This is a terrible foundation for anyone who has ANY fine lines..especially around the eyes. it gathers in my fine lines under my eyes and then it sets. I can't smooth it out or fix it AT ALL. It ends up making my under eye area look much more wrinkled than it is. It also feels heavy on my face. All 3 times i have tried it I have needed to wash it off within an hour. Yuck.
I was pretty impressed with this overall. Good coverage and easy to blend, and with primer + setting spray (which I use for all foundations), lasts all day without becoming an oil slick on my face. I like the consistency as well, which is thick and creamy, but not greasy. Dries quite fast, so I tend to use it on sections of my face at a time. The edges don't look weird when I blend it all together, either.
My only complaint is the packaging--super huge and heavy for no reason, and not hygienic at all. I have to dip my fingers in it multiple times due to the fast-drying issue, so I feel like I'm putting bacteria in every time.
Great foundation overall, especially if you've got oily skin!
I have incredibly oily skin in the summer that turns into combination skin in the winter, and the regular ColorStay liquid for oily/combo skin was starting to look cakey on my skin this winter and dry it out to the point where it was cracking, so I decided to give this a try. It's one of the best drugstore foundations I've ever used. The finish isn't super matte or super dewey, it kind of lands somewhere in the middle and mimics the finish of natural skin. A little bit goes a very long way, one layer will usually give me the appropriate amount of coverage and disguise my acne, with a second layer in some of the redder spots. My skin is sensitive and acne-prone and this hasn't irritated it or broken it out. It also doesn't oxidize and turn orange over time, which is great. The packaging is awesome and looks/feels more high-end than drugstore. I will definitely be repurchasing, though at this rate it will take me a long time because so little product is needed to get a medium-full coverage look. Also, it doesn't seem to have the weird perfumey smell that its liquid counterpart has. The texture is very creamy and easy to apply and blend, and it doesn't settle into my (huge) pores.
This is currently my favorite foundation, but to be honest my foundation changes very often as I'm always on the lookout for even better ones! I'm loving this for now though! It's a bit pricey for a drugstore foundation, but it's still well below high-end prices, and its the only drugstore foundation I'm willing to pay this much for. I'm usually a fan of liquids, but tried this on a whim when it first came out, and I was amazed by how well it worked for me. The shades in this cream foundation match my skin so much better than the normal Revlon Colorstay Liquid, which I'm not a huge fan of, despite the many people who swear by it. Sand Beige matches my summer skin well, while Buff matches my pale winter skin. This foundation blends into skin amazingly, and I'd say the finish itself is very skin like. It has medium buildable coverage, not as much as the Colorstay liquid, but I find it a much nicer foundation. I still have to use concealer, but that's normal for me with any foundation because of my acne issues, scarring, dark circles, etc. This foundation looks very natural on when i apply with a stippling brush, and photographs well also. It can also be applied and carefully blended with fingers when I want heavier coverage. I'll probably be using this for a long time.
I love, love, love this foundation, and I'd love it even more if it didn't break me out. It's nice and smooth and has very good coverage. I have super oily skin, and it keeps me matte much longer than any other foundation I've used, and that's the thing I love most about it. However, it really breaks me out. I tried to ignore it at first since I love it so much, but I had to give my skin a break. I would use it everyday if it didn't break me out. That's the only reason why I wouldn't repurchase it. If you don't have sensitive or acne-prone skin, I'd really recommend it, especially if you have problems with getting oily.
First things first: I'm a clod and used this even though I KNEW it would break me out. I was hoping my new derm regimen would keep my skin clear, but I was being naive. See my notepad for more details if you want. So, the following review is based on the merits of the foundation alone, ignoring the fact that it broke me out, as some people just aren't sensitive to dimethicone like I am.
The coverage for this is excellent. Starts medium but can be built to full. I was impressed that it kept my oily t-zone relatively matte for most of the day and while it doesn't look good over dry patches (nothing does), it smoothed them out much better than other foundations I've tried. I liked the consistency quite a bit and it spread smoothly. In my experience, using my fingers was the best way to achieve a flawless look, though I would occasionally go over spots with a stippling brush just to be sure. It doesn't feel like you have makeup on, even if you build it up to full coverage. Photographs beautifully. Finally, the lasting power is insane. Without a primer (I don't use one), I got 10 or so hours. Not bad! Now, for the cons. The jar, obviously, can be unhygienic, even if you wash your hands. Not a huge fan of that. The color selection is impressive for a DS line, but I ended up settling on a shade that was a touch too warm and too dark (Sand Beige) because the others were far too light. I have a difficult skintone to match though, so you may be luckier than me. Because it is a bit thicker, you have to be very conscientious about removing it, which may turn off people who like a simple and quick skin routine. It also transferred easily, even when buffed with a setting powder. However, the pros for me outweighed the cons and I think this is a terrific foundation for combo skins. Were it not for the dimethicone, I would happily continue to use it.
This is the best foundation I have ever bought. I have tried everything from cheap drug store foundations to expensive high end foundations and have never found one that I really loved enough to keep buying over and over until I found this one. I like a full coverage/matte look to my face, but have a hard time obtaining that look since I tend to be oily in my T zone and most foundations start looking very shiny on me half way through my day. This foundation lasts ALL day for me!! My makeup looks just as fresh at the end of the day as it looked when I first applied it in the morning.
** I think it looks best when applied with your fingers.
This is definitely my "go to" foundation. I apply it with an ELF powder (flat top) studio brush and it's amazing. I get full, even coverage, and it doesn't "set" as quickly as the liquid version so I've got more time to work with it and blend out lines and such. It covers my rosacea really well and leaves me with a smooth, clean canvas to apply the rest of my makeup on. It's not as "budge proof" as the original liquid, but I still like it tons better. The jar is pretty cumbersome, but I don't usually touch up my foundation throughout the day, so it doesn't bother me. Overall, I really, really love this foundation. I'm already moving on to my 4th jar! Yesterday at the dentist, after working all day, the assistant said, "Your makeup always looks so fresh. What kind do you use?" so even after a full day of work, it was working it's magic on my red, rosacea prone skin!
I am finally writing this review after buying my second jar. The fact that I bought it again is unheard of for me! This foundation is absolutely amazing, I hope they never discontinue it! I have dry skin, no acne, but dark circles under my eyes. I am a NC25, and True Beige is my perfect match. I love the feel of this foundation, it really does feel like a creamy light mouse, it goes on smoothly and gives a pretty natural finish. It evens out my skintone, and covers my dark circles without needing concealer (I just apply a bit more under my eyes). It doesn't cause any flaking, which all concealers before this one caused. And it STAYS! I put it on in the morning, and it's still looking great by night. It's not *quite* as dewey as it was during the day, but that's my only small issue. I love that I can hug my husband without any fear of leaving my mark on his shirt. It stays even through a workout! A serious, mega sweating workout. Just dap the sweat off, and you're good to go. I just can't say enough how much I love this foundation. If you have dry, sensitive skin, please please give this a shot!
This is definetly my HG foundation! I bought this in the color 200 sand beige which is my exact skin color. The texture is really unique, I've never tried anything like it before. When you open it at first, it looks like it would be really thick and cakey on the skin. However when you apply it, it blends nicely and gives you medium to full coverage. It takes a bit more time to set then the original revlon colorstay formula, which I like. This stuff lasts on my face all day, from the minute I put it on in the morning to when I take it off in the evening! The packaging is bulky, definetly something you don't want to travel with which is a downside, but the product is so amazing that it doesn't really matter. I will for sure but this again!