Revlon ColorStay Makeup (24 hour formula)


255 reviews

50% would repurchase

Package Quality: 2.6

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 2.6

Price: $$$


Cyclopentasiloxane, Aqua (Water), Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Tribehenin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Nylon-12, Cymbidium Grandiflorum (Orchid) Flower Extract, Lactobacillus/Eriodictyon Californicum Ferment Extract, Lilium Candidum Bulb Extract, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Bisabolol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Alcohol Denat., Alumina, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Methicone, Laureth-7, Magnesium Sulfate, Silica, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Ethylene Brassylate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Dimethicone/Silsesquioxane Copolymer, PEG-12 Glyceryl Dimyristate, Salicylic Acid, Silk Powder, Sodium Citrate, Dipropylene Glycol, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Serica (Silk), Tetrasodium EDTA, Hexylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides.

on 4/21/2015 3:08:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Nope. I had used a liquid Colorstay formula a few years ago and liked it a lot (also loved the eye pencil). This one just doesn't work. No matter whether I used fingers, brush, sponge, it caked, sat on top of my mature skin (despite being for normal to dry skin), and looked just awful, like I had a layer of lace on top of my skin. Didn't matter whether I used primer or not. Showed every pore. In the garbage. Maybe on younger skin?

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

This is not the same as what it used to be :/
I wish they would have left the old formula, it was SO much better… This foundation cakes so badly it is like a mask. Shoes pores awfully. I tried with different primers, different brushes, all lead to the same result. I really wanted this to work, was looking at old pictures when I remember it being a HG for me -- but now it's a huuuuuge disappointment.

on 4/18/2015 10:13:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I got this shade in 110 ivory and it's perfect for my porcelain skin tone. It doesn't oxodize and turn orange. The coverage is really good. The texture is really velvety. It lasts all day and doesn't turm oily. The only bad things is it has a slight floral scent.

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

made me breakout like crazy, Color fades, doesnt controls sebum very good, and it made my Skin itch and sting :((( luckily i was able to return it, otherwise i would have spend too much Money on s***... ^^*

on 4/16/2015 5:09:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Honestly this whole "colorstay" stuff is overrated.
I'm oily and got the one for combo/oily skin.
I'm a light medium color with yellow/olive skin.
In MAC I'm a C3 with face and body.
C30 with studio fix, NC25 with Studio Fix Fluid.
With studio fix fluid I easily get about 8 hours of wear.
With the Revlon Colorstay I get the SAME wear.
I will note that with the Revlon I actually notice fading sooner, after about 5-6 hours I can see imperfections peaking through.
I also notice that this foundation has me touching up more often due to looking oily sooner.
Then on top of that this stuff creases around my mouth (smile lines) I don't ever really have that problem with most foundations, I'm 20.

I also had an issue with finding a right shade for me. Which is something I always have an issue with when it comes to Revlon. The closest match as far as depth of color was True Beige I believe but the undertone was way too pink for me. If I used a thin amount it looked ashy, if I used a second layer it looked muddy.
I think there was a warmer toned one but it was darker, I tried mixing it. It turned peach, just didn't match for me either.

Coverage isn't Full coverage. I think people are being a bit overdramatic. I would consider this medium-buildable coverage.

So sick of everyone trying to force this product on everyone when it's just a whatever product.
I do believe it lasts longer than most if not ALL drugstore foundations so if you're used to using drugstore makeup then I guess it makes sense that you'd be surprised at how long it lasts
But I use more mid-higher end and usually get longer lasting results with stuff that isn't even meant to be long lasting.
I find Pro longwear is very similar to this.
Both give the same coverage, both can crease around the smile line areas, both are long wear. I find the pro longwear to be more sticky but it actually lasts longer. I accidentally slept with both on. Prolong wear definitely stayed put more than the colorstay

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I used to use this all the time when I was younger, I probably went through around 5 bottles of the combo to oily formulation because I was a chronic grease ball with severe scarring

I recently repurchased some of this in the shade Buff (I'm sand beige in Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup and NC20 in MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation) and I have to say that I still really like it

The coverage is still as good as I remember, the formula isn't quite as dry as I remember but that's a good thing in my opinion, the older formula used to leave me with cracked foundation around my mouth if I smiled

The blendability has been fixed somewhat, I managed to actaully apply this with a brush this time around whereas last time I used it I had to use a damp sponge for fear of it looking way too cakey, I'd still use the damp sponge though becasue that's the finish I prefer with this stuff

This foundation has a very matte finish which I personally like but I could definitely see some people taking issue with, if you don't want a matte finish try Colorstay Whipped instead

The chemical smell is still present which I like, it takes me back but if you're quite sensitive to scent then I'd avoid this, it can be kind of strong

After applying this with a sponge about two weeks ago I managed to make it last for 14 hours, not the 24 the label promises but I was expecting that to happen, it doesn't crack when I smile anymore so that's good and just like before it doesn't break me out so I really like this

I'd recommend this to oily skinned people who are looking for a long lasting foundation to cover up some moderate discolouration with, that being said I probably won't repurchase this foundation any time soon because I've moved on now, I've found other foundations that I just like more

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I tried this about 2 years ago and haven't looked back since. This foundation is high coverage, easily blend able, lasts all day and doesn't smudge or run. I think it goes on smoother with primer, and it does dry quickly so I suggest working on one area first and then when you are finished with all areas go back over it to blend everything together.
A flat top kabuki has worked best for me but I also use a beauty blender for my concealer and lightly tap that all over to blend well.
There is a good range of colors, in the winter I'm 220 and summer 240-250.
I use the oily/combination skin blend-having oily skin this formula holds up better for me.
I use a finishing powder to help longevity.
This foundation gives me a flawless finish. People compliment me all the time on my makeup. My skin has a lot of flaws but this covers everything-at a price I can afford.
I wish it had a pump like many others have stated but I can get over it.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 4/7/2015 5:03:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Currently im attempting to find my HG foundation and i have seriously spent huge amounts of cash buying drugstore foundations. As you cant return used makeup here in the UK i've been left with a "foundation graveyard" of unsuitable foundations which i will never use!

However i dont think this one will end up there! I have light to medium skin with pink tones- NW20 and i chose shade 220 natural Beige. It's not 100% perfect colour wise but close enough to be repectable looking. What really impressed me about this foundation is how natural and light it felt on my skin and how close to my own skin it actually looked. It really didnt look like i had foundation on! It didnt emphasize my dry patches or fall into fine lines, nor look cakey or shiny even after hours of wear. It didnt seem to have the luminescence of l'oreal true match for example but you can tell it's not loaded with silicones which seem to go cakey on me and slide off my skin leaving bare dry patches behind. This stuff stays put and more importantly looks the same as it did when you applied it for many many hours after. Really good drugstore foundation. Maybe the best!!

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I really enjoy this drugstore foundation. All though for drugstore it is expensive ( around 20 plus dollars in Canada) but that's what you pay for such s great product. I have the palest skin and I'm dry. This foundation matches me very well, it does cling to my extreme dry patch on occasion if I don't prep and prime properly. Will keep repurchasing

on 4/2/2015 3:25:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Grey

My go to foundation. It's trusty and a great value!
Packaging: Glass bottle with a plastic screw top.
Consistency: Thick liquid (tends to thicken as it sits on shelf longer)
Finish: high coverage, natural finish (if you want to be completely matte, this isn't for you)
Lasting: 10-14 hours, but not waterproof (duh!)

-It is slightly thick and heavy coverage, so applying it correctly is critical.
-Color range is not so great as I am an in between shade.
-I have a hard time getting the product out of the glass bottle, so I store it upside down.

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