Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Revlon Photoready in Natural Beige Review

Finally, a product that was able to inspire me to make a review again. That hiatus got me all rusty. 

So what's so special about Revlon Photoready in Natural Beige?

I'll cut to the chase and go straight to what I absolutely loved about it: 
it's the perfect match to my present complexion!

Like I can pile this on my face without having to cover my neck and it wouldn't look like I'm wearing a mask.

And that is surprising as this foundation only has 8 shades.

There's a catch though. I'm kinda tanned now. I've been to the beach one time too many last December.

That said, there are still other things that I've come to love about this foundation. 

Here are a few.

Revlon Photoready in Natural Beige comes in a sturdy pump container. It's large enough so I won't easily lose it. It's small enough to fit in my bag in case I want to carry it around. The pump dispenses the product well. One pump is enough to cover my whole face. The cap isn't loose. But it's plastic so it might break if I keep on dropping it.
Sorry for the messy nozzle.

Other Likes:
Coverage - this can be built up into full coverage
Effectively evens out complexion and partially cover blemishes
Not sticky or greasy - considering it has spf20
It feels very light on the skin
Spf 20 offers enough sun protection
Doesn't have an obvious cast despite the spf
In fact it looks ok in flash photography
No strong smell.
Is ok for my combination-type skin. Doesn't make my skin oily.
Semi-dewy finish that doesn't look oily - I'm more than used to this as I use BBcream a lot.
I don't have to set it if I'm to spend the rest of the day inside an airconditioned room.

Some of the reviews I read in the internet mentioned it looks like it's airbrushed but I wouldn't know as I haven't tried airbrush make-up before.

The only thing that I don't like about it?

It's really pricey here in the Philippines. It probably costs around P900 (Approx 21USD). I honestly wouldn't buy this myself. Besides I have too much foundation/BBCream already. 

Fortunately for me, I got this for FREE!

No, it wasn't sponsored. My sister gave it to me simply because she noticed she doesn't use it at all. In fact she only used it once! She's such an impulsive shopaholic and this is one of the things she bought without thinking even though make-up isn't really her thing.

So would I recommend Revlon Photoready in Natural Beige?

Definitely YES!

It may be pricey, but I think it's worth it. It has been said to be at par with more expensive foundations.

Now for more pictures:

Just foundation - natural light

After setting it with powder and adding some tint on my cheeks.
I used Revlon Colorburst in Mauve on my lips.

With flash. See? You don't really see a white cast.

So as you probably noticed, this review has been shorter than usual. My reviews are going to be like this from now on, just so I won't suffer burnout again.

I'm also using another camera lens. The one I've been using is actually better. The pictures it produces are more detailed and has minimal distortion.

Compare the pictures above with this one:
Picture from a past post. This was taken last year and I'm still fairer here. This is closer to how my face shape looks like in real life, which is between square and oblong.

But despite that, I won't be using my previous lens anymore as I always have to set that one up in a tripod.

So. I hope you guys still find this review useful. 

How about you? What is your current favorite foundation?

Thanks for reading and visiting my blog!


  1. I haven't used any foundation except Maybelline. Which one would you recommend that wouldn't be too hot on the skin?

  2. Cool! It really looks good in photos. Meron ba tong shimmer, parang yung last na na-swatch ko sa arms ko may glimmers. I'm interested sa Revlon Naked but I currently own 3 face bases na (includes a tinted moisturizer and 2 foundations). That's my quota.

  3. Looks beautiful dear!! I like maybelline mousse, but i find it drying in winter!! will check out this one/..

  4. Revlon is one of the very few Western drugstore brands that offer shade light enough for me. I was wondering whether I should get Photoready or Colorstay for prom. I chose Colorstay but I only wear on special occasions as it looks great on photos. I really wanna give Photoready a try though.

  5. I so wanna try this foundation. I am sure this will work great for my dry/combo skin... Thanks for sharing :)

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  6. I also have this one but in the shade of Cool Beige. I really doesn't work much for me since I have oily skin. So I have to stay away from dewy finish foundations and stick to matte finish instead. But overall, this foundation is best if you're planning to have photoshoots and stuff. :)

  7. good thing it doesn't have a smell and I like the shade you used for your lips :)

  8. ive really wanted to try and like the revlon foundations but not being able to swatch the colors makes it hard to match. this one looks promising since it doesn't make your skin oily. that's something i always look out for. thanks for the review.!
    A Beautiful Zen

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  10. It looks so nice on you, will try it as well xx

  11. wow looks great on you!

  12. I have heard so much positive things about this but I never got round to try it since i got loads of other things to finish first! I think it is time to get myself one! Thanks for the review! :D

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  13. I'm using Photo Ready Revlon in summer! Is so light and perfect!
    Great review honey!
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  14. Great post!

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  17. Wow! Thanks for the review! I will surely try it! :D

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  19. Very nice! Great blog you have, keep posted girl!

  20. im using a revlon mousse for a year now, but i have to blend it with other bb cream, it was just a gift from a friend. maybe i should invest on something like this. :D thanks for the review Ate Ile :D IMY! :*

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