You all know about Revlon colour stay, right?

(83 Posts)
DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 25-Feb-14 12:29:22

I have huge problems finding a foundation that doesn't pool into my pores and I haven't even got big pores! I nearly found one the other week, Revlon whipped creme, but doesn't last long.

I'm sure I've tried colour stay before but not the dry skin formula.

This stuff is great, just blends into the skin and cancels out redness etc.I don't even need a concealer.

Goes on well well fingers or using a real techniques dome brush and buffed in.

Put it on this morning and it's still going strong. Not tested it when I've got hot and sweaty yet but so far it's looking good.

For reference the shade Buff is good for NW 20 skinsmile

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 25-Feb-14 14:03:26

Just checked again-still good!

QuinnFabray Tue 25-Feb-14 18:25:39

Revlon whipped crème is long lasting on most people. If you read reviews, and that's my personal experience. Yet the normal liquid colorstay doesn't last on me. I guess that goes to show that everyone's skin is different!

Clargo55 Tue 25-Feb-14 19:09:06

I love the colourstay last 8+ hours easily if I use a good primer. Also a fellow Buff shade and real technique brush user.

FrugalFashionista Tue 25-Feb-14 19:46:09

Dame I've used it on and off for the past 20 years and lived in the tropics for several years and good old CS Dry skin was the only foundation that didn't melt there. It's one of the best foundations out there, though a bit retro because it's matte and full coverage. For me, the wearing time is 12+ hrs without primer and I've never found anything more longwearing. People mix it with different things to get different finishes.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 25-Feb-14 20:16:29

I am seriously impressed, it's amazing and no pooling into the pores. I applied using the brush a bit damp so the coverage was a bit less full on.

I have wasted SO much money on foundationsshock

I think sand beige will be my summer colour as slightly darker.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 25-Feb-14 20:27:02

I used Lanacane anti chaff gel as a primer, it's the same as smash box. Went on a treat!

GeorginaWorsley Tue 25-Feb-14 20:30:42

Do we think this is better than Double Wear?
I have a bottle of Colourstay somewhere,in sand beige.
Like it but keep thinking of going back to Double Wear.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 25-Feb-14 20:35:15

Oops, sorry I meant MAX FACTOR whipped foundation, can't get Revlon whipped foundation in the UK it's not sold unless on Ebaysad

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 25-Feb-14 20:35:58

Lots of reviews say it's the same at DW.

GeorginaWorsley Tue 25-Feb-14 20:42:01

Have read some that prefer Double Wear but say revlon as good for the price.
I'm always on a foundation quest.
Have met you on similar threads,dame grin

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 25-Feb-14 20:57:10

I'm always on foundation threadshmm grin

GeorginaWorsley Tue 25-Feb-14 21:14:14

Me too grin

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 25-Feb-14 21:17:17

So now I'm drooling over the Sigma foundation brush and wondering if it's better than the real techniques one...

GeorginaWorsley Tue 25-Feb-14 22:22:19

I've got Real Tecniques ...

Leviticus Tue 25-Feb-14 22:37:59

OP I bought this exact one yesterday too. It is great.

I'm now imagining you were the woman blocking the Revlon display for aaaages and discussing what shade you should get with your beautiful (but nonplussed) newborn DD.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 25-Feb-14 23:02:10

Ha ha ,it wasn't me,I wish it was me with a new borngrin

Just taken my face off,I swear not a thing shifted all day, tons came off!shock

RonaldMcDonald Wed 26-Feb-14 00:43:01

I like the oily combo does just that

Leviticus Wed 26-Feb-14 07:16:01

Out of interest, what is NW20 ?

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 26-Feb-14 07:28:30

Nw20 is a Mac coloursmile

Leviticus Wed 26-Feb-14 09:43:19

Oh right, ta.

Walnut8 Wed 26-Feb-14 09:58:46

I'm NW20 and use sand beige in the oily/combo skin one - I think the colours are slightly different (pretty sure I have used Buff in the normal/dry but I really don't like this version!!).

This is my every day foundation and although I have tried so many, none for the price are better. ELDW is just wrong on me - too pink (I'm very neutral) and wrong texture, too drying. I don't think it is the same at all. Bad flashback too with double wear.

The only thing better is Lancome teint Idole Ultra, I just wish they would take the SPF out. And it's too exxy for every day, for me.

VillaVillekulla Wed 26-Feb-14 10:18:51

Yes, I just discovered it recently thanks to that thread on here about Nigella's perfect skin.

I'm using the Revon Colorstay for oily/combination skin in Buff. I've now got my mitts on the Revlon Whipped Creme version from a lovely friend who was in the US and came over and I have to say it's even nicer. Or maybe it's just a bit easier to use as the liquid version is quite runny and there's no pump on the bottle.

I love it. It stays put. It doesn't sink into my giant pores. It is the right colour for me. And it doesn't give me spots which lots of foundations (including Bourjois Healthy Mix) do. I'm converted. Brilliant stuff. Not sure I'll want to wear it in the summer though as it's quite heavy feeling. I might go back to my Boots Botanics BB cream which is also great.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 26-Feb-14 15:01:36

I might get the sand beige and mix it with buff. NW 20 is slightly too warm for me but near as dammit. The buff seems to cancel out my redness well as it's yellow based.

I wore it again today, it's brilliant sun out and I kept inspecting my skin in mirrors and most importantly the car mirror which shows up all my flaws, it was PERFECT! I'm so pleased with itsmile

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 26-Feb-14 15:03:12

I'm desperate for the whipped foundation. Are the shades the same as the colour stay? I'm keeping my eye out on Amazon and Ebay for it.

VillaVillekulla Wed 26-Feb-14 15:25:41

Yes re shades. I have buff in both the liquid (oily/combination) version and the whipped one and I can't tell the difference between them. The whipped one is lovely.

FrugalFashionista Wed 26-Feb-14 15:26:33

You can buy a MAC pump and it should fit the liquid CS bottle!

I've only worn sample sizes of ELDW. The light version was more orange than the palest shade of CS. One of the pale ELDW shades was discontinued just when I was testing and interested in it so there were availability problems.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 26-Feb-14 15:45:22

Oooo good tip,I was thinking of de canting into a pump bottle.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 26-Feb-14 15:46:31

I don't get on with Estee Lauder foundations at all, I find the shades very odd.

GeorginaWorsley Wed 26-Feb-14 21:33:37

See I think I'm better with EL shades,I find Colourstay pinker .
Unlike most other posters!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 01-Mar-14 16:40:13

Ok, so I'm still wearing this stuff and it's great! I'm going to order sand beige, it's only 7 quid from all and mix it with buff.

Doesn't shift and doesn't cake. That's all I've ever wanted in a foundation but always been disappointed!

GeorginaWorsley Sat 01-Mar-14 22:10:12

I've got sand beige and it's a bit pale.
Tried true beige in super drug today but not sure....
Luckily Dd1 can get me numerous samples if ELDW so am trying out...
I used it ages ago but am always on hunt for better....

squoosh Sat 01-Mar-14 22:54:26

I like Colorstay as it goes paler than any of the other high street foundations. Ivory if pretty pale but not quite pale enough.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 01-Mar-14 23:40:48

You could mix sand beige and true beige to darken it a bit?

RonaldMcDonald Sun 02-Mar-14 01:33:23

I wear Buff mostly and mix it with summit Beigey < I could be more specific but it's upstairs and I'm too sore> for returns from holiday
I love it as a foundation

GeorginaWorsley Sun 02-Mar-14 09:49:47

Yes I could mix..DD1 works for Benefit and their Beige Oxygen Wow is lovely on me but lasts about 10 mins,even with various primers underneath.
She's bringing numerous ELDW for me to try so I will decide then!

Walnut8 Sun 02-Mar-14 12:27:34

I can't believe you don't have pump bottles over there yet for the Revlon liquid CS! i wonder if that means you still have the old formula? The new formula is even better IMO.

I can get the whipped creme very easily here but it looks heavy and sort of greasy ...

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 02-Mar-14 12:35:46

We have relatives coming over from the states in a couple of weeks, I've asked them to bring me some whipped cremegrin

Yeah, we have the old bottles still, it's not too bad now I have the hang of it,I use my middle finger to cover the to and flip it over. That's better than it all over the back of my hand and wasting it. If I see a pump I will get it.

JasmineL Sun 02-Mar-14 21:45:58

I use Colorstay. It's a staple. I love it!

agirlcalledsandoz Tue 04-Mar-14 20:07:52

Do you wear powder over it ? I am 33 but foundation plus powder seems to sink into tiny lines and make me look
older ! confused

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 04-Mar-14 23:33:34

No I don't need powder as well.

Walnut8 Wed 05-Mar-14 06:20:26

agirl - you def don't need powder over the top.

agirlcalledsandoz Wed 05-Mar-14 07:07:23

Thanks, that might be where I'm going wrong. Going to buy some today.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 05-Mar-14 07:38:24

It's the only foundation that doesn't need powder to set it.

When applying it, work quickly as it sets, so I do one half of my face at a time and spend ages buffing it in.

I still love itsmile

Lyonesse Wed 05-Mar-14 08:12:01

I had such high hopes for this (wanted something pale that didn't look yellow and was also suitable for dry skin) but it just made me look a wreck. Just sat in my pores, looked chalky/claggy/shiny all at once after about half an hour, I tried it with various primers and also without, but nothing seemed to make a difference. Really disappointed, as I usually love Revlon.

Walnut8 Wed 05-Mar-14 09:11:22

which type did you use Lyonesse? Dry or oily/combo?
That sounds like what the dry one does on my skin (which is combo but can be dry and dehydrated)

Lyonesse Wed 05-Mar-14 09:21:08

I used the one for dry skin, is the oily one any better?

Walnut8 Wed 05-Mar-14 09:28:02

The oily/combo one is MUCH better IMO. The dry one just sat really strangely on my skin- i've tried it twice (several yrs apart) and tossed both bottles! Sort of looked oily/chalky like you describe! I use a Cetaphil moisturiser and no primer under the oily/combo one & it's not at all drying.

RonaldMcDonald Wed 05-Mar-14 09:57:09

i use oily combo

adore it

VillaVillekulla Wed 05-Mar-14 13:05:04

Another vote for the oily combo version

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 05-Mar-14 17:02:53

Hmmmm I have combo skin but my dry bits are very dry,I might try that version next.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 07-Mar-14 21:16:11

Love the sand beige shade too.

VillaVillekulla Sat 08-Mar-14 07:30:02

I've got Buff but kind of wish I'd got Sand Beige.

FrugalFashionista Sat 08-Mar-14 10:26:38

Dame that's the reason why CS and I parted ways - the foundation always seemed to make a tiny dry patch on my skin, on the bridge of my nose or between my eyebrows really noticeable. And those were the areas where I most needed coverage (redness issues)! CS is really great though, by far the best liquid I've ever used. Chanel foundations looked messy already early in the day plus were much too yellow for my skin.

FrugalFashionista Sat 08-Mar-14 10:28:12

Oh and I own two shades, Ivory and Nu, and wore the lighter in the winter and the deeper in the summer and also sometimes mixed them for an optimal result.

agirlcalledsandoz Sat 08-Mar-14 12:19:48

I got Sand Beige in the normal dry skin version. Looked ok in the shop but too dark in daylight. Will be ok in summer though so going back to get buff

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 13-Mar-14 21:48:23

Oh my goodness,I still love this stuff so much!! I've been wearing it since first posting this thread and not once have I gone back to Bare Minerals.

I went out this evening for a meal,I usually suffer from flushing stupid sensitive, reactive skin and am very self conscious about out it BUT colour stay completely covered everything that needed covering without making me look mask like and cakey. I popped to the loo half way through the evening and didn't even need to powder my nose. Bloody fabgrin

ncjustbecause Thu 13-Mar-14 22:27:37

This is the first foundation for ages that I've really liked. The ivory is perfect for my pale cool skin,I usually struggle to colour match it.

VeryStressedMum Thu 13-Mar-14 22:36:56

I've used colourstay in buff for years I really like it, it's the best foundation I've found so jeep going back to it, but I think it's quite thick and doesn't look very natural. There used to be a colourstay light years ago which was fab but they stopped doing it. Now I mix colourstay with max factor lasting performance, it goes on smoother, not as cakey and it does not shift, and I mean all day.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 13-Mar-14 22:38:24

If you use a wet brush to apply it it makes it less heavy.

FrugalFashionista Fri 14-Mar-14 08:21:04

Just updating - the MAC pump no longer fits the new-ish (my latest from last year) CS bottles. The bottles were different in the past. I've heard that the new CS bottles come with pumps (ar least in the US), has anyone seen those?

Justbecause glad you found this - ime, CS Ivory is the best widely available liquid foundation for very pale cool-toned skin.

DoYonisHangLow Fri 14-Mar-14 11:09:07

Ooh fab timing I'm on my way to town now for a make up shopping session! Used to use DW but I can't get the colour right on me. I have an oily nose but a really dry/ dehydrated forehead and often get dry skin patches that look terrible with make up on, all flaky and peely <attractive>

Should I go for the dry or oily combo? confused

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 14-Mar-14 12:17:54

I think it's just what suits your skin, my skin is a bit flaky etc and I use the dry one but don't now f the other one would be better.

If you order from Allbeauty website it's only 7 quid so you could get both to try for only a couple of quid more than what you would pay on the high street.

Btw my skin has dramatically improved by used Miccelar water to remove make up - all flakiness has disappeared! I used to hot clot cleanse.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 25-Apr-14 09:14:40


So, I have been using it since I posted this and yesterday was looking at colours and picked up the oily/combination bottle - weirdly it's much better for my dry skin confused it's thicker so I apply with a damp beauty blender but it goes on a treat and looks less dry.

Another odd fact is that Natural Beige is lighter than Sand Beige. In fact I thin Natural Beige is my perfect colour ever.

Just thought I'd share grin

Deathraystare Fri 25-Apr-14 09:29:38

I love colorstay. I have the dry and combi versions. Unfortunately they are back in London and I am not. Cannot get Revlon in my new local Boots or Superdrug. Grrr.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 25-Apr-14 09:32:59

Have you tried on line?

DowntonTrout Fri 25-Apr-14 09:41:07

In summer I use Mac NW25. Any ideas what colour would suit in Colorstay?

whitewitchofnarnia Fri 25-Apr-14 10:14:17

Is it any good for pale skin?

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 25-Apr-14 12:43:12

I am NW20 and if I want a pale look I'm ok with Buff, a more natural look is Sand Beige but have discovered that Natural Beige is lighter than Sand Beige but darker than Buff. There's a very subtle difference between all three as I would happily wear all 3 colours.

So it goes Buff, Natural beige, Sand Beige - I think you'll need either sand beige or the next one on from that.

I have no idea why they display the natural beige as darker than the sand beige confused

whitewitchofnarnia Fri 25-Apr-14 14:19:25

So is buff the lightest <confused>

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 25-Apr-14 14:23:20

Out of the ones I have tried, yes. I don't know if there are lighter ones. The colours are great, not orangey at all which makes a change for high street foundations ime.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 25-Apr-14 14:24:45

According to Boots' website there is Ivory which might be lighter.

whitewitchofnarnia Fri 25-Apr-14 17:08:10

Thankyou! Will try it in boots tommorow , then order it

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 26-Apr-14 12:48:46

I looked in boots today,ivory is the palest and no hint of orange.

whitewitchofnarnia Sat 26-Apr-14 13:17:56

I went in boots meaning to just test it but ended up buying it. Ivory is a bit to dark (shows how pale I am) but mixed with a bit of moisturiser and it's still fab coverage.

MrsMeow Sat 26-Apr-14 13:49:22

Ooh fab, I'm NW20 and always willing to try new masks grin

Is it as good coverage wise as MAC? I use Studio Fix usually.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 26-Apr-14 14:10:09

Million times better than Mac imo. I really think their foundations are over hyped.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 26-Apr-14 14:11:39

White-what a shame, was going to suggest mixing it with something else but glad the moisturiser worked. Maybe try a damp blender?

whitewitchofnarnia Sat 26-Apr-14 14:15:03

Will try a damp beauty blender tomorrow, dd has commented on my skin saying it looks different in a good way!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 26-Apr-14 14:19:27

Oh nice one!grin

I'm over the moon with it tbh,I was sick to death of bare minerals and had given up on liquid foundation.

whitewitchofnarnia Sat 26-Apr-14 16:18:03

Even though it is dark , its not ORANGE unlike everyother foudation i've tried which is great!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 26-Apr-14 18:48:50

I know, the colours are very flattering.

Milmingebag Sat 26-Apr-14 19:54:27

I'm NW20 according to Mac. I have a very oily t-zone with enlarged pores and this stuff is the best. Sand Beige is a perfect match on me.

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