Thursday, 29 November 2012

Veracious Product Review: Revlon ColourStay Whipped Foundation

Because I've been a loyal fan of Revlon's ColourStay Liquid Foundation for many years, I was eager to test out their new whipped creme version (mmm, whipped cream ;). I was lucky enough to win this product in a giveaway conducted by the lovely Sandra at 15 Steps, Then A Beauty Blog. What's better than free makeup, especially when it comes along in unexpected ways?! Thanks, Sandra :)

Revlon ColourStay Whipped Creme Makeup comes in a weighty glass jar with a sleek, shiny black lid.


It boasts 24-hour wear, and the shade I won was #150 Buff, which is amazingly the shade I wear in the liquid version. What luck!


The opening for the foundation is slightly smaller than the jar and is topped with a thin plastic cover to keep the product extra fresh.



And here's what the foundation looks like! As you can see, it's a thick, creamy consistency that looks quite rich.


The formula is so thick, that I can place a bit of it on the end of my finger without any dripping. In the photo below, I'd had a dollop of it on the end of my finger for several minutes (couldn't get my camera to focus!), which allowed the product to warm slightly. Even with the extra warmth, it did not come close to running or dripping. Much unlike its liquid counterpart!


And here is the Whipped Cream version swatched beside the Liquid version on my inner arm (MAC NC15 skin tone). Both are in the shade Buff

(L) Revlon ColourStay Whipped Creme Makeup in Buff and (R) Revlon ColourStay Liquid Makeup (combo/oily formula) in Buff 
Under a mix of natural and artificial lighting, dried down slightly

As you can see, the Whipped Creme version is thicker and slightly darker than the liquid version.

And now for a before and after! Here's a picture of me wearing only moisturizer and primer:


And here are two photos of me wearing the Revlon ColourStay Whipped Cream foundation only:

Wearing Revlon ColourStay Whipped Creme Makeup in #150 Buff

As you can see, it has excellent coverage, evening out the redness in my skin and covering minor blemishes with ease. 

And here are a couple pictures of a completed makeup look with the ColourStay Whipped foundation as a base:



Dramatic expression! :)

And now for a full breakdown of the product's claims and my impressions!

  • The Promise:  "Finally, truly decadent makeup offers ultimate performance. 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. Buildable to full coverage for flawless skin. Soft, matte finish all day long. Withstands heat and humidity – great for summer. Comes in 16 beautiful shades" (from revlon.com)
Overall, this product claims to combine a rich, luxurious feel without an oily finish or heavy texture. With 24-hour wear to boot. A hard feat to achieve!

  • Shades Tested: #150 Buff (same shade that I wear in the liquid version)
  • Colour Match: I find Buff to be a very good colour match for my skin. It is slightly darker and more  yellow-toned than my skin, but I find this only works to better neutralize redness and can be balanced out by topping it with a neutral setting powder. I haven't tested any other shades to compare this to, but for now Buff works well!
  • Texture: A thick, creamy, dense mousse-like texture (if that makes any sense! Is mousse ever dense?!)
  • Application: This foundation smooths incredibly evenly over the skin. Blending is quite effortless, unlike the liquid version which can feel somewhat dry and must be blended quickly. The formula is quite pigmented, so a little goes a very long way! The only downside is that, because of the richness of the formula, this foundation doesn't really seem to dry down or "set". It does seem to sit on top of the skin, rather than fully blending into it. Although the finish isn't too moist or greasy, you do have to be careful when applying powder on top. Because it doesn't set, the foundation can smudge if you don't use a light hand and a very soft brush.
  • Coverage: Medium to full, buildable coverage. Hardly any concealer is needed!
  • Finish: Lovely velvety, semi-matte finish. I feel this would be suitable for all skin types, except those with very dry or oily skin. Those with combo/dry skin could easily wear this without setting powder, while oilier-skinned gals (like me!) may still want a touch of powder to keep things shine-free.
  • Wear: This foundation really lives up to its long-wear claims! It stays put on me all day with very minimal shine and fading. It has a slight tendency to cake up as the day goes on, but this is only noticeable up close. 
  • Verdict: Overall, this is an excellent long-wear foundation that does feel quite luxurious on the skin without being to rich or heavy. It blends wonderfully, provides great coverage, and really does last all day! The only down side, as I mentioned earlier, is that it does really seem to "set", but rather sits on top of skin. As long as you use a light hand with powder, though, this isn't a huge problem. 
I'll be happy to use this foundation throughout the colder months when the ColourStay Liquid formula is a tad drying on my skin. This won't be forever replacing my beloved ColourStay Liquid, but is a nice, luxe-feeling treat for fall and winter! Thanks again, Sandra, for your generous giveaway!

Hope you found this review to be helpful! Have any of you tried out this formula? Any other favourite foundations for fall and winter?

Thanks for reading!

26 comments:

  1. this sounds like an interesting product! I usually worry whipped foundations will be bit drying but this doesnt look drying at all!
    Nicole
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    http://ramblingbeauty-nicolelou.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. You're right, Nicole- I don't find this to be drying at all! It really is a great foundation. Thanks for taking the time to comment :)

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  2. I love the velvety smooth finish, your skin is actually beaming! Will definitely be swatching this next time in boots :)

    http://Heidi-likes.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. The texture really is lovely- definitely worth a swatch! Thanks for the kind comments :)

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  3. I love this effect! :)
    XX

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    1. Thanks, Marly! I'll check out your blog for sure :)

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  4. Oh man, I have been wanting to try the whipped version for awhile (since it came out)! Maybe now I will have to go out and purchase it...

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    1. It's definitely worth a try- really a lovely foundation. Thanks for taking the time to comment :)

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  5. GREAT job reviewing it.. i didn't expect it to be that THICK! haha :)

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    1. Thanks, Vicky! Yeah, it's definitely quite thick! Glad you found the review to be helpful :)

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  6. I want to try this now!

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    1. Yay! It's definitely worth a try- one of the best foundations I've tried :)

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  8. The make up looks really great.
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  9. you are seriously my go-to for any make up, this was an amazing review! my foundation literally just ran out and i am most definitely buying this. it looks so flawless on your face, and very glowy. I've been meaning to try the whipped products too, just because i feel like they look much smoother and creamier on, so now i'm all excited :D

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Marlen! So glad that you found the review helpful. The foundation really is lovely- definitely worth a peek of you're looking for one with a whipped/creamy texture :)

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  10. thanks u very much! Yes, this is song Laura Marling :D
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    1. Nice! She has a really great voice. And thanks so much for following :)

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  11. I've been looking to try this out, does it dry out your skin at all? I have super dry skin :p


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    1. Thanks for the comment! It doesn't dry my skin out at all; however my skin is combination to oily, so it doesn't get parched easily. I could see how this might be slightly drying for very dry skin, but the texture is very creamy and smooth so it might still be worth a try. Sorry I can't give more clear advice!

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  12. I'm a fan of Revlon products & this foundation looks great on you it looks very natural!

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    1. Thanks very much! Revlon is definitely one of my favourite brands, and this foundation truly is lovely! :)

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