I recently wrote about my Foundation Dream Team of Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Foundation + Alpha-H Liquid Gold Perfecting Daywear but that post was becoming a little too epic so I reviewed the Liquid Gold Perfecting Daywear in more detail (here) and will now review the Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Foundation in more detail.
I have really struggled to find a foundation that looks natural on my skin. I hate having an obvious makeup look. I have tried quite a few different brands in my quest yet I had never given Revlon a thought. No particular reason why, it is just not a brand I tend to turn towards - or should I say was. I have now discovered my ideal foundation so it makes me want to explore this brand more.
What they say: Finally, truly decadent makeup offers ultimate performance. The mousse-like texture feels like silk on your skin. And, the time release formula balances skin for a flawless look. All day flexible wear without flaking, caking or feeling heavy.
What I say: I trialled the ColorStay Whipped Creme Foundation in 220 nude. I am NW20 at MAC and found that this was a good match. It might be a tad light in summer but at the moment it is an excellent match for my skin tone. I wore this foundation over the Alpha-H Liquid Gold Perfecting Daywear primer and set it with my Guerlain Meteorites Pearls.
The foundation comes in a jar yet looks like it is going to be runny; however, it isn't. The texture is really quite lovely. It is very light and whipped creme really is the best way to describe it.
I found the foundation so easy to apply. I used my fingers to apply it and it blended effortlessly. It spread like a dream and there was no obvious foundation line on my forehead or chin. Once it had been blended in, it was almost undetectable - it just left my skin looking fresh and nearly flawless.
The foundation is incredibly light feeling. Once applied it does not feel like I am wearing any foundation at all. Their description of it feeling like silk on your skin was very apt as my skin really did feel silky soft after application.
Although it is light feeling, it is also incredibly long lasting. They claim that it lasts 24 hours. I wasn't going to stay up that long to test it, nor was I going to sleep in it. I ended up wearing it for about 8 hours and in that time I did a fair amount of walking (about 5km) and it still didn't budge. It didn't slide off, nor did it look shiny or greasy. At the end of the day it still looked freshly applied. As it is long wearing, it did mean that it was somewhat hard to remove. I had to double cleanse with an oil cleanser and a normal cleanser to make sure that it had been completely removed.
The skin concerns I have at the moment are some quite noticeable pigmentation on my forehead, thanks to pregnancy, and some redness on and around my nose. I found that the foundation completely evened out the redness. It did not completely cover the pigmentation; however, I highly doubt other people would notice it - I just know to look there.
This combination of Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Foundation + Alpha-H Liquid Gold Perfecting Daywear left my skin looking naturally flawless and luminous without the makeup being cakey or even particularly noticeable on my skin. It is exactly what I have been searching for all these years!
I highly recommend this foundation to anyone who wants light feeling foundation that offers good coverage and is long lasting. The claims made by Revlon, the time release formula balances skin for a flawless look. All day flexible wear without flaking, caking or feeling heavy, are absolutely true - this is exactly what the foundation did.
This is my perfect foundation, my Holy Grail foundation. What is yours?
All opinions are my own and I received no remuneration for this post. The Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Foundation was provided as part of BeautyHeaven's trial team.