I love a bit of cream.
Cream/Creme foundation that is (although clotted cream with some jam on a scone – yum! Actually I don’t like scone. Just give me cream and jam in a bowl).
The reason why I like cream foundation is because it’s quick. It is hydrating. If it dries to powder, it can be quite long lasting too. But a good cream foundation is so hard to find, most are just a tad to greasy for me, where as some just drag.
Revlon Photo Ready liquid foundation seemed to me like it had many fans (despite the “sparkle”) so I was excited to try the compact version.
Revlon packaging is always so…square. I mean would you want to carry this around with you in all honesty where there is such pretty packaging around?
Now something very interesting about this compact…
It has a mesh on top. At first I thought it was just an imprint but no, it is a mesh:
When you press it, the foundation comes through – I felt that this would perhaps warm it up a bit for you, get it a bit softer:
The pigmentation is good. This is 200 Natural Beige which is fine for my NC35 skin:
Despite the somewhat promising pigmentation of the base I found it seriously hard to work with. It seemed to drag on my skin, leaving streak marks. It also clung to flaky bits quite badly and when I did finish applying it, I felt it looked overdone and cakey.
The strange thing is I passed this on to my aunt and she really likes it – her skin is oilier than mine and perhaps that’s why she had more luck.
The tone, in reflection I think is quite close to my skin tone but a bit ‘dead’ – somewhat greyish so to speak.
This didn’t hit the spot for me, a shame because I think Revlon has some good staple products. Costs £12.99 from Boots and similar high street pharmacies.