What better way to follow on from my previous post on face primers with a foundation review? 😉 My foundation frenzy refuses to die down especially when a few bottles literally arrived on my doorstep in the form of care packages recently. Today I bring you one of the new foundations I have grown to love – Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Makeup. Initially I pooh-poohed the idea of foundation in a tub (even though I bought a Muji version earlier this year – yet to be opened BTW! Call me a hoarder!), but Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Makeup in a tub has semi-converted me. Here are the reasons why…
4 Reasons Why I Love Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme
1. The thick and creamy moisturising formula is a dream for dry-skinned ladies like me. It somehow just glides onto face flawlessly and blends beautifully even when using fingertips.
2. I can get away without using face primer especially when I am in a mad rush (usually Sunday mornings when I actually get up early to apply make-up for church!)
3. I don’t like my foundations to have a matte finish because it accentuates my dry flaky skin and I prefer a more natural radiant dewy finish and this is just perfect.
4. It is a buildable foundation from medium to full coverage without having the “I’m so caked in make-up that I look like a half-eaten leftover cupcake which has been tossed in the bin” feel. (I hope that made sense! I am trying to incorporate witty metaphors into my writing but I think I went a bit OTT there 😛)
The Only Reason Why I Dislike Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme
Foundation in a tub? Like seriously, it’s not hygienic to dip your fingers in there. I don’t do that, of course. I use Q-tips to scoop it out. But that annoys me too because I have to waste a lot of Q-tips.
You also should know that Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Makeup Foundation claims that it “wears up to 24 hours” – which is a bit of a silly claim. If you analyse it, “wears up to” isn’t actually a promise of 24 hours so it could even just last 3 hours or 5 hours! I rarely go past the 12 hour mark, let alone head to 20+ hours with make-up! It also has SPF 20 – which doesn’t do much in the strong Aussie sun so definitely, use a sunscreen under this.
The shades of both the Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Foundations – #150 Buff & #220 Nude – I got sent is nowhere near my NC-30 skin. #150 Buff is pale and white and #220 Nude is beige with pink undertones. Meanwhile, I have just been using it by mixing both #150 and #220 together to make something closer to my own skintone. It’s kinda fun doing that!
However, this doesn’t mean that my ideal shade of Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Foundation doesn’t exist!! I’m just not entirely sure as I haven’t stalked my local Revlon counter to swatch the other shades yet.
Are you a fan of foundation in a tub? Have you tried Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme? Do you like whipped cream? I’m lactose-intolerant but I do like a bit of whipped cream on special occasions 😉