Revlon ColorStay Whipped Crème Makeup


1274 reviews

70% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.1

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.1

Price: $$$


Dimethicone, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Water, Isododecane, PEG/PPG-19/19 Dimethicone, Trisiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, C13-16 Isoparaffin, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol Crosspolymer, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone/Bis-Isobutyl PPG-20 Crosspolymer, C10-13 Isoparaffin, Glycerin, Salicylic Acid, Tocopherol, Lactobacillus/Eriodictyon Californicum Ferment Extract, Cymbidium Grandiflorum (Orchid) Flower Extract, Lilium Candidum Bulb Extract, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Silk Powder, Alumina, Polyisobutene, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone/Silsesquioxane Copolymer, Cyclodextrin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica, Methicone, Sodium Chloride, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Propylene Carbonate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Silica Silylate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol --- MAY CONTAIN (CI 77019/Mica, CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491/CI 77492/CI 77499/Iron Oxide, CI 77947/Zinc Oxide)

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

Sooo pretty. I put on my regular moisturizer after getting out of the shower, then the Neutrogena Ultra sheer sunscreen. Then layered this on top. It was a bit too shiny to pass for just glowy, but a light dusting of powder fixed that up really quick. I spent the morning in an area that was 90+ degrees, and then drove to an area that was in the 50s, the makeup stayed on about 16 hrs and it still looked great.

I don't mind the jar style, since I try to always have clean hands and take as much as I need so no double-dipping. But if the jar bothers you that much you could always just decant some to a travel sized jar, or take on the practice of using a small spatula. You really don't need much at all! With this on I can go without concealer. Or pat a little more on those problem areas.

The only thing that bothers me is that the jar makes it seem like alot, but really you only get .9 fl oz, which is less than a typical foundation. Also fl oz is volume, not weight, and with the whipped texture, you're really not getting much at all, this makes it seem especially expensive for drugstore. :(

on 7/14/2012 7:14:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This does last all day but coverage level is one I would describe as medium. I like this better then the original colorstay, but my hg is still maybelline dream matte smooth.

on 7/14/2012 6:33:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Other, Fine

Eyes: Black

This is an iffy product for me.. it lasts all day but it is extremely dry! I don't have REALLY dry skin but I have oily/combination.. (oily around t-zone, dry cheeks). This lasts well and covers well but I couldn't layer this foundation! Once I put it on, it was very very dry so when I went to put another layer on, as I was smoothing it out (with my fingers), it started rubbing off my first layer and looked splotchy and uneven.. One layer was okay but I need concealer for some really red areas.. Basically, right when I started putting it on, it was very dry and not much like a mousse or at all what it seems like it would be. But lasting power is really good and dries down nicely. I say it gives a matte/satin finish, not dewy on me. To help that (and with all of my other foundations, dewy or not), I just spray fix+ over it and I look fine. I don't need to set this wtih a setting powder and like I said, I have oily skin (but it has gotten a little less oily over the years). I am NC30-NC32, very yellow undertones, and I got the shade Warm golden and it was a perfect match.

Update 11/14/2012
So I've used this several more times and I'm not sure why I had that drying problem the first time I used it, but it seems more creamy now. I'm not in love with it like everyone else is, but it's good. I don't prefer this over my other foundations, but I don't prefer those over them - I guess i just haven't found my HG foundation that I LOVE - I've found ones that work for me fine, but maybe it's just harder for me to love a basic product like foundation.. this works and I just switch up my routine every once in a while and throw this in there. This is lighter coverage than my other foundations though - Laura Mercier silk creme foundation and Maybelline Superstay, but it's still good coverage. This is very weightless on the skin and feels great. I still use my hands to spread this evenly over my face (I dot my face with this product and then blend it out - cheeks first, then chin and forehead) and I find that now I can layer (thin layers) this where I need more coverage. If you're in the market for a new foundation, try it! Jar is bulky but oh well.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

on 7/14/2012 1:57:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I originally loved this product- but then wearing it for several days, i noticed it made my pores really obvious! It's cakey and highlights your imperfections. When I get greasy throughout the day, it highlights my pores and made them more obvious. Don't purchase.

on 7/13/2012 10:05:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I am so in LOVE with this foundation.
About a week ago, I was at the drugstore and I spotted this beauty. At first, I thought it was crap. I didn't even look twice. I assumed that it wouldn't work just because it was a drugstore foundation.

I should say that i'm a total HE makeup snop. I'll admit that. I can't live without my expensive makeup, but I also make it a point to buy some good quality makeup from the local drugstore here and there.

Anyway, today my friend called me saying that she bought this and that her skin looked amazing, and when she showed me a picture I just had to get it. She has seriously acne prone skin and dark marks, her face looked photoshoped. It was so " My skin, but so much better" that I was convinced.

When applied, it's a DREAM. It's creamy and so easy to blend. I left my skin feeling like I wasn't wearing makeup at all. It wasn't fully matte...more semi-matte, in my opinion. The coverage was fabulous. The first layer ( applied with beauty blender ) gave me Medium coverage. I layered it up again, and by the second time smoothing it into my face, I looked like there was never a flaw in the first place. It was seriously that good. My pores vanished, my redness evened into nothing, and the few blemishes I had were gone. It's like I just bought a jar of gorgeous. I'm seriously going to buy back-ups. I just adore the formula and the finish it gives me.

It lasted all day long in the Texas heat, and never emphasized my icky parts. I didn't look oily in the least. In fact, I looked as though I just applied it.

There isn't a scent, it's very easy to apply, and the jar looks nice on my vanity.
I couldn't ask for more. If this stuff get's discontinued, I might just die. I've finally found the perfect foundation for my combination senseitve skin.


5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

on 7/13/2012 7:48:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

***UPDATE 12/31/12 Still obsessed, went thru summer & now Im well into CAs version of winter and still amazing. I dont use a primer, I just use my sunscreen as my primer. Ive also heard some spray MAC Fix+ on face as their primer. I use my new Sigma face brush, and i get a flawless look ALL day. No powder to set my fave bc they all make me oily or breakout, still on the hunt. I do set my underye concealer with BE well rested. Oh and I just ran out of this stuff. Getting 1 tomorrow. :) Great great product!!
***UPDATE*** Still loving this stuff! No breakouts or clogged pores. Adore it!!! :)
Ive tried this on 3 times already. So Im not completely sold on this yet bc i do have sensitive, acne & clog prone, pretty oily skin. I use my sunscreen(elta md) then my primer(fyrinnae) then this with my fingers. Im loving this stuff so far! My sensitive skin would have already had a reaction to it, so thats good. Just wanna make sure acne & clogging dont happen now. It is super muggy out these past few days, so Im really putting it to the test. I wore it for about 7 hrs yesterday @ Sea World, muggy/humid, rainy and down by the ocean as well. Held up like a dream. Only my nose was a lil shiny when i looked in the mirror at home. I do have a dewy kinda look after a couple hrs, but nothing oily looking @ all. Def. approve so far & really hope this works for me.
I was in love with MUFE Mat Velvet+, but not this past summer. Oily as can be. So I was actually using the regular Colorstay oily/combo, but it was a lil heavy for my summer liking & really didnt fight my oil quite like the whipped is! Its a lighter feeling yet has medium-buildable coverage IMO. Im NC25-30 @ my lightest, but since I have a lil color right now Im using Medium Beige & its a perfect fit right now. The jar has already been dropped, but no breaking or cracking(yet) so not crazy about it, but it works with the thickness of this fdtn. So im actually fine with it.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 7/13/2012 2:06:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Red, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I sadly had to toss this one. I put asside my bias against jar packaging (which I find terribly unsanitary), because of the rave reviews, but the performance of this was just attrocious on my skin.

This has a bizarre texture, which someone on a beauty blog describes as being like half-molton icecream. It smells like plastic and something else awful that I can't put my finger on, and it accentuates pores, flakes and bumps like NOTHING else. My skin was in better condition than it had been in years, and it still did this.

Sad to say, after about 5 tries over different combos of moisturisers, naked skin, and sunscreens with no improvement, this one just went in the trash.

on 7/12/2012 1:46:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Cool

Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

First, I have dry skin during the winter and oily/combo during the summer along my t-zone. I also have VERY sensitive/acne prone skin.This product is fairly new and I've seen many reviews about this over youtube and on MUA. I sure did my research before I made the purchase. The price itself ranges from 10.99+ (Walmart has this at its lowest price). I wanted a foundation that was long lasting and saw that it marked "24 hours". Even though, I do not wear makeup for that long, I've been trying to find something long lasting. I work 12 hour shifts and with my other foundations, it starts to fade after 6 hours. When putting this on, it looks sorta pink on my yellowish undertone skin. I bought this in 320 warm golden (I wear mac nc 35/37, c4). While putting it on, it looks a little off but the foundation oxidizes into my skin and matches pretty well. The foundation itself feels like heavy duty whipped cream, so no matter how little of a product you use, it'll feel thick between your fingers BUT because it being so thick, I don't use as much for coverage. It's a full coverage foundation and blends into my skin nicely! I use a foundation brush and take my time putting it on in sections on my face, then using a kabuki brush/flat top brush, I would blend it in. It dries pretty quick, so take your time with it!! I do like the glass container but it would be hard to travel with this, as it is so bulky. Also you get less product in the jar as compared to the regular generic 1fl oz. I feel that it's pricy because of the jar itself...oh well! All in all, I love this stuff!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

Not many items provoke a necessity to write a review but I couldn't help myself concerning this foundation. I will probably be purchasing this for quite some time to come

Coverage: in my experience, it offers a medium coverage that is definitely build-able. HOWEVER, I am not aware of how much coverage I require but I don't believe it is a lot. My skin doesn't require much to even the tone- I use MAC's Fortified Skin Enhancer as foundation on good days if that gives you any reference for how much coverage I actually need. So I find the coverage of this product to be perfect for a more "done up look"

Texture/Consistency: I'm a fan. It blends well on my skin and the color I use, Buff, matches me almost perfectly, (NC15 - 20 depending on the product). Staying power is amazing- again I have relatively well behaved skin when it comes to consistency, not super oily and not super dry, except in the winter months which I have yet to deal with this product in cold weather. But as far as humid heated atmospheres it holds it's own on my face.

CONS: I only gave this product 4 lippies because of three things- one yes is the packaging. My skin although well behaved and clear, will react on a moments notice to the smallest of irritants. Having jar packaging, even though I'm the only one using it, in doors, it is still susceptible to contaminants that could create a negative reaction. I once had atopic derm on my eye lids from hair spray landing on my eyeshadow. Yes Yes I know "Just keep your products sealed before doing your hair" which is common sense, but life happens, some times you're in a hurry, forget, etc. The variables are many in number so Don't care for the jar.

No SPF. I'm OCD about the sun. I wear sunscreen just for the drive from home to work... seriously. No SPF requires me to apply more products to my face. This isn't a HUGE down fall though so it's not so much as a con/complaints as it is something that would make this stuff the total package.

My last qualm here and THIS IS WEIRD, I know... I have worn the product several times so I know it's the foundation, but as I go about my day and the foundation settles into my skin and begins to, um, I don't know- migrate??- I get the nastiest metallic taste in my mouth. I know- weird. so pretty much I just have to be careful to avoid placing this too close to my mouth. (And no I'm not applying it directly to my lips or upper lip or anything)

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

on 7/11/2012 9:33:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I tried this from two samples I obtained at a store. It is thick and dry but does not offer much coverage unless applied heavily. It did conceal pores well. It reminds me of the old Pan Stick in a non-stick form. It might be fine for some skin but not for me. Also, I am concerned about its high level of dimethicone and my acne-prone skin.

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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