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This foundation is one of my go to beauty products, a desert island saviour! The foundation has the best evenest coverage I have found in a foundation to date and mixes so well with my darker shades for when I go on holiday and get that much needed tan!
I find with a lot of foundations that they can break me out badly, but this one has done nothing but keep my skin beautifully moisturised and prevented any of those pesky spots making their appearance.
Only downside to this product is probably the price and the fact it runs out so quickly, but other than, nothing but good things to say.
The Revlon ColorStay Makeup For Combination/Oily Skin is available for GBP 12.49.
The foundation is described as follows. "Specially formulated for combination or oily skin, this oil-free formula helps control shine for a perfect velvet-matte finish. A buildable formula that blends seamlessly onto skin for a perfectly even, yet truly natural complexion all day long. Medium to full coverage in 13 true-to-skin shades. SPF 15 protection."
At the beginning of the makeup seems a little dark, but when distributing it will be brighter. Care should be taken only if you, like me, very fair skin has that one as quickly as possible blurring the transitions in the neck. Otherwise the makeup is dried and you have dark stripes on the neck. If you have extreme blemishes or red spots or pimples on your face, you have to pick up the necessary even concealer, but that's in the dark tones might not. For durability: that was really my biggest concern! So does rub off first virtually nothing, unless you rub with all their might with a white sweater over my face, but not the purpose is indeed the case. I was surprised that the makeup does not look like a mask, because it probably feeds over time somehow in the skin, but without losing the color. However, I have noticed that my extremely dry skin around the eyes more wrinkles than usual shows, if the makeup is on it. So who is it sensitive, should perhaps around the eye area before applying cosmetics an extra portion of moisturizer. But now the absolute Hammer: I had applied the makeup morning at 5:30. Well, against 8 I grope cautiously in the face about, but your skin feels great. Not as combination skin, but more like normal skin. At 10 clock: I look at times carefully in the mirror: Everything still there where it belongs, after four and a half hours! But it should be even better to come: During the day and after several looks in the mirror again and again the same result: the paint is still on his face, but does not look artificial, and does not flow away, madness! When removing make-up, I realize that I really still have a huge amount of MakeUp in the face, I need 5 cotton pads. But it's worth it to me. A pleasant side effect: I feel that my skin has MakeUp gutgetan. The pores are not clogged, the skin feels very soft and clean.
I absolutely love this product! It lasts on the skin, is so affordable, and there is a huge colour range so there is a shade for every skin tone. This retails at £12.49 in the UK, which is a good price and the bottle makes the product look quite expensive which I love. Overall, I definitely think that this product is something that every girl should have in her makeup bag. It is my holy grail foundation.
I never thought in a million years I would like a drugstore foundation but I do. my skin is dry for the most part with little to no blemishes. I do however have some discoloration which is why I wear foundation. i purchased normal/dry in the shade caramel. they have a variety of shades to chose from. my shade was pretty much a dead on match. i loved the consistency of the product not to thick or thin. it was very easy to blend using a flat top kabuki brush. price point was awesome i paid maybe eight bucks for the foundation. coverage medium and has a very natural finish. my favorite part of the this foundation is the lasting powder after about nine hours...it still looked amazing! the only con was the glass bottle and no pump so be careful cause you can waste a lot of product. if you're looking for a everyday foundation that's inexpensive and last all day...colorstay is the one! This was my favorite foundation to use. It covered my scars very well and stayed on throughout the day. Sadly, since they changed the formula; it now causes these tiny colorless bumps all over my forehead and cheeks. It took me awhile to realize this foundation was causing it just because I absolutely love this foundation since it never broke me out but these tiny bumps were very noticeable and VERY difficult to get rid of. Since I stopped using it the bumps have gone down and same with the redness (I'm assuming it caused a rash,maybe?). it's really sad but I would definitely suggest to be careful when using this since those tiny bumps are hard to get rid of and if you do get them I'd suggest going to a derm to get a cream since that has decreased them quickly for me. overall, loved the old but not the new one.
This is my new favourite foundation. I have very oily skin so I thought I'd give this a go. This gives excellent coverage, you only need a small amount and leaves my skin matte all day. I didn't really need to use concealer with it either. Also looks good whether I use my hands, a brush or a sponge to apply it.
This product is one of my all time favourites, it gives me full coverage its not very expensive ( especially if you can grad a bargain like 3 for 2 ;) ) , lasts a very long time, do not need to use too much product to get a good even result, has staying power, has a average range of shades,covers blemishes, red spots, freckles, under eyes circles so no need for a concealer overall a great great product!
There for me is only one big let down which is that it comes with no pump :( which is a shame.
And i am still yet to find a pump that fits the bottle, of course there is the option to transfer the product into another bottle or just pour it out, but it would be great if they could put one onto the bottle itself like they do with all there other foundations.
The product: Revlon Colorstay foundation for combination/oily skin in the shade "Buff".
I have been a loyal fan to this product for years. my skin is not of the best quality and as i suffered with acne as a teenager i have quite a few scars. This stuff covers it all. It gives me the flawless compexion i have always craved and seems to smooth over my scars, it also disguises my pores and freckles. The finish is very matte which some may not like but for me and my oily skin it is perfect. I wear this foundation for 18 hours a day and it still looks freshly applied at the end and that is without setting it with a powder.
The packaging: Now this is wear it lets itself down, why oh why will they not put a pump on this thing! it is just a bottle with a lid and you have to pour the product out which is very hard to control and i end up with way too much product. If this foundation had a pump it would be perfect. Also towards the end of its use i have to scrape the product out as it covers the inside of the bottle.
The actual foundation has a thick consistency which you have to apply and blend quite quickly as it dries super fast. Initially it does feel quite cakey on the skin but this goes after a few minutes. You can layer this foundation and it will not cake up, but it gives you the power to decide if you want a really full coverage look or a more natural look. I find using my fingers to blend this works very well and i have not had a problem with it settling into my fine lines around the eyes ( I use it as an undereye concealer - beats other products hands down.)
The shade i use "Buff" is quite yellow toned which works very well for me as it counteracts the redness of my skin. I also tried "Ivory" which is more pinky toned. As a very pale skinned girl these shades are light enough for me and are not at all orange which seems to be the norm for other brands. The foundation itself has many different shades and i believe there is a shade for everyone, including darker skin tones.
As my skin is quite tempermental i can sometimes get reactions from products but i have never had that with this. I tend to break out easily but this product has never caused this and i actually think it has improved my skin. Also, it has a SPF of 6 which is not alot but atleast it provides some protection against UV rays.
The price is quite steep for a high street brand, £12.49, but it really does work and i think it is worth the money. I use it every day without fail and have to repurchase every 2 to 3 months which i don't think is too bad considering the quality.
Overall i would recommend this foundation, i have tried others but always seem to end up going back to this one. Why? Because it works. It has given me confidence after years of trying to hide my face and its scars. I genuinely love this foundation, and if it had a pump it would be perfect.
I Love this Product and I'm so sad it's discontinued! For me it worked amazingly. I have really light eyelashes and need mascara all the time. Salon tinting can be expensive and lets face it does nothing for the volume or lenght of lashes. So I found this :) One application really did last 3 days! I put this mascara/tint through the works swimming, sleeping, working out and it never faltered! Why oh why is it discontinued?!?! If you are a fan like me lets show Revlon how loved this product is, have a little consumer power and maybe, just maybe they will bring it back?!Follow me on Twitter @TintedLashesOrGive a Facebook like! Copy and paste this into your facebook search bar Bring Back R e v l o n Colorstay Overtime Lash Tint!I'll show Revlon how many fans Colorstay Overtime Lash Tint has :D
I don't usually write reviews but felt compelled to write one after trying Revlon Colorstay foundation. I have bad skin, super dry and flaky with some blemishes on the right cheek and forehead. I have tried every single foundation on the market, drugstore ones, from L'Oreal to Max Factor, Bourgeois, Boots 7, Maybelline etc but none of them suited me! not only they don't cover up the imprefections, but they just dry on my skin and by the end of the afternoon my skin looks tired and old (i''m only 33 after all lol!). i'm talking about liquid or cream foundations because powder is an absolute no for me. It just looks chalky on me even the ones that claim to be moisturising. Anyway, i gave up on drugstore foundations and moved on to big brands. Clinique supermoisture foundation was the only foundation that suited my skin. It's so lightweight it doesn't feel like i'm wearing any makeup. It gives me that fresh look in the morning but it's really sheer and doesn't cover anything, more like a tinted moisturiser. I have been using it for a year now and was happy to carry on using it but i've got a party coming in 2 weeks time and i really want to look good on pictures so i decided to hunt for the foundation that would give me that flawless hollywood-celebrity-look which i never had the chance to experience. I spent hours on the internet reading reviews and watching youtube videos, some of which are awesome!! after an extensive research, i came across Revlon Colorstay Foundation which so many reviews described as amazing, providing long lasting full coverage! I felt really encouraged but as i carried on reading the reviews, my hopes sank as many people described it as being too heavy and cakey, smelly and definitely not suitable for dry skin. I decided to stick to Clinique but try their other foundations which provide medium to full coverage. So on Boxing day, i went to my local Boots superstore and headed to the Clinique counter where a lovely assistant with gorgeous skin offered to help me find my HG. After explaining my problem, she suggested Clinique Dewy smooth foundation. We tried few shades and eventually decided on one that matched my skin tone. But instead of applying the foundation on my skin, she said she needed to moisturise my skin using 3 different (and very expensive) products to help set the makeup and so my skin could breathe through it. Not only i couldn't see myself spending £100 on face products only only but i would never have the time in the morning to go through such a meticulous process!! I let her get on with it and after nearly 10 minutes spent on "preparing" my skin, she applied the foundation at last. I must admit the result was very good! the coverage was almost full and my skin didn't feel heavy, the foundation was really lightweight and had a cooling effect which felt great. She did only half the face and asked me if i wanted to buy it but i said i'd like to try it for the whole day first and see how it feels before i make up my mind. I asked her not to clean my face and left the counter. I was about to leave the store when i walked past the Revlon counter and remembered the Colorstay foundation so i thought i'd give it a try anyway just to see how it feels on my skin. I chose the one for normal/dry skin and took 2 testers; true beige and natural tan. I didn't like the bottle because it comes with no pump (so does the clinique !!) but that wasn't a big deal. I carefully poured a little on the back of my hand and the first thing i noticed was that it was thick (which is good for controlling how much you pour) but felt quite oily which is just great for someone like me whose skin craves oil!! i could actually see the oil separating from the product this is because i should have shaked the bottle before pouring, neverthless i was quite pleased with that! i then applied some of the product to the other half of my face and blended it using my finger tips. Blending was very easy and i was amazed how quickly my skin absorbed the product! when i finished i went to a larger mirror and looked at my face, the result was truly flawless!!! i never had such results before. I was comparing both sides, the clinique and the colorstay and the only difference was in the colour, the clinique one was actually a little too light for me while the true beige matched my skin perfectly. I didn't hesitate a second and bought the product which was half the price of the clinique foundation. I carried on shopping and by the end of the day i looked again at my face and i still looked flawless. My skin felt smooth and there were no flakes around the nose and forehead which is where they would normally appear after few hours of wearing foundation. The side of my face which had the clinique foundation on felt softer but i figured it was the result of all those products the assistant put on my face before the foundation! Anyway i cleaned my face that night and went to bed almost certain i would break out but my skin looked really healthy in the morning and there wasn't a single spot in sight! i wanted to try the foundation again but this time i used my primer underneath which made the application even easier and the end result a lot smoother. Oh and i even managed to put powder on top of it which looked great and not chalky at all!!! I wore it today for my first day back at work and after 7 hours it was still going strong! Also a lot of people complained about the smell but i couldn't smell anything once the product was out or while i was applying it.I had to bring the bottle to my nose to get the paint-like smell.
As much as i recommend reading the reviews before buying products, my advise is don't be put off by someone else's bad experience. People have different skins and react differently to products and just because someone else with the same skin problems as you didn't like the product doesn't mean you will not like it. Go and test it, it's free and you will see for yourself!
Revlon Colorstay Makeup
I seem to have searched forever to try and find a foundation where the colour stays the same throughout the day no matter what time I apply it, and with this foundation I have certainly found the right one! I usually apply my make up at about 8am and by 5pm the colour is still exactly the same as when I started the day! Which is just what everyone wants isn't it? The foundation goes onto your skin very smoothly however can take some time trying to get an even tone but that depends on how much you apply. However, on my skin this foundation does what it states to do but on my friend it did not. I think this all depends on your skin type so it might not be the best one for you. With the product retailing at approx £9.99 it is slightly more expensive than some other products but worth it if it works for your skin and want to keep the same lasting look throughout the day without having to carry on applying the make up. Overall I would give this product a 4/5 as it was very good for me!
I have used both the old version of this foundation and the new one .
The colour varies to whether you use the old one or the new one. In the old one I used ivory (the lightest) and in the new one I use buff(second colour). So be careful when switching from old to new.
when I use the new version.I put it on my hand and then I use a wet brush to apply it to my face which helps to even it out. This one takes a while to dry but gives you plenty time to blend. This version isn't non comedomic. Smaller bottle than old version but you can get it in boots and superdrug for £11.26. in boots it has a plastic covering around the lid but if you go to superdrug it just a plain lid . has different versions for different skin types.
However when I use the old one I put it on with my fingers and blend quickly because the old one dries in 60 seconds. This one is thinner but has better coverage (as long as it doesn't run down your hand lol ) . So much that I didn't have to use a concealer. (on my bad skin!!) .The good thing about this one is that it is non comedomic.. This is only available online and on market stalls .You do get a bigger bottle with this one this version has a gold trim around lid and the writing is bigger.
Both versions have excellent staying power about 8 hours or so on my oily skin before I have to reapply or powder .
Has good coverage.
Stays on face for long.
very hard to get off I have to wash my face a lot to get it off.
Btw I have tried very hard to add more personal opinion and work on my punctuation .
Someone mentioned it in another review :)
This review is for the combination/oily skin formula.
I went on a quest not so long ago to find a full coverage, liquid foundation that didn't make me look fake-tanned. I bought this in 110 Ivory, the palest pink toned shade (the equivalent yellow toned shade is Buff), from my local Boots at £11.73 for 30ml.
The foundation comes in a round glass bottle with a screw lid. The glass is thick and strong, and hasn't yet broken despite me knocking it around a lot in my bag. The lid is secure and won't open by accident, especially since as it unscrews it raises up about 1cm before it can be removed-if it's in your bag pressure from other objects will force it to stay shut. The labels are minimalistic and transparent, and the shade number and name is clearly visible on the front label.
The foundation is liquid and though it is very thick it is quite free flowing, this is especially good since there is no pump. I prefer to dip in a clean cotton bud and use that to dot the foundation on my face but I know that in lieu of a pump many people will choose to pour it onto the back of a hand or a palette. It has a smooth creamy consistency and a mild, slightly alcohol scent. If you've ever used the MAC studio fix fluid you will recognise the scent. This foundation bears remarkable similarities to it...
I dab the foundation onto the face with a cotton bud and then distribute with my fingers. I then like to use a sponge the blend it and ensure even coverage. It applies smoothly and evenly, it's far easier than a full coverage foundation should be. I use a light covering of powder on the top because I like the really matte look, but in all honesty you won't really need to.
The foundation really gives a flawless coverage. I use it without concealer and my entire face looks even toned, even over red blotches. It is easy to get it even, it doesn't streak or flake. I don't have very oily skin, but I have an oily T-zone and this foundation isn't affected by it at all. It doesn't rub off onto clothing when it dries (wearing a lot of black, this is one of my most common issues) and it stays put all day.
It's thick and full coverage, definitely one for those who like obvious make up, and does exactly what it claims. I love it!
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This foundation is quality as well as being affordable, it retails between £10.99 and £11.99. My tip is to buy this when it is on offer, so usually
I pick mine up from boots when they offer extra points or when they offer another make up product free, which right now is a revlon mascara retailing at £11.
The thing I love about this foundation is that it gives great coverage that lasts, it is'nt heavy, and it does not give you the dreaded shiny forhead after a few hours of wear. I have a few marks on my face from having chickenpox (which i am quite conscious of) and this foundation evens those out so they are hardly noticable.
I also took this on holiday to Turkey with me, as it has SPF15, so was great to wear out in the evening when the weather got cooler, to give me alittle bit of coverage.
Being mixed race, it is difficult to find a foundation that matches my skin tone, as the pigmentation in a lot of foundation has an orange tinge and makes you look like you have been tango'd, but this does'nt, i have found this make up to be better then those makes ups such as fashion fair, and bobby brown that are supposed to be designed for women of colour, or are supposed to compliment any skin tone. This is the only foundation I have ever worn where i get compliments on my complexion and how good my skin looks, so all in all I woudld'nt be without it.
If you have read my other reviews or, if you too are the palest shade of pale, you will understand just how hard it is to find a good foundation in a light enough shade - especially if you are looking for one with a specific level of coverage too. Usually, those available in pale shades are too sheer for my tastes, and those that arn't are always a fair amount too dark. Woe is me.
Add to the equation the fact that I need one that is long lasting and transfer resistent and you've got an endless search on your hands!
So, imagine my surprise when I discovered a (potentially) perfect foundation at the Revlon display. Their 'Colorstay' formula included a shade named "Ivory 110" which looked like it may just work for me. A quick swatch on the back of my hand proved successful so I quickly grabbed a bottle and made my way to the checkout.
Revlon 'Colorstay' is available in nine shades and two different formulas. One for oily / combination skin and another for normal / dry. Both contain 'Soft Flex', and ingredient used to provide a lightweight, comfortable feel.
I chose the normal / dry (although I have been told that the oily / combination performs in exactly the same way) and this review is for this type specifically.
It claims to stay perfect and weightless for 16 long hours, and promises to look freshly applied throughout. 'Oil free and moisture balanced' it gives 'flawless looking skin'. It gives medium to full coverage with an SPF of 15 included, although three shades - Toast, Caramel and Cappucino - only include SPF 12 for some reason.
Sounds too good to be true!
I paid just under twelve pounds for this foundation in Boots. One of the more expensive drugstore brands available but still nothing at all extortionate. (And believe me, when you're *constantly* searching for a suitable foundation, the price of a possible candidate barely comes into it!)
It is packaged in a tall glass bottle with a screw on lid. 4/5 for packaging as I wish there was a pump included or at least available to purchase seperately as constantly having to pour a small amount onto a palette or the back of your hand is not only messy and time consuming but wasteful too.
Due to the thick, almost waxy texture (a given, by the way when it comes to most higher coverage foundations) I have not even attempted to apply with my fingertips. I know, just by looking at it that this would result in a thick, streaky finish unless I had 30 minutes spare to blend every square centimetre of skin! :D
I tried a few different foundation brushes, from the traditional flat paddle shaped to a small headed, long handled kabuki to finally a stippling or 'skunk' (so called due to it's mix of both black and white fibres) brush, which proved the most effective. I use the MAC #187 stippling brush to 'dot' the foundation onto the cheeks, forehead and neck. Using a firm hand I spread the foundation around the skin using a series of small dots before blending in small, circular buffing motions. You only need a small amount for the nose so I use whatever is left on my brush before blending into its contours (bridge of nose and sides of nostrisl etc) with my fingertips.
'Colorstay' takes a while to dry 100% so I usually use a large fluffy powder brush (MAC #134) to dust a loose powder on top. The only problem I have encountered so far with this product is its tendency to settle into larger pores. Luckily mine are almost invisible except on the very end of my nose where they are slightly more visible. This problem however, is easily overcome by using a silicon based primer, such as 'Smashbox Photofinish' or 'MAC Prep + Prime Skin'. Rubbed into the skin beforehand, a primer fills in any uneven textures giving a smooth, flat base for foundation to sit on.
Once applied, Revlons 'Colorstay' gives smooth, even skin with a slightly dewy, satin-like finish. Beautiful!
It lives up to it's promise too, with it lasting throughout the entire day with no visible changes. It's important to remove this product using a specially designed, heavy duty makeup remover since many regular removers just can't cut it and leave a residue on the skin which is likely to clog the pores and even cause breakouts.
So, overall, if you're looking for a nice, long wearing, full coverage foundation available in a wide range of shades then at least give this a try.
As long as you have a few minutes spare every morning to ensure an even streak free finish and a decent foundation brush this may well be your 'holy grail' foundation too!