Marcia from Beauty Info Zone is today’s Frugal Friday Guest Host. Be sure to check out Beauty Info Zone for more of Marcia’s reviews, you won’t be sorry!
My last Frugal Friday for Prime Beauty was also on Revlon where I admitted that I do play “Follow the Leader” when it comes to people raving about cosmetics. Revlon ColorStay Whipped Crème Makeup is an interesting addition to my foundation collection. It comes in 16 shades and is priced $13.99 at drugstore.com. CVS was charging slightly more than that but they had coupons galore – $3 off any Revlon, $4 of any $20 cosmetic purchase, $4 CVS bucks back on $10 worth of Revlon. So basically the $14.50 translated down to $3.50 when I was done. As with any drugstore foundation finding a color match is tricky. When I held up the jars the two that seemed workable for my MAC NW15 complexion were Ivory and Buff, the two lightest. (Don’t trust online swatches!!!) There was a tiny little card in the display to test the foundation. It was enough to know that it didn’t have sparkles like my last Revlon foundation purchase and it didn’t have a fragrance.
Revlon says: “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.” I have to agree with them to some extent. It was 85 and humid the day I bought this and a hot flash had melted off my BB cream. I came home, washed up, took my photos (a blogger always takes photos first) and applied it with my fingers. It went on smoothly, it felt light but it covered nicely. While I didn’t have another hot flash that day I did notice that at the end of the day all I could see was pores (galore). It had settled into my pores and looked pretty awful.
One fun note is that this foundation looks and feels like mousse. When you scoop some out of the (unsanitary jar) it soon goes back to its original shape. A little scary but fun.
I’ve tried it several times since and the best tool for Revlon Colorstay Whipped Crème Makeup is a skunk brush. I don’t normally apply foundation with one because I prefer fingers or my Beauty Blender sponge, less waste. But the Revlon needs to be buffed into my skin to make it last longer and more important to make it look better. I still can’t use this on hot and/or humid days though so I’m putting it aside until the weather becomes cool again. I’ll hope that this frugal buy stays frugal by allowing me to use it without advertising to the world that I have pores galore. If not frugality goes out with the garbage.Pin It