Monday, April 9, 2012

Revlon PhotoReady Makeup

RATING (out of 5 stars): 4 stars

COST: $10.49

THE SKINNY: Normally, I'm a powder girl. But sometimes, especially if I have an important work event, I like the extra coverage provided by a liquid foundation. Somehow, it makes me feel more like a grownup.

The problem with "good" foundation is it's expensive. It's hard to justify the cost when you're only going to use the product once in a blue moon and in all likelihood it will get old long before I use even half of it. So I decided to experiment with Revlon's PhotoReady line.

Plus, I had a coupon.

I tried two versions of the product -- the regular PhotoReady Makeup in shell and the Airbrush Mousse in nude. Both promise light, blendable coverage. And both delivered on that.

I expected to like the mousse a lot more than the regular, but I found the opposite to be true. The regular foundation went on lighter and was easier to manage. The mousse felt a little heavier and each time I've used it, the mousse has turned into a larger dollop of foamy foundation than I expected.(Plus, the spout is kind of messy after a few uses.)

KEEP OR TOSS: I'll keep them both. I like to have a foundation option in my makeup bag, and both these work fine.

CHECK IT OUT: See all the Revlon foundation options, including the PhotoReady line, online. Both these products are widely available.

-- Tested by Shay