|Would buy this product again.||41%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
The 16 hour formula was fantastic. The 24 hour formula? Not so much. I'm sad to say that this foundation gave me cystic acne and patches of it started rubbing off after 2 to 3 hours after application. I generally never get acne, and I don't have sensitive skin. The new formula cannot hold a candle to the original. It was a poor decision to change it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Brown, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Great product, bit tricky to apply but very good coverage and feel.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
Revlon uses ANIMAL TESTING.
This was a love hate relationship. I have a bottle of the new formula. Building coverage is difficult; the very tacky formula picks itself up where applied. Once you get an even coverage, it stays well set with a light dusting of powder. It stayed better for me than others and I et greasy within 2hrs of application, 1 if I am working. This actually lasted.
I will be throwing the remainder of the bottle as the formula isnt worth it-and vivisection is a dealbreaker. I am sorry that I paid into profits which support cruelty. I should have done my research.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Ok so I've read all the rave reviews about Revlon Colorstay foundation, and I had never tried it at all until this past month, so I was super excited about it! What I didn't realize was that all of those reviews were about the old 16 hr one, but since then Revlon has changed formulas to the 24 hour one...
Anyway, I was unfortunately disappointed with the product after all those great reviews. It didn't cover as well as I expected it to and even appeared flaky. Also, my skin still got oily even though I got the one for combo/oily skin and it certainly did not feel "lightweight" as claimed. It was hard to get the product out even after shaking it vigorously and setting it upside down overnight. (So they changed the formula but not the awful package--the one thing people were complaining about??)
I'm hoping, since this is the first time I'm trying Colorstay, that I just need to find the right color and it will get better after that. I'm still giving it a shot because it's still one of the better drugstore foundations out there.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Really revlon..really? Don't fix what isn't broken!
The old 16hr revlon foundation for oily/combo skin was my HG, I loved everything about it. This new formula.. Just no...
It takes forever to dry, goes on streaky EVEN with finger application and is not as full coverage as the old formula. I'm really really disappointed with this.. I'll continue to use until I find my new HG.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I used to wear their 16hours CS foundation for many years. Recommended it to friends and they're liked it too until one of my friend bought the new version last year and complained the results were not as good as mine. I thought 24hours would be better and after finishing my 16hours CS,I ran to nearest drugstore and bought it,hoping it will works at least as good as the previous one but I have to say that I HATE IT SO MUCH. I have a sensitive skin and quite surprised that the previous CS doesn't make it worst that's the main point why I really like it but the new version left me with itchy (with small bumps),greasy face (never get that with 16H version),and dried up my face. The coverage was not good as previous. I dont know why they dont fix the packaging instead change the good formula. I just don't get it. Frustrated with this one. I'd rather spend a lot for Lunasol or Estee Lauder,oh wait,I should try Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1! Byebye Revlon,will never ever buy this crap or recommend this to anyone until you bring the old version back. NEVER.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have been using this product for the last 3 years. I found that it has great coverage (as I like FULL coverage) and it doesn't make my skin break out. I have used both combination/oily and normal/dry and like both. My issue is that when switching to the different skin type the colour I use (sand beige) are a completely different colour. I was not happy going home and realising the colours were different. I will continue using this product as I know it suits me well and stick to the normal/dry skin type. The packaging in the glass bottle is ok, the new pump action lid is ok too. The price isn't great but you can get it cheaper at certain department stores and they usually have a deal on.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I'm usually a high-end foundation person but I started realizing that my skin shade is really hard to match. I am very fair/pale but with strong yellow/green tinges (Asian descent). I learned that most foundation companies start putting in yellow tones only at the "light-medium" level. Everything in the fair and light shades were neutral or pink. I looked at the Colorstay fndn (Oily/Combo) and saw that "Buff" seemed to be a perfect match. I bought it and immediately tried it on 1/2 my face, with my hopeful favorite (Givenchy Photo Perfexion in Vanilla) on other half.
The color match was unbelievable and much better than the Givenchy, but about 5 hours later, I noticed some pore clogs were developing on the Revlon side. When I removed my makeup with Neutrogena Remover Towelettes (blue package) and then washed with Alpha Hydrox foaming face cleanser and then toned with Shiseido Balancing Softening Lotion, I had 2-3 breakouts on the side with Revlon. The next day, I reversed the sides and I could feel pores clogging on the side wearing Revlon within several hours. when I removed the makeup, I had breakouts again on the side that had worn the Revlon. I unfortunately had to return the product. I have since tried other fndns (Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder, Guerlain Parure Extreme, Givenchy Photo Perfexion in shade 101 beige) and there have been no breakouts.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Not a huge fan of the packaging for this product, but that would be my only objection on the cons list.
The foundation itself provides very good coverage, not the best ever but the best one for that price range and for people who don't have any major skin problems; I was looking for a product that would cover the dark circles around my eyes and a few acne scars and it works great.
I don't use it on daily basis because it's quite heavy but I use it from time to time when I need a heavier foundation. I use shade 110- Ivory, and I would recommend everyone to use a slightly lighter shade of this product because it blends perfectly with whatever other products you're using and the lighter shade simply provides a better coverage.
It lasts all day long, never comes off, I would definitely recommend this product !
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Revlon clearly never heard the old, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." I tried this before I realized it was a reformulation of the original Colorstay and could not for the life of me understand all the hype. Having tried both, I can't understand what was going through Revlon's minds when they put this little guy out, so here's my imagined scenario...
Revlon Person #1: Man, this original Colorstay sure is the bomb! And people love it, it's basically cult status.
Revlon Person #2: Yeah...but look, I reformulated it.
RP1: But...why? Did you make it better?
RP2: Actually, I made it worse.
RP1: Say what? So does it have the same level of unbelievable coverage and lasting power as the original?
RP2: Nope, in fact it's even less coverage and won't last longer than a few hours, especially on oily skins.
RP1: Did you change the packaging and give it a pump like people were asking?
RP2: Nope. Same bottle.
RP1: But why would we change something that worked perfectly in the first place?
RP2: Because...I put "24 hours" on the bottle. That's different. Different is good.
That's the only explanation I can think of for how this foundation came to be. At least Revlon did us a solid and came out with this version instead of replacing good old Colorstay. It's still on shelves if you look hard enough, usually hidden behind the strange enigma that is Colorstay 24 hours.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I really like the way this looks on. It covers up well and makes my skin look as close to flawless as I think a good foundation could. My skin is not perfect but this does definitely improve the appearance of it quite a bit. My only issue with this is it does give me one or two zits if I use it for several days in a row. Sometimes I will only wear it once a wk and when I do that it doesn't cause me any zits but other wks when I have events or other plans and have to use this two or three days in a row then it does cause me to get a few zits. Nothing too major but definitely one or two small zits it will cause. Since most of the time I only need to wear makeup once a wk this works out ok for me to use this. However if I had to wear it almost everyday I wouldn't want to do that because of the breakouts it would probably cause. It does cover nicely though so as long as your skin isn't acne prone or you only wear foundation every once in a while then I highly recommend it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
WHAT? THEY CHANGED THE FORMULA? NOOOOOOO!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I am so upset colorstay changed their formula. I was a faithful user for 15 years :-( The new formula is not build able and the coverage is awful. It also makes my skin feel very greasy. I have been breaking out the last few months and now I know why! I wrote revlon hoping they change back! I am now using Lancom Long Wear Foundation... I really love it but the $$ is very high :-(
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Black, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Eeks! Now This stuff was the reminder as to why I rarely purchase drugstore brand foundations; I have only tried 3 in the past 20 yrs if that says anything. My skin hates this stuff! The first time I tried it I applied with my fingers I noticed pooling into my pores right away and just figured it was because I applied with fingers and used no primer. The second time I used with an excellent primer and my best foundation brush (which always leaves my crappy skin flawless) but got the same results. Being as how I purchased the Dry/Normal skin formulation this is not a reaction/result I expected to get at all... Both times I kept it on all day to see if it would sort of “merge” with my skin at some point but it did the opposite – I blew my nose and it all came off, I rubbed my chin and it melted away. And even though its a very sheer and light formula, the spots where it faded were really obvious. So that whole lasts 24 hrs thing is total BS. I suppose this could work for someone with perfect skin, as any product could, however good luck finding a color match as well! I rotate between NC25-30 and purchased this in recommended matching shade of 180 Sand Beige/Beige Sable which gave me an odd cast as well. And what's with giving this product two names? All in all this stuff was a bust. I do not recommend this stuff at all- don't waste your money.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight Eyes: Blue
The only way change happens is if enough people voice a demand for it. For those of you lamenting the 16-hour formula compared to the new 24-hour formula, please write Revlon and make a plea for a reversal to the 16-hour formula (or a newly renamed facsimile). Here is the website contact form: http://www.revlon.com/Revlon-Home/Revlon-General/Contact.aspx. If enough of us collectively bombard Revlon with the same complaints, perhaps it will be sooner for another formula change-for-the better, rather than upon their discovery of depleted sales, since most devoted longstanding die-hard Colorstay users agree that this 24-hour formula doesn't even resemble the16-hour formula comparatively that received raved reviews for its superior features of long-lasting, great/buildable coverage, transfer resistant, lightweight/didn't-feel-like-you're even wearing makeup, matte finish. Now it comes off on everything (cell phone, clothes, hands, tissues/blotting papers and more), terrible non-buildable coverage that doesn't cover and depletes throughout the day (sheer to medium at best), itchy, greasy-to-the touch/sticky feel, slides on skin, causing breakouts, doesn't last for even 8 hours, accentuates pores/settles in lines, and devoid of a true matte finish even after powder. They have changed the formula several times before. Join in and let your voice be made known and perhaps we all may see another/hopefully favorable change soon.
UPDATE: I DON'T HAVE TO SWITCH -- After hunting for a ColorStay Combination/Oily Skin in Sand Beige clone (a true light beige, neutral that I didn't realize was so difficult to find) and only finding pink, yellow, orange based tones in MAC Pro Longwear, coupled with EL Doublewear formula change (darn!). To rectify the CS 24 Hrs formula:change of no longer being TRANSFER RESISTANT use a fixing/setting sprays as a mixing medium with a damp sponge application OR a finishing spray on completed makeup, avoiding eyes. Use either/or but not both. Use S P A R I N G L Y ! ! ! Otherwise, it will go through your makeup, and if you have drier aging skin, it will intensify crepiness/cracks like shellac. My fav pics are Kryolan Fixing Spray, Kryolan Ultra Setting Spray (less alcohol denat than the original)--both contain small enough amounts that evaporate quickly--or Ben Nye Final Seal and Mehron Barrier Spray. Applied properly with a light hand it will render the CS 24 Hrs smudgeproof, rub/transfer resistant, moisture resistant and longwearing once again. As far as building the coverage, I've been tweaking to almost what used to be, as the formula in CS 24 Hrs reformulation is thicker, greasier and lacking that hardly-wearing-makeup feel of the former CS 16 Hrs formula. I've read in theory on many sites that correct priming would alleviate the need for fixatives or setting products, but after trying so many, none I tried solved the transference problem that I detest the most (clothes, cell phone, etc.). My experimentation yielded relatively successful results after wearing many hours with no transference. Didn't realizing how much I missed my coveted color choice and former 16 Hrs formula that IMO had many coveted features. Give it a try. Hope this helps those like myself that didn't want to switch.
UPDATE 2: The above update/fix worked, but it was laborious in getting just the right build, due to the CS 24 Hrs reformulation. Spent the weekend hitting all the dept store counters trying to find a beloved clone to no avail. Would have been possible if ES Double Wear hadn't reformulated there formula too. Spotted a review on another site comparing Boots No 7 Beautifully Matte to ES DW and headed to Target to check it out--wth I'd tried just about everthing else. OMG! I'm actually in shock and disbelief in a good way. Although there are only 6 color choices at only $14, I bought Cool Vanilla (pale neutral w/ yellow undertones) and Cool Ivory (pale neutral w/ pink undertones) and tried at home due to store lighting, having no anticipations either way. I tried each color inside and outdoors and to my absolute amazement each will work, although I'm partial to the Cool Vanilla which actually neutralizes my pale 60 yr old skin with pink undertones and I didn't look like a ghost. Although the colors selection is limited to 6, there is another color called Wheat (medium tan) that I am fairly sure I can mix in during the summer. I used a damp sponge application on bare skin over moisturizer alone with no primer and finished with only blending sculpting shades and a bit of matte bronzer. I didn't even need to use powder. The finish is actually far more forgiving of lines and wrinkles than the CS! With 60 yr old combination skin there are no miracles, but the finish was more of a soft matte and very natural w/o either looking cakey nor greasyl. The color stayed true for more than 10 hours with NO transfer and it has the most natural doesn't-feel-like-I'm wearing-makeup feel that I was truly lamenting in the reformulation of the CS. It is medium to full buildable coverage and concealer was not even necessary on one red spot on my chin. I am indebted to that reviewer who compared ES DW to this rather inexpensive gem that I never even would have considered. This stuff is not only better than the CS 16 Hr clone I was searching for--it exceeds it in every way. For the CS 16 Hrs and EL DW die-hards out there regrettably mounting a hunt for a replacement, I highly recommend giving Boots No 7 Beautifully Matte a shot--and yes it comes with a nice pump dispensing an appropriate amount as a bonus.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
Please return me the old formula :) this new formula clog pores..I have serious breakout after 2days application.. I am very disappointed when I went to look for reckon color stay 16 hours, but they don't sell anymore. The new formula foundation is still with me, I even try the 2nd time to ensure wheter is It the foundation cause me breakout. N I'm sure it was the cause now. Waste my money to buy a worse foundation.PLEASE RETURN ME THE REVLON COLORSTAY 16 HOURS!!!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I am not a huge foundation user, but decided to buy this Revlon Colorstay makeup based on the amazing reviews on MUA. I was not aware of the formula change, so I went ahead and bought it for $20, a relatively expensive price for the drugstore.
Tone: I got this foundation in ivory, which was a tad light for my skin tone, but went well with my cool undertones (for once), which is why I gave this foundation two stars.
Packaging: The packaging is just a twist off top glass bottle. I ended up getting twice as much foundation on my hand than on my face when I poured out the formula.
My Experience: Since I prefer a sheer coverage, and was slightly hesitant to try this makeup on my face (I am very conscious of what chemicals my skin is exposed to), I applied it only to my nose and chin with a triangle wedge sponge. It had a matte finish and it was obvious straightaway that my dry spots (chin) were emphasized, as well as my semi-large pores (nose). I decided to stick with it and wear it the entire day- boy, was that a mistake. The foundation stayed on for about four hours and then disappeared (not sure what it rubbed off on, but, it did). I was left with three blackheads on my nose and a big red forming pimple on my chin, and I do not get blemishes often. After just TEN HOURS OF WEAR! Nearly cried. I am returning this foundation tomorrow.
Pros- decent color tone selection, matched my cool undertones
Cons- Emphasizes skin imperfections like large pores and dry spots, clogs pores causing unwanted breakouts, weak staying power, expensive for drugstore foundation
Hope this review helps, makeup lovers! xo
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have never left a product review but felt compelled to after trying Revlon Colorstay liquid foundation. I am in love! I have extremely oily skin and have to blot less than 2 hours after applying my makeup and all day long. I've been using this product for 1 week and I just love it. I stipple it on and it goes on very smoothly. The color is a 100% perfect match for me. It covers my dark spots, yet doesn't look like I'm wearing any foundation. It looks so natural.
I still have to blot since I'm ridiculously oily, but now I can go 5-6 hours before the need arises. At the end of the day, my makeup is still on my face! This is such a change from what I'm used to. It doesn't transfer to my clothing and is just a great foundation.
Like many others, I do wish it had a pump.
I've been a MAC studio fix powder user for years and generally shy away from drug store foundation (and liquid foundation) but I'm so glad I tried this on a whim. It's better and cheaper! I'll never use anything else!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
At first, I only wore this product when I was going for a night out since it looked really good in pictures, & then, I really liked this product. But after using it a couple of times to go to class, I realized it gets under all my flakes around my nose and forehead and after a while makes me look patchy. Even having the normal/dry version & using moisterizer and primer. It feels really heavy on the skin and is quite hard to take off at the end of the day.
I'll probably still keep it for those nights out but I definetly wont be repurchasing after its all used up.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I seriously hate Revlon for changing the formula and making my life suck right now. I am on the hunt for a new HG foundation after using the old Colorstay for years.
Biggest problem for the new Colorstay is that it is not transfer resistant - if I so much as lightly touch my face upon application, the area is smeared and splotchy. When I use a tissue to lightly blot my sweat, the tissue becomes beige. By the end of the day, my makeup is on my bf's face, clothes... Basically everywhere except my face.
It makes my skin oily, causes cystic acne breakout along my jaw and cheeks (at least 2 cystic acne per day for a month, I never realised it was the new formula breaking me out), and basically just melts into my nose pores.
Pros? NONE. I don't care if it is lighter or more easy to apply - I want something that lasts. Seriously terrible foundation. What were you thinking, Revlon? Did you even test this on normal, oil-secreting human faces? 24 hours is a complete lie.
Old formula clung on to my face like a second skin and covered every single flaw! I never had to worry when people peered at my face.
I'm fine with the price increase, but claiming this lasts 24 hours? On what, mannequins?? Definitely NOT on my face. I'm never buying it again.
After checking MUA sites and reviews, I think a close match to Colorstay in terms of long wear might be Estee Lauder Double Wear or MUFE Mat Velvet. Tried and bought both today, far more expensive than Colorstay which is sad because I use a lot of product. Hopefully they cling on to my face like the old Colorstay does!