|Would buy this product again.||70%|
This product has been discontinued
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is one foundation that does what is says! I have been using it for several months now and love it in hot and humid weather, as it does not fade / come off. It is easy on the pocket book, blends very well, and lasts all day/night until you take it off. To remove all of it you will need a good makeup remover though. The foundation looks much darker in the glass jar than it will on you, so be careful when selecting color.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I use Revlon Colourstay for Oily/Combination skin. Considering that this is a high street/drugstore, foundation it has impressive coverage and staying power, although I don't think it's quite 'Holy Grail' material!
I have combination skin with a very uneven skintone, a lot of redness and quite a few blemishes so I've been hunting for a good value, fuller coverage foundation that doesn't slide off after a couple of hours for a long time!
Colourstay gives medium to full coverage. It doesn't make my skin look flawless but it evens out my skintone and conceals minor blemishes well. The '16 hour' wear claims are a little far fetched but this is the longest lasting high street foundation I've ever tried; perhaps 6-8 hours is a bit more realistic!
I apply using a foundation brush (MAC 190) and never find it to look 'cakey'. However, it is quite thick so not for those ladies who prefer lightweight/sheer/natural make-up! Despite using the Oily/Combination skin version, it doesn't dry matt so I always finish with a dusting of loose powder.
The only thing I really dislike about Colourstay is the packaging, although the glass bottle is smart, I wish it had a pump applicator! I hate having to tip it out onto my brush as I find that it can be messy and there can be wastage. I bought a MAC pump in the hope that it would fit but unfortunately it didn't so I've decanted it into a little pump bottle I bought on Ebay.
As Colourstay has a relatively thick consistency and is long-lasting, your cleansing has to be somewhat vigourous! When I've worn it, I usually use a face wipe, then make-up remover on a cotton-wool pad, before cleansing as normal.
So, to summarise, if you want a medium to full coverage but can't afford Estee Lauder Double Wear or such like, give Colourstay a try.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Tan, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
this is my HG! i bought this at target for 11.99 (kinda pricey for a drugstore brand) and i fell in love with this! i use sonia sashuk's multi purpose duo fiber brush to apply & blend. this gives me an airbrushed look, very matte. i love it! :) just be sure to remove this stuff with pond's cold cream or you will break out
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Love this stuff!! I've tried Elizabeth Arden, cover fx, boots, cover girl, bare essentials and this stuff is awesome. Goes on really light, doesn't feel like your wearing makeup. Iayers very easily and you can build a very high coverage and still look natural. Ive tried applying this with a sponge, stippling and foundation brushes but find it best applies with clean fingers. The heat helps it melt into the skin. And it lasts ALLLL day! I work all day and then swim 2-3 times a week and it lasts thru swimming!! No joke! You need a little extra makeup remover at nite to get it all off bit it's worth the all day wear. No scent, sturdy
package. Def HG in my books.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I kind of liked this foundation, it wasnt bad..but it wasnt good. It made my face feel oily and kinda gross but most foundations do that to me anyway. It didnt make me break out. It doesnt have as good of coverage as i wanted it to, it made my acne and dry areas stand out rather then hid. it kind of looked shiny on my face, and the staying power was ok but not very good. it looked kinda cakey on my face
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
I got this foundation because, like many others, I don't have the best skin. I'm a bit of a foundation snob, so I have high hopes. I went on MUA, and saw amazing reviews, so I made my way over to Target and got the lightest color.
I was incredibly surprised by the fact that it matched my skin tone. I'm incredibly pale, and most foundations are too light. And then, it oxidized. Into pink. But an orangey pink, and it was horrible.
So, I stuck it to the back of my vanity, and used other foundations. Eventually, I decided to give it another chance. Actually, MANY other chances.
I tried using it with a dry sponge, a wet sponge, my fingers, a stippling brush (MAC), and a foundation brush It dried badly. But the REAL kicker was when I stepped into the light, and saw what a TERRIBLE finish it had.
Never again. I only use this as an eyelid primer. Nothing more. Not worth $10.
EDIT: Ok, after using E.L.F's studio powder brush to stipple this on, I realize that it isn't that bad. The application WAS the cause of the bad finish. All other attempts at piling this stuff on resulted in very, very thick layers. Bumped up from 1 lippie, to 3.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
i didn't like this foundation at all! It has okay coverage, but it dries wayy too quickly and it's kinda watery. i hate the smell as well!! i am not going to buy this again, it was deff. a waste of my money.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Maybe it's just my skin, but Revlon foundations are just not suited for me. I tried Photoready, which was a disappointment, but I decided to give Revlon another shot and tried Colorstay, which had great reviews on MUA. My complaint with Colorstay is the same as Photoready - it just isn't made for yellow undertone girls! I tried one of the most yellow based foundations they had (Warm Golden) and it ended up having a very pink undertone on my face after thirty minutes. The coverage is good along with the staying power, but the foundation is just way too obvious on my skin and makes it look like a mask.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Green
I am NW 20 and I use the combo/oily line in Sand Beige. I am on a constant lookout for a ds dupe for MUFE Mat Velvet +
The first time I tried this I just dotted on my skin and then blended with my hands and fingers. I was really bummed--it looked SO cakey and mask like. I didn't even wait to see how it lasted throughout the day....I just washed my face and went back to my MUFE. A MuA'er recommended I try it with a sponge and stipple. So after awhile I decided to give it a try. What a difference a wet sponge and stippling makes! This went on so smoothly and had such a nice finish--not matte but not dewy. Even as I built coverage, it didn't cake or sink into my pores but just left my skin looking perfect. I couldn't stop looking at my skin in my rearview on the way to work.
Last week I tried this with a beauty blender and the results were even better! I seriously looked airbrushed. I apply my primer and let it dry. Then I stipple the foundation on in sections (I do it in quarters) with my beauty blender and let it dry. Then I re-do. Two applications is seriously full coverage but not masky. I think 3 would be overkill but one would be ok....I just like the look of 2 layers for a long day at work.
Now for lasting quality--it does last all day with a blot and powder touchup. I notice it tends to get shinier near my nose where I am oiliest and can look a teeny bit cakey. I attribute that more to my touchup powder (still searching for the HG) than the foundation. But it doesn't transfer and I don't feel greasy--the coverage lasts all day. Even better-no breakouts!
This can be hard to remove--I massage jojoba oil into my face and then follow with a cleanser.
I don't like the bottle-wish it had pump-and it is a little expensive for ds, but given I was spending $40 on MUFE for every day wear this is much better. The drugstores often have sales so you can get it cheaper then. Definitely worth a try.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Green
For reference I'm 150 Buff, combo skin more towards the dry side, occasional acne with some rosacea/redness.
I have a love/hate relationship with this foundation. I've been using it for about a year now and I will probably keep using it even though it has some big downsides. I don't really mind the packaging because I just give it a shake with my finger over the top of the opening and get a dab on my finger. I apply this foundation with my fingers since I find this warms it up and makes it look the least fake. The reason I gave it a 4 out of 5 is because of the really amazing coverage (full) and the staying power.
-Long lasting even without primer
-Good color match (very pale, yellowish rather than pink)
-Covers acne, redness and dark spots
-gets into my pores and is hard to clean off
-breaks me out a bit if I'm not very diligent about scrubbing it all off my skin
-GHOSTFACE in flash photographs
-not natural - it looks like I'm wearing foundation
This is my everyday foundation, with physician's formula powder applied on top. Still looking for something better...