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.
Myer, Priceline, Big W, Target, Kmart, & selected pharmacies
1800 025 488
Rating: Sep 6, 2011 10:46pm
This is a great inexpensive foundation. I've seen many you tube beauty guru's rave about Revlon colourstay foundation too and I agree. This foundation is great for oily skin and I can get a full work days wear out of it which is around 8 hours. I really like using a duo fibre 182 brush to apply it gives great coverage (medium to full) without being streaky or too heavy. This foundation does settle into your skin quickly so you have to work fast, which is why I prefer using the 182 brush to apply – this way you can do a little at a time and build up desired coverage.
I would definitely recommend moisturising before application, if you have dry patches on your skin this foundation will settle into these patches making the skin appear flakey.
With primer beforehand and a light dusting of powder after application, this foundation gives me a nice matte finish that lasts, even in summertime. I've used a lot of foundations and this is one of my favourites. You really get good value for your money here and from personal experience I could not recommend this product any more. 5 STARS
Rating: Sep 1, 2011 1:53pm
This is my all time favourite foundation! I have used alot of different foundations including mineral powders. I have very fair skin and find it hard to find shades which are light enough for me. This foundation has the perfect shade for my skin which is not too light or too orange but gives me a touch of colour. This foundation also lasts all day and I don't need to wear a powder with it to help it last. I love the way it settles on my skin. Even though it is a liquid after a few minutes it settles into kind of a matte look but a little bit of shine in the right places. It makes my skin look flawless!
Rating: Aug 25, 2011 1:51pm
I'm obviously in the minority here. I didn't like anything at all about this foundation. I'm oily so I used the formula for oily skin but it didn't stay on, I was shiny in a couple of hours even with the powder used to set it, and my skin didn't like the silicones in the foundation at all. The colour range is decent but I personally couldn't find a good match. Unfortunately, I won't be repurchasing.
Rating: Aug 24, 2011 5:05pm
Perfect full coverage and blends evenly.
After first buying this foundation i haven't switched back! It gives me the perfect coverage and is great at lasting all through the night - perfect for me. Obviously there are other long-lasting and full-coverage foundations out there and i've tried a majority of them, but this would have to be the best. I find it's best applied with a stippling brush or just a normal foundation brush, if applied with your fingers or a sponge i find the product becomes hard to blend and the coverage isn't as great. Be sure to use a high quality powder over the top and apply it sparingly! Too much powder can make it look cakey. It is definately worth the money!
Rating: Aug 23, 2011 11:28am
My new favourite
I've recently started using this foundation in Nude, and i find it amazing. This is the first foundation I've found that leaves my face feeling like I'm not wearing any makeup, but still gives good coverage.
The only problem is the drying out factor of the makeup, so quick application is a must.
I would definitely purchase again!
Rating: Aug 19, 2011 7:35pm
My last Clinique foundation left me looking oily and shiny but this is just amazing! I can go a whole day without needing to touch up - I was honestly shocked at the fact that it shows almost NO oil or shine after a WHOLE day's wear! The colour doesn't fade nor does it melt off. In fact, I actually find it hard to get off with makeup wipes at the end of the day! I've got pale skin and the lightest colour suits me perfectly which is rare! Only bad thing is that it dries very quickly so it can be hard to blend if you take a while to apply it. Oh and the lack of a pump :( but it provides medium - full coverage depending on how much you apply. DEFINITELY worth the money!
Rating: Aug 14, 2011 7:41pm
Don't know what all the fuss is bout
This just made me look muddy and blotchy. It didn't last long either.
Rating: Aug 14, 2011 2:29pm
This product definately deserves a glosscar!!! I don’t even know where to start with this review because words can’t express how much I love this foundation. I bought it because I wasn’t happy with my old foundation and I had received multiple recommendations from BH members on the forums about this one. In fact everyone I have ever talked to that has used this foundation loves it! Sometimes I find when you are expecting a product to be amazing because it’s been talked up so much, it is much harder to actually be happy with it because you expect so much of it, however that didn’t happen with this product….from the first time I wore it I fell in love with it and I still am!
This is actually the first liquid foundation I ever used but I find it very easy to apply and it leaves my skin flawless. I just use my fingers to blend it in (which is very easy to do) and it gives a nice medium coverage while still feeling light. The finish on this foundation is great (no shine) and so natural looking. I also think this foundation is easy to build up to a heavier coverage if you like for a night out etc, just let the first coat dry a bit and then apply some more. This product holds true to its name and claim; the colour seriously does “stay”. The coverage lasts all day long and even stays through light exercising. Due to this though you have to make sure you work fairly quickly when you apply it because the colour really does stay! It also comes in two different skin types which is quite unusual to see but very handy, and a large range of shades so there is sure to be one to suit everyone. There is only one negative thing to say about this product and that is about the packaging. It makes getting it out a bit hard as sometimes too much comes out when it is close to full but then when its getting empty it’s hard to get enough out. Also the last little bit always seems to get wasted. Perhaps some kind of pump would be better…The lady who helped me at Priceline with this foundation (and matched me for colour, she did a perfect job by the way) had a solution; she suggested using a cottonbud to get out a bit of foundation and put it around your face before blending it in. That does work well and is even more hygienic if you are concerned about putting your finger on the bottle, however I did find it was a bit impractical, took extra time and I wasted product on the cottonbud.
I have tried some other foundations since (trials) but nothing compares to this! I recommend this to anyone who asks about foundation and have since got my mum onto using it and now she loves it and would never go back either. The price is also fairly reasonable for such a good foundation and if you look out you can often buy it for about $25 on sale.
If I could only use one foundation for the rest of my life, this would be it for sure!
Rating: Aug 14, 2011 11:40am
Glosscars: Great for summer, not so good for winter!
This is the foundation I use currently and I must say that I think this product is suited to the warmer months but no so great for my skin during the cooler months. During summer this product is fantastic. It goes on easily, it is easy to blend and it sits nicely on the skin all day and evening. During summer, I love this product. During winter however I have found this foundation to be unreliable. It doesn't last as long during the day in the cooler months and it also has given my skin a bit if a shine during the day.
Rating: Aug 13, 2011 1:48am
If I had one foundation, this would be it.
I've tried many foundations in my time, spent too much money, found many duds and many mismatching colours.
Revlon Colorstay is still my first choice.
It was the first foundation I ever owned, and I still distinctly remember my mum telling me "sometimes it's worth spending money on a foundation." I took her advice: I didn't have much money at the time being a kid and all, but I saved up and bought this.
Mothers generally do know what they're talking about, don't they?
Colorstay reduces the appearance of oil even without a primer, it stays in place for hours (depending on how much sweat you're producing, of course! Don't ask for miracles!) and it gives a wonderful, smooth satin finish.
I find that this can also be used as a concealer in a pinch! Just dab it over the top of your foundation once you've set it with powder, then set it again. Works marvellously I promise!
A friend of mine says she doesn't like this because it doesn't spread as well as she'd like, but I'm not sure of that. For a full coverage foundation I find this blends really easily as long as you work quickly!
This also comes in a billion shades! I lie. It comes in more shades than the average Priceline foundation, and happily, it comes in a shade that is pale enough for me! Hooray!!!