This is my favorite liquid foundation. I have used it off and on for years and always end up coming back to it. I have about nc10/15 skin tone and use this in Buff. Ivory, the lightest shade, is much too pink/red for my skin. This is a tab bit too dark when applying, but once it sets it lightens up quite a bit to a fair beige shade. After applying a loose powder over it, it is almost exactly my skin color and looks very natural if blended into the jawline. It has a matte finish, but my skin is super oily so I need to extra powder on top. It does indeed last all day and if set with powder it is water and sweat resistant too. I can deal with having to wear powder over it to correct the shade; the staying power is amazing and the shade is only slightly off.
i want this stuff to work for me so badly! But it doesnt, both times i tried, it broke me out very painfully on the same day i used, giving me painful bums inside my skin and some acne next morning. I'm guessing i dont get along with so much of titanium dioxide. Which makes me really sad, cuz i love the finish and the staying power.
SOOOOOO glad i bought this foundation-- like it even better than the MAC Face and Body i tried!
gave it a 2 out of 5 on the price, since $11 or so is a bit high for a drugstore foundation. Of course, the price is sooo worth it for the quality!
i had read reviews that said that this foundation broke them out, but i didnt have that problem. i think maybe those users just didnt fully remove it all the way. since it's a long wearing formula, it really stays put! so when i remove it i use a cleansing cloth as well as my regular cleanser, and have had no problems. i suppose just cleaning twice would work too.
at first i got the Natural Beige color, b/c apparently meijers doesnt carry the lighter colors, and i did not know this. i'm usually the next to palest shade, so thats what i grabbed at meijers. and they were actually out of the next ligher shade anyways. it was too dark on me, so i went to walmart and got the Buff color, which works MUCH better, and is a really great match! i still need to take back the 1st one though-- hopefully they dont give me grief when i try to return in :/
anyways, i do small parts of my fact at a time, b/c this does dry quite quickly, and the result is wonderful! matte finish, great coverage, and blends well. my new HG foundation!!!
soooo, i just want to mention: wintertime was makin my skin dry, so i bought the normal/dry skin version, and WOW, its even better! i dont get shiny after all day of wear, it doesnt oxidize as much as the oily skin version, it goes on smoother, and doesnt get stuck to any dry spots as much. still awesome coverage too!
UPDATE AGAIN 11/5/11:
STILL loving this! i dont use foundation much anymore (or MU at all), but when i want a flawless look, this is what i grab. i love that this can double up as my concealer too. i apply one "coat" all over, and then just go back and apply a 2nd coat over any spots, around my nose, etc. works like a charm!
I don't understand how anyone can say that this foundation has any staying power. My skin is oily, oily, oily. This foundation just slides off your face by the end of an 8 hour work day. It does not control oil in any way, nor does it stay in place. This makeup is horrible. Don't waste your money.
I thought my love affair with this product was going smoothly(felt smooth going on my skin!)but after a few comments and questions about why my face is a strange orangey color, I decided to end the romance. Pity. I really liked the consistency and coverage of this one. But it wasn't meant to be. Why can't companies get on the yellow-based band wagon already? I'm tired of being a carrot.
I really like this foundation, I went from MAC Studio Fix to this because every time I go back to MAC they NEVER match me correctly, they were giving me NC42 which was too orange-y on my skin! Anyways desperate to not be orange I went to CVS and decided on this foundation as they had one for oily skin. So I bought this and the Revlon Color Stay Aqua Mineral powder to help set my oily skin further, using a powder brush (not the tiny one that comes with it) and I finished it with a light dusting of Make Up Forever HD Powder. This combo stays on all day and looks natural, I get compliments all the time on how nice my skin looks! It's so much better than hearing ppl ask "oh are you wearing MAC?" Plus I ride my bike to work a lot and tend to get a bit sweaty, but this combo lasts and lasts. Sure it could be expensive, but I usually buy my foundations from Sephora, so it's really not a bad price for the great quality and coverage this foundation gives, plus you don't need a lot of it and the finish it nice and dewy on my skin, I will absolutely buy it again! Thanks for the great products Revlon!!! 8D
Once upon a time, I used to buy Studio Fix. I was very pale and NW15 was not light enough for me and it went orange. Colorstay was meant to be a dupe for Studio Fix Fluid, and I am quite tan now so gave it a try.
My skin is already quite good, with old dimmed out acne scars on my cheeks that are fairly undetectable without make-up. I use my fingers with this as I have nice skin in general, and don't like the finishes and hassle foundation/stippling etc brushes give me.
Melts in nicely but sets quickly, so put a cross on your face and tend to each section separately rather than trying to dab it in each section and blend simultaneously.
The result is a satin finish, glowy look that lasts all day - which is saying something because I usually melt off anything within hours!
I use my MSF to set the nose and chin as they are the ones usually to get oily, add NARS Albatross highlighter on the top of my cheeks, it looks beautiful in photos and just as good in sunlight, lowlight!
I wish I found out about this whilst I was fussing with Studio Fix, because the colour range is fantastic I could have even matched my vampy complexion at the time.
Only one con.. I think this might be breaking me out slightly. And I NEVER break out!
Oh, and in AUS it's around the $40 benchmark so it's pretty pricey.
TIP: Dry/Normal skin combo gives a more SATIN, GLOWY FINISH
Oily skin gives you a more MATTIFIED finish!
I have oily skin but I used the dry formula. Works fine, looks great!
This is my absolute favorite foundation. I apply with a damp sponge and then might layer a bit more on problem areas. Coverage that way is light/medium; it looks super natural and stays on all day (ok so it starts to rub off a bit after like 12 hours, but I wouldn't want to put something on my face that is literally steel!) I have super difficult Asian skin that everything literally slides off of, so I adore this foundation.
I use 250 Fresh Beige, I'm approximately NC25, and the color is perfect. In the normal/dry version I use 180 Sand Beige. Honestly I don't see a big difference between the formulas in terms of wear and look, but generally I will use the oily in the summer and normal/dry at all other times.
I would prefer a pump but that is a small quibble.
I picked this product up after hearing so many Makeup artists online call it their HolyGrail foundation. After buying it on sale at Priceline (Australia) for $28.00 AU, I jumped for joy I didn't have to pay the $39.00 RRP.
The first thing I noticed while using this product was the packaging. It's heavily inefficient and too much product spills out the jar, so the addition of a pump would be appreciated. Only a very small pea-sized amount is required to cover the whole face, so you do get what you pay for in terms of how long the product lasts and how far it goes. The liquid gives off a heavy scent reminiscent of house-paint or glue and although I don't mind it, friends who have used this product find it a very unpleasant addition. Luckily the smell fades after an hour of application.
The product must be applied very quickly with swift brush strokes, blending fast. It sets in around 30 seconds, so efficient application is a must. The idea is to apply a thin layer of the product and allow it to set. Too much layering will create a dreaded cakey appearance in sunlight or even low-light situations. It is best to apply a thin layer and add your favourite long-lasting concealer on top instead of trying to use this product to cover blemishes as I believe it does not do an adequate job at covering imperfections. (eg. Maybelline SuperStay 24-Hour Concealer)
The added SPF6 is excellent for those who are incapable of wearing a sunscreen with their Makeup regime.
In terms of its long-lasting feature, the people at Revlon arenít lying. It will stay on your face all day, wonít move or oil up, which is heavenly for those with oily/combination skin. It actually takes two cycles of cleansing to remove this makeup, which may seem hassling; itís worth it for those who require a sturdy workplace foundation that doesnít require constant touch ups.
This product would definitely benefit from a primer being used prior to application, just to give a smoother finish. In photos I find this foundation to be beautiful and make the face look flawless; however the added SPF may give you white-cast if you donít wear a powder on top, beware. It is currently my daily foundation.
I would most likely purchase this product again (On sale preferably) as it is a nice trick-of-the-trade to have in your staple makeup collection.
I reeeeally wanted to like this product. It looks flawless on your skin and gives great coverage. But it broke me out bad. At first I didn't want to believe it was the makeup, but the second I stopped using it my skin got better. Then I use it again and I broke out. Also, the smell isn't the best..it kind of smells like liquor. I've heard so many good things about this but it just didn't work for me. Try it out & see if it works for you. continued >>