My skin type: Normal to Oily Skin (Drier in the winter)
Revlon Photoready “Airbrush Effect” FOUNDATION
The shade I used: 005 Natural Beige
(Nude or Shell would have matched my color better)
Price: C$21.99 at Shoppers Drugmart
– For Normal to Dry skin
– Medium to full coverage
– High resolution shades
– SPF 20
What It Claims vs. My Thoughts After Testing
1.) Delivers a poreless, air-brushed look
My thoughts: Definitely flawless and provides that smooth air-brushed look on the skin especially on camera. With a primer, skin looks twice as good and poreless after 8 hours of wear when compared side by side to the areas without primer (used Revlon Photoready Color Correcting Primer).
Tip: Use a primer that is neutral and doesn’t provide any extra luminosity on the skin to avoid emphasizing the glitters on the product.
2.) Creates a luminous finish
My thoughts: Right after applying this product on the face, it wasn’t very luminous but it wasn’t matte either. A few hours later, skin starts to brighten up and shows the luminosity it claims to give.
Tip: I wouldn’t recommend this product if you have oily skin; however, if you wanted to give it a try, make sure to use a mattifying primer and powder, and finish it with a mattifying spray.
3.) Provides medium to full coverage
My thoughts: One layer of the foundation gives medium coverage. Covered dark circles, redness and uneven tone pretty well.
Tip: Apply a second layer of foundation if needed for full coverage focusing the product more on the imperfections.
1. Long-lasting – Remained flawless after 8 hours of wear
2. Very photoready – Looks great in photos hence ‘photoready’ but will start to look a little shiny on flash photography therefore, do touch up if you have oily skin (see photo below)
3. Too much glitter – Looking up close to the face, the glitters make the foundation look very bad and emphasizes lines and pores
4. Limited use – only wearable for photography purposes or for night-outs where there isn’t very much light focusing on the face
I rate this product 3.5/5! I loved it but at the same time I hated the glitters and for the price that I paid which is C$21.99+ tax at Shoppers Drugmart, I would probably not repurchase this but will definitely continue to use it until I run out :) Hope you found this review helpful.
If you have tried it, what did you think about this drugstore foundation?