Revlon ColorStay Makeup [Reformulated Early 2013]

3.8

4490 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)


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This is an everyday product. A foundation with great coverage and great staying power. You can be sure that the face you see in the morning you'll see it at night. But even when it is a really good product there are some things I don't like:
1. It smells funny so you feel like putting hard chemicals in your face, so it is not a pleasant experience.
2. It doesn't have a pump so it can get messy.
3. It dries so fast you have to be quick (I have practice in it, but not everyone does. If you are starting with makeup be sure to learn how to apply it and buy a good brush to do so, I use MAC 187 Duo Fibre Brush).
Overall it’s a safe product, and by that I mean you can be sure that it is a good foundation in a very affordable price, for oily or dry skin and in a wide range of colors.
If you have sensitive skin be cautious, I've been lucky to tolerate it fine, but if I use it for a long time it really dries my skin and rashes appear. So go to the store and prove it in your jaw bone, wait some hours and see how your skin reacts.



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Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This was my first d/s foundation purchase and I'm really glad I got it. I have the one for combo/oily skin. It gives wonderful coverage (too much if you're not careful, it can look really cakey) and it lasts literally all day long. When I get home from work/school my makeup still looks good (and I live in a city where its extremely hot, upper 90's and above, humid, and nasty for 10 months out of the year). It does not make me get extra oily and I'm pretty oily..and it doesn't make me break out either and I'm very sensitive to breakouts. I only have to blot once about 8 hours later and there is only minimum shine. I would definitely recommend this foundation to people who are looking for good coverage. Just be aware that you only need the TINIEST amount..literally like a small pea size or less..and work quickly in sections on your face b/c it dries fast. TI bought some airless bottles with pumps on ebay and poured it into there so I wouldn't have to hassle with the glass bottle that has no pump. Definitely give this foundation a try!!


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I love this foundation.I use the "normal/dry skin" and I think it's great.First,it does last long.Sencond,it's cheap.And third,it is not so cakey.I look natural with this foundation.YES ! Def WILL BUY AGAIN :x


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I don't know where to start... well, okay - I'm a girl who likes medium coverage yet natural looking foundation, but this... is just too crazy! It is not subtle at all, it made me look extremely fake and even if I only applied a little, it would make me look like a cakeface. I've bought it two times in different shades just to give it a try and see if months/years later I would end up liking it, but no... I still don't. It's just too heavy of coverage. I don't think anyone needs this much coverage hahah. No matter how bad your acne is or what-not, I'd rather get a good concealer than a cakeface foundation.

Only pro: It lasted a long time & didn't wear off by the end of the day/night.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I LIKE THIS :)
I'm not extremely experienced in the foundation department, I've only tried about 3 before this one, but it's definitely the best one so far, & the only one i've repurchased.
One thing though, my first bottle I bought in Normal/Dry, because it was winter & my skin is usually dry-ish. Now being close to summer, I recently bought my 2nd bottle in Combination/Oily. Being in Canada, there is a limited selection of colors, but i thought it was fine, because both the formulations went up to 320 True Beige, which is my color.
I was in a hurry, so I just grabbed it & left. The next morning, when I opened it up & put it on, i found that it was an ENTIRELY different color than the Normal/Dry version! This one was about a shade & a bit lighter, & it had more of a pink tone to it, whereas the other formulation had a yellow undertone.
I don't know if it was just my bottle, but I put it on anyways, but i actually liked it better.
Anyways...
PROS:
- Amazing Coverage ! i need little to no concealer when i wear this.
- makes me stay matte ALL day. i don't have THAT much of a problem with oil though..
- easy to apply with anything; brush, fingers, sponge. my fave is brush though.
- Color selection is good.
- consistency is easy to work with!
- not too cakey (look at cons)
- i actually LOVE the smell!
Cons:
- i have to be careful about how much i apply; dries a bit fast.
- sometimes on my forehead it looks cakey;maybe the color ?
- bit pricey for a drugstore foundation; i got it for $19 CAD
- NEEDS. A. PUMP. what else can i say ?
Overall, the only REAL problem is that it REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY needs a pump !
I won't be switching any time soon :)


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Oh good old stand-by Revlon Colorstay! They have 2 formulations: Oily/Combination and Dry Skin, and a pretty decent color-range for a drugstore product.

I purchased the Oily/Combo Skin formulation in Sand Beige. I've applied it with my fingers, with a foundation brush and with a damp sponge all depending on how much coverage I wanted at the time of application. I've also mixed it w/ a bit of Revlon Photoready in Shell or Nude, depending upon the time of year, and have had great results-- adds a bit of luminosity.

Good stuff, will repurchase. Just wish that it had a pump dispenser and a more pleasant fragrance!

Edit: I purchased reusable pumps dispensers from Etsy.com and solved this problem!


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I tried this after hearing Clinique Superfit had been discontinued. Having notoriously oily and acne-prone skin, I needed a long-lasting foundation that wouldn't slide off my skin like most liquid foundations I've used.

At first, I thought it sucked. It wouldn't give all day coverage, but I soon realised this was because I was using a Laura Mercier primer that was known for being absolutely crap, so I quit using that one and then tried again.

Does not break me out, and does not get oily at all. Makes my skin look so lovely that I dread having to remove my makeup at night.

I love that I no longer have to use as much concealer.
I recommend using a slightly wet sponge wedge to stipple this foundation on if you want a full, even coverage. Using my hands just caused it to dry too quickly, leaving me with foundation lines.

The only thing I really dislike about this product is the packaging. Revlon, add a pump already!


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Dark, Neutral

Hair: Black, Kinky, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I really like the way that this foundation looks when I apply it, it looks great and very natural in pictures, it gives me great coverage. It makes my skin look great, and it doesn't look oily after a few hours like a lot of liquid foundations do to me.

This foundation would be my favorite if it didn't break me out at times. Also, it smells awful and it would be wonderful if it came with a pump to make it a little easier to apply.

I would repurchase, however, it won't be the foundation that I wear daily.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

I like how it covers my blemishes quickly and make my face becomes softer look
However I don't like the packaging bottle as after I open it, I have to close it properly or it will be messy if I accidentally drop it. I would rather see the pump packaging.
From the price, its affordable I bought like 12dollar


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

My go to foundation! I use the shade sand-beige and it seems to blend nicely into my skin. I love that this doesn't break me out, unlike the studio fix :(
Coverage is medium to full depending how much you use. I usually go lighter and wear a small amount so I get a medium coverage. I use the ELF Powder brush (the flat top one) and it blends in like a dream. I don't get oily that often when using this and it stays put until I take it off during the end of the day. Yes, the packaging could be improved! Revlon, take note! If it came in a pump form, I would love this even more. The smell is a bit weird, but in my opinion all foundations seem to have some sort of weird smell. Will keep on buying this over and over again!


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