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Friday, June 22, 2012

Review: Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Makeup in 220 Nude

UPDATED 6/27/12:

Back in May, when I finally spotted the new Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Makeup in my local drugstores, I jumped at the chance to purchase this product because I love many products in the ColorStay family. The new ColorStay Gel Creme Liners and 16HR Eyeshadow Quads didn't have quite the staying power as some of the older ColorStay products I've tried in the past, but when I saw this new foundation had a "24hr" claim, it just had to come home with me.

Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Makeup in 220 Nude
(retail: around $14, 0.8 oz)


Available in twelve shades, I was confused about which one to purchase when I saw the display. Since this product comes in a thick glass jar, it distorts the actual shade and, after a while, all of the colors start to look the same. I finally decided to buy the third shade in the range, 220 Nude.




Although this is described as a "whipped creme", I find it to be more of a straight-up creme, though it's lighter than you'd think when looking at it in the jar. It's not a heavy creme; it's got some water content to it, which makes it so that, a few hours after you've dipped your finger or brush into the pot, you can open it back up to find that the contents have completely settled and the surface looks "new" again. Kind of cool!


Ingredients part one:


Note that the first ingredient is dimethicone (the same first ingredient in many popular silicone-based face primers).

Ingredients part two:


Here's what this product looks like after taking a "scoop" with my fingers and placing it onto the back of my hand:


You can see that it's not so thin that it immediately levels out on m hand, yet it's not so thick or stiff that it stands tall like a little mountain range:



Let's cut to the chase with some before-and-afters:


My 41-year-old bare skin is FAR from perfect. I'm an NC20 with oily skin, and I've got redness near my cheeks and nose, old acne scars, sun spots, large pores near my nose, dark circles and fine lines around my eyes (wow, when I write it all down like that, it's depressing). Anyway, what good is a foundation review if I don't show you exactly how my skin looks BEFORE the foundation, right? I have no shame, people!


Clearly, I selected the wrong shade for my skintone. It's a bit too pink and too light on my skin, but hopefully you can see the type of coverage this foundation gives me. Pretty impressive, and it even helped to conceal my dark circles (not enough though--I would of course still need concealer). Also, if you look closely, you'll see that this foundation does tend to pool up in larger pores after a few minutes on the face, which is a bummer considering I have some Grand-Canyon-sized pores on certain areas of my face.

Texture and finish: Like I mentioned above, I don't get much "whipped" from this whipped creme. To me, it feels like a regular creme foundation, but one that's on the lighter side of the spectrum. Water is the third ingredient, so it's got a watery texture to it, but it's not SUPER watery. It's like water + silicone, if that makes sense. It's light on the fingertips, yet it spreads like a silicone-based face primer onto the skin. For lack of a better word, it's kind of "cushiony" but I don't find it "bouncy" like the label description above. The finish on my oily skin is also hard to describe. There's no glitter or shimmer to this product, and I don't even see a slight sheen when I go out into the sunlight. But it's not matte either--this product makes my skin look like slightly dewy...skin. That's the best way I can describe it. It really looks like your skin but better. No harsh matte-ness, no insane dewy-ness. 

Staying power: If you have normal or dry skin, you just MIGHT get 24 hour staying power from this foundation. If you have oily skin, I think this product provides decent staying power. On my super-oily skin, I can put this on, top it with setting power, and still see it on my skin eight hours later. Granted, it's not perfect, but it's still visible. So I'm guessing that if your skin is normal or dry, your staying power will be even better. Like I mentioned above, the main complaint I have about this product is that it tends to settle into the larger pores on my face. I notice this most when I'm driving in my car--if I look in my rear view mirror, I can see that it's settled into my larger pores, but of course it's less noticeable when I'm indoors. I also want to note that if you use a silicone-based primer underneath your foundations, that MIGHT be overkill with this product. Since the first ingredient in this foundation is dimethicone, which is the first ingredient in a lot of face primers, just beware of that, and maybe try skipping your face primer the first few times you use this product. Layering dimethicone on top of more dimethicone might be overkill. Also, a good setting powder really seems to lock this product into place--I've been using a variety of different setting powders with this and they all seem to work nicely. 

Coverage: True to Revlon's description, this product is "buildable to full coverage". In other words, you can start small and work your way up to fuller coverage depending on your needs.  I would classify this product as a medium-to-full coverage product, so if you're a sheer foundation lover, this probably isn't for you. For me, building for more coverage does not make this product become cakey, which I LOVE. I think it does a great job at evening out redness and concealing minor imperfections, but if you have severe acne scars or dark circles, you won't be able to skip concealer when you use this foundation. 

Fragrance: The scent of this product is not as strong as the original ColorStay liquid foundation, although it does have a plastic note to it. I smell it the most during application, but it does subside and become undetectable with time. Note: I don't get burnt plastic from this, just straight up plastic.

Comparison to Revlon ColorStay Liquid Foundation: It's been a while since I used the original Revlon ColorStay foundation, but there are some things I remember quite vividly about it. For one, the coverage is quite impressive, but it's also got a plastic-y, heavier feel to it. ColorStay Whipped Creme does NOT have that heavier feel to it, but the coverage seems not quite on par with the original liquid version. So if the thing you love the most about the liquid version is coverage, you might be a little disappointed by the Whipped Creme version. However, if the thing you dislike the most about the liquid is the heavier feeling on the skin, this might be a nice alternative for you. Also, the fragrance is nowhere near as strong in the Whipped Creme version as it is in the liquid version.

FINAL VERDICT: I don't quite love this one, yet I absolutely don't hate it. There are things I really love about it (good coverage, natural finish, softer fragrance than the original) and things I could do without (settling into pores). The staying power, for me, isn't on par with the original liquid version, but the finish this leaves on the skin is a DEFINITE improvement. It looks so natural and almost dewy on my skin that I sometimes forget (or don't mind) that I bought the wrong shade. I just wish that it didn't settle into my pores, because that's something that really bothers me when it comes to foundations. But of course, when it comes to foundations, EVERYONE is different and there are so many factors to consider (age, ethnicity, heredity, skin type, what moisturizer you use beforehand, what region you live in, which setting powder you use, etc.). My best advice? If you enjoy the original ColorStay, or you're looking for a medium-to-full coverage foundation that provides a natural-looking finish (not matte but not sparkly), buy this at CVS, Rite Aid or Walgreens, which all have great return policies on used products. Give it a week or two, and see if you can make it work for you. If not, return it and try something else. I just wouldn't want you to miss out on a potential Holy Grail product just because it's not a Holy Grail product for me.

UPDATE (6/27/12): After reading all of your helpful comments about this foundation, I want to add a few important things to my original review:


Regarding application: During my initial testing phase, I tried applying this foundation with my fingers, with a dry foundation brush and with a damp foundation brush. I found that, with all three methods, this foundation continued to settle into my pores as described above.

HOWEVER, after reading the suggestion made by reader Nancy both in the comments section on this post and on Facebook, I decided to give this product another try with a stippling blush. The brush I've been using is the EcoTools Finishing Brush, which is a duo-fiber stippling brush similar to the MAC 187. The EcoTools version is part of the Alicia Silverstone Collection.

Here is my method of application using the EcoTools Finishing Brush:


Step one: with your finger, take a small scoop of foundation and spread it onto the inside of the lid, making sure you create a nice, thin, even layer of product.


Step two: with a stippling brush, gently press the bristles into the foundation in a quick, short bursts. Continue to do this until you get a nice, even coating of foundation on the tips of the bristles.


This is what the lid should look like when you're done--notice the marks were created by dotting the brush into the foundation, not swirling the brush.

Step three: stipple the foundation onto your face. Dab the foundation onto your skin with quick, short dotting motions until you're happy with the coverage. When your brush becomes dry, return it to the lid and pick up additional foundation.

I am SO happy with this method of application that I wish I could hug Nancy for the tip. I have experienced NO pooling in my pores since using this method, and this method also gives my skin a more airbrushed quality. What's even better is that the COVERAGE has not suffered, even when applied with a stippling brush. Sometimes applying foundation with a stippling brush can give you less coverage, but due to the nature of this foundation, I find the coverage to be just as good as when I apply with my fingers.

Here's a pic of my face after using my stippling brush for application:


What's important to note about the above picture: this pic was taken nine hours after application. While I definitely had some break-through shine on my cheeks and forehead, I want to make it clear that there was NO pooling in my pores, and my makeup actually stayed more consistent and looked more even on my skin after using a stippling brush than it did using my fingers or a traditionl foundation brush. Heck, it even made my BLUSH stay on my cheeks longer than usual (wish I could say the same for my eyeliner, but that's for a future review).


So there you have it. The main thing I disliked about this foundation, per my original review above, was that it had a tendency to pool up into the larger pores on my face. I've solved this problem completely, thanks to this tip from reader Nancy. Nancy, I cannot thank you enough for the suggestion!


Have you already tried the new Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Makeup? If so, I would absolutely love to hear about your experiences!

108 COMMENTS:

  1. Great review! I think I will be passing on this due to the "pore pooling."

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    1. Try it with a stippling brush! :)

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  2. thank you for this, i've been waiting for an answer! i love how you compared it to the original. i'm thinking i'll stick with the liquid because i don't want to give up my coverage, plus i have larger pores too.

    really wonderful review :)

    xx Jordan

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    1. Thanks so much, and per my update, I highly suggest using a stippling brush! :)

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  3. I actually just bought this today (240 Natural Beige/NC/NW 25 in the summer) and I've worn it once so it might be jumping the gun but I quite like it! It feels nice and light, medium coverage (which I prefer but it can be built up IMO), and it seems to even look better the longer I wear it oddly enough! Very strange...it seems to sink in and look more natural on me throughout the day. I have normal/combo skin in the summer too...overall this has potential in my eyes :) gotta hand it to Revlon, 2012 is their year

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    1. "The year of Revon!" lol so true!

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    2. Yep, definitely agree with that. Thanks for all the good info!

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  4. Thanks for your review!!! I hate that pore pooling!!!!

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    1. Girlie, if you get this, try it with a stippling brush. It rocks!

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  5. I've recently purchased it, too (with all of those CVS coupons the ECB machine has been doling out), and I do like it as an overall opinion. It gives me about 15 hours over the vast majority of my face, but not in my oiliest areas. I don't notice any pore pooling, but I have my Clarisonic to thank for that. I do like the consistency, though. I do not like the price for the amount sold.

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    1. Thanks for the great mini review! :)

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  6. So what is your favorite foundation?

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    1. Check the link on my righthand sidebar...all of my holy grail products are listed there. :)

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  7. So what is your favorite foundation?

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  8. If anyone is NC20/25 maybe Sand Beige would work. It is a bit neutral but that makes it more wearable. It works for me and I'm between NC20/25. I love the liquid and the whipped. When I want more coverage and have more time I go for the liquid but if I'm running low on time and want a more natural look then whipped is the way to go. I actually prefer the smell of the liquid oddly enough, but the smell of the whipped version is just too much, I can smell it for up to 3 hours after application, especially if it is layered. Definitely do NOT like the price but with sales and incentives it can be an option.

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  9. Did you apply with a foundation brush or sponge or fingers? I found a kabuki brush to give me the perfect amount of product without it settling into my pores. A beauty blender sponge deposited too much as did fingers, resulting in the pore problem

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    1. did you stipple with the kabuki, or blend? Curious to know, as I have been using my beauty blender ;)

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    2. I stipple :). The kabuki is my go to brush for any liquid/cream foundation actually

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    3. Please see my update! :)

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  10. I've been waiting for a good review on this foundation. Never tried the original, but I definitely plan to pick this up soon! I have extremely dry, flaky skin so hopefully this will be moisturizing for it. But do you think it would accentuate my dry skin? I hate when foundation does that! I'm not looking for full coverage either, so this sounds perfect for me. Thanks for the great review!

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    1. I think that if you apply with a stippling brush you might be very happy with the results. :)

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  11. Oh, I didn't know that salicylic acid was in this product.

    The coverage looks good and I like that it's buildable w/o being cakey.
    I have large pores too so I worry that the same pooling effect will happen to me. ):
    I agree w/ Erin @ Sassin Southern Style about the price + amount of product.
    I might try it out like you suggested though.

    I actually haven't tried the original Colorstay liquid foundation, which I want to try too.

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    1. yeah, I'm a little excited about the salicylic acid

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    2. Try it with a stippling brush. :)

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  12. I bought it yesterday, wore it today, and took it back tonight....lol. The coverage is great, and it lasts forever. I have oily skin and live in S. Louisiana- it was 92 degrees today with 70% humidity and I spend three hours this afternoon working in the stables, I had already been wearing it for several hours at that point, and my foundation looked the same after as it did when I put it on. I do think it is an improvement on the original formula, so much easier to blend, and the packaging is much better. The finish for me was slightly luminous, like I had a luminous primer under a matte foundation, and it looks great from a little distance... but up close you can definitely tell you are wearing foundation. However I just couldn't stand the feel of it. It was a bit heavier than my usual foundations, but it never seemed to set. It stayed slightly sticky all day and drove me nuts. I do not normally powder (except under my eyes) but I did try powdering this to see if I could deal with it then, and it did help, but still a slightly wet/sticky feel. I kept feeling like I needed to wash my face, and was relieved when I finally got it off.

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    1. I am on makeupalley and it must be your review I am reading, lol! :)

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    2. I did leave a review there today, so it's very possible.

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    3. I had the same experience with the stickyness. I'm wearing it again today to see how I feel about it.

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    4. I think it really depends on which moisturizer you wear underneath. I find they if I wear it with a heavier moisturizer, it feels a tiny bit sticky, but when I wear it with a lighter product, it's fine. Hope that helps!

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  13. I didn't know you could return used products to CVS! I've been waiting for someone to review this foundation. I use ColorStay but this whipped looks interesting. There are new displays at CVS that have samples of the products. They're all in one shade but nice to grab if you want to just try it once. They also have samples of the new Neutrogena Matte Foundation with three different colors on sample card.

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    1. I would say if you enjoy the regular CS you may very well love it. And yes, you can return opened products at CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart... not sure about Target but I bet you can there too. Just hang onto your receipt, and if you buy additional products at the same time, like a B1G1F or something there may be an issue if you try to return and not just exchange. When I bought mine Revlon was B1G1@50%off, and I bought a blush at the same time for the 50% off. There was some wrangling at the register, but I thought the clerk was fair. I exchanged the Revlon foundation for a loreal one (the new True Match Lumi- fingers crossed it doesn't make me look like a disco ball, because I love the texture), and he split the difference on the blush with me, so I owed him $2. I could have had to pay full retail since I was no longer buying two products from Revlon. Hope that made sense.

      Also wanted to mention I tried the sample of the Revlon first, and found it was a very different texture from the actual foundation in the jar, much drier and less "slippery".

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    2. Oh, thanks for mentioning that bit about the sample being different from the jar.

      My local Target and Kmart accept cosmetic return's. As long as the receipt isn't expired and you didn't use up a "large" amount of whatever you bought--they will take it. I only return things that don't work for me and I can usually figure that out within in a few applications.

      Thank you so much for this review, G. I always look forward to your analytical foundation reviews--it's so handy that I'm also NC 20. =)

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    3. I agree about those tester cards. Good for seeing color, but not for seeing how the actual product will work.

      Magstermash: you are so welcome! I'm thrilled that my reviews help! xo

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  14. I'm trying it now, and so far I like it a lot! I'm a big fan of the regular Colorstay, too.

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    1. Yay! Hope it works it for you! :)

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  15. What a thorough, useful review! Thanks for taking the time to review this in such detail. I've been using and loving the original ColourStay liquid for years, but sometimes wish the texture wasn't quite as heavy. This sounds like a fantastic alternative! Wondering what shade would be best for me though, as I'm an NC15-20, ColourStay liquid in Buff? Either way, can't wait till this hits Canadian stores :)

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    1. I can tell you the last time I bought CS was in the winter, and I was in sand beige, which is the shade before buff. I've gone up one shade in all my current foundations so I guessed the same with this.. and buff matched.

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    2. Thank you!!

      And thanks, unknown, for the shade rec!

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  16. I found it too greasy but it does have staying power. I just moved to Houston and your make up just melts off. So far only Revlon color stay and Mary Kay foundations have the staying power for this heat.

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    1. Have you tried it with a stippling brush? It really seems to work better for me that way because it puts a thinner layer on the skin. Maybe worth a shot?

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  17. I really enjoy this foundation! I agree the color selection is down right impossible! (I did do an exchange at Rite Aid for a darker color) I also have oily skin with somewhat large pores, didn't notice any significant pooling, but like you said- everyone's different! I love all of your foundation reviews G, I really see no need to buy a high end foundation with so many great ones at the drugstore! Now I can add this one to my go-to collection ;)

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    1. Yeah, the color thing is frustrating, huh? :(

      Thank you SO much for that, honey! xo

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    2. The colors are same (at least name-wise) as the regular CS foundation, which is much easier to see in the bottles. I just used that for a comparison and picked a color that way.

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  18. Oh man im loving this foundation! Been using it since about may also & its been my go to foundation. Im an original colorstay foundation lover & the whipped, for me, is just as great & better for summertime Texas heat being that it doesn't feel as heavy. I use my London Soho sponge (beauty blender dupe) and it gives an amazing finish! If im going out @ night & want a bit more coverage ill take a small qtip dollop of the whipped & liquid colorstay & mix them together! For me its perfect!

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    1. Thanks so much for the info about applying this with a sponge. Great to know!

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  19. Oh man im loving this foundation! Been using it since about may also & its been my go to foundation. Im an original colorstay foundation lover & the whipped, for me, is just as great & better for summertime Texas heat being that it doesn't feel as heavy. I use my London Soho sponge (beauty blender dupe) and it gives an amazing finish! If im going out @ night & want a bit more coverage ill take a small qtip dollop of the whipped & liquid colorstay & mix them together! For me its perfect!

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  20. Eww I hate the jar design, but the texture sounds interesting. Thank you for the review :)

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    1. Whoa, you're right. The jar design would annoy me too.

      Thanks for the analytical review G--I always look forward to the foundation reviews bc I'm also an NC 20 (but with sensitive dry combination skin).

      Btw, you might be a bit overly critical of your skin--I would say it is comparable to mine and I'm 27 years old (but still look young enough that I always get carded).

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    2. Yeah, the jar isn't my fave either but i'm willing to work with it!

      Magstermash: wow, thank you so much. You have no idea how much I needed that! Lol! I feel like, whenever I post pics of my naked face, I can hear gasps across the country! Lol!!

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  21. Darn it. The dimethicone killed my desire to try this product. Dimethicone always gives me cystic acne. Phooey.

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    1. I have similar problems with a lot of sunscreens, unfortunately I haven't narrowed down the specific offenders- so anything with a sunscreen is a gamble... but it would be awful to be allergic to dimethicone, it's in practically everything!

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    2. Cheryl: that's such a bummer! Sorry. :(

      Unknown: yep...it's in a lot of things. :(

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  22. G, your skin sounds exactly like mine! I use the original ColorStay and love it, but this sounds more like the finish, weight, and texture I would prefer for summer. Since I, too, would prefer not to layer Dimethicone primer underneath a Dimethecone foundation, I wonder whether using milk of magnesia as a primer instead might help with the pore-pooling problem?

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    1. Haven't tried MoM on my face, but using a stippling brush has REALLY helped. :)

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  23. I tried this recently in the lightest shade Ivory. Purchased hoping it was light like the mousse foundation in vanilla. Once I got home I unfortunately found out it was MUCH darker and oddly pink than it appeared in the jar. It was way too dark for my porcelain complexion so I returned it.

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    1. Gah! I'm so sorry. the packaging makes it soooo hard to pick the right shade! :(

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  24. Have I been living under a rock?? I thought u were in your early 20's!! Lol! Anyways great review, I am going to wait till I can get it on major sale!

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    1. Omg, that is too funny! Nope...I'll be 42 this December. :)

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  25. I've tried this also, and the pooling in the pores was awful after a few hours. I also found that if I sweat at all, which I am doing a lot of here in the east coast heatwave, the foundation becomes patchy. Back to the the quest for me...

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    1. Please, please try it with a stippling brush! It eliminated the pooling for me!

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  26. Thanks for reviewing this! I wish it came in a tube though (since it seems liquid enough). :) I have been eyeing this foundation! Not sure if I will purchase though.

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    1. It would TOTALLY work in a tube! Man, that would be awesome. Sigh...

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  27. I wanna try this so bad but Revlon does not have my shade. Im NC 45 in Mac

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    1. I'm NC45 and the closest match is Toast or Rich Ginger

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    2. I'm NC43-45. I use Toast/Rich Ginger

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    3. I'm NC45 and the closest match is Toast or Rich Ginger

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    4. Thanks for the shade rec!

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  28. I wasn't able to get a decent color match in this and for some reason, every time I applied it,my face itched. Especially my chin. After looking at the very long list of ingredients, I can see now where quite a few of them could be irritants for some people. Although I liked the texture of the foundation, that was about all.

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    1. I'm really sorry to hear that. Wish it had worked for you! :(

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  29. I think I have similar coloring as you G, olive NC 15 - 20, and Sand Beige 200 is perfect for me. Thank you for this review, it prompted me to bust out the jar again for another test drive. Last month, I thought it may have broken me out, but it was also that time of the month so it's hard to say.

    So today I only put it on the left side of my forehead for a more controlled study. Yes, it blends into my skin well enough to do that! So I'll see how it goes. I do find the finish beautiful, and the salcylic acid makes me think that maybe it's not SO bad if it pools up in pores, 'cause maybe it can do a little exfoliating down there. But the ingredients with "paraffin" in them have me a little concerned. I'm no chemist, but the thought of stuffing paraffin in my sebaceous glands along with all the mites and bacteria that are already in there is just a little icky to me.

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    1. Thank you SO much for the shade rec!!

      And give it a try with a stippling brush...it worked wonders for me. :)

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  30. Thanks for the great review. I've been looking to try a new foundation since I'm running low on my dream liquid mousse. I love the finish it gives me, but the staying power is horrible

    Xo

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    1. You're so welcome! I'd love to know what you think if you try it!

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  31. I tried this in the lightest sahde I could find (there were only 6 shades in the display-can't remember the name I picked). I didn't like this stuff. Settled into my pores, and after it sat on my face all the day when I washed it off and applied my AHA cream, my face felt like it was on FIRE! I'm thinking it was because of the salicylic acid in it, because I have the Almay foundation with salicylic acid and I had the same reaction to it. I returned the Revlon Whipped Cream foundation.

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    1. It's very interesting you mention this.. because I think it burned my skin too. I've never done well with acids, especially strong ones, but figured there was probably not much in there since it was a foundation intended to be worn all day, every day. Wore it yesterday, skin felt really wrong, not burning but itchy and gross, figured it was the sticky texture. Today I wore a different foundation, was outside for a while, but had on spf so I should not have had a problem. By the time I came in to shower my face was beet red. I thought it was a sunburn, even with the spf, but then I took off my ball cap and it was my whole face, even the part the hat covered. Took a shower and still red, slightly painful. I can't imagine what else it could be... if it were just the sun I would have burned on the exposed back of my neck, where I had no spf for sure, but I'm not even pink there.

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    2. Hum...sounds like the SA might be the culprit here, ladies. SO sorry to hear that and thanks for the good feedback

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  32. Thank you for this post, I was going to try this, but I think I should wait until winter. Have a great day!

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    1. I'd love to know what you think if you eventually give it a try!

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  33. I also bought this and returned it. There's rarely a product out there, foundation wise, that doesn't cake something fierce on me no matter how lightly I apply I apply it. I tried applying this lightly and it seemed to look fantastic at first. At the end of the day was cakey city though. I don't know if I'm expecting full coverage and only getting medium but I'd hope any foundation could simply cover up redness, my large pores, and even out my skin. This really didn't do any of that for me. So back it went. I was disappointed because I thought with it being a ""cream"" foundation it'd not cake on my skin. To those wondering, this sits on your skin like mousse foundations.

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    1. I know you already returned it, but I find that it really works great and eliminates the issues you mentioned when you apply with a stippling brush,(per my update). :)

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  34. Since i read your reviews for my mama 70 im not sure to get this for her or not. She has mature skin but no blemishes. She wants an airbrushed look. She keeps thinking her results will be like Halle Berry's.

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    1. If your mom tries it, suggest a stippling brush, like I used in my update. It really does give an airbrushed effect! Good luck, And i hope she finds something she loves! :)

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  35. thanks for the review and the update. I had picked up a free sample that had came in nude(not far to all the ladies/gentlemen that have darker skin Revlon!)i decided to try it after reading your review. It worked great for me and covered my red cheeks and some fine lines around my eyes. Plus, it stayed strong during a 12 hour , hot day to which is really great i do have fair skin and the nude was a bit to light for me. I need to try the new brush method to see what difference it might make for me.

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    1. You're so welcome! I'm glad to hear it's working for you, and I can't wait to hear how it works with the brush!

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  36. I'm so glad this application worked out for you! I also have the ecotools brush and it works really well for some of my foundations. I would be really careful though because its not intended for wet application.

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    1. Thanks! And when you say to be careful, can I ask what you mean? I've used that brush a zillion times with cream blushes and other liquid foundations and never once had an issue? Thanks!

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  37. Revlon disappeared from Finland somewhere during the 90's and now they are coming up with all these cool new products, that I just need to try, but can't cause Revlon isnt' here. Bummer.

    I do like your reviews!

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    1. Aaaaw, what a bummer!! That's like Max Factor here in the US! It went away for us, and then they released lots of great new products in OTHER countries. :(

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  38. Wow that last picture is amazing. nine hours?

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    1. Yep! I was just as shocked as you! Lol!

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  39. Just a thought though G, putting the foundation on the lid would be a pain to clean up. I would just use the back of my hand, or a flat surface (people use a CD, or pastry cutter, or even a professional metal plate). I have switched to stippling brushes and flat top brushes for foundation a while ago, the traditional foundation brushes just won't cut it

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    1. I haven't had any problems...I just give the lid a good rinse with got water after every use, and dry it off with a paper towel. :) I like using the lid because it fits the brush prefectly and keeps the mess contained, but thanks so much for all the recs. I might give them a whirl if I get sick of washing the lid! :)

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  40. I'm also jumping the gun by reviewing it because I just got it yesterday! So far, though, I really like it. I'm having a lot of breakouts right now, and the coverage of this is enough to hide almost all redness. I needed the tiniest bit of concealer today. I also really love the way it feels on my face, at least with a setting powder. If I touch my face, I can't even really tell I'm wearing foundation, which is so impressive to me because so many products feel sticky and heavy. I've been experimenting with stippling brushes and found that it applied this really well, so I definitely agree with you. Thanks for the review!

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    1. Yay! So glad to hear this is working for you so far, and i'm really glad the stippling brush works for you too! :)

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  41. I use a similar method only i use a beauty blender type sponge, damp & the finish is amazing. Looks totally flawless! I too have combo oily skin & larger pores around my inner cheeks & nose. Haven't touched another foundation since I've bought this one!

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  42. Just went and bought an EcoTools kabuki today! Very excited to try this new method :) And I picked up the Cover Girl/Olay blush on clearance for $3.34 @ Walgreens! woohoo! :)

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  43. G- thanks so much for the updated review! i can't find the eco tools silverstone finishing brush and don't want to shell out the $ for the mac version, any recs for a dupe?

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    1. The Real Techniques brushes has one, it's very very good. You can get them at Ulta and using one of their $3.50 off coupons you can get it for about $6-7

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  44. Thanks for the great pics for stippling!

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  45. Thanks for the great review i was very exited about this foundation but noone else had posted to ingredients im allergic to silicone based primer which means for more then i want to i cant use it sucks i looks good thanks for helping save money

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  46. Hi. Thank you for the great and detailed review about this product. I have been eyeing this since it came out. Now, I'm completely sold!
    I'm your new follower and I really love your blog. Please keep on posting :)

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  47. Thanks for the review! I was able to get it on sale at Rite-Aid along with a Rite-Aid "Renewal" line stippling brush for under $10. I live in Mississippi, and Revlon Colorstay is the only foundation that I've found in any price range that will not melt off despite humidity and sweating and NOT be a cakey mess. Thanks for the update on application with a stippling brush. If I hadn't seen that, I wouldn't have picked this up at all.

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  48. I love this foundation, I just recently purchased it.. like about a week ago, finally in Canada we got this new product, and Im NW20 in Mac foundations/Concealers..and I got the 220 nude color.. im debating on picking up the 240 natural beige.. maybe i will.I use a stippling brush by Real Techniques with this foundation as I dont have any stippling brushes.. soon i will lol. I also have the laura mercier silk creme foundation in the shade- Medium ivory ... Love this new revlon whipped foundation , I have dry skin and it is long wearing on my skin with a moisturizer and a primer before i apply it.

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  49. What a great tip! I'm going to get this brush!

    I love this stuff. The texture is amazing and the shade is PERFECT. My only problem with this stuff is that it turns orange on me! Its the perfect shade but after about 5 hours....full on oompah loompah face! Am I the only one who is reacting weird to this stuff?

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  50. Thanks for this review! I was on the fence about this product, but you clinched the deal for me :D

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