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.
I compared this to Smashbox Healthy FX foundation and I think I like the Revlon better. The Revlon has more shade choices and I find that for my very fair skin, the first 2 colors work well. I apply with fingers which I think give better coverage than when using a sponge.
I did not notice any shimmer in this product at all. It is just smooth and creamy and covered *most* of my flaws however concealer is still a must.
For the price difference, I would go for the Revlon over Smashbox.
I got this foundation in a swap and I'm really happy with it. Normally I'm the lightest shade of any foundation but I tried this in the second shade and it was blendable enough that it worked fine. I think that it's possible I could wear the first three shades of this foundation and be able to make them work which is really rare. Makes it easy to pick one up at the store without trying it on first.
I love that there is a good amount of shimmer in this foundation, it's great for hiding flaws. I haven't tried taking a photo with it on but I've heard great things. It didn't make me look greasy and I didn't look like I was wearing a ton of makeup.
The coverage is really great, it's pretty full coverage without looking cakey or feeling too thick. It was a little heavy feeling but nothing that I couldn't deal with.
I have a feeling the pump package is going to be really irritating when the product is almost gone but since I haven't gotten there I can't say for sure.
The wear was great, lasted a long time without reapplying even without powder. I did notice I was a little shinier than normal by the end of the day but then again I looked dewey all day since it's not supposed to be matte.
Overall this is a great foundation and it's about time the drugstore brands tried to compete with MUFE HD foundation. This is one of the better ones in the drugstores right now.
I am an NC37 in the macs studio sculpt foundation. I have been using it for almost more than two years now and i love that it has a lot of coverage, it blends well wit my skin, doesnt make me break out( i have really sensitive skin), one thing thats a problem tho is that at the end of tha day it feels kinda oily , but it does last all day. I bougt this photo ready in medium beige and colorstay in golden beige and when i put one on each side of my face they were almost identical. The photoready was slighty more yellowy and the color stay was a tad bit lighter, but wen i asked my mom if she saw a difference and she couldnt tell. I would say that the photo ready was very similar to my studio sculpt foundation and it also has a bonus of a light light light shimmer.The colorstays foundation choices kinda sucked because i was an inbetween shade of golden beige and another one darker, the nxt color up was too dark. Overall i do likephoto ready a little bit more than colorstay but im just gona mix the two to get both looks. I got mines from walgreens buy one get one 50% off. Btw both foundations hav really great color payoff , me personally i like that matte look better and the colorstay finishes beautifully, but its a little thick wen u apply it in small amounts, i suggest u find a pump to fill the colirstay in an add a tiny bit of face moistirizer. So if u do like macs studio sculpt i think the photiready is tga one that is mor comparable!! Overall love this will purchase again fir daily usage.
LOVE THIS. i usually hate liquid foundations, im typically a mineral powder wearer. but i wanted a liquid foundation for summer since the sun dries out my skin. i found this and absolutely love it! it's light, buildable, and covers really well. tho is does have just a little bit of shimmer i found that, true to it's name, it photographs very well. the only complaint i have is that they could have more color choices.
I LOVE this product, I bought it for those days when I go to work and dont really want to use my HG (GA Luminous Silk Finish) just because it's so expensive.
Anyways... I was having trouble deciding which shade to get, either Vanilla or Shell - I am 4 in GA LSF, Porcelain in LM TM, can't find a match in MAC's foundations. I decided to go for Shell, summer's on its way and so my skin should darken soon enough anyway.
I have read reviews saying that they find a lot of shimmer and glitter outside, I haven't experienced this at all, it leaves my skin looking flawless, just add a little concealer undereye and thats me done. It applies smoothly and covers some redness I experience on my bad days.
1 pump is more than enough per application, and lasts around 5hours on me :) I love it!!
I buy mine from boots for £9.99, they also do vouchers where you can get £2 off sometimes too, so thats why I choose to buy mine from there.
EDIT : After using this for about a week, I realised it was breaking me out, I had to stop using it, so because of that I've reduced my rating slightly, but I still think it's a great product
This is the first liquid foundation that I have used in years. I am really, really happy with it. It is really easy to build up on areas that need a little more coverage than others. I apply it with my finger tip and then pat in as needed with a foundation brush.
So far this will be my regular foundation, as it is supposed to be really close to the NARS glow. I would like to try that, but because of the price I will stay away from it while I am happy with this.
It has not caused me to break out. I do a get a little shiney in the tzone by the end of the day, but I find the MAC prep + prime finishing powder helps take that away.
I liked this, but I didn't think it was THAT great of a product. Although, I loved the little bit of shimmer (:
But the problem is that I have oily skin, and this didn't help it at all.
It made my skin look flawless for the first hour or two, but then after that I was SO shiny.
Its less noticeable when you put MACs blotting powder on it, but still...I only really liked it at the time I applied it.
I originally used the Colourstay first but after hearing equally good (non-MUA) reviews about this I just had to give it a try. The coverage of this is not as good as Colourstay but what I like about it is that it doesn't dry up as quickly and where the Colourstay can be a bit mask-like, this is actually quite light in comparison and it doesn't feel like I'm wearing foundation. Yes it is SLIGHTLY sparkly but that doesn't really bother me . . . it stays put for a large part of the (working) day even though I have combination skin but if I were to go out at night I would definately have to touch up. I also like the fact that this has a pump, which is better for application and of course more hygienic too! =)
when HG is tied up with drugstore brands its perfect as i can stock up double on what i did to high-ends one.
Need i say more about this fab stuff that everyone is raving about, its unbelievably good. I never thought i would give such thumbs up to revlon.. i'm NC15 using 002 vanilla. It also contains SPF contents as i'm not the kind who would apply sunscreen prior to makeup.
This foundation really give me the air-brush feel even though i hasnt; try air-brush makeup before. But sort of seen thru youtube.
Its kinda watery compare to the MAC one i'm using. I would describe it as lotion like texture.
It comes in pump bottle, normally i would use 3/4 pump for my full face makeup.
redness gone and scarring reduce significantly!
I love this foundation, its formula is buildable to conceal scarring & redness, affordable so i can stock more, sweatproof, long lasting formula that minimum touchup require! The finished look airbrush, lightweight so you don't look like a geisha.. the hateful part is that i think this range din make it to my shore again.. So gonna swap or cp them home.