Revlon ColorStay Makeup [Reformulated Early 2013]

3.8

4482 reviews

70% would repurchase

Package Quality: 2.8

Price: $$

Package Quality: 2.8

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide (7.3%) Inactive Ingredients: Aqua/Water (Water), Cyclomethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Butylene Glycol, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, SD Alcohol 40B, PEG/PPG 18/18 Dimethicone, Nylon 12, Tribehenin, Isododecane, Polyisobutene, Sodium Chloride, Cetyl PEG/PPG 10/1 Dimethicone, Bisabolol, Serica (Silk Powder), Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Malva Sylvestris Flower Extract (Mallow), Lilium Candidum Bulb Extract (Lily), Lactobacillus/Eridictyon Californicum Ferment Extract, Cymbidium Grandiflorum Flower Extract, Alumina, Polydimethylsiloxane/Polymethysilesquioxane Copolymer, Ethylene Brassylate, Methicone, Trisiloxane, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, May Contain (+/-): Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499)


on 5/8/2011 11:57:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Oily, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

So, no one may have the nerve to tell you, but if you wear this your face probably smells like paint thinner! Yeah, this is the first product my husband actually requested I stop wearing. Embarrassing! When he'd kiss me he'd get hit by that awful, chemically odor. I actually had him go through my products until he identified this as the culprit. I realized it was giving me a head ache because after I stopped my head aches cleared up. Also, the colors run extremely light, so you'll have to purchase about 3 shades darker than your usual and it can be both mask like and oily! I know! Not worth it.



Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

So I have very small pimples on my forehead and nose area so I wanted a medium to full coverage foundation and I can honestly say that its amazing. It covers all of my pimples and it leaves a very glowy and dewy finish. Would be better if it had a pump though but love it! The price was pretty expensive I got it for $16.99 but still good product!


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

GOO andddd buyy it!! its grate coverage its medium to full and im sooo acne pronee it dosnt broke me out and it last like wall paintsss itss awesomee!!


on 5/6/2011 11:34:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Blue

This is thick and hard to spread, but doesn't cover worth a lick. This is not a full coverage foundation. I don't think it's that expensive because Walmart sells it for $9 and CVS or Walgreens always have sales on Revlon. To me, it's not even medium coverage and this is in no way a replacement for Estee Lauder double wear. Double wear covers, this stuff doesn't even come close to the coverage I get with double wear.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 5/6/2011 11:15:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Dark, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Black

I have found that this foundation matches my skin tone better than MAC's Studio Fix Fluid. However, I haven't found a way to apply it so that it looks natural therefore I took a point away for that. I also don't like how fast it dries, barely gives anytime to blend properly. I have been using the damp sponge application way and am getting better results. Overall, I prefer this to MAC but am still hoping to find the perfect foundation. My perfect match for this is Golden Caramel. The price is what really makes this foundation work, and the better skin matches. I will play around with application techniques and see if I can make it work better :).

UPDATE: Ok so after finally playing around with application techniques, I found one that works! SO I really love this foundation, it lasts soooo long, I even washed my face thoroughly and found some color still on afterwards! I don't use this everyday, since the coverage is too heavy and I only need coverage against redness. However, this is great !


on 5/6/2011 11:26:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have dry combination skin but my color range in this product is in their Oily range. I really wish they would offer my colors in their Dry/Combo. I have Asian skin and my winter shade is 310 Golden Beige. My summer shade is 350 Rich Tan. For drugstore makeup, this stuff is awesome! I can use it every day for work and save my more expensive makeup for dates or nights out. The only thing I don't like so much about this product is the funny paint smell it has.

Yes, I will most definitely repurchase.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I can't describe how much I can't stand this foundation. It's not a bad foundation, it just doesn't suit my needs. I have fairly bad skin; post acne marks, hyper pigmentation and not to mention combo\oily skin.

What I really look for in a foundation is medium to full coverage, but I like it to look at natural as possible and I like oil control and mega bonus if it is non transferable. Reading ALL the reviews for this stuff and studying it extensively I was certain that this would HG material for me. But no. Not at all.

First off, the constistency is thick, pretty much too thick. It's almost impossible to blend out and drys really fast. I've used my fingers, a damp sponge, dry sponge, damp flat top kabuki and dry flat top kabuki. I guess the best was the dry flat top kabuki, it gave the best and most smooth coverage, all others left a dry splotchy appearance on my skin. Even with the "best" application method, the foundation just SAT right on top of my skin and just looked terrible. So cakey, so unnatural, it felt and looked like I was wearing a mask. It's just so sticky and ichty while I apply it to my skin. One big plus is that once it's on, IT'S ON! This stuff has very little to no transfer, which is awesome!

Overall, I just feel like the results really vary from person to person. Unfortunately this just didn't work for me, no matter which way I tried it. But I'm glad (slightly bitter. lol) to see it's works so well for many other people.


on 5/4/2011 5:57:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

This foundation is absolutely AMAZING. I love the texture, the finish, the coverage that it gives me (I have a lot of acne spots/acne scaring). I'm a NC30 and I use 300 Golden Beige, maybe a little darker but I am able to blend it into my skin easily. My favorite way to apply it, is using my sigma flat top synthetic kabuki F80 brush, it gives a flawless finish to your skin. To set it I just use MAC MSF. The only 3 down sides of this products are: the packaging (it doesn't have a pump), the smell (it doesn't bother me, but it maybe a problem if your are sensitive to smells, but it dissapears after you apply it) and last, I have oily skin and this foundation does not control the oilyness. Anyway, MY FAVORITE FOUNDATION EVER!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I usually just use this site to help me decide on what products to try and i saw all the great feed back about this so i gave it a whirl. I LOVE IT, will definatly be buying this again.
I spent 30min finding the correct shade, ( including popping outside to check what it looked like in natural light) and found that the Nude 180 matched me perfectly. (I also left it on for an hour while having luch to check it didnt oxidise too much)
I use a foundation brush to apply after applying mousturiser and a gel primer, (i do not usually use primer but after reading reviews about how quickly this product dries i figured Primer may help me get it on correctly with out to much hassle)
I only have to use a small amount to cover my whole face nicely, not cakey at all and i love the dewy look that settles into a nice natural look.
I havnt had to wear for a whole day yet but next week i will be working 40hours in a air-con office so fingers crossed..

the only con about this was after spending 30min finding the correct shade from the testers provided, none of the bottle had the same shade or number, strange! i had a tester that said nude 200, and the purchase options were Nude 180 or Beige 200, so we ended up opening the bottles to match...the Sales lady said she had mentioned this to the Revlon rep numerous times to no avail??

anyhow, now i know my shade i will def be buying this again, great price, easy to use and perfect for my colour.


on 5/2/2011 10:05:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I bought Maybelline Dream Mousse Liquid foundation and was so disappointed, I threw it away after one use! I went to Wal-Mart and pick this up in Fresh Beige. I've never been one for Revlon makeup, but this was amazing! It went on smooth, my skin could breathe, looked natural, didn't look cakey, and stayed on all day, even when I ran a mile in 90 degree weather! I bought a much more expensive foundation and I couldn't even tell the difference between them! I usually break out if I leave any makeup on my face when I sleep, but I left this on my face all night and nothing happened! This is the best liquid foundation I've ever used and I'm never buying another brand again!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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