Initially I found Colorstay Whipped to be way too thick and mask-like when applied with my hands (although that's what is recommend). It also doesn't help that I bought the wrong shade. I am NC20, and I bought Buff. It's about a full shade too light and also too pink for me. Despite the color being off, this foundation applies really well with a dense stippling brush. I *very* lightly tap it on to well moisturized skin and then gently buff it out. I then go back and just tap a little extra onto any spots that need more coverage. It looks much more natural and sheer this way and it wears evenly throughout the day. So far I've had no irritation or break outs. When I find the right shade, this has potential to be a new favorite for me.
I really wanted to like this foundation after I read its reviews on MUA, but it unfortunately didn't work so well for me. My skin broke out after using the OCM, and it hasn't really been the same since. I started using this about three weeks ago, hoping that the "full" coverage would conceal my stubborn remaining acne and dark spots. It probably has 80% coverage, which is nice, but the finish is very strange. I use Hourglass primer, and this makeup lasts, but it ends up looking like a combo cream/powder finish. That didn't bother me much at first, but then I started breaking out in new pimples. This is the only product I've been using that's new in my routine so it has to be the culprit. If my skin was normal and actually liked me, this would be a great foundation. But it didn't work well for me and I won't be repurchasing due to my new pimples (sigh).
I really liked this foundation at first because it stayed on all day long and really kept the rest of my makeup on as well. I dont really like the packaging, it's heavy and sort of messy. But it wasn't really a big deal. I have been using it about 2 months now and I really want to just throw it away. My face began to break out badly so to combat the acne I began using an acne treatment that dries out my skin. Not necessarily flaky dry but nonetheless pretty dry. Once my skin became like this I noticed the foundation really made the dryness of my face stand out and throughout the day it felt like it continued to dry out. This foundation just didn't work with my dry skin so I will not be repurchasing.
I really like this foundation! I hated the normal colorstay liquid foundation, but the whipped is much better for my dry, acne-prone skin. It lasts nicely all day, and is still on in the morning if I forget to take my make up off before bed! It has a good medium coverage, and blends well. It did take me a while to find the best way to apply it and I found that a stippling brush works beautifully with this product. Feels kind of sticky alone, but can be fixed with a soft loose powder.
I purchased the shade 'Buff' as I wear Buff in Revlon Colorstay and I'm a MAC NC15 for reference too. After going through 1/3 the jar over the last few months I have finally retired this foundation to the junk drawer. I can appreciate why people like this foundation as it's very creamy, blends like a dream, provides medium coverage, and sets to a lovely satin-matte finish. My own personal experience, I found the 'Buff' shade to have a rather strong gray undertone that left me looking kind of flat and dead, I tried to counter act this gray tone with warming up my complexion with other products such as primers, powders and blushes, but still often asked 'are you feeling ok today?' whenever I wore this foundation. Seriously who wants to wear make-up to make them look worse or sick?? lol! I did look into the 'Ivory' shade, but it's way too pink for my neutral complexion. I did find this foundation didn't last all day on my skin either, plus transfers easily onto anything coming in contact with face. When it comes to Revlon I'll stick with the original colorstay foundation, until they release another foundation that I'll be sucked into buying.
This is a little thick but I like the coverage. I made the mistake of buying Medium Beige first and it was way too dark. The problem with drugstore makeup is you have to guess which shade is best. You need to pick a lot lighter than you think. I bought it again in Sand Beige and this was much better (I'll be able to use the Medium one in summer). Overall, it is a nice foundation but more of a thicker feel. It does blend out nicely, though.
This was okay, but I won't be using it anymore. First off, I'd say it's only medium coverage--full if you layer. Second, it is NOT a matte finish. More like a satin one.
The reason why I won't use it anymore is it accentuates my dryness. It also felt thick and mask-like. I think Revlon foundations are extremely overrated.
I have this foundation in the color 250 medium beige. The coverage is medium to full on my combination skin, and I use a very small amount. Overall its not a bad foundation but I was surprised how oily it becomes on my nose/chin area during the day. I've used it with primer and without, either way it does settle in fine lines right after application so extra blending til it sets and powdering is a must for me. Original colorstay in oily/combo is a better fit.
I don't like this foundation. I can't find a good match to my skin tone. But worst of all it is oily and looks mask like and shows my cheek pores where my Wet n Wild TM does not. In short, this foundation AGES me. I should have known better. I tried Revlon's traditional Colorstay foundation and that didn't work for me either. (I am currently using Neutrogena Healthy Skin and will keep this one.)
As for the Colorstay line their eyeliner twist-up pencil is a grail product.
I say I'm around an NC17 with neutral-yellow undertones and Buff matches me very well. Revlon says it is cool-toned, but it definitely has yellow in it, perhaps not enough for those who have definite yellow undertones though. Other people who have reviewed this foundation also found Buff matched NC15.
I don't recall how much I purchased this for, but I know it was around $15/16 at Shoppers Drug Mart. Luckily there were testers at my local Shoppers, so I was able to colour match myself.
I find I have the best finish with fingers. Through this method, I get light-medium (leaning on the medium side) with a satin finish. It is quite annoying how you have to dip your fingers into the jar, but there is really no better option IMO. I imagine an airless pump would work second-best, but it would take a lot of pressure to squeeze the product because this formulation is just soo THICK. It does truly feel like a thickened Cool Whip. I would make the suggestion for Revlon to include a spatula with this product. Like others have stated, it takes a little bit longer to sit than other foundations these days but I just do my eyebrows, blush and concealer before I set it.
I have combination skin and I found that for a formulation that had such great staying power, it did not emphasize my dry flakes at all. I would say this lasts 8 hours on me (without primer) before my oil starts breaking through. However, it is not horrible and it is not necessary to blot until I wear it a bit longer. This is super impressive!! A+ in my book.
If you have combination to oily skin that wants a foundation that doesn't make you look super made up with medium-ish coverage, this is for you.