The coverage of this foundation is medium, but you can build it for to a fuller coverage. I like to double up the colorstay foundation under eyes like a concealer, and this method works very well, but you still slightly see the dark circles under my eye (take note that I have pretty dark circles under my eyes, so they tend to be harder to conceal)
The colorsaty is very comfortable to wear on the face even though it gives a medium to full coverage, and it stays comfortable through out the whole time you have it on.
I haven’t had this foundation on for the full 16 hours, but the longest I had it on so far is about 10 hours. Even though I would sweat or cry the colorstay foundation held up pretty good, although under my eyes had a little creasing, but it was faintly noticeable to another person.
The colorstay foundation is not cakey at all. You would have to try pretty hard to cake up the foundation. If you have dry flakey skin, that might make your foundation appear cakey. There are 3 ways that I know to help with that dry flakey skin:
Tip #1 --- Exfoliate your skin, by doing this most of your dead skin will be removed. Please note that exfoliating your skin once or twice a week is enough. Exfoliating the skin is good, but over exfoliating can be very very drying and harsh on the skin.
Tip #2 --- Moisturize! Moisturize! Moisturize! Find a good moisturizer for your skin one for the day, and find a good night cream as well.
Tip #3 --- When you have dry flakey skin the best way to apply foundation is with a cosmetic sponge. Also as your applying the foundation, apply it in a downward or patting motion. Refrain from stroking the sponge upwards or from side to side; if you do, think of it as lifting the flakey skin making your foundation appear cakey.
I never had or tried a foundation that is specifically targeted for dry, oily, combination, or normal skin.
I got the normal to dry skin, because as the winter season progresses the drier and drier my skin becomes. I was also planning to get the one for combination to oily skin, but the shades look too yellow in the bottle for me to be brave enough to try lol.
…back to what I was saying… the normal to dry skin formula works wonderfully well on the dry areas of my face, and even if I apply it to oily spots the foundation doesn’t seem to be affected by that fact.
Bottom Line …
Overall this is a fabulous foundation to have; they have many shades of your choosing, blends well to your natural skin tone, has a great coverage, not cakey or thick, lightweight, is targeted to normal to dry skin or combination to oily skin, comfortable to wear, and long lasting.
But there are a couple cons to this product one is that it’s quite pricey for a drugstore brand, so if you can wait for a sale, or catch the buy one get one free sale at Walgreens or Rite Aid. 2nd and last is that its really hard to find the right shade for you because you can’t test it out, so bring a friend along to help pick a suited shade for you.
Swatches: Okay I know that the unblended swatch looks umm...well ... funky, but try to ignore that.
Do you see the difference the foundation makes? The unblended swatch you can see that I have freckles on the back of my hand, and looking at the blended swatch it covers it very well.
Overall score: ★★★★☆
…CURRENT MUSIC OBSESSION: Cascada – Everytime We Touch…
This is an old song, but recent ran into it when I saw a video, now it’s been stuck in my head, and I can’t help but to sing it in the shower lol. I really like the slow version of this song better, but that’s just me 8D.
Hope You Enjoyed and found this to be an Informative Entry. Till Next Time!
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