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Liquid - Revlon - ColorStay Makeup [Reformulated Early 2013]

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REFORMULATED. Please see http://www.makeupalley.com/product/showreview.asp/ItemId=153868/ColorStay-Makeup-%2824-hour-formula---2012/2013%29/Revlon/Liquid

rated 1 of 5 on 2/2/2008 5:54:00 PM More reviews by navarre

Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Other

this was another one of those things everybody loves that is a disaster on me. too dark, oxidized, looked REALLY makeup-y and for some reason instead of blurring my post-acne marks turned them an extremely visible, lurid purple. Gorgeous. In the trash.

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rated 5 of 5 on 2/2/2008 1:10:00 AM More reviews by Passionate1

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Blond, Other, Other Eyes: Blue

Love it Love it LOVE IT. My skin is nothing without this foundation. It covers everything and yet manages to look like my skin! It sops up oil, stays put and doesn't make me break out or have an allergic reaction. The price keeps going up though. When I first bought it 10 years ago it was $16.99 CAN, now it's up to $20.99. Meh, I'll keep buying it forever!

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rated 5 of 5 on 2/1/2008 11:56:00 PM More reviews by Sellelo

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

I love this foundation for many reasons:
* The color matches my skin tone perfectly. I never have to blend because the lines dissappear seconds after applying
*The coverage distributes evenly, even over my trouble spots.
*Feels light, almost as if not wearing any makeup
* I never get oily by the end of the day and never have to reapply
*It isn't too harsh...hasn't dried out my skin like other foundations
*Has SPF...enough said
*Hasn't caused me one breakout yet and I have been using it for almost 6 months now
* It's literally activewear...I can wear it to work and it still stays fresh all day

Highly recommended to those who like natural, healthy looking coverage.

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rated 3 of 5 on 1/29/2008 5:36:00 PM More reviews by KND27

Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Hazel

This product was okay. It gives really great coverage (I have acne, freckles, sunspots and scars=not so great skin) but it always looked cakey on me near the end of the day. It is difficult to get out of fabric. This product felt heavy on my skin too. I would use it if in a jam, but prefer my mineral makeup any day of the week : )

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 1/26/2008 9:49:00 AM More reviews by classygirl

Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Blond, Other, Other Eyes: Blue

Just bought my second bottle. FTR, I've tried high and low end foundations. I have the combo/oily colorstay. I have problematic skin. I have huge pores, scars, acne and slight wrinkles (33yrs old). I get dry patches and eczema as well. I react to many things. I do not react to this product. Plus, it's fantastic coverage. I wear Physicans Formula mineral powder over. Almost completely flawless. My only negatives would be the bottle. When you get to the end, it's tough to get out. Smells kind of like paint???but goes away asap. If you get it on your clothes, it's tough to get it out. Othewise, this stuff is fantastic. Edited to add- use a sponge with this. I apply with fingers, but use a round sponge right after application. The wedge sponges work great for right to application. I use Target sponges.

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rated 5 of 5 on 1/25/2008 12:32:00 AM More reviews by lalaloo

Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Blue

This is my favorite foundation of all time. I've tried so many other foundations over the years. I have normal to oily skin. This foundation makes your skin flawless. Some have said it's too thick and cakey but you just have to know how to apply it. I usually dot it on and work very fast blending one area at a time working all the way around my face. A little goes a long way. Then I take a makeup sponge and very lightly go over my face. It takes all of 45 seconds to apply. Since my nose is oily, I do use a little makeup primer (in the form of monistat anti-chaffing gel) on my nose before I apply the foundation.
I hope they never dicontinue this!! I will be EXTREMELY upset!

This makeup stays just applied fresh all day.
love it.
love it.
love it.

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rated 4 of 5 on 1/22/2008 7:31:00 PM More reviews by tomatosauce

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown

I went to get this foundation in oil/comb skin 180 sand beige cuz of all the good review..
i tried it on.. looks fab... it covers the post acne marks.. and large pores and other imperfections ..and i set it with a powder but after awhile (couple hours) it goes kind of oily or slippery.

I have combination skin with mild acne, the post acne marks takes me forever to get rid of. so try to cover it up during the day.

I don't know is it just me , because the reviews say it soaks up oil..
but it doesn't work for me. may be is because i'm only putting a thin layer on, don't want to look too cakey or way obvious.

The consistency is pretty thick, so i'm worried that if i put a thick layer, it will cause break outs because of the blocked pores.

does any one have similar experience???

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rated 2 of 5 on 1/20/2008 3:47:00 PM More reviews by loveitxoxoxo

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I had bought the one that says combination/oily skin in sand beige

Light skinned, yellow undertone asian with some acne and combination/oily skin that can get really oily on my t-zone and really dry on my chin sometimes [but that doesn't usually happen].

In a 1oz glass bottle with a black twist on cap

It is a liquid foundation that is somewhat thick

I use my clean fingers to dab on the foundation and then spread it out and blend one section at a time and layer a little bit on where I need it

A matte finish, but not like a corpse, with a hint of dewiness. Makes my skin look flawless while looking natural. I put the matching Colorstay powder in light over it with a brush.

This has a lot of staying power, more than any I have tried. I put this on at around 6:45am and it lasts through practically about the whole day, I do touch-up, but that is only because I have extremely oily skin and my pores start showing, so it isn't necessary. It even lasted through me blowing my nose [I had a cold recently]. When you want to take it off, I suggest using Pond's Cold Cream, it really works, and then use a cleanser afterwards.

There is a little scent at first but it will go away after you've applied to your face.

I use 180 Sand Beige, it is a little dark for me because I am in between this and Buff but Buff makes me look like a dead corpse. Sand Beige has kind of a peachy color, but still looks natural.

I love this foundation, I thought I had found my HG when I was using the New Complexion One-Step Makeup, but that left my face really oily by lunchtime, and I had to keep touching up. This is definitely my new HG. It is perfect for me. The only thing I had to complain is that I paid around $14 with added tax, but because they is a great foundation, I'll pass on that. If you have near flawless skin, I don't think this is for you because it provides a great deal of coverage. All in all, this is a great foundation for people on the go who doesn't have much time to touch up and need coverage.

I want to thank Seclusae2 and heyannette for this writing style, it really helped me put out my thoughts on this product....hehe....I sound like I'm giving a speech....I hope other people uses this writing style too....

Well, at first I had thought that this product was great, but then after a few more times of using this, I realized that it streaked really bad. Not only that, but it was also VERY hard to apply because it would dry up so fast. It made my face feel very greasy, and applying more on top of it or powder would make it even more cakey than it already is. Even my friends and family has noticed how bad this was, They have been telling me to stop wearing so much makeup and I don't pile this product on. The longer i wear this product, the more I realize that it doesn't keep the oilies away and gets shiny as fast any other foundation out there. Revlon Colorstay foundation has also made me break out really bad. So, I will no longer be using this product.

Now I am using Revlon's new Custom Creations Foundation. It is really good. If this product doesn't work, you have to try the one I am using :)

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rated 4 of 5 on 1/20/2008 11:13:00 AM More reviews by yazzie_

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Hazel

1. Stays on for more than 10 hours which is really good and better than any other foundations lasting power.
2. Cheap!
3. Easy to remove
4. Rub proof

1.Can look a bit cakey, if too much is applied.
2.Sometimes patches can appear if not rubbed in properly.

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rated 3 of 5 on 1/14/2008 1:42:00 PM More reviews by sadiemay

Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure Hair: Blond, Other, Other Eyes: Green

I remember liking this when it first came out and thought I'd give it another try. It covered as well as I remember but it turned my face into an oil slick after a few hours. Any attempt to blot just smeared & removed it. I'll go back to my old foundation and toss this one into the trash.

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