|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
To start off, I'm NC30 (winter) and C3 (summer) and I use Nude and Medium Beige. At first I used medium beige in the winter and though it works great, I wanted to be a smidge lighter during winter so went for Nude since Golden Beige isn't available in Canada, and because Sanf Beige was way too light!
Anyway, onto the actual review
I absolutely HATE liquid foundations because they always leave me greasy and take off my concealed. But this drugstore gem is SUCH an HG product!!! I have now switche over from StudioFix and will forever use Colorstay because while both offer medium coverage, at least I can control my coverage and not look all cakey with Colorstay!! In addition, Colorstay really stays on.. I have oily skin and I prefer the dry/normal version (I've tried both versions) because this version blends better, isn't as thick on the skin (the oily/combo version kind of accentuates lines I find), and most of all has higher SPF without making me greasy! And yes this version is oil-free and seriosuly manages my grease so that I only need to blot with oil blotting sheets once in a while. This foundation has forever changed liquid foundation for me. I will never stray and will never go back to powder foundation AGAIN!! and thank goodness because when I started wearing this, my bf (whom HATED makeup on anybody even me) said my skin looked so nice without makeup, lol. I didn't bother to mention that I was wearing foundation....hehe. Even his eagle eyes couldn't tell I was wearing foundation!! Just make sure you apply it well. I use my fingers because I find the warmth in my fingers help to spread it. Remember NOT to dot this on your face before spreading because it dries quickly. Instead, do one dot and work it in, then onto another part of yor face and so on. I finish with another HG product, Prestige Baked Minerals Pure Shimmer (it's named a bronzer but really a highlighter) on my brow and cheekbones. My face is fat and very 2-D but this combo makes my face look GORGEOUS and my skin perfect and glowy. I highly recommend thes two products!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
The bottle has no pump which would not really bother me but for some who really care about hygiene or ease of dispensing an appropriate amount it may bother them. The foundation says that it's oil free but for some reason I still feel like my pores get clogged by this and the coverage is pretty high so I'm using it as a concealer under my eyes. It's too heavy and makeup-ey for me but I guess for the price it's good. The lasting power is very strong so you can put it on and stay covered all day but for me it was to obvious and harder to blend. I'm sticking with Chanel Vitalumiere. This is a great eye base though.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Other, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
amazing long lasting
great for all day
nice amount of coverage
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Excellent formula, but shade 220 NATURAL BEIGE ended up turning on me. For reference, I have light/medium skin with pink/peach undertones. Formula doesn't settle into fine lines nor get oily after hours of wear. For some reason, the matching ColorStay Pressed Powder does not work with this foundation for me. The LIGHT/MEDIUM color is ashy on me, and the MEDIUM shade is too golden. Both are pretty. I am guessing a lot of medium skinned girls would like the ColorStay Pressed Powder in MEDIUM as I believe most women have a bit more yellow in their skintone than I do.
Also, I would guess this foundation would work for skin that is slightly dry/slightly oily/or combination. I do NOT have very oily skin these days. Great foundation if you can find a good color match. For the lack of one for me personally, I've sadly indicated that I would not repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is my foundation of choice. I used to use something else (can't remember what it was - I think it had the word highlight in it), but then it got discontinued so I had to switch. I use 110 Ivory and it matches my skin perfectly. Also, I have skin that's sometimes overall a bit dry and a little oily on the chin and forehead and I find that this product has the right level of moisture. It is pricey for a drugstore brand, but I don't often wear foundation so it has lasted me for years!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
So far, this i my favourite foundation. (I've switched to the normal/dry formulation as my skin is finally getting less oily with age - I'm 54, almost 55).
This foundation covers well and evens out my pigmentation (although I still have to use concealer on my hereditary dark circles). I use a primer underneath and a damp Beauty Blender (working on one section of my face at a time as it dries quickly) and the finish is flawless. I'm NW15-20 and the Ivory shade is a great match for me.
- covers well
- lasts all day
- Ivory is an excellent match for my NW15-20 skin
-has SPF of 15 (although I wish it was higher)
- rather expensive for drugstore foundation (although I stock up when it's on sale)
- can be difficult to determine shade as there are no testers
-needs a pump! (I cleaned out an old pump bottle for another brand and transfer my Colorstay to it so I waste less product).
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I remember buying this foundation a while back and not liking it as I felt it really showed my pores. Then on a whim, I tried it again about a month or so and now I LOVE this foundation. I actually have combo oily skin but use this one instead because seriously, with this foundation I don't have to touch up my face at all throughout the day. I set it with MUFE HD Powder and my face stays matte ALL day. I put it on with a regular foundation brush and viola! Flawless....
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
Can get at CVS
Not super expensive
Not a great selection of colors
No pump, you have to pour it
Cheeks still dry with makeup on
Could blend a little easier
*while there are more cons than pros, I would buy this again b/c it's readily availible everywhere and don't have to hassle with going to the mall, and it's only about $14 (7 if you get 2 bogo).
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
after reading the reviews for this product i really wanted to try it BIG HUGE MISTAKE so i went got home tried it out put my coat back on and returned it hated it it was like a cakey glitter bomb i dont know why ppl like this so much but i will never buy this ever again
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love this foundation! Perfect coverage and doesn't melt off your face in Miami weather.