I'm not a "makeup counter" kind of girl. I like affordable, simple drug store brands. My daily foundation used to be Covergirl tinted moisturizer but I'm almost 26 and I'm a sleep-deprived mom so I'm starting to need more coverage than tinted moisturizer. I picked up some cheap NYC foundation but was less than pleased so I thought I'd "splurge" for Revlon this time around.
Since doing my photo shoots, I've wanted to try Revlon's Photo Ready makeup to see if it helped my complexion in photos. The Revlon website says this about Photo Ready Makeup: "for poreless, airbrushed skin in any light. Photocromatic pigments bend and reflect light to erase every flaw. Complete yet undetectable coverage. Soft, luminous finish."
The Price $10.99 at Walmart. (Saw it online at Walgreens for $8.39) Not bad, considering how I only buy foundation 2-3 times per year.
The Packaging- 1 ounce glass bottle with a pump. I like the pump because Olivia does tend to get into my makeup on occasion and this way, she can't squeeze the tube and make a big mess. The pump makes for a mess-free application, unlike a regular bottle with a wide opening. The lid seems to stay on fairly well so this would probably be decent for travel as well.
The Coverage and Application- Revlon Photo Ready Foundation provides full coverage. It glides on very evenly and dries smooth, soft and matte. It covered my freckles, redness on my cheeks and uneven skin tone. Once dry, it felt soft and smooth all day. Application was easy. There was no streaking, blotches, of caked feeling. The SPF 20 is an added bonus for a little sun protection. I finished it off with my Coty Airspun Loose Powder. I applied the foundation right down the middle of my face:
The Texture and Smell Creamy texture but does have kind of a greasy feeling at first, even though the product is oil free. Once it dries and is set with powder, it doesn't feel oily but it does feel kind of heavy. The package claims to be fragrance free although it does have a very light powdery scent.
Would I buy again?
Yes! I really love the coverage, texture and overall look. I do want to try a water activated cake foundation too but I think this stuff is my new go-to product.