I have tried almost every foundation out there, and I keep coming back to this one. The main reason is because it's relatively inexpensive, I love the packaging, and the color is right. I wear 003 Shell (NC20) and it matches very well. I don't notice much sparkle unless I'm looking very very close, so that's not really a problem. This foundation looks FANTASTIC in pictures and I'm not exaggerating. I make sure I'm wearing this foundation if I know photos are going to be taken. I also like this foundation because it's very blendable and it helps lighten dark pimples marks because of it's shimmer effects. It does not make me breakout, and it lasts on my oily skin with the PhotoReady primer. I actually got complimented by an SA at Sephora and she was shocked I was wearing Revlon foundation. This does compare to MUFE, but MUFE makes me a little oilier than Revlon PR.
I used to LOVE this foundation when it first came out a long time ago. I have extremely fair skin and Photoready was seriously the only brand that made one light enough for me (including high end MU). I loved it back then, it photographed beautifully, and made my face look like a glowy. A week ago I went to ulta, walmart and target to find the 001 shade "ivory" which I guess they've since discontinued (does anyone know the deal with that?) I grabbed 002 Vanilla instead hoping it wouldn't be too much of a difference. Boy was I wrong. I think they've also changed the formula as well, there isn't as much coverage and now I'm getting small white bumps on my cheeks. I never break out, so I'm convinced its from the new formulation. I'm upset because the color oxidizes and it too dark for me! I don't notice the "glitter" that everyone else seems to complain about. I do like the finish it gives as I've recently learned to embrace the dewy look, but I'm really disappointed in the color and formula change. Even with a good primer/powder this doesn't stand a chance for more than 3 hours. I'm sad as this used to be my HG.
I love this foundation!!!!! It's smooth and soft and covers everything nicely without being thick or cake. It's not perfect in the oil control department, but i've never had anything that is, and overall it's a lot better than other things i've tried. It's also fairly natural looking, and I don't know what everyone's so upset about with sparkles because I definitely can't see any. Anyhow this is definitely my new favourite foundation and I would totally purchase it again for its' amazing packaging and more amazing product!!!
I have never ever used a drug store foundation before. I usually go for MAC, MUFE or LM products. But I decided to give this a try after hearing that it provides a light to medium coverage with shimmer. I am a big fan of subtle shimmer in foundations so I got curious and picked this up in shade 005 (I'm a MAC NC30 for reference) and I REALLY love it. I love that this foundation provides a light - medium coverage and it sits thinly on my skin.
As for the shimmer I hardly see any. I've tried to inspect this "shimmer" under various lights but i still don't see it- which i guess is a good thing because u dont want your face looking like a shiny disco ball. It provides my face with a subtle glow and i feel like i have really nice looking well moisturized skin when i put this on.
My favourite foundation at the moment.
This foundation is amazing . Does not make me break out its light and does not make me feel cakey . its cheap . packaging vould be better but im not complaining best foundatiin for the price . ive tried many expensive foundations and by far I love this one !! :)
I really really loved this foundation. I especially liked to mix it with my Revlon Colorstay. With a 1:1 ration of the two, I got beautiful, glowy, natural looking coverage with the perfect balance of long wearing, mattifying, and moisturizing properties for me. Also, the shade Vanilla is a much better match for me than CS Buff (Vanilla doesn't have any ashy or pink undertones) so mixing the two helped me to correct that. On it's own, the foundation was nice, but a little too sparkly and shiny for my skin type (oily/combo).
The big bummer is that I can't consistently use this foundation, even mixed with the CS. The tiny shimmer particles clog my pores terribly. They get stuck inside and then a few days later my skin is littered with small colorless hard bumps that itch. That's the only reason for the minus two lippies. Such a bummer. :'(
At first i thought this was too heavy and the lightest shade was too dark for my skin but mixed with my moisturizer and buffed with a flat tob kabuki it gives me an awesome glowy complexion and i love love love the the pump
I wore this foundation for years and loved it. Now I use it ocassionally and still like it. I think its one of the best drugstore foundations. Only reason I don't wear it daily is because I wear different foundation each day unless its new and I'm inlove with it. It does have a bit of a sheen to it and is not matte. My skin is combo and very oily on the nose. This foundation lasts a good 6-8hrs without touch up and even towards the end of the day its still not bad. Overall its a good foundation. :)
I've been using Revlon Colorstay for a year, and thought I'd give Photoready a try. Well... I have combination skin, with occasionally dry patched, and some acne scars and visible pores. It's pretty safe to say my skin is nowhere near pretty and that I always look for a foundation that offers at least medium coverage.
Photoready gives only light coverage and it magnifies my pores. If I put more on, my pores become even more obvious! I don't think Photoready is for people with big pores!
Although I personally don't like this foundation, my friend tried it and loved it. She has almost perfect skin to begin with though. It gives her skin a very nice glow. After I saw her result, I used it on myself again, but this time I put on Colorstay foundation first, and Photoready second. I actually like the result of this, my skin looks pretty and not overly shiny. Maybe next time I'd try to mix Colorstay and Photoready together and see how that'll turn out.
Anyway, I do not recommend this foundation if you have similar skin condition as mine, so better stick with colorstay if you're considering switching to this.
This arrived by airmail today and I am impressed.
I love the consistency of this foundation. You're applying a thin cream, but not a liquidy one, nor thick and gloopy like most high coverage foundations are.
Goes on like a dream. Flawless without the caked look, and no need to set with powder for a few hours. I have no problems with these 'sparkles', they're hardly noticeable, yet give the skin a light glow which creates a nice natural look. The colour nude is perfect for my skin tone in the winter.
Will definitely repurchase when the bottle runs out, which in the case of the size of this thing, won't be too far into the future.