Revlon Colorstay Pressed Powder with SoftFlex

3.7

164 reviews

67% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.4

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.4

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS

New version (2011): Mica, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Zinc Stearate, Silica, Dimethicone, Nylon 12, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Polyethylene, Octyldodecyl Glycol Grapeseedate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Isododecane, TrimethylsiIoxysilicate, Lechithin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Cymidium Grandiflorum Flower Extract, Serica (Silk), Malva Sylvestris Extract (Mallow), Lilium Candidum Bulb Extract, Lactobacillus/Eriodictyon Californicum Ferment Extract, Lauroyl Lysine, Synthetic Sapphire, Dimethiconol, Dimethicone/Silsesquioxane Copolymer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, May Contain ( /-): Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) -------------------------OLD VERSION: Talc, Dimethicone, Silica, Nylon 12, Polymethylmethacrylate, Zinc Stearate, Perfluorononyl Octyldodecyl Glycol Meadowfoamate, Polyethylene, Trimethysiloxysilicate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Lecithin, Cymbidium Grandiflorum Flower Extract, Serica (silk soie), Malva Sylvestris Extract (mallow), Lilium Candidum Bulb Extract (lily), Lactobacillus/Eridictyon Californicum Ferment Extract, Lauroyl Lysine, Alumina, Dimethiconol, Polydimethylsiloxane/Polymethysilesquioxane Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, May Contain ( /-): Mica (CI77019), Iron Oxides (CI77491, CI77492, CI77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI77163)


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Really not impressed. It looked cakey and unnatural.
It did not help my makeup last any longer and there was nothing color stay about it. It broke down fairly quickly and just looked terrible.
I tried using this multiple ways to get it work. As a touch up powder, to help set makeup, just over concealer, and with a primer. All times the color was just poor and still broke down and looked terrible on the skin.
Tried light/medium which looked a little ashy and medium which was slightly better but still somehow left me looking a little grayish or just sick.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

The Colorstay Liquid has been the back up to my Studio Fix for years now so when I needed a cheap setting powder this was my first choice. I found it at Walgreens and it was about $10. First off, because I purchased in Translucent I can't really speak for coverage. In the package it looks like a fair color but once on the face it's completely colorless. As far as mattifying this product is good. It doesn't dry out my face at all and no matter how much I put on it doesn't set into any pores or give me that weird chalky look. The packaging is a bit bulky but it's sleek and black and comes with a mirror and a poof. The poof is way too thin for my liking but it's there if you don't have another. I choose brushes for powders anyways.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Green

I LOVE this powder. I love it more than my Benefit powder, more than my MUFE powder, more than any expensive powder that I own. Love the sleek packaging, and it soaks up oil like nobodys business. It can dry me out a little but I'll take it for the oustanding oil control that it provides. In the morning if I am too lazy to break out my Coty Airspun I just swirl my brush around in this before I throw it in my purse and it finishes my makeup perfectly.

It is MATTE. So if you want to take some of that away spritz your face with a fixing spray or some water to make it look more natural.

Good coverage too, so sometimes I just slap it over BB cream and go on my merry way. For ten bucks you cannot buy a better powder, IMO.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Works well as a setting powder. Good texture 4 sure. But I look all ashy and grey wearing it and it doesn't photograph well. I'm a Revlon fan but this was a miss 4 me unfortunately.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Pros:
* Matches my yellowy tan skin well
* Applies smoothly

Cons:
* Broke me out
* Mattifying power does't last long (especially on my t zone)
* Bulky packaging

I wish this powder didn't clog my pores. At first, I noticed that my forehead would break out every time I used it, so I stopped using it on my forehead and only applied it to the bottom two thirds of my face. However, just recently I noticed the part of my skin that I thought was fine with the powder is starting to get irritated and clogged by this powder. I stopped using it. Bummer :(

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have been a loyal fan to the colorstay liquid foundation for the longest time...So when the powder came out I expected it to be just as good..But I wasn't very impressed with this powder...While this powder doesn't oxidize like my other powders, this looks and feels rather chalky...Plus this doesn't control oil at all...My face is oily within 1 hour...And they don't come in enough shades here in singapore...Maybe they have more shades in other countries but I had a hard time choosing the right shade for my 180 sand beige shade...So sad that this powder wasn't up to my expectation

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I purchased this a year ago, when I realized I had left my MAC Blot Powder at home and Walgreens was having a 40% off Revlon sale. Glancing at Revlon's site, Walgreens and most retailers don't seem to carry the full range of shades. Darker skin toned ladies will likely not be able to find a suitable match in this range. I opted for Medium and it seems to be a good match for me.

I have combination skin with a very oily T-zone. Give that this is part of the Colorstay line and the liquid foundation is rather long-wearing on me, I expected the same from this powder. No such luck. I was in the habit of using strictly concealer and powder for a few months and this powder was no match for my T-zone. I would become shiny again within an hour or two during the summer months. Even as a setting powder over powder foundation, it didn't seem to abate the slick T-zone situation nearly as well as MAC Blot Powder. The powder is finely milled and doesn't impart an overly powdery look with used with a fluffy powder brush and it has decent coverage for a pressed poweder, but it isn't anything special.

The packaging is really bulky and annoying. I suppose I should appreciate that Revlon includes a bottom compartment for the spongey puff, which is perhaps more sanitary than constantly resting it on top of the powder. However, as someone looking to streamline my handbag and clutch, this isn't ideal. Plus after dropping this compact a few times, the top hinge finally broke off, as then tend to do with similarly packaged powders.

I'm not convinced that this is the best there is in drugstore pressed powders. Will not be repurchasing.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I've been using Revlon Colorstay Powder (shade: light/pale) for a week after my Rimmel Stay Matte smashed and I fancied a change. I'll start with the good things.. the packaging. Very sturdy and unlikely to break if dropped although I can't say i've tested it! Unfortunately that's where the positives end for me. I find it gives absolutely no coverage whatsoever, it tends to take off the foundation i've put underneath it (even if I let my foundation dry for 10 mins before applying powder) and instantly dries out my skin. It's not the most expensive powder in the world at 10 but for a highstreet/drugstore product it's relatively pricey and definitely not worth it IMO.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I really loved Revlon's ColorStay Makeup for Combo/Oily Skin, so I thought that I would love this powder just as much, expecting a long-wearing, 16-hour matte finish like Revlon claims. Unfortunately, while the actual product is decent, $10 and a few days' trials later I feel no thrill to use it. Bummer.

I tried this out in the translucent shade, since this is apparently the only paraben-free shade, so no additional coverage was provided. I applied this over one of my favorite BB creams, KATE Mineral Cover BB Gel Cream, with an e.l.f. Studio Complexion Brush instead of the puff included with Revlon's powder. The powder does not give me a matte finish, but a satisfactory natural-looking finish that did last about 5-6 hours before my oil started to break through. By the 8th hour, the oil isn't heavy, but it's noticeable. So there is some decent oil-control going for this product based on my experience. Almost long enough for a full work day.

My biggest issue isn't actually so much with the product itself for once, but with the packaging. I personally could not get over the fact that the compact is so huge! Normally I would take my powder with me to work or outings so that I can touch up throughout the day, but this takes up most if not all the space in the tiny makeup bag I carry with me, and I really don't want to carry much with me, so the more compact, the easier it is to grab and go. This, unfortunately, just sits on my dresser and only sees use at the beginning of the day. I'd really like to use it more often if the compact wasn't so bulky.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

This is a pretty decent drugstore powder. I like the colorstay line as it doesn't break me out and works alright. I usually buy this at Target for about $8 or $9 (which is a little pricey in my opinion), but often buy it online for less than that. I use the color Fair.

This matches my skin tone very well (I use to use the translucent for my pale skin tone, but felt the fair gives me a bit more coverage which is what i want for my acne redness). It leaves my skin feeling soft, and I only have to touch it up maybe once or twice throughout the day (possibly more if I get a little sweaty in the heat, lol). I've noticed it can get cakey/powdery looking if you apply too much of it, or if you apply it over a concealer/foundation that is already a little on the cakey/dry side. I actually apply this over my BB cream, and it gives a nice finish. :) I don't like to use the puff that comes with it in the compact (it doesn't apply the powder well, and I think it's silly to put in that little compartment with the mirror UNDER the pan. Poor design, lol). So I use a kabuki brush which works much better. Best of all, this powder does not break me out. :) People have said this powder does not have a smell, but i think it does a little bit. Slightly flour-y (not floral, flour :D) smell, but i like that :P (idk, I'm weird XD lol).

All in all, I do like this powder pretty well and will continue to purchase it. :) I would like something maybe a bit more smooth/airbrushed looking, but this isn't bad at all :P I've recently started using a little E.L.F. HD powder (sheer) over this, and that gives a nice soft look when i want it. :)

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Recommended for Normal Skin

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