|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I'll add my two cents on this foundation.
I have mature skin and I want my foundation to cover my uneven skintone but not look cakey.
I takes some practice but if I work it just right and add a bit of highlighter, this works quite well.
Let me also say that I have tried many many foundations over the years, from very expensive to d/s. I'll use this until I find something better that doesn't make my sensitive skin break out.
Thank you MUA for the headsup on this foundation
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is my favorite foundation. It's amazing for special occasions, parties, weddings, etc, because it's high coverage. HOWEVER, if you are gonna be taking pictures, like flash photogrpahy, you want something with less spf. This dry/normal formula has higher spf than the oil/combo colorstay (spf 6!) so I would suggest getting the oily/combo one with less spf for better photos at night and during the day.
-thick and totally full coverage
-thick but blendable
-lasts ALL DAY
only the oily/combo version has a low spf, good for photos
not good for daily wear--too high coverage and feels like youre wearing it
bad color selection, i am asian so i have yellow undertones, just like other asians and also blondes who tan well. These tend to have a very pinkish undertone. However, buff and golden beige are 2 that are yellow toned and i just mix those.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
This is my favorite foundation. Some people said this is fairly drying, and it is a bit, but for me I don't get any patches or flakiness or anything. I put on a lot of moisturizer and I also use primer (Monistat chafe gel or Clinique City Block if I'm going to be in the sun) before applying. I think putting primer on might alleviate some of the complaints other people had about it being too dry.
I love how I can use just a tiny bit and spread it thin for a light makeup day, or build up coverage for a flawless night-out-on-the-town look, and either way it looks good and not cakey.
This makeup is $10 at Target so it's a pretty good price: less than half as much I used to pay for HE foundations and it's also better quality (read: LONG LASTING)!
That's my faaavorite thing about this makeup. It doesn't slide off your face and make you look patchy within a few hours. It STAYS PUT. Even when it fades (like if you wear it for 18+ hours), it seems to wear off pretty evenly so you don't look blotchy. Touch up with some powder and you're good as new!
Also some people complained about there not being a pump. I'll agree that it can be annoying when you don't have much left, you have to wait for it to dribble out. I think it's ok because since it's just an open-mouth bottle, you can actually get ALL of the product out. With pumps, you usually are left with 15% of the product still in there that the pump won't get out. Best change would be a pump top that you can unscrew completely and pour the remainder out, but all-in-all I don't have a problem with it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
-As good as MAC Studio Fix
-Stays on all day, doesn't collect too much in creases
-Matte w/o being cakey, doesn't accentuate pores and fine lines
-Blends easily for medium to full coverage (applied with damp foundation brush)
-Color. I had to go a shade lighter than normal to avoid the dreaded pink tint on my olive-toned skin (150 Buff), which brings on the slightly-less-dreaded vampiric tint. Easy fix? Lightly dusted bronzer.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
My skin type: Acne prone, dry, sensitive, prone to redness NC15-20
I am reviewing the 16 hour one. The one that was before the formulation change. Therefore, I am not sure if there are going to be any differences in my review compared to the newer version. However, I know some of the older version is still being swapped around or sold, so I still thought it was beneficial to do this review
The shade I use is Buff. It is slightly too pink but you cannot notice it unless you really study my face and I do not top it off with powder.
It is a much thinner consistency than the oily to combo one. It is also more satin finish and does not provide as much coverage as the oily one. The oily one I would say is closer to fuller coverage while this one is more a medium. It covered up all my redness and my minor pimples. It lasts all day long and I make sure to use a good oil cleanser to remove it at night. I have been wearing it all week and so far no breakouts. However, sometimes it takes awhile for my skin to react to something. I will update if there are or are not breakouts
-great for normal to dry skin
-stays all day
-gives a flawless no pores finish
-no breakouts (so far!) but it is very YMMV so always try it out for yourself at a place that takes returns
-hard to take off at the end of the day
-not good for oily skin: I have more oily skin in the summer and I would not wear this in the summer for that reason
Again, I plan to update in another week or so to see if there are any new breakouts or if it stayed the same.
Update 10/20/2013: Still no breakouts a week later! I love this stuff and I will continue to use throughout the winter. So, for those who still have this formula in the back of their drawer, pull it out and use it for dry winter skin! I will update again when I either have used up half the bottle or more which may or may not be awhile depending on other foundations that I use.
Update 1/28/2014: after wearing this more, I realized I didn't get breakouts but I had a reaction to the foundation. *iz sad* So I brought down the rating from a 5 to a 3 because everything else about the foundation is awesome and if it doesn't bother your skin, then I think it is an amazing foundation for the price
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Green
I am writing this review based on the old formula available before the reformulation to the 24 hour with time release technology (and pump). This stuff was my FAVOURITE!! It gave great medium to buildable coverage with a gorgeous satiny/dewy finish without being oily. The colour Buff was also perfect for me which I was impressed with. I had a bit of a love/hate relationship with this stuff at the start because some days it would apply really nicely and other days it would be a little cakey. After lots of trial and error I found the best way to apply it was with a Real Techniques Expert Face Brush with Mac Prep and Prime Face Protect underneath. It gave a beautiful smooth finish with no caking. Unfortunately I figured this out just as the formula was changed to a 24 hour formula with pump and my old bottle was starting to run out. The new formula is awful! Not a patch on the old one. I read a few reviews and thought die hard colorstay lovers were just being a little touchy about the change but honestly I do NOT like this new formula. The coverage isn't an issue for me but the finish is now quite dry and matte looking, it doesn't leave the same gorgeous satiny finish that the old formula gave and it accentuated the dehydration lines on my forehead and around my mouth. I took it back and changed it over for the Nearly Naked so we will see if this can replace my beloved colorstay!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I agree with all the reviews about the packaging, it's horrible! I use this in shade 150 buff and when it comes to match it's one of the best I ever found. It also stays in all day and applies evenly.
The reason why I said I wouldn't buy it again is that it really doesn't feel great on dry skin. I find it quite uncomfortable and drying. I also despite the sent. It's still the best option I ever found on the drugstore and the shade range is amazing. If your skin isn't overly dry or sensitive I would really recommend it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I thought I would love this stuff but honestly for me, its totally average.
The bottle is terrible! you waste so much product if your not careful you can tip half the bottle out in one go. Wish it had a pump. I expected good coverage but the coverage from this foundation was average, nothing special. You would really need to layer it on to get good coverage but for me I used a decent amount, like two layers, and you could still see all my freckles on my face and they aren't even dark freckles either!. The worst thing about this foundation is its ment to be good for dry skin but it just made my skin feel even drier! it looked like I had old 80 year old wrinkly dry cracked skin, it settled into all my fine lines and it made my whole face look dull, lifeless and DRY!. I tried to give it another chance by applying it the next day over a very well moisturised face, and using my hydrating primer by STILA and then using NYX dewy finish setting spray over the top of the foundation hoping it would make it look nice and fresh looking but it still looked dry, cracked and dull within a few hours. :( Very disappointing. The Revlon colorstay whipped is one that I can definitely recommend though! you all should try it :) xx
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
The best DS foundation I've bought so far. Mine didn't say with softflex and is for dry skin. I'm in Canada so I got mine for $14 which I'm not really crazy about for a DS foundation. I apply this with my sigma f80 flat top kabuki which gives the best application in my opinion. I have a bit of acne which it covers well. It has a medium coverage. I have to make sure I moisturize and exfoliate well before I apply the foundation or it shows my dry patches, despite the "for dry skin". I'm not very fond of the packaging only because there is NO PUMP! its a hassle when in a rush and more than needed can spill out. The foundation is very LONG LASTING so I never use a primer with it. The finish is somewhat matte for me, and doesn't tend to get oily on my oily areas. Would definitely repurchase.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I decided to give this a try after seeing so many reviews on YouTube, and am very glad I did. I am NW15 MAC and W1 in L'Oreal True Match, and I bought Buff, which seems to be a pretty good match for me. I prefer a matte, vintage look, and this foundation works amazingly well for that. If you lean toward pinup/retro/Dita style makeup, you'll want to give this a shot. It gives flawless coverage that can be built to full, and it dries to a matte satin finish. You do have to work quickly, as it dries very fast. I spritz my face with MAC Fix+ and then apply this using a sponge - this sheers it out somewhat (I don't need heavy coverage) and also makes it easier to blend. I set it with powder, and I'm good for the day. I get light to medium coverage that looks natural, not at all cakey. This and the Colorstay whipped hold up very well in the heat of a Texas summer, and remain matte. The only thing I don't like, for which I am removing 1 lippie, is that this isn't great for slightly dry or aging skin (I'm 38) that needs a little luminosity. It lasts wonderfully, but at the end of the day, it can look flat & dry. I do wish it came with a pump, but that isn't a deal-breaker. Overall I'm incredibly pleased with this, and will definitely repurchase.