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Monday, 7 March 2011

Forgotten foundations (Revlons Photoready)

Revlon Photoready in Vanilla - the lightest shade I own

The lovely Chic Beauty Blogger recently got me thinking about foundations that I love but kinda forget about for long periods of time… A good example is Revlons Photoready. I think this stuff is amazing but for some reason it always ends up being pushed to the back of my drawers and only gets plucked out when I remember how much I like it (fairly infrequently unfortunately!)
I know loads of people have commented that this leaves them looking really sparkly and glittery and I dunno if maybe I’m just a much bigger fan of sparkles and glitter than I realised but I haven’t found that at all! I actually really like the finish it gives and although the coverage isn’t full enough to hide my dark circles and blemishes it’s nothing a little concealer can’t help with :)

I have it in two different shades cos I find that I sometimes prefer a slightly warmer finish and my skin tone changes throughout the months from pale to, er, really pale

Photoready in Shell - slightly warmer shade

Although I wouldn’t rate this quite as highly as Revlons Colorstay, which is one of my all time favourites, I still love using it and find it easy to apply, long-lasting and non-irritating (a few foundations I’ve worn recently have left me with little bumps under my skin – kinda gross really)

Have you tried this and been won over? Or do you prefer Colorstay? ♥

18 comments:

Aneka said...

The foundation looks lovely! I haven't actually tried this yet but I do want to try this. Also, correct me if I'm wrong but I think this is the first time you've put a photo of yourself on the blog? You're so pretty :) xxx

Chic Beauty said...

Ahhh YOU SHOWED YOUR FACE- big drum rol- pretty girl :):)

kaizokumousy said...

ooohh just in time I'm looking for the right foundation.I might give this a try ^^

lalalucy1000 said...

I have this foundation and I love it for daytime, ive always been a full coverage kinda girl until I bought this foundation.
Im yet to try the colourstay but its next on my list after hearing so much about it :) xx

aisyah De Cullen said...

That can't be foundation on your face! Looks super flawless! =D The vanilla shade kinda makes you look like a porcelain doll (or maybe its just the lighting..hehe)
heard so much about this foundation too and about the glitter factor and all. It looks nice on you..^__^
and at last, yay for face picture!

Bettina@BeautySwot said...

I recently rediscovered my love for Estee Lauder Doublewear when I was bought it for Christmas - Love is not the word!

Cosmetics Aficionado said...

You are beautiful!

SweetLikeJelly said...

I haven't tried this because the reviews are so mixed- can't make up my mind on it!

Mandy said...

i love it but my shade had changed :(

♥ Stacey's Beauty Blog ♥ said...

Whhoo!! Face shot, you're beautiful Joy! I still haven't picked one of these up yet. I'd this and Estee Lauder Double Wear. Thanks for sharing x Your skin looks flawless! x

nicoletta said...

Aww you look beautiful, the first photo makes your skin look flawless, i love this foundation i wear it a lot xx

miss syukur said...

this foundation is in my wish list. i did use colorstay a while back. love you wearing it in the first picture.

SolacEvy said...

I think the reason why it is not preferable over Colorstay is because PhotoReady leaves a dewy effect on the face. It's a big possibility that weather plays an important factor in using these two foundations. I use Colorstay and I prefer it than PhotoReady. Colorstay would give a matte finish and definitely not as 'glittery' as PhotoReady. Plus, when it's hot and humid in here, i don't think I'd need any more dewy effect on the face LOL. However, I'd understand why you love this foundation. It looks radiant on the face, and dewy fresh =)PhotoReady also reflects the highest point on the face better due to its sheer/glittery finish.

Jade said...

Definitely a Colorstay girl. I was tempted to buy this when it came out, but since it doesn't have a lot of coverage and it has that sparkle issue I chose to skip it.

Dani said...

The first thing I thought when seeing this post was 'HER EYES ARE AMAZING' :D seriously so pretty, you should post more face-photos! I haven't tried Photoready, just Colorstay and sadly it kept breaking me out even though I really loved the colour, coverage and texture - oh well!
xx

Delyteful Speaks said...

I haven't tried any Revlon Foundations.. I'm too scared it'll break me out but that looks amazing on you !

All Made Up said...

Lol, figured I’d sneak a couple of photos in without people noticing it was the first time, no such luck :p Thanks for all the extremely lovely comments though!

aisyah De Cullen it’s definitely a trick of the lighting! You could say many things about my skin but unfortunately flawless isn’t one of them :)

Bettina if I’m after full coverage I ALWAYS opt for Doublewear, I was blown away the first time I tried it and have repurchased it soooo many times since then. In fact I’ve been meaning to pick up Doublewear light for ages but keep forgetting so that’s next on my list

SolacEvy I couldn’t agree more! I reckon that’s why I always end up going for my Colorstay instead. As much as I love Photoready I just don’t find it as suitable for everyday wear. When I’m wearing Colorstay even if I end up waaay too warm in work (they never get the heating quite right!) I’ll still be fairly shine-free by the end of the day ♥

Stavroula @drugstoreandbargainlover said...

I haven't tried this, but since it doesn't cover as much as colorstay I'm sticking with colorstay lol ! :) Maybe try mixing colorstay with photoready? ;) x