Revlon Photoready Foundation ($13.49) Revlon PhotoReady™ Makeup – for poreless, airbrushed skin in any light. Photochromatic pigments bend and reflect light to erase every flaw. Complete, yet undetectable coverage. Soft, luminous finish.
- Oil free
- Fragrance free
- SPF 20
I was so excited to try Revlon’s newest foundation. The idea of a foundation that creates a flawless canvas for photos excited me. Sadly, it failed to come through. The foundation was very shimmery. It made it look like you were sweating and shiny in photos. However, it did go on very smoothly. Photoready provided medium coverage and was not greasy or oily. From afar, the foundation made my skin look flawless, but up close, it made my pores extremely noticeable. It seemed to have settled in my pores. I suppose it did make my skin look presentable in photos, minus the shimmer that made me look shiny. In person though, it did not look good. I guess if you want a foundation specifically for photos and not many people will be seeing your skin, give it a try. It might work for you. If you wanted an everyday foundation or a foundation for special occasions, this is not it.
Revlon Colorstay Mineral Mousse Makeup ($13.99) A flawless matte finish in a refreshingly lightweight mousse.
- Unique, air-whipped texture for a soft matte finish.
- 16-hour ColorStay Longwear for lasting perfection.
This foundation feels very light. It’s easy to apply and blendable. I wouldn’t recommend layering on layers because it will end up looking cakey. The staying power is great and easily removable when you wash your face. It’s a matte foundation that does stay matte for the majority of the day. People who are really oily may need a little powdering touch-up. It hasn’t caused any breakouts (thank goodness!). I wouldn’t recommend the foundation for people with dry skin or winter usage because it can/will accentuate dry spots. This is more for people who have oily skin and during the summer.
Maybelline Pure Makeup ($5.99)
Why You’ll Love It
This shine-free foundation with H2O is formulated with 50% water instead of pore-clogging oils that can cause breakouts.
I am not a fan of this foundation. It really doesn’t provide any coverage at all. It is sort of like a tinted moisturizer, except you need to apply moisturizer before you apply Maybelline Pure Makeup. Besides the lack of coverage, it also lacks staying power. By midday, the foundation had disappeared. For longer staying power, I would apply a finish powdering after apply the foundation. Even then, it still didn’t last. If you’re looking for sheer coverage this could be for you.
Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse ($9.49)
Why You’ll Love It
Revolutionary whipped formula provides an air-soft, perfect matte finish coverage, with a weightless feel.
- Color pigments offer superior coverage
- Blends effortlessly for a soft, natural-looking, even-toned result
- Now in 16 shades
I did not like this foundation at all. You could totally tell I had makeup on. I prefer the natural look or at least fake the natural look with makeup. It went on streaky and was a difficult to blend. When the foundation finally set, it just looked chalky and cakey. I found that the foundation melted off my face! By midday, I actually noticed patches of foundation on my face. It was not a good buy.