|Would buy this product again.||65%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
LOVE this foundation
After months and months of putting off buying this product, I finally caved because I just figured why not it was worth a try. Honestly, I have no idea why but I was so dead set against buying this foundation. Perhaps due to it being labelled "full coverage" I was turned off because I don't really like the traditional full/matte/cakey look.
Just a quick background on my skin... Dry to very dry to combination. My cheeks and forehead tend to be relatively normal, with varying degrees of dryness around my nose, chin, and between my eyebrows. I get bad redness where my skin is dry as well as on my cheeks, but not really any blemishes or acne to cover up.
Now for the real review: Before I start, I'd just like to say that I finally bought a moisturizer that is AWESOME. Its the nivea daytime one, can't remember the exact name (comes in a white pot). The comination of moisturizer and foundation is perfect for my skin.
The coverage is amazing. It is definitely full but not cakey. I only ever need one coat, so it might look a little cakey with more than that. With this foundation I only need a little bit of concealer in my problem areas. It doesn't cling to dry patches as I expected it would, but smooths over them wonderfully. Lasting power is amazing, it doesn't come off all day. I actually find this to look more natural on my skin than a handful of medium coverage foundations I have, and even some bb creams.
I have tried basically every other foundation I thought would be compatible with my skin type. The one I was using before (maybelline dream smooth mousse) can't even touch revlon colorstay. I find that because it is so long lasting, it doesn't dry out my skin but locks the moisture in.
I also feel that I should note my application techniques. I apply my revlon colorstay after I have cleansed and moisturized. I've found the best way to apply this and have it look the most natural is with a damp beauty blender sponge. A regular sponge would work well too, I imagine.
LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS PRODUCT
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I'm on a 5th or 6th bottle of this foundation. I love that it has a satin finish but doesn't make me look shiny. I find that it can look cakey if you apply too much of it so very little goes a long way. I would say this probably stays on about 6-8 hours on me. If I wear a primer underneath, it's longer. I have dry skin and the normal/dry formula works great. I took one lippie off for the bottle with no pump but other than that I love this foundation and find that it's a good buy for the price.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
(SORRY FOR THE LONG REVIEW BUT PLEASE READ) Okay so I was a bit hesitant on buying this foundation as my skin isn't too bad, so I usually prefer a lighter coverage foundation, just to even out my skin tone and not feel too heavy. Heavier coverage foundations always look cakey on me, so the slightest bumps and spots are always accentuated. I don't know why. I previously owned the Maybelline Fit Me foundation and loved the light coverage, dewy finish and the colour match system. However, this foundation only stayed on my skin for about 4-5 hours before coming straight off, just during basic school classes. So after hearing so many fantastic reviews on this foundation, I decided to take the plunge and see what the hype was about.
When I first put this on (using my real techniques stippling brush), I loved how easily it glided on and smoothed out, and didn't see the drying speed as too much of an issue. However, after a while I started to get really disappointed as I felt it looked really cakey and uneven and horrible. I took it all off and tried all sorts of different methods of application, until I realised that it was the thickness that was letting me down. I seem to prefer runnier foundations, so I put a blob of the foundation on a plastic container top and mixed in a pea sized amount of primer (I used Rimmel London's Fix & Perfect Pro primer). This worked SO WELL and glided onto my skin beautifully. I brushed it onto my skin using my Bobbi Brown foundation brush then smoothed it in with my hands and loved the finish. It feels so silky on my skin and SO lightweight.
Lastly, the staying power of this is INCREDIBLE. I walked through snow and rain to get home from school and I could barely notice a difference. Obviously some had come off, but there was still plenty left and I didn't look red and flushed like I usually do in bad weather.
Overall, I'm so impressed. I love this, it gives such a beautiful finish and the matte effect still looks natural, contrary to my previous beliefs. I'm so happy I spent the money, I would most definitely repurchase this, and I don't mind the lack of pump one bit. Sorry this is such a long review, but thanks for reading. :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Very drying on the skin. It also has a thick cakey look if you over apply. The coverage is full. After only two hours of wear it had literally cracked on my face giving me a "crackle" finish, not attractive!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I am NC10 (super pale, yellow undertones) with very oily skin. Yes, I am reviewing the Colorstay for normal/dry skin. I had tried the Colorstay for oily/combo skin & decided to give this version a chance...luckily.
Colorstay liquid foundation for normal to dry skin is much different than the formula for oily/combo skin. I actually prefer this one, despite the fact I am a pizza face. It's just as matte once dry. So how does it differ? The normal/dry skin formula is much thinner, yet covers just as good. I found the other formula (oily/combo) cakey, & hard to blend.
I use the shade "Buff". It'd be perfect for someone NC15-NC20. So yes...it is a smidge too dark for me. However I use very little & thus the amount is sheer enough to blend into a natural looking color. My acne scars are covered, my face becomes a blank canvas, & my pores aren't emphasized. It doesn't hurt that this foundation lasts all day, either.
I have tried so many high end foundations...low end too... & will continue to purchase this one. I'm not saying it's HG status, but for now it will definitely suffice. Too many foundations manage to leave my skin looking even worse!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Fantastic foundation! I used to use the one for oily skin which is great but this is much better! It feels like nothing on the skin and if you use a small amount with fingers you get a pretty natural finish, or you can build it up. This one doesn't have a strong smell like the other does, and I use the shade Sand Beige which is perfect for my nc25 - 30 skin tone.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Shade: true beige (NC37)
- semi matte finish
- blends easily
- long wearing
Comments: I use this in the winter months when my skin is drier. This does not cling onto any dry patches and due to its thin consistency, it blends better than the version for oily skin. It stays on and provides light coverage with a semi-matte finish. I do wish it wasn't so runny because the coverage is lacking, especially when compared to the version for oily skin. It's not even a bad thing considering I don't actually need full coverage - I'm just so use to it. I recommend stippling this on as any buffing motion will leave you with no coverage.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I decided to purchase this product after hearing all they hype about how amazing it was and I wasn't disappointed!!!!!! I can't tell you how many foundations I've tried that make my naturally dry skin look disgusting! Color choice was great I'm fair with yellow undertones so 150 Buff was perfect for me. Goes on smoothly and I recommend using a foundation brush, I used the real techniques expert face brush and it's perfect.
Overall I highly recommend!!!!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I thought I was done with this product, but I've ended up using it again, because I tried a number of possible replacements and this kicked all of their butts. It's not perfect. But it might be the closest thing out there?
Long-lasting; yes, quite. It does migrate a little into lines but I find it blends out again when touching up a bit with powder (I always powder). Ivory is a good match for me (PPP, NW15 or lighter) though not perfect. I'd prefer something less pink and slightly lighter, but as long as I don't cake it on, it's ok.
I don't recommend using this with a foundation brush; mine became so clogged up with silicones, even with daily washing with soap! (Makes me wonder about my skin!) A sponge is great, especially if you want really heavy coverage in specific places. Fingers are perfect for medium, even coverage.
I wouldn't say I have dry skin, yet I use this formula -- partly for the additional SPF, and partly because it goes on more smoothly. I use it over moisturizer or SS; it's MUCH too "grabby" over any slightly drier areas otherwise. I can't imagine the oily skin formula!
Messy old-school foundation bottle, but that's better than some of the pump-style ones that break or clog.
Good ol'Colorstay, you guys.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
The shade range is horrible. I'm NC25-NC30 and i got this in Medium Beige. At first, it seemed as though it matched my skin tone perfectly when i was under indoor lighting. But as soon as i stepped outside under natural lighting, it looked like a whole different shade as if i were wearing a mask. The undertone was very noticable(a mix of red and orange).
Coverage is medium-full. I'm trying out Sand Beige next. Hopefully it will be a good match, if not, i'll be switching to MAC Studio Fix.