Thursday, 27 May 2010

Review: Revlon Photoready Foundation

This is not really going to be a review, more like thoughts on the foundation itself (my shade is 002 Vanilla, great match for my pale skin). It's just quite brief, I'm at work and I have some time to spare and nothing to do so I thought that I will do some very needed blogging. First of all, here's what Revlon claims:

"Revlon PhotoReady™ Makeup - For poreless, airbrushed skin in any light "



Do I agree? Certainly but I have a few doubts. It has a SPF15 filter so I don't understand how it's Photoready? Doesn't SPF make your face appear whiter (the higher the filter, the whiter you'll look)? No thanks, I don't want to look like a zombie in my photos. I have dry skin and this foundation accenturates the dry patches on my face. It's not nice, makes me look like a pastry (you know, pastries have layers and are flaky? haha, sorry just a random thought!). Also it doesn't cover all your imperfections so if there's anything major that needs full coverage - you will have to use a heavy duty concealer because i would say this is a light-medium coverage foundation. The consistency is quite runny, but no so it runs down your hand! Many people have mentioned 'The Cullen Effect'. Well frankly, it was really exaggerated, i like it because it gives my skin a glow that I don't normally have. The packaging is great, there is a pump so that makes it more hygienic and easier to use. Mess-free I would call it.The bottle is quite chunky and heavy so not really a make-up bag material. I'm quite uncertain about this foundation, I like it but I hate it because it makes my dry skin so much more visible - I'm yet to try it with a primer as I heard that it makes dry skin disappear and it looks lovely! So when I try it out with a primer I will let you ladies know! :)

PROS:

*gives a glow
*sufficient coverage
*easy application
*nice, handy packaging
*consistency

CONS :

*accenturates dry skin
*re-touching after 4-6hrs
*SPF15(i know it's a good thing, but this is supposed to be a Photoready foundation)

Would I repurchase? probably not, I always try different foundations with my problem skin (dry & big pores)
 

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Nail Accessories said...

I have use this foundation! It gives such a nice look to me. It's quality I like the most. I would like to recommend it. Thanks for posting!