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Jan212013

Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup

Right! To kick off this week's reviews, here is the popular Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup (P975), a matte cream-liquid foundation hybrid that promises to be long wearing. I'm sure you've read a lot of good things about it already! I won't prolong the suspense, which is why I'll go ahead and say that it's a great foundation for the price.

Here's why.

What I love about the product

  • Makes my skin flawless. Scary flawless but not in a bad way. The coverage is medium to heavy and it's even opaque enough to be a concealer.
  • The matte, super smooth finish doesn't look flat and fake on skin - as long as you give it some minutes to settle. It looks weird upon initial application but after 15 minutes or so the foundation seems to blend better. It slightly oxidizes. Know this to be true: it looks better the longer you wear it.
  • Looks amazing in any lighting - indoor, outdoor, in a studio, with flash even if it has SPF20.

  • Long-wearing. Doesn't fade or slide off with oil/sweat. It's something oily-skinned girls will love! I get oily only after good five hours (take note I have combi skin), so I only need to retouch once when I wear this all day.
  • Unlike other thick, long-wearing foundations, Whipped Cream is very easy to work with. You can use your  fingers, sponge, or favorite brush to spread it around as it's not a picky texture for me. You need to blend this properly though.
  • Doesn't feel heavy or caky on the face.
  • Surprisingly no breakouts.
  • Fairly affordable at P975 for a big jar. 

Swatch of Natural Beige on NC35 (medium yellow) skin. Not my shade, and I know it, but it's the one I have. I'm posting it here for demo purposes.

To appy: dab it all over the face then blend downwards with your preferred tool. Apply another layer in areas where you need coverage like under the eyes, blemishes, etc.

I use my fingers or a powder brush like this one from Charm. A flat top brush works well with this foundation too. Yes it looks gray and weird on me - again not my shade, but you'll see how it looks better after a few minutes of adjustment to my skin.

Set with powder in indoor natural lighting around 5pm. 

Flash, indoor

Natural light, morning. Very heavy layer.

In a studio under harsh white lighting, shot a video podcast

What I don't like about the product

  • I would rather have a pump for a foundation like this, or at least a compact. It's such a hassle to screw the cap on and off, not to mention that it's unsanitary without a spatula.
  • It feels very sticky initially but it dries down eventually.

Recommendations

The Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup whipped up a storm (get it? Ha ha) because people found it difficult to believe that a drugstore foundation could look and wear this well. I highly recommend this for oily girls who need a long-wearing foundation for everyday use - just make sure to wear a thin layer as the coverage can look heavy for day. It's also a great special occasions foundation because it photographs amazingly well (no white cast).

I'm not entirely sure about the shade availability here but there are 12 in the Revlon website. As with all foundations, make sure you get a good shade match. Tip: it's wise to swatch on your neck instead of your cheek or jaw line. The goal is to blend the foundation to the color of your neck to avoid looking like a floating head.

Verdict

Great stuff! I didn't get an exact shade match in Natural Beige - I think I'm a Warm Golden or Medium Beige in this line, though I'm usually a Medium in other Revlon foundations. Why they changed the names of their shade selection here I don't know. :/ Anyway I think I can pull off Natural Beige as long as I'm not facing any flash. I will probably get my correct shade somewhere down the line, when I'm out of my other favorite long-wearing foundies.

What do you think? Have you gotten this already, or do you plan to?

PS - I'm sure some of you will ask how this compares to the Revlon Colorstay liquid foundation. Sorry, I haven't tried that so I don't have feedback. When I do I will definitely do a comparison. :)

Reader Comments (40)

I'll be attending a friend's wedding and I'll be doing my own makeup. This would be the perfect face base as I have combination-oily skin as well. Thanks for the post Liz! :)

January 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLian

I haven't tried this but it's an affordable foundation option to consider for events coming up in the next months! I notice there are questions in the 'Ask Liz' portion about graduation and birthday makeup and so on. I'm sure recommendations for prom makeup are going to be popping up as well. And this just might be the answer.:-) The pros per your review fit the bill for "event" makeup base nicely.

@Cams: You might want to check this out!:-)

January 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterYani

A bit iffy about the oxidizing part though. Isn't that bad?:-/ Do you suggest getting a shade lighter for when it oxidizes? Ganun ba yun?

January 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterYani

Makes your skin look so flawless!! Thanks for the tip about swatching on the neck instead! I always swatch on my jawline! Always thought it was the face color that we need to match. But reading your tip, it actually makes sense that you match your neck, wonder why I haven't thought of that before. Haha! I agree that it's kind of unsanitary and difficult to get the product in this packaging. What I usually do is I use a wooden stick (the one often used for waxing) to get the product if it's packaged in a jar. But sometimes I think it absorbs the product so it's a bit wasteful. Great review Ms. Liz!!

January 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterYana Tan

I've tried the Colorstay Liquid Foundation and loved the finish. Have you tried that? What's the difference with this one? I noticed that this has a higher rating in Makeupalley and have always wondered what the difference was.

January 21, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteresquire

The formula has some anti-irritants and skin-identical ingredients! Although I don't think they'd remain stable due to the packaging. You're right, I think a pump would've been way better just for lessening the hassle. Your photos look great Liz! Been looking for a cheap spf-less foundation for night so I'll probably give this a look<3 I hope they have a really pale and neutral shade somewhere there. Thanks Liz!

January 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGino Erana

oh very very bad girl mis liz heheheeh you def convinced me to get this. youtube gurus are also raving about this. what i dont like about it though is that the jar is heavy, pero i think this is something thats not meant to be touched up throughout the day kaya it's ok kahit to leave the jar at home. i agree with you sana pump bottle application nalang instead of having to dip my fingers in the jar, it makes it unasanitary. im planning to transfer this to one of those portable jars . thanks again and nice review!

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January 21, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermmiz eloise

I have the liquid foundation in warm golden and I heard the shades are very similar to the liquids so if you already have that, then it's easier to match your shade with this. I will definitely try this out, it looks really fancy but such a bummer if you're going to go travelling!

January 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKhristine

I'm a MAC NC40 and I got the shade 320/Warm Golden for this foundation. It's about a shade too light for me and Warm Golden is already the darkest shade offered in the line. Just sharing because I always look for people with similar colouring to mine in comments sections, haha! I CAN work with it though and it really does settle in nicely after about 20 mins of wear. I only use this at night because the coverage is heavy talaga.

So I DO like the formula but maaaan the packaging is total crap. You'd think that because the glass jar is so big and heavy that there's a lot of product in it...not really. The actual space allocated for the product is smaller than it seems, and for a full coverage foundation, I went through this one much quicker than expected. I tried to be diligent about using a spatula at first but I got too lazy and even though I always make sure my hands are clean before applying makeup, you can't help but transfer some stuff when you use your fingers.

January 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMariana

This is so similar to Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Foundation! Even the way it's packaged is the same. But LM is $50 so Revlon is worth a try.

January 21, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersoleil

I also have that 'complaint' about the shade. I wished they had the complete line here available. Maybe there's a better shade for me. But I agree with the rest of your review! Great on skin. I do use a spatula to be more hygienic and even transfer it in a smaller container coz I sometimes do my make up in the office and difficult to bring the whole bottle.

January 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBlairbitchbunny

sobrang flawless nga result Ms. Liz,okay kaya in morena skin?and hassle nga sa cap.nice review.

January 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterOhms

@Mariana There's still a shade darker than Warm Golden; it's Caramel :)

January 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPolly

@Polly: really? Will check next time! :) still don't think I would buy bit again though, just because of the packaging.

January 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMariana

Great tip about swatching on the neck, I swatch on my cheek all the time. After reading this I'm a bit wiser :-) I will try the Colorstay Foundation first just because it's already on my shopping list. Thanks for the review.

January 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMaybelle

hi!!! Im just wondering if what brands of make-up are compatible to ASIAN skin?? especially for foundations? Since most of the products are made by American and European manufacturers sometimes the palettes are not that flattering to our skin especially for morena's. Even if you get the darkest shade it doesn't suit the skin and your face would look whiter than your neck..hehehe

January 21, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpeeyah_03

I don't like the fact that it's not with a pump (not a fan of liquid foundies too) but I absolutely love the coverage!

January 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPrincess Julia

Too expensive for a drugstore brand. I suggest you buy from online shops. It's only a bit less than Revlon ColorStay at 0.8 fl oz (ColorStay has 1 fl oz), so the amount is just right. I like that it oxidizes; Revlon foundations are not really made with the Asian complexion in mind. They're too beige, not yellow enough. If they didn't oxidize, they would look weird. The same thing happens with my ColorStay in Golden Beige: initially, it looks too pink compared with my chest, but as the day goes by it begins to blend with my skin tone.

I wonder if Whipped Creme is as difficult to remove as ColorStay? They seem to have almost the same properties. I'd prefer ColorStay only because the packaging, although pumpless, is more handy. The jar packaging of Whipped Creme lets in too much air into the product.

Please try ColorStay too so you could do a comparison! Your shade would be Golden Beige or Warm Golden.

January 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAviva

I'm always on the look out for make ups that will last long on oily skin. One question though, did it cause any breakouts or clogged your pores?

January 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNina

This is my HG foundation! I initially bought it in that shade (natural beige) cause the sales assistant insisted it was yellow base-- which it isn't. I had to buy another one (natural ochre which is kinda like the shade of most of my BB creams, dapat sand beige ako but like a BB cream, it adjusts). Sayang! I wanted to report her but it's too hassle. Haha.

Anyway, I super appreciate your swatches cause it shows the real color of the product (I would know). It is true (for those who haven't tried it yet), it looks better the longer you wear it-- like a BB cream if you ask me. It blends like a dream and I love the texture. Sayang nga lang na hindi appropriate yung brush na gamit ko (stippling brush is too flimsy or soft, it's better to use a dense brush with this).

@Mariana: I think Caramel was the shade worn buy Halle Berry on the ad. Not sure though.

@Aviva: It's easier to remove than Colorstay liquid foundation-- at least for me and for some other bloggers.

January 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNikka

I have the same opinion about the packaging. It's unsanitary! I wonder why they didn't put them in pump bottles like the other foundations in the colorstay line. Anyway, I've been thinking about investing on the colorstay foundation from Revlon. I've heard great reviews about it, and I've also had first hand experience with it (I've been using my mum's for quite some time now). Sad thing is, it's not my exact shade match. That's why this would be on the top of my lemmings list! :D

January 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNikki

yey finally you posted this review that I was waiting for! Thank You! And thank you that you have posted pictures of you wearing this. I had read tons of good reviews on his foundation but i haven't found a picture of an asian with NC35 wearing this to give me a better idea of what kind of finish this foundation gives. And kudos for giving as multiple pictures under different lighting. Sobrang thorough! I like the finish on you! I'm going to get this and probably check out medium beige since I'm NC35 as well and Natural beige is lighter on you.

January 21, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercouchpotato_md

I actually like that this oxidizes. I absolutely love the photo taken in the morning, you looked.. ethereal with the foundation on. But still, its a bit pricey for just a small jar. Nonetheless, I think its worth it naman. I am always in the hunt for long lasting foundations, because I am always on the go. I agree that this would be better had it been fitted with a pump. :)

January 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDani

wow liz ang ganda mo dun sa photo wearing black top; i also like your makeup here! i think among all the FOTD photos you posted here in your blog these photos (wearing black top) are my favorite! your hair color compliments your skin tone and your makeup plus i think it's the effect of the foundation narin, perfect! :)

January 21, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteryan

I just wish its more handy and if its that liquidy, it prob is better off in a pump. But still great stuff, great price!

January 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterManilaJen

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