I cracked and bought Revlon's new foundation. I tried to resist and failed. The original Revlon Colorstay is one of my favorite foundations, so how am I supposed to react when they come out with a new fancy whipped version in a jar? With a 40% Off sign next to it at Rite Aid? The Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme foundation claims to be buildable to full coverage with a matte finish and 24-hour wear. Once again, I find the whole 24-hour wearability to be a little excessive, but I digress.
Aesthetically speaking, I love the packaging of this product. It comes in a heavy glass jar that makes it look and feel fancy in your hand. Unfortunately, the whole jar situation doesn't exactly lend the most sanitary options for use. So far, I have been using a little plastic spatula to scoop product out, which is really as hassle. I don't like the idea of dipping brushes/fingers into the pot because I feel that will cause bacteria buildup really quickly, which is the last thing you want in a product you are smearing all over your skin.
The consistency is a little different from what I expected. After the Maybelline Whipped Dream products, I expected something more along those lines. This product is more like a melting milkshake consistency: thicker than a liquid, but not a cream. If I turned this jar upside down, product would slowly run out.
Below is a photo of my skin with only this foundation on (shade Nude 220). It is definitely more of a matte finish on me, but one thing I like is that it is easier to apply than the original Colorstay. The original Colorstay foundation dries extremely fast, which makes it a little difficult to blend. This stays creamy for a bit longer so I can really blend and work it into my skin. As for wear, this wore great on my normal-to-dry skin. It lasted for a solid 12 hours without fading.
For something with a matte finish, I really like this foundation. This retails for roughly $13 and is available in 16 different shades. I found this on a 40% Off Revlon sale at Rite Aid though, so check around to see if you can get a deal on it!
Do you prefer matte or dewy finishes to your foundations? I vary throughout the year, but because I have dry-ish skin, I usually lean toward something a bit more moisture based.