So I’ve been using the regular Colorstay for about a year and a half now. I’m a fan of it, however I have dry/combination skin and the only shades that seemed to work for me were the oily/combination formula (the 2 formulations look so different in shade). So therefore the traditional was far too drying for my face. So lately, I’ve been looking for something with less coverage and I have been hearing that the Revlon ColorStay Whipped are just that so I had to give them a try.
It’s only day 2 of wearing it but I like it already. It is less coverage and seems to oxidize less than the traditional ColorStay. I picked up 320 Warm Golden. For your reference I go between 320, 330 and 340 for the traditional ColorStay in the Oily/Combination formula and between NC 30, NC 35 and NC 40 for MAC.
The container is cute, it looks like a high end skincare product jar. I use a scooper to remove some product so that I won’t be double dipping in the jar. This might be easier to get the last of product out as opposed to those bottles that foundation is usually contained. It’s easy enough to apply. I use my Real Techniques buffing brush.
The traditional ColorStay had some mega lasting power on me. This Whipped one seems to have decent lasting power too. I’m not sure about the 24 hours as the container claims but I would rarely have a need to wear foundation through 24 hours. I wore this to an hour long work out class I took last night and my face still looked well put together through a bunch of sweat.
I was planning to use this on my low coverage mood days. I tried 320 Warm Golden for about 2 weeks until I decided it left ghostly of a makeup cast on my face. I liked how it didn’t feel like I was wearing much makeup but every time I saw myself in the mirror I looked to myself unnatural. This one went back to CVS and I did not see any other shades I would like to try yet. So for now it is not a repurchase. I think though, if you get this to match your shade then it would be a good buy.
Skintone reference : Revlon Colorstay for oily skin in Buff, MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC15, MAC ProLongwear in NC15 (a tad too light)
I’ve always loved the original Colorstay foundation in Buff, though sometimes it would leave an ashy/pinky cast on my yellow based pale skin due to the titanium sunscreen. When Revlon launched their Photoready primer and its incredible smoothing and mattifying properties, I prayed for a foundation based upon the same technology… my wish has been granted when the new Colorstay Whipped has been launched !
Container wise : the glass jar is really heavy and not especially hygienic (especially with water based formulations, which is the case here), usually I would rate this point badly but it looks so pretty in my bathroom, and stable, that this time it’s more a good point. Due to the thickness of this foundation, it would have been impossible to use a bottle (or even a squeeze tube) without wasting product, the jar will allow me to get even the last drops of this little gem. I simply wash my hands right before dabbing one finger into the jar, then dotting on my face (one part at a time) and buffing with my brush.
Consistency wise : thick-but-not-hard, its texture looks like a marshmallow-y balm which glides over the skin like a dream (it could be labelled Primer-Inside™) so no need for a separate primer. I tried several application methods, from fingers to kabuki to flat top brush, and finally to ensure a perfectly smooth finish I found that the Luscious Blush Brush from Signature Minerals (which is multi-purpose as it can be used for liquid/cream foundations, powders and blushes) gives me the perfect application I seek. The benefits of such a thick consistency ? The formula stability of course… no need to shake like crazy, the pigments won’t deposit at the bottom of the jar.
Coverage wise : definitely not a full coverage, it’s more about a light-medium… but yes you can layer it beautifully to get medium-full coverage.
Finish wise : it meshes with skin perfectly (and to make it look that way, be sure to BLEND-BLEND-BLEND), it’s not matte at all (maybe once it self-sets but I always powder to get a matte look) but kind of dewy to begin with (my skin but better) and does not settle into my pores AT ALL. It stays slightly tacky, but a light dust of powder fixes this feeling (and I mean VERY light dust, due to the tackiness all powders cling much easier than expected). It could also be a bit drying for some (because of its salicylic acid content, though I didn’t experiment such dryness) but it is lightly moisturizing at the same time (maybe that’s why it’s slightly tacky).
Tone wise : Buff is by far the closest match I’ve been able to find as there’s not the ashy cast of sunscreen. One single layer cancels completely the (slight) redness on my nose and forehead. Cherry on the cake : even if I add layers, the color stays true-to-tone without changing color (like many founations that are beautiful once blended to sheerness but become outrageously orange once layered). On me, the Colorstay Whipped formula appears a tad darker than the original Colorstay Liquid for oily skin but, once more, I simply think it’s due to the lack of sunscreen.
Longevity wise : it stays put all day (even better than the Colorstay liquid), without creasing, caking, darkening or oxidizing, perfectly standing heat, sweat or oiliness. I’ve got uber oily skin (especially my nose which is a lighthouse in the dark) and even on this area it stays put !!! To ensure this crease-free finish, once I’ve dusted and buffed my powder (Maybelline’s Dream Matte Powder in Sand), I gently swirl my puff on the powder, remove the excess on the back of my hand, and press the remaining tiny amount on and around my nose. Same thing on my under eyes (oily too) but I simply dab with my fingers after dusting (without adding powder) to ensure all the foundation is set, even in the fine lines.
Shine control wise : WOW, it controls oil incredibly well (something which is unbelievable as it has not the very strong matte-sometimes-chalky finish of the original Colorstay for oily skin), my skin gains just more dewiness as hours pass… I admit that I don’t like drastic changes during the day, from uber matte to begin with, to dewy-shiny by the end of the day, and this foundation offers me the most consistent finish I’ve ever met (from satin-matte to begin with to slightly dewy to finish with), who wouldn’t dream of such abilities ?
Removing wise : not that easy to remove with a water-soluble cleanser (unless you use it with a washcloth) but removes very easily with my beloved Crealine (either regular or TS) from Bioderma.
Price wise : not the cheapest one but far less expensive than any MAC foundation, for a far better result… what else ?!
None of the foundations I used previously was even close to be a holy grail… this one IS !!! Thank you so much Revlon :-D
Just finished my first jar (3 months) and I finally deduce one lippie about the container, not because of sanitary reasons, but because after opening it everyday I noticed that the foundation looses its fluffiness and becomes thicker, more difficult to blend, once you're close to the bottom. I now think an airless pump bottle would be a better way to dispense it and keep the consistency unchanged from the first to the last drop.
Otherwise, this is still a terrific foundation, the best I've ever found (it didn't slide off even in the high high heat of August, though I didn't stay matte at all because of an increased amount of sweat and oil).
Also, I changed my setting powder and switched to L'Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Powder in W1 Porcelain or W2 Light Ivory (both of them are beautiful golden toned pressed powders, so finely milled they are almost invisible on my skin) as they add some warmth while controlling shine.
NEW HG STATUS! i been on the hunt for a new foundation and happened to *stumble* across this at walgreens. i didn't read any reviews prior, so it was kind of a leap for me. SO glad i took that leap of faith! this gives fantastic coverage--and my acne scars are no joke! i wouldn't say it's full coverage, but definitely medium-buildable. i love the texture; nothing i've experienced before (like cream foundation in a jar, but a little more gel-like). i also guessed the perfect match for my skintone (warm golden.. i'm an nc30-35 in MAC). i use this with a flat top brush and the results are flawless! lasting power is pretty solid too. after a 10 hour work day.. my skin still looks like it was freshly applied. my only gripe is that i need to touch up a couple times as it can make my face a bit shiny, but i do have oily skin so that's nothing quite new. price is albeit high for a drugstore product, but right for a good foundation. THANK YOU MUA AND REVLON!! PLEASE DO NOT DISCONTINUE THIS!
This is a dream come true. I use the Colorstay for dry skin every summer. It stays on through heat, humidity, and Disneyland. Sadly for me, it has the physical type of sunscreen that washes you out in flash pictures. So while my makeup stays on all day through our summer family trips, I look pale in all of the photos. I'm pretty fair to begin with, and proud of my summer tan, and don't want a pale washed out look in all of our family memories.
Colorstay whipped stays on GREAT and doesn't have the physical sunscreen to wash you out. I can use chemical sunscreen and be protected, with long lasting makeup, and photograph more normally.
I am so happy that they came up with this version. It doesn't settle in fine lines and the Buff color matches my fair, summer skin. I might even pick up a bottle of Ivory for winter. This would hold up well on rainy days as well.
P.S. THIS WORKS GREAT COVERING SPIDER VEINS ON THE LEGS. I was trying all kinds of body cover-ups but found this blended in better and lasted longer. You just have to get a shade that matches your legs well.
P.P.S Taking off a couple of points because it started to look cakey on me, and settle in fine lines. I used the regular Colorstay for dry skin on a trip, and when I came home and started to use this again, I found that the regular one looks better. And the regular one didn't make me paler in my photos. Guess I'll just use it to cover up the small spider veins on my legs.
This photographs beautifully. It makes your skin look flawless in pictures. I have very oily skin and blotted once within three hrs. A small amount is need for the entire face. Feels light on the skin never cakey.
Wow, I am in love!! HG foundation at last! I have SUPER oily, acne prone skin that not even original ColorStay Oily/Combination formula could tackle. I'd have to blot within an hour of putting it on, but the coverage was good and decently natural looking so it has been my go- to for awhile. I came across this by accident; I have been looking for a compact foundation to keep in my overnight bag for quick makeup application in the mornings at my guy's house. Tried Revlon New Complexion and while the coverage was good and super fast, I broke out majorly from it...and I haven't broken out that badly since I was a teen. So, after giving up on that, I was checking out some reviews on here to try to find something that would work. I noticed this foundation getting rave reviews and had to try it, so I went straight to CVS and scooped it up. I am 300 Golden Beige in the original CS and am Natural Beige in this formula. I got a bottle of the original and used it to help try to select a shade because everyone is right when they say you cannot tell the color through the jar. The ingredients sticker is on the bottom and is huge so you have like a 1/4 inch sliver visible to try to work with. I ended up being lucky and scoring the perfect match on the first try. It applies like a dream, I've used my fingers and a makeup brush and both worked great. It has medium coverage but looks completely natural, even when built up for more coverage. But my favorite part is that it STAYS PUT! I live in Florida, and it's insanely hot this summer. That, combined with my already oily skin, and normally I'm an oil slick by mid morning. Not with this stuff! I'm amazed at how it really stays put and stays fresh looking. That was something I never thought I'd actually be able to have in a makeup, and I am wearing this stuff without a primer or mattifying lotion. Just bare skin with light moisturizer under my eyes. The jar is really, really heavy (and quite large-it's hard to grip in one hand) and is the complete opposite of what I was looking for when I set out on this compact makeup mission, but for the way this stuff works, I will take it. I also like that it contains salicylic acid, which is always a welcome addition for my acne prone skin. I hope this stuff is never discontinued because I will be using this one for a long, long time!
UPDATE: I've been using this for several weeks now, and have one big complaint: the packaging! the inner seal around the lid has broken on two jars now, and the lid won't screw closed. Being that a little goes a long way with this foundation, that means I have two half used jars whose lids won't close! It's super annoying. It's not like I close them very tightly or anything, it's just a cheap plastic rim that doesn't hold up against the heavy glass of the jar. I took one lippie off for this.
I am in absolute LOVE with this foundation. I've been using it about 10 days now, and it might be too early to say HG, but I'm loving everything about it.
My skin is NC15 (quite pale, but definite yellow undertones), and in the original Colorstay, Buff matched me perfectly. I figured the shade Buff would work for me as well in this whipped formula. It worked, with a little blending down the neck. The issue I had was that it was a little more yellow, and a tiny bit darker than the original formula by the same name. Over the past week or so though, I've gotten a little sun and it is a great match now.
When you open the container, it looks like a liquid. But when you press you're finger into it, it has a bouncy feel to it. My skin is more on the dry side, and generally responds very well to cream types of foundation, and this is no exception. I've applied it with my fingers, a brush, and a beauty blender with great results each time. It doesn't accentuate my dry patches, or dry completely matte. The finish isn't overly dewy either though, it's just really natural looking, like real skin. The coverage is medium, but definitely buildable to full coverage.
Staying power is great. I wore it this past weekend at my inlaw's lake house. It was hot and humid, and there was a ton of wind coming in off the lake, but I didn't find myself having to touch up. I just put it on in the morning, and set my t zone with silica powder. There were also a lot of pictures taken, and I didn't have the dreaded ghost-face flashback effect, since this doesn't have spf. I wear a sunscreen under my makeup daily, so this isn't an issue for me, but may be something to consider if you don't wear one.
I think it's also worth mentioning that this is the first foundation I've ever tried that doesn't settle into the fine lines on my face by the end of the day. I'm only 20, but the lines are definitely there. Everything I've tried so far has settled in them after 8 hours or so, making them more prominent. I had just accepted that as a fact of makeup, but now I can see that I don't need to deal with that.
I've heard people say they don't like the packaging, but I actually like it a lot. It looks sleek and classy on my vanity and has a nice weight to it. Is it unsanitary? Maybe, but then aren't all cream-type products? I suppose if they could keep the same consistency, but package it in a tube, I wouldn't be fully against that. I'd miss the look of the jar, though.
Revlon, PLEASE DO NOT DISCONTINUE THIS, EVER. I have finally found the foundation that will last through my wedding without drying the crap out of my face. The many months of searching and testing products is over.
-works well on a variety of skin types
-very long wearing without being drying
-layers very well to build up coverage
-no white cast in flash photography
-a decent variety of shades
-affordable (about $10 when I picked mine up at wal mart)
-has not broken out my sensitive skin
-doesn't smell nearly as paint-like as original colorstay
-difficult to guess shade by looking at the pot
-must blend quickly, sets pretty fast
This is a light feeling, medium coverage foundation. It's not going to cover major imperfections, but it does even out your skin tone and can cover minor things; you'll probably need still concealer if you have have a lot of acne scars (like me). It's really easy to apply and blend into the skin. I have heard others say that they found this foundation to be oily, but I have combination skin and sweat pretty easily and have not had a problem with this. I think it leaves a nice finish to the skin and as long as I'm not staying outside in the hot sun for long periods of time, I don't have to blot my skin. I did have this on when I went hiking this weekend and while I'm sure some of it went away, it didn't transfer too much when I wiped my forehead with my arm which is definitely a plus! Also, I really love the way the packaging looks, although I'm not sure how sanitary it is to always be dipping your fingers into it. I guess you just have to make sure you have clean hands before using it. I will definitely repurchase this foundation.
If you live somewhere where the relative humidity rivals that of the temperature,you NEED this. This foundation has a little something for everyone-salicylic acid for the oily skinned,hyaluronic acid for the drier skinned among us (like me.) It has gotten beastly hot and muggy in Florida lately,and anything water based slides off in less than a minute.I found while trying this on yesterday that it just beaded rather than streaked,so that was a huge plus (this was in 95 F,by the way.) I love Colorstay,but up until now the liquid types have not worked well for me. This looks promising; I'm about NC 25 ish and wear Nude 200. I'm not entirely sure if this is the best color match, so if you review this foundation could you PLEASE indicate what shade you are and what universal shade you wear (i.e. MAC)? This helps so much when going to the drugstore as it is impossible to try it on in store here. Nude is VERY yellow based,so if you need a yellow based shade,great, if not,you know what to stay away from. As others have mentioned,a little goes a long way; I wish it came with a little spatula or something to scoop out the product. It can be sheered out and basically needs to be for good coverage. This doesn't feel as cakey as the regular CS, so others may like that feature. It claims to last up to 24 hours, but I don't want to try that out (I don't break out often,but am destined to if I don't wash my face at night.)
The least expensive you will this for is at Wal Mart for ~$10-$11; I had a coupon for $3 off Revlon at CVS and then got $4 Extra Bucks for that purchase-just FYI if you're trying to pinch pennies.
Oh my gosh, this one will be sold out everywhere! Another great new product from Revlon!
It's nice and light- like not wearing anything at all, yet it still manages to give good coverage. A little goes a long way, so it's a great buy for the money. I've been looking for something to wear in the humid south and this is perfect. Already a HG foundation for me (previous to this, MUF HD foundation was my fave). I'd prefer a pump bottle, but do like the fact that I can barely touch down my finger in the jar and that's enough to do my entire face (making application with my fingers nice and quick).
Now we need whipped Colorstay blushes and a whipped concealer Revlon ;)