Thursday, 19 January 2012

Review: Revlon PhotoReady Foundation

Revlon PhotoReady Foundation £12.99 (Boots/ Superdrug)

So I thought I would give my two cents on the Revlon PhotoReady Foundation.

I've had this foundation for about 4-5 weeks and thought that was a good time period for me to be able to give you a fair and honest review on this foundation. Before I purchased this foundation I'd heard mixed reviews with some people loving it and others hating it, personally I love it.

The one thing that had been holding me back on trying it was the comments I had read regarding the shimmer made by the light-reflecting particles, which had been likened to the effect of Edward from “Twilight” twinkling in the sun. 

According to the description on the foundation:

  • Delivers soft, luminous airbrushed finish in any light
  • Photochromatic pigments bend, reflect and diffuse light to erase every flaw
  • Complete yet undetectable coverage
  • Oil free, Fragrance Free
  • SPF 20
  • Can be used alone or in combination with either the PhotoReady Powder OR PhotoReady Translucent Finisher

Whilst I was in Boots I found it quite difficult to match it to my skin colour and then went for it and purchased it in 'Vanilla'. I always have problems with foundations and buy them too dark so I look really orange. So when I got home I applied this foundation with the Sigma Powder brush, it blended in really nicely and wasn't too orange which I was happy about. The first night I bought it I went out for new years  eve and it stayed on all night, gave good coverage and didn't move with sweat or just the heat of the nightclub. 

The PhotoReady foundation has nice packaging and comes with a pump action which is nice, something the ColourStay lacks. It also doesn't have a smell to it like the Revlon Colourstay foundation (I haven't tried this foundation yet).

The only problem with the foundation is that it can't be built up easily as it starts to look cakey and it begins to look very orange even when its blended very well.

Overall I think it makes my skin look airbrushed and gives me good coverage. I like the fact that the bottle has a pump which makes it easier to distribute the foundation around the face and you can work with just a few pumps of the product.

Whats your favourite drugstore foundation? I think the next one I purchase will be the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum as I've heard really good things about it and one day I may take the plunge and try Estee Lauder Doublewear foundation.



  1. Have been looking at the Revlon photoready range, would you say it would be good for like a job in a bright shop or would it make you look to shiny?
    Good blog I had to follow :D love the way you lay things out

    1. I think it would be fine :) I've used it with a camera flash and its been fine.
      aww thank you x

  2. this is my all time favourite foundation!!


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