Review: Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup

Friday, December 07, 2012

Hello, lovelies~ My favorite foundation thus far has been from Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation for Combination Oily Skin. A few weeks ago, Revlon released their new Whipped Creme Foundation in Jakarta. Being a foundation junkie, I (of course) went and bought it in the shade Natural Beige. 

Right off the bat, the packaging is heavy. The foundation is sealed in a glass jar with a black twist off lid that attracts a lot of finger print. I'd usually wipe the lid with a tissue after using this foundation, but that's not a problem. 


Once the lid is opened, there is a white separator that keeps the foundation clean. Unlike most lids, there is a groove where my fingers fit nicely to pinch it when I want to open the lid. The only problem with the packaging is how heavy it is, making it hard for me to travel with it. Not only that, it takes most of the space in my makeup bag. 

The texture of the foundation is similar to a whip cream after it has been whipped into an almost stiff peak. Hmm, it's almost like the texture of butter when it's room temperature. Soft but not melted, as seen on the picture below. 

On a closer look, the texture is kinda fun to play with. Maybe because I didn't have any foundation with this texture. It really feels like touching an almost stiff peak whipped creme ^o^

The shade I bought is in Natural Beige, which isn't the exact match for my skintone. You really have to swatch this on your hand because the colors in the jar may be deceiving, as they tend to look a lot lighter than the product. 

Once I dot it on my face, I noticed an unpleasant scent coming from the foundation. For me personally, I feel that it's quite strong, even when blending the foundation, it's still there. However, if you don't have a sensitive sense of smell, I don't think it would bother you.

After blended evenly all over my face, I noticed that it has a medium coverage and is able to concealmost of my mild acne scars and redness on my cheeks. It has a semi matte finish on my face, which is great for those wanting a little dewy glow in their makeup.

One thing that annoys me is the slightly greasy and/or sticky finish once I finished blending all of the foundation on my face. It isn't like the Colorstay Liquid Foundation where it sinks in almost instantly when blended. This foundation lingers on my face, leaving an almost sticky finish on my face. The creme texture is possibly one of the reason why it feels sticky, I think. I dislike the feeling of foundation clinging on my face and doesn't feel like second skin. I like a foundation when it just sinks in and I forgot I was even wearing foundation. Sadly, this foundation is nowhere near lightweight on my face. 

As for the staying power, it lasted around 4 to 5 hours on my face with only one layer applied. I can't imagine applying another layer when one layer is already that 'heavy'. The oil control is average even when set with a powder afterwards. It was around 2 hours until I saw oil leaking from my T zone. I have an oily skin type, FYI. See my nose and forehead looks slightly greasy on the picture below? 

Overall, I was a bit disappointed by this foundation because I find that it couldn't compete with its relative the Colorstay Liquid Foundation. I find that the semi matte finish is lovely on pictures, but the slightly sticky feeling turned me off from using this foundation. I favor the texture because I feel that it easily blends into the skin, but it feels clingy on my face. I'd think it would look good for people with normal and/or dry skin since it is a creme texture. In short, I like how it looks on pictures (without flash, preferably), but I hate the feeling on my face

It all comes back to personal preference, really. I prefer to have my foundation lightweight up to a point that I can't feel I'm wearing it. Priced at Rp 150,000, it really is a miss for me. *sad face*

So, have you tried this foundation? If you have and you have a different skin type (not oily), do let me know how you like or dislike this foundation, so I can let the other know your experience. Thanks for reading, until then, I'll see you later~ ^_^ 

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15 comments

  1. ooh I tried this on counter just like two days ago, intended to buy it though, but the jar casing holds me back >.<~ I've been wanting the mousse one from the line :)

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    1. We have the same reason behind the thought of wanting to purchase this item. I also want a mousse-textured foundation. >.<

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  2. Waaah padahal sempet pengen beliii....
    Ternyata kurang cocok buat kulit berminyak yach?soalnya aku juga oily parah T.T

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    1. Dicoba aja Lina, ada beberapa yang kulitnya berminyak cocok2 aja. Emang tergantung sama setiap orang sih kayanya. ^_^

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  3. wah, ga cocok fan? gw malah suka banget foundie ini. malah lebih prefer ini daripada burberry. hahaha

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    1. Kaga, Celle. Kulit lu lagi kering apa beminyak sih? Gw ntar mo coba ngeringin pake Retin-A baru gw coba lagi, bwakakak... Ever since I heard you rave about it, I reaaaalllyy want to like this foundation >.<

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    2. haduuu sayang bgt fan. padahal gw juga oily. tapi pake foundie ini minyakannya ga parah gitu, malah ga gw bedakin. emang kalo dipegang rada berasa lengket sih. tapi gw lebih concern foundie-nya lengket ke orang lain.. hahaha. di gw sih comfortable. hasilnya flawless pula. I wish it'd work on you :(

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    3. I know, after hearing you raved about it~ T__T

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  4. iyaa, pas coba swatch di counter ternyata feels sticky! malah langsung ga suka. eventhough everyone raved about this, i think i won't purchase this. uda yakin ga cocok. tapiii.. bole tu fan kalo km mau share ke aku. penasaran juga si. ahaha.. great review as always, phanie!

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    1. Nah, waktu itu gw ke counter blm ada tester. Being the ever-so-stubborn me, gw main beli aja, hahahaha.. >.<

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  5. I have this foundation and it made me break out! :( After I started to read reviews one this after I bought it I think these foundation runs light. I even bought the wrong color.

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    1. The colors in the jar looks an awful lot lighter when swatched. It was really unfortunate that it broke you out T_T

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  6. sayang bgt ga cocok, ce :( aku pgn bgt nyobain ini soalnya review2 di mua bikin pgn. ga tau sih bakal cocok di aku atw ga. tp di counter cuma nyedian 3 shades,,sedih..mesti po dan mahal. hahha

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    1. He eh, Del, kepengen banget cocok, tapi yah kulitku berkata lain.. Aku masih lebih suka yang liquid foundienya. The best!

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    2. Sama, aku lihat peragaan dr stella kayaknya oke.
      Tapi keliatannya sekarang ga gt oke ya....
      Hmmmm thanks for review stephhh

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