Revlon ColorStay Makeup with SoftFlex SPF 15 Normal/Dry Skin

3.8

511 reviews

66% would repurchase

Package Quality: 2.8

Price: $$

Package Quality: 2.8

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS

Active Ingredients: titanium dioxide 4.4%, zinc oxide 2.0% Ingredients: water, cyclomethicone, trimethylsiloxysilicate, butylene glycol, dimethicone, cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 dimethicone, polyglyceryl-4 isostearate, HDI/trimethylol hexyllactone crosspolymer, nylon-12, phenyl trimethicone, magnesium sulfate, isododecane, boron nitride, methicone, laureth-7, mallow extract, lily bulb extract, lactobacillus/eriodictyon californicum ferment extract, cymbidium grandiflorum flower extract, silk, tocopherol acetate, retinyl palmitate, ethylene brassylate, tribehenin, bisabolol, silica, alumina, isohexadecane, polydimethylsiloxane/polymethylsilsesquioxane copolymer, polysorbate 20, polysorbate 80, ammonium polyacryloyldimethyl taurate, sorbitan sesquioleate, tetrasodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben. May contain: iron oxides, mica, titanium dioxide, bismuth oxychloride, zinc oxide.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I've now made this my go-to foundation for every day wear. It absolutely does hold up to its long-wear description - I've gone swimming with it on, and never feel concerned that my makeup will wear off (especially when I'm having a bad skin day). It helps to blend the redness of acne away - I still use a concealer & powder with this to help set it, but if I had to throw one face product on in a rush, I'd use this alone rather than another product.

With the normal/dry formula, I didn't notice a smell, but I accidentally purchased the oily skin formula and found it had a much stronger scent.



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Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Other, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I really wanted to like this product but I just can't

I have tried applying this product a bunch of different ways and it still ends up looking cakey on me. I used my clarisonic to exfoliate before I put this on and I still got the cakey look on my cheeks and around my nose. I used my fingers, a ss187, a flat top kabuki brush, and a wet sponge and none of them worked for me.

Also a couple of times I had this weird burning/redness reaction to though I have researched it a little more and some of the ingredients found in the foundation are known to cause irritation/ reactions in people. If you have really sensitive skin I would swatch it a couple of places and wait to see if you have anything happen.

The smell also puts me off as well....still on the hunt for a my HG foundation.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I think for coverage this is the best foundation I have found yet. It gives me that smooth airbrush look and I always get compliments when wearing this. I LOVED this product for the first couple of months that I had it but then I noticed that after a while my skin got irritated and I would break out really bad. I have not been wearing makeup everyday since it is summer so I can't imagine doing so when I am going to be starting school in a couple of weeks. I just bought some of the new Revlon's Beyond Natural Skin Matching Makeup and I am hoping that will work without irritating my skin, for a daily routine, but I will definitely go back to the Colorstay with Softflex on days that I want more of a full coverage and heavier makeup look.

Oh and I use a round sponge to apply the Colorstay with Softfelx. I like how much smoother it looks when I apply it that way vs. applying with my fingertips, also because I have very splotchy skin and I think it just helps put it on thicker... It really is a great product for somebody with dry skin, maybe just not as sensitive as mine :/ I do suggest for you to try it for sure though because it definitely DOES STAY and after wearing it for a few minutes it truly feels like you are not wearing any makeup!!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

Heavy coverage. Apply with brush or wet latex sponge. Let dry before powdering. Colors are plausible. Great under eyeshadow (replace eyeshadow primer). Wore it to my wedding with mineral powder over it and lasted all day. Couldn't reccommend more. Bit hard to wash off.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

Pros:
- great coverage, neither too heavy or too sheer
- pretty good colour match for my super fair skin (ivory is good, albeit a teeny bit pink)
-last forever and doesn't transfer
-doesn't break me out
-doesn't irritate my super sensitive skin
-fragrance and oil free
- has spf!

Cons:
- initial smell is kind of bizarre but it goes away
- no pump...this super sucks, but i'm pretty sure revlon has gotten the message by now...

Overall, I'm really pleased with this foundation. It's a great price, has good coverage and hasn't bothered my skin! Another bonus is it's the only foundation that doesn't rub off on my boyfriend's face which he definitely appreciates (especially given that my nw15 foundation isn't so cute on his nc55-ish skin lol!)


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I cant believe I forgot to review this.
I bought this in the colour 'buff' and its a great match for my skin with yellow undertones. I like that you can choose between dry and oily skin because some foundations are too drying for me.
So far I really love this product, it gives a good coverage, more then my other foundation I love, the 'healthy mix' from bourjois. Its not drying and it feels very natural on my skin, i hardly notice I'm wearing foundation at all, which is a big plus. I use very little product to give it a natural finish.
Its not really a matte finish, but not a glowy one too, I think its something inbetween. Stay on power is great, it stays a whole day without budging and another great thing about it is it doesnt transfer on my clothes or other ppl. Price is great too. My skin didnt break out, but tbh I have easy skin when it comes to that. The only big downside is the bottle, it doesnt have a pump, which is very annoying because its easy to use too much product and I really dont understand why revlon chose for this kind of packaging, its really horrible!
But its not going to stop me from buying it again, overall its a great product besides the bottle.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

heres the thing...i have red skin :/ im a total pinky. and this foundation was 1.) hard to blend and 2.) had pink under tones.
thus...it made me look PINKER...i feel this is over hyped :/ but what the heck..if it works for u try it!


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Medium, Cool

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

God knows I wanted to love this foundation! But, UGH!!! Wearing this it felt like my face was on fire and itched so badly that I had to wash it off 20 minutes after applying. I had a horrible reaction to this stuff. My NW35ish dry skin rejected it in every way possible. I have fairly decent skin with no acne, however, I do have some redness on my checks and some discoloration from aging (48) but can usually cover it up with most foundations. I couldn't get decent coverage with this foundation! The more I tried to layer the worse it looked...and felt. Like a clay mask that just sat on top of my face that looked and felt horrible! Surprising, because I'm not typically sensitive to other foundations. This one just didn't agree with me at all! I'll stick with my dream SMOOTH mousse in the summertime and the new L'oreal Lift with serum in winter, Now those two are the BOMB!! Perfect, with a beautiful long lasting finish that gives me the look and feel I'm after! Colorstay was YUK...IMO.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I'm currently using this in med beige. Its a bit pink so I'm going to try another color or try the combo\oily formula. It does look natural and has a bit of shimmer in it. It dosent look to bad in flash photography so that's a plus. Could be a good winter foundation since its more moisturizing with my combo skin.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I like this foundation, only problem is I bought it in the wrong shade! I got it in Natural Tan, and its way too dark! I'm an NC 30 or NC 35 in MAC and I heard Sand Beige was probably the right one to go with. It goes on liquidy and you need to blend it quickly or it will dry and look cakey. The other thing is, the stuff smells bad! very chemically.. I smell it all day long. And as others have forcefully noted, it doesn't come with a pump! Boo spillage and product wastefulness :( Cheap for $20 CAD but will only buy on sale (I got mine for $15.99). Otherwise its pretty good coverage and finish.


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