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 >>
The coverage for this product is fantastic and it stays on for a long time. However, the finish isn't very natural and can appear shiny. It is really good, however, when worn with some sort of powder on top that sets it.
This is the first product that (finally) compelled me to write a review. Aside from being *extremely* oily, I am also quite acne prone. I work in the cosmetics industry so I am very hesitant to try "mass" products; but I've read so many reviews I couldn't pass it up for the price. Not to mention salicylic acid is a big ingredient plus for my skin type. I like a FULL coverage and using a stippling brush, I was able to build it up to a look I'm pleased with. I wouldn't consider this to be whipped cream in my own words as it isn't light and airy; but more of a gel - where it covers, but is breathable - if that makes sense. With the interesting texture, I don't use a primer. I did some experimenting, but have just preferred it without & used a finely milled loose powder to fill in any areas of noticeable pores. Normally any full coverage foundation starts to lift and separate on my oily skin within a few hours, not with this. I haven't experienced any breakouts either. I'm using the fairest shade, 110 Ivory which suits me, but I am fair, not porcelain, so truly light girls wouldn't have luck with the shade range at this point in time. Ideally I wish I could go with one shade lighter as I did get slight oxidation, but luckily it was minimal & didn't get too warm #orange#. The jar packaging concerns me for the sake of hygiene, but all in all, a lovely product. I have repurchased, and even gave one to my mother. Also, after confessing some secrets of cheap product use with a coworker, she was using it too with her very dry skin type.
I can't decide if I like this product or not. I'm a big fan of the original Revlon Colorstay and have been using it for a few years now. When the whipped version was released, I was excited to try it, especially since it is SPF free and I have been looking for a foundation that photographs well for awhile now. The texture is really strange; it's similar to pudding and not light and fluffy like you'd think. The colors are also a bit different. In the winter I use the original Revlon CS in Buff. This version is a bit lighter, but the next shade up is too dark. I definitely need to use bronzer with this.
The first time I applied this foundation I used my fingertips. It smoothed over my skin with ease but I just generally don't like applying makeup that way because it's far too time consuming to get it into every nook and cranny. The next few times I used a wet sponge but found I had to apply way too much to get the desired coverage. Finally, I started using my Sonia Kashuk flat top buffing brush to work it into the skin and that gave a the best coverage and finish for my preference. The finish is definitely more satin than the original, which I like. However, this formulation feels quite heavy on the skin to me and it doesn't seem to ever set completely. It's also not as long lasting and transfer resistant as the original, and the coverage is lighter (medium). It also weirdly feels a little more drying on my skin, maybe because of the BHA in it, but doesn't control oil as well . This was a bit of a disappointment. I'll probably stick the original Colorstay unless I'm in a hurry and just want to buff something onto my face quickly to go out for a few hours.
Let me start off by saying my skin type is definitely combination/oily. I get dryer around my nose and oily on my forehead and chin. I range in-between an NC40 and NC42, as I think I can pull off both as long as I balance it out with a lighter (or darker) powder. I have Revlon whipped foundation is Natural tan. It isn't the perfect shade for me, as my skin tone is a little more golden/yellow, but it's what works best for me (I think). This foundation is reaaaally my favorite drugstore foundation of all time. I've only tried neutrogena healthy shine and l'oreal true match, both were waaaaaaaay too dewy/greasy/oily for me. But this foundation is a God send! The finish is probably what I like about it the most. It's the PERFECT, and I really mean PERRRRR-FECT finish. It's matte with a suble GLOW. Do not mistake GLOW for SHINE/OILY/GREASY. Cause this foundation is NOT oily/shiny/greasy AT ALL. It truly delivers beautiful, natural looking results. It blends sooo nicely and feels so silky soft on your skin. I use my ELF powder brush to work it into my skin and OMG- it looks ahhhmazing.
My skin: NC20-25, Acne-Prone and VERY Oily
I thought my hg foundation was the original liquid formula of revlon colorstay, because i loved the medium-full coverage it gives me, the lasting power and oil control. After hearing all the good reviews I picked up this foundation in Sand Beige (same shade as the original), which matches my skin, although the undertones are more neutral than yellow but nothing a powder and bronzer can't fix.
This foundation surprisingly controlled my oil even better than the liquid version did! I usually have to blot my face every 2 hours and with this one I only had to blot once the entire day! I was VERY impressed!!! :D
Also, I have to mention that the formula is so much more comfortable to wear, and easier to blend. It doesn't dry as fast and it looks more natural on my face. Keeps my face looking flawless and looks great from the moment I put it on until I take it off at night. I am very glad I got this foundation because it is now my new favorite!!!
I bought this foundation because a girl I work with wears it and I frankly had no idea she had bad skin until I saw her without it!! My primary skin issues are huuuuge pores, blackheads, little red bumps, and minor rosacea on my nose. I disagree with the reviews on here that it supplies no coverage and looks overly done. I usually do about 3 thin layers and my skin looks dewy, smooth, and naturally perfect. Maybe it doesn't look too done because my skin's young? I apply it by dipping three fingers on both hands into the tub, and putting little dots all over my face. I then blend it out and repeat. Sand beige is literally my color. You can't tell the difference between the makeup color and the actual color on my skin. I can even smooth it on my red knuckles and burn marks on my arms and it blends right into the rest of my skin. This makeup smooths out my fine lines and pores and makes me look like I actually have great skin!! I've found that wearing primer with this foundation makes it feel to slick. That's a major plus for me because it works great without primer, and practically all primers clog my pores. I'm pretty sure this product contains silicone, but it doesn't clog my pores nearly as much as primer does. A major downside to this foundation is that it absolutely reeks. The regular Colorstay foundation smells like acrylic paint, but the whipped foundation has an indescribable scent that is just awful. It smells like some kind of cooking product, kind of reminds me of Pam or something. It was seriously nauseating the first couple of days I wore it, but it was unnoticeable after that. Don't worry, the scent isn't detectable (I had a few friends sniff my face and all they could smell was my perfume), but it has a knack for lingering in your nose for a while. In conclusion, this foundation may not work for everyone, but it definitely works for me. :) I would recommend giving it a shot if you have normal or combination skin like me (I'm usually normal, but around my pd. I get oily on my forehead and chin), no major skin discoloration or acne, an appropriate skintone for what's available, and if you can stomach disgusting scents for a little while!!