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on 5/12/2015 4:57:00 AM
More reviews by aliceel
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I found this foundation whilst searching online for the best foundations for dry skin. This was in a top 10 list so I thought I'd give it a go. I bought this in boots on 3 for 2 with an extra 10% off and would not buy this at regular full price. After 3 layers of thick day cream moisturiser, as soon as I put this on to my worst patches of dry skin, they immediately went from slightly greasy to cracked and peeling. This may be to do with my current harsh skin care routine but from the reviews I read on this and the amount of aftercare I take with my skin it shouldn't have been a problem. The bottle itself is also a huge negative, I have to shake it upside down so the foundation goes to the top of the bottle, then dip my brush in, which always results in me using too much. The only plus points I can give this is the range of colours and coverage. I have very pale skin so always choose the lightest shade, and this turned out to be surprisingly a little tiny bit too light. I only have to use 1 layer and this covers my skin very well, if you can look past the emphasised dry patches. All in all, I wouldn't buy this again or recommend to anyone that actually has dry skin.
on 5/11/2015 11:22:00 PM
More reviews by DanielleRosenaLouise
Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Not Sure
I have this in Ivory, which is a pretty good match for me. It's a tiny bit darker than my natural skin colour, but it's not too bad. I just have to make sure that I do my neck and ears.It gives me medium-full coverage, which is too heavy for daytime wear, but perfect for a night out. It is very good at covering redness. It can cake around acne, which is a downside. It clings to super-dry patches on my face, but generally it isn't too bad. I hate the bottle. I have the old bottle, which doesn't have a pump. I've seen it in stores and it has a pump now, which is much better!Overall, it's a decent foundation, but there are better ones out there.
on 5/9/2015 8:11:00 PM
More reviews by katieloux
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I have combination skin, acne scars, oily on my nose area and dry patches on my cheeks and forehead
I use this in the shade Buff which looks great on my pale skin, not orangey at all, just right. I got this on sale for 13 euro, down from 18 and after seeing so many good reviews I decided to buy it while it was cheaper
The formula is a little watery, but not too watery, it blends onto my skin really well with a beauty blender, it doesn't look too good whenever I apply with a brush.
The coverage is really good, I only need to use concealer on my really dark acne scars, I find that it slides off quite fast around my oily areas and kinda clings to my really dry patches, it's not too noticeable though, and it gives a nice dewy finish and feels so light on the skin. It says it's meant to last 24 hours but I find after 5-6 hours I need to reapply it.
It is a nice foundation, coverage wise and colour wise, it applies great with a beauty blender and gives a nice finish
I would buy it again, and I'd be eager to try the combination/oily formula
on 4/12/2015 4:22:00 PM
More reviews by Ahlys
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine
This is probably my most hated foundation of all time. Although the shade Buff is perfect for my NW15/NW20 skin and I don't dislike the lack of a pump too much, the consistency and texture did nothing for me. Even when applied with a damp beauty blender on top of exfoliated and moisturised skin, the foundation always dried matte and cakey, leaving the skin looking uneven, powdery and mask like. I'd bought the foundation previously and didn't learn my lesson. No matter how many ways I try to use it, I despise how it looks on me.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 3/26/2015 3:47:00 AM
More reviews by Leeopeth444
Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
My holy grail foundation :) I apply dots with my fingers and blend it with real techniques miracle complexion sponge. I have very dry skin so I have the normal to dry skin formula (the new one that comes with a pump and 15 SPF). I apply it after applying a clinique moisturizer (DDML+) that makes my skin very smooth. My skin is very fair so I have the shade 150 Buff which is a neutral shade (not pink or yellow but in between) and it fits my pink undertones. I love the covrage. It looks natural but covers very well. I will repurchase this.
on 3/15/2015 5:19:00 PM
More reviews by SmokeySings
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
I had been using the combo/oily formula and I know that was re-formulated not too long ago, and it seemed to cling to my dry patches in an un-attractive manner. I did not feel ready for normal/dry, because I tend to get shiny even a couple of hours with the oily/combo formula..BUT..I was starting to think along the theory of sometimes treating oily skin like oily skin makes it even more oily-The theory is that you are 'drying out' the skin, which makes the skin produce more oil, hence the shine, or that is the theory, anyway. So I thought, why not try the normal/dry formula. I bought this at WM, so if it was a disaster or just did not work out, I knew I could return it, hassle-free, So far this is working very well!! I will say this has a slight scent, whereas the oily/combo formula I did not detect a scent with, and my nose is sensitive to smells. But this scent is not so strong that it bothers my nose or my skin. This glides on like a dream; it also is easier to blend than the combo/oily formula. I find with the combo/oily formula, I have to blend the combo/oily formula 'at the speed of light,' as I call it, or it dries ASAP, and not in an attractive way.So this normal/dry formula blends much easier and better. Will see how this fares during the summer. But for right now, very late winter/heading into spring, this is working like a charm. Also oddly enough, I do not notice the shine like I did with the oily/combo formula, so the theory just might be working/true in this case!! YAY!! This also stays true-to-color during the day; not changing colors or turning orange or funny colors, etc. Just wears very nicely. My plan is to stick with this even in the Summer and just powder as needed, but we will see. So far this is awesome!! Great coverage, too! Will definitely re-purchase!!
on 3/7/2015 5:48:00 PM
More reviews by zombiesoph
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Other
Bought this after running out of my last foundation and kept hearing good reviews so thought I might as well try it out. Bought this in Ivory and I think it blends and matches my skin tone well. It is buildable and gives quite good coverage and I don't find it makes my face look cakey or patchy, it also lasts quite a while on most days. As there is no pump an excessive amount of product can spill out a bit on my hand but apart from that, a good, cheap foundation!
on 3/2/2015 7:00:00 AM
More reviews by LethalInjection
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I was backed into a corner two days ago, as I had ran out of my usual foundation, and my partner had lost my brand new bottle that I had just bought. The only shop I could get to had a wide range of make up, but not the foundation I normally buy. I opted for this as the description matched that of my existing one, and it was discounted to £7.99 so I assumed it would be good quality.The product states it's for normal/dry skin. I personally have normal skin with a tendency to get dry patches on my nose and cheeks. First up - I hate the bottle. Initially I liked the idea of no pump, as the last bit of make up tends to get stuck in the pump action bit, but this style of bottle is messy and fiddly. Anyway, I applied it with a brush and it gave good, even coverage. However, even though I usually opt for full coverage make up, I've never used one quite as cakey as this. Twice I had to clean it off and try again to get it looking natural opposed to theatrical! I sealed with the powder I normally use and went about my day.After around 2 hours, this was sliding off my eye lids and under my eyes. I had lines of makeup that I had to keep blending back in with my fingers, yet this is called "Color STAY"? By the end of my working day I started to notice crusty patches on my cheeks and nose, so I took it off and used an apricot scrub to clear this up. Tried it again the following day after using extra moisturiser but I'm sat here now with a pretty crusty face. These are 1cm+ patches of what I can only describe as thick flakes of skin. When this is removed, my skin underneath looks angry and red :(I absolutely HATE this foundation, and I will be throwing it away. It's not even good as a back up foundation, I'd rather go bare.
on 2/22/2015 11:42:00 AM
More reviews by Katejang81
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
I love trying foundations but I ALWAYS come back to Revlon Colorstay for Normal/Dry skin. I use to use the combo/oily formula but that became too thick for my skin. I have more normal skin with slight oiliness in my T-Zone. The Normal/Dry formula works so good. It's more liquidity than the combo formula. It doesn't break me out. It's lasts a good 10 hours. I don't use a primer. I just use a setting powder on days where it might be slightly warmer or hot. I have tried high end and drugstore foundations but Revlon is my #1 favorite because of coverage, cost, and I know it won't break me out. If I want a lighter coverage I just mix my Colorstay with a little of my moisturizer. I like the way it applies with both a flattop kabuki or my beauty blender. I've been using Colorstay for about 7 years now. I will continue to use it. Love it.
on 11/25/2014 5:56:00 AM
More reviews by MikaVick94
ok so I have a lot to say about this product...
this is very odd because it claims to be for normal to dry skin ( I am dry) so I will start with the pros..
*does last long
*color match was amazing (buff) so perfect no oxidizing
*nice creamy consistancy
*awsome coverage even with one thin layer
*makes peach fuzz, pores, bumps in skin noticable....
*heavy on skin (but that is to exspect with full coverage fndts)
*NOT MOISTURIZING AT ALL! and I do apply moisturizer at first but still does not help
*makes dry patches noticable
*dull and flat look after aplication
*after I take this off at night my skin feels STRIPPED its so dry and even red in places I have to double up on my moisturizer
SO there you have it I hate to be a debbie downer when this DOES WORK for so many people but not me and I wanted to state that this has no good effect on dry skin. will not repurchase.
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