Friday, 2 May 2014

REVIEW: Revlon Photo Ready Foundation

I am extremely picky when it comes to foundation. I ideally like a foundation that isn't too heavy but leaves me looking flawless and glowing. I'm on a continuous hunt for the perfect foundation so I'm always trying out new ones. I've been using Revlon's Photoready foundation for around a month and a half now so I think it's finally time to share my thoughts. The last Revlon foundation I used was around four years ago and because I didn't like it very much so I never really tried out any of their other foundations. However, I had read that this foundation was very similar to Makeup Forever’s HD foundation which I really wanted but couldn't bear the price tag so obviously on one of my many boots trips I picked it up. I've actually been wanting to try the Photoready range for quite a while as I'm a sucker for anything that suggests that I'll look picture perfect. The actual packaging is really mini and I'm not the biggest fan of the bottle but it's what's on the inside that counts right?

So let's get down to the nitty-gritty.
The finish it definitely satin and the product does have very tiny sparkles in it that make your face look me it's naturally glowing but does leave the skin looking rather sparkly and Edward Cullen esque in certain light. However, I think this is one of the reasons that it photographs so well. This foundation contains photochromatic pigments that apparently bend and reflect light to help erase every flaw. Obviously, it doesn't remove every flaw but it does give a considerable amount of coverage. I was expecting a much heavier coverage but I think if it did give more coverage it would be really heavy on the face. I picked up the shade 004 Nude and its just slightly darker than my skin tone and blends really nicely into the skin. I think its a really good colour match as I like to be close to my skin tone but always the tiniest bit darker.

Overall I really like this foundation, it's perfect for special occasions and for when you really want a full face of makeup. I won't be wearing this every day but I will be reaching this on many occasions, particularly on a night out!

Are you a fan of Revlon foundations? Let me know if you have any suggestions for any good ones!

Faith x


  1. I'll have to try this! MUFE HD foundation is my HG, but I agree, super pricey. Thanks for the tip!

    xx Alyson
    The Beauty Vanity


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