Revlon ColorStay Makeup with SoftFlex SPF 15 Normal/Dry Skin

3.8

500 reviews

67% 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.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

I bought this product in Buff. I really love this product & might consider it HG, but need to use it longer before labeling it HG. I have CS in oily version, active light, and this dry version, all in Buff.


I have very oily skin & it is difficult to find good foundation for me. Nothing, nothing, nothing lasts! It's very frustrating. I really love the AL version of CS as it lasts all day, but it is very sheer for my acne and scarring.


B/c I am so oily, I tried the oily version first. It is very good, too, but I do not like the low SPF 6 as I use foundation for my form of SS. I decided to try the dry version. It is wonderful! Even though I have oily skin, it does not cause me problems in the least. I prefer this to the oily version due to the beautiful way it sets on skin.


I do not break out from it, it blends easily, it covers medium to full, it offers SS, it is readily available & cheap, it stays on all day, it is matte, but not too drying for me. I don't know if you would have great luck from this foundation if you have dry skin. However, it works great for me and I will repurchase.


As far as packaging, it annoys me that there is no pump, but I am not terribly troubled by it. It is pretty standard in the MU world to have a glass bottle with no pump. At least it doesn't have a cheap spong or brush attached to the top like the Maybelline one or the Revlon Spa one. I think I'll live with the pumpless bottle in comparison to those!

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.



Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Very Oily, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

Wow! I'm so in love with this foundation! I've been looking for a great new foundation to control my super oily skin and to cover skin imperfections. I have read so many mixed reviews on this product I had to try it out on myself. I bought this liquid foundation in Caramel. I couldn't find my exact skin tone in the combination/oily selection so I decided to just go with the dry/normal. 4 hours later, my skin is still smooth and gorgeous, my T-zone is shine and for the most part, oily free. I'm so impressed with this prdouct, I totally recommend it. I don't mind the packaging so much, I bought some latex free sponge wedges and use those to apply the foundation, works like a charm. I kinda am not loving the price but it's worth it. Check it out for yourself!


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I really like this product, it is perfect for my skin. It was quite expensive though, at £11.99 from Boots, and i think it is worth less than that, more like £8.99. I also quite like the packaging, and only really find one thing annoying - the fact that there is no pump. If there was a pump then this would be the best foundation ever.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I wore Clinique City Base in Alabaster for all my 20s and then it started to break me out and just not sit well on my skin, so I tried a few other Clinique foundations, all of which I hated. I don't want to spend a lot of money on a foundation, so I read a bunch of reviews here and off to the drugstore I went to try the three most well-reviewed. I have dry, moderately sensitive skin that gets shiny on my nose and redness around my jawline. I'm also very pale, with neutral undertones and I don't like a heavy feel, but prefer light coverage. I wore each one for 2 weeks. So here goes:

Revlon ColorStay Makeup with SoftFlex spf 15 in 110 Ivory: I like the way this applied the best. It went on very smooth and blended well. Smells like paint. A little bit dark for my skin tone. Made me break out.

Neutrogena Healthy Skin liquid makeup spf 20 in 20 Natural Ivory: very nice color match and also applied well. Scent is very perfumy and flowery and didn't go away. I could feel this foundation on my skin throughout the day, so not weightless like I prefer. Didn't break out, but tended to get oily.

L'Oreal True Match super-blendable makeup spf 17 in neutral n1 soft ivory: I tried this one first and didn't like it because it really shows any patches of dry skin. However it is the one I'm using now because it is so light, but covers well, good color match, no break-outs, no oilies, and I found the scent to be the lightest. This foundation looks a lot better if I take care of my skin and moisturize and exfoliate properly : )

P.S. I also went to the Lancome counter and tried Teint Idole in Intensity 1 Ivoire 2 (C), but just couldn't spend the 40 bucks. And it doesn't have suncreen.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 7/31/2010 5:04:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I didn't have high hopes for this one, but when you only have drugstore options, you are often forced to settle for mediocre products. Well, this one failed to even meet the standards of mediocrity. This version of Colorstay is definitely different from the one I remember using in the past. To begin, the coverage is terrible. I'm not looking for "full", but this barely provides "light" coverage even with several applications with a sponge. To my horror yesterday, I realized that this doesn't hold up (at all) in the heat and humidity. Unfortunately for me, I didn't realize it until we were in the car on our way to go out to eat. I looked in the mirror to see what little bit of foundation that remained concentrated into my pores. With no concealer or foundation with me, I was forced to carry on in public looking this way. I'm officially done with Colorstay.


on 7/28/2010 1:01:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I first tried this at my friend's house and I absolutely loved it, even though she was a shade darker than me. It took me a while before I bought my own bottle.

Pros:
- Great coverage (lasts all day!)
- No disturbing odor
- A little goes a long way
- Super blendable
- Easy to remove

Cons:
- There is a little bit of transfer if you happen to come in contact with anything using a rubbing motion (ex: tissues, clothing)
- The bottle doesn't come with a pump (this one really tears me up as this is a great product, but without the pump, you're wasting a lot of the foundation)

Overall I totally recommend getting this product! I'll be sticking to this one for a long long time~


on 7/18/2010 11:04:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Green

Other reviewers are not lying when they said you have to blend this quickly! It's like a race against time. I only use a small amount on my tzone. It's non drying and doesn't accentuate pores. Wish it had a pump, but for a cheap foundation it ain't too bad.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 7/16/2010 7:20:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

✍ WHY?
I bought this foundation 2 weeks ago and I think it's amazing! I bought it because of the reviews I read about this am-az-ing foundation, so I thought I could give it a shot. And i'm very happy I did! I bought it in my local department store (called 'Galleria Inno',probably only in Europe) because it was the only store I knew which selled Revlon products in my neighbourhood.
Personal : I Bought Colorstay with softflex foundation for normal to dry skin in color Nude, which fits veeeeeeery good!

☞ TIPS .
- After I bought it I applied the foundation with my fingertips. I wasn't very happy about it; until I used my foundation brush with this foundation. It really had a wonderful result, and even without a primer it lasts all day long !

☝ my LIKES about this product :
- I have a really sensitive skin, so usually I get red spots or pimples of cheap foundations. (e.g. my skin was very irritated after I used Nivea beauté's longlasting foundation,which was only 11euros ) Anyway, 'Revlon colorstay with softflex' leaves my skin healthy , and I know it may sound weird or anything, but my skin looks even better than when I didn't use it.
- It's name fits the product definately ! It doés stay long
- It's texture is not too thin, it's a little thick, which I personally like, but luckily not too thick.
- full coverage !

☟ my DISLIKES about this product :
-Even though I'm like IN LOVE with this foundation, there's one thing I don't like about it ; the bottle. It doesn't come of with a pump , but anyway,It's easy when you use a foundation brush and a primer and definately lasts a whole lot longer when you use those 2 "helpers" !
- The packaging looks very poor and unattractive.

✏ CONCLUSION :
I'mma stick with this one ! I spended A LOT of money searching for a good foundation , cheap ones, expensive ones, I used them all, but this one can't beat any of them ! It's WONDERFUL and I would definately buy it again !

Anke (Belgium) ♧

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


on 7/15/2010 2:50:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I'm quite hesitant to label this as one of my HG foundations, but it is a fairly good alternative to higher end brands. The coverage is excellent, and you really don't need much to cover unevenness, scars, and blemishes, while giving a natural finish. I have combination skin-- very dry in certain areas, but my t-zone can very oily by the end of the day. I decided to get the normal/dry version instead of the combo/oily because I was afraid the latter would accentuate the dry areas of my face. I may try it someday to see if there's any difference, but the normal/dry foundation turned out to be good enough for me. I also found that the staying power is very good-- it lasted almost the whole day without looking like it's melting off my face. The downside is that it's harder to get off at night... I use makeup wipes to get most of it off first, and then I use pond's cold cream. I also use toner to wipe any excess dirt/makeup that may have been left behind. I don't wear foundation every day, but I needed something for going out on weekends and special occasions. I had a $3 off manufacturer's coupon, so the price was around $8... definitely very affordable. The only reason why I may not buy it again is because I loathe the packaging... I wish it came in a pump bottle. I always end up pouring a bit too much out. But overall, it's a good value.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 7/11/2010 3:49:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I actually use the Combination/Oily Skin makeup, but they wouldn't let me select that. This is my favorite foundation right now... I apply it with a damp makeup sponge so that it doesn't go on too thick, and it keeps me from getting too greasy looking when it's hot out. It doesn't offer a lot of coverage when I apply it with the damp sponge, but I would rather cover up spots with concealer than have really thick foundation. It's a little difficult to find the right color, but when you do I think you'll be happy with it.


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