Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup : Review, Swatches, Photos


Hey everyone!

Today I’m reviewing the newly launched Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup which is a long wear, cream based foundation. I’ve been wearing this often lately and I have to say I really like it!

Price : Rs 800 for 23.7 ml


Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup - Review
Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup – Review


Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup - Review
Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup – Review





What Revlon says about the foundation :


  • Time release technology balances skin for a continuously flawless look.
  • This next-generation patent-pending whipped crème formula feels lightweight and comfortable, so makeup looks flawless all day, without rubbing off
  • Bouncy, whipped formula feels ultra light and silky smooth
  • Soft Matte finish
  • Buildable to full coverage
  • Wears up to 24hrs
  • Fragrance Free
  • Oil Free
Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup - Review
Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup Review


Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup - Review
Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup – Review



My take on the Product


The Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme foundation comes in a bulky glass jar packaging. The jar contains a soft plastic insert inside to prevent the packaging from getting messy. However the packaging does tend to get a little messy as product oozes out through the edges and settles around the mouth of the jar. For 23.7 ml of packaging, the jar feels quite heavy and bulky since it made of glass and has thick walls. As much as I like the foundation, the packaging is a little inconvenient – I wish it was more compact and sleeker, with something to prevent the leakage of the product.


Texture and Coverage : The texture of this foundation is like a thick liquid cream, its very different from the mousse foundation presently in the Indian market (Lakme Absolute Mattreal Mousse, Maybelline Dream Mousse, L’Oreal Matt Morphose). It feels rich in texture but it not heavy or greasy at all. It blends quite easily and a little goes a long way. The foundation can be applied sheer for medium coverage and with a heavier hand for near full coverage. However, it doesn’t fully mask blemishes, spots etc. so one might need spot concealing for the problem areas. I don’t however need an under eye concealer when I wear this.


Wear Time : The foundation blends into a nearly matte finish but its not a dry or powdery matte. With my combination skin in winters, I don’t need to top this with powder. My T-zone however does get a little shiny after about 4 hours of wear but it doesn’t look oily, just dewy. I can actually go without powdering during application and without touch-ups for a good 6-7 hours with this foundation. The one thing I noticed while swatching this for photos was it tends to ‘set‘ on the skin after a few minutes – giving enough time for blending etc. while giving a long wear finish. It does however oxidizes mildly on me, not very noticeable but I tend to pay more attention to these things than one normally would. I’ve tested its wear for around 14 hours and it wears beautifully! There is not cakiness or patchiness and any dewiness that might appear due to oil can be taken care of with a dab of a tissue or a  bit of powder.


Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup - Review
Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup – Review


Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup - Review
Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup – Review


Finish : Since its creamy and matte, it would work well for different skin types. Dry skinned women need to wear a good moisturizer underneath though and oily skinned women may need to touch up with powder a couple of hours after wear. This foundations needs smooth moisturized skin underneath for easy blending. It photographs beautifully, looking just as natural and flawless as it does in person. It makes the skin look flawless and gorgeous in flash pictures. It contains SPF 20 as well.  Despite the matte finish, it makes the skin look glowing and healthy. On very close inspection under direct sunlight, I noticed very tiny shimmer in it – almost microscopic size, which I could not see in the tub or in artificial light. I hope it wasn’t my eyes playing tricks on me or just the some natural glisten on my skin! But from the finish and glow it gives, I feel quite sure there are some light reflective particles in there.


Downside : The only thing that slightly bothers me about this foundation is that tends to accentuate the large pores on the side of my nose in an unflattering way. I don’t think it can be seen in pictures but it tends to settle into the large open pores on my nose which can look quite bad. There are 2 ways to eliminate this problem – use a fluffy stippling brush for application in that area or use a smoothing primer that’ll fill up the pores so that the foundation applies smoothly. This isn’t a big issue but its one of the only things that takes away points from this near-perfect foundation!


Application : I’ve used fingers every time I’ve applied this except for the small area of my nose where I used a brush to get an even finish. It works best with fingers.


Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup - Review
Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup – Review


The foundation comes in 3 shades and I’m showing the 2 lighter shades from the range – Natural Ochre (for fair skin with yellow undertone), Warm Golden (for medium-fair skin with warm undertone). The darkest shade from the range is Natural Tan.

Natural Ochre is a little pale for me, it doesn’t look garishly light but it doesn’t look natural either.

Warm Golden is absolutely perfect for me. It looks very natural and doesn’t look ashy in flash pictures unlike Natural Ochre which doesn’t look very good in flash on me. Warm Golden has a little bit of reddish undertone too.


Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup - Review
Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup – Review



FOTD - Gold eyes, Bright Pink Lips
FOTD – Gold eyes, Bright Pink Lips



FOTD - Gold eyes, Bright Pink Lips
FOTD – Gold eyes, Bright Pink Lips


Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup - Review
Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup – Review


FOTD : Neutral eyes, Matte Red Lips
FOTD : Neutral eyes, Matte Red Lips



FOTD : Purple Smokey eyes, Bright Pink Lip
FOTD : Purple Smokey eyes, Bright Pink Lip


Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup Swatches
Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup Swatches


Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup Swatches
Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup Swatches



The GOOD about Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup : 

  1. Easy to blend
  2. Good coverage
  3. Natural Matte finish
  4. Long wearing
  5. Gives a glowing, healthy look to the skin
  6. Photographs very well (in flash too)
  7. Contains SPF 20
  8. Suitable for all skin tones
  9. Well priced

The NOT-SO-GOOD about Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup : 

  1. Bulky packaging
  2. Unforgiving on large open pores


Overall Verdict


Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup is an excellent cream based foundation that blends easily giving excellent coverage and a long wearing natural matte finish. There’s hardly anything not to love about this foundation – from the texture, finish, wear time to the price, everything is pretty amazing! I wish it had a nicer, less bulky packaging though!

I would recommend this to everyone, especially those looking for a foundation that photographs well!

Rating : 4.5/5


[note color=”#FFE4C4″]Have you tried the new Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup? How was your experience? Drop your comments below! [/note]


Disclaimer : Product sent by the brand for consideration. However, the opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always. Read full policy HERE.


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    1. I have big pores on my cheeks too Deepti but there I don’t see an issue, somehow only the ones on the nose seem to accentuate a bit. Using a smoothing primer should help!

  1. Reading your review, I’m tempted to try this product for the upcoming wedding season. I’m a beginner in makeup and for every day routine I’m using Lakme absolute mattreal mousse. Would you recomend Revlon whipped creme to a beginner? changes that I may go overboard cakey if not careful in application?

    1. It shouldn’t be difficult to use Maneeta though the Lakme Mousse is a little more effortless. WOuld definitely recommend this for better coverage.

  2. hey, how is this compared to the colorstay active and new complexion makeup from Revelon (which used to come previously). Thats been my favourite foundation till date

  3. Shud give it a try…have u tried Revlon colorstay liquid foundation???? it works great for my combination/oily skin…wud love to know ur take on that….

    1. Haven’t tried it myself Shabana but the reviews are great! Though I am planning to pick it up soon. I almost bought it some weeks ago but the counter had very old stock – 2010 manufactured, so I left it then.

  4. every time use foundation with my fingers, I tends to get uneven coverage, some where more and some where its less..:-(
    need more practice.. One ques for picking up foundation it should be lighter from your skin tone or matching with your skin tone?

    1. Its best to pick foundation that matches with your skin tone, preferably neck as sometimes the neck tends to be darker and a whitish face looks unnatural. Though at times going with a slightly lighter foundation gives a brightening effect as long as the undertones match. Like MAC Matchmaster no. 3 is slightly light for me but it brightens my skin and adjusts to my coloring in a some time.

      Some foundations don’t work well with fingers but I’ve noticed that most do when the skin is properly moisturized and exfoliated!

  5. hey hi 🙂
    Ill b joining my postgrad classes soon. what do you recommend (foundation) for daily wear for fair to wheatish complexion and oily skin. plz also suggest any product for terribly tanned arms 🙁 :'(

    1. Hi Diksha, Lakme Absolute Mattreal Mousse or Chambor Ultra sheer delight foundation would be perfect.

      You can try the Nivea Whitening body lotion or the Vaseline one, make sure you use sunscreen also before stepping out. A home remedy that helps in curd+lemon, apply it like a mask and keep it on for 15-20 minutes and then wash it off, should see results in 10-12 days with this.

  6. I want to know one thing if u may please.. how have you detected there’s reddish undertone in warm golden shade? I wanna know it too.


    1. Hi Heena, its visible in the swatch. Compare it with Natural Ochre and you’ll notice that Natural Ochre is yellowish while Warm Golden has a touch of red!

    1. Hi Pari, its not the best foundation for oily skin but it can definitely work if you apply a setting powder on top to keep the oil in control. It has a matte finish so that should help!

  7. hi
    wat is meant by ”oxidises mildly” ?
    i mean..oxidation of foundation – have never heard of that but then,am not much into make up
    can you pls. explain whats that

    1. Hi Nidhi, when foundations oxidize on the face – they turn a little orange or dark yellowish in color after a few hours. In this case, the foundation seemed to darken just a little bit after few hours on my skin, may be due to the oil but it was very mild and can be taken care of by blotting the skin or applying some powder.

  8. HI Ankita ,
    I want a buy a foundation , my skin is dry to very dry and have pigmentation too .Which foundation would you suggest.
    I liked the revlon primer though which is very moisturising and give me a healthy glow .
    But foundation plz suggest!

  9. is the natural ochre too light?.. i bought golden medium after reading your post and it matches well but slightly reddish for me.. u think i should try natural ochre?

    1. Hi Nitika, its is definitely light. Why dont you try the shade on your face at the store and see how it looks. Its difficult for me to recommend since I’ve not seen you in person.

  10. Hi Ankita , m a big fan of ur blog 🙂 ,& now m looking forward to buy a new foundation bt m confused between Lakme Absolute Mattreal Mousse & MAybelline foundation … also recently a friend of mine had brought a revlon recovery foundation, whats ur take about this product ..

    1. hey Honey, I’ve never heard of Revlon Recovery so can’t help you with that, is it a new launch?

      Lakme Mattreal Mousse is good for light coverage daily wear while Maybelline Dream Mousse liquid gives much better coverage. You can see which one suits your requirement the best.

  11. Heya!
    Ankita..i just first need to say that you look extremely petite and beautiful! 🙂 *tight hug*
    Thanks 4 d wonderful reviews sweetie..i’ve just come across corallista this week..n i’m addicted to reading yr reviews everyday! Gr8 job ankita..thanks a ton! 🙂

    But before buying my foundation i wanna consult u…which one should i buy..This or the Lakme Absolute white intense..for near full coverage…n overcome d redness of my face to some extent ( face tends to be red when i step out! 🙁 ) Please help me this Ankita..

  12. Hi Ankita
    Im bit confussed betwen lakme absolute mousse and revalon whipped cream…can u sugget which one is better?? Im NC42 to 45 in MAC. I like lakme mousse but havent tried the whipped cream yet…..want to have ur opinion before buying. Pls reply

  13. hi ankita
    last week i tried the Natural Tan shade of the Revlon Colorstay Whipped cream foundation at a store and found that when i dab it in dots all over the face it is visible only wen one takes a closer look..else it camouflages really well…… means thats my shade …right ?
    So i bought it. But when i wore it for a party i looked darker in the mirror and fairer in photographs……i mean wen i looked at myself in the mirror my face looked quite artificial….as if i had layered it in hundred layers…..why did this happen?…..i’m confused and also not sure whether i bought the right shade?……do u think i should have bought the lighter one?

    1. Hi Surabhi, Revlon colorstay whipped is a pretty heavy coverage foundation. You could try using lesser amount by sheering it down with some moisturizer. If it blends into your skin properly, then it is the right shade for you. But best way to check is in natural light as store lighting can be deceptive.

      1. hey! …finally u replied!…:))
        you r so damn right…i did use a moisturiser and it worked!……also i wrote elsewhere in the comments one other reason was the Primer…i had used revlon perfecting primer and it spoiled everything……this time wen i tried the foundation with moisteriser n without primer…..i got the look i wanted…..too much of Revlon whipped cream is a big no no then….thanks………ur a darling!…….<3…..

  14. hey thanks for tthe review!,,this looks like an awesome foundation! would u rate it against bourjouis healthy mix tho?..i have combination skin 🙁 , but i prefer dewy over dry n patchy!..

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