Saturday, 22 September 2012

Revlon Photoready Foundation | Review




Hi beauties. Recently that time came around where my favourite high end foundation ran out, Clinique's Stay-Matte Oil Free Foundation and it was time for a new purchase. However as I am trying to save the pennies and the pounds, I was after a good drug store foundation to try. I had heard so many good things about Revlon's Photoready foundation that I decided to give it ago. 

As a lot of you will know I have oily to combination skin and therefore I can be a little particular when it comes to finding the right foundation, lets face it no one wants to walk around with a shiny face, even with all the powder in the world! One thing I had read about the Photoready foundation is that it is oil and fragrance free, which can only be a plus for us who do have the odd oily T-Zone area or sensitive skin. It also has SPF 20, which is not something I look for in a foundation, but if its got it in, then that a bonus too. 

So far I have been using this foundation daily for just over a week and I can honestly say its one of the best drug store foundations I have tired in a long long time. There is so much about the Photoready foundation which I have fallen in love with. To start off, I love the packaging, I know this doesn't make a great foundation...But I love quality in my makeup buys and this foundation has a very sleek look to it, in its glass bottle. The foundation dispenses though the use of a pump, which makes things more hygienic and more importantly allows you to have more control with the amount of foundation that will come out. For those wondering I picked the shade 008 in Golden Beige, which is slightly on the darker side for my skin tone, but I prefer that in a foundation anyway. 

As for the actual foundation itself, I find that it applies like a dream. The foundation is really light weight, and a little really does go a long way, which means that this product will last you a long time. It's lightweight formula makes blending this foundation into the skin really easy. Personally when picking a foundation I like to have a full coverage, and although this is a light weight foundation it does give you a good medium to full coverage. Its lightweight formula allows you to build up this product for a more full coverage look without it looking too 'cakey' on your face. I love how it will easily hide any redness in your skin or any hyper-pigmentation, creating an even skin toned look.

It's hard to tell from the swatches below, but Revlon's Photoready Foundation does have a slight shimmer finish to it once applied, creating a healthy dewy look on your skin. For those wondering, this is because the foundation has photochromatic pigments in which help to reflect the light which help to make your skin look flawless and radiant. When I first started using this foundation I noticed that it gave me a mixture between a matte finish and a dewy look and my immediate thoughts were 'OMG this foundation is just going to be sliding off my face by the end of the day'. Much to my surprise it didn't and in no way made my skin feel oily or add too much shine. I would't go as far as saying I would wear this foundation without a good powder... but one touch up with powder throughout the day will keep any shine at bay, especially if you have a similar skin type to me. Girls, those of you who have dry skin will love this foundation as it in no way feels drying on your skin either. 

Overall I love this foundation and I know that I will be making a re-purchase once it has ran out. It is a little more on the expensive side as far as a drug store foundation goes, retailing at £12.99 (from Boots), but for those wanting to give it ago, it's only £9.99 from Boots and you can find the link here. I honestly think its worth the money as I can see this lasting me a long time and I really like the overall look of it once it's applied.




I am always on the hunt for new foundations and would love to know your best recommendations ladies!


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  1. This looks like such a good foundation, I might have to go and pick some up

    Have a beautiful night

    xx

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    1. Thanks lovely, I am really loving using this at the moment xx

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  2. I absolutely love this foundation, and I use this exact shade. I have always, always used higher end foundations, as the first one I ever tried was my mother's Clinique Super Balanced, so it kind of set the standard from there. But the one or two pharmacy brands foundations I have tried over the years have been, quite frankly, terrible. This one really gives the high-end bases a run for their money. It gives a lovely dewy finish and I find that it matches my skintone perfectly. LOVE.
    Mel x

    melswallofmirrors.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hi Mel, I completely agree, once your used to a high-end foundation its hard to then find a good drug store one, and I think its so worth the money to invest in a good foundation as it will make the rest of your makeup so much better. This Revlon one is amazing and really does give other foundations a run for their money xx

      www.misssunshinesparkle.blogspot.com

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  3. I've been thinking about trying this foundation out for ages and now after hearing a good review about it I might finally take the plunge and give it a go for myself. I've got a mixture of high end and drugstore foundations but i'm always on the hunt to try and find a decent drugstore foundation... I'm like you and prefer to a full overage foundation, have you tried Estee Lauder double wear? - the coverage is amazing!

    Louise xx

    www.louiseamoremakeup.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi lovely, pleased you liked the review, I really love this one and its one of the best drugstore foundations that I have tried and I love the way it feels and looks on my skin. I have heard a lot of fantastic things about the Estee Lauder Double Wear one, but not gotten around to trying it yet, think I will have a look when I next need a new foundation xx

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    2. HI! if you go to the Estee Lauder counter in a department store like Boots, House of Fraser or Debenhams, they match you up to the exact colour and give you a seven day sample (which lasted me like three weeks!). I love the Double wear because a little DOES go a along way. I wear Chanel Perfection Luminere and I am wanting a cheaper everyday one so I am looking at the Photo Ready one but I have oily skin: will it work for me? :) xx

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  4. Ooh happy I just read this my love as I've been thinking of getting it!! Def going to give it a try now as we have the same skin tone too :) xxx.

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