I seriously do not get why so many people like this foundation. I used the makeup for oily skin and even though I have VERY oily skin it made my face feel dry. The smell was also horrible - it smells like paint. When the makeup dried I felt like I was wearing a mask. It felt so heavy that it was almost hard to move my face! DO NOT purchase this foundation!!!
I have slightly acne prone, very fair sensitive skin. I was able to find a shade that is lighter than my skin tone. I know many dislike that this foundation doesn't have a pump, but it's ok for me because I have found the best way to apply is with a sponge, so I pour some on the back of my hand first. Many say it looks cakey, and it was easy to achieve this when applying with a brush, but using the sponge allows me to add a thin layer on certain areas of my face at a time, and it doesn't take long. It has great coverage and is buildable! I have to use a mattifying powder over it, but only in a few places. I can wear it all day long and might only have to add concealed over a pimple -_- If I wear this foundation with blush and maybe a bronzer or contouring powder, it looks more natural.
This foundation does have longevity however there are no true olive tones available. I've returned several colors (sand beige, medium beige, golden beige etc) and ALL have pink tones. In doors all look great but natural light AKA outdoors reveals the pink undertones. if you are olive tone do not pirchase. REVLON please make true olive tones. (For reference Im NC30).
I was very excited to buy this foundation it definitely fit my skin perfectly yet it left my skin very oily and greasy afterwards even after some powder. Later on during the day my skin felt a bit greasy I do like the fact it matches my skin PERFECT. It is a bit of a hassle to pour it on the back of my hand and pour too much and making a mess though.
I really like this foundation, but the problem with it being very high coverage is that it does NOT look natural, which is the only problem for me. Staying power and coverage is amazing, would deffinately buy again :)
*** Read this review if you have sensitive skin ***
I am on an eternal quest for the perfect foundation (the closest thing I have found to HG so far is ELDW, but I do feel that it sometimes tends to break me out, and it is also quite expensive), and my latest acquisition was Revlon ColorStay. I really wanted to love this foundation because of all the rave it has been getting, but OMG, this turned out to be the worst foundation I have ever tried.
My first impression of the packaging was good, I liked the sturdy glass bottle, but the wide opening turned out to be problematic as the foundation is super runny and you end up pouring out way too much. Also, the cap has a black film on the inside, and on my bottle this was chipping off, leaving black specks in the foundation that I had to pick out. Yuck!
The first thing I noticed when I applied this foundation was the heavy perfumed smell. This worried me as I have sensitive skin, which means I always have to find mildly fragranced soaps and choose detergents without perfume, etc. However, I have never had a problem with any foundation actually irritating my skin - I guess most companies realise that they have to be careful with what they put in something that will stay on your skin for most of the day. So, I was hoping the gross perfume smell would wear off.
I expected medium coverage with this foundation, but found it quite sheer when applied. At the same time it felt very heavy on my skin. I needed two layers to get medium coverage, and by that time the foundation literally felt like clay on my skin, and was so sticky to the touch. It took forever to dry enough for me to continue with my makeup routine.
As I went about my day I could still feel the foundation as a heavy layer on my skin, and more than a few times I got a wiff of that headache-inducing perfume smell. My skin felt more and more tight, irritated and itchy, and I ended up removing the foundation long before bed time. My skin was left really red and irritated, especially around the eyes. Definitely make sure to try before you buy with this one if you have sensitive skin!
The only pro's I found about this makeup was the price and staying power, but needless to say - I won't be repurchasing. Usually, if a foundation doesn't really work for me I will still keep it and see if I can make it work by applying it differently, mixing it with another foundation or something like that, but this one I threw right out.
I bought this foundation for formal and found i had to spend ages applying it to get it to look good but since then i've started using it with my beauty blender i love it! It covers imperfections, looks natural and makes my complexion look flawless. The packaging is awful, comes in a bottle that takes ages to get the actual foundation out of. The price isnt cheap but is average
I give this a 4, but it is more like a 3.8
I go to this foundation for more formal occasions, mainly because it has a full coverage finish which I don't really like for everyday use.
Sometimes, if i'm feeling like looking a bit more made up for work, I will wear this, mainly because it does have fantastic lasting power. But I find that it drys quickly so it's a little more high maintenance in the morning to apply. I start work at my office at 7.30, so I prefer something which I can slap on, rub in, and go :)
It's a bit pricey where I live for what it's worth ($40 USD) - but I will definitely be restocking when I hit the states in June :D
Other than that, it's still my go - to full coverage long lasting foundation, but saying that, it's not my "HG" foundation
However, It's definitley greater than Mac's Studio Fix Fluid in my opinion. It smells slightly better, lasts longer and the color range for pale - skinned women is more complimentary.
I bought this after reading all the reviews and thinking yeah, the combination oily skin type would probably suit me, but I'm really disappointed ! At first I was applying with a brush, which left me with streaks no matter how well I buffed and blended!! Then after talking to a friend I tried using my fingers and that worked so so so much better. I don't hate colour stay anymore, but I doubt ill repurchase! It looks really nice when you first put it on and it stays on but goes oily and some patches do fade, so I feel don't really feel like its worth $30! I also feel like I have to build it up a lot because its sort of transparent
My favorite foundation hands down. It's my HG. Covers up acne scars without looking cakey. I use the formula for combination skin and it's very nice. It never makes me break out and doesn't make my dry patches look flakey. The only problems I have with it are 1) The packaging really just sucks. It could use a pump. And 2) They do not have a fair shade with a more neutral or warm undertone. It's a bit too pink for me. Overall a great foundation.