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Revlon Colorstay Foundation

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The Revlon Colorstay Foundation comes in a 30ml glass bottle packaging. It contains SoftFlex and the foundation has a SPF 6. This foundation is specially formulated for combination to oily skin and the formula is oil-free which is perfect for controlling shine all day and give you flawless looking skin. The foundation has a matte finish and is said to be lightweight and leaving your skin feeling comfortable all day.

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Its all in the name

Revlon Colorstay Foundation is one of the foundations i had always had in my make up bag the coverage is great , this foundation does not dry out my skin and last all day .
Id say its great for even sensitive skin like myself.

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The switch from natural tan to Golden beige

Natural tan used to be My shade but surprisingly after years of using this shade, I finally noticed it was a tad dark or either my skin lightened for some reason. I visited the hub and and saw that there was a huge make up price reduction. I found the last colorstay foundation but in the shade golden beige and it was for Combination /oily skin. I still bought it.. And what an amazing decision. This color suits me to perfection. The formula is richer and gives me a flawless finish. It mattifies without drying out my skin or giving me that cakey look.

I'm quite taken back as I have relatively dry skin and this foundation still suits my skin. I've gotten quite a few compliments even from my husband, who is always oblivious to anything make up related lol.

I must mention that I visited Revlon counters at Edgar's prior to this purchase asking for advice and samples but as usual was told I couldn't get a sample because there were no containers to put it in. Wow, you wouldn't believe how often I was told that.. Which is why I'm over the moon that I found the perfect shade all by myself.



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Revlon colorstay in Natural tan

This was my very first foundation when I started using makeup.i have used many brands since but now I've gone back to using colorstay because it does the job beautifully and is not that expensive.i use the one for normal to dry skin as I have dry skin .it gives me a nice Dewey look which I lurrrvvvv.

The formula is rich and creamy .it is easily applied and disappears into my skin, giving me great coverage and a very natural look.

It's long lasting, doesn't transfer or fade . It looks great from the time i apply it till it's time to take off . One layer works for me but if you need more coverage ,it's buildable and won't give you that caked face look .

I highly recommend this foundation.

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Revlon ColourStay Foundation

Ladies I have to state this first - I'm a proudly Revlon supporter! 90% of my make-up products are from Revlon. In terms of price and quality, Revlon are the best. I do not wear foundation or make-up for that matter everyday, but when I do I only wear foundation from the ColourStay range. I normally do not require to use a lot of the product, but my face will still look flawless!

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Go to Foundation

I usually use the Mac Pro longwear foundation, but I was looking for something cheaper. The Revlon foundation is completely full coverage, and it lasts for the duration of the time you have it on. I loved it because it went on very even and even as I added highlighter and concealer, it remained well blended without any cakiness. I now use it for my everyday makeup, and I strongly recommend it.

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relaunched with a pump

And so the packaging with the long awaited pump was launched about 2 months ago in SA. We've only been asking for a pump like forever, and it's only taken Revlon 3 years to respond (I believe this was launched with a pump in Australia about 3 years ago.) Anyhow, the pump just makes this product that much more appealing as dispensing it is now much more sanitary and you can dispense exactly the right amount.

This always used to be my HG foundation but Revlon has tinkered with the formula and shades over the years and after much trial and error with finding a shade match, I very reluctantly had to part ways. I switched to EL Double Wear (at twice the price and also sans pump). The new formulation no longer contains Softflex and the shade range has been tweaked (no longer has Golden Beige which suited me perfectly!) But I was soooo excited when I discovered that it now has a pump, that I decided to relook the situation! And I'm so glad I did. I am now matched to the shade True Beige and the formula is very similar to the fail safe formula I remember. It doesnt dry as quickly as I remember on application and the coverage can be built up or sheared out. I love that it doesn't transfer, lasts all day, is easily removed with pre- cleansing oil, and keeps the oilies at bay all day. And the price for a foundation that ticks all those boxes makes it hands down the best value 'foundation that money can buy . I alternate foundations daily depending on my skin concerns but this is definitely my HG foundation. I'm so glad that we've been reunited :)

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Oldie but Goodie

When I was still into full coverage, this was my go-to foundation. The coverage is amazing. The lasting power is amazing. The finish is gorgeous. It is also very affordable. Why spend more when this foundation can easily compete with any other high-end foundation on the market?

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My best foundation

This is my best yet foundation
Haven't come across anything this good
From natural to full coverage
Especially when it comes to the darker skin tones it matches so easily
Is getting a bit pricey now but worth it

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My go-to Foundation

This was the the first foundation I found a perfect colour match with (Cappucino) and I haven't looked back since. It truly gives me the flawless finish every single time without fail. It is a permanent feature in my my make-up kit.
#RichColour #FlawlessFinish
#ThankYouRevlon #LoveIsOn

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Good foundation!

I used two bottles of this foundation and I tried both formulations- dry and oily. I liked this foundation however it was not my favourite. It is easy to work with since it is very liquidy, however it dries quicker than most foundations so I found that it is better to work in sections on your face. The coverage is really nice. The only problem I had with it was that it dried out my skin after a while even though I used the one for dry skin. I also didn't like the shade selection. I have a yellow undertone, but the colour buff was too yellow! If you get an exact shade match I think you'll love it! Pretty decent foundation!

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Revlon Colorstay - Review & Demo

This is a FANTASTIC foundation and would highly recommend it! Check out my video review below and all my thoughts on it :)

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Revlon Colorstay foundation - Review & Demo
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Revlon colorstay foundation

This is the one product that I simply cannot go or do without.I use toast,its a lightweight foundation perfect for oily and combination skin.You will forget you wearing a foundation does not clog your pores resulting in a smooth flawless finish.An affordable product for great quality if you compare it with most other foundations.

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ColourStay is here to Stay!

I absolutely love Revlon ColourStay! It leaves my face looking smooth and foundation free!

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Revlon Colorstay Foundation

This foundation simply disappears onto my skin and takes care of any imperfection without being obvious, which is exactly what you want in a foundation. The formula of this foundation is really nice to work with and I find it’s very easy to blend and works great with my beauty blender.

This foundation is great for oily/combination skin and my skin looks absolutely amazing when wearing it. There is no shine or any sign of imperfections. It also lasts me the whole day (even in summer) which is a great plus point as I don’t want my foundation to flake off in the middle of the day.

This foundation really provides excellent coverage, but the only issue I have with it is the bottle. I would have loved a pump to dispense the foundation instead as this controls it a bit better and it’s less likely that I will spill it out (I can be quite clumsy at times).

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Revlon ColorStay

Purchased this a few times. The colour match was good and although the coverage is good, it is very thick and heavy formula. Also, since using pump action bottles I prefer those by far! This is a bit messy and in comparison and a lot of product that goes to waste (drying out at the end), also I think it oxidizes.
At the moment I'm using Max Factor Age Elixir, nice coverage and thin consistency.

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Revlon Colorstay Foundation for Combination/Oily Skin (Hazelnut)

I have to rate this range of foundation as the best ever that I have used since I started wearing makeup! It provides lightweight, medium coverage which is fortunately buildable for those who prefer full coverage. Gone are the days of makeup which rubs off your clothes effortlessly and ruins your day - Revlon Colorstay does as it promises, it stays! What I love most about this range for combination to oily skin is that it's hydrating and provides a dewy finish. You hardly need to set your makeup with powder once you've applied it since it is designed to combat shine and fading. My shade in Hazelnut is part of the range that was introduced with Bonang Matheba; this is the range that caters for various shades of darker skin tones and it truly matches mine. My only issue with the product is that it doesn't have a 'pump action' bottle so you need to carefully measure for yourself the amount of product that you will need, which is easy enough.

I recommend this foundation for anyone who wants flawless, natural-looking makeup that stays for long and is suitable for your troublesome combination or oily skin.

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24hrs Revlon Colorstay Foundation

Revlon foundations were the very first kind I bought when I first got interested in makeup. After wearing makeup for several years, its amazing to note that I'm back where I started. This range of 24hr foundations are amazing! I first fell in love with the Revlon Whipped Foundation and naturally, I knew I would love the Colorstay if I gave it a try.

Its price is appealing. Its packaging is simple yet classy and most importantly, their pigments are true to colour.

I will definitely be repurchasing!

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Revlon Colorstay Foundation

Don't you all love dupes? When this foundation was compared to the MAC one, and being cheaper and better, i had to try it to for myself! I got the shade 010 toffee toffee, and the liquid blends beautifully into my oily skin, leaving my skin looking flawless, and because the foundation is so light, you can't feel you have any on your face.. I would say it gives you medium coverage, although you can build it up to full by applying a layer more.. The foundation has kinda a perfume smell, and the liquid instantly cools down your face.. I would definitely recommend this foundation to anyone who has oily skin and wants a flawless effortless face :)

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Revlon Colorstay Foundation for Combination Skin

I have used this a while ago and it was awesome i found my perfect colour match but to my disappointment i dropped the new bottle i had and it broke. so downfall of product is the glass bottles abut other than that it provides great coverage and wasnt cakey and sticky .loved it.

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Revlon Colorstay Foundation

Revlon Colorstay Foundations are very pocket friendly make-up that works perfectly on my ethnic combination skin.I get a longwearing makeup that provides coverage that's light and non oily. This makes this foundation perfect for day to day use and with a dusting of my oil control powder over my overactive t-zone, I'm sorted for the day.

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The best yet

I love this foundation! Revlon Colour stay is the first ever foundation I used as I entered the world of makeup, I recently though ohh well do venture out and try some high end stuff, so i went and bough some foundation, eeeeek! moved right back to my Revlon.I can say more especially if you are of Black/African/Ethnic tones, its hard to get a good match in these high end foundations. the wear of it is good, and coverage pretty awesome for me so much so that most of the times I forgo concealer under my eyes, helping me achieve a flawless light natural look.

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Revlon Colorstay Foundation for Combination Skin

This is by far my favourite foundation. It has the lasting power that I require (busy mom). It has a semi-matte finish which I also love, but most of all I love the full coverage it gives me - I suffer from pigmentation and this does the job, without it feeling as though you have a mask on. I have also never experienced break outs whilst using this.

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Revlon Colorstay : Great foundation

I really recommend this product if you are looking for a medium coverage foundation that will last.

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The best foundation of the whole lot

This was also the first foundation I have tried and after trying out many, Im happy to say this remains a staple in my makeup stash! Its not so lightweight, offers medium to full coverage! But I have to add that with primer and powder this foundation DOES NOT budge. Ive once exercised with it after work and it stayed put! The best IMHO

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This was the first foundation I bought when I started using makeup and I loved it. The texture was thick and creamy which I thought was amazon because it had really good coverage but after a while became sick of because it was not very natural looking. The great thing about this though was that it would stay on all night!
I also found that it dried my skin out sometimes and I did not like that.
The foundation also tends to look a bit orange at times but that could maybe just be the shade I have.

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I have used this for a very long time before trying Elizabeth Arden, but I loved this product as I have combination skin and it kept my skin matte where needed and did last the entire day and into evening without reapplying. I used very little though yet coverage was excellent which meant that it lasted forever as well as I did not look fake with lots of foundation. I found it easier to apply using my finger tips than any brush though.

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REVLON PROMISES:

ColorStay Makeup with SoftFlex provides lightweight comfort, so you feel like you’re not wearing makeup. Looks fresh for up to 24 hours.

REVLON DELIVERED:

Thick textured foundation with great coverage.

Pros: If you have pigmentation this product will do the trick but make sure you use a tiny bit of product.

Cons: Unfortunately this foundation cakes and does not look natural after a few hours. It claims that it's sweat proof but unfortunately it fails in that department too. If your heading out in low lighting conditions then by all means pack it on. A definite DON'T for day time.

Repurchasing as a back up for night time make-up.

Stay Beautiful BB babes.

xxxG*

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I absolutely love this foundation! It provides the coverage needed to cover up any flaws or red marks without looking caked on, and contains an SPF. This is in my opinion, the best foundation in its price class.

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Revlon Colorstay

Pros:
I have used this Colorstay foundation for a good 5 years and it works exceptionally well. It goes on easily and I find that it covers beautifully. If you have a problem skin or big pores, this is the foundation for you. It has a maximum cover and as stated, it has a natural flawless look and you still look fresh at 5pm after wearing the foundation for the whole day.
It is very good value for money and a bottle lasts about 2 months if you use it every day!
It's a good summer foundation because it has a SPF and it's oil free so you don't feel like it is melting off your face.

Cons:
In the winter months however, it is better to use the Revlon foundation with the moisturizer as I find it does make dry skin in winter look even worse.
The other downfall of this foundation is that on the bottle it says "Won't rub off with normal activity" but sadly it does rub off onto your collar if it's close to your face and when you hug someone you have to make sure you don't get too close to their shirt else you leave a nice base smudge on their shirt.

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Revlon Colorstay Foundation

This is my third Revlon foundation that I have tried. The other ones I have tried and reviews are the Revlon ColorStay Active foundation and the Revlon Photoready foundation. I bought this because I really like the quality of Revlon foundations. One of the pros of this foundation is that it is long-lasting. You can definitely wear this all day or on evening when you know you are going to dance all night and want to make sure your makeup stays intact. This foundation definitely lasts very well on the skin, stays matte for hours and requires very little touch up. However, it isn’t as lightweight as other foundation that I have used. With the Revlon Colorstay, it is lightweight for the first 8 hours, thereafter the foundation starts feeling slightly heavier (if you understand what I mean, the feeling you get when you-can’t-wait-to-get-this-makeup-off feeling).

Other pros are that this foundation is medium to full coverage and very buildable. I would say it’s more full coverage than medium. Another pro is that it contains low SPF, which means it’s a nice foundation for taking photos because it doesn’t make your face look ghastly white in flash photography. This foundation also comes in a large range of shades so there is a big chance you will find a perfect match.

However, there are a few things that I don’t like about this product. Firstly I don’t like the packaging at all. It is just an open-ended bottle with no pump to help dispense the product. You have the pour the product on the back of your hand and it gives very little control and in my opinion, isn’t very hygienic. The second thing I don’t like is the smell. It has a weird smell that I find hard to describe. It isn’t unpleasant enough to stop me using it, but the smell isn’t nice. Last thing I don’t like is that this foundation isn’t made for dry skin. If you have dry skin (I use to have dry skin), it makes your dry patches more evident. Also I don’t recommend using long-wearing foundations everyday as long-wearing formulas are generally more drying for the skin.

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