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Rated 4.18 out of 5 stars
I absolutely adore this foundation. The only reason I am not giving it 5 stars is because there are other products out there at this price point that are actually full coverage. This one is more of a medium coverage foundation and that is not a bad thing at all. It lays nice on the skin and once it is dry, it gives a nice matte look to the skin without crease lines. I did find that the best application method that works for me is with my bare clean hands. I tried a beauty blender, a foundation brush and an Artis Brush, all of which gave the foundation a streaky look or swiped the product right off my face. Using the tips of my fingers, I only needed one or two pumps and basically just applied it like a moisturizer all over and let it sit to dry. Speaking of drying, I think this is a big step that most people fail to take and decide too soon that it is greasy or oily. It is still a liquid foundation so give it a few minutes to settle and dry to see the actual color and texture. I use this everyday and I have very naturally oily skin. I have noticed that the foundation does seem to control the oil a bit more than usual. Bonus, there is an SPF 15 in the product! So many of us either forget or ignore applying SPF to our faces daily so this is an awesome feature for me. There is a very wide selection of colors to choose from as well. However, it would be nice if they could come out with some more cooler shades. I currently use the shade True Beige and once it dries and settles, it blends well with my medium skin tone. As far as rub off...of course it rubs off a little. Honestly, they're aren't many foundations under $10 that don't have some sort of rub off throughout the day. Overall, I am very happy I decided to give this foundation a try and recommend it to anyone with oily-medium skin looking for a light weight medium coverage foundation.
I have used Color Stay for 10 years now and it is very disappointing to see the new formula. The foundation is very runny and thinner now; I suppose Revlon changed the formula to stretch the product out, therefore making it cheaper for Revlon to produce. Myself as well as many others are not happy about this. It was such a great foundation. I compared my old bottle from a few months ago to my new bottle and the ingredients are definitely different. I also went to 3 different stores to test the foundation and it is much runnier now. If the product was getting too expensive to produce, a price raise would have been better than runny and thin foundation. I used to only need 1 pump, but now I need 3. I am disappointed in this change and will not be purchasing this, or any Revlon foundation until the formula is thicker.
Vanessa o from Calabasas
I prefer it to the more expensive brands I have- especially for casual, everyday use
abi from ur mom
it makes my face look extremely texture and removes all life from my face.
Whit from Tennessee
I've used Revlon Colorstay since I was a teen, so I've used it many, many years. LOL I've tried more expensive brands, but I always come back to my Colorstay. It seems to work really well with my skin, which is very oily and acne-prone. I usually do use a mattifying moisturizer or primer with this (honestly, with any makeup). Because my skin is so oily, I still have to use blotters but only after around five hours. Still, even when I do have some shine, it looks dewy and not greasy with this makeup. I use shade 220 which is natural beige; so I'm a lighter medium with cool undertones in the winter months. In the summer, I wear the 240 which is medium with warm undertones since I tan easily. Both match my skin perfectly for when I'm tanned vs not tanned. I don't find the formula heavy, but I do miss the Whipped version of this makeup; it was great for summer. I will say that if one finds this too heavy, try Clinique Stay Matte; it's very similar to Colorstay and it's great for oily skin too. Overall, this is great if your skin is super oily and the price point is good too.
Des95 from Ky
This is just terrible foundation. Even when using a primer, and a setting spray this doesn't last very long. Settles into every line, pore, dry patches! Looks VERY orange. I had high hopes because I absolutely love the pressed powder but the foundation is just a no.
*Beauty*In*Ga* from Atlanta, Ga
I've used this foundation for what seems like FOREVER! Great for oily skin, and mine is GREASY. Shade match is perfect. Could be a little more full coverage but it works fine.
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La.Vie.En.Rose from Pennsylvania
I love how the ivory matches my pale complexion! Really good product!
Ether Empress from Long Beach, Ca
The OG formula was amazing. I don't know why they would change it. Not worth buying anymore. The old formula would get five stars. This new one barely 2.
Roxy from Houston, Texas
I applied this foundation and fell in love with it. I just grabbed the wrong shade.
sb from Fl
I have used this foundation for years. I think in the last few bottles I bought the formula has changed. it seems thinner than usual. I love this product but liked the other formula a lot better.
MYSTERIOUS from Napa, CA
Contains terrible ingredients for your skin. Your skin will suffer from using this. Don't believe me? Try it out for yourself and wake up with beautiful cystic acne growing lumps under your skin. Revlon, it's 2021. People actually care about what they put on their faces for makeup products now. This isn't the early 2000's when we would just slap on anything because we didn't know any better. Discontinue this horrible formula!!!! How about actually caring about your customers for a change?
Dollar from Galena MO
I have used this for many years...I have tried others and always come back to this...Stays on through my 10 hrs work day and into evening when I remove it. I is not tacky at all...can't feel it on. Keeps my eyeshadow in place all day as well. Love it.
Ashley324 from Arkansas
I bought this probably 6 months ago and just now tried it. it's so far been great! it doesn't leave me oily, it's a nice finish, good coverage. I saw some reviews that the formula was changed, I really hope not. right now I'm going between this foundation and ud all nighter.
Beamer from Knoxville, TN
I've used this foundation for as long as I can remember..I'm sure ever since Revlon Colorstay foundation first came out. This last bottle I bought I noticed immediately the color looked orange! The formula is also runny now. I had just a little left from a previous bottle and I compared and yes they did change the formula and color. I'm 44 and haven't had a single break out in over a decade. I take very good care of my skin. I started breaking out within the first few days of trying to wear this new formula. I ended up tossing it after the 4th day. It took a week to get my skin looking good again. What a shame that Revlon took a wonderful foundation and turned it into garbage.
Meghan from MN
I have used this foundation for YEARS. I would try other foundations both drugstore and high-end and would ALWAYS come back to this product. I don't know what happened but recently I've been having trouble blending my foundation & concealer. Ive tried different primers, different setting powders, different concealers, different setting sprays (because there was no way possible it could be my tried and true forever foundation). Sadly, it turns out it was this foundation. It would sit on top, look streaky, and eventually dry in patches around my nose and especially around my hairline/eyebrows. So disappointed..
CaliCat from California
This is the ONLY foundation that works on my oily skin. I've been using it for years and nothing else I've tried compares. This foundation stays on all day and even stays on while swimming. It has never made me break out and doesn't separate on my face. It stays in place all day. Couldn't recommend this foundation enough.
Mace from Salisbury
Bought this product quite a few times as I seemed to run out quickly when using this everyday. It was okay coverage but definitely separated after a few hours on my T-zone. After getting cystic acne, I went on CosDNA and found this was the reason...the ingredients in this are not acne-friendly!
Ash from Spartanburg
The coverage is nice but it wears off after a while
nettie from buffalo ny
did Revlon change the formula - very thin and doesnt cover !
Marie from US
I wanted to like this and actually did for awhile because the coverage was amazing and didn't feel cakey. I started breaking out a little and it covered it up and I thought "wow this is great no other foundation I've used has covered my breakouts like this" but this foundation was causing me to break out. I didn't realize until it was bad and I mean cystic acne bad. I have scars on both of my cheeks now. I've used the tube version of this and it doesn't break me out so I thought this would be good too but it isn't. I'm so disappointed and wish I never used it.
Cass from Alabama
I have oily skin and this foundation is one of my favorites!! It will actually stay in place and not melt off my face in a few hours and a little bit goes a long way. Will definitely buy again and again!!
Louisey from Alaska
I bought this but didn't really use it for the SPF, just for a normal foundation. I put it on using a beauty blender but it made my skin look flakey even though I moisturize often. Not for me, but maybe someone else
Jbella from Windermere, FL
Sadly I'm in the same boat with those who are breaking out after using this foundation. We're talking cystic painful acne too. And now my face is horribly dry as well. It's too bad because I really liked the finish, staying powder, and way it looked on my skin.
Paige from Georgia
I have always used Estèe Lauder foundation and powder, but I honestly think that this is a dupe for it. I pair this foundation with the Colorstay powder for oily skin, and my makeup is flawless. My makeup looks the same at the end of the day as it did when I put it on that morning. I highly recommend this, ESPECIALLY since it is less expensive and looks just as good if not better than other high end products.
Jazzy from California
This is an amazing product with great coverage! It lasts all day, even in the rain and sometimes water. I have dry skin but this product does not cake. Be sure to use with a light amount because a little goes a long way.
Indigoblu from St Paul, MN
I have been using this product for many years for my very very oily acne prone skin and it is the best foundation- drug store OR high end - that works the longest. Also excellent color match for my neutral dark skin