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on 7/31/2012 3:01:00 PM
More reviews by clumpedmascara
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Coarse
I tried this after Revlon ColorStay Mineral Foundation, was changed to Revlon ColorStay Aqua Mineral Makeup. The original powder worked so well for me! Then they changed it w/ coconut water, which didn't workout for me AT ALL. I was hoping to find another powder kind of like the original...This pressed powder was ok. I felt it was a lot more pink undertoned than the first powder I liked. The mineral foundation was pink undertoned too, but blended very well! I'm yellow/olive undertoned, but it still worked! This powder kind of blended, but it didn't look as natural :( Kind of had that powdery look to it :P The coverage was ok...I couldn't really cover everything, b/c the color wouldn't really blend into my neck. It did even out my skin though. I felt this worked best in warmer weather, the color seemed to change in colder weather. In colder weather it seemed to get darker, like into this pinkish/almost rust color. I got this in Medium Deep btw. This didn't make me breakout and controlled my oily skin :) It's also quick to apply, the puff thing is somewhat useful. I would recommend a brush instead though. The price was kind of high for the quality imo.I didn't hate this powder, but I'm not buying again.
on 7/19/2012 1:19:00 AM
More reviews by Sta1cee
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I'm searching for a good powder and decided to try this one out after reading good reviews on a different site. Mine doesn't come with Softflex. In fact, I don't think any of the stores I've been to carry this powder with Softflex. So perhaps that's the problem.Now...the review...This powder is average as many have stated before. I do like that "Light" matches my NW15 skintone. Many powders are too yellow for me but this one is unnoticeable. I apply it with a kabuki brush and then pat it on my T-zone. It doesn't appear to be cakey whatsoever.I noticed that the package says this stays on for 16-hours. I think they meant to say 1.6 hours because it almost reached the 2-hour mark...but not quite. I might as well have not been wearing powder. My face looked just as oily without it. Another thing is that the package says "Talc-free" but the first listed ingredient is...wait for it...talc. Overall, I feel like Revlon blew it with this one. I don't even think they tried to put out a good product and simply made half-hearted fallacious claims. So...PROS~Good for light skin~Not cakeyCONS~Fake claims~Doesn't control oil~Needs to be reapplied constantly
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 7/2/2012 2:33:00 PM
More reviews by misterashley
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
To me, there was nothing really special about this product. It is just an average powder. Nothing too special. I didn't like the fact is dosen't set well with oily skin.
on 7/1/2012 5:12:00 AM
More reviews by Roseycheeks2012
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I used this with the ColorStay foundation and together they make my skin look flawless. I applied it with a kabuki brush which helped it to look more natural. I'm very happy with this product and highly recommend it!
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 6/21/2012 12:35:00 PM
More reviews by magicpeach10
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse
I'm not a huge fan of powders, and this is nothing to write home about. I can't speak for oil control because that's not a problem for me. It stops my makeup from transferring, but makes everything cakey
on 5/10/2012 8:56:00 AM
More reviews by EricaVee
Hair: Black, Other, Other
The package promises:-16 hours shine-free-No caking...and doesn't live up to either claim. I can't even get ONE hour shine-free. And the stuff is caky as all get out.It's also expensive for what it actually does. I've only had it for about a week and already I can see the bottom of the pan. I bought this instead of my beloved Coty Airspun powder just to try something new--big mistake. The second I tried this powder I wanted to run right back to CVS and by a box of Airspun.The only pro is that it does have decent coverage, and the "Fair" shade is nice and pale, which I like--basically the same color as translucent powder, but with some coverage.
on 3/20/2012 7:34:00 PM
More reviews by kwhkwh
No no no. This powder does not work for me at all. I tried it alone, over Colorstay liquid (which is also gross on me), and over other liquid foundations that otherwise work pretty well. I applied it with the puff that came in the package, with another type of puff, with my favorite kabuki brush, with my 2nd favorite kabuki brush, with another type of brush . . . but still the answer was no. It was cakey and too heavy no matter what I did, and it made me look like a corpse hit with a wet sack of flour. I have fair skin, so I tried the lightest shade, and to be fair maybe the next shade up would have been a better color match, but I don't think it would have solved any of the other problems I had with it.
on 3/18/2012 7:37:00 AM
More reviews by megustamakeupdoe
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
(This isn't the one with softflex so that's why I gave it only 2 lippies) I always do a lot of research before I buy a product, and I did a lot of research on this product. I finally got it at a local drugstore and when I got home I tired it. It was an okay powder... Then I realized it wasn't the one with soft flex in it, and that's the one I wanted really bad. So MAKE SURE THAT IF YOU WANT THE ONE WITH SOFT FLEX (which is a lot better) LOOK AT THE PACKAGING. I love the one with soft flex WAY better!!!
on 3/17/2012 11:39:00 AM
More reviews by Arosci
Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Warm
Hair: Other, Straight, Medium
The new formula (mica based) of the Colorstay Pressed Powder is wonderful !It has a slight "waxy" feel in the pan, and is not that easy to pick up with a brush.Depending on how you apply it you can get several finishes, from the most beautiful to the worse.I apply it with my EM Long Handle Kabuki or my EM Flat Top Brush (recently switched to Signature Mineral Luscious brushes which are even more silky than Everyday Minerals ones) so I can buff the powder into my skin to prevent the cakey, powdery look. It works with the classical powder brush method but without buffing the finish is more powdery and obvious. With the included puff, it is simply awful (too powdery) so I don't use it (for quick touch-ups on-the-go I replaced it with a small velours puff from Peggy Sage).Used this way, the coverage is light/medium but not sheer so be careful not to overdo or you'll finish with the geisha look. It offers a matte finish with just a hint of glow without shimmers, which is very skin-like, and does not oxidize on my very oily skin.The packaging is not the best one : good because it is flat (and not dome shaped like many MAC powders) so it stays better in my hand, but bad because of the tiny half-mirror that's inside (which is unusable because of its small size).My skintone is NC15-20, pale with gold undertones and in the Colorstay foundation range I usually wear Buff. With this powder it's not easy to find a good match : Light has a yellow base but is a bit too light (especially as it's not that translucent) and Light-Medium is a better match but slightly too pink (for my skin) and a bit too dark. There's a huge difference between Light and Light-Medium, as If there was a missing shade in between.I admit that it is not as finely milled as many other pressed powders (including Revlon Age Defying DNA Advantage which is pure silk) that's why it requires a little more work with brushes to get a polished look. But this powder has a really strong positive point : it neither darkens nor looses its opacity with moisture or sebum and the color stays true-to-tone from morning to night on my very oily skin (something other powders can't even imagine, most become completely transparent once loaded with sebum, thus darkening my face).This powder has a strong bismuth oxychloride base (which is known to be a skin irritant) and also contain octinoxate (which can add to skin irritation although it protects from UVB rays).It doesn't contain fragrance but it's not unscented (it smells like frangipane).
5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
on 2/25/2012 2:53:00 PM
More reviews by duncan123
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse
God, I wish they had a "maybe" in the 'would you buy this again' category. Several times I have wished this for other products. I had a hard time finding this powder in the reviews. Mine says "Revlon ColorStay Pressed Powder", but the word "Softflex" doesn't appear anywhere on my packaging, so I couldn't review it under that. Also, the packaging looks nothing like what I see here...mine has a half mirror at the top of the lid when you open it and then the bottom part of the lid reveals the product (and color). I purchased this in "Fair". I do like it. I can't say that it lasts 16 hours because I've never tested that, but doubt it's true. I touch up at about the 5 hour mark and I need touching up, lol. It's very finely milled which I would expect in a pressed powder. When I first apply this, my face looks flawless...absolutely flawless. And then about an hour later, it doesn't. So, I guess it works fine, but certainly not for 16 hours and my skin isn't even very oily at my age (early 50's). The color is spot-on...I am fair skinned and the "fair" (810) color works well for me. I have noticed a few blemishes but I cannot blame it on this...have to blame it on stress and the on/off cold weather here in Texas. This product is talc free, paraben free and professes to not clog pores, so I will not blame any blemish I have on this product. I think it's a good, basic pressed powder. I probably won't purchase again and only because by the time I go through this compact, I will have wanted to try something new.
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