Revlon - ColorStay Makeup with SoftFlex - Combination to Oily Skin
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For normal to oily skin types. Revlon ColorStay Makeup with SoftFlex™ is a full coverage, natural, matte foundation that provides a lightweight and comfortable feel on the skin. It is long-wearing and oil-free. Contains SPF 15. Available in Ivory, Buff, Sand Beige, Nude, Natural Beige, Medium Beige, Fresh Beige, True Beige and Natural Tan.
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Rating: Oct 5, 2013 9:38pm
A great, full coverage foundation! - Best in Beauty 2013
Revlon's Colourstay Foundation in Normal to Oily is a budget-priced, moderate to full coverage foundation that gives it's higher end, higher priced rivals a run for their money. I am positive that this product has ignited Revlon's popularity on the cosmetic market, showcasing a high quality, innovative formula that's competitively priced.
I purchased the Golden Beige shade - it's a brilliant match for my warm, yellow light - medium skintone. The 30ml foundation comes in a heavy, sturdy glass bottle with a hygienic, practical pump that dispenses the perfect amount.
And now onto the actual product - the foundation is opaque and of a fluid, light texture. It applies to the skin ultra smoothly, and blends so easily (fingers or brush) to a satin finish. It provides full coverage with a minimal amount, disguising dark circles, uneven skintone, capillaries, blemishes or pigmentation in a single application. The foundation does set within a minute, so you will need to blend fast, however, once it's set, it refuses to move for the rest of the day! It doesn't budge, smudge, wear, fade or oxidise, making the tell-tale foundation smears on your collar history. I work 10 hour shifts regularly, and at the end of the day, my complexion is flawless - the Colourstay looks freshly applied with no creasing, cakiness or oily sheen. The Normal to Oily variation seems to have less heavy moisturisers in the ingredients, and I have found this feature perfect for reducing shine and provides excellent oil control.
I usually set this product with a pressed powder, and I sometimes combine the product with Revlon's Smoothing Primer for a dewy, tinted moisturiser finish. How's that for versatility? It removes very easily with any makeup remover and is non-comeodegenic, and hence this is why I've found Colourstay to be well suited for acne-prone or congested skin.
Revlon's Colourstay for Normal to Oily skin is the best economical but high quality foundation on the low-end market. It's array of shades is bound to match any complexion, and the non-shifting, full coverage finish is sure to delight any recruit at Foundation-holics Anonymous.
Rating: Oct 5, 2013 5:38pm
Great for oily skin.
I love this foundation, it has a great colour selection to choose from, good coverage, it's very buildable (for extra coverage) and it stays all day on my oily skin without looking greasy. I find when I wear this foundation I don't have to check up on it to see if it needs powdering throughout the day as I have to do with my numerous other foundations. I also find it doesn't break out my skin which a lot of foundations have done in the past.
Rating: Sep 27, 2013 9:31pm
I have tried alot of foundations in my short amount of time using makeup and this is officially my everyday foundation because I love it so much! It evens out my skin very well and hides my freckles perfectly but not too much so you can still tell that I have them. One slight imperfection I found (not sure if it is my fault or not) but i do find I look washed out if I wear too much. Works perfectly both applied with a brush or a sponge. Will forever buy!
Rating: Sep 26, 2013 3:41pm
Best In Beauty 2013 Nomination
So no matter what foundation I use, I always end up coming back to revlon colour stay. I mean what more could you want? Firstly there is many shades to choose from, and also for different skin types. This is fantastic for me as having oily skin, i want a foundation that will last all day or night and revlon colour stay's oily/combination option is great.
This foundation blends out nicely and gives a medium to full coverage, but is easily build-able for a night out on the town. It covers blemishes and redness and looks flawless, you really couldn't ask for much more! Also, the new bottles now have a pump which make it super easy to get the foundation out, and the design is nice and simple. And last but not least, this foundation is quite affordable, perfect for anyone on a budget *cough* me! And can often be found on sale!
Overall, I believe this is a fantastic well round foundation that suits and would look great on anyone, and deserves a best in beauty 2013 nomination!
Rating: Sep 22, 2013 3:16pm
Best in Beauty 2013
I have oily skin and i have been using pressed powder foundation since i started using makeup. This foundation is liquid, it has a lovely consistency; it smoothes on to my skin easily and blends really well, giving my skin a flawless look. It also covers my under eye circles, so there’s no need for a concealer. The coverage is fantastic, it gives a fresh and even finish and i really love the smooth and silky feel of it on my face. And even though i have oily skin, it doesn’t fade or slide off over the course of the day. I absolutely love it.
Rating: Aug 16, 2013 2:41am
Miracle for oily skin!
I've bought this foundation in True Beige but had to adjust the colour a bit, now it's perfect for my skin tone. This is the first foundation I've bought to ever keep the oiliness at bay. I've tried quite a few foundations (Bourjois, Boots, Maybelline, Max Factor, Lancome & Kanebo + more) and none of them have kept me oil free for more than 3 hours. Revlon colourstay can keep me oil free for the ENTIRE DAY if I blot once. I don't even need to powder because the staying power is so strong.
It's a medium - full coverage foundation with no scent and it has a pump too! It dries pretty quickly so you have to work on your face area by area which is fine with me. If you apply too much, it can result in the dreaded cake face, but to avoid this, just use a wet sponge to apply it, and mist some water after your makeup is done.
If you have flakes, it doesn't emphasise them, but doesn't completely hide them either.
Overall, this is my favourite foundation and I think it will be for a long time!
Rating: Aug 9, 2013 1:13am
where do i even begin with this foundation, it does everything it claims to do and more! i have horrendously oily skin yet this eliminated all unwanted shine to my face, didn't budge the whole day, looked as though it was freshly applied so no fading, amazing buildable coverage i use one layer for everyday then two for nights out and it just doesnt fail me, i dont need to worry about touch ups nothing the only problem is the price point but still theres always a sale on revlon and i rather just suck it up and spend the money then go without it, its just that amazing
Rating: Jul 24, 2013 11:05pm
If you have combination/oily skin, you have to try this foundation! It's very easily buildable and has moderate coverage but it doesn't get cakey. I've been using nude and it's so great! It looks very natural and it's great for spring weather, although I tend to use it in autumn/winter, it's important to moisturise before applying this when it's windy or chilly out to ensure there aren't any dry patches. Although it's quite pricey, it lasts a long time and it's really a great natural looking foundation which for some may expel the need for concealer
Rating: Jul 24, 2013 5:58pm
Excellent staying power, great for oily, acne-prone skin
I have used this foundation for YEARS and have yet to find a foundation which matches it for coverage, staying power and colour matching. I would even come close to saying it is my HG!
I have oily, acne-prone skin with heaps of red acne marks under my nose and on my cheeks. This foundation has enough coverage to cover those without looking caked on. In photos it looks natural and luckily I have a colour match. I mix my foundation with Almay's Clear Complexion Makeup, which is a bit smoother, to create a more blendable mix (Revlon's ColorStay can be a bit thick to slather on).
It doesn't last a full day on my face but I have very oily skin. I am lazy and don't wear powder so that may be why ;) If it's a hot day and I sweat it can clog my pores a bit, but it is the best foundation I have used so far.
My oily gripe is that it contains alcohol, and that the SPF is so low (I have the older bottles with SPF 6).
Rating: Jul 21, 2013 4:12pm
Full coverage miracle
Great colour selection, even for fairer tones, stays all day and isn't drying, covers my red cheeks without concealer and affordable. This is my favourite foundation, and the only one which stays put. Its a dearer chemist brand but well worth the money. A bottle lasts me 6 months of daily use.