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: Apr 22, 2014 4:10pm
Favourite so far, but still searching
I'm on a never ending search for the foundation holy grail, and although I keep coming back to Revlon Colorstay, I still think there's something greater for me out there.
The number one thing that draws me back to Colorstay is the shade "Ivory". It's a pale, cool-toned shade, which is hard to come by in this price range. In fact, it's hard to come by in higher price ranges too, as many brands tend to favour warmer tones. I would prefer something a tiny bit paler, but this shade is good with enough blending.
Secondly, is the wear-time. Other than a perfect colour match, my perfect foundation must last a full work day with only minor touch ups. Many foundations have failed to last on my combo skin, and while Colorstay doesn't do a perfect job, it's fairly good, and certainly doesn't slide off my face like some foundations.
One downside to the long-lasting formula, is that it can be quite drying. I usually combat this by using a setting spray instead of a powder. This takes it from a demi-matte finish, to something a little more glowy. It can get a bit shiny (powder or not) and settle into fine lines and pores throughout the day, so touch ups are necessary to keep looking fresh. The finish is probably what I like least about this foundation, as I would like a more natural look.
Coverage is medium-buildable. I like to wear it fairly sheer over the nicer parts of my skin, and build to a more full coverage over any redness or pigmentation. It's important when building coverage to do so in very thin layers, and let them dry in between applications. This will prevent the foundation from looking cakey. I like to apply Colorstay using a damp Beauty Blender, or the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush.
Overall, I think this is a great foundation. And since you can often find it on sale, it can be great value (note: I have/will never pay full price for this product. Considering it's only $13 in the US, I think $35 is a bit steep). I will keep re-purchasing Revlon Colorstay until I find the holy grail.
Rating: Apr 17, 2014 12:59pm
LOVE LOVE LOVE!
This foundation is one of my HG drugstore products!! I've been using it for five years non stop and I've never been disappointed from it. They have a great selection of colours so you will definitely be able to find one to match your skin colour.
It stays on my face really well without a primer which is nice and surprising since my skin can get oily in my T zone.
It might be one of the more expensive drugstore foundations but it's definitely worth the money!
Rating: Apr 8, 2014 8:32pm
Best foundation ever
My daughter got me into this foundation, and I am incredibly impressed! Full coverage with easy application and not too dry. Never looks cakey, lasts all day and doesn't move into my crows feet during the day. I'll never use another foundation
Rating: Mar 26, 2014 12:53am
I always keep coming back.
This foundation has always been my go to for whenever I need a long wearing foundation or for wearing to work. Over the years I've had several shades (for differing levels of fake tan) and I've found nothing else lasts as long on my very oily skin. I usually prime my skin with a mattifying primer, then apply the foundation, then set with powder. Some shades do oxidise and look ashen or dirty but this can be minimised by making sure the shade you have selected isn't too dark, and by using a yellow based powder. Throughout the day I do get shine, but blotting paper and a powder touch up sort that out! Overall I haven't found a foundation that tops it. My only gripe would be the shades. The darker ones are very pink based/ashy.
Rating: Mar 16, 2014 6:03pm
Where have you been all my life?
I had looked at this product for so long and was a bit hesitant due to the price tag. I finally made the plunge at a sale and I have fallen in love with this product. The packing of this product is so great, it feels high quality with the glass and even comes with a handy pump and cap. After testing it out I've discovered that it goes on best if you pat it on with a dense brush, otherwise it can be a be a bit streaky. It provides medium to full coverage that doesn't look cakey at all and leaves my skin looking healthy and slightly dewy on my combination oily skin. Even without a setting powder it lasts all day, I even wore it for more than 12 hours once! This product definitely benefits from a smooth surface and a good primer. This is the perfect foundation from my skin and I would hesitate to repurchase this at full price. It is definitely worth the price tag.
Rating: Mar 10, 2014 10:26am
stays all day!
I have quite shiney, oily skin and struggled to find a foundation that would last all day but this one does. The coverage is light enough to not feel cakey and gross and always lasts all day for me.
Rating: Mar 8, 2014 3:33pm
Finally a foundation that I have repurchased
My skin is really oily normally within an hour or 2 of putting a foundation on my skin is so oily & gross but with this I can wear it for hours without it sinking in I do have to powder up abit in that time but I don't have a problem with that... Literally an hour after I put this on I find I look better then when I applied it.., my go to foundation... Looks amazing on the skin...
Rating: Feb 26, 2014 7:53am
Love it to Bits!!1
This foundation is the one i swear by!! i can just blend some over my skin before school, and it's perfect when i get home! it doesn't come off with normal wear, unlike Max Factor foundations. i truly love this foundation and the colour range is amazing!
Rating: Feb 18, 2014 1:20pm
New favourite foundation!
I bought this recently and so far I love it! It gives great coverage, spreads really easily and gives me a more matte finish than any other makeup I've tried before without leaving my skin dry or flaky as some of them can do. I only need to use a little bit and it doesn't look cakey or shiny but still gives me a lovely finish. Lasts all day without wearing too much a freshens up for the night really nicely.
I'm only sad that I couldn't find my exact match in the colours. I had to buy the two shades that a closest to my skin tone and blend them. Worth it though!
Rating: Feb 12, 2014 4:36pm
Ehh I don't like.
I expected a lot from this foundation, it's been around since the 90's so it must be doing a whole lot right!
The coverage is good, I find it hides all my imperfections quite well, I find the coverage to be medium/full (leaning a little more to the full side) but I don't feel that it's particularly buildable, the product dries very quickly and adding a second layer can so easily look cakey.
The consistency isn't too runny which I like and it smells of sunscreen and baby powderish.
The finish is ok, I would say it's demi matte but the problem I find with this product is that it settles in to fine and deep lines, even if I try to set it with a powder or use a good quality primer I just can't make it say in place, it certainly lasts really well through the day but I find every time I check my face it has made a bee line for my expression lines and the product is trying to have a foundation party where I don't want it to.
Unfortunately this product just isn't for me and I wouldn't consider repurchasing it in the future.