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 7, 2012 7:53pm
This is a great foundation! I have very oily skin especially my t-zone. I also sweat a lot! The foundation stayed on very well, (but I did blot the sweat with a tissue). I have one problem, that is, the darkest shade in Australia is too light for me! So I'll have to buy this online form now on :( Anyway it's still a great foundation but it would be better if we had a broader range of shades here in Australia.
Rating: Apr 4, 2012 12:58am
No regrets buying this
I really LOVE this foundation! It does the job that it claims. It gives a really good full coverage, yet still looking natural.When i first applied the foundation to my face, it instantly brightens my face. Sometimes my boyfriend can't even tell whether i have makeup on.
It has a really thick consistency, but once applied on the face, it feels like nothing is there. It does not give a cakey finish, more of a matte and natural finish. The only downside of it is the unpleasant smell.
Rating: Apr 2, 2012 11:28am
This has been my holy grail foundation for about 10 years I'd say.
I love the coverage it offers and the lasting power. I have the lightest colour, Ivory and it is a reasonable match for my skin but still a little too dark (one of the things you must put up with if you have such pale skin).
It can be worn over sunscreen or moisturiser or alone with equally good results. Also suitable for a range of skin types (mine is dry), so don't avoid it if you too dry skin and need a full coverage foundation but are worried that this one won't suit (just apply a moisturiser first). I imagine the dry skin formulation is equally good but I buy this one as the colour looks sllightly lighter and better for me.
The only thing I would prefer is a pump instead of simple bottle packaging but I overlook that.
Lastly, don't ever spill this on the carpet or your clothes since I've found it's impossible to get off. I imagine it would be equally hard to clean it off of a foundation brush, so I use my fingers. Also, make sure to ckeck online as it's much cheaper.
Rating: Mar 29, 2012 5:13pm
I gave this foundation a go, because everyone raves about it!
I thought the shades are great and there's most likely going to be one to match everyone's skin tone, so this is great.
The foundation provides really full on coverage, so it covers up all the imperfections, but I find that this also means that your skin has less chance to "breathe" and this resulted in a few breakouts, which I wasn't too impressed with.
The foundation is quite thick and while blendable, you really need to blend it quickly in order to achieve a flawless result.
Once on, the foundation does look good, but sometimes it appears quite cakey, so I think that it would be a lot better if it was slightly thinner, so that it can provide a more sheer coverage that can be built to a more full coverage.
With its thick consistency, it's also hard to get the foundation out once it reaches the bottom of the bottle and it would be better if it had a pump - more hygienic and easier to get the right amount of product.
The price is a little bit too high as this is a low-end product after all, so if you do like this foundation, I do suggest getting it when it's either on special or has a GWP.
Overall, this isn't a bad foundation, but I do think that there are far better ones out there.
Rating: Mar 15, 2012 8:59pm
My favourite foundation.
It applies very well over my moisturiser and gives a great, even coverage over my pigmented skin yet looks so natural. The only con I can think of is the bottle as it's difficult to get the last drop out. I hate wastage particular when it is not exactly cheap purchase although it is definitely the best in its price range.
Rating: Mar 2, 2012 7:59pm
Medium to full coverage
You don't really need a concealer if you're going to use this foundation
A great range of shades available
Gives a nice matte finish
It doesn't eliminate shine completely throughout the day but it does control it for the first few hours
A bit pricey for a chemist grade foundation
You will need to blend it out pretty fast
They should really change to a pump applicator
Rating: Feb 26, 2012 8:25pm
Lasts and lasts
This foundation is great because of it's lasting power. My foundation looks like I've just applied it even hours after application. The foundation is quite a thin consistency and comes out of the bottle easily so be careful when pouring. Less is more with this foundation. Too much makes it hard to work with.
- Medium to full coverage- Matte finish, non greasy or oily
- Great for hot days as it keeps oil at bay
- Easy to spread out
- Only a small amount needed
- I still need concealer with this foundation so I wouldn't say it's FULL coverage for me but it definiately gives good medium to full coverage look.
- It's meant to be a light weight feel but for me it's a little uncomfortable on my skin.
- The bottle is hard to dispense the product, especially as the product is starting to run out.
- Because of the bottle I find I always tend to pour too much product out and waste it. I'd much prefer a squeeze tube.
This product is great for when you need your makeup to last all day and not look shiny or oily. This is not my preferred foundation for everyday though since it feels a little funny on my skin and the bottle is hard to use. They should bring this out in a pump or squeeze tube!
Rating: Feb 7, 2012 8:46pm
What do I say?
There is a reason why ColorStay has won so many hearts over the years. It is a fantastic product. As a beauty addict like I'm sure most of us are, I love to try new products. So I have cheated on ColorStay a few times. (gulp). But I ALWAYS come back. And I ask myself why did I go somewhere else when I knew that everything I require in a product (lightweight feel, medium/full coverage, long-lasting) is right here in this jar?
It's just FAB. I need a medium/full coverage for my occasional breakout, and scarring and this product gives me the confidence to look my best all the time.
Only fault? The jar is a tad unhygienic, and I sometimes poor out more than I need (tired early in the morning)
but nothing to complain about. If your thinking of trying this product? DO IT.
Rating: Feb 2, 2012 3:00pm
Bought multiple times over the years
This has been my "going out" foundation over the years. Its dependable and I know it wont rub off or sweat off when I'm out with friends. They havent changed the colour combos in over 15 years and I always know what colour I can buy without testing, and I know it will be right. Will always buy again.
Rating: Jan 27, 2012 1:09pm
I bought this foundation a couple of months ago an has become my go to foundation. I have very oily skin and this foundation does a great job with coverage, mattifying my skin without making it look dull, and it stays in place. I use a buffing brush to apply and it sinks into the skin and I can built coverage.