so i've been using this product for about 3 weeks now and it is amazing for me! i have dry/combination skin and this is the only foundation i have found so far that doesnt accentuate dry spots, as long as i apply it correctly. i wash my face in the morning, then use toner, then apply my moisturizer, and then immediately apply this foundation and it looks PERFECT. i've used many brushes for this as well as my fingers and i have found that the mac 188 works best for me. people seem to complain about the glitter a lot. i noticed the glitter when i put the foundation on my hand when i first got it to check out the color, but i dont notice it when i put it on my face. and as long as you powder a little bit, the glitter would be even less noticeable. i will definitely continue to buy this forever because i love it so much!! hope i helped anyone with skin like mine who cannot find a good foundation.
Horrible product - I decided to give it a try myself, and promptly returned it the next day. No coverage, has an oily feel while still accentuating dry lines I didn't know existed (after moisturizing, too!), settled into pores, and was overall too shiny. A little shimmer is nice for night out, but IMHO, stick to a pretty bronzer if that's what you want - because this stuff is nasty. DEFINITELY not camera ready! You will look like an oil slick. I can't imagine who this would really work for...
Packaging was decent - a pump is always nice. For a drugstore product that was crappy to boot, overpriced. Stay away! I'm sticking to Rimmel long lasting foundation and bronzer until I find something better, and use Revelon colorstay blemish concealer, eyeliner, and shadow.
I absolutely love Revlon Colorstay and figured I would give this a try. It goes on very smooth but still offers great coverage (I have hyperpigmentation/acne scarring to cover) I bought Natural Beige and it blends perfectly with my skin... I usually have to buy a couple different shades and mix them to get the right concoction.
I did not necessarily notice any shimmering effects, but I did notice the fact that it is much more lightweight than the above mentioned. The shimmer would have been nice, but it's not necessary for me. The pump feature was really what drew me in, I wish they would put these on the Colorstay product line! The only thing I did NOT like about it was the fact it rubs off on clothing whereas I've never had a problem with my Colorstay doing so. But all in all, I really do like it. Will definitely repurchase, it gives the lighter feel I want for summer but the look of the original colorstay.
I absolutely love this product. I have mostly normal skin, no noticeable pore, but my face can get kind of blotchy sometimes, and this coverup was perfect for me. The product goes evenly on my face, and lasts for about 8 hours. I always get colors to dark for my face on accident, and with this coverup I made sure to get the correct color, and it really brightens my face and makes me look radiant and awake! I love the sparkles, I dont find them overwhelming or too much, I think they really add a nice touch! The pump like someone else said is one of the best i've seen, it doesnt waste product and gives you just the amount you'd like. I would absolutely recommend this product, and I love it!
I give this 2 lippies...for the packaging and general idea of the product. I really wanted to like this but unfortunately I had a combination of the problems already posted here. (I have combo skin, oilier in summer). The "sparkles" didn't bother me as I barely noticed them, but I did notice how oddly this applied on my skin. Moisturizer, primer or barefaced...it always looked patchy and cakey, especially on my chin and nose. I also found it difficult to blend unless you work in small incriments.
After a few days of trying, I broke out and decided this just ins't made for me.
I'll stick with Colorstay until I find something even better.
I was reluctant to try this after reading some reviews here. Just goes to show how one product will work for some and be awful for another. I bought the lightest shade and went to work applying it with my stippling brush. I like the coverage, on me, light to medium. I noticed no sparkles. (why is that? are some batches of this shimmery and some not?) It covered my uneven skin and small blemishes nicely. I did set it with powder. I really liked the look. Even with powder, it looked luminous and slightly dewy. It lasted pretty well, not as well as colorstay but good enough. It hasn't broken me out. I think I'll repurchase.
This foundation is beyond good. It's amazing. The shimmer effect is really not noticable. Im guessing it's supposed to reflect light in photos or outdoors. It's super light weight, and I mean it when I say that. It doesn't settle into fine lines or oxidate. If anything it leaves a very natural slightly matte finish with a subtle glow. I used to work for MAC as well as being a make-up junkie and hands down this is the best foundation I've ever used. With an spf of 20 and not being animal tested this is a total plus in my book. :) I'm an nc45 and i bought this in caramel
I had such high expectation from this product. I have no clue why. Well, I was really let down. This liquid does not give me any coverage, in fact, i find that it makes my pores look bigger. I've used it four times and each time I hope it gets better but its doesnt. I shouldn't have wasted my money.. and I bought two of them! oh well. It happens.
The only pros I find is the packaging. The pump is perfect and doesn't waste any of the product vs liquid foundations that don't have a pump. But the pump doesn't make the actual poduct better. so 1 lippy for Revlon Photoready liquid and no I wouldn't recommend.
UPDATE: ok, so I've been giving this foundation more chances and I must admit, i have grown fond of it. It doesn't give great coverage but it does and Ok job and it actually does look good in pictures. So 3 lippies for this foudation. but I still wouldn't recommend because of the price. I just don't think its worth that much even though it is cheap compared to department store makeup.
I have been wearing this foundation on and off for a couple of weeks now, and I think I have grown quite fond of it. I have fair to light skin, and the first time I purchase this foundation in the Vanilla 002 color. Big mistake! My boyfriend asked if I was feeling alright, because I looked like a ghost. :) Off to the store again, and this time I picked up the Shell 003 color. Beautiful match! I love that Revlon created a pump bottle, it's very chic and hygienic! It also blends very well (I apply a toner, moisturizer, and then a primer before application) and use my Revlon foundation brush to apply. I do notice that it has a slight shimmer, but so far no one has commented on whether or not I look like one of those vampires from the Twilight saga... :) I'm not sure if that is good or bad! It is a bit pricey for a drugstore foundation, but if you pick it up on sale it really isn't too bad! Another big plus for me: has not broken me out! I think I will def repurchase!
I love love love this product. It blends like a dream and creates gorgeous dewy look (I have very dry skin). I do notice some sparkles, but they do not bother me because they are not that obvious. The coverage is medium but buildable. I have Revlon ColorStay as well, but I prefer PhotoReady, because it looks more natural, it is much easier to blend and it has a PUMP. The staying power of Revlon PhotoReady could be better, it lasts about 8 hours. All in all, I love this foundation and I would buy it again!