Skin type: Ridiculous. Super oily in the center of my face, normal on the outskirts. Dry spots just on my active acne spots. I am very fair, have a neutral-yellowish undertone on my neck and body, but very pink on my face due to acne. Most all fair products have a pinkish undertone which makes my face shade way off from my neck and body.
Anyways, I have a love-hate relationship with this product. I have used this product as my base foundation under Rimmel's Stay Matte Powder, but I find that it doesn't cover or stay on well. That's the hate part about this product.
However, the thing that I love about it is that it is great for touch ups! Even though I use a different base power under my Stay Matte Powder, whenever I get home from my first job (5 hour shift) I dab off my current oils with toilet paper and then apply a layer of this product to my face. Then, I will set it again either with my Stay Matte Powder or with plain cornstarch (which is what all of those translucent, mineral veils are made of, except you can get a pound of plain cornstarch for a dollar!) Then my face is pretty good for the rest of the day.
I think that this product would work good for someone who doesn't have a lot on their face they want to cover and that only needs to oil blot maybe once or twice a day.
I love this foundation! Makes me look flawless and without doubt lasts all night. I'm a bartender so it's imperative that I do not look oily through out my shift. The foundation stays and lasts all night, matte look. I used the revlon liquid prior, and makeup forever, but once I switched to the revlon whipped, I will not go back!
I LOVE this foundation. My sister and I cannot get enough of it.
Even though it is a little pricey for a drugstore foundation, it is amazing.
I usually use Make Up For Ever's Mat Velvet +, which is amazing, but there's so little product for almost $40. This has great coverage and staying power. I don't even have to use a concealer with it. I have very oily skin and this holds me for about 4 hours until I need to touch up with a mattifying powder. I use an acne control moisturizer and a Murad's oil control mattifying moisturizer/primer before applying.
I use a stippling brush to apply and then i get a round sponge to pat and smooth it out.
Most people swipe their face when applying their powder, but that wipes their foundation off, pat your powder on with a fluffy complexion brush. It truly helps with mattifying and making your makeup last longer.
I bought this in the color sand beige, im more yellow toned and have dry skin. This foundation loves me, it actually stays on me and looks good. I have a hard time finding a foundation to match my color and most important is covering my slight acne scaring. This foundation does the best and I like the price cause drugstore prices are great compared to high end foundations on the market. The packaging is good too except the plastic lid on the inside can be annoying. I will definitely be repurchasing when I run out, this has replaced my Maybelline superstay foundation as my new HG foundation.
I love this foundation. I like how it's in a glass jar container. You can get the last bit of foundation out unlike the Revlon Photoready pump-style container for instance. This foundation is more like a thick cream than an actual "whipped" consistency. Since this foundation is thick, you have to apply and blend quickly. I use a buffing brush. This foundation doesn't really have a scent. I moisturize my face lightly and wait a few minutes before applying this foundation. If I don't, it could be drying to my skin. The color matches me well (I have yellow undertones) and I use the color 320 Warm Golden.
Not impressed with this one. Although my skin is not dry per se, it has a slightly rough texture due to rosacea. Even with moisturizing before this, and blending well, it actually accentuated the imperfections in my skin. Coverage was just okay; I'd have to put a petty thick layer of this on to tone down any redness.
I love this foundation.:) It gives a lovely matte affect to the skin, and truly lasts a long time. I do not use this all over evry day, I will just use in on my nose on regular days because it controls my oil nicely (if you wanna know my oil control routine, go check out my baby powder review! It really works). If I am however going somewhere formal or I just want to look really flawless, I will use this all over and apply it with my clean fingers then buff it in with a buffing brush, and set my nose and forehead with baby powder. Really nice formula, just wish it didn't come in a jar.:/
Pros: Not too difficult to apply. No smell.
Cons: Didn't blend as easily as I'd like. Found it hard to get the coverage I wanted (I have rosacea). Color was so-so. I am very fair-skinned and bought the palest (Ivory) and it was still a little dark for me. But the biggest issue is that this makeup rubbed off too easily.
I have used everything from Smashbox, Nars, MAC, etc- but I Colorstay liquid is pretty much my HG foundation, and I always regret straying. I had been using Ben Nye foundation for my contour and highlight shades, but the Ben Nye is oil-based and was not working out for my oily skin. I decided to see if I could use the whipped for my contour and highlight instead, and it's *perfect* without ruining the bullet-proof finish and endurance of the liquid foundation! YES!
I have started using the colorstay whipped as highlighter/contour instead of my cream foundation. I primer my face, apply the contour (caramel) and highlight (buff) first using an angled foundation brush. I then apply the Colorstay liquid (in buff and warm golden on the back of my hands) and apply the foundation and blend out the contour/highlight with the stipple brush. This is the technique I use:
Hint: I do add a hint of tumeric (yes, the cooking spice) powder to the BUFF shade to turn it into a very light yellow highlighter shade, FYI. It works! I grind up the powder super fine in a mortar and pestle and sprinkle in a touch at a time until it's a lovely light gold highlighter!
You do have to exfoliate well for the Colorstays to look their best, but that's true for any foundation. If your skin is on the drier side, wait 5 min or so after applying moisturizer and blotting off any excess to help that sink into your skin.
so maybe it's a little early to give an opinion, but today is the first day in years I have been truly happy with how my foundation held up. This stuff is amazing. A lot of people have said that it is hard to apply, but for me it was pretty easy. I tend to have oily skin and most every foundation I have tried has TERRIBLE staying power. Definitely have never been the girl who can go from day to night easily. I have always needed almost a full face re application I checked at lunch and it was still in place and looking good, at the end of the day there was a very slight fading and touch up needed but it was minor and taken care of with a little powder (and even then it had nothing to do with shine). Application was really pretty easy for me. Dabbed a small amount with my fingers, stipple it in with a foundation brush and then buffed it in. my biggest negative was that it was tough to choose a color. The selection was not very big and I have very olive skin with very strong yellow undertones. In general I have very difficult skin to color match and most foundations seem to be too pink. I ended up with warm golden which luckily was a perfect match for my skin. The packaging is a nice glass jar but it is big and seems a bit bulky. The glass is pretty thick which I like, but it made hard to see the product when color matching...I lucked out with there being a few open testers at cvs. 100% recommend buying!!!