So, I've been using Revlon ColorStay Liquid foundation for more years than I care to count and when they released the whipped version of this last year, I got a teensy bit excited. I have only tried one (kind of) whipped foundation before, the Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse, and I liked that so I decided to give this one a go.
I do like the glass container it comes in. Its heavy and it makes it feel like a more expensive product. The only thing that really bothered me about the packaging is that it is completely open and exposed when in use. I'm a little bit OCD about bacteria and goodness knows what getting in the product. Even for the liquid version of this foundation, I transfer it to a refillable vacuum-sealed pump bottle.
Anyway, the consistency is much thicker than the ColorStay Liquid and applies with better coverage. I purchased the shade Caramel, which is the same shade I use for the liquid foundation, but for some reason it is a little lighter than the original ColorStay.
Also, the numbering is different. For Caramel in liquid form, it is labelled 400 and in whipped, it is 340. So that is just something to keep in mind if you are thinking of purchasing this. Unfortunately, I did not see any shade darker than Caramel and I do not know if the other shades match to their liquid counterparts.
Below, I also show the shade comparison with Makeup Forever HD foundation alongside the ColorStay Whipped and Liquid. For further color reference, I also wear MAC NW45.
What You Need to Know:
Revlon ColorStay Whipped is a medium to full-coverage foundation and it applies really easily and leaves a natural finish to the skin. For a matte look, I would recommend setting with a powder.
Throughout the day it wears well and I have had no problem with it melting or fading with my combination skin. I do find that it is easier to take off the skin than the Liquid version. I do not have to wash as many times in the shower to remove it.
I believe this is due to the Liquid foundation having more of a grip on the skin than the Whipped. ColorStay liquid has less transfer onto other things (tissue, clothes, etc) than Whipped but I have not found this to be a problem (yet).
Revlon ColorStay Whipped Foundation retails for $11-15 depending on where you buy it but can be found in regular drugstores, Target and Walmart.
I do like this foundation, a lot. It has great coverage and I hardly have to wear any concealer when using it. The only thing I dislike is the fact that it is an open jar but I can see how that would be difficult to get around considering its thick consistency.
I give this 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Thanks for reading!
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