Just like everyone else, I absolutely loved the product! It covered up my dark spots very well to the point where I didn't even have to wear concealer! Even in the summer time, I wore it and I didn't break out one bit! But once winter rolled around the corner, my skin started changing on me and the foundation ended up clogging my pores. This foundation lasted me almost two full years and I went through only two bottles (a dark shade for summer and a light shade for winter). I'm kind of bummed out that I can't be using this foundation anymore :( It was kind of heavy on my face (maybe bc I wore it everyday to school) but it wasn't a problem in the beginning when I started wearing it. I'm still on the look out for a foundation that suits my needs. This foundation did control my oil just a tad bit but I did have to blot my face twice sometime. The packaging was poor. Either I end up using too much or too little.
I was looking for a foundation to last just during school hours ( 8 to 9 hours ) to cover up my pimples on my forehead and one that matches my skin tone perfectly after is spend hours and hours on YouTube and makeupalley I came across the Revlon colourstay foundation. This foundation had so many good reviews and no one complained about it or had any flaws with it ( except for the packaging ) I had my doubts to buy it because here in Australia it cost $35 I know in America it costs $10 - $13 but after thinking About it for a very long time I decided to pick it up I've been using it for a few days now I got it normal to dry skin even though my skin is normal and has a very tiny bit of oil on my nose which dosnt bother me I discovered that this foundatio dosnt cover my pimples at all it only takes away the redness it dosnt do much for my black eyes it dosnt stay on that long only 4-5 hours even though I used primer and powder with it it dosnt go good with my mac concealer and it oxidises into a terrible orange colour I really wanted this foundation to work for me but it just didn't I might give it another try in the future when they change the product a little , but for know I'm looking for a different foundation maybe the makeup forever HD Foundation :) hope I helped
Holy frickin moly. I don't know how anyone cannot love this foundation. For years, I've used high-end foundations, but this works even better, for a fraction of the price. I'd pay twice what they're asking for this. It's under $10 at my local drugstore, and a lot of times you can get the "Buy 1, Get 1 Free," and you're set for like a year. I feel like I've been throwing my money way on expensive foundations. The coverage of this is perfect. It's medium to full for sure, but I don't think it looks cakey at all on the skin. It's incredibly blendable and it feels light and fresh. It has the slightly classic makeup-y smell to it that I love. The packaging isn't all that fancy. It's just a bottle you have to shake out, and that can be kind of annoying-a pump would be great. All in all, though, that's the worst thing I can say about this foundation. It's the best. Like, ever.
Revelon Colourstay! where to begin? :/ well first off i was looking for a high coverage foundation that was good value, so after hearing rave reviews i reached for revelon colourstay. It cost me about 21 euros which is high end for a drugstore, mac is not that much more expensive! Anyways, i suffer with mild acne and scarring with a combination skin type so i chose that formula foundation.
I've tried everything to make this foundation work for me! different methods of application etc. and it just want happening for me. I would put it on and immediately it would begin to separate on my skin, it didn't give me the desired coverage and it just seemed to look like a separated mask on my face! i looked scary :/ not the desired affect!
if this works for you i'm delighted! but unfortunately it doesn't for me ! so i'm off to continue my hunt for the 'perfect' foundation!
Amazing coverage, blends really well, lasts all day. I have nothing but great things to say about this foundation!
GREAT PRODUCT! i can compare it to Estee Lauder double wear. i am Buff in revlon and its perfect. lasts all day and looks very good. not oily. no pump but im okay with that :) does dry up quite fast so i work in sections on my face. i apply it with my elf flat top brush.
UPDATE: Yes it was a great product at the beginning, but after a bottle i noticed a change on my skin. It was dry and pores and acne marks were more visible. I had to opt for a moisturizing makeup because i figured the finish affected my skin since it dried out so fast and was so long wearing. Now that i havent used Colorstay, i feel my skin got smoother.
I LOVE THIS PRODUCT! It feels like butter on my skin! It's light & super smooth. I does last a really long time too. The only thing is that is doesn't have a pump & it's a glass bottle. I've also read of it breaking out people's skin, but that hasn't happened to me. Best foundation I've ever used. continued >>
I purchased this product a few days before Christmas based on how much attention it brought up in the YouTube community. And after seeing tons of beauty gurus rave about it, I decided to give this foundation a try. So I picked up the combination/oily skin formula in 300 golden beige. And I can't even describe to you how great this matches my skin tone. Although it looks much darker in bottle, it feels like it practically blends into my skin. Also, I can't express enough how great the staying power on this foundation is. On the bottle it claims 24 hours and I can 100% agree with that claim. Although I haven't worn it a full 24 hours, at most probably 16-18 hours so I feel like it cold last even longer if I did wore it a full 24 hours. I feel like this product offers medium coverage, but it could give you full coverage if you mess around with it.
As for a few problems I had with this foundation, (mostly in the beginning since I was just starting out) but here's some tips if you want to purchase it or if you had the same problems.
1) it's really pigmented, so a little goes an extremely long way with this
2) it can dry pretty fast so instead of dotting it all over your face, and then blending it in, do one section at a time plus I would also suggest not pouring it on the back of your hand because since a little goes a long way and more product pours out than you need, you'll end up with a lot left over, having to waste. So what I do is pour some in the cap, and apply. It's much easier and it doesn't waste because if there is product left it goes right back into the bottle when you screw it back on.
3) i find that this works better with your fingers, it may just be me but if you use a brush, a lot of product picks up on it and you'd having to use more, making it look cakey.
4) this product can get cakey depending on how much you use over the same area.
This foundation is literally a god in a bottle.
- Coverage- build-able, full coverage, skin will barely pick through.
- Finish- matte, but my skin still glows underneath the foundation.
- Skin type- I'd say oily-combination skin, because it's a little bit drying.
- Staying power- literally all day long, if you don't sweat/touch your face that often.
I've been using this foundation for about 5 years now and I don't think I'd ever switch it! I have dealt with awful acne, scaring and terrible skin. My skin is still not the best it can be, but I still use it because it makes me feel secure, I know that when I put it on, it won't come off.
- Very Affordable!
- Accessible- you'll be able to find it in any drugstore.
- Beyond amazing results!
- Lasts all day.
- Covers bad acne scaring and pimples.
- Great for oily greasy skin thanks to its matte finish.
- A little goes a long way- a bottle lasts forever.
- Nice color selection.
- Sometimes, dryness shows through and the skin peels just a tiny bit (really not such a big deal, just apply a good moisturizer first).
- You have to powder afterwards so it won't smear.
- Packaging- has no pump and you need to pour it out, sometimes too much products comes out...
I'm madly in love with Revlon's Colorstay Foundation <3 It's just so amazing, works great for my skin. If you're unsure, go to the drugstore and ask for a sample, it's really worth it. Check out this blog for a color match for your skin undertone! It's awesome, really helped me out: http://goo.gl/QNlTW continued >>
LARGE CYSTIC ACNE Is what this product gave me. Big, ugly, red bumps all over my face. I couldn't tell you what specifically broke me out because I did not want to take the time to do the research. Even if this product had not broken me out, I did not find it all that great. I bought buff and ivory and ended up wearing Ivory in normal/dry skin and it looked so unnatural on my NC 15 skin. I understand it is supposed to be full coverage, but a quality full coverage foundation will not look as obvious as this does.
This foundation is crap, just plain old that people put on their face.