Average Rating 3.9/5
Review by Skincaremaven
I have used everything from Smashbox, Nars, MAC, etc- but I Colorstay liquid is pretty much my HG foundation, and I always regret straying. I had been using Ben Nye foundation for my contour and highlight shades, but the Ben Nye is oil-based and was not working out for my oily skin. I decided to see if I could use the whipped for my contour and highlight instead, and it's *perfect* without ruining the bullet-proof finish and endurance of the liquid foundation! YES! I have started using the colorstay whipped as highlighter/contour instead of my cream foundation. I primer my face, apply the contour (caramel) and highlight (buff) first using an angled foundation brush. I then apply the Colorstay liquid (in buff and warm golden on the back of my hands) and apply the foundation and blend out the contour/highlight with the stipple brush. This is the technique I use: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow1rdFOlxnk (I love goss, I think he makes the best tutorials). Hint: I do add a hint of tumeric (yes, the cooking spice) powder to the BUFF shade to turn it into a very light yellow highlighter shade, FYI. It works! I grind up the powder super fine in a mortar and pestle and sprinkle in a touch at a time until it's a lovely light gold highlighter! You do have to exfoliate well for the Colorstays to look their best, but that's true for any foundation. If your skin is on the drier side, wait 5 min or so after applying moisturizer and blotting off any excess to help that sink into your skin.