*Good, buildable coverage.
*Lasts a decent amount of time, but not as long as the original Revlon Colorstay
*Does not oxidize
*Difficult to determine color because of packaging. Luckily I am always the lightest color.
*Transfers, unlike the Revlon Colorstay for Combo/Oily that doesn't transfer
*Hate the extra, unnecessary, bulky packaging.
*I have to use a primer to even use this foundation because otherwise it does not go on smoothly. It was just a hassle to have to experiment with so many different methods of application and primers to pair it with. Should not be that difficult to use the foundation.
Quick background about my skin - As a pre-teen and going all the way into my mid-teen years, I suffered from horrible acne that had eventually covered almost my entire face before I was finally diagnosed with Acne Rosacea which apparently caused my skin to react exactly opposite to all the harsh acne treatments I had been going through. I was left with unseemly amounts of dark scars everywhere once my face had finally cleared up, and on top of that, skin so oily that I would have to blot my face every 20-30 minutes post-foundation (without makeup, it would just be a constant oil-blotting fest for me). Because of my specific skin demands, my choices of foundation were very limited. I ended up becoming a loyal customer of Estee Lauder's Double Wear Matte for 6 years right up until they changed the formula and turned it to dog poop (not really, but might as well have been).
Thus, I was forced to start my search for a new foundation that could meet (or beat) the expectations I was so accustomed to. I was keeping track of how many I tried but gave up after the 10th one and still hadn't come close to finding one that had the medium/full coverage I needed without making me break out more than I was comfortable with.
I did finally settle with using Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation for Combination/Oily skin after reading a bunch of reviews, but I just wasn't happy with how it made me look like I was wearing a mask and always dried faster than I could evenly apply it no matter how many techniques and brush types I tried.
FINALLY I decided to try out the new Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation mainly for the heck of it and to see if there would be any difference at all from the liquid one. OH MY HEAVENS! On the very first application, and for the first time in over a year, my skin truly looked completely flawless. No mask, complete coverage and matched my skin better than any foundation I've ever used. It even covered my ginormous pores on my nose and cheeks (worst part about Rosacea *hands-down*) and would stay like that for about 5 hours before I would notice a little bit of sinking, which even after leaving it on overnight (it was on accident, oops!) still looked good the next day! It hasn't clogged my pores or at least enough to notice, hasn't made me break out and just looks really flippin' good!
- I apologize for this being the longest review ever, I just hope that maybe someone out there who has had similar issues like mine might benefit from my story :)
My new HG foundation for my oily skin. This is even better than the mineral foundation I was previously using. This is everything I wished Revlon Colorstay Liquid was.
- Great color match: buff for an NC 15
- Ideal for oily to very oily skin types
- Full coverage; doubles as concealer
- Doesn't crease around eyes
- Controls oil & excess shine
- Semi matte natural finish
- Sets well even without powder
- Whipped texture
- Dries somewhat quickly
- On the pricey side
- Jar packaging may be unhygienic
- Requires makeup remover for removal
I have been using this foundation for over a year now. Last year I was using the wrong skincare for my skin. My skin was often dry and flaky. I was using LM silk creme at that time and the dry patches and flakes were really obvious. When I first applied CS whipped I was amazed. It didn't accentuate my dry skin as much as silk creme. Whipped has replaced LM SC since then. I thought LM SC was HG status and that nothing would compare. Today, my skin is more on the normal side with a few dry patches occasionally. The dry patches are still noticeable but only if you look closely. The coverage for this foundation is light to medium for me because I have a lot of blemishes to cover. But it doesn't look cakey when I add a few more layers. I use my fingers to dab then a damp sponge to blend or real techniques expert face brush to apply. Either technique has worked well but I prefer the brush more for fuller coverage. The staying power is decent and is the longest lasting fdtn I've used so far. It still transfers onto clothing, phone, tissues, etc. but it still is covering a lot by the end of the day. The two things that I do not like about CSW is the shades and packaging. I have light medium warm yellow undertones (about nc20 - nc25 skin.) The first shade I tried was buff which was too light but had the perfect undertone. Right now I have sand beige which has the perfect color but is a bit too pink. The packaging sucks because of the lid. It's plastic so when the little pieces inside break then the lid will never close. Because I'm so lazy I never transferred the product into another jar. So the foundation became thick and dry before I finished it. I also go through a jar of this quickly. There's not a lot of product to last me a month and a half. I'm on the search for a new foundation because of the shades and coverage. I still love this foundation and would repurchase if it had my shade and a fuller coverage.
I really don't get the hype over this product. It reminds me of a Monet... looks great from a distance (and on camera) but looks a complete mess up close. There are much better drugstore foundations out there.
Looks dull and grey (I bought Buff)
Enhances the appearance of pores and lines
Does not look smooth
Messy to apply
Doesn't blend well no matter what application method you use
Expensive for a drugstore foundation
I love this so much! I have combination skin but super oily in my T-zone and it does not make me more oily it helps control oil a bit!! No break outs so far! I love this and I'm addicted to it!
This is definitely the best drugstore foundation on the market in my eyes. I have pretty dry and sensitive skin, so finding a foundation that doesn't accentuate my dry skin is always a challenge. I'm fair-medium with cool undertones and shade 220 Nude is a perfect match! It's a creamy, full coverage foundation that blends great and stays on throughout the day even through sweat and activity- I'd say about 8 hours. I really like this foundation, but REALLY REVLON, the packaging is a nightmare- the jar that holds the actual product is glass, while the twist/spin off cap is plastic. The cap never completely seals onto the glass jar no matter how many times you try which seems pretty unsanitary to me but hey what can ya do. Because I absolutely love my Armani Luminous Silk Foundation and have found nothing wrong with it I will not repurchase this, but for drugstore foundation this hits the mark.
One of my absolutely favourite foundation! lasts for a long time, covers up redness with a flawless finish! has a slight dewey finish so i used a small amount of powder to matte my face
I hate the packaging but I like the product. It is pretty moisturizing and feels very natural on the skin compared to anything else I've tried. I have oily skin and I don't notice any problems with it making me more oily. Also, when I first got this product I was having problems with eczema surrounding my eyes/patches on my face/down my neck. I never used products on the eczema but when it started to started to go away I tried using foundation again. EVERY FOUNDATION I used would burn my eyes and make my eczema flare up again, except for this foundation. My eczemas gone now and I can use other stuff on my face now but I just feel more comfortable with this product after experiencing that. My only complaint would be it need to be more long wearing, last about 4-5 hours on me.
This is one of the only foundations i've tried so far which doesn't break me out. My skin is so sensitive and even the original revlon colorstay liquid makeup breaks me out like crazy. But this foundation is fantastic and leaves my skin clear. It is medium-full coverage and so I can just pile on a slightly thicker coat in areas with blemishes or discolouration.
The jar isn't ideal because I don't like the idea of dipping fingers in and getting bacteria all over my makeup. Would have preferred this in a tube or a pump bottle like Missha's bb cream.
The colour selection is pretty sad. I had to buy 3 different jars online because there are only light shades in store. So through a bit of experimentation and mixing shades, I get close to my skin tone.
Staying power is pretty good and the best part is the oil control. I don't have to blot all day or if I do, it is just once. However it isn't as transfer resistant as the original colorstay. But that means that it's easier to remove at the end of the day.
Overall, I love this foundation and just wish they would add more shades and more testers in store. Also changing the packaging to a squeeze tube would make it more hygienic and travel friendly.