|Would buy this product again.||65%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
There are a lot of things I like about this foundation... but I keep trying other ones! I have very pale skin, so to find a shade that matches at the drugstore is a big deal for me. I use Ivory. I like the coverage, which I would say is medium-full. It does stay on better than the average foundation, but I wouldn't say it's infallible. I don't like the bottle design as I feel I waste a lot of product. I also feel that it looks very natural until I set it with powder- which is a must for my oily t-zone. I will have a bottle of this at all times as a backup- but it's not my HG. Great for the price though and mostly does what it says.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have the sand beige color and it blends really well with my skin color. I like this product because it is so cheap and it doesn't feel thick or unnatural on my skin. It covers up redness pretty well too. It goes on smooth, doesn't give me break outs. The only thing I hate about it is the dispenser, because there is none. I wish it had a tip opening instead of that big hole. The smell isn't that bad, it only has that scent in the bottle, but i don't really notice it after its on my face.
Would definitely buy this again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Everyone should have one of these in their makeup arsenal. I love this foundation and I'd probably cry if it was discontinued.
I've seen some reviews saying this foundation is 'unnatural' and 'masklike.' I'd like to address that by telling how I use the foundation. I don't use it by itself all over my face. I do think it is a little too much on its own. I have dry skin so this would make the flakies obvious. But what I do is mix it with other foundations. It gives them that extra oomph and staying power, while still looking natural. I've mixed it with CG Clean Makeup, Maybelline Instant Age Rewind, and Revlon Age Defying Spa before, all with great results.
I also use this as a concealer! I've used various concealers before, all with so-so results. Sometimes they cover scars and dark circles, sometimes they don't. Usually they end up fading away after a few hours so you can see what I was trying to cover up anyway. I dab ColorStay on top of any blemishes I want to cover (after regular foundation application) and it covers and STAYS PUT. My scars don't slowly surface over the course of the day with this stuff.
Using it like I do, it takes me forever to finish a bottle. So it's a good buy for the money. The packaging is crap, though, like many have said. I wish they'd add a pump to it. But I can't do without this stuff. I feel an imbalance in the force when I don't have a bottle of this on hand. XD
I wish I could convince those who gave this a bad review to try it again using some of the techniques I've talked about. You might be pleasantly surprised.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have clear normal to dry skin and have used the Revlon Color Stay liquid foundation with softflex formula for normal to dry skin for about 3 months.
The colour range is ok and I did find a close match for my yellow undertoned skin.
It provides a medium to full coverage and semi-matte finish and leaves my skin with an even complexion.
The formula has a smooth consistency but is heavy which means it covers my under eye circles.
Apart from offering a full coverage and being long- lasting (lasts all day, does not fade or rub off easily), this foundation was EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTING, ABSOLUTELY SHOCKING, THE DEVIL IN DISGUISE !
I will not re-purchase this product due to the following reasons:
* strange smell
* difficult to blend as dries quickly
* feels sticky, heavy and uncomfortable on my face, doesn’t let my skin breathe
* Looks mask-like, cakey and unnatural no matter how I apply it (fingers, foundation brush, stippling brush) even with avoiding the use of a setting powder
* Not hydrating, creates dry flaky patches, my skin looked blotchy, settled into my pores
* extremely difficult to remove from face
* expensive for drugstore brand and quality
* poor packaging as comes in glass bottle – there’s no pump dispenser so it’s very easy to pour too much
I amended my overall rating from 1 to 4 as I discovered I was applying too much with my fingers. I got some new makeup brushes and if applied with foundation brush, this foundation is quite good.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I just love this foundation. I have put off trying it despite all the good reviews. i have really dry skin but this is fantastic. It's easy to apply with a stippling brush and stays put all day. I have also worn it in the evening when going out straight from work. It was as good as when i applied it and i didn't need to reapply. i use Clinique Gentle Light powder on top and it's fab.
After using this for a week I developed a very large, painful cystic spot on the end of my nose!!! It hurt like hell and took 4 days to come up. It actually gave me a headache. The last spot I had was 10 years ago. I never get spots. i also found this foundation gave me little lumps and blocked pores. It looked heavy and mask like.
I will never buy this again
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
when aplied with damp sponge gives me blackheads , but when i use with my fingers or a brush it is ok. skip powder or it will look cakey...without it looks natural, and it will not move.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Curly Eyes: Brown
eugh, this stuff is SO awful. I applied it LIGHTLY with a damp sponge and set with transluscent powder, and in the 10 or 15 minutes it took me to apply my eye makeup, it had turned really cakey, settled into all of my pores AND gave me blackheads! I didn't even bother to try to fix it, just washed my face and started over with a different foundation. I don't know about the "Colorstay" properties of this but I'm not even going to bother to find out.
UPDATE: Tried using this a couple more times with two different foundation brushes (MAC 190 and ELF Studio Angled Foundation brush, the same brushes I use to apply all of my other foundations), and while it was a little better than with the sponge it still looked awful, gave me blackheads, settled into all of my pores and just looked all around bad. It did stay all day through shopping and cooking dinner without fading or sliding around, but whats the point of having the foundation stay all day if it looks horrible?
And after using it two days in a row I have TONS of little bumps all over my forehead and chin where this foundation clogged my pores. My skin hasn't looked this bad since I was 15! I can't believe I paid 13 dollars to have my skin practically ruined.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I guess I thought this foundation was going to live up to it's name and hype. I am extremely dissappointed in this foundation. It says it is for dry skin and it made my skin look more dry, it clung to all of the dry patches and made them look worse. I even tryed it with light and heavy moisturizers. It also didn't cover any of the redness on my face, and I don't have a lot to cover. I can't believe I payed 12 dollars for a foundation that doesn't even cover mild redness. I have bought a lot of high end and drugstore foundations in my life and this has the worst coverge ever. Even my tinted moisturizer covers better than this does. Also it is supposed to stay on for several hours, but when I take it off even with a primer I find that there is very little left on my face. And that's only after about 6 hours. I am sure by reading the reviews that this foundation is the best for others but definately not for me. I think if you have dry skin you should propably think twice before getting this one. THe only good thing about this foundation was it was the perfect color for me.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
My friend owned this and I loved how well it covered up, her father even used it to cover up this big purple birthmark on his face, I didn't even know he had it until she told me that! I bought it in sand I believe, I liked it a lot but it felt very heavy on my face.. It might have been the color as well, but I quit using it anyhow when I stopped needing it. I don't think I'd buy it again simply because there are so many others out there, and I like to feel as if my skin can breathe.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
My main reason for trying this foundation is to mix it with sunscreen or regular face lotion as a tinted moisturizer. I prefer sheer coverage and look natural - it was a bit too much coverage when I wear this alone.
Yesterday I went to RiteAid with Estee Lauder DW Light 10-day sample jar (#2) and pick out the closest shade (medium beige).They look very similar in the jars but Revlon CF has a very subtle pinkish undertone.I tried it today and it fairly match my skin tone (I did not mix it with lotion / sunscreen). It could be the pinkish undertone which make me look a bit tan. I think I will continue to use this as the pinkish undertone is acceptable. I will mix It with lotion or sunscreen and make the pink more sheer.
I don't know if I would purchase this or EL DW's full size again. I feel EL give me an even skin tone with yellowish undertone while Revlon's give me a subtle rosy glow/tan. I may try EL on half of my face and Revlon on the other half - to see which one looks better.
Update 10/21/09 - I mixed it w/ some sunscreen today and stay for the entire day. It provides a bit more coverage compared with pressed powder. It also sheer enough that the pink undertone was not obvious. It's kind of hard to get it off though.