|The mousse-like texture feels like silk on your skin. And, the time release formula balances skin for a flawless look. All day flexible wear without flaking, caking or feeling heavy.Buildable to full coverage for flawless skin
-Soft, matte finish all day long
-Withstands heat and humidity – great for summer
It’s been a long pending review from my end. I have been testing this foundation in two shades since last month & from initial no liking to mixed conceptions this has come out as a through winner for me. The foundation is available in three shades in India:
Natural Ochre: The lighter shade with neutral tones
Warm Golden: A mediocre yellow
Natural Tan: Deeper Yellow
I have Warm Golden & Natural Tan with me. Warm Golden gets slightly lighter for my NC42 skin tone but once blended it works well without being discordant. Natural Tan on the other hand is good match for me & looks very natural with my deep yellow tones.
Texture wise, like described it has got a slight liquidy thick whipped cream consistency which on my extremely dry gets slightly difficult to spread if skin not properly moisturised. This was one of the reasons initially when I was not much impressed with the product. Looking at the slight liquidy texture I was expecting it to work fine in any ways but it proved me wrong. If you have dry skin there’s no way this thing will dance on your fingers unless a nice smooth & workable base is provided. On a well prepped skin the foundation blends in flawlessly. It works extremely well with fingers as well as brush or a wet sponge. With brush it gives more like an airbrushed finish. There’s absolutely no patchiness or cakeyness with the formula giving a nice natural impeccable look.
The formula gives a satin matte finish which doesn’t look totally matte on my skin. I generally use my base with a good luminizer these days & my skin retains that slight dewy glow always without fail!
It gives a medium to full coverage. I am fortunately blessed with good skin without any issues such as marks or unevenness and the light textured BB creams works best for me all the time which gives sheer to medium coverage. This formula I feel masks too much of my skin sans being heavier & made me feel a bit uncomfortable for initially few days. I try to use as minimum as possible with this or sometimes a wet sponge to dilute the formula. With wet sponge I apply this & again blend in with fingers for a nice flawless skin.
It wears superbly well beyond 14 hours on me (that much is how I have managed to test this). There’s no scope of sweat wiping or budging or any oxidation with the formula. The formula makes a good steadfast base for following makeup. I am not sure on how good this is in controlling oil as I don’t face the issue with my skin type but given that it’s an undoubtedly long wearing one should be good enough to keep the skin shine/grease free easily for good time.
It’s one of the best photographing foundation I have weared in recent times…it pictures excellently in flash giving a natural flawless look overall! I love to wear this for night functions where the heavy lightning kills the otherwise natural look of the foundation. Revlon has got some of the best photographing foundations in their kitty including primers & this one is one more addition to the band.
Not to forget the packaging, it comes in a hefty bottomed glass jar which is quiet bulky & makes my handbag weigh double the weight! The foundation is sealed in the jar with a light weight plastic protector under the sturdy black screw top cap. I would have preferred a lighter packaging here.
Wearing Natural Tan Wearing Warm Golden
- Smooth creamy light weight texture.
- Hassle free application (on a well prepped skin).
- Blends in excellently for a flawless even finish.
- Gives a satin matte finish with a natural glow on skin.
- Photographs extremely well.
- Gives medium to full coverage.
- Long wearing (read 14+ hours without budging).
- The only downside I could see is the bulky packaging.
It’s a great photographing foundation especially if you always become a victim of those strong artificial lights in the pics. The formula is a crafted perfection…smooth & creamy texture which is easily workable, blends in extremely well for a flawless finish with good medium to full coverage. It gives a natural glow & healthy look to skin despite being matte finish. But if you have good flawless skin then can skip this.
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*PS: Sorry for being absent from the blog….. I was not keeping well. Regular updates will follow now onwards