I've never been more excited for a drugstore foundation till this product came rolling out of the market. Apparently a better version of the original Revlon Colorstay, Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Foundation ($13.99/Php995) has a better staying power and coverage. After a thorough research, and after deducing that I was either True Beige or Natural Tan, I trotted happily to the mall to buy myself one.
OF COURSE THOSE SHADES AREN'T AVAILABLE HERE. Out of the 12 shades available, only 6 shades are out in the market - Warm Golden (fit for NC30) being the darkest. First, what the hell. Second, what the flippin' hell. The image model for this foundation is Halle Berry - do you think she's an NC30?! I don't think so. Plus, not all Filipinas are fair-skinned, most of us has a tan complexion, give me a break. /end rant
You can't see it here but it's way too light and way too pink on me. It doesn't match my skin tone at all. Thankfully, after a few minutes it warms up a bit, and with a lethal combination of a bronzer and a finishing powder, I can wear this shade without too much of a problem.
The Revlon Whipped Creme Foundation comes in a tub instead of a bottle. Some people are wary about the sanitation because of the container, but I honestly don't care. I put a few dots of it on my face, then blend it using my RT Buffing Brush. This doesn't dry/settle fast, so you can take as much time to really buff this in. Despite being a medium-full coverage, this doesn't cake up which is fantastic. My only problem with this is that it tends to cling on dry patches, so moisturizing is definitely a must.
I don't like it when my foundation doesn't match my color exactly (..duh) so the only reason why I still use this is because of its superb staying power. This foundation held up so well in sweltering heat (35-38C, holla!) - it legit doesn't budge at all. So if you're looking for an affordable foundation that is super long-lasting? Get this. You won't regret it.
Have you tried this foundation? :)