Unlike Colorstay foundation range, this product doesn't give off that notorious "paint" smell. I guess, one of the strength is that the user can build this into medium or full coverage. I'm not sure about others but this works great on my extremely dry skin. My full foundation routine usually consists of adding a drop of oil in the ratio of 3:1. It gives me the healthy dewy look. The shade I got is 340 Caramel. Tad too dark for me, so I'd usually add Photoready foundation in 006 Medium Beige . (I may or may not add oil depending on my preference, since photoready has that glitter particles in it.) A little goes a long way, as the consistency is pretty dense. Major dislike on the hygiene-less packaging (and heavy). Revlon pricetags in Singapore is so ridiculous for a drugstore brand especially this one, they might as well sell 'em @ Sephora tbh. 😩
I have been using this foundation for about 2 years and it works very well for me. Because of the consistency of the formula it's almost impossible to use a makeup brush to apply it, but regardless I love the way it looks. I have very odd combination skin that tends to start very dry in the mornings no matter how much I moisturize and over the day accumulates oil and grease. This foundation never feels greasy to me and after about an hour completely blends in with my skin and looks like I'm not wearing foundation. Also, after I put it on it makes my skin feel so soft and smooth where other foundations I've used tend to feel odd on my skin. It definitely provides the best coverage I have ever found with a foundation for the price, but I agree with other reviews that it should be used sparingly to start and then built up as needed. But like I said, for the price, I really haven't found a foundation comparable.
I wanted to try a different foundation for once because all i wear is mac. So i picked this up and i was seriously blown away from the quality. Goes on real smooth and blends like butter!! I use my fingers to apply (clean fingers of course) and then use my beauty blender to blend it in even more and the finish is flawless. I so recommend this :)
so the original revlon colorstay i like because of the coverage but its sooo thick and terribly hard to blend so it just stays in the spot and its just ugly so i bought this for $13 online but at target its $10 and my first impression of it was the packaging its so sleek and high end looking but i dont mind the bulkiness. i got this in caramel and it blends like a dream and perfectly blends into my skin and its the only color that matches my tone perfectly. the texture is like pudding and when you put it on its so light and airy and i love the coverage because its so light and not cakey or heavy at all. to me its a light to medium and i love how natural my skin looks. its semi-matte and it gives you a flawless natural finish. i will definitely buy this again. make sure to moisturize well before using it! i love how i dont need a setting powder to set it. this is just great and i hope revlon doesnt reformulate this xD but overall best foundation i have used hands down.
Not for dry skin.
I do adore this product but my face has some dry patches and it does not blend well on those places. I can however get it work if I use my ponds dry skin cream on these areas but it doesn't look as nice as the rest of my face. I recommend moisturizing prior to applying this.
I second Alexis, I too live in Az and I have dry/combo skin on top of it. It can be a total PAIN in the heat/sun; I either end up cakefaced and flaky or oily. I picked this stuff up the other day and fell in love. My poor $32 Mac Studio Fix has taken a back seat to this officially. It was nice and matte, light, my skin feels super smooth, and more importantly no breakouts thus far.
So so so reccomend this stuff, I got it for like $10 at the drugstore after reading raves about it.
best foundation EVER!
I have dry skin and had trouble with other foundations flaking or caking up. This was a perfect fit! It blends beautifully into my skin stays put all day, even in the heat of Arizona weather. It also feels light weight but moisturizing. A whole jar will last a long time because a little goes a long way and has excellent coverage. I can apply with a beauty blender or my fingers (when I'm in a hurry) either way I get a flawless finish. Would recommend to anyone!
I love whipped foundations because they're mostly easy to blend and this foundation with a beauty blender makes it look like almost an airbrushed look! Its buildable without looking cakey can covers redness and the occasional pimples. Normally with other foundation I have to do do some touch ups but this lasted all day, it looked like I had just put it on. This foundation doesn't feel heavy on the skin and once it sets if feels like my regular skin. Only thing is it sorta clings to dry flakey skin and its hard to get the right color because you can't really tell from the outside. Other than that, I love this foundation!!! <3