Revlon Photoready Airbrush Foundation

I purchased the Revlon Photoready Airbrush Foundation during the same visit to H.E.B. when I purchased the Revlon Color Stay Lip Butters.  You can view those two posts here for part 1 and here for part 2.

My shade in this foundation is Caramel.  I wasn’t certain, but took a chance that the colors were the same as Revlon Colorstay…and I was right. *whew* *wipes forehead*

My first observation about this foundation was the fact that the bottle felt really light.  I was concerned a bit that it was not completely filled up.

My second observation was the dispenser.  It looks similar to one you’d find on a can of moose.  Here’s a closer picture below of what it looks like.

Here’s what the actual foundation looks like

A closer look.  It’s like a whipped consistency.  Ah ha! That explains why it felt so light.

So I know you’re wondering how it worked when I applied  it to my face right?  Well, when I initially applied it, I was disappointed because there wasn’t much coverage.  After applying more, I realized that the foundation was buildable…but had a very dewy finish. 🙁

I’m totally not a fan of the dewy wet look for my face.

No matter how “cute” I tried to pose or smile, it wasn’t working

So I set it with my favorite MAC Prep and Prime Transparent Finishing Powder and I got happier results.

So my conclusion on this foundation is that it’s a good product and was a great value with my my H.E.B. Coupon! 🙂

(which was the only reason I decided to try it)

I can’t say it will be my “go to” foundation, just because I don’t regularly use liquids, especially those that need to be built up for coverage.  I think it would be very good for people who have dry skin or if you just really wanted a natural  lightweight formula.  If you have oily skin, you WILL NEED TO MATTIFY.    I probably won’t buy it again for myself, but would consider putting it in my professional kit…when it’s on sale again. Ha ha!

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17 comments

good review, I won't be buying it lol

Thanks Jess. I appreciate you stopping by and taking time to comment. 🙂

I don't like the dewy wet look on myself either. I was intrigued by the moussey consistency, and thought about trying it. However, I don't think I'll be trying this.

Great post!

ReinaReign/KoutuReign http://koutureign.blogspot.com

Thanks ReinaReign.

Yeah, Revlon does a good job at marketing/promoting products that make you just want them…I fell for it. Ha! 🙂

I tried this foundation and got the exact same result! I guess I just like the way the dewy consistency looks on ladies in the magazines lol. It felt funny on my skin and just wasn't what I wanted at all. Thanks for sharing your review with us!

Hey Dre Davis!

Glad to know I wasn't the only one who wasn't overly impressed. I think it just comes down to the effect you're going for. I wasn't expecting this foundation to be dewy. I was thinking it was going to be just a natural skin finish. Had I known, I NEVER would've purchased it. The MAC Prep and Prime Transparent Finishing Powder did a great job of mattifying it though, so I can still wear it, I'll just use the powder both before and after applying the foundation…if I feel like going through all of that. Ha! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by.

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I like this foundation for days when my face is acting up and I need more coverage, since its buildable, but I cannot get over the SMELL. It STINKS! It smells alternately like vinegar and mildew. Ugh. I almost returned it, but the coverage is too good for me to let it go. Le sigh.

Hmmm, I'm pretty sensitive to fragrances in my cosmetics. I don't remember smelling anything like what you described. That would've made me hate this foundation.

Thanks for stopping by and taking time to comment. 🙂

I just bought it and am returning it! the smell is NASTY!!!!! Even when my husband gave me a hug he cringed – even HE could smell it just by being close to me. GROSS!!

Thanks for sharing your review. .it saved my money.. was just about to buy it.. as I don’t like to build up my foundation.. it would have been a waste of money. . Keep up the good work.. 🙂

& forgot to mention. . You look beautiful!!

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