I use this to finish my foundation and I love it its flawless :)
This is a good product and does give the airbrushed finish as advertise, however it does NOT last long and i have to reapply at various times throughout the day, also the brush that comes with the powder is absolute poop and i'd much rather use one of the puff thingys haa. and when using it the product goes all over the case and just ends up looking like a mess. Its alright and does work, and i wouldnt buy again as maybellines dream matte powder works 10x better and isnt half as expensive!
Does not work for me - too "white" (instead of translucent), makes me very oily in under 2 hours, the brush is useless (nice concept but it doesn't work), my pores seem almost enlarged... I'm "PhotoReady" for perhaps 20-30 minutes... Waste of money altogether!
This reciew is for the "Translucent" (silver case) variety of powder.
First of all, my skin tone is a "30" in Dior Hydarating Nude Foundation; that's a medium tan with warm yellow undertones. I find like many other reviewers that this powder does tend to make my skin appear lighter than it really is, though apparently not as dramatically as paler reviewers here. That did not bother me overly much, as I had been using a foundation with this that I purchased while more tanned, and I found it evened out the too dark foundation tone nicely. Still, if you are looking for a "translucent" powder, this is not it.
The formulation is chalky, and the packaging is crap. You really need your own soft kabuki or powder brush to put this on properly, the packaged brush is completely worthless. I had been misusing this as a setting powder, and it worked just fine in that regard, but in reality this is a finishing powder - like a cheap version of Guerlein Meteorites, or a comparison to Physician's Formula Pearls of Perfection, etc. It is not a foundation powder, not a setting powder, and not an oil absorbing powder. It's supposed to give you an illuminated look, otherwise known as "dewy" on the youthful, or "youthful" on the older. ;-) In all of these cases it is really important to have a good powder brush to apply properly, and to use a very light touch when putting it on as a last step powder over all your other "stuff." A lot of people complain about the sparkles; I really didn't notice a sparkle overkill going on, though it is definitely not a matte powder (and doesn't advertise itself as such). My one complaint about the shimmer - and I would call it shimmer rather than glitter or sparkle - is that the particles that are there could have been more finely milled. But I don't find the highlighting effect excessive at all, compared to the powder's much more obvious shortcomings: non transparency and chalky texture. I think if you find the sparkle in this product overwhelming, you may be putting it on too thickly.
These days for a transparent setting powder I have moved on to better things, but I would still keep this around for when I start losing my summer tan and don't want to switch up foundations. Not worth repurchasing, though - at this drugstore price, I would expect a better texture and packaging.
I used to LOVE Revlon's Colorstay Pressed Powder in the round case but this PhotoReady line is not the one for me.
- Coverage is too light
- Doesn't blend well
- If you have dry skin/dry patches...it accentuates and flakes
- Doesn't cover pores well
- Skin looks blotchy by end of the day
- Staying power isn't very good
- Expensive for quality
- Crappy brush...does more harm that good
- Small mirror, worthless
- Low quality packaging
Will NOT be repurchasing
i just love Revlon products! i don't use the brush that comes with this though i use my big fluffy brush and it goes on perfect :) not fake looking either!
I'm reviewing the #001 Translucent which appears in the above photo as the first from the left in the silver packaging. This is an entirely different formula from the "colored" variaties available. It's almost pure white in color in the compact yet is totally clear on the skin with no pigment or payoff one is used to in a pressed powder. This is an amazing powder to set concealer which is a first for me as I hate powder anywhere near the under eye area as it always seems to texturize the skin there and not in a good way. This however is amazining in that it sets the concealer yet has this diffusing/blurring effect on the undereye. It doesn't exactly give a glow to the skin, but it doesn't make it flat matte either. It's hard for me to explain as I've never seen or used anything like it and I've been a makeup artist since 1978! I've used it to set foundation with a nice full, fluffy Powder brush and have brushed it with the accompanying brush which comes with it for use on an oily T-Zone. Again, it does not give a flattened out matte look to the skin or foundation yet it iradicates an oily sheen beautifully. I can actually use the small brush it comes with to set undereye concealer or concealer that I've applied to the eyelid up to the brow as an eyeshadow base. It prevents creasing of the concealer and I can go on and on and sing the praise for this Revlon baby, but you have to use it to "get" it. It's a surprise to say the least. Highly Recommended!
I use the light/medium powder over my colorstay foundation in natural tan and the results are flawless! I took a picture wearing this powder and I could not find one flaw on my face and my skin is far from perfect. It also does a good job of preventing shine. My only complaint is I don't like the brush that comes with the powder. If you are looking for a powder that offers a little coverage and prevents shine I would highly recommend Revlon PhotoReady.
This is a bit pricey for a drug store powder, however I was not disappointed that I spent the money. Very fine milled, and controlled oil fairly well. Had a very nice finish that was not overly "made up" looking. Would repurchase this one!
I use this powder on top of my primer to even out my skin tone, and I love it for that. I have never used in on top of a liquid foundation, so I can't comment on those properties. However, I used to almost always use a liquid foundation topped with pressed powder, and find that this provides enough coverage for me ATM.
I'm about NC42 and I have the color Medium Deep, which is a great match. It's lighter than the Colorstay Aqua powder in Medium Deep, which was too dark for me.
I was afraid of using this since I tried the Colorstay Pressed Powder and I looked chalky, dried up, and dead. This seems to retain the look of life in the skin, and while it is not flat, it's definitely not sparkly or shimmery.
I do find that after a few hours I would get shiny around the nose area, but that is not unique to this product, that happens to me with almost everything. If you really want it to last, you can put some sheer loose powder or some other kind of setting powder on top (yes, I know this is supposed to be a setting powder itself, but doing that helps me)
Finally, I have never used the enclosed brush, nor do I have any intentions of it. If you use a good quality kabuki brush, or even a flat foundation brush and buff it out afterwards, you should be good. I do that and it looks very smooth and natural. I'm definitely loving liquid foundation-free life.