this stuff is total HG. i wear it every day! right now i'm using Rich Tan. the coverage is unbelievable. you only have to use a small amount to get med-full coverage. the reviews that say this foundation smells like paint and doesn't blend well are somewhat right. the foundation does smell kinda weird but the smell goes away after the makeup sets. as for the blending, this foundation CANNOT be applied with a brush in my opinion. it dries really fast but if you use your fingers to apply, it is super easy and goes on flawless. brushes won't apply it fast enough and will cause streaks. fingers, fingers, fingers! i have really oily skin and this stuff is the BEST. it lasts all day under LA sun (Disneyland) and if i blot or rub up against something, it does NOT move. LOVE IT. taking it off at night is kind of a bitch. but this is the only foundation that controls oil for a long time, looks flawless in heat and humidity and doesn't make me break out! no joke, i think my skin has broken out way less since i've been using this. weird but AWESOME!
Coverage: Heavy 5/5
Finish: Natural 5/5
Blends: Ok 3/5
Drying time: Very fast 3/5
Moisturizing/Hydrating: Semi 4/5
Lasts: All day 5/5
Packaging: Wish it had a pump!! 2/5
I love this foundation! I use it everyday for daytime use but prefer a more luminous and dewy foundation when going to a party, dinner or nice event. Use a brush, sponge or fingers that are wet/damp and it will blend easier.
I wanted to try this product for myself after seeing all the mixed reviews on here. I really wanted to like it but sadly I just couldn't get on with it. I was put off even before I had tried it by the messy packaging and horrible smell( smells like paint). It just felt like I was painting my face and that I was clogging up my pores. The finish it gives is medium to full coverage which may be more appropriate for wearing at night rather than during the day. The Overall'buff was a good match for my nc20 skintone, but as it dried quite quickly I found it hard to work with.Overall an ok foundation but I won't be purchasing it again.
I was never a huge liquid foundation fan because I could never find one that gave me the coverage that I want. I've been using Colorstay for months now and don't have a single complaint. I have sensitive skin that breaks out from a lot of other foundations and this one hasn't given me a single breakout! I love that it is transfer-resistant, so when I rub against something I don't leave a mark from my foundation. It's great for summer because the staying power is awesome. I highly reccommend this product!
I decided to buy this foundation on a whim, and I'm pleased to say I REALLY love it. It gives me really great coverage while looking natural at the same time. It blends into my skin perfectly and my face has looked so much nicer since I started using this foundation.
I was slightly apprehensive when buying this foundation after all the scary reviews I read about people breaking out. Thankfully, that didn't happen to me. If anything, my skin has gotten BETTER.
The only thing I don't like about this foundation is the fact that it straight up refuses to come out of my foundation brush! I've never had any problems cleaning my brushes until I started using Revlon Colorstay. The color really DOES stay - IN MY BRUSH. FOREVER.
Also, the first day I used it I noticed this really...weird smell. And my face smelled that way all day. It wasn't bad...just kind of strange and chemically. Now that I've used it for like a week, I've gotten used to the smell and it doesn't bother me anymore.
Lastly, I HATE the packaging. It's ridiculous; I've probably wasted so much product because of the way it pours out.
However, those three things are not enough to stop me from repurchasing this foundation. The way it makes my face look is definitely worth the trouble, and I highly recommend it.
This is a REALLY good product! It gives u REALLY good coverage. It didn't break me out at all! Also it doesn't come off easily so it PERFECT for summer! I will repurchase this product.
I have the "Combination/oily skin" and the color is "Sand beige" and I actually like it a lot, it blinds good, and its doesnt make my skin more oily than it already is, the color is perfect for my skin color, but sometimes its hard to get some out of the bottle but that not the biggest problem for me! Im always going to buy it unless i find a better one!
I use this in Ivory. I really like the coverage. I have a little redness to my fair skin but usually a clear complexion. This is my favorite drugstore brand foundation. The only drawback is when they say "Colorstay" they mean colorstay. I have to make sure to thoroughly wash my face and remove all the makeup because a little soap and water won't cut it.
Fantastic coverage. I get quite a bit of acne which always amounts to severe scars and hyperpigmentation and while this foundation doesn't cover everything, it does a fantastic job especially with concealer too. I wear 180 sand beige and it matches my skin perfectly. I've tried Missha BB Cream in 23, and Revlon Colostay is not only cheaper, provides better coverage, and matches my skin tone better. Like many others I wish there was a pump, but application with a makeup sponge is really easy and probably better at conserving product anyway because no product is lost on the sides of the pump and it's easier to know exactly how much product you have left. Great!
I love this stuff! I use shade Buff, which is a tad to dark, but the lighter shade had more of a pink undertone. I apply it with my Mac 190, and it looks flawless. I set it with CG aquasmooth creme foundation, then CG smoothers pressed powder. The coverage is med-full, but I like to make sure I cover up everything so that's why I set it with a sheer foundation, then pressed powder. I have extremely dry skin, and this doesn't flake at all! The staying powder is great, even in 100% humidity! This is a matte finish, so with aquasmooth it gives me the extra dewiness and I love it!