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Revlon Colorstay Whipped Makeup

Awhile back I was browsing around my local Rite Aid and I happened to notice a new Revlon display for their new foundation.  I am sort of obsessive compulsive about foundations although powder foundation work better on my skin, I am always willing to try the newest!

For reference, my skin is very pale....I wear a N3 in MAC's Studio Fix Powder Foundation.  I ended up purchasing the color #150 Buff which turns about not to be the lightest color. However, the Ivory, the lightest seemed a bit too pink for my skin tone ( I'm more neutral ) Anyway, here is what Revlon states about this new foundation....

  • Buildable to full coverage for flawless skin
  • Soft, matte finish for all day wear
  • Time release formula balances skin
  • Withstands heat and humidity
  • Comes in 16 shades

As you can see, this foundation is a cream like texture, not a mousse consistency Revlon claims.  It's not a whipped, airy feel! It's definitely a slightly fluffy cream that does glide on well without a ton of effort.  

My biggest problem with this foundation other than the fact that the color is not a match for my pale skin was the end result...It didn't look good on my skin!! I have combination skin that can have dry patches from time to time and this foundation seemed to accentuate any dry areas.

Another issue I had with this was the fact that it looked cakey and heavy, like I was wearing a mask.  As I stated above, I prefer a powder foundation because I feel I have more control over the coverage I get and this foundation it seemed that no matter how I applied it, it looked like a mask. 

I personal feel that this foundation would be best suited for someone who has an oilier skin type. This formulation contains silica, a component to control and absorb oil. An oily skin type would benefit from this formulation and it's ability to keep the skin more balanced throughout the day. It also provides a matte finish, an oilier skin's necessity! Esthetically, a drier skin would benefit more from a foundation that gives a more radiant and dewy finish.

Rating: 3/5

What do you think of this foundation??

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  1. I returned mine and I'm glad I did. It def wasn't a OMG this is amazing type of feel. I do love the packaging on the product. Doesn't give that cheap vibe. Great post love!

  2. Ooh it REALLY doesn't look like a mousse, you're right, how strange! Maybe theres some sort of formula mishap here, haha! Shame about the lack of colour matches too, argh! Great honest and in depth review, great for your first :D xx

  3. I totally agree. I have dry patches on my face and this accentuated those areas horrible. I loved the way it looked on my 'normal' areas of my face though. I use the Revlon Colorstay normal/dry foundation and love it but this one was hard to work with on my dry patches.

  4. I'm still waiting for this to come out over here (in Canada). I used to be an avid user of the liquid Revlon Colourstay so I'll likely try it just because I'm a foundation junkie. On a side note though, the texture of the "whipped" foundation reminds me of many Asian brands I've tried before that have a similar gel texture in a pot form(Maybelline Pure Mineral gel foundation and the Shiseido Maquillage Moisture Cream UV foundation).

  5. nice review julie bear! love your new blog! cannot wait for more posts from you. xoxo.

  6. I'm really interested in this foundation! Thanks for the review!


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