|Would buy this product again.||67%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I chose the normal/dry skin formulation over the normal/oily as I am purchasing it as my winter foundation. My skin gets dry in winter and I want the formula to be more moisturising. My expectations were met! The liquid foundation is a lot thicker (less runny) than I remember the normal/oily to be. It stays put and does not get greasy. It is easy to apply from the bottle with just your fingers (or a sponge). The 150 Buff shade matches my skin perfectly. I'm usually a girl who has to go for the very lightest shade but Revlon make a shade for people even paler than me! The scent is pleasant, clean and fresh, and not overwhelming. I highly recommend this foundation, especially since I got mine from a discount place. Bargains are out there!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I love how translucent this is, it blends in so well with my skin. at first i was worried i was in between shades and had gone too dark but as i get more sun on my face it is blending perfectly. i don't like that it dries so fast that if i dont blend it quick enough i have blotches, i started pouring it onto the top of my hand as a pallette but then it wouldnt come off, which is annoying but a plus considering my foundation usually fades off during the day. I wish it came in a pump format because i find this pouring it out is wastefull. it's long lasting and looks so natural, and i really like that it covers the blotches and redness but leaves my freckles noticable so i look fresh faced and natural.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Not sure why it took me so long to try this, since I'm always buying new foundations! I guess for the longest time I had thought the Age Defying foundation was great and there was no point looking at other Revlon foundations. Anyway, back to Colorstay. It's great! I use Medium Beige and it is absolutely the closest match to my skin I have ever found! Applying it any and all ways I still get good natural coverage that is long lasting. It is probably the only foundation I own that requires serious cleaning at the end of the day! I find it works best without primer. That may just be my own skin though... And it sets best with Mineral Veil. I'm about NC35 and Medium Beige is a tad darker than Sand Beige, which is what I use for Age Defying. Unfortunately Medium Beige don't seem to be available here in the UK... :(
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I bought this yesterday at wal*mart for 10 bucks after reading the fantastic reviews on the site, and I'm wondering if I got a bad batch? While the color (I got ivory) is almost a perfect match, I find that it seems more like a veil than a foundation. I had to use a considerable amount of concealer and even after setting it its really worn off my face. I'll be returning it if doesn't work any better tomorrow.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
After seeing so many reviews on this product, it's clear people either love it or hate it. I decided to give it a try, but first read all the relevant reviews and even watched some YouTube vids on how to apply. Also made sure to get the right formula for my dry skin (normal to dry).
While so many people said that it dries really fast, is heavy and cakey to work with, I had the opposite problem. It went on easily, and I was stunned at how perfectly the Buff shade matches my skin.
But when I looked at my face in natural light, far from being too thick or masklike, it was so sheer it looked like I was barely wearing makeup.
I tried several different application methods, including brush; setting with powder; and using primer. I also experimented with one thick layer vs. several sheer layers. Nothing seemed to make any difference.
The Buff shade is a pretty perfect match for Bobbi Brown foundation in Sand and for Clinique Workout Makeup in Cloud (which I normally wear in summer, but was trying to switch from because it doesn't give enough coverage.) I even tested putting Workout Makeup on half of my face and Colorstay on the other half. The color and (lack of) coverage were identical, the only difference being the Colorstay made my skin look dull, lifeless and flat; Workout makeup has more glow.
I contemplated getting some liquid highlighter stuff to mix with it, but frankly I don't want to work that hard (especially given the pain-in-the-butt bottle). If I wanted to look this "natural" I'll stick with Workout Makeup - it's worth the extra $10 for glowiness and better packaging. Boo!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
I have been using the oily skin version (went through 80% of the bottle) before deciding to try out the normal version as I was using acne medication that was drying out my skin. Initially, I noticed that the dry skin version made me skin less shiny in the day ( I guess because it's more moisturizing, my skin doesnt have to produce as much oil?) but eventually I also started noticing that the staying power and coverage on the dry/normal formula is just not as good. 3 hours after doing my makeup I already feel like I need touchups because the coverage is looking blotchy or fading. I guess this would be a good product for girls who have good skin and dont need much in terms of coverage, but for me, I will be switching back to the oily skin formula or looking into the estee lauder double wear foundation.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan, Cool Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Brown
I'm a NC43 and thought that I have found my HG until I tried Colorstay. OMG - I cannot find words to express how much I LOVE LOVE this foundation. The finish is flawless and I love that I could find a match to my skintone! I'm not sure where all the other MUA reviewers are buying theirs but I got mine from our Wally World for only $9.95 - great savings compared to the $26+ from MAC. When they say "colorstay" they mean it LOL.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
After hearing about great reviews about this foundation, i decided to try it and buy it. I got it at Shoppers Drug Mart for $17 (which was on sale, but i still found it expensive since i'm only 16) i was so excited to try it but it disappointed me a lot =(. The reviews say that this has amazing coverage, but not enough coverage for me because i have a lot of acne scarring and red spots. After putting 3 layers of it on my face (the 1st layer didn't cover anything) there were still some acne scars showing, so i just left it at that. i put mac powder to set the foundation and i looked super cakey. it was the worst. and i looked orange for the whole day. i probably needed a thicker foundation. this one is waay thinner than maybelline's superstay foundation. i think i'll just go back to maybelline's superstay, which provided me a lot of coverage without even using concealer.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This is a decent foundation @ the price. It's full coverage so it looks heavy on the face but I really like to apply this with a damp sponge and it gives a more natural look. it's very long lasting too. Great drugstore product, it'll be a staple for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
1. It's easy to apply (compared to the oily/combo version)! (FYI, I've tried to apply it with Sephora #50, and it looks awesome. However, I don't use it often since it irritates my skin. )
2. When you find the right color (color = your neckcolor), it won't look cakey at all! I am very closed to NC30, Buff in normal/dry version is a perfect fit! I can smile without cracking any thing!
3. It stays the same for all day! It stays fresh on the skin and it won't turn orange like some other brands!
4. It works great with Ponds Cold Cream (MU remover). I can take everything off with PCC and some toilet paper in a few stroke! My skin doesn't break out after a month of use!
However, I would minus 1 lippie for the coverage, the coverage is just medium, I tried to build it up but it wasn't very successful.
For the ones who debates between PhotoReady or ColorStay:
I think CS definitely gives more control. With CS, you can have a matte or dewy look upon your choice. You can add pearl pigment to specific area while PR can only give you a dewy look.
Relvon has came a long way. I am sure they know what they are doing. I think CS has the right price when you compare its functionality to others. It always goes on sale at Walgreen (40% off). I got mine for less than 8 dollars. Walmart always sells it for less than 11 dollars. Everyone wish this comes with a pump, but I heard plastic (w/ BPA) is bad, that's why they left out the pump. Anyways, pouring onto the back of my hand is not a hassle for me. I will continue purchasing this product.