May 7, 2012

Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Foundation Review & Swatches

I typically navigate to cream foundations, they are my formula of choice so of course the new Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Foundation instantly captured my attention.

Let’s have a look!

Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Foundation promises a long wearing matte finish in a creamy, whipped formula. This comes housed in a heavy glass jar and set me back $10.79 at Harmons. I suspect you’ll run into higher prices at CVS, Walgreens, etc…!

It’s available in six shades at the moment but fear not, I believe this is just an introduction to the foundation and it’ll likely become part of the standard line with a wider selection of colors in the future.

The glass jar is deceiving as it does look massive but only contains 0.8 oz of product. However, as pigmented as this is, you’ll find it’ll last a long, long time since a little goes a rather long way. The product has excellent pigmentation for sheer to medium coverage.

I love the rich, thick creamy texture of the foundation and enjoy how easily it glides onto skin leaving behind a satiny, smooth finish. For my drier skin it isn’t an ideal pick as the formula does have a matte finish that doesn’t do any favors for drier, patchier areas. Perhaps in the Summer, when my skin starts looking and feeling more oilier this might prove a good base option but as of now in the cooler air with drier skin, not so much.

(Shade: 250 Medium Beige)

I find it offers a nice, flawless finish with a certain air brushed look. I like almost everything about it, even the wear time proves rather forgiving with at least a four hour period before showing some fading.

The thing I don’t like is how it lays on my skin. It feels very mask-like to me and un-breathable. If you’re used to using thicker foundations like this you can probably get past it but as a person who prefers the light, subtle, natural finish of a BB Cream I felt like this was a bit suffocating. I also didn’t love how it looked in a certain light…indoors it looks soft and natural but outside you could really see I was wearing makeup and that’s not the look I’m going for when I apply foundation.

It deserves mentioning that all the shades were a rather odd beige color…even the darkest. The Medium Beige I picked up wasn’t a great fit but it seemed the closest match for me. Unfortunately, like most drugstore foundations, the shade selection does prove a fail so far, hopefully this is redeemed if and when other colors are released.

Overall, Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Foundation is something you’re going to either really love or really dislike. I fall in the middle somewhere. The thick, creamy texture is quite luxurious but the heavier feel and look of the product wasn’t something I loved and proved a bit of a deal breaker.

This is available now at drugstores.

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it if you tried it!

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Mara

    The stand thing at my local Meijer had free samples of this, in Nude. I tried it, I liked it!! I didn’t notice it feeling heavy though, and I actually don’t really wear makeup often so I’m not that used to it, so maybe that’s why…. I don’t have any “light” formulated foundations/bbcreams to compare it to, lol

  • Sarah S.

    Hi Muse, any chance you can give us a shot of the ingredients? Thanks ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Cj

    Ok I can seriously not find this anywhere! I actually wanna try this but when I google it the only site that pops up is yours. Are you sure this is out already??

    • the Muse

      positive ๐Ÿ˜€ I purchased it at Harmons. Try Harmons or Bed, Bath and Beyond? Do you want me to pick one up for you here?

      • Cj

        Hmm I don’t know about Harmon’s but I do have a bed bath and beyond. I never even thought of checking there lol. I might take you up on that, just let me try BBB first. ๐Ÿ™‚

        How weird is it no1 online is selling it?

        • the Muse

          np just email me…! try BBB they have a HUGE beauty section! no1 online?

          • Cj

            Nope! I’ve tried heck even doesn’t show it! Crazy huh?

          • the Muse

            mmm just released so prob why…! ;-D I bet your BBB has it! BBB seems to get things before anyone else lately ;-D! they had huge displays of the new revlon balm stains at mine.

          • Cj

            I did not know that! I swear what would I do without you lol. I’m so gonna start shopping at BBB more ๐Ÿ˜›

          • the Muse

            lol <3! I love ya dear. You make makeup fun ๐Ÿ™‚ Seriously though, BBB has a massive beauty section...! it's crazy! Some folks have said their local BBB's aren't really stocked but mine is crazy...! they have aisles and aisles of stuff. Only thing, they are $$$ compared to drugstores. But you can print out coupons on their site sometimes. Like those covergirl flipsticks, I think they were $8.99 at BBB and other places had them for $6.99-$7.49.

  • kiwikiwidragon

    I wish the BBBs in Florida sold makeup and then I could use my stacks and stacks of coupons ๐Ÿ™‚ I have never seen a Harmon’s here either.

    I wonder if you being in NYC get all the goodies first and then they trickle down through the states.

    • the Muse

      LOL jen! maybe?! ;-D hehe…! I think Harmons is super great b/c of they also take expired coupons! gotta love it.

  • marie

    BBB doesnt sell beauty… its Harmons, and some BBB have Harmons attached to them. I’m fortunate enough to have one in my city but if your BBB doesnt have a Harmons sign also on the outside of the building it doesnt sell makeup

    • the Muse

      sorry marie, you’re wrong, BBB does sell beauty but not all of them. Certain ones do and others do not. I have two BBB’s in my area one has a huge selection of beauty and the other does not since harmons is located right next door to it. the other does not have a harmons next door or any mention of it and inside they have several aisles with not only makeup but other beauty essentials such as shower gel, etc….

  • christmas

    I just got this and I’m trying it tomorrow. I opened the jar and the smell is so weird though!
    I have a feeling this will be too orange for me (I picked the lightest shade) but who knows. It seemed to blend out nice on my arm.

  • Dawn

    I bought this and tried it, and I wanted it to work so bad! But, with my dry and fair skin, it looked like a mask and felt too heavy. I was hoping this would be an alternative for my ColorStay Active but it is not. I’ll be returning it since RiteAid has a great return policy.

  • harkbeauty

    I just purchased this foundation today in Sand Beige. I tried a sample I got from Walgreens and had to have it. I am in LOVE with it! It makes my face look and feel so smooth. I didn’t find it to feel mask like at all. It actually felt very lightweight on the skin almost like you are just wearing a powder. I am normally one to reach for a tinted moisturizer but on the days I want a little more coverage I will be reaching for this.

  • Rachel

    Haha. I actually thought this was really lightweight, since I am used to wearing mega heavy foundations like regular colorstay and dermablend. I hate color range though. Their so called warm shades are somewhat pink. ๐Ÿ™ Other than that I really like the foundation

  • Shonmarie

    Wow! Thanks for this site and the reviews. I am going to pick this up at my Walgreens tomorrow and was wondering what experience anyone has with the colors? I had been using Avon’s whipped makeup in warmest beige, but it’s been discontinued! I tend to have cool undertones, but so many shades seem to oxidize to an orangey shade. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!

  • td williams

    If I wear creamy natural in cover girl & Olay #220, what would be the equivalent of the Revlon colorstay whipped creme foundation? And a good match for the same in Clinique?

  • Jessica

    I really love this foundation. It really controls my oil and I have verrrry oily skin! It stays on for quite a while. Gives a matte, very full coverage look, and the texture of this foundation is best described as a pudding. Plus I have yet to break out from wearing this foundation ๐Ÿ™‚ so if you are one who tends to sway more for a natural look, ya won’t like this.

  • Isa

    I tried this out just recently. I was supposed to go for that same shade (Medium Beige) as well but the saleslady insisted that I went for Sand Beige. At initial application, I found it a shade lighter than what I need but after a while, it matched my skintone. Dunno if anybody else experienced the same thing.

  • Maria

    I use a very similar product that has that mousse type texture. It’s called Dream Mousse by Maybelline. I love it!!! It matches my skin perfectly and it has that same quality of being used for sheer coverage or more. I love it. I normally do purchase my foundation from revlon however I received a free sample from my local Walgreens and fell in love.

  • Nadya Sadri Mulok

    Have this! I am in the shade 220 Nude. This is siliconey, Dimethicone is the first ingredient and water is the third. It is an okay cream foundation,it does stay longer on the face, however it tends to oxidise on my skin, i look a bit darker after a few hours. And yes, I agree with you Muse, it feels heavy on the skin. I use the SK-II Facial treatment cream foundation, that has a lighter feeling on my skin.

    • Isabella Muse

      I haven’t tried the SK II Facial Treatment Cream Foundation yet! That’s been on my list for a while now, so it’s lightweight? I might have to check it out!

  • Nadya Sadri Mulok

    *browse click scroll type* hahah

    oooh the SK II Facial treatment Cream Foundation is not really lightweight.. It has this night cream feeling when you put it on and very little goes like haul.. (yea a haul! one small rice grain size, dot on face and covers well), without the silicone feeling. Yaaaay! Do try it ๐Ÿ™‚ It has skin benefits (well on my skin it does :D)

  • Justin

    I think this is better than the airbrush foundation ironic cause the airbrush primer is the best drugstore primer ever. For being matte it didn’t cling too much to dry skin for me but this really should be put on with a beauty blender or real techniques sponge. I think the shade range on this is better tones than airbrush. I wish there was a Harmons here cause this is about 14-16 on average