Maybelline recently d/c my HG foundation "Smooth Results" and I have been going nuts trying to find a replacement. I have been going nuts trying to find a replacement. I have tried EVERY last foundation from Loreal, Maybelline, Almay (basically every major drugstore brand). I have also tried Becca & LM. No luck. I had used Colorstay briefly in '98 but stopped for a few reasons, the first of which is that this stuff is not just hard to get off your face once dry but also the sink, countertop & towels. Second it made me breakout, starting a vicious cycle of more foundation needed to cover the zits from the foundation. So I must be really desperate to give it another shot. I am. This time I used a little bit of Revlon Skinlights Face Illuminator Lotion in "Bare Light" mixed in to the Colorstay Foundation in "Buff" and I look fabulous. Unfortunately I don't know yet whether it will cause major breakouts yet. I'll update if it does.
This is one of those unexpected MU suprises that happen sometimes, you know an impulse purchase. Well I love it. My lips are highly pigmented and this l/g brings the color out in the most amazing way. It looks good with Sephora lip stain in "Apricot" & UD "Naked" lip stain or both together with "sunrise Nude" on top. Either way I am going back to CVS and buying another 3 tubes so that by the time I run out I'll be long bored w/ it (I hope since I doubt that this LE shade will become part of their regular line). Bummer. Oh yeah it also looks great w/ chapped lips. Seriously makes them look bitten and lush just don't forget to use a nice thick balm first then layer this l/g over it.
This foundation had the strangest texture when applied. It was very sheer but with decent coverage; it was sticky, not oily or dewy but STICKY and it seemed to shrink wrap to my skin accentuating my wrinkles. On top of it all it doesn't even mix well with other foundations so I'm really stuck with this stuff. Blech!