Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup

What runs through your mind when I give you the number 69? Let’s keep it clean here guys… it’s just a number. I just felt like asking. The number 69 is the asking price for this foundation. The last I reviewed a foundation from Revlon, I nearly wanted to flush it down the toilet. Literally. This time, let’s whip it good πŸ˜‰

 

revlon colorstay whipped

This cream foundation comes in a solid glass jar, and it is heavy. Score 1. Ding ding. I love me some luxurious feeling packaging. I was sent the lightest shade available in the country, which is 220 Nude. There are only 4 shades available, so selection wise, it is very limited. To find a perfect match, I don’t think it will be easy. Score -1. There are 2 lighter shades available actually, but not carried in this country. I am still puzzling over this matter. For reference, anyone with skin MAC NC20 and lighter probably won’t find a match. I estimate 220 Nude to be around MAC NC25, and is neutral. Not too pink, definitely not yellow.

 

revlon whipped

 

A thin plastic cover acts as a veil to separate the foundation from being too exposed, but this plastic is very very thin. It would feel a little sturdier if it was a bit thicker. It certainly feels out of place, compared to the luxurious glass on the outside. Also, I’m sure I’m the only one who finds it funny, because I’m a nerd like that… but…. the plastic cover earned a nickname…

 

colorstay whipped

 

Wait for it… I call it a camel toe divider. Hahahahahahah!!! OK, packaging aside, the foundation is actually really good. The cream is thick and it felt heavy to touch, but when applied, it goes on very smoothly. I thought it would be too heavy on my skin, and naturally, it is heavier than the sheer foundations I’m used to. However, it provides a good coverage, and I don’t need any concealers when I use this. I prefer to use a brush to apply this foundation. I scoop some product out using a spatula (NOT provided) instead of dipping my fingers in the tub. I’m anal like that.

Picture below shows you the foundation colour. Don’t think you need a swatch on my hand when you can see it so clearly in the tub right? That’s what it looks like in real life πŸ™‚

 

colorstay whipped 220 nude

 

The whipped creme makeup is long wearing. It lasts throughout the work day for me and it says a lot.It is non greasy, and doesn’t turn oil slick on my normal combination skin. I think it also hides my pores a little. It doesn’t oxidize very much on me, just half a shade darker. Because the shade 220 Nude is already darker to begin with, it looked more dull as the day goes on. So, in the end, while it scores high marks on performance, and while I can make fun of the packaging, the only thing that I don’t like is the limited shade selection.

If you can find a shade that matches your skin, this foundation is worth a try.

I wore the foundation hereΒ in the picture below. It covers a lot of marks and evens out my skin tone nicely, and FYI, I sheered out the foundation with a primer so that it’s less dark.

 

palette 2b

 

Have you tried this yet? This foundation has been on the shelves since October last year. If you have tried it, what do you think of it?

 

xoxo Lily

 

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  • Camel Toe divider? Now how old are we again Lily! :p It actually sounds like a real nice foundation, I find the foundation range from Revlon a hit and a miss but it seems like this is a hit. The limited shade selection is a bit of a downer but it works on oily skin, so yay for me! Looking good btw! ^^

    • HAHAHAHAHA! Young at heart, Teri, young at heart. I’m the biggest kid in the house, playing with my toddlers.
      This foundation definitely works on oily skin and for a cream foundation, this one doesn’t feel too heavy either. If only they had more shades, then it would be perfect πŸ™‚

  • Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    HAHAHAHAHA you crack me UP Lily! SO FUNNY. πŸ˜›
    I’m not huge into heavy coverage so this probably wouldn’t work for me, but it looks lovely on you! My daughter would like this, but there’s no way they have a shade pale enough for her. She’s like NC 5-10 and can’t even use most of MAC’s bases. πŸ™

    • Who? Me? *looks all innocent*
      Oh, NC5-10? This shade will make her look like oompa loompa! I wonder if Revlon Canada will have better shade selection…

  • Parita

    I didnt find a match for skin in this foundation..i have strong yellow undertones and i found them too pink for me πŸ™

    • You’re right Parita. If you need a base with stronger yellow tones, then Revlon foundations in general aren’t good for you. Maybe you should try Japanese brands. I haven’t tried it, but I heard Kate has pretty good shades for yellow undertones. If not, go for RMK or Lunasol. I love their foundations!

  • Juanneth

    Im quite liking it for the coverage and finishing but I tend to avoid applying it at forehead and around mouth since it wears off eventually from sweating and eating. That means I need to use RC liquid foundation on those areas.Hey,I really like your eye make up,it is something that I would wear everyday! ^_^

    • Hi Juanneth. Thanks for dropping by. I used Inglot for the eye makeup, picture taken from an older post πŸ˜›
      Glad you like this foundation too. Would touching up with powder help even out the coverage?

  • LOL at all those connotations you invoked! =D I looked at it, swatched and went ‘GOSH is that their lightest shade?!’ and walked away. =( It looks really natural and nice on you though! <3 xxx

    • I had to make it work after all. I sheered it out with my Dior primer and applied a very thin layer. I also used a lighter powder so that helped a little bit. If I applied it as I normally would, it’s at least 2 shades darker after it oxidized on me πŸ™

  • LOLOL camel toe divider—I am dying right now!!! πŸ˜› All joking aside though, I have actually heard quite a few good things about this foundation and am very curious now! If I see it one sale at my drugstore, I might pick one up!

    • HAHAHA… glad you found it funny πŸ˜›
      Yup, this foundation is pretty good if you can find the right shade. If you decided to give it a try, I’d like to know how it works on your skin too!

  • Shija

    I got myself a 250 medium beige.. And i’m NC 30.. Is works great and it last too..

    • Hi Shija, thanks for dropping by and letting me know. That confirms my estimation that 220 Nude suits NC25 skin πŸ™‚ Glad you like this foundation too!

  • LOL at camel toe divider :p I’ve heard great things about this, but I tend not to reach for foundations that have a lot of coverage so I passed. That and Revlon is so painfully hard to find here!

    • Really? Revlon is everywhere here. I prefer sheerer foundations too. I guess I’m drawn to the lighter texture πŸ™‚

  • Kiss & Make-up

    I used to wear Revlon’s Colorstay mousse foundation and I liked it a lot. But I think this particular kind of texture is not right for my skin type.

    • I tried the mousse foundation before, but it’s a little too oily either for this weather or for my skin. It also oxidized like crazy on me!

      • Kiss & Make-up

        Yeah, you are right, it did tend to go slightly orange on me as well…

  • I hear that this foundation is really nice, but I’m worried about matching the shade, haha! No good testers at drugstores.

    • I don’t know about where you are, but testers for foundations at drugstores here are quite disgusting. I don’t dare to touch it, especially with this type of packaging. LOL! This foundation is really nice though. Still, finding the right shade is a problem.

  • Ha!! Camel Toe Divider!!! OMG! That is hilarious. I have this and I’m kind of unsure about whether or not I like it (this never happens! I am decisive and either love something or don’t like it at all!). The glass packaging is great and def makes it feel more luxurious, but I don’t find it covers that well. I’m going to try it out again tomorrow and apply it with a wet sponge. I do love that it lasts and LAST! Thanks for the review and the hilarious plastic lid nickname!!!

    PS: I’m an NW20 and I bought the Revlon Whipped in shade 150 Buff. The shade is definitely a good match as it’s pretty neutral. Can’t believe it doesn’t come in the lighter shades there! Get with the program Revlon! πŸ˜‰

    • Thanks for dropping by Kristen. I always stick to sheerer foundations, so this for me is pretty good in coverage already. The heaviest one I tried must be the Estee Lauder double wear foundation. That one covers like no other! Oh yeah, I used it with my Beauty Blender as well as a brush, and I think applying it with a wet sponge gives a smoother finish πŸ™‚

      • Hmmm…Estee Lauder Double Wear, you say…? I might just have to check that out! πŸ™‚ I’m about to get ready for the day and the wet sponge application test shall commence in 5…4…3… LOL!

  • Catherine (@bcrueltyfree)

    Well, this sounds pretty good overally! Though I am not a fan of jars for foundations… they get so nasty even if I try to always use a spatula thing. Which I usually don’t, rushing out the door in the morning. But this looks surprisingly natural on, I was expecting it to look heavy.

    • I know right? It’s surprisingly natural πŸ™‚ The finish is pretty good when I have the time to use my beauty blender to apply. You know, the “toing toing” movements take lots of time. LOL!

  • I’ve heard great things about this foundie. The problem with drugstore foundations at least in the US is no tester provided. I have to guess and I’m tired of bad guess games. It seems like it’d oxidize on me too :(. The coverage looks lovely though.

    • No testers? That sucks! Well, actually, even though we have testers here, I never touch them. They’re too gross. Those SAs at drugstores don’t clean their stuff. Eek!

  • Liz

    WHIP IT REAL GOOD.

    You crack me up, woman. Camel toe divider – snort! πŸ˜€

    I know that this sort of texture is no good for me. I kind of want to try the Colorstay for oily/combination skin but I feel weirdly wary about it.

    • Hahaha! I aim to please… in this case, at least to make you smile a little πŸ˜›
      I tried the Colorstay for oily/combi skin and didn’t like it. It felt heavy, like my skin was suffocating. It’s weird -_-

  • that is really strange that you guys only got 4 shades! There seem to be far more shades here. Anyway, I’ve been wanting to try this one since it came out!

    • I know. The limited shade selection is quite bothersome!