Hi there! Today I wanted to bring you a review of a foundation that's been out for a while now: Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Makeup. I've been testing this out for several weeks now and I think I have a pretty good feel for how it works for me. Let's get to it!
This foundation comes in a jar rather than a bottle. I know some people don't like the packaging because it's not as sanitary, but for me I like it because I can just dip my foundation brush right into the product. As long as I'm careful, I don't usually end up with too much product on my brush. My shade is called Ivory, which is the lightest one of the 12 available.
The product has a slightly fluffy, airy consistency that's definitely not just your typical liquid. It certainly lives up to its "Whipped" name. I'm not sure if you'll be able to tell from this swatch, but it's not runny or liquid-y at all. It feels very light on the skin.
It's worth noting that the jar contains .8 oz. of product, versus the full ounce you get of the regular ColorStay formula. The Whipped version costs a bit more, too: It's about $14 instead of $11 or $12 for the standard version. Also, there are two versions of the regular ColorStay foundation (one for Normal to Dry skin and another for Normal to Oily), and the Whipped only comes in one formula, presumably for all skin types.
First of all, this product seems to lack the sort of paint thinner-esque smell that the traditional ColorStay formula has, which is a good thing! It also doesn't seem to set as quickly on the skin, which makes it easier to blend out. I don't have to apply it in one area at a time and then blend it before moving onto another area the way I do with the regular ColorStay foundation.
The coverage of this product is lighter than that of the regular ColorStay. I'd say this is a medium coverage foundation (versus the full coverage of the regular version). I'm also sad to report that my skin seems to get oilier throughout the day with the Whipped formula. I'm pretty shiny after about six hours, and the coverage starts to break down around the eight-hour mark.
Here are photos of me with no makeup vs. right after applying the Whipped foundation. As you can see, areas of redness are pretty well covered and my skin looks relatively smooth and even:
|no makeup (left) vs. after foundation|
|All made up (left) vs. eight hours later|
Overall, this is a nice foundation for times when I don't need my makeup to last all day, but it's not a solution (for me, at least) for days when I know I don't want my makeup to budge for a long time (say, during my typical 10-hour work day). Again, those with drier skin types might enjoy this foundation more, since they would have less oil in their skin to break it down over time.
I hope this review has been helpful! Have you tried Revlon ColorStay Whipped? What did you think? Please share in the comments below!