Posted by Ankita Srivastava | Posted in Face, Product Reviews, Revlon | Posted on 14-01-2013
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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
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
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.
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.
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.
The GOOD about Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup :
- Easy to blend
- Good coverage
- Natural Matte finish
- Long wearing
- Gives a glowing, healthy look to the skin
- Photographs very well (in flash too)
- Contains SPF 20
- Suitable for all skin tones
- Well priced
The NOT-SO-GOOD about Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup :
- Bulky packaging
- Unforgiving on large open pores
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
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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