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.
I went to try this out recently as I am on a budget at the moment & was after a decent slightly cheaper foundation then my current (Mac studio scuplt). So after hearing all the hype online I thought this would hopefully do the job, but I was wrong. I was really bummed it didnt work for me tbh after all the good reviews. I swatched quite a few shades before choosing my "colour" but I simply could not find a match or anything near. All of the shades appeared pinky grey when I applied them, I even tried a few different places but nope. It just kind of sat on my skin, it just didnt work. I was also surprised at the price,im in Aust & it was priced at $39.99! So for an extra $10 I could just stick to my studio sculpt...
As said I have seen many people wearing this foundation & it looks great,it just didnt work for me. continued >>
I found that this liquid makeup didn't work well on my skin. One of the things I noticed was that it contained certain allergens that don't help my acne-prone skin.
I have dry skin but however they did not have the normal-dry skin formula in store so I bought the combination-oily skin and surprisingly it does not accentuation my dry patches at all unless it is extremely dry where it will cling a bit. The coverage is full and is buildable. A little goes a long way! The reason why I rate it a 4 is because the packaging is horrible and wastes so much product and it costs $50NZD! Overall great product I would definitely repurchase
LOVE this foundation. It matches me perfectly, covers everything, keeps me matte all day, and just looks terrific! Buy this foundation and give it a try. You will loooove it!