I have bought this once before in the summer and went to re purchase it and was sad to see that the lightest shade was gone. Blah there was already very limited colors! It could also be my Walmart. Although I am always in the ivory shade range I still purchased this because it didn't seem too dark. I got it in the color buff. It looked dark at first but to my surprise I actually liked the color it matches me pretty well. Anyway I like this product. A little goes a long way and this is medium-full coverage. It isn't drying and although others say they get a matte finish ..I find it's more of an in-between. I really like the finish it's smooth and makes my skin look healthy. It has a scent but I don't mind it and I don't smell it all day as I do with covergirl products (some of you may know exactly what I mean! lol) It's one of the most long lasting foundations I have tried from the drug store. It didn't break me out at all or dry my skin. The packaging is bulky and I hate sticking my finger in there... But I dot my finger a little on top and then dot around my face and blend with my stippling brush.. I actually like this quite a bit. A lot more than the liquid colorstay, it makes your face look creamer and blends better and is not as drying (to my surprise i thought a mousse would be bad for my skin) Will repurchase :)
This felt like super slippery silicone going on, and that should have been an instant red flag for my acne prone skin. Sure enough, within a week this was making me break out. This also his pretty sheer coverage compared to regular colorstay foundation. I ended up returning this.
I desperately wanted to like this product! Hearing the raving reviews from work colleagues I had high hopes, unfortunately this foundation isn't for me.
Trying to find the right shade was a nightmare, I'm stuck between two shades and settled for 'warm golden' (320). When I first applied it, I really thought my skin did look air brushed and perfect. However as it dried the flawless texture of my skin disappeared. It looked sort of cakey and as if it was just sitting on the top of my face. No matter how much I blended it (& I've tried brushes, fingers, sponges - you name it!) it just doesn't suit me.
Also I think part of the problem is that it isn't really suited for dry skin types (even though I prime, prime, prime!) this foundation highlighted my dry areas and was anything but flawless.
However, the texture of the foundation felt lovely and the glass jar is something I liked! (I know that's what put a few people off). I'm sure this foundation for those who are blessed with already near perfect skin would give you a stunning complexion but unfortunately it doesn't work for me!
This is just another product that I wish I could love. I like the original Revlon Colorstay foundation but I would always have to mix shades as I couldn't find a suitable match as my skin tone. I decided to try the Whipped foundation because I had read other reviews claiming it was amazing so I thought I'd give it a try. I originally purchased Sand Beige thinking that it would be a good match (you have to guess because its impossible to see through the thick glass) but I was a shade off and returned it for 150 Buff. I was so happy when I tried 150 on and it was the perfect shade for my skin! It doesn't oxidize like how I found Colorstay does. It goes on great, very smooth and doesn't dry too quickly so you have enough time to blend it and it gives a really nice airbrushed finish. It covered my acne hyper-pigmentation perfectly. I found, like many reviewers, that the best way to apply it was with warmed fingers and it kind of melts into your skin that way. I had purchased a new face wash at the same time as this foundation and I had convinced myself that it was the face wash that was causing my skin to breakout, but sadly enough, it was the foundation all along. Even though the packaging isn't the most sanitary and it is on the more expensive side of drugstore products I still love the way it looks on my face, but not the acne that comes along with it. I think that if you don't struggle from breakouts like me and are looking for a medium coverage foundation then this is perfect for you, but if you can breakout from products I advise you to approach this product with caution. I really wish that the product could work for me.
I have light yellow toned skin that can be rather dry and sensitive. I am around an NC20, MUFE HD 117, and Fairly Light in Bare Minerals. I look for a foundation that doesn't look heavy/cakey, doesn't break me out, and has some lasting power. I tend to be a bit of a make-up snob when it comes to foundations. I have never found a drugstore foundation that worked well with my skin for one reason or another.
For the record, I HATED the original Colorstay for Normal/Dry skin. It looked grey and mask-like on my skin, it also made me itch. I read so many reviews on this foundation claiming it was more natural looking so I gave this foundation a try in the shade Buff and it is a pretty close match. Ideally it would be a bit more yellow but in reality it is more neutral. With clean fingers I apply a few dabs of the foundation to my face and use my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush to buff this into my skin. The finish is neither matte or dewy, but a nice in between. The coverage is very build-able which is a huge plus for me. I look for light-medium coverage foundations, I would prefer people think I look nice instead of thinking my makeup looks good. This can be built up for fuller coverage. I do apply a second layer on spots that need concealing. I have not used a primer with this yet and really don't have a need to. This makes my face looks flawless, doesn't sink into lines or pores, and lasts all day (anywhere from 8-12 hours for me). I even took a nap in this foundation and my face still looked great when I woke up. I do see where this could be a bit drying on my skin, but I use a nice moisturizer that prevents that (Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Day Lotion).
Overall, I think this foundation is definitely worth a try! I was pleasantly surprised by this foundation and plan on repurchasing.
EDIT 3/1/2013: During some of the harsher winter months, this foundation was just too dry/matte for my skin. I've gone through two jars and still think this is a great product that lasts all day but I like a bit more of glow to my skin. I will give this product another go in the summer months.
****ABOUT MY SKIN****
I have normal-dry skin. Dry around my chin and nose, pretty much normal everywhere else. I don’t really have acne (just a few acne scars), but I have horrible hyper-pigmentation and redness on my cheeks (which requires a medium-full coverage foundation to cover it up).
--I am an NC15 by MAC, and a "Gobi" in NARS Sheer Glow
--I have very pink undertones to my skin, so I go for a neutral or yellow toned foundation (but never pink) to cancel out the redness in my skin
--In terms of shades, I chose shade ‘Buff 150’ in this foundation, which is the lightest shade of this foundation I found in Australia. It's a pretty good colour match for me!
This foundation is kind of like a thick crème consistency. That’s the best way I can think of to describe it. It’s different to any other foundation I have tried. It’s not a liquid or a mousse, but very thick and creamy.
This product has a semi-matte finish IMO. Not quite completely matte, but definitely not dewy either.
I have found that the best way to apply this foundation, for me, is to use my fingers. The warmth in your fingertips helps melt the thick creamy product better in to your skin. And I think for such a thick foundation, application is key. After I blend it over my face with my fingers, I then take a damp beauty blender and work that all over the foundation to perfect it. This has worked best for me in terms of application for this foundation (and any thick creamy foundation)
--The foundation provides medium, buildable coverage. Some say that this has full coverage, but on my skin it’s medium (as I can still see all of my freckles and redness after 1 layer of this)
--The cream consistency allows it to blend very easily in to your skin
--Doesn’t dry as quickly as the original Revlon Colorstay foundation. You actually have time to blend this one out and you don’t have to worry about it getting patchy/not blending properly
--Doesn’t look cakey unless you apply an extreme amount of this stuff
--Even though it’s so thick, it still feels reasonably light on the skin, and doesn’t feel oily or greasy (even though it’s so thick and creamy)
--The staying power of this foundation is great! Not sure if it’s quite 24 hours (never had to wear my foundation that long), but it definitely lasts on my skin all day until I need to take it off!
--Has an SPF of 20. Now, that's what it says on the jar of the one I bought (and I live in Australia), but I've heard that ones in America have no SPF, which is odd. So I can't really comment of that...
--This foundation stays on during sweat and heat, a huge plus in a hot country!
--Tends to not sink into pores or fine lines too much, looks really nice on the skin!
--This foundation is a little drying. I think it will work best for people with normal/combination/oily skin. Definitely not for those who have dry skin. This looks fine on my normal-dry skin initially, but within an hour or so I can see it emphasized dry patches on my nose and chin (looks a little flakey).
--The jar is so darn heavy and huge, so obnoxious! You could probably bludgeon someone to death with it (I hope I’m not giving anyone any ideas =/ .. ) Anyway, there is just no need for this jar! It’s so hard to store and travel with! Just completely unnecessary! In Australia, we are allowed to test most of the drugstore products (this one is no exception). And the testers for these foundations come in normal squeezy tubes, which are so much smarter and easier to use than these huge murder weapons!
--The foundation has a lot less product than it looks like it has, and less product than most foundations have (most foundations have 30ml/1 fl.oz of product, but this foundation has 23.7ml/0.8 fl.oz
--This stuff is so expensive in Australia! $34.95! Ridiculous
I will repurchase this, and I do recommend it for everyone who doesn’t have extremely dry skin and wants medium-full coverage with long lasting power! It’s a really nice foundation that looks beautiful and natural on your face!
I took 1 lippie off because of the the fact that it does dry my skin out a little..
Pros: Natural looking, even with thick-ish consistency
VERY GOOD STAYING POWER, less touch-ups needed
Cons: Bad packaging! Huge,heavy glass container is very inconvenient.
The only way to get out the product is to use your fingers or something else to scoop it out of the jar.
The plastic part on the inside of the lid broke when I twisted it too hard and now it is impossible to screw on properly.
Price was a bit higher than expected-around $14, however there is ALOT of product and you don't need much to cover your face.
The product works very well for my oily skin and I only wish the packaging was better.
Well, this product has let me down.
I've seen all the hype on Youtube and on here, and I figured ah, why not. I LOVE the original colourstay liquid. However, the whipped failed to impress me.
I will give it credit for it's texture though, it's very light, almost mousey and feels nice on my skin once I apply it.
However, as soon as I set it with powder, it's like the product slips and slides around....and I use a primer and wait for the foundation to settle before setting it.
So I figured, ah okay I'll see how it goes on throughout the day. A few hours later, it made my skin look SUPER dry and cakey, and I have oily-combo skin. It seemed to fade on spots that I need covered.
But...I'm pretty sure it broke me out! Once I started using it, after a few days I found that I was getting spots around my nose and mouth....NOT CUTE.
Anyways, looks like I'll be sticking with my original liquid version.
All I can say is WOW! Covers the brown spots / freckles no other foundation(Rimmel, Loreal, Revlon Colourstay) could and did not need powder to get a nice finish. Truely pleased and kinda shocked too.Texture is very different from anything I have had. Who cares when the results are this remarkable?
UPDATE: This foundation does not need powder to set it so would say thats a plus for anyone over 40 as powders can age you.
I'm NC 25 and I purchased Buff and it looked way too light and then I switched to Beige and it matches better. The consistency is thick but I find it easy to blend.