Found this in the clearance bin at CVS drugstore, and was a little hesitant (I mean clearance bin foundation... it could mean trouble!). Despite the limited variety, the color seemed to match me pretty well, so at $2.14 I HAD to give this a try! As it turns out, it was recommended on Beauty Broadcast, but I didn't know this when I bought it.
I wasn't 100% sold at first because the feel in the first hour or so is kind of heavy. I had not blended it out well, and so I looked like a beige lined paper.
Then I changed my application method. I used a flat foundation brush across my cheeks, chin, nose using short strokes. This can possibly be accomplished with a foundation foam applicator of some sort, but I tend not to reach for those. Next I used a round brush for my forehead, using small circles to work the product around. I love the smooth matte finish, and with the translucent powder (I used ELF's studio one), the pair is pretty good contender! This has a medium to full-coverage, depending on how much you build it up.
(P.S. I actually ended up going back, and buying a second bottle in fear that Rimmel is discontinuing 102 (Warm Ivory). Why is it on clearance!? What does it mean!? )
This foundation is one of the best drugstore foundations I have ever purchased. The first time I purchased this product, I had a fair amount of spots due to my hormones and scars from the spots, this was the only foundation I felt I got full coverage from. I have fairly oily skin and yet this foundation gave me coverage. The price almost seems unreal for the quality of this foundation and the packaging is simple and comes with a pump which is very easy to use. I don't and won't ever regret buying this foundation. If you are experiencing anything I said earlier, this foundation is for you. With this foundation you NEED to remember to blend,blend,blend because it can leave you having dark lines that are caused by a build up of the foundation that has dried without being soaked up by the skin. The only flaw with this foundation is that it can feel heavy on your face for the first hour of application but after that it feels fine. Try it, it's worth it!
Oh my god I think I have found my new HG of foundations!! I picked this up on a whim at Target for a trip im taking. It covers my redness and uneven skin flawlessly !! I normally have to use layers and layers of liquid foundation, but this one i only used one layer and my skin looked SO much better! and for only $7.95? I will definitely be repurchasing! I see no need to spend big bucks on HE foundations when this one covers so well for such a great price. I also find that rimmel has colors that match my skin perfectly.
I have been using this product for probably about 2 years now and I've got to say, it's bloody amazing. I have tried a few other foundations during this time (clarins, Liz earle, Maybeline) but I've always crawled back to the 25 hour foundation! I love this product so much because I love the consistency, it's sort of thick without being too heavy so therefor gives really nice coverage and evens out my complexion. This foundation usually stay on all day as well and stay where I put too which is good because in the past I have used foundations which seemed to gather in different places in my face throughout the day. One bottle normally lasts me up to 2 months or so before I need another which I think is fairly good value for money. Love this product, couldn't do without it.
This foundation only costs about 8 dollars Canadian, so the price is wonderful. The color range is too small, as there are only several shades and I fall between ivory and true ivory. True ivory is quite dark, so pale girls beware! I stick with ivory, which is a tad too pink but I warm it up with bronzer. The finish is between semi-matte and dewy, but with finishing powder it can give a matte look. The coverage is medium, and buildable, but can look cakey without proper moisturizing. It spreads nicely and evenly with a beauty blender. I have very oily skin so I didn't expect much from this foundation for lasting power even though it says it will last through the entire day. It doesn't, so don't fall for the name. By 4 o'clock I had patted away quite a bit of the foundation off my nose from excess oil. However, it lasts better than many other foundations on the market, and for the price its pretty awesome. I won't repurchase only because I have better foundations already, but something this cheap is worth a try for everyone.
This foundation is the one of the best drugstore foundations I've ever used. As someone who is pretty pale but not ghost white, 100 (ivory-the palest shade) blends wonderfully for me. Those who are extremely pale would have an issue. I have bad acne scars and this has enough coverage to take away all redness and cover as many bumps as possible without getting cakey. It does last a long time. I applied around 11 am, and 12 hours later I would only need a minor blot for oil. It is extremely liquidy, so be careful when opening the tube. I prefer to use a beauty blender and a buffing brush to apply. Set with ELF Studio tone correcting powder and it will last a long time! My new HG drug store foundation :)
This has to be one of the worst foundations I have EVER tried!! It had a very thick and cakey consistency which made it hard to apply and blend. Throughout the day it stuck to every dry and flaky patch on my skin and make my face look patchy and gross. It didn't hide blemishes or large pores well at all and to top it all of the colour range was terrible! No colour to match fair skin types and the lightest shade (ivory) was orange! THIS IS A WASTE OF MONEY!
I purchased this based upon MUA reviews, and I am impressed. I haven't used a drug store foundation in years (I used chanel before) but I recently decided to try to cut back on my makeup spending. This foundation lasts a long time, and makes my skin look flawless. The only issue (so far) is that the tube that it comes in makes it really messy. I have only used this for three days, and will update. I am praying that it doesn't break me out, because I am saving a lot.
I did not like this foundation. I needed a full coverage foundation and I thought this would be the one for me. It's super cakey and dries straight away. I couldn't use a foundation brush because of how quickly it dries. It's a good price but I really didn't like this. I also had to wear concealer too. I also didn't like the shade range. I'm porcelain/ivory or the lightest shade on every foundation/concealer I buy, and the ivory in this was way too dark. I had to try to put powder on to make it look lighter and it didn't work and just ended up looking more cakey. I love rimmel but this isn't a good product!
I saw this on Beauty Broadcast & wanted to love it, but I don't. In fact, I used it a few times and it is going into a swap. First, the shade range is very limited if you're fair. I'm NW15 or W1-2 in L'Oreal, and the lightest shade, Ivory, is typically darker than what I would select. I can use it by blending, but I would say it is closer to at least NW25. The foundation itself is a fairly thin liquid with medium coverage and a satin finish. It didn't break me out, but the lasting power was terrible, and this is on someone with normal-dry skin who works indoors all day in a climate controlled environment. I also found that I had to powder constantly throughout the day with this. There are some great drugstore foundations out there, but Revlon Colorstay this ain't. I'm disappointed in this, and I would not repurchase this.
Edited 1/23: I had previously applied this with a dampened cosmetic sponge. Today I dotted it on with my fingers, and then blended out with my Sigma F80. All I can say is WOW, the application method literally made all the difference in the world. Flawless "my skin but better" finish. Not cakey or dry looking like Colorstay or Cover Girl Outlast 3-in-1. Just beautiful, flawless, natural finish. I'm bumping this up to 4 lippies, the only issue is the shade range is limited for paler girls, but 100 Ivory works for me if I blend, and will definitely work during the summers when I am slightly darker. I'm anxious to see how this holds up during August in Texas.