Revlon ColorStay Whipped Crème Makeup

3.9

1324 reviews

70% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.1

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.1

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

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)


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

Long review, but there's a lot to cover! Overall, pretty impressed with this stuff, but it could use some slight improvements in packaging. I swore off foundation years ago because I have "textured" skin with large pores and an oily t-zone and foundation always looked so cakey and melted after a while, but not this product! It has a very small amount of salicylic acid, which I think helps control oil. The packaging is heavy and not sensible for travel. The thickness of the glass jar makes picking a color slightly misleading. The color when you open the jar seems much darker than the color you see through the jar, but the outside color seems to be the best bet in choosing. I'm very pale and almost always pick the lightest shade, but the lightest shade in this (ivory) looked very pink and I'm more yellow/neutral, so I went with the second shade, Buff, and it's great! Not big on the jar though, sticking your fingers in can get gross and unsanitary and dipping a brush in isn't much better, but there are worse things that could happen. LOVE the texture, too! So creamy and light, but not like a mousse-melted ice cream maybe? I applied half of my face with a Real Techniques stippling brush. It takes a little more effort than usual to blend, but looked flawless in the end and I had no problems throughout the day. I applied the other half of my face with my fingers, which blended BEAUTIFULLY, but I had a few clogged pores at the end of the day, probably due to the excess oil from my fingers. Feels tacky for a bit, which was disheartening, but after a while, it dried and didn't even feel like makeup! No oil came through whatsoever, even after hours of wear (I would still suggest an oil-control primer though, if oil is a problem). Didn't have to set with powder at all, which was great, since powder emphasizes my pores. Didn't gather around my pores either. I honestly forgot I was wearing it after a while! I still used a concealer on acne scars and blemishes, but that's okay. Very natural smooth skin finish-not too matte, not too dewy. Makes up for the kind of high price. So happy I found a drugstore foundation that actually looks good!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have tried the Revlon Colorstay Liquid foundation, but this creme foundations is much better! I have oily skin, but as the weather gets colder, my skin does become more dry. So I just put on a light moisterizer, primer, then foundation! My skin looks so smooth and set! It also looks super natural..all my friends didnt know I was wearing makeup ;) The only downside is that the packaging sucks..the inside of the lid broke, now I can't twist it tight. But a little bit of product does go a long way!


Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I was really hesitant to purchase this. I'm very acne prone, and this makeup does not advertise as non-comedogenic. It also is very creamy (hence the "whipped" name), and upon looking at it, you'd think it would be a disaster if you are acne prone. But I've been using this for months, and my skin has never looked better.

So first, I was happy that it doesn't break me out. But more than that, the texture of it glides over the skin and doesn't crease. It blends easily, and has the perfect amount of coverage (moderate). Goes on very well with fingers, in fact, I prefer it to a brush or wedge. It really does last all day---and for me, if I set with a bit of powder, I don't have to touch it up at all. The color selection also is very nice.

It really feels strange that the foundation I always come back to is this one---and that I prefer it to some of the higher end brands---but probably the best part about it is that it looks great in photos. Maybe that's because it has no SPF so you don't get that white cast from flash, but it really gives this nice "velvet" type of finish that isn't too dewy (which would like shiny in a photo) but isn't too matte either (which I really find aging). Be sure to wear SPF underneath if you plan anytime in the sun though.

I highly recommend giving it a try. It's too bad there aren't smaller sample sizes of this to try----once you purchase this, it will last you a long time! Oh and check out the many YouTube tutorial clips about applying this---I found this helped me.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This creme is amazing. I was taught that i should stay away from cream makeup as i have very oily skin and i live in tropical country. But i read good reviews about it so decide to try it out. It is pricey in Malaysia(USD20) but its worth it. I come back from work and the makeup is still there. With most brands my foundation will slide or get cakey, this one didnt. I look the same as the time i put it on in the morning.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This product has really turned my skin from red, freckly and dull, to beautiful, smooth and flawless in less than 5 minutes. I use my fingers to apply this product and that gives medium coverage but if you apply it with a brush or sponge, it gives full coverage. This product stays on for at least 12 hours with no problem and no touch ups. My skin has not reacted to this product once.
I love how smooth this product feels on my face and when you go and check your face in a mirror about an hour later, it looks better than when you first applied it! It just sinks into the skin to give a healthy, bright glow.
I would definitely buy this product until it is discontinued!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I have this foundation in the color buff and its a perfect seamless match for my slimline. Its been a battle trying to find that in itself. This foundation has the texture of pudding..I have very oily acne prone skin. Though it didn't cause me to break out it only controls my oil for about four.hours till I need to blot. I have lots of red spots on my face and purple/red acne scars all along my jaw line and let me tell you lol when I solly this foundation I don't even need concealer!! I just fan a little extra on my problem areas and im good to go! I feel like this foundation is so close to my HG that I will repurchase. I just wish oil control was a teeny bit better.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I used to be a die-hard Maybelline. Dream Matte Mousse wearer for about 5 years until I woke up and said "hello? You don't have oily skin. It doesn't work for you!" So I bought this after watching several tutorials and raves about it and I am in LOVE. Definitely will be repurchasing. Best used with fingertips but a sponge gives it a more airbrushed. finish. But the packing is bulky and unhygenic. The price is a little much but since a little goes a long way I won't have to worry about repurchasing. for a while. But am I the only who gets a tingly feeling where you sweat most when wearing this? Or when you begin to wash it off your face?


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This is a high quality long lasting foundation. Revlon has really proven themselves to be on par with some high end brands (think MAC, Estee Lauder, Clinique, Clarins). This foundation does what it claims and is the best value for money.

Packaging
I like the jar. It looks classy and allows you to get just the right amount out with a CLEAN beauty blender. A little goes a long way so I think a pump would dispense too much and its too thick for a tube. Some people say it is heavy to carry around in a handbag but I find this foundation does not budge! You can apply it in the morning and walk out the door, leaving the jar at home.

Application
This may be tricky and requires playing around with. Personally I found a beauty blender works best with quick dabbing motion NOT streaking. The product can dry quickly so you need to move fast. A foundation brush did not blend it out evenly enough and I hated using my fingers because my hands required alot of washing afterwards (the colorstay is no joke). It leaves a semi matte finish and does not look cakey or fake provided you worked with a light hand. I do recommend concealer if you still need to cover blemishes, instead of piling on more product. I have dry skin, and foresee that not all dry skin girls will like this product. You need to moisturise well beforehand! And do not set it with powder. It will stay put on its own (dry skin). It does not feel like a mask but your skin can feel dry if you dont moisturise properly or use some kind of hydrating primer or face spritz throughout the day. In summer this may not be needed.

Staying power
By now everybody knows its long lasting but my most impressive moment came yesterday. I live in South Africa and we are just approaching Summer. It was34 degrees celcius (I dont know what that is in farenheit). I left the house at 10am, I was rushing around all day running errands, sat in my hot car (no aircon) for an hour during traffic. Heaven knows I was sweating! By 11pm when I went to wash my face, it looked EXACTLY the same as the morning. Not even the slightest fade. I also wore a white shirt yesterday and no transfer at all. Even when I purposfully rubbed the shirt against my cheek.

When to wear
This has no SPF in it and personally its too full coverage for those beach/pool days. I would wear this when I want to look my best or if Im going to be indoors all day or if I know Im going to out the house the entire day and cant touch up. The rest of the time I will stick with sunblock and concealer only.

Removal
A normal cleanser will not remove this stuff! You need to invest in a good makeup remover and probably cleanse your face twice afterwards. This has not broken me out but I can see how this might be possible if you do not wash it off adequately especially if you have coupled it with things like primer, powder, concealer etc. Ive experimented with a few makeup removers and the ones that work best in my opinion is dermalogica pre-cleanse (very expensive), Clinique take the day off balm (expensive) and Nivea cleansing wipes (cheap).

I hope this review was helpful. I gave it a lot of time and thought.

Xxx

15 out of 15 people found this review helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I love this foundation, great for oily skin. The packaging could be better but overall it's a good foundation, goes on smooth, color looks natural and doesn't oxidize.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Hazel

This foundation is my holy grail foundation at the moment. I live in Florida, where it's 90+ degrees every single day plus 100% humidity AND I work at Disney World so I'm outside for about 8-12 hours a day.

I have really bad, oily, acne-prone skin. So it's hard to find a medium/full coverage foundation that isn't too heavy or won't slide off of my face the second it starts to get hot.

I can not stress how amazing this foundation is. It covers my acne scars and evens out my skin without being too heavy. The color range is also nice. It's not too yellow and not too pink. After setting this with powder, it will NOT move. I worked eight hours last week with this foundation on and did not need to touch it up ONCE even though I'd been in and out of the humidity all day.

I wouldn't describe it as "whipped cream" foundation but more so just a creme. It's not liquid but it's not "whipped" either.

If you're looking for a foundation that stays put in some crazy weather, or you have oily skin and need something that stays on? This is your best bet. While it is a bit pricey for a "drugstore" foundation, it's worth it. There's quite a lot of product in the glass container and a little goes a VERY long way.

Definitely recommend.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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