My first review! I'm going to date myself from the very beginning. When I was an early teen and wanted a base, I lifted (with her knowledge) my mother's Ultima II creme foundation in Aureua (sp) Beige. I wore for years until they quit making it. So Sad!
I have gone the way of the minerals the last 10 or so years but never quite stopped missing my beloved Ultima II. This is the closest thing I
have found; I'm so glad I tried it. I love it and honestly I think it takes
. a shorter time to apply than the minerals. Thank you , Revlon. This
is the first thing I felt like putting my two cents in after reading MU
I'm really trying to love this foundation but I just cant.Eventho i like the coverage it gives me it also makes my already large pores even larger and that never happed to me using my other foundations,ever! especially after i put my benefit poreless primer under it,once i put this foundations I can see tiny dots,it was sorta like the foundation sets into my pores.Other may not agree with me but it also feels heavy on my skin and because I have acne scars I want to cover, I would like to add second layer but it is impossible to do that without making your face look cakey.This foundation is a miss for me and I dont really care about the heavy glass jar packaging.oh I almost forgot,if you have those dry acne spots this foundation will cling to it and enhanced the appearance even more so make sure to exfoliant before you put it on.
I finally found a foundation that I really love!I kept seeing the commercial for this and it looked so creamy,I had to have it.I got it in the color Buff which matches my light neutral skin tone pretty perfectly.(not to pink not to yellow)I have dry flaky skin mainly on my forehead because of acne medication and most foundations show off my flakes but this didn't!My dry spots where barley noticeable with this.The texture of this is so creamy and it spreads very smoothly.Its about a light-medium coverage which I love for summer time but it is buildable so if you do add more layers it doesn't look cakey.The finish is just flawless.Even,smooth,and flawless.I will definitely repurchase this when I run out.I paid 13.99$ which is a great deal.I have no complaints.Though I don't see this as being a "whipped"texture its more creamy but whatever its great:)
(For reference I have sensitive acne prone skin and this didn't irritate it at all)
I bought this first in Warm Golden, hoping to get a match, but it was waaay too dark on my pale yellowish skin, so I took it back and exchanged it for Buff. Buff is a better match, but doesn't get close to matching my skin.
The consistency is very thick and creamy, and a little goes far in covering the skin. I liked the way it gives a flawless and polished finish to the skin. Like others have said, the effect is really beautiful, almost as if your face has been airbrushed.
The heavy glass pot is elegant and classy. I think that a pot is the best way to dispense a thick cream foundation like this, as you can so easily control the amount with a brush or sponge, which is, of course, easily cleaned.
I took off three lippies because of the limited color range and the difficulty in cleansing this product from your skin. It appears that Revlon is finally beginning to formulate sophisticated chemical products that compete with expensive brands. The success of this product as well as the lip butters attest to the talent and ingenuity of their chemistry department in formulating exciting new products.
However, Revlon color analysts seem stuck in the distant past, perhaps the 1950s, when there were only a few shades for a few skin types. Buff would be great on certain Asian skin types, but for me, it's just too grayish and pale. And there's nothing in between Buff and Warm Golden for we paler yellow toned ladies with green veins (even though there are tons of us out there, as evident by the comments).
Years ago, in the early 80s, I was talking to a makeup artist in Paris, where I was visiting, and he told me then that the only American drugstore brand that would not pull pink was L'Oreal. I always think of him when I go to the drugstore now, seeking yellow-based foundations with minimal success.
Maybe one day Revlon will enter the 21st century and expand its color range. Until then, I cannot buy this foundation again, even though I love the effect of the formula. There's no point in buying a foundation if you can't find a good match for your skin tone.
Finally, note the ingredient list above. This is nearly all silicones, as well as lots of other chemicals. Silicones sit on your skin so that it cannot breathe. It's just like putting a thin coating of plastic on your face. This creates the "flawless" and polished look that everyone loves -- Revlon has basically created a thick tinted primer here.
Trying to wash this off at night is tough. I had to cleanse for three rounds, using cream cleanser, bar soap, and then bar soap again. It also took three rounds in my ultrasonic cleaner to remove the product from my brush! Maybe there is a special makeup remover for silicones, but I like using water and a cream cleanser at night, and this just didn't come off easily using water and soap.
I really wish this product had worked for me, because, like I said, the effect is lovely. I'm going to get a refund and invest in a more expensive foundation that has a warm color range and will wash off at night with minimal effort.
ok ladies after umteen years and many mineral powder trials i have figured out i just cant wear it. breakouts galore, itchy irritated skin that whole vicious cycle of breakouts scarring pile more pwder on to hide it hence MORE worse breakouts! liquids and creams always kinda grossed me out and seemed complicated applying liquid and concealer then powder. THIS is amazing! powder is optional looks wayyyyyyy better then the MM powder so natural and smooth. after application it slowly melts and sets to look just like ur skin...feels like nothing is on ur skin. best thing is my skin is actually healing all the pimples\ hives are going away after one week. i feel so blessed to have found this.4get chemical free mm is and it ruined my skin! i am asian lt med. i got sand beige and think i will also try warm golden for countour highlight effect. try this! thank u sooo much fellow reviewers or i would never have tried this! ps my skin is UBER sensitive to EVERYTHING. no irrtitation or sickly smell whatsoever :)
UPDATE 7\10\12 my skin has continued to clear with bouts of patchy outbreaks but is now almost finally clear. perhaps the salicylic acid causes some purging? still luv it and i know this has helped heal my skin. amazing
Holy cow! This is the best foundation I have ever used! Thank you MUA'ers for the reviews on Colorstay Whipped (without of which I would have never bought it). Regular Colorstay does not even compare...so if you do not like the original liquid, don't let that keep you from trying the whipped version! The consistency of the product is very creamy and easy to apply. It blends very well and leaves a radiant glow. I bought shade 320, warm golden. This is several shades darker than what I would normally get because the lighter colors were way too light. It lasted all night last night through a pretty hefty night of drinking, and when I woke up this morning it was still perfect! Now, I don't normally go to bed with makeup on but last night was an exception.
The coverage is amazing too. Any blemish gets completely covered without looking cakey. It's just like my own skin since it feels so light. Very well done, Revlon! This is now my HG foundation!
My go-to foundations are ELDW and Revlon Colorstay~ I love the coverage and long wear, however I am looking for something lighter and more natural looking for summer, so I saw this and thought I would like it. Well, I did not- it had that silicone feel (that I hate) and just seemed to sit on top of my skin, even though I blended it with a beauty blender sponge. Coverage was very light, which I hated the fact I would have to slap more of this silicone feeling product on my face to build it up. The appearance wasn't great either, it made me look old and cakey. With a lot of Revlon cosmetics- it's hit or miss- either it's a great product or a very baaad product! I'm returning mine to CVS.
NC25 Chinese, yellow w/ reddish undertones and old acne marks.
I am going to have to try one shade lighter (Buff). Sand Beige initially appeared to be a good match, but it oxidized darker and orange...so I'd say Sand Beige would be good for NC30. The latex smell is a little.. uh disturbing. Let's talk application... using fingers will create a mask, but use your fingers to smear it across your cheeks to start. Sephora #55 airbrush (medium dense) was ok, MAC 187 (loose stippler) would not be effective against this paint, so my vote goes for the Sigma F84 (very dense) for the best finish.
Full coverage, so this is one of the foundations you can spot conceal afterwards. My acne prone skin doesn't like silicone much, so once I get a better color match, I'll get back to you.
I've been testing this product out for about a week, with and without primer and powder, and I can officially say I love it. I am giving it a 4, though, because I'm not sure if it will work for everyone. Plus, the packaging - a heavy glass jar - isn't the most convenient or sanitary.
If your skin reacts to silicones, be warned: dimethicone is the first ingredient, and several other 'cones populate the first 10 ingredients on the list. Because of this, even if your skin is happy with silicones, it's best to use a heavy-duty makeup remover, like an oil or a cold cream, to remove this.
The good news is, if your skin tolerates 'cones as well as mine does, this foundation is lovely. The texture is super-creamy and easy to blend, and feels/looks surprisingly light. It doesn't cake, which is a problem I've had with other long-lasting foundations like Double Wear and the old Colorstay. And it lasts and lasts - I kept it on for 12 hours the other day, and it looked fine. I've heard some folks complain that it accentuates dry patches; it didn't do this on me. In fact, it smoothed over my rough patches (dryness, large pores, fine lines) like a dream - it seems to float on top of imperfections.
I prefer to apply this over a primer for added staying power, with a mattifying powder in the T-zone. I use my fingers to apply a thin coat all over, then build it up over particularly stubborn redness.
This foundation is talc-free, and has no sunscreen in it, which means it probably photographs very well. I'm NC15-20, very yellow-toned; in the original Colorstay, I wore Buff, which had a weird gray cast to it. In the Whipped formulation, the Buff shade doesn't have that grayness - it blends perfectly with my yellow-toned skin.
I'm NW 20-25 and I wear this foundation in 150 Buff. This is a great "summer shade" for my skin tone, in Winter I will definitely wear Ivory as Buff runs a little dark and yellow for Winter pale skin. I consider myself a foundation lover, but I am rarely impressed with face products (particularly from drugstores). For me, this foundation is better than any other I've tried and that includes the ELDW line, MAC foundations, and even rivals my most beloved Bourjois Healthy Mix (I select Revlon whipped for more coverage days, and Bourjois for "good skin" days).
I agree with other reviewers in that:
1. This foundation is everything we hoped from Revlon Colorstay liquid foundation. It's medium-full coverage without looking cakey and obvious on the skin. This foundation when applied and selected right looks as good as having clear, flawless skin which makes it so wonderful to me.
2. This foundation dries to a matte finish, those who say it doesn't are probably using their fingers to apply. I use the Real Techniques flat top buffing brush to apply this, and it buffs so nicely into my skin. Underneath I wear CeraVe Daily moisturizer with SPF 30 and a primer. I recommend both of these steps (moisturizer + primer) to create the best base for this foundation. It increases the longevity, hides "flakies" and ensures this foundation doesn't get patchy or wear off during the day (although it has great lasting power on it's own).
3. Powder is OPTIONAL for this foundation. In my opinion, this depends on your skin type, and the season/weather conditions where you live. I have combination-oily skin, but I live in Seattle so even our summers are not very hot and therefore I've been applying a light dusting of finishing powder or matte foundation powder mainly in the T-zone area. I typically finish off with a finishing spray, but not always and usually only if I have a long day at work where I want my makeup to stay in place for hours.
I hope this is helpful for others. If you have dry skin, moisturize VERY well before applying this foundation. Powder would most likely be optional for you, as well as for those who desire more of a "dewy finish". For $13.99 in stores (with BOGO sales on Revlon Colorstay often) this foundation is a GREAT buy.