Revlon ColorStay Makeup [Reformulated Early 2013]

Revlon ColorStay Makeup [Reformulated Early 2013]

3.8

4498 reviews

70% would repurchase

Package Quality: 2.8

Price: $$

Package Quality: 2.8

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide (7.3%) Inactive Ingredients: Aqua/Water (Water), Cyclomethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Butylene Glycol, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, SD Alcohol 40B, PEG/PPG 18/18 Dimethicone, Nylon 12, Tribehenin, Isododecane, Polyisobutene, Sodium Chloride, Cetyl PEG/PPG 10/1 Dimethicone, Bisabolol, Serica (Silk Powder), Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Malva Sylvestris Flower Extract (Mallow), Lilium Candidum Bulb Extract (Lily), Lactobacillus/Eridictyon Californicum Ferment Extract, Cymbidium Grandiflorum Flower Extract, Alumina, Polydimethylsiloxane/Polymethysilesquioxane Copolymer, Ethylene Brassylate, Methicone, Trisiloxane, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, May Contain (+/-): Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499)

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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Holy grail foundation! Now with the new pump packaging makes life so much better.
I have repurchased this foundation in combination/oily about 6 times now, love love love!
Would recommend to anybody with acne/blemish-prone skin, reluctant to oily skin.
One problem, is that if you happen to have any dry patches the foundation will cling after a short period.
Great coverage for blemishes and uneven skin tone.
Not especially matte or dewy finish, just right.



on 2/17/2017 6:32:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

This foundation is AWESOME! I use 110 Ivory, and I have never come across a foundation or concealer that matched my skin so exactly. The formulation is also pretty natural, though it doesn't work that well on the driest areas on my face. I've gotten many compliments on my skin from wearing just this as foundation/concealer. One time, someone even proclaimed I had no makeup on when I was wearing this after closely inspecting my face for makeup--as in they were inches away from my face, and still found no foundation.

Other pros:
Pretty high-coverage: I can use it just as concealer. It is also very buildable, though I find that I rarely need to build it.
Extremely long-lasting: Once I apply it I don't have to worry about it for the rest of the day.
Fantastic value: This foundation is very thin but very high coverage--because of this I don't need to use very much. I always seem to have the same bottle for a very, very long time before I need to buy a new one.

I hope this product is always on the shelves!!!


Age: 44-55

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Other, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I gave this a solid 2 week test, just so I could decide if this foundation would work for me. I was trying to find a replacement for the very pricey Estee Lauder Double Wear I have been swearing by.

So, is it as good as ELDW? No. But it's VERY CLOSE. It has slightly less staying power, but only at the end of the "wear". ELDW would last darn near a whole day and then some on my face. Colorstay gives me about an hour or two less wear. 24 hrs? No way. But it's very good on the long wear test.

The colors are excellent. I used "findation" to match my 2N1 and 2W2 ELDW w/Colorstay and it gave me 300 and 330. Both of these colors are almost exact matches to ELDW.

Here's how I apply ANY foundation, because I have EXTREMELY oily skin: 1. Shine Killer primer by NYX 2. HD loose silica based powder (any brand) 3. Foundation 4. HD loose silica based powder. I apply powder UNDER my foundation and over primer, because it is the only way any foundation, no matter how good will stay on my face. With this technique, Colorstay performed outstandingly well.

I have read it creases in lines. I did not notice ANY creasing. I use the giant Tarte Amazon foundation brush to apply, and it blends out beautifully. The finish on this foundation is also excellent. In fact, I would give it a slightly higher rating on finish than ELDW.

The only big criticism I really have is that this makeup has a tendency to transfer. It's odd, because it doesn't degrade much and takes hours and hours before you notice any oxidation. But yes, it does transfer. I never noticed much of any transfer w/ELDW.

Given that this is a fraction ($13) of the cost of ELDW ($38), I do think I'll be buying it again. I think I'll be able to handle the transfer problem as a trade off for the much lower price and ease of purchase.

So, add me to the list of converts on this excellent long wear foundation.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.


on 1/18/2017 4:16:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

I have worn multitudes of high end foundations and have never found "The One" until this, Revlon Colorstay for Combination/Oily skin in Natural Beige, 220. First off, I am a MAC NW20, have fair cool toned slightly oily skin. I had previously tried this Revlon Colorstay a few years back but was using the wrong color so I didn't like it. Since Revlon doesn't have testers available in stores, I had to guess what I would need and I picked "Buff" because it was second to lightest and that is what I usually am. One day I found the "Findation" website, which tells you what color foundation you should be wearing. and let me just say, if you haven't found this site, visit it NOW!! it is just an awesome site! So on Findation, it said that in Revlon Colorstay I should be wearing the shade Natural Beige, which really shocked me. I NEVER would have chosen this color! I thought "This is a mistake, I don't wear a shade that dark". So i bought some, and let me just say, I have never in my life found a foundation shade that matches my skin so closely!!! it is PERFECT! So the formula: it's great for oily skin, keeps you shine free for hours! It has medium to full coverage, looks natural, and keeps the oil at bay and lasts all day. It is somewhat difficult to blend; you have to blend it pretty quickly after you apply it to your face, or it won't blend properly. It takes a little practice to learn how to blend it to your tastes. SInce they have changed the bottle to have a pump, it is much better than the old standard cap. It's affordable, has a large range of shades, even for extra light toned skin, had a great formula and lasts all day, and rivals ANY high end foundation I have ever worn. Love that there is a formula for oily skin and one for dry to. This is my HG foundation! Love!

5 of 5 people found this helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Blue

This foundation is amazing. I love everything about this product from the excellent coverage the shade selection right through to the packaging

Pros:
-excellent medium to full coverage
-good price not too expensive
-good for day and night
-matches my pale skin well (I wear ivory I'm NW13 in Mac)
-stays on all day
-doesnt oxidise
-look flawless especially in selfies
-good pump bottle packaging

Cons:
-ivory is the lightest shade so if you're fairer than me you wont find a match but ivory in the old packaging was much lighter so they've darkened their shades down which is a shame

Overall great foundation. Defo will repurchase when I run out :)

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


on 8/9/2016 10:42:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

HOLY GRAIL this is the best drugstore foundation you will ever find. Its full coverage and lasts all day also doesnt break me out. Could be a dupe for Mac Studio Fix. Definitely worth every penny. Love it!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


on 7/24/2016 4:27:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I was looking for a foundation that wouldn't slide off my oily/combination skin. I used an oil free moisturizer and applied it with a damp blending sponge but it dried faster than I could apply it. It emphasized fine lines around my eyes and it my face looked and felt like dry, cracked desert ground. The only good thing about it was the pump bottle. My new foundation doesn't have a pump so I washed out the bottle and now use it for my new product. This was a real let down.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.


on 5/7/2016 5:24:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Awesome make up!!!!! Awesome coverage.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

This foundation for oily/combination skin was my holy grail for ten years, until they have decided to change the formula. I still have the old one so I can definitely tell the difference. The OLD one was absolutely perfect. The application was amazing (sheered out with blender or packed with fingers for full coverage), oil control best I have ever seen (didn't have to use any setting powder), staying power incredible, it didn't transfer, it felt great on the skin, on the touch it felt like skin, it looked like skin (not too matte or too dewy), didn't look cakey on me at all... The packaging without the pump was its only flaw. The NEW formula is a disaster. I can't get the same coverage as with the old one, it looks cakey even when I use smaller amount and it gets worse with time, it feels tacky, it doesn't last, I am pretty oily after a few hours... Not to mention in Europe we still don't have the packaging with the pump. And since the formula is very dense I have to use a spoon or something to get it out. I won't repurchase it for sure.

8 of 8 people found this helpful.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

one of my favorite foundations! switched from colorstay whipped foundation to this one to let my skin breath for the summer. love how lightweight the formula is and it still gives me great coverage! make sure to use with a matte primer and powder to avoid that ugly shine. the foundation itself dries matte but would rather be safe than sorry

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

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