Reviewers praise the long-wearing quality of Revlon ColorStay Makeup with Softflex, saying that it stays put through long days and humid weather. It's so durable, some say it can be hard to remove at the end of the day. It comes in two formulas: combination/oily and normal/dry. While the latter formula fares slightly better in reviews, both formulas are well liked for providing excellent medium to full coverage that matches skin well. Experts say that ColorStay foundation has an excellent moist texture that feels nice on the skin. The normal/dry formula is available in 12 shades and provides SPF 15 sun protection. The combination/oily formula comes in 20 shades but only offers SPF 6 sun protection. L'Oreal Paris True Match Super Blendable Makeup SPF 17 (Est. $11) is also a good liquid foundation option and does slightly better in reviews.
Beauty expert Paula Begoun offers the most comprehensive review of Revlon ColorStay Makeup, comparing the two formulas to each other as well as hundreds of other foundations. User reviews at MakeupAlley.com and TotalBeauty.com are plentiful and provide insight into overall wearability and ease of application.
Paula Begoun says she prefers Revlon's normal to dry ColorStay formula over the combination/oily formula because the latter contains an "unusually low SPF rating." She says the formula has a beautiful satin-matte finish that provides medium to full coverage.
Review: ColorStay Makeup with Softflex for Normal to Dry Skin SPF 15 by Revlon, Paula Begoun, June 1, 2011
Julyne Derrick says that Revlon ColorStay Makeup is a great inexpensive drugstore option -- though she typically recommends splurging on foundation to guarantee high quality. (Note: ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two don't share an editorial affiliation.)
Review: Best Foundation, Julyne Derrick
Hundreds of reviewers at MakeupAlley.com give Revlon ColorStay Makeup a high overall rating. Many praise the formula for "staying put" through long days and humid weather. Some say that it can be a bit hard to remove, however.
Review: Revlon ColorStay Foundation, Contributors to MakeupAlley.com
Reviewers at TotalBeauty.com say that Revlon ColorStay Makeup provides great coverage that looks natural on the skin. Many praise the long-wearing formula for lasting all day, but some wish that it had a pump dispenser.
Review: Revlon ColorStay Makeup with Softflex for Normal/Dry Skin, Contributors to TotalBeauty.com