Hey guys! I wanted to review a product that I've had for a while and have been generally happy with, but never got around to sharing it with you for a full blog review until now. It's been some time since I've done a foundation review and I've been on bit of a drugstore foundation kick lately so I thought it would be perfect timing to share with you my thoughts on Revlon's Colorstay Whipped crème makeup. Check it out below!
The product comes in a large, weighty glass container carrying 0.8 fluid ounces with an open pot design. It's not the greatest in terms of hygiene since it requires re-dipping fingers/brushes so it's very important to wash hands right before application each time. Overall I still think it looks quite classy for being around $12 at Target.
The texture in the pot itself is an almost springy/fluffy cream which looks liquid but feels more like a mousse-hybrid product. If I turn the pot upside down it doesn't come dripping out so there's a definite density to it. One great thing about it is it's quite foundation-newbie friendly since you literally take a bit on your fingertips and blend it into the skin where you need it and it doesn't require expert blending skills to look nice.
Revlon Colorstay Whipped foundation in 320 Warm Golden
The color I purchased is 320 Warm Golden which is the closest match on my NC30 skintone although as you can see here it does lean slightly pinker than my skin. My face tends to be pinker than my arm, but it is fair warning for ladies who are very yellow-toned that it may not work for you.
You can see with the heavy swatch that it can get very good high coverage but the thickness of the foundation makes it prone to looking cakey when too much is applied. The coverage is actually medium-to-full with a light swatch as well so I recommend starting with less than you think you need and building up only in areas that need more coverage. I have dark acne hyperpigmentation and I can get away with skipping concealer and powder with this foundation so it's wonderful for lazy days or for students, and is actually really awesome for those with oily skin even though it's a "cream" foundation formula. I also find that it looks way better after an hour post-application since it settles into the skin and looks very natural. This natural look lasts throughout the day without looking patchy or breaking down.
Overall, I think this is a nice, affordable option for those who love the texture of cream concealers but want the all-over coverage of a foundation. Most of you new to foundation should be pretty happy trying this out for the first time, but foundation experts who are on camera often may want a higher-end pick for important face time.
Readers, have you tried Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation? What is your favorite drugstore foundation? Let me know in the comments!