|Would buy this product again.||54%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
When I first applied this (with a Real Techniques stippling brush) it looked amazing! Really natural, beautiful, flawless finish. I could barely tell I was wearing foundation. And the lightest colour (001 Ivory) was a perfect match - actually light enough for my very pale skin. I was so impressed. BUT...it only lasted about 3 hours. I have combination skin, with some normal to dry areas and some oily areas (like my chin). It completely broke down, looked patchy, and wore off any oily areas in less than 3 hours, and I'm really not even that oily. I had lightly powdered it with translucent powder and that didn't help the wear time at all. I was shocked at how poorly it stayed on and pretty disappointed. I loved how this foundation initially looked but it's just not practical for daily wear. MAYBE if you had extremely dry skin all over it might last longer? but normal to even slightly oily skin, don't bother.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I used the same foundation for 7 years before I decided to try this one. If you rub it on your hand, you may see lots of glitter in it, but once it goes on your face, you don't notice it at all. The color does look lighter than it does in the bottle. Buy a shade or two darker than you think you'd need. Nude is probably the right shade for someone who's not pasty white but is still pretty light. Remember this has SPF in it so it will look lighter put on. This lasts a long time and doesn't feel as sticky or gross as my last foundation. It makes my skin look really good and covers pretty well, including zits. It doesn't break up the way other foundations might when they are exposed to oil, but it does fade. It lasts at least 6 hours though which is good for a foundation. The price is dramatically lower than when it originally came out. I haven't noticed it breaking me out any more than I break out on my own. In fact, I think my skin has improved since switching from my last foundation. The only reason I would ever buy another foundation now that wasn't this brand is if this one went off the market. Love it!!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Green
This is one product that I keep repurchasing. I love the finish and the bit of sparkle in the foundation I have it in Ivory and Mocha I mix the two to get my perfect skin color. I found that I cannot wear a sunscreen under this foundation but it works great with my moisturizer. Love the this foundation and it is very affortable on a budget
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
At first I really hated this foundation, it just didn't work with my dry skin. It would make my face look cakey no matter how little I put and it was just no so I left it a lone for a while and finished out my smash box bb cream. I tried going back to it but I still had the same problem so I gave up on it. But then I started using grapeseed oil as a cleanser and my face felt so much nice so I took the photo ready and put the smallest amount of foundation on each section of my face. Results was as nice semi matte/dewy finish, not cakey at all. It doesn't really cover pimples that well but it does cover redness and evens out your skin tone. Seems to last a decent amount of time. This is nice for more hydrated skin but if you're on the drier side I'd say pass this one.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I bought this hoping it would be as good as the colorstay which is my HG foundation however it is completely different as it doesn't have a matte finish and the coverage isn't good apart from that the glitter is awful like you can see it on your skin with bright lights and especially in the sun ergh but if you don't look a super matte finish this would be good the coverage is buildable it just wasn't for I got this in vanilla I'm pretty fair but too light for me
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I tried this in the lightest colour. And it was still too dark for me.
Also was not impressed by the fact that it doesn't last long, and for me it went patchy which was odd. Wouldn't buy it again, mostly because they just don't have my shade, but it did apply nicely.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I've had my hands on this foundation for at least two years, and have tried this in Shell, Nude and Natural Beige (I'm NC20-25 --not sure if NC or NW, but I look better in yellow toned fndt, Nars Deuville).
Colour-wise, Nude was the best fit for me, though Natural Beige was nice too for the summer. My skin is normal-oily.
When paired with the right moisturizer, this product works really for me but if I layer it on top of a zinc oxide containing sunscreen, it's a disaster. My pores look clogged, the finish is splotchy...yuck. However, over LRP anthelios SPF 15 or LRP hydraphase UV SPF 30 ( Canadian version), it looks amazing with a nice soft focus finish. The color is perfect for me and I've received several compliments from my husband and perfect strangers on how great my skin looks.
Coverage is medium to sheer but definitely enough to cancel any redness or unwanted pigmentation.
Skin must be really well exfoliated otherwise the product accentuates flakes but that's par for the course for most foundations.
My skin leans toward oiliness but now that I'm in my early 40s, I like moisture. This doesn't cause my skin to be greasy nor does it dry it out.
Overall, thumbs up and I will repurchase!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Brown
Love love love it! By far my favorite foundation. It matches my skin tone perfectly, and leaves a nice smooth finish without looking cakey. I like the packaging and the pump. I was a little concerned when people said it was "glittery" but honestly it's a slight shimmer that is hardly noticeable noticeable. Perhaps because I have dry skin, it helps prevent my skin from looking dull therefore no one has ever noticed. I also only use one pump which give just enough coverage. I've gotten nothing but compliments with people telling me my skin is looking fantastic. The only downside I have is I have very dry skin and it sticks to my dry cheeks, but I have yet to find a foundation that didn't.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Absolutely love it! I don't mind the sparkles, I actually don't think they are noticeable. I like how this foundation gives you a dewy finish without actually making your skin look oily or become oily. I feel like this foundation has a lot of coverage for a natural skin look. This is the first drugstore foundation to match my skin perfectly. Didn't break me out, didn't make me oily, would use it everyday but I don't need to. Definitely repurchasing it!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
The only reason why this is not my foundation forever and ever and the only reason why i would NOT buy it again is shimmer everyone! I mean. At the begining you dont really see it, you can of see at the end which its worse especially if you have lines. BUT. it last so long, its so smoth I can be ALL DAY wearing this and feel nothing but look great, I mean, it just has like little sparkles thta you can see at the end of the day, and u look WHITE in the pictures cause it has so much SPF so i rally dont know why its photo ready if u look white. Oh men...if there was only this foundation without shimmer my search would be over.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I can not say how much I hate this foundation. It's beyond awful for my skin. It has way too much shimmer and it is noticeable (some of my friends from school asked me why I had so shimmer on my face when I wore this to school).
Now, it says that this is supposed to make your face look good when you take a picture with flash. For me, when I had this foundation on and took a flash photo, the shimmers just showed up like crazy (think Edward Cullen when he's in the sunlight).
Do not buy this product. Save your money. It's not worth it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I tried this on a whim, because I was looking for a balancing foundation. One that would keep the oil to a minimum on my t-zone, and yet not dry out my cheeks and around my eyes. PLUS it had to not settle in my fine lines, or change color by the end of the day. I had heard good things about the PhotoReady foundation, so I gave it a shot. I actually really like it! It does seem to balance my skin. I like that it looks very natural in both indoor and outdoor light. And I love that it doesn't settle in my fine lines. This a great product. I will definitely repurchase.
ONE recommendation I would make to everyone interested in trying this though ... The PhotoReady foundation colors run light. Buy one shade darker than you typically buy. I am very light, and I always buy either the lightest color or the second lightest color in any foundation line. I bought the second lightest color (002 Vanilla) in PhotoReady and it was much too light, so I went back and bought the next shade darker (003 Shell) which is the third lightest shade, and that matches nicely. For reference, I wear CoverGirl "Classic Ivory" and Bare Minerals 1.5 "Fairly Light".
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Prior to this, i bought Revlon Colorstay in True Beige and I think it's too dark for my medium skin with yellow undertones. Heard many times that the best color for asian skin is Colorstay in Warm Golden, but it is not available in my country, Indonesia. I tried to buy this Revlon Photoready in Golden Beige and in love with the color. It blends perfectly in my tones. However, after 8 hours, my skin gets breaking out and I got some new acnes. Oh my! I think I will only use this for an evening party which only requires my attendance for 2-3 hours, because my skin will look cakey and oily after that. I will not repurchase at all. This product is okay but not for my super oily and acne-prone skin.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight Eyes: Brown
This foundation isn't half bad. I've been a mineral foundation gal for years and I recently decided to bite the bullet and try liquid foundation again, for the first time in over six years. The coverage is build able medium, it does give you that dewy glow kind of finish and it lasts pretty well when topped off with a good setting powder. It will break you out though if you don't use a deep scrub daily. It won't break you out like Mac studio fix powder or anything, but you will see a small blemish or bump if you leave it on for more than 12 hours. I don't have sensitive acne prone skin... I have pretty clear combo oily/dry, so when I get a pimple it's usually if I changed a product. Overall though , for a small blemish here and there I'd say this is definitely worth a try. I apply this over a moisturizer with a stippling brush and put a lil concealer under my eyes and top with some powder... And voila. The shade natural beige is perfect for my nw25 color.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Other, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
Pros: Pearlescent pigments, Airbrush look
In my opinion, Revlon's PhotoReady is the answer to Make-Up Forever's product.
I use PhotoReady to blend with Revlon's ColorStay, due to the fact that ColorStay is:
1. Too matte alone for my liking
2. Too warm in the yellow-golden undertone - the pearlescent pigment and pale color in PhotoReady blend with ColorStay to make a good product PERFECT.
The pearlescent pigment in PhotoReady contributes a dewy youthful glow to the skin, similar to the glow of youth very young girls skin has. Awesome. However, this gossamer glow is also it's downfall. Used alone, PhotoReady is also VERY PALE. It is not conductive at all to a realistic, natural color, unless you are naturally pale, and devoid of golden tones in your natural skin and related undertone. The product serves it's best purpose as a lightning agent for a foundation that may be a tad too deep.
BOTTOM LINE: PhotoReady and ColorStay are a winning combo - perfection.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I am a bit of a foundation snob, I have only ever used Bare Minerals and Purr Minerals. But one day i saw this foundation and thought why not? I got it and I LOVE IT!!! I forget that I am even wearing this foundation, it is so lightweight and there is no oil or odd smell. One thing I will say about it is I after I apply it, I set it with a translucent powder. One thing I wish this foundation would fix is there is a bit of a sheen to the formula, and while I like it a bit because it does give you a dewy glow it is a bit much for me so with the powder I can take some of that sheen out and also set the foundation for a more lasting wear. I will most definately be keeping this foundation for my collection from here on. And I have recommended it to all my friends. I have gotten more compliments with this foundation then I have gotten with my $25-30 foundations!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Don't like it at all. It makes my skin look dry and cakey and I have oily skin. They also haven't got much shades aswel. Wouldn't buy if u have oily and combination skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I think at the moment this might be the only drug store foundation I would like to purchase again. I have just finished a bottle of it since last Xmas and absolutely loved it. I've recently just purchased a NARS sheer glow foundation for exactly twice the price but it's not that much better than the Photoready and I think I might get another bottle of Photoready with a darker shade just to mix it up a bit for summer!
Ok, now speaking of the foundation itself! Firstly, the texture of the foundation itself is not very thick considering it's got medium to full coverage....vey buildable and goes on the skin nicely...doesn't feel cakey or anything like that...i found more people prefer the colorstay but i honestly don't get it...i guess it's just because i prefer a dewy finish? There are some sparkles in the foundation which many people complained about but again i don't have a problem with that...it's not really noticable once it goes on your skin and it actually leaves a sexy glow to the skin which i really like.
It comes with a pump which makes it a lot easier to use. Usually i use one pump and that covers my entire face, that just goes to show you how blendable it is.
Some people have problems with the SPF as it might make your face look whiter in a flash but for a daily use, i don't see that a problem either.
Again, i love this foundation and would definitely purchase it again!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Packaging: I LOVE the pump! So much easier to dispense what you need and how much. Especially since you dont need a lot to get a nice coverage.
Pricing: I purchased mine at CVS since you can use manufacturers coupons, extra care bucks, cvs coupons, etc, so i rarely pay full price. But even at my local CVS full price means dropping around $10.
Texture/smell: Very smooth to the touch. Not too heavy or thick but not runny. Does not have any kind of strong smell, which i love, because I do have allergies and asthma, and some makeup products do irritate me.
Performance: This is absolutely one of my favourite drugstore foundations, and I swear I have tried every one on the market. My skin is excessively oily, and at my job, I am often on my feet or on the go, working up a sweat. This stuff stays on during a grueling 10-14 hour day. I do find that I have to touch up here and there from some oilyness but not nearly as much as I do with other foundations. I have some acne scars and rosacea, and I find with a sponge, stipple brush, or foundation brush, i get an amazing coverage with very little product. I was also able to find a colour that was great for my skin tone--they had a nice array of colours...around 12 or so.
Overall: I love this product. I have repurchased and I will continue to do so. Its a great price, a great product. It give off a nice finish, not too matte that it looks cakey, and not overly dewy.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
After watching my favorite beauty guru rave about I had to try it. I got an amazing deal on this and couldn't pass it up. I have dry, sensitive skin and this works really well for me. I am in the shade 006 Natural Beige and it matches me almost perfectly! I love that it is so easily blend-able and it feels so lightweight. The coverage is definitely medium but build able although I only use one layer with some translucent setting powder on top. I also love that if I accidentally touch my face throughout the day it won't rub all over my hand resulting in it getting on my notebooks and textbooks : (( (which used to happen with my old foundation-neutrogena healthy skin liquid makeup) The sparkles that everyone mentions are hardly noticeable at all to me unless you're like right on top of the mirror but a little powder on top helps fix that. I love the pump because it is so much more hygienic and sanitary and it pumps out very nicely (not too much). Overall, I would highly recommend this product and will definitely repurchase in the future!