Saturday, June 9, 2012

Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Foundation: Review & Photos!

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.

xx, Allison


  1. Thanks for the review! Other than the finish and blending ability do you prefer this one or the original one? Also is it scented?
    I've been eyeing this sucker for awhile now...and the fact that it dries matte makes me want to give it a go!

  2. I think the packaging of the product looks really good also! Nice to see it has good longevity, thanks for the review. Is it a full coverage foundation?

  3. I can't wait for this to be available in England!

  4. I recently bought this foundation at target and I absolutely love it! I am still on the fence whether or not I like this or the original colorstay formula better but still, this is a very high quality product for a drugstore price.

  5. You don't have the problem with sanitary, if you use Beauty So Clean... :-)