Sunday, December 20, 2009

REVIEW - New Revlon PhotoReady Foundation & Finishing Powder

Being a big fan of Revlon ColorStay foundation I just had to try the new Revlon PhotoReady foundation. And since CVS had BOGO on all Revlon products, I decided to go ahead and get the new Revlon PhotoReady finishing powder too. Revlon is trying to cash in on the High Definition foundation craze. I have previously tried Make Up Forever HD foundation and Cargo Blu-Ray HD foundation. Both of which are over $30 and I hated them! They both oxidized on my face something fierce!

The PhotoReady foundation, I would describe as medium, buildable coverage. It comes in a pump bottle! (Revlon PLEASE start offering the Colorstay in a pump bottle)! It is not as runny as CS. It is SPF 20. It does not come in as many shades as the CS but I found my perfect match in one of the lightest shades as usual, Shell-003. Vanilla-002, which is lighter is a decent match as well, but more with yellow-undertones, where Shell is more pink-undertoned. For some reason, no one in my area is carrying Ivory-001 which is the lightest shade available.

I apply with my favorite brush for liquid foundation, the Coastal Scents large buffer brush. It is very easy to blend, the match to my skin is near perfect. This has a little sparkle to it, it is a little more apparent in the sunlight, so if you prefer a matte finish, this is not for you.

The finishing powder is good too. I don't find anything particularly special about it, but it is a good setting powder for the money, especially since it was BOGO!

All in all I am very impressed! A nice little addition to my foundation arsenal!

Photo courtesy of okayphillistine

FTC Disclaimer: I am not associated with Revlon. These products were purchased by me and these are my honest opinions.


  1. Heyy,

    I have not tried HD make up yet, but I am excited to do so....what was the price for each? I know you got BOGO which is a steal but I just wondered.....

    That is all ......

    Love Love,


  2. The foundation was $13.99 at CVS. The powder was $12.99. Hurry for BOGO!!

  3. Hey Kelly! Glad you like Photoready, so do I! Just dropping a line to ask (sorry, I couldn't find an e-mail addy link!) if you wouldn't mind either removing the photo used in this post of the fdtn and powder (which I took) or including a source credit. Thank! -K