I bought this the other day, and tried it today. I like the fact that it's not heavy on the skin. It's very sheer with light coverage. There is no shimmer or glitter in this foundation. It leaves the face with a dewy finish. I do see why other people like this foundation. But on the other hand, after a few hours, you can hardly see it on your face and I ended up being oily. I did use just one pump. Maybe I'll try this again tomorrow and use a different application. Might work better. I'll give another update.
PhotoReady looks so great. It's VERY comparable to Nars Sheer Glow. PhotoReady in Medium is similar to the Nars 'Santa Fe' shade.
BUT, Photo Ready made me break out. My skin is pretty clear, but I have to be careful with what I use. I use Retin A, and that usually keeps my skin looking great.
After using this stuff for 3 days, I noticed a splash of tiny white pimples on my cheeks, and a few large under skin pimples popped up :(
Maybe it's just my skin, and it might work better for others without acne prone skin. But I'll be sticking to Nars from now on.
I love the Revlon colorstay foundation, so I had to try this one and I have to say that I love it! It matches my skin perfectly which is rare due to my fair neutral skin tone, and it gives is the nicest dewy finish! I wasn't afraid of the shimmer, I think it looks gorgeous on my skin. I don't think the shimmer looks like glitter, it's very subtle. My face is really dry right now because of some acne medication, and this foundation covers the "flaky" skin perfectly. It doesn't last as long as the colorstay, but is has a good sating powder, I just have to re-touch at the end of the evening. It light to medium coverage, and I recommend it to especially dry skin.
I'm the color Shell 003 and a NW20 for MAC foundations.
I loveeee this foundation I know a lot of people have problems with the shimmers but I find it very pretty on my face. I got it in Nude and it was perfect for my skin, then I tried the next shade in natural beige and it was a bit too dark for me but still looked good and now I'm using it in Sheer and it is beautiful. I still think that the Revlon Color Stay is better because it gives better coverage but this product is good as well if you don't want to go for a full coverage, pick this one.
I tried this foundation a few months ago and I finally decided that I don't like this. I cannot make it work for me. I don't like the shimmers that are in the formula. I think this product would be excellent if it didn't have those shimmers in it. I like the idea of the pump and the color selection was decent but not as great as ColorStay. I think this would work for people who have great skin already. I have a few minor imperfections but my face gets oily and I just don't like how these shimmers look. I will definitely not purchase this again.
Packaging is great and leaves you with a dewy complexion, however it accentuates each and every fine line and wrinkle! A full coverage foundation which is a bit too heavy for me. Also, the color was not a perfect match. Started out fine, but with longer wear it began to turn a bit more orangey (medium beige).
I have spent a lot of money on foundations- I am almost 60 yrs old and am now paying for all those years of sun worship and tans. I am willing to pay alot for a nice finish but always hope the cheaper stuff will work as well. This stuff looks like a thick layer of shiny artificially colored cold cream. Even when I buffed most of it off with a sponge it still looked incredibly fake. Girls, give in an pay more to get a better product and hopefully a good match at a counter.
I have this in 008 Golden Beige, I was originally going to get medium beige but the store didn't have any of it in stock so I just got the golden beige which I THOUGHT might have been too dark for me, but it actually works perfect. I wear a NC37 in MACs Mineralize Satinfinish. All in all i really like this foundation. I don't need much cover in a foundation so the coverage of this was good for me, and worked well with my normal to dry skin. I did notice the shimmers, but they are very fine and I can only see them when I'm about 3 inches away from the mirror so that doesn't bother me much. A lot of people compare this to MUFE's HD, which I haven't tried, but I think that it is really similar to MACs mineralize satinfinish, in the way that they both have the spf and the microshimmers, and the finish on both looks similar. The difference between the two for me, is that the MSatinF has a wider range of colors (not a big issue for me, but may be a problem for some) On my dry skin the MSatinF also seems to a little bit more moisturizing than Revlons. But Revlons is much more blendable and doesn't set too fast, whereas with the MSatinF you have to work quickly to blend. Right now I don't know which of those two I prefer because they seem so similar to me, but the price of Revlons beats MACs for sure. If you have normal to dry skin this product will work best for you! Oh and I want to add that I did take a nap in this and when i woke up from my slumber and looked in the mirror, the Photoready was still on just as when I first put it on! (I also use a primer) Ahh long review sorry!
Edit: Since trying revlon colorstay, I like colorstay a lot better for my normal to dry skin, since they have that formula option. so I just take off one lippie, but what I said still stands!
It is a decent product and has many good factors for it. First, it has SPF20 and has a pump. The colors are ok, but most are either obviously pink or obviously yellow. It has shimmers but nothing like what I would describe as glitter. It reminds me of Clinique's perfectly Real's shimmer makeup. It has a good finish and decent coverage, but really it's not for me. I've never been one for drugstore foundation and this wasn't for me. I guess I'm a makeup snob when it comes to foundations.
I think Revlon is cheating on me because it seems like they are giving the good stuff to someone else.
Got 2 as bogo. Not worth it. This foundation looked very rough (I think that was the large *sparkle* effect others are complaining about) and it never settled on my skin. I tried after a fresh micro scrub. With primer, different setting powders, no setting powder....could not make this work.
While I loved Colorstay WITHOUT softflex which is discontinued, I'm still looking for a replacement to come back to Revlon. This is not it. Glad walgreens took this back with no questions.