I have been using Estee Laudeer Double Wear but since its formula has changed i got into foundation haunting again. I wanted to give it a go! Omg it is an amazing product!! I have combo oily skin. It looks silky matte on your skin, i hot sand beige and i mist tell you that shade matching is amazing and much better than Estee! It is 12 pounds in the UK but i got mine from ebay for 8. It has an amazing performance. It is a must have if you like a good coverage long staying matte foundations.
Pros- sits well on the skin, long lasting,wide color range, not pricy.
Cons-no pump!!really annoying to get product from the tube,few times felt cakey with powder from other brand.Animal testing by the brand
will repurchase only if they add pump and stop animal testing
I really really wanted to like this product, but I just couldn't! I've been using Bare Minerals in light for several years, and decided to make a grown-up leap to liquid foundation. After reading tons of reviews on blogs, youtube, and makeup alley, I finally decided on Revlon's colorstay foundation. Right off the bat, I did not like the smell at all - it's a very strong scent that's almost like paint, only more chemical. When I applied it to my skin with an elf powder brush, the foundation provided a medium coverage that I really liked, but the foundation made my skin feel like it was slightly burning. I didn't see any of the foundation's oil controlling properties at work, because about an hour or two later, my face was a bit oily, even though I had used the foundation with primer and set with foundation. I could've lived with all that and stuck with the foundation, but the WHITE CAST was terrible! Good golly, I seriously looked like Casper the Friendly Ghost with flash photography, and being that I am an Asian with deep yellow/olive skintone, that white faced look was NOT a good look for me. I was aware that the foundation has spf 6 in it, which was the likely culprit of the white cast, so when I picked up another bottle a few weeks later (because like I said, I really really wanted to like this foundation), I was careful to select a bottle that did not say spf on it. I selected golden beige as my color and it worked well, but the white cast was STILL there, and my face was yet again oily after a few hours.
I went to Nordstrom's later that day and tried NARS sheer matte foundation in santa fe which is AWESOME!! The color is dead on and the finish is beautiful. And the best part is NO WHITE CAST!
This stuff is amazing.
I NEVER buy drugstore foundation. I usually spend a lot more on high end ones from Sephora. I had been using creme silk by laura mercier but my skin was freaking out and I read on goodguide that the ingredients in this one were better..and it's so cheap so I thought what the hell..but I totally wasn't expecting it to look this good. It photographs well, my face looks flawless, and my skin is getting better. So impressed.
I'm usually about NW20 in MAC and I bought this in nude and its perfect.
I have a really oily t zone and have always thought I needed to only use powder foundations. They've never given me great coverage and have always worn off. I have been reading a lot of good comments for this product and decided to try and OH MY GOSH I love it! I'm a carhop and have to stay back in the kitchen area of a restaurant- where it is hot as hell! And my makeup still stays. It's amazing and has amazing coverage and even though I am pale finding a color that matched was easy. I wouldn't recommend using a foundation brush but the beauty blender (the pink egg) it goes on so perfectly. The price is kind of much for a drugstore, but it's so worth it if you struggle with oily-ness or want something that's going to last. It doesn't come with a pump so it can be messy. The packaging is so basic and simple, but I don't care and wouldn't care if all it had was three words on it! It's amazing and I would definitely recommend!
i have never worn this with a primer, but without a primer it just slides off your face, especially with the kind of skin i have
When j first bought this I loved it! It was the only thing that controlled my oily skin! It stayed put for 7+ hours with no touch ups. But after a while I noticed my skin was breaking out from it. Since its summer my skin has been extra greasy and this isn't holding up as well. Plus the packaging is awful and I find myself always pouring out too much. Not to mention this cost me $20 CAD!
Revlon colorstay foundation has been my favorite foundation for over a year. Honestly in my opinion this drug store foundation is much better than a lot of high end foundations! A lot of people prefer it over Macs studio fix fluid which is relatively popular. I would say this foundation has medium coverage and a satin finish. it feels light on the skin. It lives up to its name the color does stay all day long comes off with water though of coarse. Bending can be a bit of a pain though with this foundation because the texture is very stiff I guess I would say not thick though.( if that makes since). The foundation could use a wider variety of colors. To really apply the foundation nicely use a damp beauty blender! The price of this foundation is fair. a bit more expensive then the average drug store foundation. This foundation is great for people with oily skin and wont melt off your face! The foundation applies nicely with or without a primer. if you are considering getting this foundation go for it!!!! <3 BTW this foundation does not have a scent.
I'm constantly torn between my beloved Colorstay and my MAC Pro Longwear. I recently tried this out, whilst taking a break from my MAC foundation and my Wet 'n' Wild coverall, both of which I loved. I had forgotten the awesome coverage that Colorstay gave, which my acne scar ridden skin really appreciates - it's slightly..well..considerably..thicker in coverage than Pro Longwear. Maybe it's because I had gone without wearing Colorstay for a while, but I felt that my oiliness and shine didn't even peek through. I'm not sure if it is because this foundation is so thick - but the coverage can't be beat. My only con with these is that I find the bottle to be rather annoying, chunky (yet sturdy) and unsanitary. I haven't really played around with the color selection, but with the cooler weather coming up I will have to switch to a lighter shade - hopefully one without obvious undertones such as pink or yellow. Another gripe I have is how heavy this looks in bad or natural lighting..while my face is perfectly even, my neck and chest say otherwise! Alas, I guess that is the sacrifice I make for such even skin. I apply with my ELF studio powder brush for a flawless finish. I've even fallen asleep in this stuff multiple times and have been able to wear my makeup the next day from the night before..without touchups (ooops...) I love this stuff, except when I find myself mixing colors to get the right shade as my tan comes and goes, two bottles can get a bit pricey for a drugstore foundation, but, hey it could be worse!
Loved it until I noticed it was too thick and breaking me out :/