|Would buy this product again.||65%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Blue
I got this on sale for $17 ( it's usually $30+ here in Australia) in the lightest shade, Ivory. I had previously been using MAC studio fix fluid in NC15, which was alot more expensive and not better than this.
It has good coverage, definitely buildable but you really need to blend fast as it dries/sets quickly. Packaging is great, also comparable to MAC Studio Fix Fluid. Very sturdy packaging, it travels around in my bag ALOT and never leaks or smashes or anything. Will be buying this again!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Being someone who normally goes for the combination/oily formula, I was reluctant to try the normal/dry one. I wear the shade "Buff", but I recently discovered something a bit odd about the two formulas.The shades in both formulas have the same name, but are two different colors! "Buff" in comb/oily is a fair shade with an olive tint. However,"Buff" in norm/dry is a fair shade with a yellow tint. Normal/dry "Buff" matches my skin tone much better than the combo/oily "Buff". Love it!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
First of all, I should have bought the oily skin version, for I have oily, sensitive, acne-prone skin. The shade I got is a bit dark/orange for me, Sand Beige 180 (I'm nw20), but it didn't bother me much. I consider this a light/med coverage and it does not work for me as I have acne and rosacea so I end up applying a lot of it. I don't like it's finish because, duh, it's for normal/dry skin and it obviously didn't last all day. Don't get me wrong, I gave 3 lippies because I think it'll work just fine for those with the right skin type, isn't expensive and did not brake me out.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
I'm very impressed by this foundation. I bought it on a whim because I'd heard great reviews from a trusted fellow Aussie Youtuber (Jodik76) and also because it was on sale for AU$25 (normally $36) and I'm so glad I did!
I should clarify that I have OILY skin. I've tried the old version for oily skin and found it incredibly heavy and mask like so I thought I'd try the normal/dry skin formulation. First off, it is full coverage but the satiny finish makes it appear more forgiving and almost natural. I pump (LOVE that the new version comes in a pump bottle) some onto the back of my hand, dab it on my face then buff it all in with a Sigma F80. I top it with a light dusting of powder to set it.
I notice instantly that my pores are less visible and the redness is reduced. I find that a fairly light layer makes for decent coverage but it is buildable for those who want more.
The reason I'm so impressed by this is the lasting power. On my oily skin, the normal/dry formulation lasts ALL day. I apply this at 6am at the start of my day and by 8pm when I get home, it's only a little bit shininer than when I first applied without my having to touch up/powder. My skin remains relatively satiny and oil free which is amazing for me!
As a surgeon, I have to wear a mask all day and most foundations I've tried transfer onto my mask, wearing off in the T-zone and exposing my large pores. This does not budge and I am so impressed!
Will definitely repurchase when this one runs out!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I bought this on accident when attempting to repurchase regular Colorstay. I have it at home, I thought so I might as well try it, given that I am normal to dry anyway. Fail. I can tell within 5 minutes of putting it on that this is nowhere near the regular colorstay, which has me getting compliments on my skin on a regular basis. 1) the color is a touch more than half a shade darker, first problem. Doable in a pinch but not ideal. 2) It is not as much coverage. it is about half as much coverage, and is not buildable. This goes back this afternoon.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Have bought it again, bought it dirt cheap at the Melbourne Show last year and absolutely regretting not stocking up on it! Love it, made my skin feel amazing!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
LOVE this foundation
After months and months of putting off buying this product, I finally caved because I just figured why not it was worth a try. Honestly, I have no idea why but I was so dead set against buying this foundation. Perhaps due to it being labelled "full coverage" I was turned off because I don't really like the traditional full/matte/cakey look.
Just a quick background on my skin... Dry to very dry to combination. My cheeks and forehead tend to be relatively normal, with varying degrees of dryness around my nose, chin, and between my eyebrows. I get bad redness where my skin is dry as well as on my cheeks, but not really any blemishes or acne to cover up.
Now for the real review: Before I start, I'd just like to say that I finally bought a moisturizer that is AWESOME. Its the nivea daytime one, can't remember the exact name (comes in a white pot). The comination of moisturizer and foundation is perfect for my skin.
The coverage is amazing. It is definitely full but not cakey. I only ever need one coat, so it might look a little cakey with more than that. With this foundation I only need a little bit of concealer in my problem areas. It doesn't cling to dry patches as I expected it would, but smooths over them wonderfully. Lasting power is amazing, it doesn't come off all day. I actually find this to look more natural on my skin than a handful of medium coverage foundations I have, and even some bb creams.
I have tried basically every other foundation I thought would be compatible with my skin type. The one I was using before (maybelline dream smooth mousse) can't even touch revlon colorstay. I find that because it is so long lasting, it doesn't dry out my skin but locks the moisture in.
I also feel that I should note my application techniques. I apply my revlon colorstay after I have cleansed and moisturized. I've found the best way to apply this and have it look the most natural is with a damp beauty blender sponge. A regular sponge would work well too, I imagine.
LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS PRODUCT
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'm on a 5th or 6th bottle of this foundation. I love that it has a satin finish but doesn't make me look shiny. I find that it can look cakey if you apply too much of it so very little goes a long way. I would say this probably stays on about 6-8 hours on me. If I wear a primer underneath, it's longer. I have dry skin and the normal/dry formula works great. I took one lippie off for the bottle with no pump but other than that I love this foundation and find that it's a good buy for the price.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
(SORRY FOR THE LONG REVIEW BUT PLEASE READ) Okay so I was a bit hesitant on buying this foundation as my skin isn't too bad, so I usually prefer a lighter coverage foundation, just to even out my skin tone and not feel too heavy. Heavier coverage foundations always look cakey on me, so the slightest bumps and spots are always accentuated. I don't know why. I previously owned the Maybelline Fit Me foundation and loved the light coverage, dewy finish and the colour match system. However, this foundation only stayed on my skin for about 4-5 hours before coming straight off, just during basic school classes. So after hearing so many fantastic reviews on this foundation, I decided to take the plunge and see what the hype was about.
When I first put this on (using my real techniques stippling brush), I loved how easily it glided on and smoothed out, and didn't see the drying speed as too much of an issue. However, after a while I started to get really disappointed as I felt it looked really cakey and uneven and horrible. I took it all off and tried all sorts of different methods of application, until I realised that it was the thickness that was letting me down. I seem to prefer runnier foundations, so I put a blob of the foundation on a plastic container top and mixed in a pea sized amount of primer (I used Rimmel London's Fix & Perfect Pro primer). This worked SO WELL and glided onto my skin beautifully. I brushed it onto my skin using my Bobbi Brown foundation brush then smoothed it in with my hands and loved the finish. It feels so silky on my skin and SO lightweight.
Lastly, the staying power of this is INCREDIBLE. I walked through snow and rain to get home from school and I could barely notice a difference. Obviously some had come off, but there was still plenty left and I didn't look red and flushed like I usually do in bad weather.
Overall, I'm so impressed. I love this, it gives such a beautiful finish and the matte effect still looks natural, contrary to my previous beliefs. I'm so happy I spent the money, I would most definitely repurchase this, and I don't mind the lack of pump one bit. Sorry this is such a long review, but thanks for reading. :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Very drying on the skin. It also has a thick cakey look if you over apply. The coverage is full. After only two hours of wear it had literally cracked on my face giving me a "crackle" finish, not attractive!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I am NC10 (super pale, yellow undertones) with very oily skin. Yes, I am reviewing the Colorstay for normal/dry skin. I had tried the Colorstay for oily/combo skin & decided to give this version a chance...luckily.
Colorstay liquid foundation for normal to dry skin is much different than the formula for oily/combo skin. I actually prefer this one, despite the fact I am a pizza face. It's just as matte once dry. So how does it differ? The normal/dry skin formula is much thinner, yet covers just as good. I found the other formula (oily/combo) cakey, & hard to blend.
I use the shade "Buff". It'd be perfect for someone NC15-NC20. So yes...it is a smidge too dark for me. However I use very little & thus the amount is sheer enough to blend into a natural looking color. My acne scars are covered, my face becomes a blank canvas, & my pores aren't emphasized. It doesn't hurt that this foundation lasts all day, either.
I have tried so many high end foundations...low end too... & will continue to purchase this one. I'm not saying it's HG status, but for now it will definitely suffice. Too many foundations manage to leave my skin looking even worse!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Fantastic foundation! I used to use the one for oily skin which is great but this is much better! It feels like nothing on the skin and if you use a small amount with fingers you get a pretty natural finish, or you can build it up. This one doesn't have a strong smell like the other does, and I use the shade Sand Beige which is perfect for my nc25 - 30 skin tone.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Shade: true beige (NC37)
- semi matte finish
- blends easily
- long wearing
Comments: I use this in the winter months when my skin is drier. This does not cling onto any dry patches and due to its thin consistency, it blends better than the version for oily skin. It stays on and provides light coverage with a semi-matte finish. I do wish it wasn't so runny because the coverage is lacking, especially when compared to the version for oily skin. It's not even a bad thing considering I don't actually need full coverage - I'm just so use to it. I recommend stippling this on as any buffing motion will leave you with no coverage.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I decided to purchase this product after hearing all they hype about how amazing it was and I wasn't disappointed!!!!!! I can't tell you how many foundations I've tried that make my naturally dry skin look disgusting! Color choice was great I'm fair with yellow undertones so 150 Buff was perfect for me. Goes on smoothly and I recommend using a foundation brush, I used the real techniques expert face brush and it's perfect.
Overall I highly recommend!!!!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I thought I was done with this product, but I've ended up using it again, because I tried a number of possible replacements and this kicked all of their butts. It's not perfect. But it might be the closest thing out there?
Long-lasting; yes, quite. It does migrate a little into lines but I find it blends out again when touching up a bit with powder (I always powder). Ivory is a good match for me (PPP, NW15 or lighter) though not perfect. I'd prefer something less pink and slightly lighter, but as long as I don't cake it on, it's ok.
I don't recommend using this with a foundation brush; mine became so clogged up with silicones, even with daily washing with soap! (Makes me wonder about my skin!) A sponge is great, especially if you want really heavy coverage in specific places. Fingers are perfect for medium, even coverage.
I wouldn't say I have dry skin, yet I use this formula -- partly for the additional SPF, and partly because it goes on more smoothly. I use it over moisturizer or SS; it's MUCH too "grabby" over any slightly drier areas otherwise. I can't imagine the oily skin formula!
Messy old-school foundation bottle, but that's better than some of the pump-style ones that break or clog.
Good ol'Colorstay, you guys.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
The shade range is horrible. I'm NC25-NC30 and i got this in Medium Beige. At first, it seemed as though it matched my skin tone perfectly when i was under indoor lighting. But as soon as i stepped outside under natural lighting, it looked like a whole different shade as if i were wearing a mask. The undertone was very noticable(a mix of red and orange).
Coverage is medium-full. I'm trying out Sand Beige next. Hopefully it will be a good match, if not, i'll be switching to MAC Studio Fix.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I like this foundation, sort of. I thought it was good at first, until I finally realized that this was kinda crappy. I noticed it clogged the pores on my nose, and it kinda wore off during the day. Like after gym, which is 8th period. It says 24 hrs of coverage, it doesn't last hardly two hours for me. I do have very oily skin, and acne prone. But my doctor gives me acne medicene which is excellent. I'm going to use the rest of the bottle till it's finished, and hopefully buy another that'll work better.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I'm super torn with this foundation....Some days it works well with my skin, other days it cakes up and is so thick and just looks like a mask even when I use the smallest drop. This DOES have amazing staying power - I will give it that. It definitely gives better coverage then most drugstore foundations that I have tried. But....I don't know. I liked this a lot at first, but it worked well with my skin that day. I find that this stuff is way to thick to work efficiently with a brush, I've tried almost every brush there is...a flat foundation brush, an Elf Studio Powder Brush, Sonia Kashuk's Flatop Multitasking Brush, MAC's 187 stippling brush...and every single brush makes it look streaky and obvious. I ALWAYS have to smooth it out with my fingers and honestly I feel like that makes it uneven on some parts of my face and it seems to take away some of the coverage. Gosh, I'm so disappointed cuz I really wanted to love this! I do love it some days, but it's just not consistent. :( Also, the dry/normal formula seems to take longer to dry and feels "tacky" on my face for awhile before it sinks in...and when I put my powder over it, it looks super obvious...ugh. what a disappointment. Maybe if I found a better way to apply this I would love it more, but I have been trying for months now and I just can't figure it out. There are some good things about this though - it does NOT break me out whatsoever and i feel like maybe it even helped clear up my skin as opposed to Studio Fix Fluid, Great color match for my NC20 skin (I use shade 150 Buff), lasts all day, and doesn't really crease under my eyes like some foundations do. I feel like this is a good foundation, especially for drugstores, but it just doesn't seem to work well with my skin. The only way I can make this wearable is if I mix this with my Studio Fix Fluid or another type of foundation to thin it out and make it easier to blend. Which I guess saves me money, but if I use it alone it takes me 20 minutes to blend out and dry....when I don't have 20 minutes to even do my whole face routine, let alone foundation alone.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
WOWWWWWW !!!!! Why have i been putting getting this foundation off?! Finally a foundation that sticks to my face ALL dayy!!!! ive tried it on its own and i didnt like it it felt like my whole face was dried out. But then when i mixed it with my cerave it was heaven!! The lotion didnt make the coverage lessen any! i feel like i dont even need concealer with this foundation. The foundation works as a concealer for me! just dab a little over my problem areas and its amazing ! I apply it with the elf powder brush dab then blend. Another upside with mixing the moisturizer and foundation you can work with blending it more. AMAZING PRODUCT!!!!!!!!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I'm a makeup snob and the only reason i purchased this foundation was because i needed an alternative to Estee Lauder's double wear which i was running out of and had no time to run to a department store. I love DW but i find that it photographs horribly and that it can often be quite drying depending of the weather. Anyways, i have dry to normal skin so i picked this one bc so many people compared it to DW. I love this foundation, it matches my skin perfectly and it looks like REAL skin and not makeup. The coverage is not light but its not yet exactly medium but it is very buildable. I have yet to try on on photographs but i dont think it'll casper me out like DW. This foundation lasts quite a long time as well, while i wouldnt say 24 hrs, i would def say 12-14hrs without touching up. The only thing i dislike is the lack of pump and the glass bottle which my clumsy self would probably break. The Price is pretty good for such a great foundation too. I will def be purchasing again!!