The first makeup product that I grabbed when I reached Canada was the Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup foundation. I’ve heard about it countless times on youtube and I could hardly wait! I was quite disappointed at first to find that Shopper’s does not have tester for me to match the foundation. I decided to grab 320 Warm Golden (I’m MAC NC27-30) since it looked the closest to my skin.
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First impression of the foundation:
- Beautiful bottle – glass bottle, quite heavy and actually looks very pretty, like the Chanel Teint Innocence that I have.
- Color might not match – since there was no tester, I already knew I probably won’t get a good match for this foundation.
- 12 shades in this range, which isn’t too bad but if you’re very dark, you won’t be able to grab this from the shelves.
Price wise, I’ve to be honest, I can’t remember. I believe it’s about $14-$18 in Canada, a tad quite expensive than the rest of the drugstore foundation. It is cheaper in the States.
- This foundation has a very nice texture. It’s not a mousse like the Revlon Photoready Mousse foundation. The mousse is more airy and liquid-y, while this Whipped Creme foundation is more like cream, but lighter than cream. I think the best way to describe it is like a gel. It’s more bouncy than a cream, but thicker than a mousse.
- Coverage is buildable.
- It advertised itself as a 24h long-lasting foundation, but I’ve never worn a foundation for 24h, so I wouldn’t know how long it last. On me, I’ve worn this for about 6hrs and it stays put pretty nicely.
- I like to apply it with my fingers or my IPKN Auto-Wave device.
- Blends very easily on the skin.
- Smell quite chemical-ish, like you know the MAC foundations.
- If you’re clumsy like yours truly, you might want to keep this away from the edge of your makeup table. This thing actually fell on my toe (with the cap off!!!). This glass bottle is very heavy and it really hurt my toe. On top of that the foundation spilled on the carpet.
- The shades are quite pink. I’ve seen swatches and reviews online, and I do have to say this product steered on the pink and beige side. I’m wearing Warm Golden and it still looks a bit more beige on my skin, and a tad too light for some reason. I know the Warm Golden is more yellow than the rest.
I’ve worn this foundation in the Winter, so I would say the staying power is pretty good. However, I cannot say the same for those in the Tropics/warmer climate. I’ve to give it a try later on. I know lots of people also mentioned that the foundation sinks to the pores, I’ve yet to experience that myself.
Left: with foundation; Right: bare skin