As of late, I've been seeing nothing but good reviews on the new Revlon PhotoReady foundation. I've swatched their ColorStay foundation at the store before and didn't like it because it had a strong scent and felt really heavy/thick on my hand. However, when I swatched the PhotoReady foundation, it felt so light and didn't smell like anything. I liked it!..Then I looked at the price... $17.99 CAD.. GAHH! For a drugstore foundation?! Really?
I was looking into BB creams for awhile but I gave up because the shades were too light. As luck would have it, I was at London Drugs and the foundation was on sale for $9.99! Steal! I ended up buying Medium Beige 006 and Golden Beige 008 because I didn't know which one would be a good match for my face. As it turned out, Golden Beige is lighter than Medium Beige. They both have strong yellow undertones so both shades suit me well, though I do prefer Golden Beige because it makes my tanned olive skin look glowy! Medium Beige looks a bit more on the yellowy-orange side and it makes my skin look dull.
Here are the swatches with and without flash. I lightly blended them below:
For reference, I think I'm in between NC 37-42.
The foundation is very light and easy to blend. It has micro shimmers which is not very noticeable on my face in real life . It makes the skin look glowy, dewy, and youthful. It doesn't leave my face looking cakey.
And now the down side...
This foundation made me break out! Of course, everybody's skin is different.. mine obviously did not like this product. Also, I have trouble removing this foundation. I have to wash my face three times to get rid of every trace! If you have large pores and fine lines, the shimmers might even emphasize them. Honestly, I think this foundation is suited for people who already have decent skin because I don't see it covering dark spots, beauty marks, or acne scars... it simply is too sheer unless you build it up. Above all else, this foundation contains SPF 20 so contrary to the "Photoready" label, you can't take pictures with this on because you WILL get that inevitable white cast in photos. Tried and true.
I don't think I'll be repurchasing this ever again.
Until next time. :)