Continuing the hunt for a drug store/high street foundation I thought I would try out the Revlon photoready collection. I was sent by their PR in South Africa the foundation, concealer and pressed powder.
The foundation says that is gives “perfected airbrushed skin in any light with complete coverage”. Its oil free and has an SPF of 20 so that’s a bonus. “With photochromatic pigments bend and reflect light to erase every flaw and leaving a soft luminous finish”. There are 9 shades so it won’t cover all skin tones especially the darker skin tones. In South Africa the foundation is R225 and in the UK is 12.99 pounds.
Firstly I am really happy this bottle as it has a pump to avoid any wastage. Before applying the foundation I applied my moisturiser. I didn’t need much foundation at all to cover all of my face and I blended the foundation in with my Real Techniques face brush. My skin definitely felt smooth and had a slight dewy finish so my skin wasn’t left really shiney like some foundations do. The Photoready foundation is one of the more expensive drugstore foundations but its definitely one of the better ones. It has a medium coverage where I find a lot of the cheaper foundations are very sheer and do not cover the imperfections and you need to keep applying. As most liquid foundations they don’t last all day but to keep it on longer make sure you apply the powder or apply again half way through the day.
To finish off the look I used the concealer to cover any redness on my cheeks and under my eyes. The concealer comes in a stick and is really easy to apply leaving the skin feeling smooth. Then I dusted the pressed powder onto the T-Zone to avoid any shine and creasing under the eyes.
The real test for me will be on a photoshoot and see how the foundations works against harsh light so will keep you posted!
Hope you enjoy the post.