A few weeks ago, I posted a FOTD featuring Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup, which I purchased on a whim while shopping for more important things at Target (e.g., dog treats, a floor lamp, mint M and M's and contact lens solution...the bizarre item combinations are endless).
I was lured by the name, "Warm Golden" (sounded perfect for my light to medium yellow toned skin) and the fact that it was foundation (my addiction to all things foundation related is profound). This product retails for 13.99, which is a veritable steal in contrast to the high end investments I usually embrace. It must be noted that I believe it doesn't matter how inexpensive a product is, however, if it fails to be of good quality and efficacy! This foundation, however, has exceed all of my expectations beyond my wildest dreams. Scroll on for product description, swatches and images!
|Above: A protective shield keeps everything neat and clean.|
The foundation comes in a rather weighty glass jar with a protective shield on top. I am usually not a fan of products that come in jars (for hygienic reasons), however, in this case, I just use my Sephora Airbursh to pick up some product, and I can access the product cleanly, without using my fingers!
|Above: My trusty Sephora Airbrush to the rescue!|
|Above: The dense and creamy product in its natural habitat.|
The foundation is quite dense and firm...like a thick cream...but it is not greasy, oily or heavy in texture. It lacks any discernible scent and is creamy rather than slippery. It is actually quite buoyant when I use my brush to sweep up some product...it is also formulated without parabens or talc, which makes my skin happy!
|Above: Close up swatches of Warm Golden.|
Here is what I am most impressed by with this foundation:
- It blends like a dream (when you use a brush)
- Provides medium to full satin coverage
- Requires little to NO touch ups for the entire duration of wear...I seriously look like I just did my makeup...after 12 hours of work!
- Is transfer resistant
- Makes my skin feel comfortable
- Is unscented, and looks natural while perfecting the tone and evenness of my visage
- Has not caused a SINGLE breakout in three weeks of wear
What do they put in this stuff???!!!
Above and below: Swatch shade comparisons...all of these foundations in my "collection of favorites" are between NC25 and NC27.
Below are some images reflecting the texture and wear of the Revlon Colorstay Whipped Cream Makeup...the first two were taken in artificial light, after about 7 hours of wear (please excuse my crazy whiteboard classroom background!). The second two, were taken in direct sunlight (out the window of my room at the Fairmont San Francisco), a couple hours after application.
In both cases, I applied:
2. Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Foundation in Warm Golden
3. Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate
4. Tom Ford blush in Frantic Pink
5. Dolce and Gabbana liquid liner in Black Intense
9. One of many pale pink/nude lip colors in my purse ; )
Bottom Line: As previously mentioned, the Revlon Colorstay Whipped Cream Makeup has exceeded my expectations tenfold. I have never used a drugstore foundation that I have liked...usually the coverage or wear time is subpar or the ingredients prove to be irritating to my overly sensitive skin...this foundation is the first exception to this trend.
Often, I have Beauty Professor readers emailing me for recommendations on foundations without exorbitant price tags. Up to this point, I have not been of much help...I can now, without reservation, recommend Revlon Colorstay Whipped Cream Foundation!
It has, amazingly, become a member of my foundation rotation, joining the ranks of Tom Ford, Koh Gen Do, By Terry and Le Metier de Beaute...welcome, Revlon, to this venerable club!