Didn't like this very hard to blend dried to quickly and looked cakey in some areas. A pump dispenser would've been better as I ended up pouring out too much but the product does stay on throughout the whole day.
Ladies, please know you MUST MUST MUST use a wet sponge to apply Revlon Colorstay Foundation!! If you apply with your fingers or a dry sponge it will look cakey and too heavy.
My color is 410 Cappuccino Combination/ Oily Skin
You may want to try the Combo/ Oily skin colors even if this is not your skin type-- the colors are much warmer and richer than the normal/ dry tones.
At first I tried the darkest shade and it was way too dark. I am not the best person at picking shades-- so sometimes it is trial and error.
I first learned about Colorstay on Youtube and heard the tip about applying with a wet sponge. It works! I've used this product for 1 year.
This is great foundation with long lasting all day coverage. I love MAC and they simply are the best for the $30 price range for colored girls (in my opinion) but when I don't want to spend $30 on Studio Tech I use this (B1G1 sale from CVS you can get 2 for around $14).
There is no pump but who cares-- pour a little at a time on your wet sponge and apply. Or some people pour a little on saran wrap and dip the wet sponge in and then apply.
I never have to reapply foundation in the day, only reapply powder.
Colorstay sets fast so you have to blend in a reasonable amount of time. I use MAC Skinfnish in Deep Dark over this and I love it. People at work ask me what I wear all the time and I don't have the best skin.. breakout prone and adult acne.. not good. However I make it work and I look good :-)
This got a lot of hype, so I wanted to give it a try. It cost me about $10 at the nearby CVS. After using this, I admit I was extremely disappointed. The coverage was a little too mask-like and cakey for me, and although I didn't break out, my face felt trapped under facepaint. As for the effectiveness, the color DID stay (colorstay, I guess), and I can see why some people swear by it. If you don't like heavy coverage, or you aren't sure about what shade you should get (my problem), I would skip this.
i didnīt like this foundation it was soooo hard to blend ! I really hated that it does not have a pump wasted too much product.
Firstly, this is the first foundation I've ever used, and I picked this up after hearing many rave reviews comparing it to MAC. I purchased two MAC foundations but unfortunately it wasn't as good as I hoped (broke me out), and price-wise wasn't in my budget. Anyways, this looked like a really good alternative, so I gave this one a shot.
I got it at Wal-Mart for CAD$14.96 in 180 Sand Beige (Dry/Normal Formula). I'm a MAC NC25-30, and I was really wanting golden beige/warm golden since I heard that it was a good dupe for MAC NC30 color-wise. Sand Beige turned out to out to be my perfect shade, and doesn't oxidize. The foundation can feel a little heavy after a while, but it depends on how much you put on.
I use 1/2 a dime-size amount and use my MAC 187 brush to stipple it all over my face. 1/2 dime size is exactly what I need (sometimes less!!) It dries quickly, so you have to work it fast. I like the fact that it doesn't smell like makeup (surprisingly it had a nice soft/flower-y scent... I'm not sure if that's just me though!)
I wasn't pleased with the packaging, and sometimes it's a real chore getting the product out. Although it looks really expensive at first, I've been using my foundation for 3+ months (everyday or at least 3-4x a week), and I'm still on the same bottle (70% left).
This foundation clogs my pores very seriously. I still give it 3 lippies b/c it has amazing coverage and the price is reasonable. It also lasts very long ( I think it can last for more than 16 hours). I will never use it again since I don't want to ruin my skin. If you are like the reviewer below me and only care about the coverage, this is defenitely ur best choice.
*EDIT*: This foundation is now HG status. I figured out how to avoid getting cystic acne from using it. Use cold cream to remove & wash your face extra extra good, then use toner. Most people break out from Revlon Colorstay because the coverage is so heavy & the long lasting ingredients cause it to clog pores then stay put long enough to cause cystic acne. Adding cold cream to my skincare regime changed everything!
This is the only foundation I've ever found that is light enough for my nearly albino skintone, offers full coverage, & lasts all day. I am heartbroken that it gives me cystic acne. :( If it weren't for that, Revlon Colorstay would be HG in my book. Regardless, I still use it. As long as no one can see the acne it gives me, who cares? A bit crazy, I know. Besides..even without it, I still have mild acne. Perhaps changing my skincare routine would help.
Anyways, there's a few points I think should be covered. The formula for oily skin - SUCKS. Smells like paint, oxidizes, and seems much more cakey. On the otherhand, I have oily skin & much prefer the dry/normal version. (You'd never even know it was designed for dry/normal if it weren't for the packaging.)
I will repurchase. If they ever reformulate and darken the shade, I will die. :(
Here's a goofy pic for reference. Keep in mind I have really bad acne + scars.
I have been using this now for years. It provides much better coverage than alot of the foundations I have used and more importantly for me has proven to keep my oily skin in check. I buy at least 2 bottles at time to make sure I never run out and have turned a few friends on to this over the years. My only complaint is that I use my fingers to apply and this is hard to get off my fingers-not a good look..lol. I think I will now start applying with a brush and see what kind of coverage I get with that. Definitely a must have for me!
After hearing so many rave reviews about this foundation, I decided to try out the oily/combo formula in Golden Beige. Although it seemed to look like the right color for my skintone, it really made me look ghostly pale and left me with a white cast. I returned it for the Warm Golden shade and it fit my skin tone almost perfectly even though the Golden Beige was said to have more golden tones (I'm in between an NC30-NC35). I wish they had testers so it would be easier to find the perfect match. It's really tricky to find the right shade because they all look so similar in the bottle but on your skin, it's very noticeable.
I find the best application to be pouring a dime sized amount on the back of my hand and using my elf powder brush to stipple it onto my face and afterwards, buffing it in for a smoother finish. I like the fact that it dries quickly so I end up skipping the finishing powder sometimes, but finishing off with maybelline dream matte powder = flawless skin.
So although the packaging sucks (could've been made of plastic with a pump) the quality makes up for it. Ill continue to repurchase and use everyday =)
Not loving it. It's very thick and doesn't blend out very well. Coverage is ok but nothing amazing. Color selection is great though! Finally has one light enough for me! Needs a pump! Bad packaing! Not natural looking at all- looks like you're wearing makeup.