Revlon • ColorStay Makeup [Reformulated Early 2013] • Liquid

rated 3.8(4447 reviews)

Average Rating.3.8
Would buy this product again.70%

This product has been discontinued

rated 4 of 5 nati777 on 4/8/2011 9:27:00 PM more reviews by nati777

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm   Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Black    

I love this foundation. It's my go to foundation for work. It gives me great coverage and lasts throughout my whole work day. I work 8 to 10 hours a day by the way. It's a medium coverage, build able foundation and at first it feels kinda thick on your skin...but once it sets its amazing. If it had a pump I'd be even more in love. I've tried a lot of foundations but every path has led me right back here.

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rated 3 of 5 Kateilicious on 4/8/2011 8:44:00 PM more reviews by Kateilicious

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Oily, Fair   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Brown    

It's an okay product and it gives good coverage BUT it dries out my skin 30 minutes after I apply it. I also have to set it with tons of powder for it to actually "stay" and if I use too much powder my skin turns orange! I'm not very pleased with this product.

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rated 5 of 5 danielle22 on 4/8/2011 5:29:00 AM more reviews by danielle22

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Combination, Fair   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Hazel    

I really like this foundation. I started to use MAC studio but found it was gone within a few hours and is quiet pricey so i expect a good product. a few of my friends used this and raved about it so a got one for my own and the color matches me perfectly have not found one that matches me as well. lasts all day am really happy with this product, is medium coverage and if i have an area that needs more i just do another layer. ALL of my friends now only use this product and i am hooked to this one :D

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rated 4 of 5 raaaggg on 4/8/2011 12:42:00 AM more reviews by raaaggg

Age: 19-24   Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm   Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

Over the years I've learned that foundations can only do so much of the work when it comes to creating a flawless face. This foundation is definitely a foundation that needs to be played around with in order for it to work for you. I've tried multiple ways of applying and I was pretty satisfied with the coverage and staying power of this foundation via a flat top kabuki brush. The one thing that bothered me the most was the unnatural cakey finish I would get.

I found that the best way to apply Revlon CS is with a damp sponge (the cheap wedges that you can get from drugstores for $2 for a pack of 30). Sure it sheers it out a little, but layers can be built upon each layer easily and you avoid getting a cakey mess. Another benefit is that with this application method it looks NATURAL and you still get that same long wearing foundation that CS is all about.

Trust me. Try this method. It will not disappoint.

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rated 1 of 5 lokinopequeno on 4/8/2011 12:25:00 AM more reviews by lokinopequeno

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool   Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Blue    

I was so excited to try this product, but so disappointed!

It literally felt like I was rubbing clay on my face. This feeling was further carried out when the product dried: it was caky, hard, and felt like I'd had Botox injections (I felt restricted when I smiled, raised my eyebrows, etc.).

My skin was quite oily at the time I tried this product, so I ended up putting some powder over top. Not a good idea.

If I touched my face, the powder and foundation would both transfer onto my finger, and leave a horrendous white smear surrounded by a stale Dorito-like mask.
This product looked far too orange on me. I even bought the lightest shade.
I realize it's hard to buy a good, matching foundation for a cooler skin tone, but this product was a little ridiculous.

The smell was also unbearable for me.

I see a lot of people have written very positive reviews for this product, so now I'm wondering if perhaps I had bought a faulty product.

Nevertheless, I won't be buying this again.

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rated 4 of 5 emiii53 on 4/7/2011 8:19:00 PM more reviews by emiii53

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Combination, Fair   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Hazel    

I bought this foundation around this time last year and I absolutely HATED it. The reason was because I didn't buy the right shade and it made me look orange. But I liked the coverage and liked how it was long lasting, so recently I've tried it again, this time in a lighter shade. I bought it in ivory which I believe is the lightest shade and I bought the formula for oily/combination skin because I have dry areas but around my nose gets really oily. This product is really heavy so if you are looking for light coverage this isn't for you. I was looking for something with full coverage because I have spots on my skin that are really red and blotchy. You don't need to use a lot of this product, a little goes a long way. The one problem I have with the foundation itself is that it dries my skin out in my dry areas, so I always moisturize before applying. Another problem that doesn't have to do with the actual foundation is the packaging. Because it doesn't come with a pump, it's hard to control how much or how little comes out. Other than that this is a great foundation and I would definitely repurchase when I run out.

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rated 2 of 5 BrunettePrincess25 on 4/7/2011 9:25:00 AM more reviews by BrunettePrincess25

Age: 25-29   Skin: Normal, Tan   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Blue    

It just dries way too fast and the smell is just too much. I feel like I have foundation on and I also feel like it's so heavy/drying it's going to age my face with long term use. It goes on best with MAC's 187 but even then it's just not nice feeling to wear. I couldn't wait to wash it off after trying it out a few times. I feel like I'm seriously applying paint to my face with this foundation. The shade Natural Tan did match my NC40 skin perfectly though.

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rated 4 of 5 kalikabarlow on 4/7/2011 9:08:00 AM more reviews by kalikabarlow

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Combination, Fair   Hair: Black   Eyes: Hazel    

I go through periods of loving and hating this foundation but I have to admit, it's one of the few out there that match my skin tone and doesn't cake too much. My only problem with it is mostly with the packaging, which is unhygienic and really makes it hard to finish the whole bottle. Minimizes redness and makes skin appear even. And it stays for at least 8 hours before it starts to melt a little.

UPDATE: After experimenting, I've gone back to this foundation. It's the only one I really liked, even if the finish is more matte. I'm getting the NYX Pale Foundation online but this will do until then, even if it is too pink for my skin tone >.>

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rated 5 of 5 jordansmommy310 on 4/6/2011 1:21:00 PM more reviews by jordansmommy310

Age: 19-24   Skin: Dry, Dark, Warm   Hair: Brown, Kinky, Coarse   Eyes: Brown    

I love this foundation! I read so many reviews about this product and saw it mentioned many times in tutorials on YouTube that I decided to give it a try. It is widely compared as a MAC Studio Fix Liquid dupe. I purchased mine in Normal/Dry 410 Cappuccino. After my disaster with L'Oreal True Match I was looking for a foundation with staying power and that wouldn't fade or rub off easily. I have found my wish. This foundation lasted me all day and I didnt have to touch up not once. I apply it with a stipple brush and what I like the most is that I don't have to use concealer, because this foundation itself covers my blemishes well. The look is so flawless I don't even use powder to set it because it dries to a matte finish on my skin. The only thing that I can say that i dont like is the smell. It smells like wall paint lol! But it disappears after awhile. Well worth the money and it definitely impressed me.

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rated 5 of 5 JLo05 on 4/6/2011 2:43:00 AM more reviews by JLo05

Age: 19-24   Skin: Oily, Medium   Hair: Black   Eyes: Brown    

I love this foundation. I've read other reviews before buying this and some said that it's hard to spread because it dries too quickly; I don't find this to be the case at all. I find that using my fingers to apply is the best for me. It last all day, & I have oily skin! It also doesn't make me breakout. I'm nc37 in winter/fall and I find that 310 warm golden matches really well. I want to test golden beige in the summer because I get darker then & wear nc40. Who needs the expensive stuff when this is great!!

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