|Would buy this product again.||65%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I like this foundation, sort of. I thought it was good at first, until I finally realized that this was kinda crappy. I noticed it clogged the pores on my nose, and it kinda wore off during the day. Like after gym, which is 8th period. It says 24 hrs of coverage, it doesn't last hardly two hours for me. I do have very oily skin, and acne prone. But my doctor gives me acne medicene which is excellent. I'm going to use the rest of the bottle till it's finished, and hopefully buy another that'll work better.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I'm super torn with this foundation....Some days it works well with my skin, other days it cakes up and is so thick and just looks like a mask even when I use the smallest drop. This DOES have amazing staying power - I will give it that. It definitely gives better coverage then most drugstore foundations that I have tried. But....I don't know. I liked this a lot at first, but it worked well with my skin that day. I find that this stuff is way to thick to work efficiently with a brush, I've tried almost every brush there is...a flat foundation brush, an Elf Studio Powder Brush, Sonia Kashuk's Flatop Multitasking Brush, MAC's 187 stippling brush...and every single brush makes it look streaky and obvious. I ALWAYS have to smooth it out with my fingers and honestly I feel like that makes it uneven on some parts of my face and it seems to take away some of the coverage. Gosh, I'm so disappointed cuz I really wanted to love this! I do love it some days, but it's just not consistent. :( Also, the dry/normal formula seems to take longer to dry and feels "tacky" on my face for awhile before it sinks in...and when I put my powder over it, it looks super obvious...ugh. what a disappointment. Maybe if I found a better way to apply this I would love it more, but I have been trying for months now and I just can't figure it out. There are some good things about this though - it does NOT break me out whatsoever and i feel like maybe it even helped clear up my skin as opposed to Studio Fix Fluid, Great color match for my NC20 skin (I use shade 150 Buff), lasts all day, and doesn't really crease under my eyes like some foundations do. I feel like this is a good foundation, especially for drugstores, but it just doesn't seem to work well with my skin. The only way I can make this wearable is if I mix this with my Studio Fix Fluid or another type of foundation to thin it out and make it easier to blend. Which I guess saves me money, but if I use it alone it takes me 20 minutes to blend out and dry....when I don't have 20 minutes to even do my whole face routine, let alone foundation alone.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
WOWWWWWW !!!!! Why have i been putting getting this foundation off?! Finally a foundation that sticks to my face ALL dayy!!!! ive tried it on its own and i didnt like it it felt like my whole face was dried out. But then when i mixed it with my cerave it was heaven!! The lotion didnt make the coverage lessen any! i feel like i dont even need concealer with this foundation. The foundation works as a concealer for me! just dab a little over my problem areas and its amazing ! I apply it with the elf powder brush dab then blend. Another upside with mixing the moisturizer and foundation you can work with blending it more. AMAZING PRODUCT!!!!!!!!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I'm a makeup snob and the only reason i purchased this foundation was because i needed an alternative to Estee Lauder's double wear which i was running out of and had no time to run to a department store. I love DW but i find that it photographs horribly and that it can often be quite drying depending of the weather. Anyways, i have dry to normal skin so i picked this one bc so many people compared it to DW. I love this foundation, it matches my skin perfectly and it looks like REAL skin and not makeup. The coverage is not light but its not yet exactly medium but it is very buildable. I have yet to try on on photographs but i dont think it'll casper me out like DW. This foundation lasts quite a long time as well, while i wouldnt say 24 hrs, i would def say 12-14hrs without touching up. The only thing i dislike is the lack of pump and the glass bottle which my clumsy self would probably break. The Price is pretty good for such a great foundation too. I will def be purchasing again!!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've religiously used this foundation for 3 years. I've thought that it was the most amazing foundation for my extremely dry skin. It has amazing full coverage, long lasting and does not transfer off your face, not to mention it is also sweat and humidity proof. I've given this foundation a three because it's pretty much hit or miss. Some days it looks fabulous and looks flawless all day. And other days it just cracks my skin and looks completely disgusting on my face. Overall for people with simple normal skin this is your goto foundation, but if you are like me with dry patches, and can break out easily stay away from this foundation!!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I stopped using this about a month ago and I am so sorry I did. To be honest, I'm kind of a makeup snob so after using this for months I switched back to clinique
superbalanced, because I like the pretty packaging and the fancy brand. Very stupid of me, I broke out like crazy and I probably won't stray from colorstay again for a long long time. I have very fair neutral skin that is acne prone and has a lot of old acne scars, so I use a moderate to full coverage foundation, this one does a great job and STAYS I am convinced that as long as they make this I'll be buying it. And I'm 17 that could be a longggggg time. The bottle is ugly and plain nothing as chic as clinique but that's really not what matters.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I absolutely love this foundation! It felt so light on my skin; it honestly felt like I was wearing nothing, yet it was full coverage! I was looking for the perfect summer foundation for normal-dry skin and I came across this one. SO happy I bought it. I prime my face, apply some concealer on my blemishes/undereye circles, and then I stipple this foundation on. Simply stunning on my skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Before reviewing this product, I'll tell you what I look for in a foundation: I want a foundation that matches super pale pink toned skin, doesn't make me look shiny (not nec. matte, just can't be shiny), feels good on my skin, applies easily, and doesn't transfer. Over the past several months I have been looking for a foundation that meets all these critera, and while I've found several that come close, but hardly any met all my requirements until the one I'm currently using (CG aqua smoothers) - I had high hopes for this one when I picked it up as it is so well liked on mua but alas that was not to be.
This stuff doesn't even come close to meeting my requirements for foundation - about the only points it had in its favor was that the color was a reasonable match as that is hard to find in almost any foundation - a little too neutral for me but not bad; also it did cover everything well (although not any better than any other full coverage foundation I've used) so another point for that - I don't really need full cover but I bought it knowing that it provided heavy duty coverage and many ppl look for that.
However, it's full coverage also makes it very heavy and looked horrible on my skin. It looked cakey and streaky as it was hard to apply with a nice finish (I tried both brush and sponge). Once on, it never felt like it fully dried all the way & stayed somewhat tacky feeling - the never drying also meant it transferred more than normal. Also & this is the primary reason I will never buy again - it was full of GLITTER - straight up glitter, not shimmer, not sparkles, but glitter. I literally glinted in the sunlight like a Twilight vampire or something. Overall, its not worth your money unless you are desperate and have tried all alternatives. I thought the new maybelline superstay was much better than this & the only reason I didn't stick w/ the superstay is because the color was wrong for me. But if you can find a color match I think superstay would be a better option for most people & at the same price point. I also think the Physicians formula mineral wear liquid is better than this, but the shades in that won't match many people (although they did for me, so if you're super pale that might be another good option).
Imo, overall revlon colorstay is over hyped and I will definitely not be repurchasing it and I will be trying to return the bottle I currently have.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly Eyes: Brown
I have OILY skin, the following was my review for the oily/combo skin Colorstay:
I loved this for a while, but even though I have oily skin, this foundation dried my skin out SO BAD. After googling the problem, I found out that it was a problem with quite a few people, and they since have switched over to the normal/dry skin foundation. I bought that one and have been using it ever since. I still have to blot after a couple of hours, but I'd rather blot than have dry flaky foundation skin! If you're having this problem and you have oily skin, give the other formula a try, I like it a lot better, and the color matches perfectly! (weird how they colors don't match up between the 2 lines). Normal/Dry is my best foundation so far!
I find that using a stippling brush doesn't give as natural/flawless coverage as using a plain white sponge that is a little damp.
Also about the chemical smell complaints, I find that this one does NOT have it, while the oily skin one DOES. (:
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal Hair: Brown, Curly Eyes: Brown
I really wanted to like this foundation.. I heard soooo many good reviews on it and I really thought I would like it.. but I don't. I tried applying it with a few different brushes and each time it looked horrible.. I tried with my fingers and it was a bit better, but it still felt like a mask and looked terrible. It's extremely thick and drys quickly, so it's quite hard to work with. The one good thing i will say is the colour is PERFECT. Never have I found a foundation that matches my skin this perfectly, but unfortunately i won't be using it much as I really dislike it :(