Apr 23, 2013

REVIEW: REVLON COLORSTAY WHIPPED CREME MAKEUP

Hi everyone!

As much as I love my San San Matte Finish foundation, I still need to find a longer lasting foundation with a heavier coverage that will not break my bank. My sister and I have been eyeing the Revlon Colorstay Whipped foundation for months but we find it too expensive for our meager salaries. There are online stores that carry cheap Revlon products but it is quite difficult to find the shade that will match us, so what we did was that we visited Revlon counters in malls and tried which shade is for us. We did plan on buying online but the online stores do not carry our shade. :( We ended up buying in the mall instead which is a little disappointing because the price difference is quite big. it is a good thing that my sister kept her loose change in a coin bank and we were able to afford the product.Yey!

So was is worth it? Read on to know what I think about this product! :)

NAME: REVLON COLORSTAY WHIPPED FOUNDATION

Price: P995.00 (approx US$25.00)
Bought from: SM Department Store
Color: Natural Ochre



The container is quite big and heavy. It is made of glass with a hard plastic cover and it also has a removable lid to prevent the product from drying.

What it looks inside:



Swatches:

The product really felt like whipped cream. It is thick and has a powdery feel when applied to the skin.

ROAD TEST:


Skin Problems:
-uneven skin tone
-dull skin
I started with the other side of my face first, so that you can see the difference.
The product blends easily and does not have an overwhelming smell. I think I have used too much product though. :) A little goes a long way, so just start with a small amount. 

It gave me a good coverage and evened out my skin tone. It looked too white on me though. 



I do feel the need to set it with powder because it gives a dewy finish to the skin. My face felt smooth and it is like I did not put any foundation on my skin because it feels light. It does not have leave a white cast on me. I did not use any concealer anymore since the product is thick enough can be used a concealer as well.

After a few minutes, it did not look too white on me anymore. I used a translucent powder so it did not add color to my foundation. 
This is me after about 6 hours.My face is definitely shiny, I think not too much. I did not retouch whatsoever. The foundation did not fade and I can still feel the product on my face. 

MY THOUGHTS:

Packaging: 
Personally, I do not like the packaging. It is not hygienic and bulky.


Formulation/Application: 
At first, I thought the product will feel heavy on my skin but after I have applied it on my skin, it felt light and made my skin really smooth afterwards. It can be layered and very buildable as well. 


Lasting Power:
It lasted pretty well on my normal to dry skin. I went out for 8 hours and when I went home, it still has a pretty good coverage on my skin. If you are oily, it is best to use a good setting powder.


Availability/Affordability:
I find it difficult to choose the right shade because the malls here in the Philippines have limited color selection. I have the same problem with online stores as well. Compared to other drugstore makeup here in the Philippines, malls sell Revlon products a little bit more expensive. For comparison, online stores sell this whipped foundation for P650 (approx $US13.00) while in malls they sell it at P995.00 (approx $US25.00).


What I like:

- long lasting
-evens out my skintone
-feels light and makes my skin feel smooth
-buildable coverage
-no pungent smell
-did not break me out
-minimal white cast

Some Issues:

- A little pricey for me
- It is a little tricky to find the right shade
-not hygienic
-the container is bulky


Recommendations:

- Blend using your fingers. I find that using your fingers warms the product making it easier to blend.
- If you have acne scars, use a stippling brush to stipple the product on to the skin.
-Make sure to test the foundation before buying, it might come off too light at first, but changes color after a few minutes.
-Use a moisturizer and /or primer before applying the foundation. This will make it easier to blend as it provides a smoother canvas for the foundation.

All in all, I am in love with this foundation. I use is only on special occasions or on time when I need a heavier coverage but you can use this for everyday if you want. I will definitely repurchase this once I run out.

How about you? Have you tried this foundation? Please do tell me what foundations you love/hate on the comment section below!!

Thank you for reading my blog!!Take care!!

--maia







6 comments:

  1. Very good Review :) Keep up the good work. I think I'm a little spoiled since I live in Canada and it's so easy to access everything. I never try this foundation. But I find that the Revlon Photo Ready foundation is pretty good too. I never have it but there was one time one of my model she came with her foundation and she asked me to apply on. At first I thought it was MAC but it was Revlon Photo Ready. Pretty impressive. I would say you can even compare it to MAC. I think I should go visit the closest drug store here soon ^.^

    Thanks for the review Patrine :)

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    1. Hey!!I envy you!!hahaa!! I could not afford MAC foundations!haha...I want to try the Photo Ready Foundation too but I have a hard time looking for my right shade..the malls here have limited shades :(

      thank you very much for dropping by! take care!

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  2. Wow! What a thorough review! You did a great job! That is a bummer that Revlon is so expensive in your country. I bought this foundation and with my extremely dry skin it just didn't work well for me. Can you order things online or would it still be that expensive online?

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  3. I can buy in online shops and it is cheaper however, the shades are quite limited. I have been planning to order online but after a month or so, the shade that I want is still unavailable so I had to buy in the department store instead. you would not believe how ridiculously priced Revlon products are when you buy them in malls!

    thank you for dropping by!

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  4. This is a very nice review because you posted photos with and without flash. I am a Revlon lover but they are quite hard to find in Ph so most of the time I purchase them at online beauty shops in the Philippines like Kallony.

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  5. Nice review on this Revlon products. Check out keekay.ph for more of this brand. Buy makeup online in Keekay.

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