Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Revlon Photoready Airbrush Foundation Review

Like most Irish ladies, I have inherited a ghost like pallor which is completely incompatible for make up shopping. For those paler than a MAC NC15 finding a decent high street foundation can be quite a chore and I've spent countless hours pouring over testers only to emerge disappointed with a brown swatched neck. I have used GOSH X-Ceptional Wear foundation in shade 11 Porcelain for a few years now and while it did the job for a pretty decent price it never really matched my skintone, always a shade too dark.
Today however, my long suffering mother was sick to death of me complaining about how orange I was so she offered to treat me to a new foundation. Off I went with my rose tinted glasses on, full of hope that THIS would be the day where I would find the perfect foundation for under €20. After several disastrous swatches of foundations that claimed to be in shades such as "ivory" and "alabaster" that to be honest would have been better off entitled "brown" and "browner".
 I decided to try the Revlon counter. I've never bought a Revlon foundation before and hadn't really heard much about them., I tried out the tester of the Photoready Airbrush mousse foundation in the shade "010 Vanilla" and was pleasantly surprised when it blended in perfectly with my, let's be real here, white neck. THRILLED I literally flung €20 at the sales assistant and ran out the door. (There was a discount in the Wexford branch of Shaws so I think it was around €15) 

This foundation comes out as an airy lightweight mousse but when touched it deflates into a creamy foundation making it easier to apply with brushes, sponges or fingers. The coverage is quite light so I found I needed a few layers to cover areas of problem skin, the formula also had fine light reflecting particles (glitter?) which I find photographs very well but looks a tad odd up close and personal. Regardless of this, I found when applied and set with concealer and translucent powder the effect is very natural and light. This was a welcome change from feeling caked in make up too dark for me and is akin to your skin but better! 

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