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on 9/21/2015 1:41:00 PM
More reviews by Arosci
Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Warm
Hair: Other, Straight, Medium
This is a review (and oily versus dry formulas comparisons) for the 24hrs formula which appeared in late 2012 (I mention this because I had in the past some bottles labelled 24hrs that actually had the Softflex formula), the real 24hrs formula ingredient list begins with Cyclopentasiloxane and also contains PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone as the sixth ingredient. I own the pump bottle.Container --------> still the old school bottle, which makes the product difficult to pour out of the bottle as the consistency is thick but, fortunately, the pump-bottle is popping up in some European countries (it has been available in Australia and Asia for 2 years)... so 3 stars for the current bottle and 5 stars for the one with pump that is to come.Consistency --------> thick in the bottle but it seems to soften as you blend (the pump bottle seems to soften it too as it is not that thick anymore once I have pumped it on the back of my hand). Glides very easily on the skin, way more easily than the previous formula. The dry skin formula seems a bit more runny than the oily skin formula. This new formula is more stabilized than the previous Softflex one, it does not separate in the bottle anymore.Finish --------> here is the main bad point, it can look overly cakey (the oily skin one) or overly streaky (the dry skin one) depending on how you apply this foundation. Also, the dry skin one has very tiny shimmers (I mean tiny, not the overwhelming glitters of the Photoready Airbrush Finish) which are invisible at first but become slightly visible when you buff your powder on top to set the foundation. The oily skin one has a matte look without shimmers and just a hint of satin. The oily skin one has some kind of tackiness that never dissipate until you set it with a powder, while the dry skin one contains a micro-sponge ingredient that (I suspect) neutralizes this tackiness and produce a silkier finish that looks more powdery/blurring. Honestly, calling one for oily skin and the other one for dry skin is a nonsense as the latter is not moisturizing in the least, in my opinion these are just twice the same product with only a few tweaks in the formulas to produce slighty different finishes, but both are especially designed for normal-to-oily skin types (as mine).Application method --------> I tried first with my usual brushes (flat top), buffing the foundation into the skin (very easily I admit), but the finish was cakey (oily skin one) or uneven (dry skin one)... since I began using a Beauty-Blender-type damp sponge, I re-discovered both formulas with pleasure as the finish is way more beautiful and no longer caked on. Be careful with these foundations as they are very water sensitive (they remove easily with plain water) until they are completely set... after they set, they have some good waterproof resistance. One comment : both formulas are very soluble in plain ethanol which make them Beauty-Blender friendly (I cleanse my sponge after each use with plain ethanol and these are the sole foundations that remove completely after the cleansing process, with no stains left behind, my sponge is as clean as a new one).Coverage --------> with one layer I get medium-to-full with the oily skin one, and light-to-medium with the dry skin one.Color --------> as usual, Buff is my shade, a very pale beige with an olive undertones. There are some slight differences between both formulas : the oily skin one tends to be more yellow and a tiny bit lighter than the dry skin one which is more brownish and slightly darker. I can wear both with pleasure, the oily skin one in winter and the dry skin one in summer.Oxidation --------> this does oxidize slightly as it dries but after half an hour the color stays unchanged for all day long (so do not trust the shade when freshly applied).Setting --------> be careful with the oily skin one, powders tend to cling a lot on it because of its tackiness. To avoid creasing and settling into fine lines with both formulas (especially around the eyes), I dab one last time with my finger to smooth it and immediately set with powder, once set it does not move anymore.Lasting power --------> once fully set, both formulas last a very long time, and seem to be waterproof. You will need a cleansing oil to remove them as a regular water-soluble cleanser will be ineffective. I said that I stuck on one single layer with both formulas because they tend to crease and collect into fine lines/pores if the layer is too thick. That happened when I applied them with a brush but I have now more control over the creasing when applying the foundation with a damp sponge (which sheers out a bit the thickness of the layer) : I loose a bit of coverage but the finish look skin-like. I do not know about the 24hrs supposed lasting power as I do not wear makeup for that long, but after 24hrs all that will be left is only traces and blotchiness.Shine control --------> do not expect a lot of shine control with either formulas, this is not the Colorstay Whipped Creme (nor the previous Colorstay Softflex for oily skin, which was especially absorbent)... the counterpart is that your skin looks more alive rather than dull and flat.Sun protection --------> there is no sun protection written on the bottles, but actually both offer some sun protection (as written on the bottles from Australia, Asia and Europe). The oily skin one has an SPF 15 and the dry skin one has an SPF 20.Edit --------> I just realized why the dry skin formula has such a light coverage : the pigments deposit onto the inner surface of the bottle, giving the illusion it is always full (this does not happen with the oily skin formula), there is less pigment suspended in the foundation base, thus resulting in this lack of coverage. This is a huge problem that needs to be fixed.
12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.
on 8/25/2015 10:01:00 AM
More reviews by Leahdearr
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Very Oily, Dark, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
Needs a pump or squeeze tube but besides that I love this foundation. I've gone through about 5 or 6 bottles. It doesn't last 24 hours or look perfect at the end of the day, but it's the closest it's going to get. I've tried high end and drugstore and everything in between. For oily skin that needs decent coverage I LOVE this foundation.
on 8/18/2015 5:57:00 PM
More reviews by Bumblebee007
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
This foundation is really good , I bought the oily combination skin one in buff. The price is good for the product especially as it compares to mac that's more expensive. I use to have break outs and problem skin this product helped alot!! Its thick and full coverage and does have a good finish on skin looking smooth and flawless. Its similar to the mac foundation. It has lasted me along time given I would not normally pay as much for foundation as I did , downsides are it can be a lil cakey and it doesn't last 24 hours however quite a long time. Must buy for those with trouble skin:)
on 8/10/2015 5:17:00 PM
More reviews by SophiaNicole
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
This used to be my holy grail product a few months ago before I started having skin issues. I've been acne free for a few years but around exam time this year, I started breaking out. Before that, I could put anything on my skin without an issue. Now, I'm struggling to find a foundation which keeps my oil under control and doesn't break me out ... and I have yet to succeed.Anyhow, this stuff has great coverage but it does look a bit cakey. I would use a primer, foundation and then setting spray/translucent powder. This stuff would literally stick to my face like cement. It would not come off nor would my skin get oily. When I originally started using it, I broke out a bit. I think this just may have been my sensitive skin getting used to such a heavy product and I was also on my period at the time. Once my skin cleared up, I thought this stuff was great. I could wear it from 7 in the morning to 7 at night without a touchup. This issue was washing this stuff off...When I say this stuff is like cement, I am not exaggerating. I literally had to scrape it off my face. No makeup wipe or makeup remover could wash it off. Overtime my sink actually clogged! That was when I stopped using it. My skin started to get awful and washing this foundation off every night made my skin red and irritated.Also, the packaging is just ridiculous. It needs a pump!If you have sensitive/acne prone/ oily skin, avoid this stuff.
on 8/8/2015 3:21:00 PM
More reviews by amileigh
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
It has been awhile since I've used this product, maybe six months, so this review is long overdue. So this is supposed to be the very best of full coverage drug store foundation. I feel like this is one of those products other people push really hard like it's so great and everyone is supposed to love it and it ends up being the most overrated thing...it was so terrible, this product is what pushed me over the edge to start buying higher qualitiy expensive foundations. I don't know If the bottle I bought was expired or dried up, but it was extremely hard to blend. When I turned it upside down to try and get some to come out of the bottle it would barely come out at all it was so thick and hardly liquid. Sometimes I would try to shake the bottle upside down and it was still hard to get it to come out! I could not get it to blend in my face, either, due to how thick it was. And after several hours, my face just looked greasy. I can't justify spending that much money on a defective product. I would rather pay an extra $15 for something I Love that actually looks good. Side note: last week I ran out of my clinique foundation, my holy grail of foundations, and I was at wal mart and figured I'd save a couple bucks and give Revlon another shot (they're supposed to be the best drug store brand as I understand). I tried the airbrush photo ready foundation. Huge mistake. Another terrible Revlon product (just read the reviews on here). Done with Revlon: I will NEVER buy Revlon again. But i am glad this terrible product pushed me to start using better, higher quality products on my skin.
on 8/8/2015 9:45:00 AM
More reviews by haratruong
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Pros:+ Medium to high coverage+ Long-lasting ( I tested it in summer and It does stay for 24h )+ Does not cause breakoutsCons:+ Worst packaging ever ( does not have a pump )+ A little bit cakey
on 8/6/2015 11:09:00 AM
More reviews by jlamoureux
This product is my go to product when it comes to foundation. My skin is rather clear, the little break out here and there, nothing more than that. However i do have red patches and uneven skin tone. I have tried multiple different foundations and keep coming back to this one. I like that they have a wide shade selection, and hardly ever have difficulty finding this product in my shade, whether it be in the winter or summer. This product goes on nicely and gives your face a matte finish, which i personally love since I do have combination skin. It does dry quickly, but I have never had a problem applying it with it drying too quickly. The staying power is ultimately my favourite part of this foundation. IT LAST FOREVER. I normally apply it and then top it off with a setting powder and by night time it still looks nice and hardly no shine in my T-zone. The only thing i can say that i don't like is the packaging, I really wish there was a pump for sanitary purposes but, either way the product itself is so great that I can deal with the crappy packaging. I really encourage people to buy this product if they're looking for a flawless matte finish. Holy grail foundation :)
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 8/2/2015 8:40:00 PM
More reviews by sarahlouisa
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
Holy Grail product. It honestly lasts all day long, gives the perfect coverage and it gives the perfect finish in that it's matte but not too matte. I got the shade Ivory which looked a bit too pinky toned on my skin but that was my own fault. I still used it up entirely and I will repurchase a different shade next time.I took off a lippy because of it not having a pump. WHY do they do this? Such a let down because it's quite a thick formula so it's close to impossible to get out. I had to close it, turn it upside down and bang it off my bed to get it up to the top so I could get anything out. Its a shame because it's almost €18 which is SO expensive for drugstore but the product is so good so it's worth it.
on 7/30/2015 8:28:00 PM
More reviews by karliemoore17
Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure
I have the worst time with liquid foundation. I csn never find one that matches my skin, or doesn't melt off, or make me cake and gross. I was using wet n wild coverall cream for a while, but it's coverage is really heavy and I was looking for something with good coverage but lighter. I bought this in the lightest shade, ivory. it's a little bit light for my skin honestly, but the next shade looked super yellow. I have applied it by patting it on with my finger, a stipple brush, and by rubbing it in like moisturizer. I have found the best way to apply it is by rubbing it in like lotion. it gives me medium to full coverage if I build it up, covers my redness, and has great staying power. I wore it to an outdoor concert the other day and I was outside in the 90 degree heat for about 6 or 7 hours and it stayed on my face. a little blotchy by the end of the night, hut still it stayed. I like the finish of the foudnation, very natural. i just wish revlon didn't yest on animals.
on 7/30/2015 10:44:00 AM
More reviews by astriirdiana
Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
I really want to love this product, but i hate it. I've been using it occasionally for 5 months. Coverage is great but this foundation does not stay that long on my face. I dont know why, maybe because it contrasts my skincare ingredients or because i have really oily skin, but after 3-4 hours wearing this, my face becomes really oily, the foundation could not hold on and easily transfers as i blot my face.
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