I am converted to this foundation i love it . I previously used clinique but this stuff is so much better. I have it in a few shades now too so i can chaop and change as the seasons change . I really like the finish it gives and really does make your skin look great. Doesnt give me spots either which is a total bonus ( after wearing clinique for too long spots would crop up but not with this !) will definitely buy this again just waiting for summer now to see how it stands up to heat ! hopefully it will still be just as good . It doesnt look heavy or anything either but it still has great coverage good all rounder and would totally reccommend!
I started using this product 1 month ago, I would describe my skin as combination; some oily patches with some dryness around certain areas.
There is alot of glitter in this product, however this doesn't really bother me. I would buy the product again if they halfed the amount of glitter in the product, or milled it more finely. I think the overall consistancy is good, not too runny, and not too thick. A medium coverage, but it can be buildable, but be warned it will look cakey and glittery if applied to generously.
I also prefer using a damp sponge to apply this foundation for some reason compared to my foundation brushes.
I suggest working in one area of the face at a time, as I have noticed that the foundation can begin to set, if your as slow as me at applying your foundation.
However the colour is perfect for my pale-ish skin, Vanilla 02, isnt as white as my skin, but it brings a tiny bit of colour to my face which is needed due to how dead i look in the morning.
I LOVE the pump, however I find the cap some what annoying.
Overall I like this product and recommend it if your wanting to try out a new foundation, a similar foundation is the Bourjois 10hr sleep effect, albeit I think it has a nicer finish, less glitter, and less coverage, it is also £4 cheaper. Retail price of the Bourjois foundation is usually £8.99 (30ml), Photo ready revlon foundation is usually £12.99 (30ml)
I hope this was helpful :)
i really like this makeup., i have quite fair skin and got a colour far too dark so im pretty pissed of il have to try and get a lighter one, but still do recomend this.the shimmer is a little wierd thow lolz
The only good review this product gets from me is the fact that it comes with a neat little pump. The formula itself is horrible. I didn't really mind the little specks of glitter in it as much as some do. The thing that bothered me the most was how drying the formula is and how ashy it made me look. I really wanted to like this one, but I just couldn't get it work for me. I tried the Caramel shade because Cappuccino was too dark and reddish. Caramel made me look so ashy I had to take it off and go back to my regular foundation, which is the ColorStay formula by Revlon. However, I ended up popping off the dispenser top from the bottle of PR, washed it out and let it dry, then poured my ColorStay foundation into the bottle. Now I can use my ColorStay with the nifty little pump dispenser!!! I never realized how much foundation I was wasting when I was just using the regular old bottle, so I prefer to do this from now on. It is a bit pricey for drugstore foundation, but I can't complain too much about the price b/c I spend almost as much on ColorStay. If it weren't for the formula being so drying and ashy, I might have actually liked it. Will not repurchase again.
I'm not a foundation girl, but due to all of the hype, I decided to give this a try. I was expecting it to look like a luminizer, due to all of the rants about the shimmer, but it's not even noticeable. This is more coverage than I need, but it made my skin look flawless. I don't see me wearing this often, but I will repurchase once I run out.
i waited a while to buy this to see if the hype would last. finally caved at a bogo sale and like every other mua foundation that gets love, no love from me at all;( I don't detect any glitter so thats not the issue. it just looks bad on me. that simple. its glowy but not in an ethereal way. more in a "you might wanna look into getting some b 12 into your diet," kind of way. yeah, i feel it makes me look sickly and thats its obvious. i thought thats the last thing this stuff is meant to be! i thought the first shade was too light, went one darker and man the difference but not in a good way! one is crazy light and i am ppp, the other is crazy dark! mixed = muddy. the second bottle i did not buy bogo and so feel it was more of a waste. i tried it blened with revlon cs but that looked like some icing on those "fake cakes" you see in some old bakery windows, you know the kind where the plaster of paris icing is on its last leg and just cracking all over? so there is no winning here for me. look i love ya mua and i have gotten great recs on everything over the yrs but alas, i have to finally accept that if everyone here loves a foundation it will make me look like data on that second star trek series, or worse. i got sucked into the original maybelline super stay (remember the two sided bottle?!), the age rewind debacle, the carmindy by sally hansen depressing face spackle, revlon cs (have tried every application, every possible moisturizer and primer underneath, but this won't work either. it looks amazing for the first ten seconds and i'm all kinds of happy! but i dare not check my face in a restroom mirror cause i know there will be pool parties of the stuff sitting atop my pores even though i applied a pin dot!). this makes me look prematurely embalmed, not so much the look i'm going for.
I tried this about 2 months ago and picked out the color "shell" (i think) . It looked too pale on my face, almost ghost like. And I'm quite fair. I dont want to talk bad about this foundation, it works for some, not for all of us. Even applying it seemed hard to me, so it wasn't so much that the shade didnt suit me. I liked that it came in a pump so I didnt feel bad when I asked a coworker if she didnt mind having it, after all it seems pretty sanitary. All foundations should come in pumps! She liked it so it seems worth the try.
I LOVE Photoready soo much! I have tried almost every foundation, concealer, foundation + concealer, out there :D
MAC, MKUP4EVR, CARGO, DRUGSTORE, all with and without face primer, moisturizer, setting powder, ...all lol. I found out about Photoready the old fashion way, not through the internet or MUA at all. I was shopping when it had just released and bought it on a whim. FOR <$19.00! Very pricey then. Now it is $11-14. Sometimes it can be found on sale. I have 004-005-006. I am currently mixing 004-005 for my perfect shade, and saving 006 for summer :) I at first found the foundation to be a bit streaky..when applying with a stipple/concealer/foundation brush (all at different times or combined techniques. Stipple, swirl, buff lol :D). A bit hard to blend out..so then I tried wedge sponges (damp, as seen on ENKORE makeup on youtube) that didn't work well either. Around 5hrs after application it would begin to cake and split on my skin, even with primer or setting pwdr. I thought my oily skin had beat my foundation yet again. :( But no! I found Sonia Kashuk's Blending Sponge (http://www.target.com/Sonia-Kashuk-237-Blending-Sponge/dp/B00149XKOY) and now it applies flawlessly, and wears far longer. The formula appears to have a slight slight shimmer, and if not blended correctly, can look a bit red :/ But I have fallen in love again, thanks to my new blending sponge. Mainly because when applying Photoready, if not blended quick enough, it begins to dry and become difficult to smooth/blend. I find that adding a drop of moisturizer to your face fixes that :) So, I have seen and dealt with all possible issues, and still adore this foundation. Worth a try, and in my case, re-buy! <3
Color selection worked well for me.
I did not have problems with shimmer. It was visible if I looked closely but hardly vivid enough to care.
If you have ANY dryness this will emphasize it.
It doesn't build well. Can get cakey.
Overall, I'm torn on this. It may work for me better in the summer when I don't have any flakes. I like how this looks when I first put it on but it settles into a texture I'm not too keen on. I'd would not recommend this for those with dry skin.
Info about me--
skin tone/type: Caramel (MAC NC42)/combination
Info about the product--
-buildable coverage (but, looks better with less product on face)
-looks good on natural light (since it's got a little bit of glitter in it, your skin will look brighter and just glow!), so this is a DAY foundation
-easy to blend
-stays looking fresh longer (on skin) indoors..
-got good spf...20! yay!
-limited color choice (they only have like, 8 shades!)
-shades are also lighter then they appear on the bottle (I'm a mac nc42 and I thought the 'golden beige' would work with me but it didn't, so I had to get the 'rich ginger')
-can look a little cakey on photos if too much product is used (with flash)
-because of the high spf20, if you wear too much of this foundation, it WILL look cakey :-(
-the price..it's $13.99! For a drugstore foundation, it's expensive :-(
-not completely like colorstay (longwear)...it stays looking fresh for a couple of hours outdoors (if its sunny outside)