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Revlon ColorStay Whipped Foundation Review + Pictures!

Hey guys I thought it would be nice to write this review on a foundation I have been loving recently! I am someone that could buy a million foundations before I am satisfied. I have such a fair skin tone, that is yellow toned not pink, that it is very hard for me to find the perfect shade for my skin. The only foundation that has the greatest selection of shades I have found is the Loreal True Match liquid foundation. This is an amazing foundation, and matches my pasty skin but is too light coverage. My skin is very oily, red patches, acne scars, and pimple prone, so I need the heavy duty kind of stuff! lol

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So upon looking for an amazing full coverage foundation, I stumbled upon the Revlon Colorstay Whipped foundation! Everyone here and on Youtube has been raving non stop about this foundation, but I was skeptical. When I went to CVS to check it out, they only had 5 shades. I was very put off and wasn’t sure if it was worth spending $14 on. But thinking about it more I went back to Bed Bath and Beyond, you all know by now I love that place! I used some coupons and got it a little cheaper for $8 on sale. I figured, if it is a total flop I wasn’t spending too much money, and I really wanted to give it a chance.

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I purchased the lightest shade they have in 110, and to my surprise it matches my skin tone perfectly. When looking at the product in the jar it first looked too orange and pink toned. But since the foundation is whipped, it blends in with your skin tone perfectly! I was very shocked and happy at the same time! So if they do not carry this foundation is a shade that is light enough for you or dark enough, give the color closest to your skin tone a try! The shades they do provide hoestly can be made to blend in with any color pigmented skin.

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The nice thing about this foundation is that it is not heavy, cake, drying, or greasy and it is still definitly full coverage! This is the amazing part, if you have dry skin make sure to use a lotion before hand, and if you are oily then make sure to use a primer and set with a loose powder. I use lotion first thing, then apply primer, then use my flat top kabuki brush from Sonia Kashuk and work the foundation into my skin, then finish with my pressed powder from Maybelline in Fit Me 110.

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Most people on Youtube swear by using this product with a beauty blender. Which is great and is a good idea if you have this foundation to try out, if you prefer using beauty blenders. However, since I want my foundation to be very full coverage I prefer to use a foundation brush, instead of losing the product to the sponges when in use.  Especially this foundation brush works really well with the foundaiton, and I picked it up at Target for $15. I just put a q-tip (for sanitary reasons) in the jar and dab little dots all over my face where I need the foundation. Then I go in with the brush and blend the product out. At first if this layer does not cover everything that you hoped it would, you can go back in with a little more product, and the whipped foundation is so light it will not cake up and is very build able!

The long wear factor is incredible. Most products who claim to be 24 hour coverage, most times are a joke to me when I hear it, and do not take these products seriously. Most products claiming to have this kind of lasting power, will last up to 8 hours then melt off or before that time, and look runny by the end of the night, especially with greasier skin. BUT THIS FOUNDATION, holy cow! I was so impressed when I first tried it out, wore it out, never washed it off that night (because I wanted to test its’ true lasting power. I know you are thinking ew…you didn’t wash your makeup off at night? RIght? But, for real when I woke up that morning, after applying it the previous morning at ten o’ clock, my facial foundation looked just as amazing, soft, dewy, and covered as it did when I first applied it.

This foundation because of its’ lasting abilities I would say is amazing for beach days, because it won’t wear off in the high heat, it also remains perfect looking while sweating and working out at the gym. This would be great for a wedding or party, when you don’t want your makeup to go anywhere.

The only cons I will say, to be honest, do not affect my feelings about this foundation much. One con is the packaging. Although I love that it is in a nice high quality glass jar, the heaviness of the product makes it difficult to travel with. The shape of the jar is very bulky and after two weeks the inside of the cap broke, and the jar doesn’t close all the way. If I travel I take a small sample of the foundation now instead of the jar. This would be so much better if it was in a pump bottle, because not only is it heavy and bulky it is also unsanitary when it comes to dipping your brushes or fingers into it during application. This can also lead to it being messy.

Besides those cons, and the lack of shades they carry, all in all, this is one of my favorite foundations easily! I almost like it more than my Kat Von D foundation from Sephora, Because this is so much more easily blended and looks amazing all day and night long. I would definitely recommend this to anyone and for most skin types. This is a great product to have in your collection for days where you want your skin to look flawless, and last a very long time with out having to re-apply.

I hope you guys enjoyed this type of makeup review, if you did please LIKE and remember to FOlLOW me for some more good stuff to come! Thanks you so much for reading, I appreciate the support! Please comment down below with any questions if you are thinking about purchasing this foundation. If you have this foundation and love it, or hate it let me know what your opinion is! I love talking makeup! Love always Pearlsnheels ❤ 

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My Summer Essentials!

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Love Summer? We all do, it’s the one time we get to slip on our flip flops and drink pink lemonade. If you are  New Englander like I am, you know summer is the pleasant break where there is no shoveling snow and waking up to negative 15 degree weather! lol Where ever you live warm weather is wonderful, so I thought I would create for you my summer essentials and must haves! Shown in the picture above, are my summer needs, and read along if you would like to find out what I need to have on me at all times! If you guys would like a full review post about any of these products in particular, let me know in the comments! 🙂 

#1 Tresemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo for straight/normal hair: I love this product for when I wake up in the morning and the last thing I want to do is get into the shower. So I throw some dry shampoo in and feel refreshed! (From Target For $3)

#2 Tresemme Thermal Creations Heat Leave-In Protective Spray: Whether you are curling your hair or just going out for the day, heat damage is never the answer! If you’re like me and are trying to grow out your hair, heat can really damage your hair and cause drying. Using this spray prevents harmful heat from hot tools and the sun! (From Target For $5)

#3 Coppertone Sport Pro Series Duraflex SPF 50+ Spray On Sunscreen: Like your hair your skin is just as important when it comes to protection from harmful heat rays! Being in the sun is wonderful, but too much IS a bad thing. This sunscreen is the best I have found and easiest to apply! With the spray on function and almost odorless finish it makes keeping your skin healthy easy. (From CVS for $4)

#4 Burt’s Bees Miracle Salve: This little tin jar is amazing! This is a little good smelling balm, with a smooth texture that you can apply to your cuticles, elbows, knees, and the ends of your hair! It is pretty much a miracle in a jar. It is filled with a ton of of goodies like pumpkin seed oil and olive oil! This stuff works amazing on my dry heels and elbows! (From Bed Bath and Beyond, For $6)

#5 The Body Shop Mango Body Butter: This stuff smells amazing just like fresh mangos! This stuff is creamy and makes my skin so soft and smell so good. I always keep this mini jar in the bottom of my purse to throw on my hands or legs after shaving! (From a gift, but you can find it at The Body Shop)

#6 EOS Lip balm Egg in Sweet Mint: I love this little blue egg! These lip balms have legit changed my life lol. They are so cute and look like little easter eggs, and make my lips super soft and yummy tasting. (From CVS FOr $4)

#7 My Teal Watch: I got this watch from Target, though I am not sure of the brand, I love it so much. I thing is summer a great thing to have on you is an accent piece! Something that stands out and is a pop of color such as a bubble necklace, or colorful earrings. (From Target For $15)

#8 My Guess Pink Aviators: Eye protection is also important during the summer. Find a pair of cute shades that suit you and rock them! 😉 (From Marshalls For $16.99)

#9 Pixi Flawless & Poreless Face Primer: I love this primer. It is creamy and lays out a smooth canvas for my foundation. In the summer, when the heat flairs up, you need all the help you can get to keep your liquid foundation in place, and this product will definitely due the job. (From My Ipsy Bag, You can buy this one from Target as well)

#10 Elf Facial Mist And Set: A setting spray is an essential for me in summer, because of how well it works to keep my makeup looking good all day long. After applying all my makeup on I spray this all over my face, which leaves my skin feeling refreshed and my skin looking dewy and healthy. (From eyeslipsandface.com For $1)

#11 Revlon Nail Polish in 250 Flirt: I love this shade, it is a cute summery color perfect for June days. I love to pop this on my nails and be looking girly. (From Bed Bath and Beyond For $3)

#12 Sally Hansen VitaSurge Growth Gel: This stuff is totally cool! It is a nail gel filled with little blue beads that burst with vitamins and melts over the top of your nails. This serum is amazing, all you have to do is take a dab out of the bottle and put it on top of your nail and rub it in an instantly your cuticles are moistened and your nails are shiny. This stuff is amazing for when you are trying to grow out your nails, you can apply it before your nail polish and after. (From Cvs For $6)

#13 Beauty Sponge: I picked this cute little purple beauty sponge up from Marshalls: I got this to try out, since I had always wanted one but did not want to spend the money on the original beauty blender from Sephora. I love using this when I don’t want my foundation to be too heavy and just want to apply a light fresh layer with the wetted sponge.  (From Marshalls For $3)

#14 My Old Navy Blue Flip Flops: I love cheep flip flops, they are a must for beach going and camping. There is no sense for me to take my expensive ones with me everywhere, I am too messy, and um 2 for $5 Flip Flops YES PLEASE! (From Old Navy For $2.50)

Let me guys know if you guys liked my post! Please star this, and follow me for some more lovin’ 🙂 Please comment and let me know what your favorite  summer essential products are! I would love to hear what you guys cannot live without on these hot sunny days! Thanks you so much for reading and love always Pearlsnheels ❤