I wanted to try this powder to find out if it does make your skin look photo ready and I can say it does. It leaves a matte flawless finish. The colour is a good match for me. I went for light/medium and it evens out my skin tone and keeps my skin looking good.
It controls the shine just as well as any other powder but as with all powders you will need to reapply throughout the day/night.
Overall I am really impressed. Packaging doesn't need to be as big and it comes with a brush which I don't use so would be better if they made the packaging smaller.
This is an average face powder. I like it but it's not good for travelling. It cracked in my makeup bag....
I love this powder.its the only powder i will use, even though it comes with a not so teen income friendly price tag. Its like... 15 bucks. The only reason i didn't give it more stars is because a) I'm not 100% sure exactly WHAT i like about this powder and b) neither light or light medium have been my color so I've had to compromise either way. me and my mom both use it on a daily basis.
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!