Revlon ColorStay Makeup [Reformulated Early 2013]

3.8

4464 reviews

70% would repurchase

Package Quality: 2.8

Price: $$

Package Quality: 2.8

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide (7.3%) Inactive Ingredients: Aqua/Water (Water), Cyclomethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Butylene Glycol, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, SD Alcohol 40B, PEG/PPG 18/18 Dimethicone, Nylon 12, Tribehenin, Isododecane, Polyisobutene, Sodium Chloride, Cetyl PEG/PPG 10/1 Dimethicone, Bisabolol, Serica (Silk Powder), Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Malva Sylvestris Flower Extract (Mallow), Lilium Candidum Bulb Extract (Lily), Lactobacillus/Eridictyon Californicum Ferment Extract, Cymbidium Grandiflorum Flower Extract, Alumina, Polydimethylsiloxane/Polymethysilesquioxane Copolymer, Ethylene Brassylate, Methicone, Trisiloxane, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, May Contain (+/-): Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499)


on 3/29/2011 12:20:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Green

This is a great liquid foundation that provides even coverage that LASTS. I'm not kidding, this stuff stays put all day for me. From a more mature perspective, my mother likes this product because it covers wrinkles better than her powder foundation, which tends to settle in the creases around the eyes. I usually only stick to powder foundations so this was a new experience for me, but I'm certainly happy with it and would recommend it to anyone, especially for its very reasonable price.



Age: Unknown

Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Brown

It has taken me a while and four bottles to find the right shade, but I was determined to find a suitable match. I am approximately NC30, True Match W4 Natural Beige, Fit Me 220 (perfect match). I started with Fresh Beige in the Normal/Dry. It was a little too red. Moved on to Sand Beige in the Normal/Dry. Too light and had a gray cast. Read that Golden Beige (only available in Combo/Oily) was perfect for NC30, but it was too ashy-looking. So I moved on to Warm Golden (Combo/Oily only). Bingo! When I swatch it on my arm, it appears slightly peachy, but I think it works. I look better with this on than the Fit Me, which is a better shade match but an inferior formula. The Colorstay makes my skin glowy and flawless. Highly recommend if you can find the right shade.

UPDATE: Warm Golden oxidizes, so I now mix Golden Beige and Warm Golden approximately 50-50 in a tiny plastic jar (69 cents at Longs), and it staves off the oxidization. I dab on with a Q-Tip and buff with a flat-top foundation brush. Perfect! Make it work and it will reward you!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


on 3/28/2011 5:24:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Love this! One of the best color matches I have had in a drugstore brand makeup. I am the color Toast in this product. I only bought it because I was matched up the other day for another product and the "lovely" woman matched me about 3 shades too dark for a 36 dollar foundation..My husband was calling me Snooki...REALLY! Needless to say I was not a happy camper. I ran out of my MAC NC44, so I needed something badly! This is great stuff. Covered a lot of my hyperpigmentation on its own. My hubby is happy with the drop in expense as well. I still have to see if it breaks me out, but so far I am loving this foundation!


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

this stuff covers blemishes really good! im never gonna use anything else. ive finally found the right foundation for me!


on 3/28/2011 5:37:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This was definitely overrated. I was looking for something more affordable than what I was using and since this was being compared to MAC studio fix, I gave it a chance. It was quite a bit runnier, and didn't cover as much but it controlled the oilies fairly well. It just wasn't enough coverage for the hyperpigmentation on my cheeks though, so I went back to MAC.
It's pretty good for DS but I wouldn't compare it to Studio Fix at all.


on 3/27/2011 9:07:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I bought this product due to all the rave reviews on youtube etc.. I have combo skin, with an oily t-zone. I applied this foundation with a foundation brush and beauty blender...i looked as if i was wearing a mask! Super cakey, and did nothing for my pores or oily t-zone. i immediately went to return the product!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 3/27/2011 12:20:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

After reading all the great reviews here, hearing the raves about this foundation on youtube and finding it on sale at Walgreens, I just had to try it. For only $7.99, I could not pass it up! I took a gamble and bought it in Buff hoping it would be a color match for my NC20-25 skin tone and it actually works. While this foundation does stay on and has a nice matte finish, the coverage is not as flawless as my MAC, Stila, Lorac, Laura Mercier, Lancome, and Paula Dorf foundations. Revlon lipsticks are as good or better than highend lipsticks, but I think it's worth it to spend more money on a highend foundation. For $7.99 though, I can't really complain.


on 3/26/2011 7:34:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This is such a great foundation. Nice selection of colors too- (first I tried Buff which was a perfect match but washed me out too much than I purchased Sandy Beige which complemented my Italian skin better!.) This foundation blends well with a foundation brush but does dry fast. It is thick enough that I don't need to use a concealer now, (I have not awful but dark under eye areas!) I use Coty Airspun Translucent Extra Coverage to get a real velvet look to my skin. Being that it is on the thicker side of foundations I definitely suggest a good makeup remover.


on 3/26/2011 6:30:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

After trying almost every foundation out there, drugstore and high end, I have noticed that this works best for my oily skin. I have 13 hour school days and extremely oily skin, and I've noticed this is the only foundation that actually lasts all day. I do have to blot like twice daily but the staying power is amazing. I purchase the oily skin formula in the color warm golden and it is a close enough match for my NC35 skintone. This is my go to foundation for daily use :)


Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

So relieved to find this foundation. After my heartbreak over SDM discontinuing my all time fave foundation (Boots Lifting and Firming), I've decided to try what is available. I was contemplating on getting this, the photo ready, L'Oreal True match or Maybelline Fit me. But after watching several Youtube reviews. I decided to get this even if this was the priciest of all the foundations that I am considering. I'm so glad I grabbed this. I just need light coverage, light weight, stays on all day and minimal oxidation. This foundation meets that and more. The coverage is actuallyy medium to full, so when and if ever I need a full coverage then I can just build this foundation onto my skin. I apply this with a damp sponge so that I don't have a problem of blending this into my skin. I also only apply a light layer therefore feels light weight. Stays all day and true to the color. This also has SPF which is always a bonus. Now if you have a problem because of the "tip and pour" spout instead of a pump then just transfer the product to an empty foundation bottle with a pump if you have any (that's what I did and it works great....Mind you to clean the bottle thoroughly first and let it dry before transferring the product). SO all in all, I love this foundation and I highly recommend this if you are in the market for a good drugstore foundation.


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