Revlon ColorStay Makeup with SoftFlex SPF 15 Normal/Dry Skin

3.8

510 reviews

66% would repurchase

Package Quality: 2.8

Price: $$

Package Quality: 2.8

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS

Active Ingredients: titanium dioxide 4.4%, zinc oxide 2.0% Ingredients: water, cyclomethicone, trimethylsiloxysilicate, butylene glycol, dimethicone, cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 dimethicone, polyglyceryl-4 isostearate, HDI/trimethylol hexyllactone crosspolymer, nylon-12, phenyl trimethicone, magnesium sulfate, isododecane, boron nitride, methicone, laureth-7, mallow extract, lily bulb extract, lactobacillus/eriodictyon californicum ferment extract, cymbidium grandiflorum flower extract, silk, tocopherol acetate, retinyl palmitate, ethylene brassylate, tribehenin, bisabolol, silica, alumina, isohexadecane, polydimethylsiloxane/polymethylsilsesquioxane copolymer, polysorbate 20, polysorbate 80, ammonium polyacryloyldimethyl taurate, sorbitan sesquioleate, tetrasodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben. May contain: iron oxides, mica, titanium dioxide, bismuth oxychloride, zinc oxide.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

Anyone complaining about dry skin, have you tried this with a damp beauty blender? I ran out of my usual foundation so picked some of this up and I'm pleased with it. I have fresh beige and it blends seamlessly with a beauty blender.



Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I got this in hopes that it would look good on my dry skin, since I've been struggling to find a foundation that does that, this is honestly the worst foundation I have ever used. It clings to dry patches so bad, and makes your face look even more dry than before! I also noticed it dried my face out also. Every method I've tried to apply this with looks terrible. I think the only reason it says it's for "dry" skin is because it has tons of glitter in it. If you have oily skin, this would be good. But for my dry skin girls, I recommend you stay away.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I have normal/dry acne prone skin so I thought this foundation would be perfect for me. I have tried applying this with a brush, my fingers, and the RT complexion sponge. No matter how I apply it or what primer I use or how much I exfoliate before I use this, it clings to my dry spots and separates after a while on the tops of my cheeks. The only good thing about this foundation is that it actually matches my pale skin and doesn't oxidize. I really wanted to like this foundation but it's just awful.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

When i apply these foundation my became dry not only that my face looking black.i am not satified with the product.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Green

this foundation is AWFUL. it claims it's designed for normal to dry skin, which is what I have. but let me tell you, that is a total lie. this stuff dried my skin out so bad and by the end of the day I was left with extremely obvious patchiness and flaky skin. it separated on my face and made me look old and leathery. I don't recommend this foundation to anyone, it's terrible!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I got my Revlon CS Normal to Dry Foundation in the shade Natural Tan. I love the medium coverage and it is build-able to a full coverage. I like that it stays on my skin even when I have patted my face with facial tissue throughout the day during warm weather.The only thing I don't like about this is the fact that it does not have a pump. To avoid spillage, I transfer a small amount to another container and us that for the rest of the week. This product has been out in the market for a long time now. I wonder why Revlon never gave these babies the pumps that they need. I love the product but I would choose equally good foundations with pump over this.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I have very dry skin and I love this foundation. I also LOVE the BOTTLE. I hate foundations with pumps because they always give you too much and you can'tt put it back. I like to CONTROL how much foundation I use and that cannot be done with a pump. Please, stop complaining about not having one! Revlon is giving you control over your makeup, rather than using the product to control you! You're saving money!!!! You're learning how to use makeup properly!!!!!! I sold Chanel cosmetics for years at one of the biggest upscale department stores on Fifth Avenue in NYC. Makeup artists don't like pumps. Now for the finer points.

In the winter when it becomes even more dry and cold in central New York State, I switch to the whipped cream formula in the jar. Always get compliments on my skin (not my makeup) with both. Revlon is the ONLY drugstore brand (and maybe the only upscale brand) that actually has shades for people with yellow undertones. Depending on the season I can wear a few colors in either formula. It lasts all day, doesn't transfer, and mixes well with other products (it never pills over moisturizer). I don't see any sparkles or shimmer at all. In fact, I wouldn't mind if it were a little more moisturizing.

I used to use Loreal Visible Lift with Serum, and WASTED many times 3/4 of the one ounce bottle of the product when it wouldn't dispense. I know this because I popped off the top from BOTH bottles, then used a glass cutter to get off the top and measured what was left inside that the pump wouldn't dispense. Great makeup, (not great colors) impossible dispensing.

6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I have been trying this on and off for a good 6 or so months now and I decided its not for me. I do have dry skin and I found that this foundation has glitter in it, which surprises me because usually glitter will make dry skin appear worse and thats what I think is happening with this foundation on my skin. When I first apply it (with a beauty blender) it looks great but maybe not more than 30 mins later it starts to disappear and Im left with these weird sparkles all over my face which makes my skin look really dull and gross. I have also come to find that it makes my pores look large and irritated, I tend to break out when ever I use this.

I did find a bottle with a pump to it at walmart, but I have not been able to find it again (maybe it was a fluke, walmart ordered pump bottles when they normally dont get them? idk) in any store around here which is really weird!

Pros
-nice shade range
-found a bottle with pump

cons
-wears off quickly/easily
-glitter
-accentuates pores
-acne




Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

So I'm an oily skinned girl but I thought I'd give the dry/normal version of this product a try because I've heard better things about this version than the oily/combination skin version. So far (6 hours of wear) I really like this foundation. I picked up one of the lightest shades (110 Ivory) and it matches my pale skin perfectly. I wish this was in a pump bottle, but the product is very viscous and fluid so it's not hard to get out of the bottle. It does have a fragrance, but I thought it smelt nice. I didn't have any problems blending this with my Real Techniques stippling brush and it covered most of my acne and scarring. i did add on a bit of concealer overtop but I'd say this gives a flawless finish. I'm currently testing a few drugstore foundations (L'Oreal Visible Lift Serum, L'Oreal True Match Lumi, and Neutrogena Shine Control to name a few) and I can say that this product sets better than any of those. I can touch my face and the product does not come off on my fingers, and that's a problem I've been noticing with those other three. So it blends well, smells nice, isn't too thick, sets well and provides a medium coverage. So far I haven't noticed any irritation from using this product, but I'll add updates on staying power and whether it causes breakouts after a few more applications.This is probably my favorite of the four drugstore foundations I've mentioned in this review though.

Pros
-blends well
-thin consistency
-nice fragrance
-medium to full coverage
-sets very well

Cons
-none yet

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

tl;dr wonderful when applied with a beauty blender, horrible to apply with a brush. It cakes with a brush, but not with a BB sponge. (For reference, I use the orange BB dupe by Real Techniques.) Lasts all day for me when powdered (12+ hours). The packaging on my bottle does not include a pump which is a nuisance.

My skin type has changed and become less oily over the years. (In fact my skin wasn't oily at all, it was just dehydrated.) I decided to try the normal/dry version instead to reflect this.

At first, I applied it with the RT expert face brush. I was unimpressed with the finish at the time. It caked a bit and it was hard to blend. On a whim, I bought the RT sponge and decided to try the two together. It was the beginning of something beautiful. If you apply this foundation with a brush and hate the finish, please try a beauty blender sponge.

As for the shade, ivory, it was a hint too dark for me. I now mix it with two small drops of a white foundation, and the shade is perfect now.

I don't know if I can comment on the coverage, so let me explain. For the redness on my cheeks and chin, I apply a fine layer of a creamy green concealer underneath, and then dab my foundation on top. Both of these products combined basically cancel out the redness on my cheeks. I rarely wear this foundation by itself i.e. without the green concealer underneath. When I do, the coverage is pretty damned solid for a drugstore/high street brand. It does not adequately cover my redness by itself, though.

My bottle doesn't have a pump, sadly, and I am too stingy to shell out for a pump by itself so I make do with pouring out a little bit onto the base of my mirror.

I find that this foundation is one of the rare ones that looks good as the day goes on. I feel like it somehow works in tandem with my skin to stay looking lovely all day, and I regularly wear my foundation all day. (I work two jobs.)


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