|Would buy this product again.||65%|
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!!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've religiously used this foundation for 3 years. I've thought that it was the most amazing foundation for my extremely dry skin. It has amazing full coverage, long lasting and does not transfer off your face, not to mention it is also sweat and humidity proof. I've given this foundation a three because it's pretty much hit or miss. Some days it looks fabulous and looks flawless all day. And other days it just cracks my skin and looks completely disgusting on my face. Overall for people with simple normal skin this is your goto foundation, but if you are like me with dry patches, and can break out easily stay away from this foundation!!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I stopped using this about a month ago and I am so sorry I did. To be honest, I'm kind of a makeup snob so after using this for months I switched back to clinique
superbalanced, because I like the pretty packaging and the fancy brand. Very stupid of me, I broke out like crazy and I probably won't stray from colorstay again for a long long time. I have very fair neutral skin that is acne prone and has a lot of old acne scars, so I use a moderate to full coverage foundation, this one does a great job and STAYS I am convinced that as long as they make this I'll be buying it. And I'm 17 that could be a longggggg time. The bottle is ugly and plain nothing as chic as clinique but that's really not what matters.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I absolutely love this foundation! It felt so light on my skin; it honestly felt like I was wearing nothing, yet it was full coverage! I was looking for the perfect summer foundation for normal-dry skin and I came across this one. SO happy I bought it. I prime my face, apply some concealer on my blemishes/undereye circles, and then I stipple this foundation on. Simply stunning on my skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Before reviewing this product, I'll tell you what I look for in a foundation: I want a foundation that matches super pale pink toned skin, doesn't make me look shiny (not nec. matte, just can't be shiny), feels good on my skin, applies easily, and doesn't transfer. Over the past several months I have been looking for a foundation that meets all these critera, and while I've found several that come close, but hardly any met all my requirements until the one I'm currently using (CG aqua smoothers) - I had high hopes for this one when I picked it up as it is so well liked on mua but alas that was not to be.
This stuff doesn't even come close to meeting my requirements for foundation - about the only points it had in its favor was that the color was a reasonable match as that is hard to find in almost any foundation - a little too neutral for me but not bad; also it did cover everything well (although not any better than any other full coverage foundation I've used) so another point for that - I don't really need full cover but I bought it knowing that it provided heavy duty coverage and many ppl look for that.
However, it's full coverage also makes it very heavy and looked horrible on my skin. It looked cakey and streaky as it was hard to apply with a nice finish (I tried both brush and sponge). Once on, it never felt like it fully dried all the way & stayed somewhat tacky feeling - the never drying also meant it transferred more than normal. Also & this is the primary reason I will never buy again - it was full of GLITTER - straight up glitter, not shimmer, not sparkles, but glitter. I literally glinted in the sunlight like a Twilight vampire or something. Overall, its not worth your money unless you are desperate and have tried all alternatives. I thought the new maybelline superstay was much better than this & the only reason I didn't stick w/ the superstay is because the color was wrong for me. But if you can find a color match I think superstay would be a better option for most people & at the same price point. I also think the Physicians formula mineral wear liquid is better than this, but the shades in that won't match many people (although they did for me, so if you're super pale that might be another good option).
Imo, overall revlon colorstay is over hyped and I will definitely not be repurchasing it and I will be trying to return the bottle I currently have.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Brown
I have OILY skin, the following was my review for the oily/combo skin Colorstay:
I loved this for a while, but even though I have oily skin, this foundation dried my skin out SO BAD. After googling the problem, I found out that it was a problem with quite a few people, and they since have switched over to the normal/dry skin foundation. I bought that one and have been using it ever since. I still have to blot after a couple of hours, but I'd rather blot than have dry flaky foundation skin! If you're having this problem and you have oily skin, give the other formula a try, I like it a lot better, and the color matches perfectly! (weird how they colors don't match up between the 2 lines). Normal/Dry is my best foundation so far!
I find that using a stippling brush doesn't give as natural/flawless coverage as using a plain white sponge that is a little damp.
Also about the chemical smell complaints, I find that this one does NOT have it, while the oily skin one DOES. (:
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal Hair: Brown, Curly Eyes: Brown
I really wanted to like this foundation.. I heard soooo many good reviews on it and I really thought I would like it.. but I don't. I tried applying it with a few different brushes and each time it looked horrible.. I tried with my fingers and it was a bit better, but it still felt like a mask and looked terrible. It's extremely thick and drys quickly, so it's quite hard to work with. The one good thing i will say is the colour is PERFECT. Never have I found a foundation that matches my skin this perfectly, but unfortunately i won't be using it much as I really dislike it :(
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Color-wise, this is the very best color of a foundation I have ever found--hands down--I am a very fair skinned blonde/blue, with pink in my cheeks but more golden undertones--and I hate the chalky look or the undead look or the fake-tan look--I want something that looks natural, not made-up, but refined/polished looking--and this color in buff is perfect--the color seems to melt into my skin; but it doesn't give a heavy feel at all--on me the coverage is simply light, I guess I'd have to use a brush and wait for it to dry and reapply to see if I can build it up more--but with my fingers right after my primer settles it glides on and stays. Never feels tight, lasts the entire day, but I do get a bit shiny after 5-6 hours--have to touch up with powder--would LOVE a foundation that that doesn't happen to and doesn't dry me out or feel like I'm wearing a heavy mask--oh well :) Make sure you moisterize and prime, then this will LAST you all day :) Love the higher SPF, too. :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I wouldn't buy this again. It takes a few weeks of use to notice little flaws in makeup and after a few weeks of use I noticed that this foundation really looks chalky and dull after only a few hours, it dulls my eyes and makes my skin look slightly pallid.
Not great and certainly stopped using it after noticing.
Sad, but I really think if you're going to spend money wisely, best to slurge on foundation first, everything else looks good if your foundation works.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Grey
I was a bit hesitant to try this foundation, because although it says it's for normal to dry skin, I've heard that it tends to cling on the dry areas and look bad on dry skin. I decided to try it anyway.
First thing that surprised me was that it didn't give me much coverage, even if it's been said to be a full coverage foundation. Maybe the oily/combination skin version gives more coverage, maybe I just didn't put enough of it, but layering it didn't help much. It only made my face look cakey, but all my redness and little acne scars were showing through.
The next time I tried it, I just used a thin layer and applied my concealer on the areas that needed covering and the foundation looked decent. It was very sheer, though, but that's much better than caking it on another layer.
It didn't last even 8 hours on me. It started wearing off after about 6 hours and I have dry skin. It was worn off on many areas, except the driest, like my cheeks. It looked gross and patchy on those dry parts and it would have been looking worse if the color wouldn't match perfectly for me. That's the great thing about this foundation. The lightest color 110 Ivory is perfect for my pale skin. I always have problems for finding shades that are pale enough for me.
I also heard that this foundation is difficult to remove, but I didn't have any problems of doing that. I wiped my face first with cleansing wipe (for dry and sensitive skin) and after that I used my Nivea Pure & Natural cleansing milk and rinsed it off with water and the foundation was all gone. I'm always doing this same ritual with long lasting foundations and it's always worked for me.
I think this is an okey foundation, even if it didn't appear to be a full coverage or long wearing for me. It suits for days when I don't need to be wearing make up all day. I'm going to use it, but I won't be repurchasing.
I love my Max Factor Lasting Performance foundation more, because it lasts all day, suits for my dry skin (it's very creamy and don't dry on my face) and covers better than any other foundation.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I really need to quit trying other foundations. I always come back to this one. While it has a lot of coverage, it is the most natural medium-full coverage foundation I've ever used. It is never mask-like. I am a light/medium skin tone (I'd be about an NW22 in MAC) and I wear Sand Beige 180 in this. I have dry skin, but I keep it well moisturized, so I don't tend to have flakies or anything. I use moisturizer and sunscreen under this, and it still doesn't feel heavy. I feel like this could work for any skin type, except maybe the most oily. I seriously love this foundation!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is the foundation I always come back to. I guess it's my HG. I match the color to my chest not my jawline - so I go thru a lot of foundation. I do stipple on my foundation over serum, moisturizer and primer. I've also mixed the primer into the foundation and then stippled (seems to be a bit more luminous). Comes off easily with babywipes (make sure they are fragrance free) - then use cleanser.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bough this as an accident.. I want the combination/oily one, but the seller gave me the normal/dry. At first, i'm really scared and want to change it to the drugstore (because i have a very oily skin and acne prone) but when i try it, it looks good and not oily for my skin. I read on other review about oily skin wear this foundation and it's good for them.
The package outside is quite nice, it's look simple but when you open it and realize that there is no pump to pull out the foundation, it's very complicated to pour the foundation.
The price is cheap too for a good foundation like this. It's about Rp 110.000,00 or $11.
I think this foundation looks best when you apply it with your hand. It looks more natural. This is also a good coverage foundation. I have many acne scars but when i wear this foundation without concealer, my skin looks flawless.
The bad thing, this foundation is hard to clean. I must cleanse with makeup remover then with facial wash, and with 2 times of toner! Or you can cleanse it with scrub (i forgot to bring my scrub from my other home)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I hate to say I am disappointed in a product with such rave reviews but I am/: I found that this foundation didn't want to blend into my skin nor did it give me much coverage. Maybe if I wore it over another foundation it's get a better effect but I'd hate to have to wear that much foundation. I do however love the shade I picked, 150 Buff! The undertone is neutral which is perfect for me. I will not repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Got it on sale here in CAN for $15.00. Worth the money, not disappointed thus far :)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
After hearing so many good reviews on this product, I finally decided to pick it up. I was excited to try it out, so I wore it to school the next day. The staying power of this foundation is pretty good, but it does seem to oxidize and fade after 5-6 hours even when I do set with a power. I donít set with a powder often because I have dry, flaky skin. This foundation does seem to cake if I donít exfoliate (even so, thatís the problem with most foundations). This foundation does dry, and set pretty quickly, so I recommend you to work in small sections on your face when applying this foundation, using a damp sponge, or a dense flat top kabuki. However, you can also use a traditional foundation brush but I do find that it streaks. This foundation is lightweight although it is a medium to full coverage foundation. I am NC25 in MAC, #123 in MUFE, and Bamboo Beige in LM for reference. I do find that shade #180 Sand beige matches my skin tone really well.
After wearing it for a week or so, I started noticing that I had more acne than before, so I took a break from this foundation for a few days, and noticed that my skin has cleared up a little (I have acne-prone skin). Another thing that I noticed with this foundation is that there are tiny tiny specs of shimmer in this foundation. It doesnít bother me that much, but I do prefer a foundation with no glitters, or shimmers. This foundation does have a scent, but itís not overly strong so I do not think it would be a bother to most people. As for the packaging, it does come in a sleek, glass bottle. I do like it a lot, but if only it came with a pump (Like many others have said before myself)! Overall, I probably would not repurchase this foundation due to the fact that it does look a bit cakey on my face, and it broke me out. Was worth a shot though. :)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Curly Eyes: Black
I hated the old CS w/o softlex. It was very masky and thick. This is much better. I applied it with mac 187 sprayed with water which made a huge difference in the finish; it looked almost dewy! It still is more full coverage than I like or need. No need for concealor on broken caps and less on dark under eye circkles. I moisturized my dehydrated comb.skin with Avene light hydrance optimale (light hydrating cream here) and Smashbox photo finish light primer. Wear was ironproof for the 12 h I had it on. Some Elf Hd loose powder on top.
It was still obvious I was wearing fndn but it looked flawless. Nowadays there are many more natural-looking and longwearing fndns available like my HGs GA Luminous, JK Light as Air, Revlon Photoready, Rimmel Lasting Finish, Isadora Active Moist.. I probably will use this as a concealor only.
110 Ivory is a match.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have extremely dry facial skin that often flakes due to the weather up here in Michigan. I treat it up to 4 times daily with Cetaphil and still enjoy wearing makeup. Since I'm extremely pale,I got the lightest color possible(which matched quite well).However, it made my already dry and flakey skin look much more dry and flakey than usual.I would not buy it again and would only reccomend it to anyone who has normal skin and enjoys oily looking skin.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I got this by accident instead of the usual normal/oily version. I thought "ok, it's winter and my skin is drier anyway, I'll try it instead of returning." BAD IDEA. Ladies who are sensitive to Bismuth and Mica beware! I didn't look at the ingredients before using and after 2 days my face was ruined. I woke up and my face felt itchy. I haven't had acne in years...just the occasional pimple a few times a year. This sh** clogged my pores, gave me a face full of hideous whiteheads that also stretched to my neck and gave me painful deep acne as well. It's 4 days later (obviously not still using it) and Im still suffering. :-( Thankfully they've begun to clear with a combo of SA and BP 5%. I'm annoyed I didn't check the ingredients but now I know it's definitely both of the above mentioned ingredients that kill my skin, since back in college I tried mineral makeup and almost the same thing happened due to bismuth oxychloride.
On a side note, I disliked the actual coverage compared to the Oily skin version.
May be good for some, but sensitve types beware....this can ruin you in a heartbeat.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Me: NC-27, warm skin. For winter, Sand Beige (180) is perfection. For summer, Medium Beige (240) works great. This foundation is my go-to product. Great satin finish with long, even wear. Doesn't look cakey at all if you blend quickly. Wonderful product.