Revlon - ColorStay Makeup with SoftFlex - Combination to Oily Skin


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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My favourite foundation ever!

Ever since I started wearing make up the only issue I ever had was trying to find a foundation that sat on my skin well, suited my complexion and wasn't too cakey or too lightweight.

This foundation is one I always find myself coming back to, again and again! I first used it two years ago and loved it then went to repurchase it and it was sold out so I tried the Revlon Colourstay New Complexion which was also great, however not better than the original. Then I finally picked up another bottle earlier this month and found myself once again loving it and I forgot how many compliments I get when I wear this foundation.

I use the shade 180 Sand Beige and it's my skin colour exactly! Which for me is such a relief!! I often get comments like 'Your foundation matches your skin exactly!' or 'Are you wearing foundation?' because it looks so flawless and natural!


Using a Damp Beauty Blender sponge really makes this foundation look flawless, I haven't used any other sponge with this as I love my Beauty Blender so much .

Ideal for

Anyone who likes a Medium to Light Full Coverage foundation.. depending on how much you apply as it's easily build able without it resulting in too much on your face! :)



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Nothing compares

This is the only foundation that will stay on my skin all day and will still look freshly applied! Other foundations will easily rub off and feel oily on my skin but not revlon colour stay. I recommend this for anyone who wants a foundation that is in it for the long haul! The best part is that even though it will stay on the face all day it is easily removed at the end of the day.



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I find that this foundation doesn't ware off during the day, completely evens out my red skin tone and has an amazing coverage.
It does dry faster than other foundations, leaving not a lot of time for blending, but once you get the hang of it, it's okay.


I use a flat-top kabuki brush to blend, and I found that when I used my fingers it didn't blend out evenly

Ideal for

medium/high coverage



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Keeps the oil away

I keep buying this one as it feels really comfortable on your skin. I apply before work with the matching powder and don't reapply throughout the day, come home and my face isn't oily at all. Good coverage and SPF as a bonus.



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was okay

This foundation can look very cakey but maybe that's why it's meant to be for full coverage. You can't really sheer it out because it still ends up looking like you have foundation on your face. It still gets fairly oily , depending on your skin type and climate, but it looks extremely flawless when just applied. Covers redness or anything that needs to be covered very well. Its lasting power is pretty long, considering a drugstore product.

Ideal for

Ideal for all skin types really because it doesn't cling to dry patches anyway.



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Revlon Colorstay foundation is a great foundation. I find that it stays on all day and prevents my makeup from rubbing off, especially when I use the Colorstay powder on top. It provides good coverage and makes my skin feel great. this foundation is a great consistency, making it last for about a month with daily use for me. This foundation is great for people with oily skin, for people with dry skin there is a Colorstay foundation for them too. I've used this foundation for a few years, mixing it up occasionally with the whipped Revlon Colorstay foundation and i will continue to use this foundation for ages.


Use the colorstay powder over the top and it will stay put all day.

Ideal for

Everyday wear or for going out.

calamity jayne


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I absolutely love this foundation. I have combination skin my T zone is oily but my cheeks and the sides/around my nose are ridiculously dry. I use the combination/oily skin variety and find that with some moisturiser and primer I don't experience the flaking others have mentioned. It's not quite as full coverage as it claims but still covers most of my concern areas including pimples and dark circles. My favourite thing about this concealer is it long lasting-ness. I put it on before I start work in hospitality at 6 by 3am when I finish its still flawless and I'm still wiping it off the next morning at 12pm. I am quite pale however the Ivory shade I found to be extremely pink and so I use the Buff Chamois as it is more yellow based. I use a stipling brush to apply and get a great matte finish.


Works best with a brush.

Ideal for

Those who want medium-full coverage without the mask look.



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Best foundation I've ever used!

My new HG foundation! Before purchasing this foundation I had heard that a lot of people have had bad breakouts from it, and I was worried because the last foundation I had (Rimmel Stay Matte) made me break out. I tried it anyway and have had no breakouts from it - if anything my skin has been better since using this. I really love that this foundation comes in two different skin type categories.

The shade I bought is Sand Beige, which is a perfect match for my skin tone - not too orange or pink. I did notice that when I was testing some other shades when deciding which one to buy, some of the other shades looked quite pink to me.

The packaging is pretty good, it is in a glass bottle with a pump. The consistency is nice; it's not too thick but it is a full coverage foundation. The finish is flawless. It doesn't look cakey, it feels light on my skin and it isn't too shiny (I set it with Rimmel Stay Matte Powder). It has a nice smell. It stops my skin from getting oily through the day and it stays put for the whole day, which is something other foundations I have tried have not really done. It is a little expensive compared to some foundations, but definitely worth the money.



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Flakes on any hint of dry skin

I have tried this foundation in a couple of different colours. I have quite dry skin on my body, however my face is always completely moisturized. If there is a single speck of dryish skin, the foundation will flake up. By the end of the day, my forehead will be streaky and flaked. It's even worse with pimples, it simply refuses to cooperate.


Apply in stripes followed by a stippling brush or with a beauty blender for the smoothest look.

Ideal for

Good for normal skin, not for dry.



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One of the best - glosscars.

I first wrote a review for this foundation for a glosscar over two years ago in August 2012, and now I am reviewing again as I still highly rate this foundation. If ever anyone asks for foundation recommendations, this product is always suggested more than once which must be saying something. It 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.

At the time when I bought this foundation it was the first liquid foundation I had ever used, and I thought it was amazing but I did have nothing to compare it to. Since then I have tried at least 5 others (through trials, not through unhappiness with this one) and none of them have compared to this. I really like liquid foundation in comparison to other types as I find it easy to apply, and this one leaves me with a flawless finish. 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. It’s also easy to apply a lot less if you want less coverage which is what I often do for day time work wear, and when I have a dinner etc I will apply a thicker layer to build up the coverage.

The finish on this foundation is great (no shine) and so natural looking. 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!

I actually read my last review of this product and I note that I documented the “only negative thing” about the product as the packaging, and I am happy to say that since then Revlon have changed it, making a great improvement and ruling out this criticism I last had. The bottle now has a pump which makes the foundation really easy to get out which it previously wasn’t and now it’s easy even if you only want a small amount. It also makes it a lot more hygienic than the old style bottle this had. I haven’t got to the end of the bottle yet so I’m not sure how well the pump gets out the last bit of product yet, but at least I haven’t wasted any along the way by accidently tipping it up too long as I may have in the past.

I recommend this to lots of people, and have since only found one other liquid foundation that I love just as much. I got my mum onto using this one after she had an old familiar brand and product she always stuck with even though she didn’t like it that much now she loves it and would never go back either. The price is reasonable for a good foundation, and if you look out you can often buy it for about $25 on sale.

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