December 13, 2010

Review: Revlon PhotoReady Foundation

Let me start this as I mean to go on: I love foundation. LOVE IT. I actually kind of feel sorry for men (especially the spotty ones) because they can't (well the majority won't) hide under it like us female folk can.
I can safely say that my confidence would be shot to pieces without a decent foundation, especially on nights out. Nothing is more unattractive than a greasy face! I have a few firm favourites, which I may list in another post, but am always on the look out for another gem...

Rant over. The latest addition to my collection has surprised me quite a bit. I was expecting PhotoReady to be quite sheer and light, and therefore not exactly suitable for my nightmarish skin, so I overlooked it quite a few times. Recently my local pharmacy has started stocking Revlon, which is kind to my make-up addiction but not so kind to my pocket. In terms of pricing, as a drugstore brand Revlon could definitely do with knocking a few euro off their prices. PhotoReady was €19 for 30 ml, but I won't complain for too long as a friend living in Italy who swears by this stuff (miss you Jen) informed me that she had to shell out €24 for hers over there!

Back to the actual consistency of this foundation. It is light and creamy but buildable in terms of coverage. I've found myself mixing it with a small amount of a more mattifying foundation (Chanel Mat Lumière) for my t-zone, and I've been really pleased with the results. I'd recommend Maybelline Dream Matte powder to set it. 

If I don't need it to last for ages I can get away with it on its own with a light dusting of powder, but I would still tend to use a generous amount.  The coverage is lovely and adds a pretty luminous glow to my skin, which I adore, especially during the winter.

Overall I'd give this foundation 8/10. The packaging is nice with a good pump, although the cap doesn't stay on too well. The price may seem high, but as it is comparable to many higher end foundations that retail for up to the €50 mark, it is actually well worth the money!



  1. would the shade be equivalent to NC 15 in MAC?:)

  2. I think so, I'm NC15 too x


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