Tuesday, December 20, 2011

First Impression Revlon PhotoReady Airbrush Mousse Makeup

I saw this at a CVS on my way to my husband's Christmas business party. There was a huge display and the first thing that my eyes went to was the foundation. Why you ask? I'm still on the hunt for that famous Holy Grail and have not found it, I've been close but still no cigar. I picked out the color Medium Beige hoping it would have some golden tones and maybe even yellow undertones. I'm a MAC NC40 during the summer but right now in the winter it can be NC35 or 37. But I have yellow undertones and not pink. So I could not wait to get home and try it. I also picked the Revlon Photoready Eye Primer + Brightener and will review that later. I first applied my beloved L'oreal Magic Perfecting Base, then I applied the foundation with my Ecotools bronzer brush. I love that brush because it's dense and makes this type of foundation a lot easier to apply. Use CAUTION when pumping it the first time, a lot of product comes out and does not stop until you stop applying pressure. It applies sheer with a brush but covers extremely well, I applied with my fingers where I think I needed more coverage and it worked perfectly at concealing what I need it to. I did notice it has shimmer like the original photoready and I wish they would STOP putting shimmer in foundations, but the shimmer is not that noticable when blended. I did conceal my eyes and a few dark spots I had and then set it with my Lancome Dual Finish Powder in Matte NU III. I then applied Physician's formula Mineral Wear correcting pebbles in Creamy Natural with a Ecotools Bamboo Finishing Kabuki so that it would apply very lightly. I finished it off with a mist of my Model in a Bottle Sensitive skin spray. If you have not tried a finishing spray you should, this is not like fix plus and it does make a difference in the way my makeup looks and lasts.  
Soft texture and I blended it toward the bottom the color disappears

This is too much product but it dispensed a lot so be careful when using the pump

Pros- The packaging is great I love the PUMP, the consistency is that of a mousse, good color for my ranging NC35-40 skin, decent price, stayed true for about 4 hrs until I had to blot, sheer but buildable.

Cons- Its has shimmer like the Original Photoready foundation, I bought it at CVS for 13.99 but I think it might be cheaper at BBB, there are about 8 colors I think to the collection but I think there should be more, The Pump can be tricky dispensing too much makeup it does not stop until you stop the pump, the longevity of the makeup can be a little longer, if you have oily skin this might not be for you unless you wear a primer.

Overall, I think this is an excellent foundation and I will wear it over the winter months. My skin is dry is some areas and I noticed it did not make those areas seem worse, although a finishing spray makes that go away as well. I think the price is fair and I think the packaging is genius, especially for those makeup artists on the go. I think Revlon makes the best drug store foundations out there including color stay and the original photoready foundation.

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