Review: Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup

I’m no drugstore snob but the only foundy that worked well with my oily face was Revlon Colorstay (the original bottle version). My gripe with it though is that it takes some kind of skill to get used to it ~ it’s thick, dries fast, and has a tendency to over-dry my greasy skin at mid-day (there must be something with it that over sucks my sebacious glands). 

nuevo. New. Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup caught my eyes as I was browsing the beauty section of Walmart. This retails for $10.94 (price may vary). I picked up True Beige (330), the shade closest to my medium/warm skin tone.

Promise of 24 hour-wear? That’s what the sticker label says. But here’s Revlon’s marketing claim as sourced from their website:


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.


The deets. Available in 16 shades. 0.8 fl oz /23.7 ml per glass jar. Medium to full coverage. Soft matte finish. Withstands humidity.



This product comes in a sturdy glass jar which elegantly stood out in the sea of mass market- drugstore brands. Twist open the cap and you’re greeted with an open mouth- I mean, a big well of cream waiting to be scooped out. That’s the unsanitary part ladies. Either dip your fingers (and contaminate) or use a spatula (if you have one). I improvised by using a q-tip to scoop a pearl sized amount and swiped it at the back of my hand.

Consistency-wise, this felt smoother than the original bottle version. It’s definitely more lightweight and easier to blend whether using fingers, stippling brush or flat foundation brush. It rendered a soft matte finish that turned quite dewy on the 6th hour.

The coverage is definitely buildable. There was no need for me to use concealer under my eye area and acne scars. I just finished off with a powder and I’m done for the day.

Promise of long-wear is commendable. I experimented by (1) skipping primer and setting spray (2) following my normal makeup routine (primer + setting spray). Without primer and setting spray, this foundation held up for a good 8 hours, with noticeable shine issues on the 4th hour. With primer and setting spray, it lasted way longer and looked as fresh as when I first put it on.  It did survive the hot and humid weather here in Hawaii. 24 hour-wear? C’mon, who wears makeup that long.

Over-all, I’d say this is a must-try. If you’re looking for medium to full coverage that has silky finish, this might be it. I have oily skin and the creaminess wasn’t bothersome at all. This officially replaced my old Colorstay bottle.

Have you tried this product yet?

xoxo

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12 Comments

  1. July 1, 2012 / 2:46 am

    I'm debating reviewing this. I think I'll like it better in the fall than I do now. My skin always feels slightly "damp" with it on.

    • July 1, 2012 / 3:45 am

      i was a bit hesitant at first to buy it coz its cream & might be too much for my oily skin. so far so good.thanks for visiting my blog.xo

    • July 1, 2012 / 2:09 pm

      I did try this one and didn't care for how it looked on me. I have not used other ColorStay foundations though and some say it takes some getting used to? I have a Liz Earle foundation that I adore and am always comparing others to that one and they rarely win! The foundation looks great on you!

    • July 1, 2012 / 5:18 pm

      Thanks much Tina.Yes, the bottle version of Revlon Colorstay has good coverage and long wear but you need to blend and work fast because it dries up too quickly. I haven't tried Liz Earle, sounds like an amazing product!

  2. July 24, 2012 / 10:48 pm

    are you talking about the original colorstay liquid? because I had heard that the formula changed quite a bit recently. I trolled makeupalley forever and everyone kept saying that even if you have oily/combo skin to get the normal/dry one, and that actually for my really fair skin to NOT get the lightest shade (what I normally do) and get buff…so I got the normal kind in buff and it works really great for me. I don't have to blend too fast, the coverage is buildable, though not as full or medium as I like it to be…it comes off as pretty medium though. Just throwin that out there! I'm hoping to pick up the jar kind soon, thanks for your review!

    • July 25, 2012 / 3:59 am

      Really? that's good to know about the orig revlon colorstay. I'm so used to oily/skin formula that dries pretty quick. Meaning, that one for normal/dry skin can be used for oily skin but easier to blend? It's something I want to test out for myself. Thanks much for this tip.xo

    • Anonymous
      November 10, 2012 / 4:26 am

      Hi, I use it also. I put it on with a brush and I only have to use a little. I use the Carmeal Color and it covers my whole face without any marks or lines…

    • November 10, 2012 / 6:44 am

      that's good to know!! this is one good drugstore find…

  3. November 14, 2012 / 5:53 am

    Why. Why. Why did I click on this post. I'm a huge fan of the original Colorstay. How's the scent with this one? I know the orig is a little strong and chemical-y.

    • November 14, 2012 / 6:06 am

      Hi Kayla, funny you!!! I used to like the original colorstay too. This one has slight chemical scent but overall I like this better than original. In fact I already threw the latter 🙁

  4. September 3, 2013 / 6:47 am

    Definitely helpful thank you 🙂 what shade are you usually in revlon colorstay 🙂

  5. December 1, 2017 / 4:22 am

    I know this is a 4 year old post but My Walmart sells this color, 330, unusual because it is now discontinued. Can you tell me if this color is just yellow undertone or is there pink?

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