Revlon ColorStay Makeup with SoftFlex SPF 15 Normal/Dry Skin


498 reviews

67% would repurchase

Package Quality: 2.8

Price: $$

Package Quality: 2.8

Price: $$


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.

on 3/7/2015 5:48:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Other

Eyes: Blue

Bought this after running out of my last foundation and kept hearing good reviews so thought I might as well try it out. Bought this in Ivory and I think it blends and matches my skin tone well. It is buildable and gives quite good coverage and I don't find it makes my face look cakey or patchy, it also lasts quite a while on most days. As there is no pump an excessive amount of product can spill out a bit on my hand but apart from that, a good, cheap foundation!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I was backed into a corner two days ago, as I had ran out of my usual foundation, and my partner had lost my brand new bottle that I had just bought. The only shop I could get to had a wide range of make up, but not the foundation I normally buy. I opted for this as the description matched that of my existing one, and it was discounted to £7.99 so I assumed it would be good quality.

The product states it's for normal/dry skin. I personally have normal skin with a tendency to get dry patches on my nose and cheeks.

First up - I hate the bottle. Initially I liked the idea of no pump, as the last bit of make up tends to get stuck in the pump action bit, but this style of bottle is messy and fiddly. Anyway, I applied it with a brush and it gave good, even coverage. However, even though I usually opt for full coverage make up, I've never used one quite as cakey as this. Twice I had to clean it off and try again to get it looking natural opposed to theatrical! I sealed with the powder I normally use and went about my day.

After around 2 hours, this was sliding off my eye lids and under my eyes. I had lines of makeup that I had to keep blending back in with my fingers, yet this is called "Color STAY"? By the end of my working day I started to notice crusty patches on my cheeks and nose, so I took it off and used an apricot scrub to clear this up. Tried it again the following day after using extra moisturiser but I'm sat here now with a pretty crusty face. These are 1cm+ patches of what I can only describe as thick flakes of skin. When this is removed, my skin underneath looks angry and red :(

I absolutely HATE this foundation, and I will be throwing it away. It's not even good as a back up foundation, I'd rather go bare.

on 2/22/2015 11:42:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I love trying foundations but I ALWAYS come back to Revlon Colorstay for Normal/Dry skin. I use to use the combo/oily formula but that became too thick for my skin. I have more normal skin with slight oiliness in my T-Zone. The Normal/Dry formula works so good. It's more liquidity than the combo formula. It doesn't break me out. It's lasts a good 10 hours. I don't use a primer. I just use a setting powder on days where it might be slightly warmer or hot. I have tried high end and drugstore foundations but Revlon is my #1 favorite because of coverage, cost, and I know it won't break me out. If I want a lighter coverage I just mix my Colorstay with a little of my moisturizer. I like the way it applies with both a flattop kabuki or my beauty blender. I've been using Colorstay for about 7 years now. I will continue to use it. Love it.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 11/25/2014 5:56:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

ok so I have a lot to say about this product... this is very odd because it claims to be for normal to dry skin ( I am dry) so I will start with the pros.. *PROS *does last long *color match was amazing (buff) so perfect no oxidizing *nice creamy consistancy *awsome coverage even with one thin layer *CONS *makes peach fuzz, pores, bumps in skin noticable.... *heavy on skin (but that is to exspect with full coverage fndts) *price..about 12.00 *no pump *NOT MOISTURIZING AT ALL! and I do apply moisturizer at first but still does not help *makes dry patches noticable *dull and flat look after aplication *after I take this off at night my skin feels STRIPPED its so dry and even red in places I have to double up on my moisturizer SO there you have it I hate to be a debbie downer when this DOES WORK for so many people but not me and I wanted to state that this has no good effect on dry skin. will not repurchase.

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I love this foundation although the price $38NZD is a little more than I want to pay! I used to have really oily acne prone skin, now that my acne has cleared up my skin is very dry so I needed to purchase a foundation suitable and this is great! It doesnt cling harshly to the dry patches on my face and leaves a dewy finish on my skin. I prefer to wear it without powder as I hate a matte look on my skin however i've found that when I do it does make it last longer. Unfortunately I've got the glass bottle without the pump but the design with the pump is a big yes for me! I'll enjoy the pump when I repurchase this.

on 11/2/2014 11:33:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

HG FOUNDATION! No other brand has this kind of coverage, even high end. It does not feel heavy, and actually kind of smells good. I apply mine with a stipling brush for a perfect finish. Holy grail for years now

on 11/2/2014 10:58:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Black

pro: cheap, sturdy bottle, good coverage, not too thick, no weird smell, big color range.
con: a little thick, not moisturizing enough.
not a superb foundation but for its price, it is definitely unbeatable and highly recommended!

on 10/24/2014 11:21:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Normal, Tan, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This is my every day foundation, i'm in the shade 220 natural beige and it's too pink for me, but I blend it down my neck and it works well. It's a full coverage foundation. It'll cover small acne marks and discolouration, and redness. Some people say you can feel it on. But I can't. It lasts 12 hours on me without a primer!

on 10/17/2014 12:24:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Green

Wow, okay. I am on a poetic pilgrimage for my HG foundation. This journey has taken me to the mac counter numerous times (studio tech, studio fix, mineralize liquid, face & body), dior (diorskin forever, dior hydra life), Nars (matte & sheer glow), bare minerals, cover fx, l'oreal, sonia kashuk and now - revlon.

Having super dry skin and just turning thirty, I am hyper aware of any fine lines and wrinkles I might otherwise overlook in my younger years. The best performing for coverage, natural-ness and non-wrinkle forming (before now) were: diorskin forever and nars sheer glow. so far.

I suppose I am a bit of a brand snob when it comes to makeup, mainly because I simply can't decide if something's amazing or awful, so rather than doing the leg work, just let reputation and my wallet decide.

Tonight I picked up the Revlon Colorstay formula for dry skin after humming and hawing over it and reading way too many reviews. It was constantly revered by the best beauty gurus so felt it was at least worth a try. I am not super in love with the matte look as being dry, I feel a slight glow livens up my complexion and makes me look healthy and like I'm drinking my 8+ glasses of H2O a day, so didn't expect to love it.

I used this with a beauty blender (after priming with rimmel's stay matte primer) - damped it and patted it over my face. I did not find it hard to work with or drying overly fast as others have complained. WHOA. It didn't seep into my forehead lines! It covered my hyper-pigmentation! I felt I was just seeing things so rushed into numerous rooms with a mirror to test the lighting. Nope, it was real. All real.

As mentioned not so much liking the matte look, I added a dot of sonia kashuk's perfecting illuminator liquid into the mix and reapplied with beauty blender. BEAUTIFUL. I found my HG! FOR SO CHEAP.

This seems too good to be true (especially since my new concealer is Maybelline's stay fit - and NOT MUFE, benefit or mac) - I feel like I have been a silly mindless consumer my entire life. Drugstores are now dangerous for me and I am looking forward to finding more "even better than sephora" products.

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

on 8/17/2014 12:04:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

For the average person without a lot of dryness or acne scarring, this would be absolutely perfect. It covers well.

Unfortunately for me, I have a lot of skin issues. If I slack -at all- on my skin regime, I end up flaking like there's no tomorrow. I also have past and current acne problems, along with skin that is constantly red and irritated looking. This alone couldn't cover up my imperfections, though it did pair well with the mac concealer I use. I went through two bottles before deciding to move on and try some other foundations.

The reasons I decided to move on were mostly based on how the coverage was. It just didn't sit very well on my skin. It didn't feel like it was moisturizing enough, so it didn't move around my face very well and tended to highlight dryness and clumps. I think it's a great choice for many though: it's very affordable, for the average person it likely would give good and lasting coverage, and the colour range is wide. I think it is worth it to give it a chance. I'd just suggest to buy it at Ulta, so if it doesn't work out, you can return it.

If I am unable to find another foundation that works for me, I could see going back to it without feeling too horrible.

EDIT: A month has passed since I decided to move on from this foundation and I just went to Ulta yesterday and got a new bottle. None of the other foundations I tried really did much or covered as much. I also started using jojoba oil, which seems to be helping my flaky problem. I'm out of concealer right now and I have to say I am impressed at how much this covers. It also switched shades and I like this new shade much better.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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