I LOVE this foundation! I would say this is the best coverage since using MAC foundations (which sadly made me break out a ton). The coverage is medium-full and goes on silky smooth and sets to a powdery finish despite its liquid formula. I don't usually need a powder on top, it covers and stays so well. Shade selection is somewhat limited and in Canada it is fairly pricey (15-20 dollars depending on the store) so I usually buy it at Walmart in the states when I go across for 9.99 a bottle. I am never going to use another brand of foundation again-it even smells good. I also find it sits well on top of moisturizers and doesn't stay greasy or slide off of the lotion, totally worth every penny.
I generally don't care for foundations, even though I have acne. They just feel so heavy and I don't really care if my acne shows through BB creams. I decided to give Revlon ColorStay a try, since everyone talks about it. I have the one for oily/combination skin in the shade Warm Golden. (I initially purchased Natural Tan, which was way too dark for me.)
I don't have many products to compare this foundation to, but I would say it does the job. It matches my skin tone quite well and doesn't feel too heavy. I don't know if the oily/combination formula really differs from the normal/dry formula. I get oily throughout the day, but it's to be expected from my skin. It does last on my face for a whole day, which is nice.
I probably would repurchase this foundation if the packaging was improved. I cannot stand the fact that you have to vigorously shake the bottle for the product to dispense. I really wish the bottle had a pump, or was in a tube instead.
I love this. I've never tried the old formula, but don't have a problem with this apparently new one. It's good coverage, and doesn't cake up on my nose like every other foundation I've ever tried. I really like the texture. Also, it does have a smell but it doesn't bother me whatsoever. This is one of my top two foundations, the other one being MUFE matte velvet plus. I switch off between those two and love them both. I would suggest this for anyone, with any skin type, especially because there are normal/dry and oily/combo versions and a huge color selection.
This foundations is amazing. I realized that it is a bit difficult to use with a standard makeup brush but i have been using it with my beauty blender and it is flawless. it lasts all day long, mainly because i also add the urban decay "all nighter" setting spray afterwards. I guess when using the beauty blender it thins out the formula a bit, so its super easy to blend my contour and concealer into it. i love it.
I had high hopes for this as it's well raved about but I think I might have a new formula version? I have the 24hr combo/oily formulation.
First off its that thick it takes ages to flow out of the bottle because it doesn't have a pump
It goes on so thick and doesn't spread well and sets super fast.
The end result is streaky (because you can't distribute it fast enough) and really imperfect looking. That's the only way I can think to describe it. I feel like I look ill with it on. It doesn't feel like it covers - doesn't have a nice finish, and it's just strange!
The colour match was actually really good - I'm fine with this but the product itself is just awful in application and finish. I put some on today and made a really good go at it and in the end took it back off and went back to bourjois.
Simply cannot recommend and am sad I didn't use the money to try the new happy light
So back in the summer I was on a hunt for a drugstore foundation that would replace my department store one. I saw the OLD formula of this and tried it. It was amazing. But I got it in the wrong color, so I went back to return it for a new color. By this time Ulta had switch out the old formulas for the new one. So I thought it should just work like the old one I had come to love. So I took it home and put it on. I looked like a mess. My dad even asked me what happened to my face. The foundation turned bright orange, it was patchy, wasn't as full coverage, and it's new watery consistency made my face super oily. I returned it thinking it was just a bad bottle, but sure enough the next one had the same problem.
I used to love this foundation--it stayed on all day, dried to a matte finish, and covered my problematic red-tinted skin. In my quest to find a cheaper foundation with good results like this one gave me (what can I say, I'm a make-up addict on a budget!), I strayed away from colorstay for a few years while I tried others... until I recently decided I'd never find a better drugstore foundation and repurchased it.
When I put it on for the first time after a few years, I noticed how oily it was when I applied it, and how it never seemed to set completely into its matte finish how it used to. I looked at the bottle to make sure I didn't mistakenly pick up a similar-looking revlon product I didn't know about. NOPE. Revlon colorstay foundation.... I thought maybe I somehow managed to get a dud product, so I returned it for a new one--still the same crappy results! I had NO idea they reformulated this foundation until later on, and I am infuriated they changed what once was the most amazing foundation I could have asked for!
Thanks for nothing, revlon. You're lucky I like some of your other products, or I'd boycott your brand for good out of sheer fury.
I got on here to write a review saying that I couldn't figure out why this used to work for me, but now breaks me out without fail. Then I saw the reformulation in the title and it all makes sense. This new formula seems like the old excepting my skin, which is sensitive but not particularly clog-prone, HATES it. (I use the combo/oily version). I don't get why they reformulated when it was such a favorite before - all of my normal ie; not-product-obsessed friends even liked it.
I'm really surprised at all of the bad reviews!!! I like this foundation a lot, it really reminds me of the YSL touche eclat. The coverage is pretty sheer, which I like. I apply it with a damp beauty blender, and it looks great on. I even did a side-by-side comparison, and it wears rather well for me! AND I have really oily skin, so that's not an easy feat!
I was fortunate enough to find a shade that matched me almost exactly. What I did first was try out the YSL at Sephora to find my shade. From there, I reached for the colorstay in the same shade family, and boom, perfecto. And the price was right, too. I got it for A FRACTION (less than 1/5) of the price of the YSL!
Packaging is underwhelming, just a bottle with a screw top cap. Wish it was a pump! WHY do so few cosmetic companies use pumps!?
So in conclusion, while the YSL is in the running to be my HG foundation, I haven't purchased a full size merely because I am broke at this point O__o But I think Colorstay will do for me for right now.
I actually love this foundation! Im really pale, like reeeeeaaally pale so I usually can't find foundations light enough :(
but Ivory in the normal/dry skin version is perfect! It was around $20 I think (NZD) but it was totally worth it.
I have been using this nearly everyday and I love it. Its creamy and light and goes on smooth. Looked a little cakey the first time I used it because I hadn't primed and I tried to apply it too thick. Fingers is okay to apply with, but a brush works well too. It looks a little streaky between my eyebrows as that is where I am the most dry, but a little extra primer and careful application helps heaps. It looks natural and you can build it up as much as you like. It does stay on all day as it says, but of course it wont still look flawless. You can always reapply though! Powder sits well on it and is a good base for contouring and highlighting.