Revlon ColorStay Whipped Crème Makeup

My love/hate relationship with Revlon ColorStay foundations continues.  As you can see in my review of the liquid ColorStay foundation, I struggle with Revlon’s shade selection.  However, there are a few reasons I wanted to give Revlon’s whipped formula a try:

  1. I love the consistency of Tarte’s Amazonian Clay foundation and pictures I saw of Revlon’s looked similar.
  2. ColorStay foundation stays.  Enough said.
  3. The price range for Revlon is reasonable.
  4. I’m determined to find a whipped formula that I love.  What can I say, I like options!

Per the label on the jar, Revlon claims that ColorStay Whipped Crème Makeup

“wears up to 24 hours, is talc-free and paraben-free and buildable to full coverage.”

According to Revlon’s website,

“-Buildable to full coverage for flawless skin
-Soft, matte finish all day long
-Withstands heat and humidity – great for summer
-Comes in 16 beautiful shades”

“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.”

In the jar the consistency looks like a liquid, but to the touch it’s more like Cool Whip.  The formula is more wet than L’Oreal Magic Soufflè and much closer to that of Tarte’s Amazonian Clay foundation.

Revlon ColorStay Whipped Crème Makeup – 370 Natural Tan
Revlon ColorStay Whipped Crème Makeup – 320 Warm Golden

My opinion?

  • No one should wear makeup for 24 hours, but this does last the 15 hours that I’m normally in makeup.
  • It is buildable to full-coverage yet doesn’t feel heavy.
  • The finish isn’t matte.  It’s matte-to-semi-dewy.  I like it.
  • I still use a mattifier and set with powder because, while it stays in place alone, it can’t control the oil in my T-zone against the heat and humidity.


All of these shades work for me.  Though more often than not, when reaching for Revlon it’s Warm Golden I’m after.

All of the Revlon ColorStay shades are darker than they appear through the jar and dry darker than they swatch.

Revlon ColorStay Whipped Crème Makeup has 16 shades to choose from (though I only saw 12 on their website) and the numbers on the whipped shades don’t match the numbers on the liquid shades.  So if you are a ColorStay liquid user, go by shade names to find your whipped match.

I tried a few brushes with this foundation.  My favorite is a duo fibre brush by Sonia Kashuk because it doesn’t deposit too much product at once.  I can do one or two light layers without looking cakey.  If I use a more dense buffing brush, the foundation is noticeable on my skin.  I have to be pretty close to a mirror to see it, but it is visible.

When all is said and done, I like Revlon ColorStay Whipped Crème Makeup.  If there is something Revlon can improve on, I suggest they change the packaging.  While the jar looks cool, it’s heavy, impractical, and unhygienic.  Put it in a squeeze tube and I’m sold.

Are you a Revlon ColorStay fan?  Will you be sticking to liquid or trying the whipped crème?

See Revlon’s ColorStay whipped foundation in a FOTD post I did here.