I have this foundation in the color buff and its a perfect seamless match for my slimline. Its been a battle trying to find that in itself. This foundation has the texture of pudding..I have very oily acne prone skin. Though it didn't cause me to break out it only controls my oil for about four.hours till I need to blot. I have lots of red spots on my face and purple/red acne scars all along my jaw line and let me tell you lol when I solly this foundation I don't even need concealer!! I just fan a little extra on my problem areas and im good to go! I feel like this foundation is so close to my HG that I will repurchase. I just wish oil control was a teeny bit better.
I used to be a die-hard Maybelline. Dream Matte Mousse wearer for about 5 years until I woke up and said "hello? You don't have oily skin. It doesn't work for you!" So I bought this after watching several tutorials and raves about it and I am in LOVE. Definitely will be repurchasing. Best used with fingertips but a sponge gives it a more airbrushed. finish. But the packing is bulky and unhygenic. The price is a little much but since a little goes a long way I won't have to worry about repurchasing. for a while. But am I the only who gets a tingly feeling where you sweat most when wearing this? Or when you begin to wash it off your face?
This is a high quality long lasting foundation. Revlon has really proven themselves to be on par with some high end brands (think MAC, Estee Lauder, Clinique, Clarins). This foundation does what it claims and is the best value for money.
I like the jar. It looks classy and allows you to get just the right amount out with a CLEAN beauty blender. A little goes a long way so I think a pump would dispense too much and its too thick for a tube. Some people say it is heavy to carry around in a handbag but I find this foundation does not budge! You can apply it in the morning and walk out the door, leaving the jar at home.
This may be tricky and requires playing around with. Personally I found a beauty blender works best with quick dabbing motion NOT streaking. The product can dry quickly so you need to move fast. A foundation brush did not blend it out evenly enough and I hated using my fingers because my hands required alot of washing afterwards (the colorstay is no joke). It leaves a semi matte finish and does not look cakey or fake provided you worked with a light hand. I do recommend concealer if you still need to cover blemishes, instead of piling on more product. I have dry skin, and foresee that not all dry skin girls will like this product. You need to moisturise well beforehand! And do not set it with powder. It will stay put on its own (dry skin). It does not feel like a mask but your skin can feel dry if you dont moisturise properly or use some kind of hydrating primer or face spritz throughout the day. In summer this may not be needed.
By now everybody knows its long lasting but my most impressive moment came yesterday. I live in South Africa and we are just approaching Summer. It was34 degrees celcius (I dont know what that is in farenheit). I left the house at 10am, I was rushing around all day running errands, sat in my hot car (no aircon) for an hour during traffic. Heaven knows I was sweating! By 11pm when I went to wash my face, it looked EXACTLY the same as the morning. Not even the slightest fade. I also wore a white shirt yesterday and no transfer at all. Even when I purposfully rubbed the shirt against my cheek.
When to wear
This has no SPF in it and personally its too full coverage for those beach/pool days. I would wear this when I want to look my best or if Im going to be indoors all day or if I know Im going to out the house the entire day and cant touch up. The rest of the time I will stick with sunblock and concealer only.
A normal cleanser will not remove this stuff! You need to invest in a good makeup remover and probably cleanse your face twice afterwards. This has not broken me out but I can see how this might be possible if you do not wash it off adequately especially if you have coupled it with things like primer, powder, concealer etc. Ive experimented with a few makeup removers and the ones that work best in my opinion is dermalogica pre-cleanse (very expensive), Clinique take the day off balm (expensive) and Nivea cleansing wipes (cheap).
I hope this review was helpful. I gave it a lot of time and thought.
I love this foundation, great for oily skin. The packaging could be better but overall it's a good foundation, goes on smooth, color looks natural and doesn't oxidize.
This foundation is my holy grail foundation at the moment. I live in Florida, where it's 90+ degrees every single day plus 100% humidity AND I work at Disney World so I'm outside for about 8-12 hours a day.
I have really bad, oily, acne-prone skin. So it's hard to find a medium/full coverage foundation that isn't too heavy or won't slide off of my face the second it starts to get hot.
I can not stress how amazing this foundation is. It covers my acne scars and evens out my skin without being too heavy. The color range is also nice. It's not too yellow and not too pink. After setting this with powder, it will NOT move. I worked eight hours last week with this foundation on and did not need to touch it up ONCE even though I'd been in and out of the humidity all day.
I wouldn't describe it as "whipped cream" foundation but more so just a creme. It's not liquid but it's not "whipped" either.
If you're looking for a foundation that stays put in some crazy weather, or you have oily skin and need something that stays on? This is your best bet. While it is a bit pricey for a "drugstore" foundation, it's worth it. There's quite a lot of product in the glass container and a little goes a VERY long way.
I really, really like this stuff. I used the ColorStay Normal/Dry formula for about 2 years before this stuff came onto the market and I actually like this one better now, especially since the Normal/Dry formula has recently been reformulated and is now in my bin! I love the way this feels on the skin, it is so lightweight and easy to blend. I use either my fingers or my real techniques expert face brush and I always get a really smooth finish. I usually end up with caking around my nose if a foundation is no good for me but this stuff just sets so nicely and leaves a gorgeous satin/semi matte finish with medium coverage that still looks natural.
This stuff doesn't budge either, although I've only worn it for a maximum of 12 hours so I can't attest to the 24 hour claims. It doesn't transfer and in hotter weather when I am a little sweaty or oily this stays in place. I think if you were oily you would need to use a primer or blot because I am not particularly oily and I do find some shine coming through by the end of the day, nothing major though. I was worried that as whipped creme foundations are usually better suited to oily skin that this would accentuate slight dryness in my cheeks and the dehydration lines on my forehead but it absolutely doesn't!
I took 1 lippy off because when I first started using this I was using it every day and it did break me out a little, so now I only wear this on extra long days or when I am going out and want flawless skin. Packaging is also a little (unnecessarily?) bulky and quite heavy, this took up so much space in my beauty bag when I was travelling!
Out of all of the foundations I have tried, this is my favorite! I first heard about this when Jaclyn Hill (on YouTube) mentioned it in one of her videos and I am so glad that I gave it a try.
- Smooth finish-- I absolutely LOVE the way this foundation looks. It's so nice and smooth.
- Long lasting--I have fallen asleep wearing this a few times (bad, I know, but things happen) and when I wake up the next morning, my makeup looks the same as it did when I fell asleep.
- Has a nice coverage
- No SPF--This would be good for anyone who is getting their picture taken with flash photography.
- The price--For how great this foundation is, I think that it is fairly cheap. It runs at $10.99 at Target.
- The packaging--I don't like how I have to stick my fingers in the pot every time I need to get foundation, but this is the price I have to pay to have whipped foundation. Also, the way the packaging is, it makes it hard to match your skin color. However, I have noticed that the regular Revlon ColorStay foundation comes in the same shades so you could use that as a matching guide.
I absolutely love this product! hands down one of the best drugstore foundations! Creamy, full coverage, does not break me out and most of all covers all imperfections.
On the downside the packaging SUCKS!! the inner part of the jar constantly breaks and I cant screw the top on properly which makes it impossible to travel with! I am on my 3rd jar and it always happens!
If you need a long lasting, full coverage foundation you will like this. It was neat to try, but I prefer a more sheer foundation.
Also I have sensitive skin and this broke me out a little.
I absolutely love this foundation! I recently found a brand new jar with my perfect shade for 3 dollars in a discount section for only $3 . Why it was discounted was beyond me because the date is perfectly fine and none of the seals had been broken. I use this foundation in conjunction with the Neutrogena shine control primer and they keep me shine free for 5 hours so far which has never happened. The texture really is that of whipped cream which is a lovely feeling. It is quite thick but did not feel so on my face. Over all I'm in love with this foundation so far such. I know the price is more than 3 but would gladly re purchase at full price.