Review: Revlon Photoready

Monday, 25 June 2012

In a bid to downsize my collection, I have been trying to use up products and have been "shopping my stash" and using products I haven't used in ages. I have had Revlon Photoready for quite a while now and have been using it a fair amount recently.

 The glitter in the bottle

From top to bottom: Blob, Slightly blended, Fully blended

The Good
- It looks really nice on the skin when freshly applied. It has a satin, slightly dewy finish and the shade I have (003 Shell) is a great colour match for my skin.
- It is a medium coverage foundation. It covers my red areas and blends easily into the skin.
- The packaging looks and feels expensive and the pump dispenses the right amount of product each time.
- It has SPF 20, so I was concerned that I would get major flashback face when being photographed with flash photography. However, I was pleasantly surprised that it did photograph well on the skin, hence the name 'Photoready'.

The Bad
- It has sparkles in it. It won't make you look like Edward Cullen in the glitter stakes, but if you look closely at the skin after application you can see glitter. I like to use 2 layers of foundation and I find it collects on areas that have more product.
- The staying power is very poor. I find it wears off my combination skin after a few hours, especially if I don't powder.
- It can look a little cakey on the skin. I have found that this does not suit dry skin at all. It clings to dry patches or healing blemishes and the glitter collects around these areas too.

Would I repurchase? Although the foundation looks lovely on the skin and is a great colour match, the poor staying power and the cakiness around dry patches really puts me off. So unfortunately, I don't think I would repurchase this.

Have you ever tried this foundation?

Thanks for reading. xoxo, Joy



  1. I have tried this foundation and I liked it a lot at first but I had the same problems you did with the poor staying power. It's still a great foundation for what it claims to do :D

    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one that had such issues with this foundation! I agree, but it's such a shame that it does not stay on the skin x

  2. Edward Cullen? Hahahahaha. Love the review. Haven't tried it but have tried Colorstay. I love that but hate the smell!

    1. Haha, well I mean in glitter stakes! Thanks lovely :) Ooh, I always hear good things about Colourstay. It sucks that it smells bad though! x

  3. I have had the same issues with this foundation. When you first apply it looks lovely but after a few hours it has completely slipped. Such a shame. xx

    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one! I agree, it is such a shame. I hope they reformulate it or release one for oily/combination skin - That would be so good! x