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      28.06.2013 14:50
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      I would recommend this to anyone who isn't confident with their skin

      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.

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      18.01.2011 21:47

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      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

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      04.01.2011 15:12
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      Overall i am really really happy with Revlon Colorstay and i can see myself using it for many years

      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!

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      26.07.2010 00:02
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      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!

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        29.10.2009 10:30
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        try before you buy .

        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 .


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        Has good coverage.
        Stays on face for long.

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        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 :)

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          18.10.2009 21:12
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          This is what MAC studio fix fluid *should* be.

          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.

          *PACKAGING*

          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.

          *PRODUCT*

          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...

          *USE*

          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.

          *EFFECTS*

          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!

          © L Wade 2009 - submitted only on dooyoo.

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            12.02.2009 18:42
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            Great all round faoundation

            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.

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            10.01.2009 16:25
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            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!

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              04.11.2008 16:32
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              An excellent product at an affordable price

              Revlon Colourstay Foundation, or miracle I think is maybe its better name! I used to work as a makeup artist/perfume demonstartor in Boots, and even the girls on the YSL counter were using this product and swear by it. They were the ones who converted me and I have been using it religiously ever since!
              Okay so the basics,, it comes in a variety of different tones, both peachy and yellow based excellent to match perfectly with any skin tone. It is long lasting, and trust me it is. It is the only foundation I know to stay on your face hiding any unwanted blemishes for 12 hours plus! And because it is made for oily skin, no matter how much you "perspire", this makeup will not budge, and you will be left with a flawless looking complexion all day!
              I have tried ALL types of foundation, ranging from the inexpensive to extremely expensive, and I assure you, this is the best. It has a lovely silky texture, which gives a medium coverage and blends so evenly with the skin that you would not know you were even wearing it! It comes at a price of 11.99 (uk) which I think is an excellent price to put on such a fantastic product. I really can not "big it up" enough!

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              13.03.2008 13:47

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              I am loving it!!!!

              Revlon Colorstay Caramel and Mahogany are the bombs. i started using the latter and have been receiving compliments. it stayed for about 2 months and 2 weeks adn i decided to try caramel. wow it works wonders. it stays for more 12 hours from 6a.m to 1op.m and my skin color is gettign lighter. I'm using it with New complexion caramel powder and guys it really really works. one thing good about mahogany is that it worked as a concealor too so i didn't have to buy anything to hide my uneven skin tone. I do really recommend Revlon Colorstay range!!!! It boosts your confidence and you will feel like a woman again, like a new born baby. on top of that it doesn't flake, it is flawless making you look 5 years younger. you become envy to your colleagues.I am so obsessed with revlon colorstay makeup range, by Lindelwa

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              25.02.2008 16:08
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              a foundation that blends perfectly with your skin if you get the right shade!

              I must admit I do not normally buy Revlon products personally although I have known them for as long as I can remember. However, I started using Revlon colorstay make-up less than a year ago. It worked wonders on my face so I decided to carry on using the product.
              What is it? Well it is actually a foundation which you apply evenly on your face so that it looks all soft and rather neat.
              I was introduced to the Revlon colorstay make-up by my aunt (she didn't really introduce me to it, as I used it behind her back without her knowing).
              Revlon make-up is manufactured in USA were the main headquaters of Revlon is situated.


              ==Shades==

              The foundations do come in many shades, so it is best that you test it on your face before you buy it. The shades consist of caramel, nude, ivory (the lightest shade), natural beige, mahogany and many more.
              I must say Revlon did a great job in providing all the colour shades suitable for all skins, because I know that there are some brands who only produce for lighter skins (white people) and I am not light (I'm black).
              First time I bought the foundation for my self, I bought 'Mahogany' which is rather dark, and I mean very dark for my skin! Therefore I tried 'Caramel' a lighter shade, which perfectly suited my skin.
              The Revlon make-up are also known in numbers e.g. the caramel make-up is also known as number 13, therefore I might go in a shop and ask for number 13 Revlon colorstay makeup instead on noting caramel vice versa.


              ==How to Use==

              All you have to do is apply a few drops to your finger tips and rub evenly across your face. I use fingers because it gives me better results than when I use a cotton bud or pad. Therefore, you can use anything that you think suits you to put the foundation on your face. Of course, my hands do get dirty whenever I use my fingers to apply the foundation, but it's easy to clean off.
              Moreover, it is crucial that you shake the bottle before you use it, so that it mixes properly to give you the best results.
              I find it very easy to apply the foundation, it's rather thick therefore doesn't run down my fingers quickly, when I'm trying to apply it to my face.


              ==Me and the Product==

              I must say that the Revlon colorstay make up is incredible. Whenever I use it my skin feels very soft and looks flawless. Believe me, I do have one or two spots on my face but when I use the Revlon make-up, the spots are hardly visible. This is possibly one of the main reasons why I still keep buying the product. Sometime I do put deep bronze powder after I apply the Revlon make-up for better results.

              The Revlon make-up lasts very long and it surely does what is says on the bottle 'lasts up to 16hours' which is rather amazing. Whenever I wear the foundation in the morning at around 7.30 am before I go to my college and come back home around 6pm the foundation will still be on my face and looking good. Taking off the foundation is even easier than applying the make-up. The Revlon make-up comes off easily with a wet towel, even better if you use make-up removers. My skin is always smooth after removing the Revlon make-up and I get no reaction from it at all e.g. spots.

              Whenever I open the make-up to apply it onto my face I can never smell anything. This is because the Revlon make-up doesn't have any perfumes. This is actually a good thing for the reason that perfume is bad for your skin. This also doesn't mean that the Revlon make-up smells, it doesn't really smell bad but it does have this weird smell which you can only smell if you put the bottle 1cm close to your nose. The smell of this product is never really an issue.

              A huge problem I have with this product is not exactly the product itself but it's the getting hold of the product which is rather harsh. You might be able to find other shades in many shops such as Superdrug, boots, allureamour, market places etc but getting hold of the caramel is very hard.
              I am not sure if it's because a lot of people use the caramel shade or Revlon just doesn't manufacture enough. Whenever I buy the foundation I always have to visit a few market places and shops before I find it.
              I couldn't speak for other shades, but lighter shades and mahogany are always amongst the plenty on the shop shelves whenever I'm hunting for my caramel shade.

              Another disadvantage I cam eacross whilst using the Revlon colorstay make-up is that it stains your clothes and it won't come off. I once dropped a little drop of the make-up on my white shirt and I couldn't clean it off at all, which was very disappointing.

              Overall me and the product gets on very well, it blends onto my skin perfectly and my friends can't even tell im wearing the revlon make-up. I totally love it.

              ==Price & Place==

              I must say that like any other Revlon products I've seen out there on the shelves, this Revlon make-up is rather expensive. A 35ml bottle as shown on the picture provided above cost around £11.99 if bought in major stores such as super drug or boots. However, I have noted that the Revlon make-up is actually cheap if bought on the market (local area markets) as they only cost £6.99 or £7.

              When I went to Leicester (17 Feb. 2008) I spent about the whole week looking for the caramel shade, as you all now know it's the hard one to find. When I asked for the prices all the shopkeepers noted £7 therefore, however, to my luck I got to a certain shop were they were selling the Revlon make-up for £5. I must say it was a bargain and a real luck because I bought their last caramel shade.
              Moreover, the prices do vary a lot on the Revlon colorstay make-up but you will either find it at £12 or £7 (if bought on the market).
              Overall, I think the product is rather expensive, but still worth it!



              ==Recommendation==

              I would definitely recommend the Revlon colorstay make-up to those who want their face to look flawless and hide those spots. This product is very good and does last quiet a long time. When I buy a 35ml bottle it lasts at least a month before I have to buy another one. Therefore, maybe it is expensive for a reason as you don't have to buy it too often.

              The Revlon colorstay make-up does come in a thick bottle. It's thick enough not to break easily; since I've started using the make-up I have never broken the bottle. However I think they should change it to a plastic container just to give us (the consumers) a piece of mind, because it's an expensive product, therefore if it breaks and all leaks out, you are not only going to lose money but the item were the liquid lands, because it doesn't come off fabrics!

              On the bottle of the Revlon make-up are also details and instruction about the make-up. These details are written in English and four other languages. How can all this be written on a small bottle? Well there is a sticker on the bottle which has details written in English. If you peel of this white sticker, it will reveal more details under it and more on the bottle (were it was stuck). This is rather impressive, however, the writing is rather small, and this could be a problem to those who have problems reading small wordings (make sure you have your reading glasses in hand).

              Overall, yes, you should buy the product. It is oil free suggesting that you won't get spots from using the product (your face won't look greasy). It also takes less than a minute for it to set on your face, suggesting that you won't waste a lot of time putting on your make-up. Moreover, the Revlon make-up does not rub off easily so don't be scared when people try to touch your face. If you haven't tried this out its best you do it for the first time, you might like it.


              ==Note==

              ---If you are going to put powder on top of the foundation, it is best you wait at least a minute so that the foundation gets time to dry up.

              ---The caramel shade is very hard to get hold of. However, lighter shades are always plenty on the shelves.


              ---The Revlon colorstay make-up is very easy to remove from your face but doesn't come off if you spill it on fabrics. Therefore make sure you avoid the make-up from touching your clothes whilst applying it.

              ---If you don't know which shade is suitable for you, it is best you visit Superdrug or other major shops that sells make-up so that you can try on a sample.

              ---If you want to know more about the product and the other shades available just go to Revlon.com

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                25.11.2007 21:46
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                Try Max Factor or No7 if your willing to pay £9.99

                I have a habit of buying whichever foundation is on offer. If its a bargain bin and a pound I'll give it a go!
                I never buy 'cheap' brands but the problem is I rarely 'get into a brand' and stay faithful, part from number7 which if I have the pennies I will always invest in. For me to re buy a product it has to be amazing, cos if I'm buying it on offer or cut price the chances are next time I go to buy its gonna be expensive!

                I don't know about anyone else but when it comes to foundation I find getting the right thing really hard. I'm a beauty therapist by trade and when it comes to picking the right colours and how to apply make up I'm great but picking a foundation grrrrrrrrrrr.

                I never know whether to go for something that helps with anti aging, best for covering up zits and lets not mention the colours. I mean you test it, its fine in the shop you get home and you look like you've been tangoed! Its a hard job being a lady!

                So I'd almost ran out of foundation and it was on my list!
                I went to TJ Hughes, cos they have great make up in my store and its always at the very least half the price you'd pay anywhere else.

                For my1.25 fl oz/37ml of Revlon colorstay make up (Fond De Teint to the French) I was meant to pay £3.00 but shop was packed, she was busy nattering to her mate and she charged me £2.00. I'm not the sort to query a mistake, particularly when its in my favour!

                The packaging....

                Glass bottle , bigger than a lot of other sizes is clear with a black screw on lid. It tells me exactly what the product is and its all written in French as well in English. It gives it quite a nice feel I think and makes me think its classy!

                The Claim...

                Wont wear off.
                Flawless matte finish.
                Long wearing , stays fresh all day.
                Oil free.
                Fragrance free.
                Dermatologist tested.
                Non comedogenic

                To use....

                Shake well before using.
                Apply to one area of a face at a time .
                Blend quickly.
                Remove with facial cleanser.

                My Verdict...

                As a pale goth like looking wench I went for the Natural Beige (05). Its a little darker than I usually buy, in the bottle but its ok on colour on application. I have looked at other colours in this range and they come a little darker than they look (word to the wise there).

                We have to remember the claims of the product when reviewing this product. It claims only really to be a colour stay product implying it stays on and that it is matte.
                Let me address this first when explaining my result.

                I always put it on with a sponge over a make up primer or moisturiser (as you always should) and when I do this I find that when I take my make up off at night there's hardly any showing up of it on my cotton wool. Which means either my skin has absorbed it its evaporated into thin air! Either way not good!

                Its not a long laster this one and you cant exactly re apply. However it does stay on if I use no base, which I don't really like to do.

                I always finish my look off with face powder that I trust to 'set it'. The results are good. My skin does look fresher and it does slightly cover my imperfections, which are currently open pores and spots, however as time goes on this product does slip off the zits. I can rectify the problem by regularly applying pressed powder though. The product isn't heavy or drying until I overload my face with pressed powder, but I feel like I cant wear it alone as I shine!It claims to be oil free and probably is in fairness but it isn't matte as it claims on my skin.

                Being oil free is best for my skin as it doesn't feed my spots and unlike other foundations it doesn't feel dry on application, its smooth. Another plus point if you get it on your clothes it does wash out.

                The bad points...

                It doesn't stop my t zone getting greasy and block oil from coming through.

                The bottle is nicely designed but its not pump action so I try tip a little on to my hand or sponge and it comes out fast and if you don't screw lid on tightly your in danger of it making your make up bag go for a swim.

                Its a heavy glass bottle so you don't want to drop it.

                Before application you really do have to shake the bottle as the ingredients settle in the bottom.

                It says no animal, vegetable or mineral oil but doesn't list any ingredients so I'm not sure whats on my face, and doesn't state not tested on animals and I cant find this information out anywhere.

                It says it is fragrance free, hmm well I'm not bothered if it is or isn't really, i don't consider that as any importance as long as its hypo allergenic or suitable for sensitive skins. However is my nose deceiving me? Mine smells and looks like Baileys lol

                Final Thought....

                I'm not convinced this it is worth the money when you see other products about cheaper, such as Max Factor and No7. There's nothing special or revolutionary great about it.
                It stays on after you put the effort in and for me foundation isn't that important, I want some on but I just want it to invisible and to stay put not have to work at making it do as its told.

                It's not awful, but not , in my eyes up there with the best and I need more from a foundation than what this gives.

                Currently is on offer for £9.99 in Superdrug.

                This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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                  03.11.2007 15:08
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                  Unless you're very pale, it's a great product!

                  Usualy I use MAC studio tech foundation, but the main thing that annoyed me about it was it only lasted a few hours. So I decieded to get try a long-lasting foundation.
                  I went to Boots & Revlon colorstay was £5 off, so I chose it in the shade 'Buff', which seemed to be the palest shade they had. I was disapointed with the range of colors - even though it was a large store there where only about 6 shades on offer.
                  The makeup comes in a thick glass bottle, with attractive, simple packaging. I prefer this bottle to the plasticy tubes you buy some foundations in.
                  The next day, I cleansed & mousturised and tried my new foundation out. It went on very smoothly & I needed much less than I had tipped into my palm. It is almost odorless, though there is a very slight but pleasant smell to it.
                  I thought it was maybe a little too dark, but I have very pale skin so it might suit people with a more average skin tone. My skin is also quite oily and sometimes a little spotty. This foundation gave my skin a nice texture and covered up blemishes and uneven patches very well.
                  It did last all day - I had a nap, went to my Grandmas house (which is VERY warm) and had a shower, and after 9 hours, my makeup still looked perfect, and matte.
                  It's quite easy to remove, but I wash my face twice to make sure it's all off.
                  The only problem is the color, which looks slightly unnatural and if I don't blend very well, I get tidemarks.
                  Also, I would recomend always cleansing/mousturising before putting this product on.

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                  04.05.2007 15:42
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                  I am happy :-)

                  I Recommend Revlon colour stay make up to anyone with minor imperfections on skin . i had small red blotched that wouldnt go away on my face and after trying revlon colour stay make up , i was amazed that it actually covered it up . I was getting compliment all day long , this is the only foundation i use now. It really does what it says on the bottle , and it dosen't c=rub off .

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                    Another slice of CAKE, please? - Advantages: Full Coverage, Shade matched my skin - Disadvantages: My face felt like a paper bag, Skin still got oily and shiny

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