Minimal coverage and you cannot have any dry patches because it will accentuate them..although to be fair almost every foundation will accentuate my dry patches anyways.
There are tiny sparkles in this. Not glitter and its not as sparkly as their photoready foundation but its still there and its noticeable on my porcelain skin.
This just melts into my skin and disappears after an hour..its not long wearing, I can barely touch my nose and it will rub off, even when I use a powder ontop.
I will keep this around for light coverage but I won't be buying it again (especially not for $12.99).
I wish I would have tried the old version before but Im too late on that one! This review is for their reformulated version of 2013.
Combination/Oily skin formula
Pros: The Ivory shade matches my incredibly pale skin. Goes on easily and blends easily. I can build the coverage I need to hide my rosacea. And it really stays on! No rub off or fade.
Cons: I can't get past the strong paint smell that gives me a headache. Dried my skin.
Normal/Dry skin formula
Pros: The Ivory shade matches my incredibly pale skin. I can build the coverage I need to hide my rosacea. Doesn't have the horrible paint smell of the Combination/Oily skin formula.
Cons: Major pimple break out! Rubs off. Feels greasy to the touch.
First of all, I have never tried the old formula so I can't speak for the old Revlon Colorstay. But, there is SO much hype around this product that I finally cracked and bought it. I would have to say, it is quite an expensive drugstore foundation - it retails about $21.99 at Shoppers.
Boy was I disappointed with the product! I have stated how I don't really like the drugstore foundation packaging where it comes in a glass bottle with no pump so it's hard to travel with. It most definitely does not have full coverage but you can probably layer until you get the desired finish (kind of defeats the purpose though). I do have to say it offers medium coverage but I found that it oxidized on me after half an hour after applying. Although I have the combination/oily formula, I find that it does somewhat help control oil but not for very long.
It also states that it is also long-wearing (24hr) but I find that it definitely wears off a bit during the day and isn't as good as my Rimmel Lasting Finish. For the price that it's sold for, I can't find myself repurchasing this product since I kind of gave up on it after my third try.
This would get 4 or 5 stars for me if it didn't break me out and give me rashes. I have really sensitive fair skin. I have oily skin and this would stay all day with out transfer. It's more of a full coverage. If you have skin that's not easily irritated and need some coverage this would be a great one. I love it and still use it on special occasions... But over all I can not use it often.
I bought this in June and the first time I put it on, it made my dry patches on my face show up.
If I put on foundation, I DO NOT want dry patches to automatically show up.
This is not worth the time and it comes with no pump bottle either.
supposedly Revlon reformulated this product in early 2013.
Oh and it also made me look like a shiny disco ball too.
This was my HG foundation for years since a few years ago when I decided to switch to high end foundations. As time went by I got tired of trying many foundations and decided to return to my old trusty one just to find out this is not what it was. I found that Revlon changed the formula and the result is this useless new product.
The color I used is now too light; it's not matte but sticky and dewy; is not full coverage anymore, at most it can be built to medium coverage. I'm very upset to have lost the only "drugstore" foundation that worked for me.
I won't repurchase this, I found a new substitute in a local brand here which is very similar to what this was years ago.
I think that if Revlon wanted to improve at least they would have included a pump to make it more hygienic.
I remember actually liking this stuff at one point but decided to venture off into other foundations looking for the one that rocks my world. I thought maybe there isn't such a thing and I should go back to Colorstay but this stuff looks horrible.
I bought my usual shade of Buff and my face look like plaster of paris was on it. I even waited a few hours and thought it would settle in but it never did and my skin showed every imperfection.
I did not realize this was reformulated until I saw the reviews today so no wonder it so bad. I thought maybe my face was to blame. Yuckeers.
Bought this product not realizing they had recently reformukated it. What a terrible product. Somehow it has both minimum coverage, all my blemishes show through, yet still makes your skin look super powdery and obviously looks like you have makeup on. Terrible product, very disappointed. PUT A PUMP IN THE BOTTLE!!!
- blends easily
- less coverage (light to medium)
- not matte (satin)
- poor oil control
Comments: So I'm not crazy! I've been wondering why all of a sudden my foundation is thinner and not giving me much coverage. It's been ruined! I don't get oil control from this new version as it's more of a satin finish vs matte. The only good thing is because the formula is thinner...it's much easier to work with. The longevity, oil control, and coverage is no longer there though.
Will not repurchase.
So I really wanted to love this, as I used to use it several years ago and loved it, but at some point found myself between shades and kind of moved away from using it and tried other things. But recently I saw this on sale and thought I would give it another go.
I see they have reformulated it, and although it's been a while, the main things I notice about it are that it doesn't seem to be as full coverage as I remember, and it seems to be a little wetter once applied. I blend it in but it feels a little tacky or sticky on the skin, even once I powder, and it takes a little while for that feeling to go away which I don't love. But the coverage is buildable which is nice. Also a con, STILL NO PUMP! If you're gonna reformulate the dang thing, throw a pump on the bottle while you're at it! Especially with a foundation like this which is quite creamy and thick, you can't really just tip it and it flows out of the bottle. Even if they did something like had an applicator wand stick/spatula in the cap so you could scoop some out, it would really help.
It does seem to last really well throughout the day, but for me it doesn't have my current HG beat which is the CoverGirl Outlast 3-in-1 Foundation - I find it better in terms of coverage, how it feels on my face (sets very quickly) and how it lasts.