Jul 26, 2012

Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation Review

After hearing such rave reviews from some of my favorite beauty bloggers, I just had to try the new Revlon Colorstay "Whipped" foundation! Plus, I am a foundation fanatic, and I tend to give in whenever a new one hits the shelves! Especially when it's from one of my favorite brands, Revlon.

This jar is absolutely huge and bulky! There is only 0.8 fluid ounces of actual product.

See what I'm talking about? Just look at how much extra packaging there is! UGH. It's so difficult to store. I can't stand bulky packages. It's unnecessary! 

I bought the lightest shade that this range offers: Ivory. I figured that it would match, since I'm Ivory in the liquid version of Revlon Colorstay foundation. 

The sticker peels off on the back. Which I don't like, because I might misplace it if I want to refer back to it. The ingredients are also on the back of this sticker, but the other half is on the jar. It's annoying for people who like to keep track of what they're using.

It's always nice, to me, when products have their ingredient list on them. Just in case of an emergency. You never know what you could be allergic to, or when you're going to have a reaction. That's why I like having the labels on my products. (I know it sounds a little OCD, but, it's a good thing).


  • Wears up to 24 hours. 
  • Talc Free & Paraben Free
  • Bouncy, whipped formula that feels ultra light and silky smooth

Here is the fist half of the ingredient list..

and here is the second half. It bugs me how it's not all on the same label. Who designed this evil peel off sticker?! Does that bother anybody else out there, or am I just crazy? 

This is what you see as soon as you screw off the lid. It's just a protective piece of plastic. However, I prefer  products that have seals, because that way, I'm certain that nobody has opened it.  I like knowing my products are untouched, clean, and brand new. 

After I removed the seal, this is what the foundation itself looks like in the jar. The texture DOES NOT feel whipped at all. It feels more like melted ice cream. (Weird comparison, but it really does). It only felt soft and silky once I blended it out onto my face, but for me, it felt heavy. Not "ultra light" as it claims. Oh yeah, and it had a very strong scent. It reminded me of how mascara smells.

I found that using a brush with this foundation is pointless, because the brushes just soak up the product and waste it. The foundation is so thick that it gunked up the brush and created lines, so I just blended with a damp sponge. I was pleased that the shade was a perfect match for my skin, but that was all I liked about this foundation. 

Here is what the completed face looks like using the Revlon Colorstay Whipped foundation, without powder or primer. I had about 9 hours of wear before I needed to touch up. (So, this doesn't last 24 hours). I have combo skin: an oily t-zone and dry to normal everywhere else. I was pleased with the coverage, however it did feel like I was wearing heavy makeup.

  • Ivory is a perfect match for my skin
  • full coverage

  • $13 (with tax) for only 0.8 fluid ounces of product 
  • bulky packaging
  • difficult to blend
  • has a strong smell
  • has a "heavy" feeling on the skin
  • wear isn't 24 hours
  • texture isn't "whipped or bouncy" as claimed

I didn't like this foundation, it doesn't live up to the claims, and it's just not worth the money. I would rather buy the liquid Revlon Colorstay for $10 that has 1 fluid ounce of product. I also felt that this foundation took me longer to blend than any other foundation I've tried. Once I had it on,  I felt like I was wearing a mask! I mean, it does the job, b

 I wouldn't recommend this, and I'm definitely not repurchasing it! 


  1. you have beautiful pair of blue eyes. btw, did you wash your foundation brush using it? Because my foundation tend to look streaky and cakey if i didn't. problem solved when i washed the brush i used. :)

  2. Thank you Annyss! Yes, I always use clean brushes. Especially for foundation! I hate the grimey feeling of a dirty brush.

  3. Do you like the normal colorstay liquid?

    1. Yes, It's one of my favorite foundations.

  4. I loved this foundation but it is very obvious you have foundation on. I think I prefer the liquid version. I love your blog Hollie, im a new follower!

    1. I know that's one of the BIG reasons I disliked this foundation. It also feels heavy. Thank you for following! <3

  5. $13 (with tax) for only 0.8 fluid ounces of product?! Yeah, that sounds A LOT for such little product. I notice my revlon Just Bitten balm stains had such little product inside of them!

    1. I really hate spending that kind of money on an item that doesn't even work very well. I like the Balm Stains, but the lip butters are more worth the money in my opinion :) Have you tried them?

  6. Yay, someone else who does not like this foundation! I was shocked at how much I hated this, since the original colorstay is one of my favorites as well. :)

  7. What blush and lipstick are you wearing? You are beautiful!

    1. Thank you Ashley, I don't quite remember since this post is from a while ago!

  8. I was wondering if the color Ivory works for porcelain skin colour, because I really do want this foundation and the liquid one, but I ain't sure if it will work.


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