Wednesday 16 February 2011

New - Revlon PhotoReady Compact Makeup - Review

I love trying out foundations and Revlon's PhotoReady Liquid Foundation is something that I have been longing to try but have just never got round to it. When I saw that Revlon were bringing out a compact version I was excited and couldn't wait to try it.

I have only ever had 2 compact foundations and both were from Max Factor. This was many years ago though and ever since I have stuck to liquid foundations. 

Revlon PhotoReady Compact Makeup - £12.99

The compact comes in 4 shades. I am using Vanilla which I think is slightly too pale for me.

This is described as having all the benefits of the liquid foundation but in a compact. Notably,  the scientific sounding Photochromatic pigments that bend and reflect light to help erase every flaw.

It is a powder that turns into a liquid as it passes through a nylon screen (apparently this is a foundation first!) and then dries to a soft powder finish. The foundation has SPF20 as well which I like. Inside, a handy mirror and soft sponge for application are included.

I have to say I have mixed feelings about this foundation. I love how quickly it even outs my tone and 'gets me ready'. I recently had a hormonal break out and I found it hard to conceal with this foundation, which I am used to with my usual preferred foundations without having to use a separate concealer. I would say that this gives light-medium coverage.

It does brighten the skin and I love that it is light enough to carry around with me to retouch (which I have had to do). I would use this for my more forgiving days.

I also listen to the feedback I get from others .. one person said I looked flawless and radiant - probably half an hour after I had applied it. Another said after 4 hours wear - it is not as good as your usual foundation. Now I admit it doesn't make up any claims about being long lasting.

I am wearing the foundation in The Valentine's Day Makeup Post 

Some pictures of me wearing it when I was complimented

Let me know what you think?
Have you tried this foundation yet ?

I think I will definitely look into more compacts as I like how easy and quick they are to apply.

Revlon PhotoReady Compact Makeup is available to buy now 


  1. This looks nice on, gives you a glow but not shiny

  2. From your photos your skin does look flawless but I have to admit I tried this in Boots and I couldn't make it out! I tried it on my hand and it looked horrible & felt weird. But then again I didn't get on with the Photoready liquid foundation, maybe it's just me! x

  3. I'm not a big compact foundation fan and don't really like the liquid Photoready so think will skip this.
    Can I just say though - I'm loving your blog. Just discovered it and am very glad I did :)

  4. i've tried the liquid (wearing it now) and wondered how this was! i like it, thanks for review



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