Thursday, July 12, 2012

Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup Review!

Natalie Thursday, July 12, 2012
Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation Review

Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup

Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup ($13.99) is Revlon's newest addition to their foundation family. This mousse-like texture feels silky against the skin, with a "time release" formula that balances skin for a flawless long-lasting look. Provides medium to full coverage and withstands heat and humidity.

Available in sixteen (16) shades: Ivory, Buff, Sand Beige, Nude, Natural Beige, Medium Beige, Warm Golden, True Beige, Natural Tan, Early Tan, Rich Ginger and Caramel.

Being a big fan of Revlon, I was really excited when they launched a new foundation - especially since it's a part of the Colorstay line. After reading several very positive reviews, I didn't hesitate to purchase it! I've been wearing it now for a little under two weeks. (I was wearing it in every post for the month of July)

My color match is Warm Golden, which is a warm medium shade equivalent to the MAC NC30 coloring. In comparison to the Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation, it's almost exactly the same, but it's a touch less yellow toned. (Comparison swatches later in this post)

Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation Warm Golden


The consistency of the foundation is different than any other foundation I've tried. It's not like your typical cream foundation (Laura Mercier Silk Creme, MAC Studio Sculpt, etc.), it's much more dense. And, if you're not a fan of mousse formulas, don't worry, it's nothing like the texture of Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse. It's more emollient and thicker, yet very creamy and still has somewhat of a mousse-like feel. If you read the ingredients list, it's packed with silicone, but it doesn't have that familiar silicone primer, powdery texture. If you hold this container upside down, the product isn't going anywhere. 

I've experimented a lot with this foundation, and I've found that it's not the easiest formula to work with. It needs some moisture to spread across my face easily, so it's vital for me to apply a good layer of a lightweight moisturizer, or give my face a good spray of Maya Water or MAC Fix+ Spray prior to application.

Revlon Colorstay Whipped Makeup

Application Method
I've tried several different brushes, and I actually prefer using my fingers. The product glides across my face so much better with my fingers. After blending with my fingers, I usually go over my face with a clean foundation brush, working it in small circular motions to ensure that it's completely blended. When solely using a brush, the product doesn't seem to move around as well. I noticed when using a duo-fiber brush, specifically, my Real Techniques Stippling Brush, the product instantly builds up in the bristles, making the bristles stick together and become firm - a complete disaster if you're attempting to blend in the foundation. I'm assuming it's due to  all of the silicones in the ingredients. A slightly dampened sponge also works well, and according to other reviews, many like using a flat-top foundation brush, such as the Sigma F80.

The coverage is medium, which is buildable to a heavier medium. It leaves my face looking completely flawless. Reddened blemishes still peek through a tiny bit.

The finish is a bit matte at first, but then changes to a more natural satin finish. It's very similar to the Revlon Colorstay Liquid Makeup for oily/combination skin. I don't find a setting powder necessary.

It's kind of funny because I've seen other reviewers mention that it actually looks better as it wears throughout the day, and I completely agree. After an hour or so, it seems to settle in and appear more natural. Despite not wearing setting powder some days, I don't get oily, and my face doesn't need any touching up mid-day.

This foundation wears incredibly well and stays almost completely put until the time I take it off. It stays in tact all day with minor fading around my lips (from eating, drinking, etc). I actually find it to have better staying power than the regular Colorstay foundation (individual results will vary).

As far as heat and humidity goes, it has been very hot (over 100 degrees) and humid, and I wouldn't necessarily choose this foundation to wear if I'm going to be outdoors. I notice that shortly after being outside when it's very hot, the makeup melts off my upper-lip, giving me a white patch, and the darn container is too heavy to carry with me in my bag for touch-ups. Other than that, my foundation stays perfectly in place.

It washes off easily with a makeup wipe - it's not hard to remove like some other long-wearing foundations (Estee Double Wear for instance takes a little elbow grease to remove!)

Wearing Revlon Colorstay Whipped
Wearing 320 Warm Golden

The packaging is a large, heavy, bulky glass jar. I actually kinda like the visual appeal of it, but it's not ideal for travel and it's not very sanitary.  *For touch-ups, you can put a little scoop in a travel jar and keep it in your bag. 

It does have a slight smell, but it's nothing like the chemical smell of the regular Colorstay foundation. The smell is a bit synthetic - a bit like plastic? But nothing intolerable.

Overall, I'm really pleased with this foundation, and I can definitely see repurchasing it when I run out! I think it's a foundation that could work well on all skin types.

Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation Swatch
Left: Revlon Colorstay Whipped Makeup in Warm Golden
Right: Revlon Colorstay Liquid Makeup in Warm Golden.

The Round-Up
Pros:
  • Feels very light on my skin
  • Provides a great medium to a medium-full coverage
  • Natural finish
  • Wears incredibly well throughout the day
  • Long-lasting
  • Controls oil very well
  • Doesn't irritate my skin
  • Contains salicylic acid - lessens the chance of breakouts!?
  • Photographs well
Cons:
  • Can sometimes be difficult to work with.
  • No spf.
  • Color selection isn't the best for those with strong yellow undertones, and the darkest shade isn't very dark at all. Deep-dark skin tones won't be able to find a match.
  • Although the packaging is appealing, it's not very sanitary and it's not practical. It's way too heavy to travel with, and being that it's glass, you have to be careful not to drop it - especially on ceramic floor (disaster!)
  • The standard fluid ounces for the majority of foundations on the market is 1 oz. This foundation contains 0.8 oz. Why are you jipping me out of my 0.20 ounces, Revlon!? 
Price: $13.99 at your local drugstore. For a $2 off printable coupon, click below.


Have you tried this foundation? What'd you think of it?

75 comments :

  1. You look so beautiful! I've been wanting to try this out ever since it came out. Guess I will now :)

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    1. Thank you so much!

      Let me know how it works out for you if you decide to try it!

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  2. omg dont tempt me into another product I dont need...lol doing research on availability in the UK right now!

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    1. This comment made me LOL. haha! I think you'd really like it! I really haven't heard anything negative about it yet.

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  3. it looks realt cool, might have to try it now ;)


    Rose x

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  4. It looks good on you! Although your swatches look way more yellow or warm toned than mine. I got the same shade in warm golden but it looks more pink toned, even more so when applied so I had to set it with a warm toned powder to correct it. It definitely looked better on me as it wore through the day. Great thorough review like all your reviews!

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    1. Thank you!! It might look different on my skintone, because I swatched it on my arm before I applied any self tanner, so my skin was probably around NC15. It'd probably look a little more neutral with my tan. It definitely does lack yellow, but it surprisingly works out pretty well for me!

      Thank you so much!

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  5. this looks wonderful on you and I love the photo. This has been my go to foundation recently, replacing my much loved ELDWL. Its just fantastic to work with. I sweat quite a bit in the summer and find that though some does rub away, you still have nice coverage. I have never found a foundation that actually looks better as the day goes on. I really do hate that you get so little product though...especially for such a price tag! Awesome review!

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    1. Thank you! It has some similar qualities as ELDW.. I LOVE ELDW for the good coverage and the long-wear, but it's almost too matte for me sometimes, and it doesn't photograph well. Revlon has good coverage as well, not as much as ELDW, but I prefer the finish of Revlon. Great stuff! I agree about the amount of product - I feel like I've already gone through half a jar.

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  6. i agree this shade totally matches your complexion PERFECTLY, better than any other foundation i've seen pics of u in, i gotta say!!! LOVE IT! This is ur true match girllll!

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  7. This foundation looks great on your skin. I have been wanting to try it. Thanks for posting the coupon :)

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    1. Thank you!

      No problem - make sure to look out for Revlon coupons in your local paper as well. I got a few of them last week, for an additional couple dollars off + in conjunction with CVS Extrabucks Sales on Revlon.. you can't go wrong!

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  8. I've been keeping my eye out for this in Canada, but with no success :( I'm hoping we get this soon so I can give it a try! You look beautiful, as always :)

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    1. You need it baby girlllllllllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Thank you! :*

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  9. looks great. Quick question, what concealer do you use when you are using Mac NC30 (or equivalent)? I vary between NC20-NC30 but have a hard time with the concealer when i'm NC30. Thank you

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  10. looks great. Quick question, what concealer do you use when you are using Mac NC30 (or equivalent)? I vary between NC20-NC30 but have a hard time with the concealer when i'm NC30. Thank you

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    1. I actually do a lot of mixing when I'm around NC30. I have many different shades of concealer because my coloring changes often, but I have MAC Prolongwear Concealer in both NC20 and NW25, and MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC20 and NW25. I always start off with a little bit of the NC20 and layer a little NW25 on top. I'm sure NW20 would be perfect to counteract darkness, and lighten a tiny bit, but I don't own any.

      I also like mixing Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealer in light and medium.

      What do you usually use when you're NC30?

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  11. i really want to try this but the revlon colorstay normally breaks me out really bad! but maybe i will try this when it comes out in the uk!

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    1. Aw, I haven't had any problems with the regular formula, but this formula is completely different, so it's definitely worth a try.

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  12. Besides the packaging which I don't care too much for, this is my go to foundation now! I am in love with it! You look beautiful!

    www.MirandasMakeupandMore.com

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    1. Isn't it just so clunky!? LOL Every time I pull the little white plastic lid off, I ALWAYS drop it face down on the floor or my vanity. So annoying. The stopped lid should be plastic, and the jar itself could be half the size.

      Aside from that though, it is great stuff!! So happy to hear that you love it as well! Thank you so much! :)

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  13. You look gorgeous! What lip color are you wearing? I've been loving this foundation although is is slightly too beige but I set it with a yellow toned powder.

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    1. Thank you, love! I'm wearing MAC Oak Lip Liner with MAC Chatterbox Lipstick and a clear lip balm.

      I agree about the yellow - this particular formula is more neutral than the regular colorstay. Luckily, warm golden works well for me right now!

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  14. Wow it looks so pretty on you! I can't wait for this new foundation to be available on the revlon counters in my country.
    Thank you for the great review :)

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  15. have to try this out...

    looks very creamy and moisturzing!

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  17. I got this foundation too and I love it as well, it looks so flawless on my skin and I only need 1 layer. Love it! thank you for your awesome reviews as always, keep it up because I love reading them! :-)

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    1. So glad to hear that you love it as well!

      Thank you so much <3 :)

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  18. I have been waiting for you to do a review on this product! I think I will have to just buy it now!

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    1. Haha! I put off purchasing it for a while because I don't like mousse formula foundation (they always give my face a dull finish?) but this foundation is very different. If you try it, let me know how you like it!

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  19. thanks for the review! i definitely want to check this product out <3

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  20. This sounds fantastic, I have yet to find a foundation that I didn't need to set with powder. I like that it's long wearing, the longest wearing foundation I've found is Maybelline's super stay which is a bit too thick for me for day wear and MAC's studio fix which I'm almost out of. I may have to try this next.

    Xo

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    1. I agree, I like Superstay a lot, but it is pretty thick. I think this might be my favorite drugstore foundation! Definitely look into it, I'm sure you'll really like it!

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  21. This foundation looks great on you and your skin looks so flawless in your pictures...btw are you wearing mac chatterbox on the lips?

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    1. Thank you so much!

      Yes! It is actually Chatterbox lipstick with MAC Oak Lip Liner, and a little lip balm on top!

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  22. I bought this foundation a week or two ago and I agree with you that it isn't made for a stippling brush. lol

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  23. It photographs amazing! I will be purchasing from revlon soon, so ill get my hands on it

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    1. It really does! Even with flash photography.

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  24. You look flawless in the photo. Too bad this isn't going to work for me. It's humid almost 24/7 here and this product doesn't have spf. However, if this can rival Colorstay, it's really something!

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    1. Thank you so much! Yeah, the fact that it doesn't have spf stinks, but on the plus side, it photographs well b/c of it!

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  25. great post!

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  26. Omg! I didn't think I'd be up for this but after seeing and hearing your review I think I may have to try it! Thanks Natalie:)

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  27. I got this about 2 weeks ago and stays on pretty well but i do have to blot after a few hrs. i also have to set it with powder. I wouldn't consider my skin to be overly oily either. I dont know if i am the only person in the world who would prefer the orig color stay over this one? lol I DO like it tho :) I love your posts. they are so detailed. Your a pro! :)

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  28. Wow this looks really pretty on you. I use Revlon colorstay foundation during the cooler months and really like it so I may pick this up as well. This was a great review!

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  29. I want to try is but I font know what,color to get this in because am a golden caramel(a little less darker nd less orange) in the orginal I dont have any store that sell close to me so I have to order it online am not sure to get the rich ginger or the natrual tan :(

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  30. Why are people tripping about the 0.8 oz? I've never seen a cream foundation at 1 full oz ...

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  31. do you know when this product is gona be available in the UK??? you look fab bth <3

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  32. Yh i want to know too..any idea wen it will be available in UK?

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  33. Does it oxidize throughout the day?

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  34. Nice blog! I found that the 320 gives me a "gray" cast. I range from NC30 to NC40 depending on whether or not I've been tanned. Did you experience that "gray" casting effect with the whipped Warm Golden too? And if so, how did you deal with it? Please let me know!

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  35. I stumbled across this while searching for reviews on Revlon's Whipped Creme foundation. I'm currently using Revlon's original colorstay made for oily/ combination skin but I find it just gets too cakey on me no matter how lightly I apply it.
    Happy I stumbled upon your blog! I can't believe how stunning you are! It's now in my favourite bar :)

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  36. Just bought it in Early Tan. It's a pretty good match. I'm wearing it right now...it's been 4 hours and still looks beautiful. I think I'm in love. I'm very oily but this seems to keep the shine under control. I dusted some translucent powder on my t-zone to tone down any shine. The finish is nice...semi-matte so you don't look greasy yet not flat and dull either. Thank you for the excellent review!

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    1. Love the review! When being photograph, does the foundation give you a white cast?

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  37. Can you do a tutorial on your eye makeup from above? I love it!

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  38. Hi Natalie! Love this review, thanks for posting it! :) Do you think this foundation would be good for combo skin? My t-zone is very oily but I have some dry patches on my cheeks and I'm afraid this foundation would make them look flaky. Also, pweeeeeease tell me what you're wearing on your lips! :)
    Alisa x

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  39. Greetings from Singapore!

    I stumbled upon your blog whilst searching for reviews on Revlon's Whipped Creme foundation.

    It's really perfect on you. I'm so getting this product someday!

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  40. Hey! I have a quick question about the shades: I am kind of inbetween NC15 and NC20... Would "Buff" be too light for me? The problem is i have to order it online because we do not have revlon where i live....
    Thank yooouuu :)
    XOXOXO

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  41. nice review, im waiting you full swacth, because youtube and revlon website doesnt help me that much, please make full shade so it can help what best shades for me..

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  42. I love this foundation! I heard about it from Makeup by Alli on YouTube and her blog and I recently blogged about it to my readers here:

    http://amyinellay.blogspot.com/2012/10/revlon-colorstay-whipped-foundation.html

    I agree, red spots do tend to be noticeable, but I find putting concealer on after the foundation and blending will tuck those naughty boys away!

    I love your blog Natalie and your amazing photography of the products! Keep up the good work, I'd love for any of you to check out my blog and give me feedback/advice/comments!

    XOXO

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  43. you could try de-potting some into a small pump bottle or container and use that as your travel option. :) im still waiting on this foundation being available in the UK, been waiting ages now :( x

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  44. Hello,

    I've tried this foundation before and I felt like it made me look washed out, and I'm thinking it was the color as some of the lighter shades have a pink tone to it. I wear an NC20 normally for MAC, what color of the whipped foundation would you reccomend. I was thinking of trying either Natural Beige or Medium Beige, however I wasn't sure if it would be too dark. I definately do not like the pink tones the lighter colors give you.

    Thanks!

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  45. hi! i'm 127 in make up forever HD. Do you think Warm Golden might work for me? thank you!

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  46. Was wondering if warm.goldem was the only color you tried ?
    is the next shade up true beige alot darker than warm golden? Bc i tried warm golden out but in pictures my face looked lighter than my body, and im close to your skin tone?

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  47. Hello! The color of this foundation is the same with 310 revlon colorstay liquid foundation? I want to buy this foundation and Im a little confused...

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  48. Need to try this ASAP!
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  49. Thanks for the detailed review. Just the info I needed. Ii am so glad Ii found ur blog while searching for the foundation review. Ur newest fan and follower here.. :) Please take some time to check my lil blog too..xoxo

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  50. You look beautiful! What a great review of the product!

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  51. You convinced me that I need this foundation! It looks great! By the way, what blush are you wearing? Ir looks adorable!!!

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  53. I was thinking of trying this foundation and your review is great! I am C2 mac face and body and one girl at the counter matched me with NC30 which I think was orange! Do you think warm golden will work for me? I am a w4 in Loreal true match.

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  54. I'm itching to try this foundation. The texture is dreamy and I'd love a matte-but-not-dead finish, which I find the regular Colorstay gives.

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