Bonjour my lovely readers!
Today I'm going to be sharing my thoughts and reviewing the...
Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Foundation
I got this on sale at Target for $25 (score!). The normal retail price in Australia is $34.95, so the first downside to this product is that it is on the pricier side but so is most Revlon products in Australia.
In Oz-town, it is available in 7 shades (according to Aus website) and I own it in the lightest shade in Australia, "150 Buff", which is a decent match.
It's in a glass jar which I think makes it look more fancier and classier ;) It is heavy and not convenient for travelling. I kinda wish that it was in more practical packaging because then maybe it'd be cheaper.
It is also unsanitary as you have to dip your fingers/brush in so I use a popsicle stick to get the product out. xD
When you first purchase the foundation, there is a white plastic lid covering the actual product but I chucked it because it was annoying me every morning. :P
It certainly has a unique texture. It reminds me of milkshakes (yum) as it has a thick, creamy consistency. If you dip a spoon in it, it will make a hole and then resume its original shape.
Despite it's thick texture, it doesn't feel heavy on the skin and blends easily.
I would say it is semi-matte as it is mostly matte but still has a slight glow. Because it is still matte, it can accentuate dry patches so be sure to moisturize.
It looks natural initially but I personally find it starts to look a bit cakey and patchy as the day goes on.
I love the coverage, I would say it is medium and buildable. It covers my acne and acne scars well with just 2 layers. Below is a "before" picture of me in all my acne-and-scar glory :'( and an "after" picture, where I applied 2 thin layers of the foundation.
I use my Real Techniques buffing brush and pat 1 layer all over my face and then another layer on my problem areas and then blend.
It claims to last 24 hours but honestly, who wears foundation for 24 hours? Ahh foundation claims... I do think it lasts longer than standard foundations. I've worn it up to 8 hours and it still looked decent. I think it did a decent job controlling oil, however, my T-zone did get a bit oily but that's just because I have oily skin.
This foundation smells slightly of chemicals, but it's not that bad.
Now to the most important question...
Did this foundation break me out?
NO IT DID NOT! :D Yippee!!!
Just also letting you know I have super sensitive, acne-prone skin. So that's saying something.
Overall Rating: 4.5/5
I'm hunting for a drugstore foundation with medium-high coverage and with a dewy (not oily) finish so if you guys have any recommendations, leave them down below!
Sorry for such a long review, I wanted to make sure I covered all the bases.