This foundation has awesome coverage and staying power. I've taken it through very cold and very hot days, and it didn't fade or melt off my oily skin. It doesn't dry as matte or powdery as the original Revlon Colorstay oily line looks, although it's not dewy, either. It is still high coverage and can look slightly mask-like if you don't blend it out well enough, so if that's not your cup of tea, I'd skip this foundation. (This stuff is awesome against acne scars or redness in general!)
The heavy glass tub packaging is both beautiful and annoying because you have to scoop the foundation out of the tub with a spatula or your finger. An easy solution is to get a cheap airless pump and transfer the foundation into it. The formula feels more like a gel than "whipped", which I like! It applies easily with fingers, brushes and a sponge, although my favorite is a damp Beauty Blender.
If you have strong yellow or warm undertones, there will not be a good match for you in this line. I am very warm NC25/30 (Golden Beige is a decent but not-quite-warm-enough shade for me in the original Colorstay Oily/Combo line) and the closest I can get in the Whipped line is Medium Beige, which starts out too light on my skin and oxidizes orange. I've tried mixing it with various other foundations and it still makes all of them look orange by the end of the day, which is not flattering. I'll have to stray back to the oily/combo liquid Colorstay because the color selection in this line just annoys me.
Also, I THINK this breaks me out in cystic acne after a few times of use. I don't break out from the original Colorstay, although I've heard of people having the vice versa experience (breaking out from the original Colorstay but not breaking out from the whipped version). As always, YMMV - your skin may like this formula better than mine.
The only gripe I have with this foundation is the color selection. Revlon really does not work for NC 30-NC 35 skin. I have the same issue with Revlon colorstay in its liquid form. It is a pretty expensive drug store foundation and I haven't found that mixing two colors results in a more yellow or olive tone.
Finish: For my oily skin, the finish is demi-matte. I absolutely LOVE the finish of it! It looks natural. One thing that should be noted is that if you have dry patches on your face or flakies from a Retin-A or other chemical exfoliant regimen, this fdtn may enhance that
Coverage: Medium to full, buildable. I love the coverage. It evens out my tone unevenness just right, without looking unnatural (mask like). When I'm out at night, I can build up the coverage to get more of a flawless, airbrushed look
Wear: Very long lasting- I'd say I get about 12 hours of wear with this, possibly more. I'm oily, so long wearing foundations are a must for me. No transferring either. Also, it removes easily- that's one thing you won't get with most other long wearing fdtns. My current routine to remove my CS Whipped is to use Pond's Night Calming Makeup Removing Wipes, followed by Mario Badescu Botanical Gel Cleanser. Not a trace is left behind. Extra bonus: Revlon Whipped contains salicylic acid- YAY for us acne prone people! I've never broken out using this fdtn; if anything, wearing this fdtn, versus others, has improved my skin
Application: I've tried the Beauty Blender sponge, my Sephora mineral powder kabuki, and Sigma F80 & F84 Kabuki brushes. The brushes seem to 'eat' the fdtn up and move it around in an odd fashion (the fdtn is not the right consistency for these types of brushes, IMO). My FAVORITE way of applying CS Whipped is with my fingers. It seriously spreads like silk. It almost feels like silk, actually. I have never encountered a fdtn that blended so FLAWLESSLY like this does. It also isn't one of those super fast drying fdtns you have to rush to blend before it sets- you can take your time blending
Price: $13 USD, which is expensive for a drug store fdtn, but it performs like a high end fdtn
Shade Selection: This is the major con (in my opinion)- while there is a decent amount of shades, there is only one or two yellow toned shades in the entire collection! The rest are pink toned, but mainly beige; I'm MAC NC25 for reference and the closest I can get to a shade match is 300 Warm Golden. I mix it with my ELDW in 2W1 Rattan (just a smidgeon) to get some more yellow tones to it
Packaging: Luxurious glass jar packaging; reminiscent of Chanel packaging, so it looks pretty on your vanity, however it's not really practical for travel (good thing I don't travel much); I wash my hands like no other before applying makeup so the fact that I put my fingers in it to get product does not bother me- this will be a deal breaker for some, though
Scent: There's a slight scent but NOTHING like the original CS; the scent is neutral (not good or bad) and don't notice it once it's on my face
Overall: This is an excellent foundation, but Revlon SERIOUSLY needs to step up their game with the undertones of their fdtns. Quit giving us all GREIGES and expecting it to 'just work' for everyone. I would pay more for it if I could get a better shade match. Perhaps Revlon should incorporate MAC's system of undertones (warm and cool, but not leaving out the neutral people either). This would get a 5 lippie rating, but because of the one-size-fits-all undertones, it will get 4 lippies from me
Color selection good for drugstore brand. Product is not suitable for oily/acne prone skin, the cones in the product help it slide onto the skin and doesn't prevent it from transferring to everything else. I bought three in different colors and all three had lids that became stripped with normal wear. This really makes me wonder what is in this product to make plastic brittle. I am using normal pressure in turning and loosening the lid. I worked for a cosmetic counter. So if you are looking for a foundation that stays put,doesn't clog pores, and actually stays on...go to Lancome. I don't work for them but I do wear foundations that cost a little but more than Revlon...but for what you are paying for this...you could invest In a better foundation with help. This was not worth the high price at the drugstore in my experience.
I really like this. I haven't decided if I like this better than the original Revlon Colorstay liquid foundation for combo skin. I really love both. I think this one is better for me in the winter while the liquid is better for me in the summer. The liquid is a bit dryer while the whipped foundation may get slightly oily on me. I only say that because it seems a bit less solid on my forehead by the end of the day when it is time to take off my makeup. The whipped formula is medium to full coverage depending on how you build it. It is very buildable. I apply it with a round makeup sponge. I really would like to try the Beauty Blender (when I actually remember to buy it).
I love how this is a drugstore foundation which I normally steer clear of because of how many bad experiences I've had with drugstore foundations in the past. I got this for about 20$ CAD and was recommended it by a youtuber. I decided to try it because she said it delivers full coverage yet it didn't break her out and has a pleasant smell.
I bought this right before school started, and I have used it up until yesterday. I still have half of the jar left. I apply it with my beauty blender and I would not recommend to use your fingers or any kind of traditional flat foundation brush simply because it would not work well with this consistency.
I have noticed that this foundation (with one layer) is light coverage. You can build it up to full coverage with about one-two more layers. Maybe it's just the way I apply it (with a damp sponge). This foundation starts to wear off for me after about 6 hours. Good colour selection.
Overall, I think it is a good foundation for a drugstore brand. I have not decided whether or not I'll be finishing it now that I have purchased another foundation from sephora, but I'd hate to just leave it. I have noticed little bumps on my cheeks after I started to use this foundation, but I'm not sure if this foundation is what caused them or not. My skin is really sensitive.
I bought this at Walmart for around $10. They didn't have the lightest shade (or even a space for it), which is usually what I buy, so I went with "buff." It matches my skin color pretty well, surprisingly, but I still think a better match for my pale skin would be "ivory."
The packaging is kind of annoying because it's a tub and I really don't like it when face makeup is in a tub. The product itself is very smooth and blendable. I prefer it to the regular Revlon Colorstay, BY FAR. I have oily/acne-prone skin and this foundation works for me and hasn't broken me out, the consistency is why I was hesitant to buy this in the first place because usually that breaks me out. But it didn't! It's just smooth and awesome. It is medium coverage and lasts a very long time!
One thing I've noticed is that I do have to powder/blot every few hours to avoid shine.
this foundation is perfection. it melts into your skin and stays on and flawless for hours on end. i've worn this on a hot day to work and it didn't budge one bit - it didn't sweat off, didn't transfer, didn't anything but stay looking fab. if you're wanting a long wearing, medium full coverage foundation then i seriously suggest this one, 5/5!
This is definitely an HG Drugstore foundation! First off I love how light and airy this is while applying and on my skin. It's not heavy and not a feeling of pounds of makeup on. I apply this with the real techniques face brush. I got this in buff because I thought the ivory would be a little too pink. Buff is the perfect color in the fall/winter months, but when I have a little more sun in the spring/summer it's a little to light. I love the coverage so much it really covers my acne scars and current blemishes! It lasts quite long on my oily skin which is a major plus. The only complaint would be the packaging since the jar is very cumbersome and if it tips over the product goes to the top. Overall this is a great foundation to try if you are looking for one!
I so wanted this to work. The coverage is pretty good, color match is spot on (I'm very fair but need a yellow base, Buff works perfectly) and there is a ton of product in the jar. However, every time I use this I end up with clogged pores. Little plugs all over my face, which happen to be especially bad in my breakout prone areas. Such a shame because it delivers such a polished look while on my skin. But I'm not interested in a catch 22: wear makeup that looks perfect while it clogs my pores so I HAVE to wear makeup to cover up my clogged pores. Such a waste of money. Boooo. continued >>