One of the best drug store foundations! This has fantastic coverage, and a nice matte finish, and it lasts all day long! It is thicker and hard to blend out, I find I have to work in sections, or mix it with moisturizer, or even use a beauty blender sponge. On me personally I dont wear this foundation much, it emphasizes my dry spots way too much, but I do like using this on my clients with oily skin. My mom even using this and she loves it as well.
I have acne prone very fair combo skin and this foundation is great! Covers well, doesn't feel thick or go cakey, lasts all day.. Definitely worth the price! Only con is the bottle, I always pour too much out and you can't see how much is left.
I wanted to come and leave a quick review for those of you saying this foundation is too mask like. I love this foundation in the summer and if I want full coverage for evening I do use my fingers. But if I want light, natural coverage for daytime, I use a damp SK foundation sponge (the Beauty Blender knockoff). I will apply one dot of foundation per section of my face and bounce the sponge to blend out the foundation. It gives a lovely natural finish this way. Just worth a try. Do remember that since you will get a lighter coverage this way, you will need a sunscreen underneath.
*good color range, it wasn't difficult to find a color that suited me well. the one i picked was almost right on.
*price wasn't too bad. i didn't expect it to be dirt cheap because revlon is one of the more expensive drugstore brands but definitely was cheaper than a department store brand!
*smells nice, a very light smell. you can't smell it once its on your face, just when it's being applied.
*DEFINITELY controls oils! My face was shine free for a good 4 hours.
*the packaging. i hate pour out bottles. Id prefer a tube or pump bottle. I always pour out too much and it ends up wasting the product faster. Also not very hygienic to pour it out onto your hand all the time.
*you can DEFINITELY tell you have makeup on. This is not a natural looking foundation. Probably because it's a matte finish but just because something is matte doesn't mean you need to look like you have a mask on and honestly i felt like the Joker with this stuff on.
*Is a pain to apply. I like to be able to use my fingers. I don't feel like it looks as good when you use your fingers. Definitely use a Sigma F80 or a buffing brush for the best results.
*Can look cakey or streaky if not applied the best ways.
I've been using this since it came out with the new pump bottle (used the colorstay whipped before that) and I can say that it's wonderful. I live in the tropics, and most foundations transfer quite badly in the humidity. This stays on all day, and maintains a natural finish - not oily or dry or too matte. When I'm wearing this, it just looks like I have nicer skin.
I find the colour is a perfect match for my skin, and the colour seems to be consistent throughout the colorstay range (sand beige in the whipped formula, the natural finish formula, and this formula).
You do have to make sure you're buying the right version of this for your skin - I nearly bought the normal/dry version, when I definitely need the combination/oily version.
I tend to break out very easily if I'm not wearing the right makeup (cannot wear cover girl at all) and I have not had an increase in breakouts since using the colorstay range - I think it manages to let my skin breathe, somehow.
I think I'll probably just keep using this until it's discontinued or the company puts out a different formula to try.
This foundation is good. Pros: pretty good coverage, lasts a long time (doesn't wear off), looks good on oily skin. Cons: the color is WAY darker than it appeared at the store (this is my biggest problem with it), it dries too quickly so is tough to blend, its pretty thick, and it smells like a can of paint. Overall I would say I will definitely be buying it again, but in a lighter shade. When I do, I'll be able yo blend it better and won't have to worry about using a small amount because it looks fake. Coverage is good and its a very good price!
I love this foundation. I have been using this for years. It stays on all day in hot and humid weather. It doesn't settle in my fine lines and yucky spots. I would recommend this and will buy this again. I have used EVERY foundation on the market and this I always come back too.
I read review and this was voted an amazing foundation for coverage. I HATE IT. I find the coverage
So many love this product and I am definitely one of them. It is very long-lasting, has a matte finish, keeps my t-zone oil free for a good amount of time, and also makes my skin look flawless by covering up majority of active pimples and my hyper pigmentation from previous breakouts.
It is oil-free and has never broken me out which is a big factor for me in foundation as I have oily/acne-prone skin. The biggest let down of this foundation though is the colour selection of Colorstay. I used Golden Beige which was my closet match at my very lightest (NC30) and is said to be the most yellow-toned out of all the shades. The shade wasn't warm toned enough and the others shades didn't suit my normal-tan (NC35) skin tone so I stopped using this for that reason.
I have repurchased this many times in the past and I would recommend this if your looking for a full coverage/ long lasting foundation or if you have trouble with foundation lasting on your oily t-zone. But if you have strong yellow undertones look elsewhere.
I used to use this last year in "buff" because ivory was too pink for my skin. Although the tone of buff was right, it was too dark for me. Although this is probably the best consistency for a foundation I've ever tried! It felt like it was barely there and provided good coverage, oil control and didn't oxidize. The bottle was annoying though, you have to pour it out and can easilt pour too much. If they had a better range of colours I'd definitely buy again.