This is currently my favorite foundation, but to be honest my foundation changes very often as I'm always on the lookout for even better ones! I'm loving this for now though! It's a bit pricey for a drugstore foundation, but it's still well below high-end prices, and its the only drugstore foundation I'm willing to pay this much for. I'm usually a fan of liquids, but tried this on a whim when it first came out, and I was amazed by how well it worked for me. The shades in this cream foundation match my skin so much better than the normal Revlon Colorstay Liquid, which I'm not a huge fan of, despite the many people who swear by it. Sand Beige matches my summer skin well, while Buff matches my pale winter skin. This foundation blends into skin amazingly, and I'd say the finish itself is very skin like. It has medium buildable coverage, not as much as the Colorstay liquid, but I find it a much nicer foundation. I still have to use concealer, but that's normal for me with any foundation because of my acne issues, scarring, dark circles, etc. This foundation looks very natural on when i apply with a stippling brush, and photographs well also. It can also be applied and carefully blended with fingers when I want heavier coverage. I'll probably be using this for a long time.
I love, love, love this foundation, and I'd love it even more if it didn't break me out. It's nice and smooth and has very good coverage. I have super oily skin, and it keeps me matte much longer than any other foundation I've used, and that's the thing I love most about it. However, it really breaks me out. I tried to ignore it at first since I love it so much, but I had to give my skin a break. I would use it everyday if it didn't break me out. That's the only reason why I wouldn't repurchase it. If you don't have sensitive or acne-prone skin, I'd really recommend it, especially if you have problems with getting oily.
First things first: I'm a clod and used this even though I KNEW it would break me out. I was hoping my new derm regimen would keep my skin clear, but I was being naive. See my notepad for more details if you want. So, the following review is based on the merits of the foundation alone, ignoring the fact that it broke me out, as some people just aren't sensitive to dimethicone like I am.
The coverage for this is excellent. Starts medium but can be built to full. I was impressed that it kept my oily t-zone relatively matte for most of the day and while it doesn't look good over dry patches (nothing does), it smoothed them out much better than other foundations I've tried. I liked the consistency quite a bit and it spread smoothly. In my experience, using my fingers was the best way to achieve a flawless look, though I would occasionally go over spots with a stippling brush just to be sure. It doesn't feel like you have makeup on, even if you build it up to full coverage. Photographs beautifully. Finally, the lasting power is insane. Without a primer (I don't use one), I got 10 or so hours. Not bad! Now, for the cons. The jar, obviously, can be unhygienic, even if you wash your hands. Not a huge fan of that. The color selection is impressive for a DS line, but I ended up settling on a shade that was a touch too warm and too dark (Sand Beige) because the others were far too light. I have a difficult skintone to match though, so you may be luckier than me. Because it is a bit thicker, you have to be very conscientious about removing it, which may turn off people who like a simple and quick skin routine. It also transferred easily, even when buffed with a setting powder. However, the pros for me outweighed the cons and I think this is a terrific foundation for combo skins. Were it not for the dimethicone, I would happily continue to use it.
This is the best foundation I have ever bought. I have tried everything from cheap drug store foundations to expensive high end foundations and have never found one that I really loved enough to keep buying over and over until I found this one. I like a full coverage/matte look to my face, but have a hard time obtaining that look since I tend to be oily in my T zone and most foundations start looking very shiny on me half way through my day. This foundation lasts ALL day for me!! My makeup looks just as fresh at the end of the day as it looked when I first applied it in the morning.
** I think it looks best when applied with your fingers.
This is definitely my "go to" foundation. I apply it with an ELF powder (flat top) studio brush and it's amazing. I get full, even coverage, and it doesn't "set" as quickly as the liquid version so I've got more time to work with it and blend out lines and such. It covers my rosacea really well and leaves me with a smooth, clean canvas to apply the rest of my makeup on. It's not as "budge proof" as the original liquid, but I still like it tons better. The jar is pretty cumbersome, but I don't usually touch up my foundation throughout the day, so it doesn't bother me. Overall, I really, really love this foundation. I'm already moving on to my 4th jar! Yesterday at the dentist, after working all day, the assistant said, "Your makeup always looks so fresh. What kind do you use?" so even after a full day of work, it was working it's magic on my red, rosacea prone skin!
I am finally writing this review after buying my second jar. The fact that I bought it again is unheard of for me! This foundation is absolutely amazing, I hope they never discontinue it! I have dry skin, no acne, but dark circles under my eyes. I am a NC25, and True Beige is my perfect match. I love the feel of this foundation, it really does feel like a creamy light mouse, it goes on smoothly and gives a pretty natural finish. It evens out my skintone, and covers my dark circles without needing concealer (I just apply a bit more under my eyes). It doesn't cause any flaking, which all concealers before this one caused. And it STAYS! I put it on in the morning, and it's still looking great by night. It's not *quite* as dewey as it was during the day, but that's my only small issue. I love that I can hug my husband without any fear of leaving my mark on his shirt. It stays even through a workout! A serious, mega sweating workout. Just dap the sweat off, and you're good to go. I just can't say enough how much I love this foundation. If you have dry, sensitive skin, please please give this a shot!
This is definetly my HG foundation! I bought this in the color 200 sand beige which is my exact skin color. The texture is really unique, I've never tried anything like it before. When you open it at first, it looks like it would be really thick and cakey on the skin. However when you apply it, it blends nicely and gives you medium to full coverage. It takes a bit more time to set then the original revlon colorstay formula, which I like. This stuff lasts on my face all day, from the minute I put it on in the morning to when I take it off in the evening! The packaging is bulky, definetly something you don't want to travel with which is a downside, but the product is so amazing that it doesn't really matter. I will for sure but this again!
OMG! I think I've found my next HG foundation after the original RC in liquid form!
This foundation makes my skin look so smooth! its honestly amazing and words cannot describe how much I already adore it and I've only just gotten it today.
This gives Med - Buildable full coverage and it honestly makes my skin look baby smooth and flawless!
The finish to this foundation IMO is satin/matte and you really don't need to set this foundation with a powder afterwards. Btw to all my NC25/30 ladies out there 250 Medium Beige works perfect for me!
I'm very pleased with the coverage, finish and shade of this product for myself. I know for very yellow toned ladies its a pain in the butt to find a right shade in this foundation and the original but I've heard Warm Golden in the whipped is suppose to be perfect for yellow toned NC30/35/37 tones as well! I wanna mention that Medium Beige in the liquid form is wayyy to light for me and the whipped version matches me great. The original CS and the whipped CS foundation definitely aren't the same as far as shade matching goes, just putting that out there.
I applied this foundation using my fingers and it works great! I've read many reviews where people mention that brushes and the BB sponge don't work as well with this foundation.
Overall, I do recommend this product and will reupdate this if my opinions change or if it breaks me out so & so.
This is a very nice foundation! It feels so light and creamy. It has coverage that's medium to full, and the sheerest it gets is medium. I usually wear Face & Body foundation because I prefer a sheer, long-wearing base, however, for photos and dressing-up occasions Colorstay Whipped Cream has a great finish. On my oily skin, it's not an all-day wear, but it does last a couple of hours before I start to melt and shine. I wouldn't purchase this again mainly because I can't stand the jar. I use a brush or a sponge for application, but I still feel like I'm putting creepy-crawlies into the makeup every time I use it. (I much prefer my foundations to be in pump or squirt bottles). Also, I bought Warm Gold but I possibly should have gotten Natural Tan or Early Tan (both of which are too "beige" for me in the Colorstay formula...so I may just be out of luck with Whipped Cream Makeup). Be warned, the outside of the jar looks nothing like the product inside.I'm C4/NC35 in MAC and #34 in MUFE Face & Body, and Warm Gold is pretty light for me. The Whipped Creme Makeup doesn't really let my natural coloring show through, so I have to make sure I cover my neck and anything else that shows with foundation so I don't have a mime face. I can pull it off for a flawless evening face, but this would never work for daytime without adding darker foundation. To me, this Whipped makeup doesn't look like skin, and no one would ever mistake it for a "natural" look, but it does have a beautiful finish and if I could find a color match it would look "flawless".
I loveeeee this foundation!!!! Well i used to use the original colorstay liquid foundation and it did good on my face also but i love this one better! I have oily acne-prone skin and it's hard to find the right foundie for me since i need one that will cover all of my acne scars and redness, also can hold up to my oiliness. This one did well! :D
I heard there are 12 shades to choose from but sadly there are only 4 color shades available in my country (Indonesia) :( and none of them really match my skin tone, i have yellow undertone and light skin. The SA suggested for ivory but the last time i bought the colorstay liquid foundation was in ivory and it was too light. But the shade that comes after that which is sand-beige (the sa said so) is too dark for my skin. So i picked ivory instead beause i don't want my face to look dull because of the darker shade foundation. But ivory makes my face kinda look pale. But maybe if i set it with darker powder it will get my color match. None of the revlon foundation really match my skin tone. Ever.
It has bouncy whipped texture, very thick. I use my finger to apply it on my face but it didn't do really well, so i decided to use the stippling brush and i think it's the best way to blend it :D it blends easily and doesn't cake my face. I only need a bit amount of it to cover my face, all of my imperfection. It hides it all. Except if you have severe acne or breakouts you'll need concealer or simply just add more of the foundation on your face it will do. So i would say it's medium to full coverage. Use stippling brush to have that full coverage finish.
The result is beautiful. Not too dewy yet not too matte. It looks natural. I got compliments today when i first wear it.
I have oily skin and after 6 hours my nose is already oily but it doesn't slide off and doesn't really show the oiliness. But after some time longer it still look good on me though.
Oh and it got salicylic acid in the ingredients which is good for acne. So it won't cause severe breakouts.
For now this is my HG. Definitely a keeper. It really worth the price. I've been using high ends foundation but none of them really satisfy me (they're really pricey to begin with), this drugstore product really worth the $17 :) i really recommend this.