I'm very surprised at the good ratings for this product. I went out and bought it after seeing that it got terrific reviews. I have found the coverage to be terrible. It doesn't cover smooth and is a bit orangey in color. (Buff) I have been using Buff Colorstay for years and they changed the formula a while back. It's not as amazing as it used to be, but it's still one of the better one's on the market, so I'm back to using that. I would never buy the age defying makeup again. It's not good.
I'm only 23 but I LOVE this foundation, it blends perfectly and after a long day at work it still looks good! It covers moderately but with concealor my skin looks flawless and not cakey, perfect for the summer sunlight! Definetely will buy again!
I have normal/combination skin but this product stays on well without making me too shiny even in hot weather. Coverage for all of the liquid age defying foundations is fairly light, so don't expect it to cover up serious imperfections. Instead use it to soften them for a good daytime foundation that is easy to blend and looks fairly natural. So many foundations come with pink undertones only. I have light olive skin and use Sand Beige which has just enough yellow tones to sit very nicely on me.
If you have dry skin, you will “Love” this foundation. This product is very light and Very moisturizing. Makes my skin look flawless. The colors look dark in the bottle, but tend to go on lighter, so make sure you test them before purchasing. Considering this product’s creaminess, it is surprising that it has only a slight tendency to crease into lines around the eyes. In the past, I was always mixing my foundation with moisturizers to help combate the flakey dry skin. Now, I do not need to. Just make sure you apply a good moisturizer before your foundation and you will be set for the rest of the day. Very excited to find such a great foundation!!!!
I really liked this foundation. It goes on nicely and didn't dry my skin out at all. I also didn't breakout at all. The color match was nice, though I felt like at the end of the day I would look a bit gray. I'm not the hugest fan of the matte finish, but over all I really like this foundation a lot.
Revlon is also one of the only cruelty free drugstore cosmetics along with Almay..so, it's really worth buying.
I bought generous-sized samples of all of the Age Defying foundations. I resorted to using the formula for Dry skin when the formula for Normal/Combination skin proved too dry and hard to blend. Unfortunately, the formula for Dry skin didn't prove to be the solution. I don't know what is in the formula to cause this, but a single application gave me six to seven irritation breakouts in less than two hours of wear. This liquid has a strong citrus smell that quickly dissipates; it offers light coverage and a nice glow. I think it would be perfect for someone with dry skin who isn't highly sensitive. Oily, acne-prone girls, stay away. Too bad, because Nude Beige is a perfect color for me.
This is the best foundation I have tried to date. It doesn't settle into lines and it covers my brown acne spots pretty well. I use the combo skin version of this though. It just makes me look like I have great skin, which is far from what I really have. If you have flaky skin, any makeup will look bad, you should exfoliate to get the flakes under control and harsh products will make you flake more. Use gentle products for your skin care and exfoliate to get the dead skin off. I had pretty bad acne and quit using chemicals on my skin and it is much better and when you exfoliate be very gentle as well. Anyway, this makeup is what I have been using for at least a year now, I am hispanic and my skin is yellowish so the buff works pretty well for me as far as shade, most foundations are too pink or orange for me. Definately worth a try even though any new makeup you try is going to take a few times to get the right shade.
I really wanted to like this. However it is going back. First of all it is still not the right shade for me and I got it in fresh ivory. Also I agree with 2 other reviews. First, talc is high on the list. Second, it is more like a tinted moisturizer. My search continues for the perfect foundation for PPP (going thru menopause) skin. If anyone knows of anything that is very pale, does not contain talc and is not going to dry me out or look masky and provide good coverage, let me know!!! (I also think all liquid foundations should come in tubes or have a pump)
Wow I am so surprised that I love this foundation. I am an admitted makeup snob but learning that expensive is not always better. I decided on a Lark while in the drugstore to try this foundation. i had plans on ditching it before I even tried it. I LOVE THIS STUFF. It made my aging skin look wonderful. It looked visibly firmer and fewer fine lines appeared. What I really like it covered my uneven skintone but was not heavy at all. I have been trying more drugstore products of late and to my surprise I also find some drugstore mascaras superior.
The lowdown: Although Revlon is still trying to dig itself out of years of debt, their financial woes have not kept them from staying on the cutting edge of makeup technology and launching several well-formulated products. Their revamped Age-Defying line is testament to this, and on schedule for 2006 are reworking of several items in their famous ColorStay line. Perhaps most intriguing, after years of disappointing or lackluster mascaras, Revlon struck gold with their truly fabulous Fabulash formula.
Age-Defying Light Makeup SPF 30 ($12.99) debuts as a brilliant sheer-coverage foundation that features broad-spectrum sun protection from titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, and octinoxate (boy Revlon knows how to marry sunscreen to foundations!). This slightly creamy, water-resistant makeup sets to a natural-looking semi-matte finish that is appropriate for someone with normal to slightly oily or slightly dry skin. There are six shades, including Skin Brightener, a very pale peach that softly perks up pale skin and doesn’t look all that peachy once it’s blended into place. Most of the other shades are great, but watch out for the too-peach Light Medium and Medium Deep. Although this is a sheer makeup, the peachiness of these two shades is hard to blend away. This would be an ideal foundation for casual weekend makeup when you may spend more time outside than usual.
Age-Defying Makeup SPF 15 ($13.99) comes in two formulas, one for dry skin and one for normal/combination skin. Confusingly, the dry-skin formula lists talc as one of the main ingredients, which provides a soft matte finish. In contrast, the normal/combination skin formula is more emollient, with an almost matte finish. Both foundations provide broad-spectrum sun protection; the dry-skin formula has an in-part titanium dioxide sunscreen, while the normal/combination formula contains titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. Texture- and application-wise, both formulas are equally wonderful. Which one you choose depends on the type of finish you prefer, because both provide seamless medium coverage without a heavy feel. Each foundation features 12 shades, and they tend to go on lighter than they appear in the bottle. The best news: There’s not a bad shade in the bunch, and there are options for light to dark (but not very fair or very dark) skin tones. Whether you choose the dry or the normal/combination skin formula, both of these foundations are best for normal to slightly dry or slightly oily skin.
Age-Defying Concealer SPF 20 ($8.79) is a creamy compact concealer available in three very good yellow-toned shades (but be careful with Neutralizer; it is too yellow for fair to light skin tones). The titanium dioxide and zinc oxide sunscreen combination not only ensures excellent UVA/UVB protection, but also contributes to this concealer’s medium to full coverage. It has a beautifully smooth application that, given the product’s thick texture, blends better than you’d expect. Considering this product’s creaminess, it is surprising that it has only a slight tendency to crease into lines around the eyes. All told, job well done, Revlon!
Fabulash Mascara ($6.99) Are you ready for this? After years of struggling, Revlon has finally produced a mascara to rival the best of L’Oreal’s formidable stable of lash-enhancing options. Fabulash is Revlon’s best mascara in years. It promises fuller, clump-free lashes, and it delivers—big-time! You’ll get a clean application that defines each lash while lengthening and thickening in the right proportions to produce dramatic but not over-the-top lashes. Add to this the fact that lashes stay soft without flaking or smearing, and Fabulash deserves a very enthusiastic Paula’s Pick rating!
reprinted from Paula Begoun