When I first applied this to my face, i hated the texture (and basically everything about the makeup itself). The packaging is heavy and bulky, just not necessary. But, after using if for a month, I found that it wore beautifully throughout the day. It gave me a satin finish without being oily (and I have oily skin) I had to play around with the application, but found that using a stippling brush worked best with this foundation. I find myself reaching for this over my high end foundations. Love it!
This is ALMOST HG for me. The thing is, I haven't got a HG...yet. I thought I had it with Revlon Colorstay Stay In Place but they started looking mask-like and sedimenting on my face. Oxidises quite a bit too and I looked dark and a total mess at the end of the day.
Revlon Photoready was easier to apply, doesn't oxidise, more dewy-looking but makes me look like a glitterball. The glitter specks can't be seen unless up close, but i does nothing for my oily skin. Makes me 10x oilier from afar.
I decided to switch to Estee Lauder Double Wear this time, after trying hard not to buy higher end foundations. It worked like a gem...at first. 2 main gripes about this 1) makes me so oily by mid-day, even blotting doesn't help. 2) Makes me pasty-white on all photos with flash!!
I stuck with it because I seldom take photos with flash anyway. The oiliness really bothered me but still not enough for me to make a switch, since I didn't have anything to switch to!
Revlon came up with their photoready Airbrush foundation which was the worst. Does nothing to your face. light coverage, melts off with any sweat...basically you're better off without any foundation.
Now on to this product, I was soooooo happy I wasn't oily at the end of the day! Beats estee lauder's hands down! Didn't realise how much the oiliness could be attributed to estee lauder's foundation till today. I guess my face isn't such an oil slick after all!
My only gripe for this is the color range! Especially in my country (Singapore), we only have 4 shades - nude, medium beige, warm golden, and caramel. I'm an NW25 and warm golden for revlon colorstay works for me (but with pink undertones) and this is even worse. More pink undertones than revlon colorstay warm golden! It's also slightly lighter which is definitely not good for me, since I find that revlon colorstay's was a bit on the fairer side already.
The next darker shade would be caramel and that's wayyyyy too dark for me. I have purchased it though (after trying it out in warm golden and finding that the pink undertones are too apparent). Hopefully with some mixing, or using the caramel for the sides of my face and nose, I'll be able to work something out. Will update in due time!
Can't wait to try it out soon :) I'm also a swimmer so I'll let you all know if it's waterproof, because I seldom take off all my makeup just for swimming...I just jump right in!
I bought this in the summer, so I did not really get a chance to wear it too much. However, I love the formula of this foundation! This is a thick, whipped foundation. Since it is thicker than usual foundations, I have been using it since winter time is coming and it's great! I recommended it to a friend & she loved it! It provides great coverage without looking too cakey. The only bad thing is when I tried to pour some out to my hand so I can dip my brush, it is kind of stuck (since it is whipped) so it just stays there.. haha. Please note that I am a person who wears minimal makeup and do not like the feeling of putting on foundation (usually I use BB cream) .. but I love this!!
Reference: Winter: MAC NC44; Loreal N 6.5
Very Yellow-Toned, Very Oily
Revlon Colorstay: Toast (neutral toned)
BACKGROUND:I love the formulation of the product! Personally I have had horrible experiences with Revlon foundations and I especially hate the original Colorstay foundation. For those who are in the color Toast in revlon- order this shade on Target.com!!!!!!! For some reason Toast does not appear on the Revlon website and is not sold in stores, even thought I was able to order it- sigh another reason why their product line frustrates me them.
Super smooth easy to apply and looks flawless. Has a lot of silicones which does help with the look of the foundation.
The foundation color is very neutral toned for my very warm/yellow/olive toned so I use Ben Nye Banana powder to warm up the shade as well as my Covergirl Bronzer in Brown Bronzed to add to yellow tones to the foundation look.
For those breaking out from long-wearing foundations in general- I can almost guarantee that you are not removing the product properly. Products like this and MAC items, you have to remove with an oil based product like Pond's Cold cream!! I too used to break out from a lot of those foundations but with the addition of a heavy duty makeup remover; my life my has changed and my acne is non-existent (FYI I've suffered from severe acne for 14 yrs).
I've never liked the feeling of having foundation on, feeling like a birthday cake. This foundation I actually like, in small quantities. I apply it with my finger on my nose and chin, and a dot on the center of my forehead. You only need a tiny amount.. It's a very thick and creamy texture and is about medium coverage. It glides on your skin and blends flawlessly. It leaves your skin Demi-matte, not oily or greasy, but with a slight glow. I like the look it gives my skin. I think this is better for winter time, since it's a think a thicker foundation, it would melt in summer, and best for normal, combination, and oily. On dry skin, this product stands out. I had a dry patch, and this product accentuated it a lot. Overall, good foundation, I like using this in concentrated areas, only where I need it, rather than putting it all over. I know it's good if I don't mind the feeling. I can't even feel it's on at all! :) Yay! No birthday cake!!
Hmmm. I'm not sure what to think of this.
Pros: blends very well. Light finish, not cakey. Doesn't settle in fine lines. Natural looking, not too shiny or too matte.
Cons: it really doesn't cover that well, despite thick texture. It's weird. It sort of blends in very easily and sinks in... but then I still need to use a lot of corrector to cover acne scars and my undereye circles. Most foundation covers this stuff at least SOMEWHAT this one: not so much. It does sort of even my skin tone a bit... and makes the texture look a bit nicer.
I would really prefer a pump bottle on this. Even if you do wash your brushes/sponge whatever it's still kind of gross to me to dip into it every day.
I will say that since I applied it it seems like it has "set" and it looks very nice. I have acne prone skin so I'm waiting to see if this will break me out. I hope not. I think this would be good for someone who just wants a little "polish" but doesn't need much coverage.
I know the feeling of always buying ANOTHER product that's going to make my skin look amazing...this one actually did! I have ance covered, oily, then dry, red spots, I have it all. One day, I asked this girl with really pretty skin what she uses and she told me it was this product. I bought it and when I put it on it's like I'm a completely different person. Here's the trick: Use a foundation brush to apply it, it makes all the difference. Please take my word for it. P.S-it doesn't make me break out :)
My new lovee<3 I've always wanted to try the liquid revlon colorstay but didn't want to fuss with the traditional drugstore foundation bottles. I hate those! Anyway I love the consistency of this. It truly is whipped creme and its super blendable. Upon the initial application it looks dewy and luminous but once it sets and drys on your skin it's a soft matte. TIP: Give this at least 5 minutes to dry on your face before putting any product over it or touching it. If you touch it it will feel all slippery and smear. I apply it and wait about 5 minutes, a couple minutes longer if I have the time. The coverage is definitely medium to full but I'm sure it could be light if you use the right tool to apply. I mostly use the sonia kashuk flat top synthetic multipurpose brush with us but I'll use the RT stippling brush for lighter coverage. The sonia kashuk flat top brush is amazing for this foundation btw! Another tip: ONLY use synthetic brushes with this makeup. My shade in this is caramel, the darkest shade in this foundation as of now. Revlon really needs to add a few more shades, maybe two more dark ones and two more light ones. Okay so for you darker ladies who are about nc44/45 there is a shade in this that does not appear on the revlon website or in stores that would work for yall. It is called TOAST and you can order it online. I'm pretty sure target.com has it. I'm NC50 and I wish caramel had more yellow undertones and was a bit lighter. Carmel is neutral and a little darker than caramel in the liquid colorstay. The staying power of this is AMAZING. My nose and forehead are oily, my cheeks and chin are normal and i have a couple dry patches. I use an oil control cleanser, regular moisturizer, and a pressed powder with this. If you have really oily skin you may want to prime also but I don't. This foundation withstands oil and sweat very well, and I live in a hot and humid climate. This does transfer a bit onto my white collar but when I set it with my colorstay pressed powder there is almost no transfer. Also waiting for it to COMPLETELY dry and set before putting anything on top helps with the transfer. No, I've never worn this for 24 hrs but i truly believe that after being set this could last that long if i need it to. I find this to me very expensive for a drugstore foundation. This is cheapest at Walmart but none of the walmarts around me carry my shade, only Walgreens does. At walgreens this is around $11.99 but they almost always have buy one get one half off for this. I've seen this as high as $14. I'm still on my first jar of this and I bought it on eBay for about $11.50. It's very disappointing that being expensive this doesn't come with a full fluid ounce in the jar. I like the packaging because I don't have to pour the makeup out like with traditional bottles. I agree with other reviewers that it is hard to choose a shade by looking at the jar due to the thick glass. I wish the jar was lighter but its sturdy and looks classy and elegant. I don't mind dipping by finger or brush into this because I clean my brushes regularly and I'm the only one who uses it so for me it's not unsanitary. This is my new staple foundation, along with mac studio fix powder(: oh and if you hate using your fingers for foundation like I do other options that would work are a beauty blender, a regular latex sponge, or a synthetic brush. Inexpensive brushes that work well with this are the elf powder brush, the sonia kashuk flat top multipurpose, and the sigma flat top kabuki. UPDATE: I have realized that my shade, caramel, is too much of a muddy brown for my yellow undertones and doesn't match my neck. I have recently gotten the shade toast and I will see how that works. It appears to me a little light for me but hopefully after its blended it will be fine. Ideally my match would be a mix of caramel and toast or caramel and rich ginger. However, I am not willing to buy two of these to mix nor do I know how to mix something of this consistency. Caramel in the combo/oily formula is a near perfect match for me, despite its orangey tint, so I may just stick with that. UPDATE: I've come to the conclusion that I simply cannot choose between this and the liquid colorstay. What one doesn't have the other one does, and I use them both for different occasions. Guess I'm just gonna have to have two HG foundations(: EDIT: I have dropped down to 4 lippies. This foundation is only like 50% transfer resistance and I was hoping for better than that. Also this takes a while to dry and set. It's not a slap on-and-go type of foundation. It's best to wait for it to dry before setting with powder. Oh and the shade TOAST does NOT work for me. It's too light. I sometimes use it under my eyes or mix it with caramel just to use it all up. I would say toast is like NC42/44. I am NC45/50. I have repurchased this twice already and will continue to, in the shade caramel
This foundation SUCKS. I bought this one a whim, because of all the glowing reviews for this. I have tried A LOT of foundations, and this is one of the worst.
First off, It is THICK. But doesn't give heavy coverage. It kind of just spreads around in a patchy way and doesnt quit blend into the skin at all.(I used a Beautyblender for reference.)
'The lightest coverage, "ivory" was ACTUALLY a decent match for my fair skin. It didn't seem to have any pink or orange undertones in it is, which is virtually impossible to find in a fair foundation. So, that was a plus.
This foundation is not for skin that is even remotely dry. This made my normal/combo skin look PATCHY and CAKEY as heck. I haven't seen such a terrible foundation finish in quite some time.
Last but not least, it broke my skin out like CRAZY. I HAVE NEVER EVER HAD A BREAKOUT FROM A FOUNDATION, But after 2 days of wearing this, my face was covered in HUGE cystic zits. I had a feeling this was going to happen, because of the oily appearance this foundation has. Regret this purchase(It was expensive for a drugstore foundation, too!)
For reference: MAC NC44. I purchased rich ginger & natural tan. They both had red undertones & simply did not match my skin. The finish was nice & it was so lightweight/easily blendable. This foundations biggest downfall is that it doesn't come in many shades & unfortunately red undertones don't look good on everybody.