Iīm one of those girls with mixed undertones that have a hard time finding the right color match: yellow based foundations are usually too yellow, and pink based f. are too pink.
For reference, Iīm close to mac nc20 (but of course itīs too yellow and I canīt use it, apart from mac foundations being too heavy and causing me breakouts). So Iīm delighted with this foundation in 150-buff, as itīs the closest to my skin tone I could ever find.
to my eye itīs a rather neutral light color, with only a litle bit of yellow.
Also the coverage is very good (hides acne discoloration very well), without looking heavy and itīs very longlasting. Itīs true it dries fast, but I donīt find it a problem: I aplly it section by section. Itīs easier to work with fingers tan with brush. I bought the combination skin version and It can be a bit drying, so I may try the normal skin version, next time. I just wish it had a pump.
So I really recomend that you give this a try, as it works better than many expensive foundations that Iīve tried.
The first time I bought this, I found that it broke me out within a few days, which dissapointed me because it was a good color match for my really pale skin, and yes, it lasted all day with a relatively matte finish. But a few months later I have come back to this foundation and when I apply this half and half with my neutrogena oil free moisturizer, it looks amazing! I put a little bit of each on the back of my hand and mix it with a stippling brush and buff it on. It has less of a mette finish this way, but with a light powder application it looks great, lasts all day, and best of all, doesnt look heavy or cakey at all. So try it again if you hated it the first time because you may be pleasantly suprised!
While I'm not currently using this foundation, it is one of my favorites. As the name implies, the staying power is phenomenal, the color match is surprisingly perfect for my really fair, porcelain skin tone, and the finish is gorgeous. I originally purchased this in the Combo/Oily formulation and found that I broke out pretty badly after a few days so I decided to take a risk and return it for the Normal/Dry skin version. Far from breaking me out, I found that both the clarity and texture of my skin improved DRAMATICALLY from using it, so the more I wore this foundation, the less of it I needed. I find the best way to apply is with clean fingers as they're really able to work it into the skin better than either brushes or sponges and with this method of application, I'm able to achieve a really natural look. I don't know, maybe the Combo/Oily version is more mask-y than the Normal/Dry because contrary to what a lot of people have said, this foundation is one of the most natural looking, undetectable ones I've encountered. When I'm wearing it, it doesn't look like I have anything on. Rather, my skin just looks naturally flawless, even in direct sunlight. I don't find the lack of a pump to be annoying: I just put my middle finger over the opening and dot it onto my face that way, being sure to work in sections as it does dry pretty quickly. I set this with a light dusting of translucent powder and am good to go all day, no touch-ups required. Truly a great, staple product that's very versatile: it can be built up to very full coverage or sheered out to the lightest of washes. I'm sure I'll come back to using it once I've gotten bored of my Vichy BB cream.
It does not work for my face. The color selection does not seem to match my skin tone. It looks cakey. I want to like it, but I can't.
This break me out alot, is orange, give me dry patches, the packaging sucks, the price is high, I hate this foundation.
I have tried this foundation and I love it, it does not have a very nice smell and there tends to be wastage because of the absence of a pump but overall, its great!
I'm so happy I found this product. I have nothing bad to say about it at all (and I'm extremely picky about foundations). I've tried many different ones and nothing compares to this. I'm sticking with Color Stay until I find better, which I don't think I will. This stuff is amazing :)
I like this foundation. Full coverage, matte finish, stays all day. But it i found aluminum in the ingredients which is kinda scares me. I heard it blocks your pores that you will not be able to sweat! Maybe that's why my oily skin stays matte all day :/
Toast was the closest match for my nc 42 skin tone, but it was too orange. The foundation also oxidizes with sunscreen and turns more orange over time. It looked very unnatural and embarrassing because of this. The finish is matte in the combo/oily line and I haven't tried the dry skin line. Oil breaks through after about 4 hours of classes/walking to and from buildings in Florida's spring. Like the whipped version, I could only manage to try this foundation for a week because it began to give me pimples after the first application and kept getting worse with more attempts.
This foundation really is impressive for a drugstore brand. I kept hearing about this from multiple makeup gurus and decided to try it because I was sick of spending tons of money on expensive high end brands and not being fully satisfied. I was actually very impressed. I have combination skin and I always get really oily in my Tzone during my workday and I get dry patches around my mouth so it's hard to find something that gives good coverage without looking cakey, stays all day, and agrees with my sensitive skin. I was so surprised with how it lasted during my busy work day of blow drying, shampooing, etc. The heat and steam from doing hair all day usually leaves me quite oily and blotchy. This makeup really held its own through it all. However, I really hate that it has no pump and the smell isn't very pleasant. I have very sensitive skin and as I've been getting a little older, more prone to breakouts. I was very concerned that this would break me out. It didn't make my skin worse while I was using it everyday, but it definitely wasn't making it any better. When I would take it off at the end of the day, it was kind of like removing a mask and my pores would definitely feel a little clogged. It definitely has a heavier feel so if that's an issue for you, I wouldn't recommend this. Overall, I think this is a stand up foundation and I use it on nights out and/or when I need something that will survive any type of crazy environment!