Monday, February 8, 2010

Revlon Photo Ready Foundation

There has been so much discussion about Revlon's Photo Ready foundation that I just had to pick it up and give it a try! Reviews are so mixed that I really had no idea what to expect. At approx. $16 CAD this is a high price tag for a drugstore foundation but I am a sucker for a Revlon foundation so I just had to give this one a shot.

I bought this one is Vanilla as the shades are still limited at this point and the next shade down just seemed too dark for my skin.  The Vanilla is a little on the light side for me, but once my bronzer etc has been added it is fine.  If this foundation does well I am certain you will see the shade range increase over time.

I love that this bottle has a pump! I miss the days when my beloved Colorstay had a pump saving many messes! At 30 mL this foundation is on par with most when it comes to amount given for you money.

Now on to the important stuff!!! This foundation I would classify as a medium coverage, it can be built up, but does not give the immediate coverage of a Colorstay. I have oily skin for the most part and I found that this product did want to move during the course of the day. Any redness in my skin did begin to show by the end of the day due to this movement.

This foundation does have a sparkle to it. Reviews range from claiming not to see the sparkle to being overwhelmed my the amount of sparkle on the skin. I did notice the sparkle on my hands, but once on the face and set with powders etc I really didn't see any sparkle at that point. That being said the underlying sparkle may not work well with flash photography, as it will show any type of sheen to the skin! Another note is that although the SPF of 20 is great, it as well is not good for photography. Those two factors for me make this not a 'photo ready' foundation.

If you want a medium coverage and do not have oily skin, this one may be ok for you. For me though it just wasn't a good fit, and to me it just doesn't fit it's claims!


Lipstick Rules said...

Thanks for the review! I'm curious about it but am unsure about the colour selection and price! Not that cheap for a drugstore foundation.


NancyPower said...

@ Lipstick Rules - I agree with you on both counts! I wouldn't buy it again. I was hoping for the best, but it did not replace my colorstay!!!

So Very Fabulous said...

I've been tempted to try this but don't really like that there aren't testers in the displays I've seen, as well it's a bit pricey for drugstore!

NancyPower said...

@ So Very Fabulous - I didn't like that either, there was only one tester and it was a pretty deep shade! I bought it on sale, which is why I picked it up! I do think it is pricy, especially when it doesn't do what the name claims!

liloo said...

fancy calling this 'photo ready' when it's everything but not for photo lol! thanks for the review. I dont think the sparkle would bother me that much. I feel the coverage would be an issue for me. I shall stick to my colorstay :) xx

NancyPower said...

@ lillo - you and me both! Ya the sparkle didn't bother me! Wouldn't use it on clients though! I will probably use up the bottle but I won't buy again!

Anonymous said...

Thanks. Great to get an oily skin reviewer, just so I have someone to relate to now.

COCAMIA said...

I must check it out! Thanks for the heads up!