I really love this foundation! It doesn't hurt that my shade (Nude) is a PERFECT match for my skin. I don't use this all over (I really don't like the "all over foundation" look) but it covers my undereye circles like nothing else ever has, and I've tried plenty of different concealers over the years.
It also stays put. It doesn't rub off on my glasses much at all, which was a BIG surprise. Despite wearing glasses constantly, my Colorstay-stays. It looks as good at the end of the day as it did at the beginning, and I am demanding on my makeup.
Even though a lot of people hate the packaging, I don't mind it at all. A pump would probably be better, but I don't have any issue using it as it is- I just wash my hands first(!) put my finger over the top of the bottle, turn it upside down to get some on my finger and transfer that to the back of my hand to use as a palette. Works every time with minimal waste. The glass bottle feels very solid and probably wouldn't break even if dropped (not that I'm recommending you try that!)
This is one of the best foundations I've ever tried . Literally stained parts of my face and it too forever to get off but it lasts all day and gives a really nice finish. Only problem I have with this is that it doesn't come with a pump!
I did not like this product. It was cakey and rubbed off so easily. It made me feel dirty when ever I wore it. Also i have acne-prone/oily skin and just made it 10x worse. The only good thing was that it was long wearing but I could hardly stand to wear it.
Love this for my combination/oily tan skin. Whoop, whoop! Yup, I'm excited about this foundation. After searching and searching spending too much money on high end, low end, this is definitely my HG foundation. In my opinion this is way better than MAC Studio Fix Foundation because I get oilier with Mac than I do with Colortstay. I used my real technique foundation brush to apply and set it with Maybelline's Dream Matte Pressed powder. I stay matte all day using this regime. I love love love it. I totally recommend, I will repurchase!
For reference: I'm a nc40 and use 360 Golden caramel ( more of yellow undertone). I also bought 330 Natural tan, but it's more for a Neutral undertone also for nc40
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I am really disappointed that I had to give this 3/5, because it is quite a good foundation but just not for my skin!
I bought it for a longwear foundation, as that's what it's marketed as. And I'm happy to say that it lives up to the claims. (Well, it says 'lasts up to 16 hours', I can get a good 12 hours out of it used with a good primer and setting powder).
Unfortunately, despite the fact that I selected the one for 'normal to dry skin', it doesn't give a very nice look to my skin. My skin looks really dull with this on and I find that it dries my skin out a little.
But I think it would be a really good foundation for those with oily skin because it is so drying and gives such a matte finish! So if you fit that description I recommend giving this a try!
Just one little point that everyone complains about: the packaging. Because it doesn't just have a pump and you have to pour it straight out, it can be easy to over pour and end up wasting alot.
People also tend to complain about the smell but I don't mind it at all, I find it quite pleasant actually.
so to sum up:
- would be good for oily skin
- very longwearing, especially with primer and powder
- colour is decent
- not good for dry skin
HOLY GRAIL FOUNDATION! I have extremely oily skin/combination and this is my everyday foundation! It stays put all day and looks beautiful and flawless on the face. It's so affordable and replaced my MAC Studio Fix Fluid. Nothing compares! Best full coverage foundation out there! Highly recommend to everyone! I use my beauty blender to apply it. I use the Combination/Oily Skin formula in Warm Golden mixed with a tad bit of True Beige. For MAC foundations I am an NC30. This is the best foundation I have ever tried and I've tried everything. Give this foundation a try! You won't regret it! Changed my life!
The best drugstore foundation for very oily skin. It last all day. However, i will still need to blot or touch up with powder once or twice to remove the oiliness. But i'm used to it so it does not bother me much. What i don't like about this product is that it does not comes with pump. Sometimes i take more than i actually need but i put some of it back to the bottle. It's not disgusting cos i haven't use it! Overall love this foundation and would recommend to everyone who has oily skin.
i have oily skin and i work all day, ill probably blot once or twice with this. if i only blot once it still doesnt look too bad, just like a dewy finish. i have bought three bottles of this and used them all. no need for a concealer or powder/
medium to full coverage can be compared to but does not feel as heavy as MAC products.
I bought this because I had left my makeup bag with my Clinique foundation at home and I'd heard great things about this drugstore brand. The only thing I was disappointed in regarding the packaging was the fact that it's just a bottle, no pump, just a cap which means I end up pouring out way too much if I'm not careful. The colors appear darker than they actually are...I used a medium beige and it was super light on my skin, made me look like a ghost...but I was able to use a bronzer over it to make it look decent. I would definitely buy again in a darker shade...the shade match wheel at CVS is not accurate at all. I loved the way it went on smoothly, they say it dries fast but I was still able to blend it fine after applying it. It didn't look cakey or weird throughout the night, it just faded evenly...if you wear makeup all day you may need to reapply in the afternoon. Overall I was impressed with it and will use it again.
I've been a loyal buyer of this foundation for 2 consecutive years. The coverage on this is unbelievably amazing, you don't need a concealer at ALL and that's coming from someone that had severe dark acne scars all over her face an NO ONE even knew :p another great thing about this product is that it matched my skin tone perfectly which is hard to do (it's golden brown with a yellow undertone, easily sun damaged). This makeup is heavy duty yet you can't feel it, fairly affordable, lasts all DAY (and night), looks natrual, and the amount they give you in a bottle is fairly a lot (lasts at least 2-3 months even with generous use). Unfortunately I'm going to discontinue using this everyday because my acne scars faded and I don't need such heavy coverage... But needless to say... AMAZING PRODUCT!