The Revlon Photoready Airbrush Effect Foundation ($14.69) claims to have “light-filtering technology and soft focus pigments to deliver a flawless, luminous finish”. It comes in about a dozen different shades but I chose the lightest one, 001 Ivory.
I do enjoy the packaging of this foundation. It’s in a nice compact and sturdy glass bottle containing 1 oz of product. It has a convenient pump top for easy access which is great.
But I think the price and the product are less than stellar. Almost $15 for a drugstore foundation!? That’s absurd so it better be worth it.
Unfortunately it’s not, in my opinion.
The color matches my fair skin really well and it does have about medium coverage. I’ve found that using a flat top foundation brush works best for application. I had terrible results with the beauty blender.
I did not realise at first that this foundation has very fine light reflecting particles in it. They aren’t noticeable in the bottle unless you look really closely in the light. But on your face, ugh!
I applied it with the beauty blender the first time and couldn’t get even coverage. Then I noticed glittery patches all over my face. Anywhere I tried to build it up left me with mounds of unflattering glittery specks all over.
It was so noticeable and left me looking like I went nuts with a glittery highlighter all over my face. Aweful! Especially for someone like myself who is almost 40 years old. The glitter just emphasized all my pores and fine lines.
I thought application was my issue so I tried it a few more days with a brush. It does apply much better with a nice thin coat blended out well. However, the sparkle particles are still highly noticeable.
Unfortunately this is a no go for me and I wouldn’t recommend it for anyone with more mature skin. Maybe someone in their teens or 20’s would look more appropriate with glitter on their face but not me, lol.
Two big thumbs down on this one! 🙁