I used Loreal's True Match Foundation for years before I saw reviews for this product! I had always struggled with finding a foundation to match my skin tone, that's why I stuck with True Match for so long. But the lightest shade of ColorStay matches just as good and it lasts way longer than the True Match! I love it! Yes, it's pretty thick but I have really red skin and some acne scars and this covers beautifully! I still use my True Match powder over it and it's the best combination! I waited to write this review because I was nervous this foundation would make me break out, but it hasn't and I've been using it for at least 6 months!
This product has its pros and cons. First off, theyíve a wide range of colors and I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to find one that blends beautifully with my skintone. Iím very pale and often times pharmacy foundations can be limited in color range and Iím left having to lighten them. The packaging is simple, but for sanitary purposes I prefer liquid foundation packaging that come with pump tops. I never dip directly from the bottle and sometimes I pour out a bit too much and waste product. Another thing I noticed was the smell, itís similar to several lancome liquid concealers and foundations in the sense that it has a distintive chemical/paint smell to it.. but nothing thatís too overpowering that I cant use it. The formula is distintive as well. Once it dries.. it driesÖ it took me a few tries to figure out a good method to apply the makeup without it drying to quickly and streaking.. but applying on top of a primer with a spounge seems to work best. Over all, it has amazing coverage for a pharmacy foundation. Itís very full coverage. I use with a sheer setting powder on the top rather than a powdered foundation (both seem to cake and look too much). As far as it being long lasting.. well.. it is.. so much so that when I remove my makeup Iíve had to use a stronger makeup remove to get it all off. 10$-12$ Depending on where you purchase the product seems reasonable. A little does go a long way and the bottle does last quite some time.
Revlon found a foundation that does it all: provides great coverage and lasts all day long through anything! I love that about it.
Cons: that disgusting paint smell, its sticky and hard to blend, I feel like it is too heavy on my face and it doesn't let my skin breath! But I would definitely recommend this for anyone planning to go to a prom or some event that includes a long night of dancing and pictures. This foundation will not fail you!
Terrible. Even over primer turns into a splotchy orange mess within 5 minutes. How does this work for everyone else?
Alas, I cannot find this in the Combination/Oily Skin formula in a shade that's light enough to match me. That said, this stuff gives great coverage and wears like iron, although it didn't stay matte on me - I had some shiny after an hour, but that's what blotting papers are for. You'll need cleanser and toner or makeup remover to get it off. It has a pretty thick texture, and feels a bit masklike, but I really liked how my skin looked despite it being a bit too dark (Natural Beige). My gripes include the almost C$20 price tag @ Shoppers, the horrible packaging (fully open mouth, glass), and the fact that it smells like tequila. Can't speak for anyone else, but my experiences with tequila have generally been straightforwardly bad enough that I'd rather not relive them while doing my makeup...
This is a super thick foundation, but it does have really good staying power so i guess i can deal with it. I like that i dont have to use concealer with this because it has so much coverage, but any little dry spot at all gets accentuated, which is why i took off a star. It also takes some time to blend it out, and i wish it had a pump, but other than its great. I find it goes on a bit easier when i use my smashbox primer, so you might wanna try something like that if you have trouble getting it to go on smooth. All in all i'd say its worth checking out if you want a cheap full coverage foundation.
Okay, so I paid $40 for this. (As fellow Australians would agree, makeup is absurdly expensive over here). However, I think it was well worth it. Put simply, this + a stippling brush = real life Photoshop. I tried other application methods, eg. buffer brush, flat foundation brush, using my fingers, a sponge. I felt like it looked too much like a mask when I applied it in any of them ways. No such problems when using a stippling brush however, it actually looks more natural than most lighter coverage foundations I've tried before. And this stuff LASTS! I'm talking like 8 hours before I feel that it's starting to look a little bit dodgy, which is a big deal because this usually occurs around about lunchtime for me (due to a combination of hot weather/ oily skin and a tendency to touch my face). Shade "buff" is literally the perfect colour for me, a concept that's pretty much unheard of. It hasn't broken me out. It doesn't oxidize (WOO!). I really have no complaints here (apart from the price!). I really thankful I found this foundation and persevered with finding the right way to apply it for me. I feel a lot more confidant and I'm not constantly worrying that my foundation looks like crap. LOVE IT!
Right now this foundation is my absolute favorite!! I have combination skin but it can also be really acne-prone at times so I'm really careful about what i use on my face and so far overall this is a really great foundation! It goes on smooth, it covers really nicely, the color stays(obviously from the name), it doesn't cause me to break out at all,and it doesn't get too oily, i only have to touch up my oiliness about once a day. The only things is that if you have dry patches it can sometimes enhance it and make your skin look cakey, and also, as others have said it REALLY needs a pump,if it had one it would be a perfect foundation.
This is a great coverage foundation. Though it tends to make your face a little dull if you're not careful. It's wearability is amazing even without a primer. It's very quick to dry so once you get it onto your face you gotta be quick to blend it in. The forumlation is great. Very creamy, not too thick not too thin.
Overall, I would consider buying this foundation again. The best foundation I've tried by far.
Looove this foundation. It is perfect for my oily skin. Does a nice job covering and stays put all day! This is a big deal for me because most foundations seemed to slide ride off and by the end of the day it looked like I didn't have any on. Last night I purchased the ColorStay pressed powder and paired that with the foundation for today. I'm more than half-way through the day and my skin looks flawless! I will be using this foundation for years to come.