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Liquid - Revlon - ColorStay Makeup (24 hour formula - 2012/2013)

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rated 3.0(165 reviews)

  • Average Rating: 3.0
  • 47% would buy again
  • Package Quality: 2.5
  • Price: $$$

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rated 5 of 5 on 5/27/2014 1:04:00 PM More reviews by holaitsstephxo

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue

I really like this foundation! It gives medium to full coverage (depending how much you put on) and there is a huge colour range (I use the second lightest shade, Buff.) I'm a teenager with acne and I am currently taking medicine for it but I wanted a foundation that would cover up most of my acne and make me feel better about my skin. This foundation gives a really good amount of coverage - it covers up all blemishes and redness but not all spots, but I'm still happy with it as my skin looks better. I usually go straight to using the palest colour of foundation as I am quite pale, but because it is nearly summer I tried out the shade 'Buff' and it is a really good match and gives a healthy colour to my face. This foundation doesn't really have a smell to it, which I guess is fine. I have to mention that this foundation does last, on me, at least 5 or 6 hours which is great. It does claim to last 24 hours which is not true, but 5 or 6 hours I think is still pretty good, especially since I have oily skin! One thing I really really hate about this product though (Revlon, if you are reading please take this on board) is the packaging. I'm used to using a foundation with a pump, and this foundation doesn't have one. What I did is I washed out a pump from my old foundation and used that (it doesn't screw on but it still works) because I'm quite clumsy and I know I would waste product if I attempted to pour it everyday. I wouldn't even mind if I had to pay a couple of pounds more if this foundation had a pump on it, as it would be so much more convenient. Anyway, although I hate the packaging, the product itself I think is great and is at least worth a try. If you want a lot of coverage then I recommend trying this foundation :)

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rated 1 of 5 on 5/21/2014 12:51:00 PM More reviews by gracyyylala

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

Well...... I HATE this foundation. I do not understand why or how so many YouTubers rave about it because I personally think this is the worse drugstore foundation I have ever tried.


Horrible color selection
Bad coverage
Feels heavy
Looks cakey
Smells weird

I have tried applying this foundation in every way known to mankind but no matter how hard I try it just doesn't work for me. I recommend Maybelline Instant Age Rewind instead if this foundation doesn't work for you either.

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rated 5 of 5 on 5/18/2014 4:39:00 PM More reviews by McBabe

Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Blond, Other, Other Eyes: Blue

I love this foundation.
I recently "treated" myself to a Mac foundation and God it was awful! I am so happy to be reunited with my colour stay!
I have combination skin which needs a full coverage due to acne scars on my chin.
This foundation is easy to apply, it glides onto the skin and blends perfectly. It doesn't settle into any lines or pores and has such good coverage that I either don't need to use concealer or just use a smidgen if I have an imperfection.
It lasts all day, gives my skin an airbrushed look and is great value for money.
I would definitely recommend this product.

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rated 5 of 5 on 5/10/2014 11:47:00 PM More reviews by MsKacey

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Green

i LAAAAVE this foundation!! this has become my new go-to. it does everything it should- and more. it really does stay put all day until you remove it at night. covers everything you would hope it would, dries perfectly for a flawless look all day long. the shades are great. it reminds me of a department store brand and is even better than some I've used. isn't watery or runny, this goes on beautifully and goes where you want it. doesn't leave me oily, as i use in conjunction with heavy concealer. i could go on and on, definitely my favorite foundation.

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rated 5 of 5 on 5/10/2014 2:22:00 PM More reviews by polmaysaund

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Blond, Other, Other Eyes: Blue

New HG! I have super sensitive slightly oil acne prone skin with a lot of uneven skin tone (basically a nightmare) and this is the best foundation I have ever used! So high coverage and not even slightly cakey. The lack of pump is really strange though I don't get why they would do that? But even so the foundation is great. I am really pale and no foundations are usually light enough, I got 110 ivory and it's definitely the palest highstreet foundation I've used it's great. Cannot praise this enough apart from pump issue, but I just tap some onto the back of my hand and use a stippling brush :)

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rated 5 of 5 on 5/9/2014 5:46:00 PM More reviews by musiqphile

Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I'm a fan of this stay-put foundation. I bike to and from work, go to my gym during lunch and generally have 12+hrs from when I do my face in the morning until I take it off at night. Revlon Colorstay does indeed stay. I think the trick is to start with a really, really well-prepared canvas and hone your application skills. That means regularly exfoliating, moisturizing, hydrating, getting enough sleep, etc., sh|t you should be doing anyway. Then apply it with a wet makeup sponge like the Beautyblender or Quo using a stippling motion. I have good skin to begin with so only need a light layer and this foundation makes my face look like a better version of itself. People who have skin issues will really have to learn how to apply this properly to keep it from looking like they've slapped it on with a painting trowel. I knew a girl who went super heavy with this and it looked terrible in the morning and even worse when it started to settled into her lines. Girlfriend, don't use your fingers or a dry sponge! It makes you look like a Wayans brother in that awful movie "White Chicks."

1. Wash your face.
2. Moisturize and let the cream soak in for at least five minutes
3. Wet, squeeze and blot your makeup sponge of choice.
4. Pour a penny to nickel-sized amount of foundation onto the back of your hand.
5. Use something to dot the foundation onto your face. Your clean finger is ok here.
6. Working one section at a time but quickly, bounce your damp makeup sponge all over your face and make sure it's all even.
7. Blush/highlight as necessary.
8. Set with a very light layer of setting powder.
9. Now forget about your face because you're good to go.

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rated 1 of 5 on 5/9/2014 8:40:00 AM More reviews by kaplaj90

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

Horrible. Does not blend into my combination skin. I do not have any acne. My forhead gets dry while the rest of my face is normal. Just sits right on top and slides off into patches. The color is extremely dark and it seems to just get darker. I purchased a very light color. I have pale skin with very little redness. I have been trying to find an every day foundation with good coverage and this is just horrible. I'm throwing in the garbage as soon as I can find another foundation.

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rated 3 of 5 on 5/7/2014 10:06:00 AM More reviews by laurenjill05

Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Other, Medium Eyes: Brown

I have never been one to complain about packaging - as long as the product itself is good. I decided to finally buy this foundation even though I already have plenty, just to see what all the hype was about. All I can say is the product itself is not that great, not enough to deal with the fact that this doesn't have a pump. Yes, it does it's job, covers imperfections and lasts a long time, but it doesn't make my face look amazing or anything. Basically what I am saying - the foundation itself doesn't amaze me enough to deal with the trouble of having to smack the bottom of the bottle like ketchup just to try and get some of the thick product out. My 3 lippy rating is based on the foundation formula itself, but I returned it because I don't have time to be dealing with a foundation without a pump. I much prefer the finish of the ColorStay Whipped foundation so I will stick with that.

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rated 5 of 5 on 5/4/2014 5:12:00 PM More reviews by jujup

Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green

This is my favorite foundation ever! It has incredible staying power, smudge-proof, sweat-proof, and wonderful coverage. It is also difficult to rub off on clothes as opposed to most others. I have mild to moderate acne with quite a bit of hyperpigmentation from the acne. This covers MUCH of the imperfections that I have while I use concealer for the really difficult blemishes. I don't usually have redness, but I notice that if I do, it neutralizes it greatly. I have never had a problem with oxidization with this foundation nor have I thought it to look "whitish". I often get compliments from people saying I have a wonderful complexion and such smooth skin (I do tell them it's the makeup so they can run and buy some).

Many people may have an issue with this foundation being too "thick" or looking like a mask. I do not know how these people are applying the foundation, but I can say the BEST way (at least in my opinion) is to apply it with a wet sponge, like the beauty blender, wedge, or any other sponge. This helps to thin it out some so that you can go with a lighter coverage, and if need be, build coverage. It also helps it to keep from drying too fast so you can blend it more. Every foundation I have ever used, I have always used a wet sponge and is one of the reasons why I think the beauty blender is so popular, because it is wet, helps to control the amount, and blends so well.

I have tried both the combination/oily skin and the dry skin versions of this, but I like the oily/combination skin better. I'm guessing it's probably because of my acne and it almost seems to stay or look better on me. Other people may have different reactions depending on their skin type. As always, you should start with a clean face, and moisturize well before applying. Many people do not use a setting powder, but I always do in order to set the foundation and to give a more even look. I saw a few people put something about a strange smell...I can't say I have ever smelled anything with this foundation, but that's just me. I think the TruBlend Foundation has an awful smell but others may not. I never thought about a pump for this, but after reading another review, it would probably be a nice addition. However, it's not difficult to just use an old pump if yoiu have one! This is definitely worth a try, but don't be discouraged after the first use or two. Just try different methods of applying and see what works best. Good Luck!

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rated 2 of 5 on 5/1/2014 1:24:00 AM More reviews by Makeupaddictt

Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Black, Relaxed, Other Eyes: Brown

This broke me out terribly. The coverage wasn't great either and considering the price of it, i had expected more.

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