Seeing good reviews and rave about Colorstay I was excited to buy it, and I bought it! Like everyone here it felt awful =/. I am not sure if my lack of make-up skills since its my first foundation.. but its indeed like a mask, sticky and heavy, the downside of it too is just how its so hard to remove... and having to experience acne, you just really want your skin to breathe, you want to go to bed with clean skin.. and after some wipes another wipes and so on.. its still coming, and even after washing my face.. it feels like there's still some left residue but then again maybe that's me being freaky towards putting anything on my face haha. From then I stayed away from foundation.
Though am still in search for a good everyday use lightweight feel, won't break me out make up or tinted moisturizer even bb cream they just need to fit in that category, to atleast make my skin look presentable, address the issue of dark spots and uneven skin tone.
Don't give up on it just yet
I can give u a tip on applying ANY foundations, is to apply it with a semi WET brush, but not dripping wet ( The ones that looks like paint brush, I don't know if there's a specific name for it)
A LITTLE bit goes a long way, especially for Revlon Colorstay, it's insanely high coverage, so it tends to look unnatural if you apply a little bit too much.
And to take off make up, try using cold cream by Ponds. Just follow the instructions on it
Hi thaaaaank you for the encouragement, yes I did try to use a foundation stippling brush, its like a flat kind of paint brush. However it was a fail again, to add to it I think the mismatch color give an unappealing result to it as well however the over all feel of the foundation is really heavy for me
Hmmmm I forgot to mention as well how because its so hard to take out every bit of the residue of the foundation, it seems like my skin got irritated of the wiping and removing I end up developing some cystic pimples on my right cheek, which whom I am always prone of. Though I'll try to consider the Ponds cold cream, as a make up remover.
I'm sorry to hear that!
It was definitely hard for me to find a color match too, good thing places like Walgreens let people return and exchange unlimited of times, haha!
I exchanged at least twice to get the color that matches me the most.
I don't know how much Colorstay u r using; but for me, I would say the size of a rice grain is enough for half of my face. Just remember to use it really lightly, if you want more coverage, then go back and apply a tiny bit more, and repeat until you get the coverage that you like.
And always use PRIMER, such as Smashbox. It's the one thing that makes foundation looks nice and smooth on skin.
Nevertheless, there's many other good foundation brands that you should try. Like, Almay, Rimmel, Maybeline etc. None of them have the coverage as intense as Colorstay though from my experience.
I also read that Almay makes the best foundation for acne prone skin ( Personally, I tired and didn't like it though, the color selection runs toward the pale~light shades. Even though I am light skinned, that doesn't mean I want to look ghostly pale, haha! Coverage wise, it's much lighter than Colorstay. )