Revlon • ColorStay Makeup with SoftFlex SPF 15 Normal/Dry Skin • Liquid

rated 3.8(483 reviews)

Average Rating.3.8
Would buy this product again.67%

rated 4 of 5 Rerreguin on 1/31/2014 6:54:00 PM more reviews by Rerreguin

Age: 19-24   Skin: Oily, Olive   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

I actually enjoyed this foundation! I have been using it for a while. I hate the packaging though i either get to much or too little of product. Wish it had a pump

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rated 5 of 5 jujusioux on 1/31/2014 7:08:00 AM more reviews by jujusioux

Age: 44-55   Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool   Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine   Eyes: Blue    

My skin type is normal but can be dry at times and I have slight redness around my nose and chin - Celtic origins!
When I started using foundation (30yrs ago!) I used a liquid, I don't think there was much else on offer. I like liquid. I can blend it easily and build up the coverage.
I find this one easy to use, lasts all day and covers well.
In my teens to early 20's I used one of Maybelline's liquid foundations(can't quite remember the name but it was something like "Longwearing"....blah blah) and it was brilliant! But they discontinued it and I have tried their other liquids and none of them are anywhere near as good as that one.
But I feel Revlon ColorStay Makeup with SoftFlex SPF 15 Normal/Dry Skin is just as brilliant!
I will keep using this until they discontinue it or change the formula!
My HG!!

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rated 3 of 5 Blove94 on 1/29/2014 7:40:00 PM more reviews by Blove94

Age: 19-24   Skin: Normal, Medium Brown, Warm   Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Black    

I have been using this foundation since 2011 and I can say that this foundation definitely has it's pros and it's cons.

It is high coverage and buildable
Wide selection of colors
Spf 15

Gets oily after a couple hours of wear
Pink undertones (I have yellow undertones so it makes my skin look ashy)
Doesn't give a natural look (you can tell that you have foundation on)
Dries very very quickly
Doesn't have a pump
If skin isn't moisturized thoroughly, this foundation WILL accentuate your dry patches

I honestly won't repurchase this again. I have stuck too it for too long. I need a foundation that is light-weight, gives flawless coverage but looks natural at the same time.

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rated 4 of 5 5starchikita on 1/22/2014 4:44:00 AM more reviews by 5starchikita

Age: 30-35   Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Brown    

This is my favorite foundation. Ive been wearing this foundation, on and off for the past few years, and i think it is the perfect all round every day foundation for me! After using loads of other brands and never being completely happy with their longevity i finally found this dreamy one. Sand Beige is such a good match for my skin, I have wasted so much money over the years buying foundations that turned out to be way too yellow or pink for me.

I prefer having good medium coverage because of my pigmentation but I really don't like looking like I'm wearing a mask of foundation and this foundation still lets my skin show through so it's not at all mask-like (unless, of course, you apply a lot).

I wear this every day and it always remains in place ALL smudging, transferring, caking, or settling. I do however use my Estee Lauder Double wear on my nose as i find it does wear off in this area and i need something with more "stick-ability" on my nose. I set my foundation with Dr Hauschka setting powder which gives it a lovely finish and feel.

I will definitely continue to buy and use this foundation for years to come.

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rated 4 of 5 toofaced1112 on 1/17/2014 3:26:00 AM more reviews by toofaced1112

Age: 19-24   Skin: Dry, Medium   Hair: Red   Eyes: Brown    

I've been wearing the same foundation, on and off for the past...four years I think. Once I found what I believed to be the perfect one for me, after going through oodles of other brands and never being satisfied, i settled. I'm pretty sure I've worn every drugstore brand, as well as a few high end, but none of them memorable. My biggest headache with foundations,specifically towards DS, is that it's super difficult to find my (as close to) perfect shade. I know I'm not exactly one in a million, but shades that are geared towards medium/deep skin tones are usually too dark for me, and the other side of the spectrum is too light. hence my frustration. So basically I have to decide whether I wanna look dead, or dirty. When I decided to give this one a try, I did a lot of research and figured out that Toast would probably be my correct shade. i was SO ecstatic once I got home and tried it on to see that it was PERFECT!

I lean more towards full coverage foundations, not because I have a lot of skin issues, but because my face is plagued with freckles. i know, most people think they're adorable-I, however, do not, I hate them, and will do almost anything to keep them blanketed from the public eye. I have learned, though, that you should not rely on your foundation to cover all of your flaws-it's only meant to even out your complexion, and concealer can do the rest. I used my Pro Conceal first, a very thin layer underneath, and then stippled the foundation on top. It was seriously, flawless. Like..I was tempted to just sit there and stare at myself for a few minutes, I actually purchased the ever popular L'oreal True match foundation as well, but thus far, I'm pretty underwhelmed. My feelings towards it still remain to be seen....

I wore this all day today..maybe for a little longer than usual, partly because I was being lazy, and I also wanted to see how long it would last. It remained in place ALL smudging, transferring, caking, or settling. I was surprised to still see my blush and contour, too. Usually at the end of the day, the only thing that's still evident is my concealer, and my eye makeup.

I'm so glad to have found my new favorite. I will probably have to update this, since this is so new with me, and I'm hoping to not experience any breakouts from this product.

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rated 4 of 5 impact_player on 1/15/2014 6:26:00 PM more reviews by impact_player

Age: 25-29   Skin: Other   Hair: Other   Eyes: Other    

(Shades reviewed: Buff, Sand Beige) I use Buff when I am my natural pale self and Sand Beige when I am tanner. I find both to be great color matches for me. If ever I stray from Colorstay in search of a new foundation (I just like to try new products), I seem to come back to Revlon, eventually. It is tried and true, I suppose. The coverage is great but because of that thicker consistency, I have resorted to buying a beauty blender which applies this so easily. In the past, if I used my fingers or a brush - even in a stippling motion - the result was sometimes cakey.

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rated 3 of 5 tampants on 1/10/2014 2:16:00 PM more reviews by tampants

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

I was very excited to try this as my second liquid foundation ever, but really didn't like it that much. Coverage was ok, but it stuck to my dry patches and those areas did not look so nice. I used a beauty blender to apply and liked the finish of it initially. Only thing is, because of my dry patches it started to flake during the day and didn't end up lasting that long for me. Also I noticed a few small spots (whiteheads) by the end of the day, most likely caused by wearing this foundation.

Someone with oily skin and no dry patches might like this, but it didn't work for me! Also, I wouldn't recommend it for anyone with sensitive skin, as it looks like it caused a minor breakout for me.

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rated 5 of 5 SamanthaSue11 on 1/7/2014 10:28:00 PM more reviews by SamanthaSue11

Age: 19-24   Skin: Normal, Fair   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Green    

Pros - long lasting, tons of colors to choose from, feels nice on the skin, doesn't break me out (normal-slightly acne prone skin), good coverage Cons - no pump, smells a little strong, can be a bit messy

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* prettygirlmo on 1/6/2014 6:56:00 PM more reviews by prettygirlmo

Age: 30-35   Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral   Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

*This review is for the Normal/Dry skin formula only, and it's not the SoftFlex one*
I've only used high end foundation since I started wearing it about eighteen years ago. Even though I wore it, I never really loved the way it looked. I have really fair, dry, sensitive skin so its tough to find something thats oil free, and moisturizing. It either looked too cakey, felt like a mask, accentuated dry spots, broke me out, wasn't the right amount of coverage, didn't have a light enough color, didn't have the right color, etc.. A few months ago I got sick of it, so I did a TON of research on different liquid/cream foundations. I read a lot about, and saw YouTubers talk about Revlon's Colorstay foundation, but mostly for the Combo/Oily formula. However, I knew there was one for my skin type so I thought I'd try it out. I've never used any drug store foundation before, so I didn't know if I would like it or not. I have been using it now for about two months and I am very impressed! It is oil-free, moisturizing, doesn't accentuate my dry spots, the perfect amount of coverage, doesn't make me break out, and it stays on my skin all day. It's everything I want in a foundation. I use 150/Buff and its the perfect color if you have fair, neutral coloring like me. I did have to buy two colors (Ivory was too light) to get my shade right, but I just returned the wrong one. And like everyone else I hate the packaging, I wish it had a pump, but I'll put up with it because it works so well. I just slowly dump a tiny bit on the back of my freshly washed hand, and that works just fine. I recommend giving this product a try.

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rated 5 of 5 Backmasking on 1/5/2014 7:30:00 PM more reviews by Backmasking

Age: 19-24   Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

Omg! HG foundation. This was (and still is) the only drugstore foundation I have ever bought. I had always bought high end foundation, simply because I was taught to believe that I should spend more on it and that drugstore products are inferior. I then discovered the makeup section of youtube and started learning more about other products, and found this little gem. Absolutely phenomenal product. High coverage, matte finish, SPF 15 (though I do always use SPF 30-50 before all makeup as well because of my very sensitive skin), has lasted 18 hours on me still looking perfectly. I haven't ever worn it longer than that.

It is very comparable to Estee Lauder Double Wear, imo. But I think this one lasts longer. I wear this on hot summer days, and days when I know I will need my makeup to stay put for the ENTIRE day. I tend to not wear it during the winter and switch to a creme foundation because of my very dry skin.

I pair it with Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Concealer and my makeup stays looking flawless until I wash it off. I do wish it had a pump, though.

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