Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation Review
From the Brand:
The mousse-like texture feels like silk on your skin. And, the time release formula balances skin for a flawless look. All day flexible wear without flaking, caking or feeling heavy.
Retails for: $13.99
Where to Buy: Anywhere drugstore makeup is sold, such as Ulta stores and Ulta.com, Walgreens.com, CVS.com, Target, Walmart, and grocery stores
My Thoughts: Let's examine the claims on this: 1. Buildable to full coverage for flawless skin- Yeah, it's pretty buildable, but you have to be carefully with how you apply this. I found that if I tried to use a brush to buff it onto the skin, it wiped away previous layers instead of building. You need to use a stippling motion with a multileveled brush or even better a makeup sponge like the Qosmedix sponge or Beauty Blender. Patting and pressing built even layers, but only so much. I still needed a bit of concealer in areas, and more than two layers of foundation started to cake up and look heavy.
2. Soft, matte finish all day long- Yes, this was a matte finish by most definitions. Not a super porcelain dry matte, but a believable natural looking matte finish that looked like it was lightly powdered. 3. Withstands heat and humidity, great for summer- I can't really comment on this one since I've got dry skin and wore it during the winter. However, by comparison to the Revlon Colorstay Foundation in the traditional liquid formula, this one didn't last as long. It was good for my dry skin in the winter time, and the texture is really unique. But I found that it did fade sooner than the liquid, which is what I wear often in the summer time.
There are a few cons to this foundation formula. It doesn't last quite as long as the traditional formula, and the bottle is a heavy glass jar- not very portable or travel friendly. The glass jar makes it a little difficult to see the color of the actual product, and the sticker on the lid isn't quite a match. I had to get two jars, since the lighter shade looked very light and almost greyish in the jar, but it ended up being a perfect match. I'll test out the darker color maybe this summer to see how it does hold up to the heat and humidity. Perhaps my skin was so thirsty that it just ate the foundation like dry skins tend to do sometimes. Also, I'd recommend a primer to fill in pores before using this foundation. It can build up a bit in those areas with the patting motion. Sort of fills them in with extra foundation and can cause skin colored dots of pigment under the lighter layers on top.
There are a lot of pros though. The whipped texture of the foundation is very unique, and I enjoyed blending this into my skin. It felt very hydrating and soothing on my skin. The finish is very nice as well, and I didn't need a powder over the top. It set quickly on it's own, but I still had enough time to work with it and build it up. If I could ever remember to do a favorites post or video again, this would have been in my favorites for the month of February. I think I wore it every day I wore makeup to work. It didn't ever feel heavy, even when it did start to build up in areas that I over did it looking for coverage, like around my nose.
Final Verdict: Great foundation, but not the best for people who really need a full coverage as it's tricky to build.