|Above: A Revlon menagerie...Colorstay Whipped Creme #200, Colorstay #300, Whipped Creme #220, Colorstay #, Colorstay Whipped Creme #320 and Colorstay #310.|
My recent fascination with Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Foundation has opened a veritable Pandora's Box. The lasting power, flawless finish and kindness to my sensitive skin have made this foundation wondrous discovery for me. Although, for the past four months, #320 Warm Golden proved to be a perfect match for my NC 25-27, my post-summer and fall skin found has lightened significantly, forcing me to find a paler option.
In turn, after buying a bevy of options in both the Colorstay Whipped and traditional Colorstay foundation family (thank goodness they are extremely affordable), I have settled on #200 Sand Beige to deftly handle my late-winter skin. This post reveals swatches of all of the Revlon shades I currently own...I would classify these shades in the NC23-NC30 range.
Scroll on for a copious amount of product images, swatches, and foundation on an un-retouched human face ; )
Below: Swatches (from lightest to darkest) of members of the Revlon Colorstay family in the NC23-30 range. Colorstay Whipped #200 Sand Beige is the lightest and Colorstay #310 Warm Golden is the darkest. Scroll on for shade descriptions...
|Above: Swatches in indoor lighting.|
1. Colorstay Whipped Creme #200 is a light beige with yellow to neutral undertones (NC23-25).
2. Colorstay Whipped Creme #220 Nude is a light beige with peachy to rosy undertones (NW25)
3. Colorstay Foundation #300 Golden Beige is a light to medium beige with golden yellow undertones (NC 25).
4. Colorstay Whipped Creme #320 Warm Golden is a light to light-medium beige with warm undertones (NC25-27). **This incarnation of "Warm Golden" is significantly more natural and wearable in terms of undertone than its very peachy, almost orange sister, Colorstay #310 Warm Golden.
5. Colorstay Foundation #310 Warm Golden is a medium beige with very warm undertones (NC 27-30)
|Above: Swatches in outdoor light.|
Above: The next three images show me wearing Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Foundation #200 in Sand Beige...it does appear to be a perfect match for my wintery NC23 skin!
Bottom Line: I really like the Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Foundation formula...it provides very natural full coverage that lasts an inordinately long time without feeling uncomfortable or irritating my ultra-sensitive skin. It rivals some of the most high-end and exclusive foundations that I own (By Terry, Giorgio Armani, SK-II) and is the foundation that I consistently choose when I require a virtually bulletproof performance over the course of a ridiculously long day and night.
I feel it necessary to note that I am much less fond of the overall effect of the traditional Colorstay formula. Although the shades are reasonable, the scent is rather chemical in nature and my skin feels a bit tight and itchy post-application. The coverage is remarkable and the finish is polished, but, due to the overall sensation I get during wear, I don't see myself turning to this on an even semi-regular basis.
Overall, I am still resoundingly pleased with the Colorstay Whipped Creme; it gives my high end foundations significant competition and I am thrilled to have found #200 Sand Beige for the winter months.