Whipped cream makes me think of a few things – strawberries (and cream), cakes, pies… hardly foundation. Does the idea of light fluffy white moist cream bring to mind a beige coloured product you’d apply to your face as opposed to shovelling it into your tummy? I thought not!
But this is precisely what Revlon called their Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup foundation.
Like a cream, it comes in a heavy glass jar which is really unique I thought. It might be why I picked up a tub the first time I saw it at the display shelves all those months ago. It was just too different to pass up! Wait, was this launched last year? Or perhaps early in 2013? I can’t remember anymore, but I can tell you that I’ve owned this one for a while and that I surprisingly like it!
If you’re a fan of full coverage foundation then I do believe this is one to check out. Whilst it gives full coverage, I wear it as a light-medium coverage foundation and it performs very well for me. Truly when it comes to pharmacy brand foundation, barring that error in judgement that was the Revlon Mousse foundation, I’ve thus far had nothing but success with Revlon.
The consistency of the product is quite unique. It isn’t a lotion nor a cream because it actually feels more dense, but it isn’t solid either. It actually feels (and looks!) like pudding.
Bouncy, wobbly milk chocolate pudding. Yum! 😀
It might be what whipped creme may look like after it’s been allowed to settle. It takes on a rather gooey consistency, which you will recognise in this Revlon foundation. Due to the texture, I found that the formula settles overnight, so you literally wake up to a brand new tub of foundation every day!
There is a white plastic stopper that you would be advised to keep. It just helps keep it cleaner because I found the product can be rather messy after a while. I cleaned it up a little for the photos but even then, you can see the thicker bits of foundation around the sides of the tub. Just clean it up occasionally and you’ll be fine.
The biggest challenge you will face is how to apply the Revlon Whipped Creme Makeup foundation. I experimented with this many times over the months and I’ve only just got it – about a year later! LOL So don’t fret if you are facing problems wondering how to get it to work, here’s your answer 😉
I found that because the texture is rather thick and the coverage so high, the best way for me to apply this foundation was with a flat topped brush. I use the Shiseido Perfect Foundation brush but you can use anything similar. The reason I found this type of brush performing the best, is because of the flat head and design that allows you to disperse product more evenly over a wider area, while allowing you to increase coverage with just dabbing product on. If you use a brush like the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, I found that it was prone to be a bit more streaky and apply too heavy coverage. A flat brush just didn’t cut it, applying product far too thickly.
So here’s how I apply the Revlon Whipped Creme Foundation and the slight variations you can have:-
- Lightly dab the surface of the brush against the foundation. You will find a tiny bit of product on the brush. That is all you need. If you want to use fingers, tap your finger into the foundation, spread on the back of your hand to get a thin layer and then proceed as below.
- Apply it to your face using this 5-line foundation application technique. Do not re-dab unless you have nothing else showing up on your skin. This will give you a thin, even layer of product on your skin.
- Using the brush, blend the product into your skin. If you use fingers, be sure to work quickly, but I recommend using a brush.
- If necessary, tap the head of the brush into the foundation and dab over areas that need more coverage. Blend. Done.
Doing it this way, I found that I achieved a very very thin layer of product on my skin which was more than sufficient to even out my skintone naturally. The foundation is rather heavy and spreads very well, and the coverage is very high, so if you put on too much product, you do risk looking a bit too made up especially in the daytime. A stippling brush actually gave me more coverage than I liked but it gives a lovely finish so use whichever method makes you happy.
Using the technique I outlined above, here’s how my skin looks before and after foundation.
The photos are unretouched so you can see how my skin does need a little help if I want to look a bit more presentable and less tired at work. With the thin layer of foundation, redness is covered, skin tone is evened out and the coverage is so good, even the pigmentation I have on cheeks is lightly covered.
This doesn’t give me as photoshopped a finish as the Laura Mercier Silk Creme foundation does, but once I dab on a touch of concealer or highlight, and a thin layer of my regular Guerlain Meteorites finishing powder, my skin looks as good as it can ever be 🙂 In fact, I usually skip the concealer with this foundation. Just layer on a touch more product, apply finishing powder (can’t live without my Meteorites!) and away I go! 😀
If you apply the product too thickly, you may find it feels a bit tacky and even may get oily through the day. So my advise is to go with just a tiny bit and build it up if you have to. It looks much better this way and it actually looks better as the day wears on. To its credit, it does stay on for hours pretty much in line with the rest of the Colorstay range. Doesn’t budge much, if at all! (I don’t have oily skin however. My skin is normal-dry)
The lightest colour we get is 220 Nude which as a swatch, actually looks a bit deep with pink undertones. I was quite worried when I tested it at the counter, because it just looked a bit dark for me. But I bought it anyway because it was the lightest shade available. The initial times I used it, I used too much so I did find the colour a bit dull on my skin. But in recent times, using just a touch of product, it’s been fine. Which is surprising, once you see how it compares to other foundations I use LOL! 😀
(1) Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Foundation 220 Nude (2) Revlon Colorstay Foundation Oily Combination Skin (3) Revlon Age Defying DNA Foundation Buff (4) Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation #51 Light Vanilla (5) Kanebo Lunasol Skin Modeling Liquid Foundation 010 (6) Shiseido Perfect Refining Foundation I00 Very Light Ivory
On days when I want something a little more full coverage, I’ve been reaching for this one. I think working out how to apply it has been the key determining factor in making up my mind if I liked it and I do. I like this a lot. The only thing I don’t like therefore is the packaging.
Whilst understandable, due to the texture of the product, the heavy bulky glass jar isn’t conducive for travel so it’s strictly a stay-at-home foundation. No holidays for you, Revlon Whipped Creme foundation!
In a nutshell
The Revlon Whipped Creme Makeup foundation is a lightly whipped cream foundation with a texture like pudding. It is a little tacky in feel so it is quite important not to use too much product because the coverage is very high and it can look too fake on skin. I found that the application technique is most important for this product, as you can risk applying too much and achieving a thick, cakey appearance. So, use only a tiny bit which goes very far, spread it out as much as you can because a little bit goes a long way, and you will find that it performs beautifully as a light-medium coverage foundation, evening out skin tone just right so it looks natural. I like this a lot for days when I want a little more coverage and when I want something that lasts all day. The bulky glass jar isn’t portable so you will need something else if you travel a lot. But if you don’t, then I think this is worth a go.
Pros: Long lasting natural finish, Looks better as the day wears on, A very little bit of product goes a very long way, Gives a flawless and natural appearance to skin if you use a thin layer
Cons: Glass jar packaging isn’t portable, A risk of using too much product, Too much product can feel tacky on skin and look cakey and thick, Colour match might be tricky
Who will like this: Anyone in the market for a high and full coverage foundation that is long lasting
Here is the ingredient list if you’re interested to know what’s in there
I do have to point out that I don’t wear this one all the time because I do find it a little too much. I like to play around with my foundations so on some days, I wear little to none, and on others, I go full on depending on where I have to be, and who I have to see. So I can’t tell you if it will clog pores with daily wear because I also thoroughly cleanse in the evening and I cannot stress that enough, if you wear makeup. Remove it all properly, and your skin will be fine.
Have you used the Whipped Creme Foundation and if you did, did you like it? Did you have a steep learning curve figuring out how to apply it?
It took me a while to work out that all I needed was only a little bit of product. Before this, I was on the fence about the shade and the tacky feeling. Worked out the kinks and it’s great now 😀
Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup foundation available locally in 6 shades with 220 Nude the lightest Price: RM69 (look out for sales) Availability: Revlon counters
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Revlon was my first makeup brand and it truly never disappoints! That said, I have to forgo this one because of the jar packaging. I dont know how well this will hold up when I travel, so this is not necessary for me. Tempted a little though, cos it does look yummy like some creamy topping on puddings! Hehehe
A tip I learnt from Tine (beautyholics anonymous): decant a little bit of your foundation in contact lens case for travel. 😀
hehe…sadly, i have experienced a leaking one before, so to avoid all headache and cleaning later, I would rather get ones that is travel-friendly and hopefully, they are lightweight too! ^0^
awwww…. that sucks (the leaking container)!!
Paris B says
Haha Revlon wasn’t my first because I considered it quite “expensive” back in the day, but for foundation, it was my first and I never looked back 🙂 This definitely is not travel friendly. The jar is too heavy and bulky but I might try Tine’s contact lens case trick (Or erm… any case since I don’t wear contact lenses hehe)
I ADORE this foundation. On days I know I’m going to be on my feet for forever and more, this is the one I reach for. It stays put through the sun, wind, hail, rain, snow (to be tested). It’s amazing for a drugstore product. And for such a great product, it’s seriously underrated.
Like you, I was initially worried about the shade 220 because it seemed darker but I use an extremely tiny amount so it actually evens out well.
Paris B says
Me too! I do have to be a little careful to not apply too much or too thick a layer, but I’ve since worked out how best not to have that happen and it’s been very good to me. 220 is a wee bit pink I think for us, but the trick is in the tiny amount since it goes so far anyway 😀
I really enjoyed the texture of this foundation. However, I need foundations that are yellow based, and from experience, Revlon foundations seem to be a tad bit pink for me, which is sad because this one, I really really like! I also wish they carried lighter shades though.
Paris B says
That’s true about Revlon foundations being a little bit pink based. Their liquid Colorstay is more yellow based though and that’s a nice alternative too 🙂
Alas, Revlon always oxidizes on my oily face. The latest Colorstay concealer did that to me horribly! I have to admit this is slightly better. Perhaps I should try applying much less with a flat top brush as you suggested, Paris 🙂
Paris B says
Aww that’s a pity Seline 🙁 I guess I have been lucky but then we can never tell can we? Some foundations oxidise on me too but with this one, because the coverage is so high, I find that using a bit too much can make my skin look a bit darker than normal as the day goes on. So, definitely use just a tiny little bit and you may find it suits you better. Good luck!
There are so many liquid foundations in the market which makes it confusing to decide on the one to buy. If I only wanted to buy one liquid foundation, which one would you recommend if I had to pick between Laura Mercier, Shiseido, Bobbi Brown and Urban Decay or perhaps you could recommend another departmental store brand? Would love to try drugstore foundations but the colour matches are too risky in terms of matching medium skintones since there is usually no SA around to help you with this.
Paris B says
Haha I hear ya, Victoria! I like to think there’s something out there for every budget so we don’t always have to go high end for everything (even if we want to) 😉 I haven’t used Bobbi Brown myself so I can’t comment on theirs. As for Urban Decay, I love the Naked foundation which I haven’t reviewed here, but the texture is quite different from LM because it’s very light textured. LM tends to be a bit heavier with better coverage. Shiseido has different textures to pick from. So erm… it’s hard to say which is better as it will depend on the finish you’re after. As for drugstore I do agree that the colour selection isn’t very friendly for deeper skintones which is quite a pity.
From the brands you’ve mentioned, I’d pick UD for a light textured foundation, LM Silk Creme or Shiseido Perfect Refining for a full coverage foundation. Estee Lauder Double Wear gets a lot of raves as well. The texture is very nice for full coverage and wears very well.
I have been wanting to try this for the longest time!!! But I haven’t because I’m still trying to use up my current foundations!! T_T Now there’s buy 2 Revlon products and get 20% off at Boots… hmm… should I or should I not? :p
Paris B says
Hahaha will you ever finish them, Ting? 😛 These days, even as I try to streamline, if I really want to try something badly enough I just get it because realistically, I know I’d never finish anything 😛
HAHAHAHAHA!! Yes I try finishing foundations, but not at a proportionate speed of 1 out 1 in. It’s more like 1 out 3 in… shhhhhh!!!! I’ve finished a bottle of B. Brown (I used up every single drop. Was so determined, you know…), Chanel Vialumiere Aqua (it’s a small bottle so…) nearly there, Garnier BB cream (one or two more applications left)… Not very impressive track records if you ask me. Foundations are easier to set target than other makeup products. Don’t even let me get started on eyeshadows (the rate is 0 out, 10 in!!!)!!!
Paris B says
LOL I thought I’d try once but then it didn’t quite work out >.< I get too distracted too easily. But next year will be different! I'm trying to restrain myself from accumulating crap so let's see how that goes 😀
The shades are too pink for me! I have strong yellow undertones and this just looks a tad bit ashy on me..not a fan 🙁 however I do like the texture of this one..so creamy and bouncy 😀
Paris B says
Aww sorry to hear about the poor shade matching, Parita! I found the liquid Colorstay has more yellow tones – have you tried that one? I quite liked it too, much to my surprise LOL!
Effa Haniza says
I’m about to buy either this or Revlon Colorstay Foundation Oily Combination foundation. Guardian is currently having sales (good time to pick this up!) and I’m saving my Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation as I could not find it in Asos anymore. Maybe they already discontinued the foundation. 🙁 Which one of the two Revlon do you prefer? 🙂
Paris B says
Hey Effa, I did hear that Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum was being discontinued, but Tine of Beautyholics Anonymous said that Bourjois told her it wasn’t! I really hope it isn’t because it’s just such a wonderful foundation isn’t it? Boo to them if they do! 😛 As for which to pick, I think it will depend on your skintone and the texture you like. I find the liquid Colorstay has more yellow tones, while the Whipped Creme has more pink tones. Also, the coverage of the liquid one is a little lighter. I like both, for different purposes and different uses. Sorry, I’m absolutely no help! >.<
I like the consistency of this foundation but the colour is a wee bit dark on me. But if I blend, blend, blend… It will be okay. Now that I have a fading tan, it will probably suit me better. Will need to try tomorrow 🙂
Paris B says
Same here Lyn. It’s a bit too pink that’s why so a thin layer is best and as you said, blend, blend blend! Also, if you dust some Meteorites over, it helps 🙂
The texture of this looks really appealing, but I think the jar packaging would drive me insane. Moisturizers in jars stress me out enough as it is. 😛
Paris B says
Haha I can imagine Rebecca! The packaging isn’t for everyone that’s for certain although I’m not too leery about it myself 🙂
Thanks for sharing the tips on how to apply this foundation, Paris!
I have this on my shelf for almost a year and really did not use it that much. Didn’t like the oily sheen and stickiness on my face, which tend to appear about 3 hours after putting it on. Now that I’ve abandoned it for almost half a year, maybe it’s about time to give it a second chance and see how it fares 😀 Hope it’s still in good condition!
By the way, I used the 5 dots method and blend with my fingers, which may explain the suboptimal result :p
Paris B says
Hi Eliz, I’m glad you found it useful! I too had a bit of trouble the first few times I used it but it got a lot better once I worked out how mest to use it. Do try using just a thin layer and then spreading it out and you may find that it works a lot better – good luck! 😀
Mieza Everdeen says
I’m a user of this foundation too! I really love it as the coverage is good and it does not get oily on my face (I have oily skin). I agree that this foundation is thick and I only use it if I really need that coverage. I use Colors Cosmetics Malaysia Short Handle Flat Top Foundation brush with this foundation ^_^
Paris B says
*high5* Always nice to hear of others who like the same things I do hehe… The coverage is just amazing isn’t it? Makes me look flawless which is quite a feat in itself hehe…
I’m not a fan of this type of packaging, but this foundation really intrigues me. Unfortunately, I don’t think I’ll find a good match for my skintone. We rarely get the lighter shades here, and even the fairest one is usually too dark for me.
Paris B says
Yeah, the packaging is a bit too bulky I feel, but then I couldn’t imagine how they could package this texture otherwise 🙂 It’s a pity you don’t get the lighter shades, Gio. We don’t usually get the very light ones so I’m always a little concerned about finding shade matches in foundation, whether high or low end!
Tine @ Beautyholics Anonymous says
I love this foundation for full coverage and apply it as you do as well. This was the foundation I used for the wedding I had to attend in the UK. When I thought I was going to do my own makeup at Bea’s wedding (what was I thinking? Should have left it well to the experts much sooner!), this was going to be my arsenal. Problem is, it’s too heavy to travel with (although I do like how heavy it is normally. Looks quite luxurious) so I decanted some of it into a contact lens case. You only need little of this for full coverage anyway.
RM69 in Malaysia? Sigh, almost $30 here 🙁
Paris B says
Yikes! Boo to how much you’d have to pay for it. The consolation is that it lasts so long and you use so little! Thanks for the tip for using a contact lens case. Genius I tell you! I don’t wear contacts so I’m going to find another solution 😀
Damn PB now I feel quite awful since it was on sale at the supermarket and I didn’t bring my wallet *facepalm* I really want to try this one and the liquid version; right now I’m testing Maybelline Superstay liquid foundation, the only problem I had with it is that the shade I bought is a touch darker and pinker that I’m.
Paris B says
Aww I hope you catch it going on sale again Efrain! It is quite an affordable and good foundation to use! Hopefully you find your colour match. I don’t think we have the Maybelline foundation here though 🙁
I hope too, and if you can take a look for the Maybelline I think you would like it since coverage is medium with a natural finish.
I’ve gone through the whole jar few months ago and I loved it, even though I’m not impressed by the packaging, I wonder how would you compare this with their colorstay 24 hours liquid foundation? I’d love to hear your thoughts! =)
Paris B says
Hi Nicole, I actually like both because I find them sufficiently different. I find the colour match in the liquid foundation (the combination-oily version) is better for me, and it is also lighter in texture. I don’t use the regular Colorstay liquid foundation because I find that too thick and the open mouth of the bottle makes it hard to control. In a jar, it’s so much easier to pick up product without wastage. This one is a bit thick so I can only use it sparingly or when I want very long lasting, very full coverage foundation. So, I can justify owning both LOL!
Ika Roseworn says
I *love* this foundation! I liked the CS liquid, but I like this one better. I usually apply with a damp beauty blender -type sponge and it gives me medium coverage. If I want full coverage, I apply with a round head kabuki brush. I like it that it’s not totally matte, but leaves a nice sheen. unlike the liquid version. I don’t like the packaging, and I detest the fact that Revlon Malaysia (SE Asia?) thinks we only have 5-6 skin tones here. As far as I know, they have a massive collection of shades,so what’s up with that Revlon M’sia??
Paris B says
I couldn’t use the liquid (except the lighter combination-oily skin version) but I find a lot less wastage with the tub vs the bottle. They really need to put a pump on it! I spoke to the people at Revlon to ask why they only have such limited shades locally and I was told that it’s because they can only bring in the colours that will be more likely to sell. So, the very light, very pink and very dark shades don’t get brought in. That explains why I often have problems finding a shade match. I usually take that shade that is just one down from the lightest shade they bring in LOL