|Would buy this product again.||47%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I had high hopes for this but it broke me out BADLY. Haven't had this many pimples in a long time..will never buy again.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I wouldn't normally wear powder, but I made the mistake of buying a dewy foundation that made me really shiny around my nose, chin and forehead, so I wanted to mattify it. This worked really well with that foundation, although it doesn't have good staying-power. I now have a semi-matte foundation and if I try to hide my shine with this powder I end up looking horribly cakey, it just clings to my dead skin, so I no longer use it. Not for dry skin!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I think I only have this powder because I have the Colorstay foundation...it's a whatever powder. It doesn't add on to the oil, but it doesn't get rid of it either. I really hate the way it's manufactured though, the powder section is sandwiched in between the "sponge" and cap, so it's really thin and fragile
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
This goes great with the foundation, and has enough coverage to go by itself on light makeup days. Okay color selection, but great long lasting formula! Nice packaging too!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
i bought this powder foundation cause i am on a cheap bit due to money. and i must say that this product does its job. i bought in medium because i am on the fair side since ive been out of the sun but this product still matches my skin very well. doesnt break me out nor does clog my pores. it does what it says it does and then some! i think i am becoming a Revlon kinda girl hehe. this with the color stay liq foundation for combo/oily skin is a match made in heaven for me! will be more than happy to purchase again!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I love my Revlon Colorstay products so much! This powder mattes well with the foundation. It doesn't go on to thick for a powder or break me out and i have acne prone skin. It would be so cute if they did Pink and other colors for the containers :) Keep the Colorstay products coming Revlon!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
This is a good quality powder which I've purchased a few times. Finely milled, dosen't cake and controls the oillies as well as any. Good colour choice , I have it in light\medium. The only downside is that it dosen't have spf, but you should never use powder as your only source of spf anyway, so it's ok.Nice packaging too.It's also fragrance free.The sixteen hour claim is nonsense, but who even has make up on that long.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I bought this powder to help my Colorstay foundation set, in light, as I use Ivory on foundation. I thought being the same brand and line it would be good but it hasnt been. The powder seems too light for my skin and it gets cakey really fast. My T zone is shiny a couple of hours after I applied this. I gave it to my sister and she loved it. Guess its not for everyone.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
To put it simply, this product sucks. I got oily after an hour and it cakes up. It really does nothing for shine and no coverage either. Not wanting to waste, I used it til I hit pan and then gave up on it.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
After using this for a while I noticed the finishing powder did nothing that any ordinary finishing powder did, it just matched my foundation type.
Its not worth the about $10 you spend on it when you could be buying cheaper ones that do the same maybe better!
Packaging is poor Ive dropped one and it completely shattered, the tops are very loose.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
I'm searching for a good powder and decided to try this one out after reading good reviews on a different site.
Mine doesn't come with Softflex. In fact, I don't think any of the stores I've been to carry this powder with Softflex. So perhaps that's the problem.
This powder is average as many have stated before. I do like that "Light" matches my NW15 skintone. Many powders are too yellow for me but this one is unnoticeable. I apply it with a kabuki brush and then pat it on my T-zone. It doesn't appear to be cakey whatsoever.
I noticed that the package says this stays on for 16-hours. I think they meant to say 1.6 hours because it almost reached the 2-hour mark...but not quite. I might as well have not been wearing powder. My face looked just as oily without it.
Another thing is that the package says "Talc-free" but the first listed ingredient is...wait for it...talc.
Overall, I feel like Revlon blew it with this one. I don't even think they tried to put out a good product and simply made half-hearted fallacious claims. So...
~Good for light skin
~Doesn't control oil
~Needs to be reapplied constantly
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
To me, there was nothing really special about this product. It is just an average powder. Nothing too special. I didn't like the fact is dosen't set well with oily skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I used this with the ColorStay foundation and together they make my skin look flawless. I applied it with a kabuki brush which helped it to look more natural. I'm very happy with this product and highly recommend it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I'm not a huge fan of powders, and this is nothing to write home about. I can't speak for oil control because that's not a problem for me. It stops my makeup from transferring, but makes everything cakey
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
The package promises:
-16 hours shine-free
...and doesn't live up to either claim. I can't even get ONE hour shine-free. And the stuff is caky as all get out.
It's also expensive for what it actually does. I've only had it for about a week and already I can see the bottom of the pan.
I bought this instead of my beloved Coty Airspun powder just to try something new--big mistake. The second I tried this powder I wanted to run right back to CVS and by a box of Airspun.
The only pro is that it does have decent coverage, and the "Fair" shade is nice and pale, which I like--basically the same color as translucent powder, but with some coverage.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
No no no. This powder does not work for me at all. I tried it alone, over Colorstay liquid (which is also gross on me), and over other liquid foundations that otherwise work pretty well. I applied it with the puff that came in the package, with another type of puff, with my favorite kabuki brush, with my 2nd favorite kabuki brush, with another type of brush . . . but still the answer was no. It was cakey and too heavy no matter what I did, and it made me look like a corpse hit with a wet sack of flour. I have fair skin, so I tried the lightest shade, and to be fair maybe the next shade up would have been a better color match, but I don't think it would have solved any of the other problems I had with it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
(This isn't the one with softflex so that's why I gave it only 2 lippies) I always do a lot of research before I buy a product, and I did a lot of research on this product. I finally got it at a local drugstore and when I got home I tired it. It was an okay powder... Then I realized it wasn't the one with soft flex in it, and that's the one I wanted really bad. So MAKE SURE THAT IF YOU WANT THE ONE WITH SOFT FLEX (which is a lot better) LOOK AT THE PACKAGING. I love the one with soft flex WAY better!!!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Other, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
The new formula (mica based) of the Colorstay Pressed Powder is wonderful !
It has a slight "waxy" feel in the pan, and is not that easy to pick up with a brush.
Depending on how you apply it you can get several finishes, from the most beautiful to the worse.
I apply it with my EM Long Handle Kabuki or my EM Flat Top Brush (recently switched to Signature Mineral Luscious brushes which are even more silky than Everyday Minerals ones) so I can buff the powder into my skin to prevent the cakey, powdery look. It works with the classical powder brush method but without buffing the finish is more powdery and obvious. With the included puff, it is simply awful (too powdery) so I don't use it (for quick touch-ups on-the-go I replaced it with a small velours puff from Peggy Sage).
Used this way, the coverage is light/medium but not sheer so be careful not to overdo or you'll finish with the geisha look. It offers a matte finish with just a hint of glow without shimmers, which is very skin-like, and does not oxidize on my very oily skin.
The packaging is not the best one : good because it is flat (and not dome shaped like many MAC powders) so it stays better in my hand, but bad because of the tiny half-mirror that's inside (which is unusable because of its small size).
My skintone is NC15-20, pale with gold undertones and in the Colorstay foundation range I usually wear Buff. With this powder it's not easy to find a good match : Light has a yellow base but is a bit too light (especially as it's not that translucent) and Light-Medium is a better match but slightly too pink (for my skin) and a bit too dark. There's a huge difference between Light and Light-Medium, as If there was a missing shade in between.
I admit that it is not as finely milled as many other pressed powders (including Revlon Age Defying DNA Advantage which is pure silk) that's why it requires a little more work with brushes to get a polished look. But this powder has a really strong positive point : it neither darkens nor looses its opacity with moisture or sebum and the color stays true-to-tone from morning to night on my very oily skin (something other powders can't even imagine, most become completely transparent once loaded with sebum, thus darkening my face).
This powder has a strong bismuth oxychloride base (which is known to be a skin irritant) and also contain octinoxate (which can add to skin irritation although it protects from UVB rays).
It doesn't contain fragrance but it's not unscented (it smells like frangipane).
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
God, I wish they had a "maybe" in the 'would you buy this again' category. Several times I have wished this for other products. I had a hard time finding this powder in the reviews. Mine says "Revlon ColorStay Pressed Powder", but the word "Softflex" doesn't appear anywhere on my packaging, so I couldn't review it under that. Also, the packaging looks nothing like what I see here...mine has a half mirror at the top of the lid when you open it and then the bottom part of the lid reveals the product (and color). I purchased this in "Fair". I do like it. I can't say that it lasts 16 hours because I've never tested that, but doubt it's true. I touch up at about the 5 hour mark and I need touching up, lol. It's very finely milled which I would expect in a pressed powder. When I first apply this, my face looks flawless...absolutely flawless. And then about an hour later, it doesn't. So, I guess it works fine, but certainly not for 16 hours and my skin isn't even very oily at my age (early 50's). The color is spot-on...I am fair skinned and the "fair" (810) color works well for me. I have noticed a few blemishes but I cannot blame it on this...have to blame it on stress and the on/off cold weather here in Texas. This product is talc free, paraben free and professes to not clog pores, so I will not blame any blemish I have on this product. I think it's a good, basic pressed powder. I probably won't purchase again and only because by the time I go through this compact, I will have wanted to try something new.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Too powdery/flakey/cakey. Name anything you've ever had wrong in a powder foundation and this one has it. It's too pale or too dark, very noticeable, not long lasting at all and makes my skin look so dry. Even though I don't have dry skin. Don't buy it. :/