Ohhh I wanted to love this so badly. I am NC20 and Sand Beige is ALMOST a perfect match- probably not noticable to someone else so no big deal. I bought this only a few days ago, applied it with a stippling brush and was pleasantly surprised with its blendability. The finish is.,,not dewy, Id say satin, and this is keeping in mind I have dry skin. Staying power (on DRY SKIN ) average- 4 hours before it started to fade.
Now comes the fine print. So I had this on for a few hours and I ran my hand over my face. Imagine my surprise when I felt not one, not two, but THREE "under the skin" pimples forming. (on someone who never gets them). Now to be fair, MAYBE the planets collided and that day was a bad day, but I'm not willing to risk it- especially when all other aspects of it were mediocre. Not bad, but not good. Don't know why I keep looking, Kat Von D lock it is never getting replaced.
This foundation is deffinitely one of the best I have used on my skin! Having combinational skin, I find during the warmer months my skin gets very oily and if Im not wearing a foundation suitable for this it literally melts off my face! I found that compared to other foundations this one suits my skin type by far and lasts the longest during the day. I find it lasts on my skin for a good 6 hours, although I do need to touch up here and there with my stay matte powder.
I like to switch up my foundations from time to time and I've gone from MAC studio fix to estee lauder double wear to many other drug store foundations and I always find myself going back to this one.
It can get a little cakey during the day, but i find for its price its quality is really good. Love love love!
Holy ish i love this foundation. Looks incredibly natural on my oily, dull complexion. I normally wear Revlon Colorstay in Oily/Combo but just find it too heavy on my face and still leaves my skin weird a weird shine to it. Colorstay whipped is definitely my HG as I can wear it all day (~8 hrs) without worrying about my face melting off. I initially bought true beige, but its a little too dark for me so might switch to natural beige. Also, it didn't break me out, hooray! The only minor complaint is the packaging like many others said. The glass jar looks expensive and nice, but its just too darn heavy. Overall though, go buy this foundation now!!!
The texture of this foundation is AMAZING. I love the texture and feel and even smell of this product! It's medium-full coverage for me. Great color selection. A little pricey for being a drugstore product, however for how well it works, I am willing to pay for it. My favorite to use in the winter because it feels a little too thick and cakey for summer time. But I still love this product!
I got a CP for this foundation seen as its not sold in Europe. I had high hopes for it I was looking for high coverage and something to last on my oily skin. I wasn't a fan of the original formula i found it very hard to work with, the color selection wasn't great and it looked like a mask when applied. This new whipped formula is so much easier to work with it feels like a mousse to me. And the Shade Buff matches me well , better than the shade buff in the original formula. Unfortunately it doesn't last well at all on my oily skin. I can see oil braking through after just an hour of wearing it. Very disappointed as i couldnt really wear this foundation for long at all as it just wont last on my skin.
This is the best foundation i have ever used. Its one of those products that i MUST have in my makeup collection. I think it has the best staying power out of all my liquid and cream foundations! I have repurchased this twice already. The only thing that i wish they would change is the packaging. Its soo bulky! I actually have a different lighter container that i keep this foundation in so its easier for me to travel with it. Also, make sure to keep this foundation upright when storing it.
Perfect for dry skin...
I suffer with moderate dry skin throughout my nose, cheekbones, brow, and chin. It seemed no matter what moisturizer I tried or foundation routine I used I would always end up with cakey dry skin flakes that ruined my makeup. I had previously tried the liquid Revlon Colorstay and HATED it because it did exactly what all the others had done, left me with cake and flakes. Needless to say I was a bit apprehensive in trying the whipped formula, but I thought "I've tried everything else, might as well give it a go." Immediately I saw a difference. There were no flakes and very little noticeable dry patches on my nose. This product is a godsend and I would recommend to anyone who has troublesome dry skin to just give it a try and see if it makes a difference. At $11 a jar, there is very little risk. I am just so thankful I found this foundation.
I absolutely love this foundation! It makes my skin smooth, flawless. I was using Revlon Color Stay prior to using this foundation. Revlon Color Stay made my skin breakout so bad - however, with this foundation my skin doesn't breakout at all. I highly recommend trying this product out.
I am so happy that I decided to try this foundation for a second time. After purchasing a second jar of this, I'm almost certain that my first jar was a bad one (powdered, cakey finish, heavy, not long wearing) which I hated but after trying my second jar which is definitely a good batch, I love this foundation to absolute pieces. The first thing I am going to get out of the way is that I HATE the original Revlon Colorstay- I think it is a horrible product, have bought countless bottles and am still totally unable to comprehend what all the fuss is about so if you have had a bad experience with the original Colorstay, this may very well be a totally different experience as it has been for me. This foundation comes in a big beautiful jar which looks very nice in a makeup collection though it is not practical for travel and it looks very, very high end. I keep it on my dresser alongside my two Chanel foundations and this one blends right in- the packaging actually looks very Chanel-esque. The jar is huge but actually only contains about 0.8 ounces of foundation which is less than standard and it costs $19.99 at Rexall in Canada so very expensive for drugstore. (For the Canadian gals reading this review, at Rexall, this is $19.99 and at Shoppers Drug Mart is $21.99 so get it at Rexall if you can!).
When you open the foundation, it has a little, plastic stopper to keep the lid from getting messy I suppose. The foundation is very thick and will not pour out of the container if you tip it upside down, it will stay right in place. I learned the hard way though that it does move when I threw it in my purse upside down (silly me) and opened it a few hours later and all of the product was stuck to the stopper, so careful how you store this- I highly suggest keeping the stopper. The foundation has a really unusual consistency, like really thick whipped cream but when you go to put it on your skin, it just melts right in and blends so smoothly. Unlike the original Colorstay, this one doesn't dry too quickly so you do have time to move it around. I find that for this foundation you need to blend it with your fingers because of the consistency being so unusual, it just doesn't look right otherwise. It offers medium coverage on the first layer but is definitely buildable to full and conceals redness from blemishes excellently. Because of the coverage being so good, this can definitely double up as a concealer if you need to add a little extra to particularly spotted or scared areas. I would not recommend using this for undereye circles though because of the salicylic acid. The foundation does take a few minutes to set and when it does, it sets to a soft matte finish. I do like the finish from the get go but I find after about an hour of wear this really sets to a natural finish and looks completely airbrushed. On my dry skin, this will definitely last for the full day from whenever I chose to put it on to taking it off without powder but I have heard that it is also great for people with oily skin, hence the Colorstay title. My only real con about this foundation is that is does transfer if I have it on and talk on my phone which drives me absolutely insane. This foundation does not have a scent to it which a lot of sensitive skinned people will like and it doesn't break me out either. I am curious to see if the salicylic acid in the foundation really helps with my acne or not.
As for shade selection, I picked up the lightest shade 110 Ivory which is the most perfect match I have ever seen for my skin. It is cool toned and if the shade correspond at all with original Colorstay than the next shade up, Buff is warm toned. I don't have a difficult time finding a shade for me ever since I am always the lightest shade of foundation or the brand doesn't have a shade for me but after watching and reading a lot of other reviews, I saw other people saying that it was hard to select a shade because the glass jar makes them all look really pale so if you are going to buy this, make sure you test it thoroughly first OR make sure you buy it at a store where you can returned opened cosmetics in case you get the wrong shade. I really love this foundation for my skin type, I think it is really wonderful and I do plan on repurchasing since the two cons of the heavy packaging and the transfer aren't that big of a deal for me in comparison to the pros.
I just bought this product today. I am particular about foundations, but had read a number of reviews. I have been a fan of Lancome foundations for a while ... but I got this in "buff" and it matches my skin tone perfectly. It is definitely thick, and a little goes a long way. With a good brush and technique, you can really achieve a flawless look with this stuff... and I would suggest using less or no powder after that, because it is not glossy and remains creamy and thick. If using a primer, definitely take care to not use much powder with this foundation.
Like others have said, the container is not the most practical or safe. One thing I have found that helps keep it clean and sanitary is to simply dip a q tip in it and dab that on my wrist. Then, I use my brush from there, never dipping it into the container. I would rate this product higher if it were in a more user friendly container.