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7.02.2012

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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6 comments

  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!

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  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

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  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.

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  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).

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

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

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