny. :( Even Urban Decay's De-slick doesn't completely control the shine with this foundation
-I feel like I have broken out a lot more since I started using this and thats compared to Mac foundations, which is saying ALOT
-It can get kinda splotchy and leave a line where my hairline is.Not cute.
That being said here are the things I do like
- Out of any other Liquid foundation in the drugstore this is my favorite. Because over the years of makeup experimenting (since I was middle school until now, College) I have gone through MANY different ones.
-The foundation does for the most part stay all day like it says, it does start to wear though,
However like I said I love to experiment with makeup and feel like that has kind of made me HE snob. This foundation was a fun to try and I'm glad I gave it a try. But Now I use Nars Sheerglow and I love it it's pretty much perfect!!!
I love this foundation! It's comparable to a high-end foundation. But the great thing about it: it's buildable! In my routine, I usually moisturize before adding this product and then setting it with a pressed powder. I usually use Rimmel's Stay Matte in translucent. I highly recommend it to anyone that suffers from oily skin or acne prone skin. I haven't broken out with this foundation. The price is a little too high but for what it provides, it's worth it!
This is my current foundation and I have been using it for about a month now.
I bought this product because a friend recommended it to me and I originally loved it. It definitely provided full coverage and to my surprise, did not break me out. Also, the shade I picked out was perfect for my skin color, which is rare because I have such pale skin; however, as time progressed I found some faults with this product, but I still LOVE it. The first thing I noticed when I opened it up was that it did NOT have a pump (that's why I gave the packaging quality a 2.) Not only does not having a pump make the product less hygienic, but I also find that when I pour it out, SOO much product comes out and I waste 1/2 of it. In addition, the product dries REALLY fast. If you purchase, definitely take it section by section rather than applying dots to separate parts of your face then blending because it WILL stay.
I rarely wear foundation because I don't like the feel of it on my face. I've used MAC Face and Body, which is lightweight enough not to drive me nuts, but I didn't want to spend that much on something I rarely use so I picked up the Colorstay foundation for $12 at my local drugstore. I have NC25/30 dry skin so I chose the Buff color in the normal/dry skin formula. It's winter now and I prefer light to medium coverage so I mixed the foundation with a little moisturizer before applying. It went on smoothly, matched my skin tone very well, and felt totally weightless. It didn't crease, turn pasty or go orange as cheap foundations tend to do. For people looking for light coverage, this is a great option that won't break the bank. I took off 1 star for the wide-mouth glass bottle packaging.
Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one who dislikes this as it's always raved about! First off, it's kind of expensive for a drugstore foundation (about £12.50 here in the UK). I wouldn't mind the price tag if it was good, but ugh.. no.
It smells pretty awful, like chemicals. Definitely not a great choice if you're sensitive to scents. It disappears after a while, but it's very unpleasant when applying it.
The packaging is annoying because it doesn't have a pump, so you have to pour it out and if you're anything like me, you'll always pour out too much and it's a pain to try and get it back into the bottle. I also find it collects and cakes around the neck of the bottle which is kinda gross...
And, worst of all, I find it to be a generally bad foundation. I find it extremely cakey and it settles into lines, especially around the mouth and nose.
Really disappointing because Ivory is one of the only DS foundations light enough for me without being orange...
Well I have used it several times in the past month. I love this foundation. It's not my # 1 choice, but for ever day use to save a little, I think it's great. It gives you full coverage. I've heard some people mention it broke them out, well I have sensitive skin and it didn't break me. As always wash your face with a soap free daily face wash like neutrogena gentle daily face wash and you'll be fine.