August 23, 2012

No Regrets, Just Love: Revlon PhotoReady Foundation.

I was a bit put off by Revlon foundations because unlike everyone else in the beauty community, I was not a big fan of Revlon Colorstay foundation. It was too thick, it dried too quickly, and the color choice did not work out for me. But for whatever reason I decided to give their PhotoReady foundation a try.

I am a big fan of this stuff. First off, the color matches me perfectly. Absolutely perfectly. THAT is something big in itself. Finding the right shade in a drugstore foundation is a task I usually do not want to take on, but it worked out here. My shade is Cappuccino, which interestingly enough, is the same shade I had in the Colorstay. That version was way too red/orange for me, but luckily (in this case, at least) they shade range differs slightly between the two lines - which I'm sure is due to the light reflecting particles in PhotoReady.

The coverage of PhotoReady seems to be medium, but buildable. I'm usually a fan of fuller coverage foundation, but I like that this covers up what I need it to cover up, while still letting my skin show through. That is wonderful and rare, and I wouldn't want it any other way, actually. I have no trouble blending, and it also gives me time to blend it - beat THAT Colorstay.

Speaking of time, the wear on this stuff is amazing. I've tested it out with various different setting techniques (translucent powder, an MSF, NO powder, setting spray, etc etc) and my oilyness is kept at bay for the larger portion of the day. I LOVE that. I'm seriously amazed when I look at my face in the latter part of the day and see no oil. 

I'm not sure if I should even dare to say this, but, PhotoReady is kinda sorta giving my Maybelline Fit Me foundation a run for its money, and that one's been my lover for about a year and a half. I'm sorry Fit Me, but PhotoReady keeps my chicken-grease face in check waaayy better than you ever have. Step your game up - cause there's a new favorite in town.


  1. I didn't like to wear foundation really before but my skin has been acting up lately, thus I like Light foundations, does this feel heavy or light when applied and does it make your face look oily? just wondering.

    1. It doesn't feel heavy at all on me, but I wouldn't say it's that light of a coverage...probably between medium and full (it's buildable).


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