Rite Aid was having a sale so I picked up natural tan(330) for about $7. I got the combination/oily skin formula and the color match is pretty good. it starts off a little bit cakey but gets better as the day goes by. I would say it stays matte for about 4-5 hours before I need to blot. My T-zone is super oily so if your face doesn't get too oily it might be longer in between blotting. I have worn this on like 8 hour days and it does hold up pretty well. The coverage is medium-full, I usually only do a light layer and another only on the spots I need extra coverage. You do have to work fast and in sections though because this stuff dries super fast. i like the sturdy glass packaging but i really wish it had a pump. Overall I do like it and I use it almost every day, It hasn't broken me out or anything. I would probably buy it again.
Rite Aid had a pretty good Revlon sale a few months back and I decided to pick up 2 bottles of my favorite foundation. I noticed that they changed the stickers on the packaging a bit but didn't think much of it. So once I finished my old Colorstay foundation a few weeks back and started on these, I immediately noticed a difference. I first thought it was my skin that was acting up but after a few more weeks of use, it really is the foundation. The coverage is more of a light-medium, doesn't apply and dry down the same way the old formula used to, and DOESN'T LAST. By the end of the day, I look a complete hot mess; the foundation is coming off in patches, sliding off my t-zone...whereas with the old formulation, I would get a medium coverage on first application, nice matte finish, and all day wear. I really tried to make this work for me, but I really can't. Now i'm stuck with 2 bottles of a foundation I refuse to use; i've got to find something else until Revlon decides to switch back to the older formula.
This foundation is great for a night out but way to cakey for natural light and that's why I only give it 3 stars.
At first I thought I really liked this foundation. It does keep me shine free for a while but it settles in all the dry skin on my nose. It makes it look horrible!
Ok so this is my second time trying make up my first was a disaster because I had a problem where if I wore foundation and powder for too long my face would get rashes that wouldn't go away until I wash my face! So this is my second go seeing that my co worker said that they were making make up more hypoallergenic now!
Today was my first day wearing this foundation it wasn't bad although I thought it made me look darker than I already am (I'm the darkest shade or second darkest in most foundations) but it didn't bother me. I have oily shin nd it kept me matte for about 3 hours before my nose started to get a little shine, it worked better than my other foundations but when I went to touch up after I felt like my skin was extremely tight and dry and I had this pulling feeling on my chin and cheeks! I'm not gonna say if I love it or not just yet but I would experiment with it some more and see if the results change! It does work better than me other foundations because I only had to touch up twice compared to 3 or 4 times with the others :) so thumbs up for that!
This was the worst foundation I ever used. I had an allergic reaction to it and I never have an allergic reaction to anything. I think it was the salicylic acid in it. It dried my skin out completely and made it burn. It took many days of coating my skin in moisturizer to get rid of it. I will never touch this foundation again.
I have dry/normal skin and the color range is horrible for that category. I am pale and yellow tones and all of the "golden" or "warm" shades are PINK.
It was drying and cakey. Blegh. Would not repurchase.
its a good foundation. not too expensive. but I would like to try other foundations out there so I wouldn't buy it again
1. Great finish. It doesn't look like you have make up on, except for after just applying. Once it melts into your skin, however, it looks just like skin. The longer you wear this, the more it looks natural, which is the opposite of most make up (the longer you wear them, the more they begin looking unnatural and obvious).
2. Great colors! I found my match by swatching them in the store (SHHHHHHH, don't tell anyone!) and I had no trouble. The color matched my face perfectly, which is odd because there's so many different undertones and skin colors in this big, beautiful, world of ethnic variety. Yet, the color matched me perfectly.
3. Two different formulas: one for oily/combo skin and one for dry skin. I've tried them both. Because I'm adventurous like that.
1.Made my skin break out. Sometimes it takes my very sensitive skin a while to have a reaction, sometimes it doesn't. I wore this for about a month, and didn't have any issues (unless I failed to get allllll the make up off of my face. Then pores became a bit clogged). After that month, I began breaking out in cystic acne. I scientifically eliminated the culprit down to this make up.
2. Extremely difficult for me to remove at night. With the gain of godly lasting power, one must sacrifice the ease of washing off. My normal face scrub (St. Ives Apricot) wouldn't get this off. I ended up using coconut oil to get it off (great eye make up remover) and then washing my face with scrub. This got most of the make up off, but not all. I imagine a face brush like Clarisonic or Olay would do the job if you added that into the type of routine I was using (make up remover plus face wash).
3. Packaging. I know this is EVERYWHERE in the Revlon Colorstay complaint world. But, I can't be thorough without mentioning it. This only bothered me moderately. I simply shook the formula up (says on the packing that it separates so you have to shake it every time), pour some out on the back of my hand, and apply. Not too big of a deal, I just felt like my hand was soaking up product and it was going to waste because my hands are sexy as is.
This was a great make up, and I was willing to compromise with it and make it work because I had never found something so compatible with me, and with what I dreamt my foundation in shining armor should be.However, we had to break up because my skin has a bad reaction to this.
As I stated above, I've tried both formulas. I have oily skin, but my store was out of the oily/combo formula so I bought the normal/dry skin formula. I used it for about 3 weeks. I liked it. I used the oily skin formula for 2 weeks, and then on again, off again after that because I wanted to see if it was breaking me out. Then I tried the dry skin on again, off again to see if that would break me out. Both of them cause cystic acne. The only discernible difference I found between the formulas on me is that the dry skin emphasizes flakiness around current blemishes more so than the oily formula.
I have also used Double Wear foundation, and this is basically the same as Double Wear. So if you use DW and want a cheaper alternative, USE THIS. You won't regret it. I think the color matching is better with Revlon.
I believe they are coming out with a new bottle that includes a pump. But, there's a catch (isn't there always?). The bottles with pumps now contain a different reformulated formula. Haha, "reformulated formula". Anyways, be aware of this bitter-sweet fact.
I have oily, sensitive, acne-prone skin. I have a pale complexion with golden/yellow undertones. I'm basically derived from all the European Snow People (Norwegian, Dutch, Irish). My shade in both formulas was 150 Buff.
This is probably one of the best foundations I have ever used, not including BB creams, just actual foundations. It does give a pretty thick amount of coverage but thats normal because its a foundation and not supposed to be light. I used this when i had really bad acne/scarring and it gave me full coverage without clogging my pores or causing more acne. A lot of people complain about the packaging and the fact that it doesnt come with a pump but i find it much easier to just use your fingers to apply it because it goes on smoother and more evenly! It also smells really good. Overall i liked this a lot and would reccomend it for anyone (maybe not for those with extremely dry skin because it does have a very matte finish)