For reference I am very pale with warm undertones & super oily skin. This was my go-to summer foundation last year. I really like (not love) Revlon CS liquid foundation & this is more matte. The formula could hold up through even the hottest days here in humid Dallas. All day...everyday.
Fast forward one year. I've learned a lot about make up during this time, such as what works for my skintype & what doesn't. I still have a tub of this somewhere in my make up drawer but I never reach for it. I started to lose my love for it when I recieved some photos my friend took of me. The pics really put things into perspective.
I was in SHOCK how bad of a color match this was. The lightest shade, Ivory, is pale enough for me --- but has super cool (pink) undertones. I have no other choice than to use Buff, the second lightest shade. While Buff *is* warm toned, it apparently is much darker than the Revlon Colorstay Liquid foundation shade. I'd match it to someone with the skintone NC20...not NC10. :( That was strike one. Strike two came about when I noticed how obvious this looked on me. It's not just a case of a wrong color match...it's also a texture issue. Even in the photos you can see it sinking into my pores. I could spot it from a mile away. As for strike 3? This is just too heavy. I've learned that I need liquidy, light foundations. This has too much coverage & thus looks unnatural. I know coverage is a good thing, but the cake-face look is not.
This isn't a positive review yet at the same time I wouldn't say this is a *horrible* foundation. I don't do well with creme formulas in general. I can, unfortunately, say with confidence that there are worse ones on the market.
If you have oily skin, good texture, small pores, & can find a color match...THEN I would reccomend Revlon CS Whipped.
One of my HG foundations. The first time I wore this, I was surprised at how good it looked at the end of the day. I have oily skin and range between NC30-35 with olive/yellow undertones and the color I use is 320 Warm Golden which is a perfect match. I love how matte it looks even without a setting power and that it lasts all day. The formula is more of a 'whipped' formula than a cream foundation. The only thing I dislike is that packaging-way too bulky and heavy for something that has less than 1 fluid oz. The packaging could be smaller and more convenient for travel/use. Overall, a great foundation I'd repurchase again and again.
Im NC15 with olive undertones. I have oily skin with imperfections. I wear the color BUFF. Ivory is way too pink and light. Buff is a tad to light but I just set it with some bronzer. I usually wear Estee lauder double wear. I was searching for a foundation with the same long-lasting formula but not as thick. Revlon whipped is lighter in coverage and feels lighter on the skin. Its not as dry as ELDW which is good and bad. ELDW sets and does not budge or transfer. Whipped transfer. Ever if I set it with powder :/ But whipped looks more natural. I have rather oily skin, and I work in an office with AC in front of a computerscreen. My skin hates computers :P and it fights back by getting oily after lunch. This is my routine every morning: Biore face milk spf 50, murad oil control mattifyer, mac prep and prime spf 50 (old formula) and after foundation I use mac blot powder and UD setting spray. When I use eldw, I dont have to touch up. But When I use whipped I have to blot and powder after lunchtime. But I really like how this looks on the skin, its natural and a bit dewy. It has great coverage too. The packaging sucks.. The lid broke after the 2nd use. So I transferred it into a platic jar with a better lid.
This is the first Revlon foundation I've used, overall I like it. The coverage is nice and the finishing look is really smooth. I like that it doesn't give a mask/cakey look, which is good. I don't have horrible skin in the first place. I do that T-zone, oily nose and forehead, but I do moisturize before application. I use the color 320 Warm Golden, I think is a little too light, but I make it work with the L'Oreal Mineral Foundation on top. Hopefully they will come out with more colors, and I would definitely repurchase!
This foundation gives pretty decent coverage, however even a thin layer feels very heavy on my skin and throughout the day it tends to settle into my pores and make them more noticeable. The packaging is absolute crap, I'd purchased this a second time due to the cap on my first tin breaking, and the second cap broke within the second day of me using the new one. I'd recommend this for the winter season because it's too heavy, for my preferences, in the summer. :)
I actually really like this foundation! I typically just use pressed powder, but I wanted something that would provide a little more coverage on those days my skin needs a little more help. This foundation looks really nice. It feels a little heavy and sticky at first, but after setting it with some powder and waiting about 10 minutes, I couldn't feel it on my face anymore. I do find the packaging a little misleading, I feel like the price is more for the heavy glass than the product itself. But the good think about a jar is you can scoop out every last bit :).
I was previously using Almay Clear Complexion foundation, which contains .6% salacylic acid. But now that it's summer where I live (and in a humid beach town, mind you), I've noticed that cream products hold up better on my combo/dry skin. My skin is acne prone and prone to dryness due to the topical acne medications I'm using now (persagel 10 and a prescription). I get a few breakouts, only a few blemishes at one time, but right now I have a big zit on my chin that is nearly impossible to fully conceal. Sigh. I also have a lot of hyper pigmentation left over from my acne. The Almay foundation really only worsened my dryness. While it looked lovely on and offered light to medium coverage, it really isn't for me this time of year, since for some reason humidity causes my skin to dry out. I picked this up, finally, after hearing loads about it on here, on youtube, and in magazine articles.
It comes in a sleek but heavy black jar with a nice shiny black lid. I for one actually really like the packaging. Yes, it's a bit unnecessary to have so much extra glass on the jar, but it looks and feels expensive.
The product itself is a fun texture! It's sort of like a mousse hybrid. Remember the dream matte mousse from Maybelline? It's like that, but a thicker consistensy and less oily. It's really nice, actually. Compared to the new Covergirl whipped foundation, this one seems to have a thicker texture and is less oily. I feel like the CG one is in between this one and the dream matte mousse in terms of texture. This one is also less oily than the CG one.
I have the lightest shade, 110 ivory, and it's a great match, almost *too* light for me now that I have a bit of color and am not stark white anymore. For winter, I feel like it will match perfectly. This is great for pale girls like me! There is also a wide range of shades to choose from, but you may need to purchase two if you're in between shades because there are a lot of gaps in the shades (meaning that 110 is much lighter than 150).
I apply it by dipping a clean finger into the pot and dabbin three-five spots on each cheek and three on my forehead and one on my chin and blending in with a sponge (knock off beauty blender) or my elf flat top powder brush. It gives medium coverage (more than the Almay one) and looks nice. I have to let it set for about ten minutes, so I do my eye makeup before going in with concealer (coverblend by exuviance multi function concealer spf 15) on any marks that are showing through. I don't set it with a powder because on me, all powders looks cakey and make me look dry...almost ashy, in a way. Another way I like to apply it for more coverage is take my real techniques stippling brush and dip it in the pot, then stipple the product all over my face and down my neck. I find that this gives nicer coverage and a more even look, however, it can look streaky, so it takes a little blending.
Wear time is all day for me, maybe a touch up here and there if I touch my face. It controlls oil well and doesn't cling to my dry patches. There is also no detectable scent once on the skin. In the pot, it smells...odd. The only way I can think to describe it is like the beach. If you've ever stayed in a beach house and gone outside at like seven in the morning, you know what I'm talking about. Seagulls, shells and the ocean come to mind with this. Believe me, it's much less pleasent smelling in the jar than it is at the actual beach.
Overall, I actually prefer this to the Almay one. Better coverage and color for me. I like the texture, packaging, and it's pretty easy to apply. One downside it that the glass jar makes it hard to carry traveling, it's something I'd probably need to throw in my traincase vs carrying it in my bag with most of my other makeup on the plane with me. The origional colorstay breaks me out, so we'll see what this one does. But I definitely prefer this to the origional-- not nearlly as cakey or heavy feeling. I can bearly feel this one on. Reccommend.
UPDATE: I now apply this with my knock off beauty blender by prescision beauty (love). I wet it first, squeeze out the excess water, let it sit for around five minutes while I wash mah face and all that good stuff. Then I dip my finger into the jar and some product on the bottom of the spone and kind of bounce/stipple it onto my face. It give a flawless natural look to my skin, and it *never* looks cakey. As if that wasn't reat enough, my skin has improved since using this. Less breakouts, scarring fading gradually. It also lasts all day on my skin (dry, but gets greasy in hot hot weather due to my makeup melting off). I really love this. I'm not sure if I've mentioned this above, but I have the color 110 (the lightest shade) and I am like...paper white. This is a great match for me.
This packaging is all about style over substance. A heavy glass jar holds very little product, is hopeless in your handbag, and is easily dropped (trust me I did it wrecking my basin, bench and floor tile). I have no idea if the product is good or not as it is now in the rubbish, along with the broken jar.
A tube just like the testers might not be as pretty but it would be way better.
BEST FOUNDATION EVER. I'm so glad I discovered this. It made my skin look gorgeous and it lasts long! Do not hesitate to try. I was so impressed considering it was not expensive at all.
I've used this foundation for months, and have applied it every which way possible. I've found the best way to apply it is with a stippling/buffing foundation brush. However, I feel that no matter how little product I use, this cakes. It is just too heavy and leaves such a thick-feeling mask on my face, I can't handle it. It does make my face look flawless, but it doesn't look like skin by any means. It also takes quite awhile to set properly, and smells like paint. I usually don't care about if a product smells, but I can literally smell this on my face throughout the day. For the price, I think there are better drugstore foundations out there, and certainly much better higher end ones as well. I tried this and wanted to love it, but it just wasn't meant to be.