Review of Revlon PhotoReady Translucent Finisher by felgoj
I didn't want to spend $13 for this common drugstore brand, but I wanted to try this new powder anyway - it looked & sounded very tempting.
I agree with the reviewer before me, this powder does give a luminiscence that isn't obvious or garish (it's extremely subtle IMO) & fuzzes away pores, minimizing their appearance & making the face appear illuminated.
It's true, it gives little coverage (which is fine with me as I no longer wear heavy makeup), it just gives overall appearance improvement (which is what I'm looking for).
Packaging too clunky to carry around in my purse, although it is slim (rectangular case - more packaging than product), but I find I only need to apply this at home in the morning & I'm good for the rest of the day. Doesn't make my skin greasy over time. Nylon 12 actually works to absorb oil & keep skin matte. It doesn't break out my skin.
I also bought the Light/Medium shade (the darkest of the 3 powders for my medium-fair complexion) which blends perfectly with my skintone & I like it just as much. Gives a little more coverage than Translucent & doesn't shimmer but still gives the face a photographic glow.
Comes with a small brush applicator, but I use my own powder brush to apply it. I haven't tried it with a powder puff yet for greater coverage.
I think I would purchase this again. Hopefully the price will drop in the future. When it does, I'll stock up, because I know at some point in the not so distant future this product will get discontinued like all my other favorites. And this powder is reaching favorite status with me.
UPDT 11/17/10 --
Well I don't use this product daily (in fact I've pretty much stopped wearing makeup most of the time, although I still love makeup products & am interested in what's new out there), so I haven't even put a dent in my product supply of this powder but I still love it. I wear it on those occasions when I want to make a special impression with a subtle glow. Although I don't use the included brush, I find that I haven't thrown it away, it's still there -- that makes me laugh. A high-quality soft fluffy brush is what's recommended for this powder. If you use what's included, you'll always have a bad result & an unpleasant experience using it. In person and especially in photographs, I love the luminescence this powder brings to my face. Just always use a light touch -- going powder-happy will defeat the purpose. And since I have to use so little of it, thankfully it lasts longer than expected (seeing as the tin reservoir really is very shallow).