I'm on my third jar of this...I really love it!
I have combo/dry skin with some hormonal breakouts, so I want something full coverage, but that will not make my skin look drier and older. I did like the original Colorstay, but I sometimes found it cakey. I don't have such a problem with this version. It seems to be more natural looking on the skin (if you don't apply too much!) and still lasts long and covers on me. I don't think it's *quite* as full coverage, it seems to be more medium-full than full, but that doesn't bother me. It evens out my skin tone and covers acne scars, but won't cover really red acne. I can skip undereye concealer most days (although I usually use it anyway, because I'm a makeup addict!).
I've applied this with my ELF powder brush, RT blending brush and Sigma stippling brush. All seem to give a good finish. I tend to set it with powder, but I could probably get away without.
My only issue is that it can pool in the pores around my nose. I just keep and eye on it and blot a bit to resolve the problem, but it's something to keep in mind.
I didn't like this product at first, it came out darker and more pinkish, the color looked horrible on me. If the color isn't right, nothing else really matters. However, I was able to return the product and exchanged for a lighter color. The coverage this time was perfect and my face looked natural. It covers all the red spots and undereye dark circles. It lasted well throughout the day. I have no issue with the packaging, if I am traveling, I would just scoop a little into a small container. The cream formula will not leak and a little is all you need. I will repurchase this foundation.
One of the best foundations I have used. I didn't know what to say/rate about the price and packaging stuck in the middle. I mean its a really great product but it is a little on the pricey side for drugstore and the jar is high end looking but unsanitary. Let me say this is awesome. Blends like a dream. If you dab/apply it with your fingers it melts into your face. I use the MAC 187 for a airbrush finish and am undecided about wether or not to use powder I think every time I use powder I mess up the wonderful semi-matte satin type finish. It's a really crazy texture and finish that is hard to describe but it's beautiful. It last all day and night, and actually looks better an hour after applying. If I use my fingers to apply I can see my pores on my nose at the end of the night and when I apply it with the 187 I get better results all around no pores. Love this stuff so glad I bought it. It makes my face/skin look so angelic and perfect. Airbrushed. Awesomeness.
200 sand beige
Love, love, love this foundation. I use it every day! It's long lasting, covers just enough for daily wear, and still looks good with an all out eye. I do wish it came in a fuller coverage as I do work as a makeup artist and it would be awesome to have that flawless max coverage. However, it is buildable. I put it on in the mornings at 7AM and when I get home at 8 or 9, it still looks amazing as long as I've been taking care of my oily T-zone with blotting sheets throughout the day. I've repurchased it a few times since the whipped line was launched and I recommend it to my clients as a cheaper alternative to a high end full coverage. I will definitely keep repurchasing!
Over the last two months I've developed a bit of a high maintenance foundation routine. I have always had dry skin, then, out of nowhere I developed the greasiest of greasy foreheads. Nothing seemed to combat the oil. I love the luminosity of my Lancome Photogenic foundation, and feared I'd have to give it up because I just could not keep my forehead from looking wet and gross.
After experimenting with different cleansers, toners, moisturizers, oil absorbing masks, diets, powders and foundations, I bought a jar of this to use ONLY on my forehead. I am NW20, and bought the color Nude. I found that it was a perfect match for my skin tone, and blended perfectly with my Lancome Photogenic in Buff 4C. To my utter delight, this foundation controls the oil on my forehead all day long without a powder. By using Colorstay Whipped on my forehead and Photogenic on the rest of my face, I achieve the luminous, fresh faced look that I strive for.
The foundation is quite thick, and I only need a small dot to cover my forehead. It spreads very easily. I use my fingers and buff it out with my Real Techniques Expert Face brush. I have experimented with this foundation all over my face and found that I loved it on day one, but not so much on subsequent days. It seems to dry my skin out, and I don't feel that it is made for dry skin.
The jar packaging is cumbersome, but not a deal-breaker. The formula is such that I don't believe a pump or squeeze tube would be appropriate. I wash my hands before I use it and replace the cap promptly, so I am really not that concerned about germs. I depot a bit into a contact case, stash it in my travel kit, and I'm good.
It may seem like overkill to use two different foundations, but I like what I see. I like the results and will continue with this method for as long as it works for me.
i am on my second jar of revlon colorstay whipped!
i have oily, acne-prone skin with occasional pimples here and there, and plenty of acne scarring. two thick layers of this foundation will provide full coverage, which is awesome because i don't have to use concealer! one layer provides medium coverage. what i like about this foundation is that you can layer it on and it does not feel heavy, especially compared to colorstay liquid.
what i've noticed is the coverage is based on how you apply! blended in with a normal foundation brush, you get more light to medium coverage, which is not for me. stippling on with a duo fiber brush will give you higher coverage.
this lasts all day, with moisturizer underneath but no primer.
I was always a bit iffy on the original revlon colorstay foundation. But I tried this after reading multiple good reviews and pretty happy with my purchase. I just dip my finger in it then apply it on my face then blend it out with the Real techniques Expert face brush. It can look a tad value which I have a problem with a lot of the time with multiple foundations because I have dryer skin. Overall though, it gives good coverage and one of the foundations that will remain in my makeup drawer
I never understood the love for ColorStay Liquid - it was always just 'meh' for me - but when I saw this Chanel-esque jar in Walgreens I had to have it. The packaging is absolutely gorgeous and very elegant. But it's what's inside that counts, right? At first I wasn't too encouraged - it looked like a thick, goopy mess. But once I applied it, I was in love. I use Sand Beige, which is perfect for me. What I love best is that whether I apply a little or a lot, it melts right into my skin...never dries thick or cake-y looking. Excellent coverage, and it lasts all day. By 1 or 2 in the afternoon my nose is a bit shiny, but that's to be expected. Beautiful jar, beautiful results. This is one instance where you truly can judge a book by its cover!
I felt that the liquid version of the colorstay range made me look ashy and doesnt last long on my skin. But the creme version does a better job. A little goes a long way, i find that the beauty blender applies this foundation flawlessly. Has a spf 20 and does last longer through out the day (i wouldnt say 24 hours but I have worn it for bout 12 hours and it still looks good).
I love this foundation. My only gripe is the color selection. I purchased caramel. It runs darker and more reddish-brown than the liquid oily/combo formula but I was able to live with that. I wear toast or caramel (caramel is always a wee bit dark in any Colorstay formula on me) depending on the time of year or how much sun I've got. I can wear rich ginger as well and it looks great with a more yellow powder over top, but it is a peachy pink undertone and is not my 'go to' choice. I am NC45 most of the year for reference.
In this formula, toast and rich ginger are WAY too light for me. What I ended up doing is mixing some of my Photoready in caramel, which is a bit light and L'oreal True Match in W7 with it. Voila! Perfect color and the texture didnt change much. Still thick and puddingy.
I love the texture. Easy to work with, it spreads well and covers beautifully. I'd say medium to full depending on how clear your skin is to begin with. For everyday I dont even need a concealer as it is fine on it's own. For special occasions then I use those extras. It is also easy to travel with IMO as it is thick and wont leak.
It stays in place which is a huge plus. It doesnt have the same durability in terms of transfer as liquid colorstay. The liqid does not budge! This holds up well but I'm not going to go hugging anyone carelessly either.
It doesnt oxidize much on me. Another plus. Stands up well in heat, humidity and photographs well. No detectable white cast.
The things I dont like: The packaging is cute but it's glass so you dont want to drop it and run the risk of losing your product. I'm not sure why it's not a full ounce like most other foundations and considering it isnt I find it expensive for a drug store foundation. On the other hand with this I find I use less so it lasts just as long as my liquid.
Overall I love this and will repurchase. Having to mix it for a perfect match, price and packaging arent deal breakers for me with this product. The performance, portability ( I travel a lot), and flawless finish I get with this far outweigh any cons this product may have.