ran out of my Revlon PhotoReady concealer so today I made my way to
Chemist Warehouse, which currently has 50% off all cosmetics. I ended up
purchasing two products, which are detailed below!
PhotoReady concealer is a creamy, long wearing concealer that has medium to
full coverage. It comes in six shades: Fair, Light, Light Medium, Medium,
Medium Deep and Deep. It is non cakey and is described as a concealer that can
be used for under eye circles and skin imperfections.
I have purchased this concealer on a number of occasions and I normally
purchase it in the shade ‘Light Medium’ however today I found that the ‘Light’
shade seemed to be a better match for my skin. I find it very effective for
covering up blemishes, as it can be layered without looking cakey. The formula
is quite creamy but it stays put on the skin. I normally apply this over my
foundation and set it with pressed powder. This concealer does a really good
job of covering up blemishes that are quite noticeable on the skin. I don’t
tend to apply this concealer under my eyes, as I don’t have any noticeable dark
under eye circles.
|From left: Elf concealer in the shade ‘Ivory’ and the Revlon PhotoReady concealer in the shade ‘Light’. I’ve shown the Elf concealer for comparison: you can see that the Revlon concealer is quite yellow toned.|
I also came across the Revlon PhotoReady Insta-Fix Makeup. This
is a new product launched by Revlon and is part of their ‘PhotoReady’
collection which are designed to give the skin an airbrushed finish. It comes
in a stick style and boasts a smooth formula and an spf20.
My review: When I
spotted this product it immediately reminded me of the infamous Max Factor
Pancake Stick Foundation. It has the same stick style and a similar style
formula. I swiped two shades on my skin; Nude and Vanilla. Vanilla had a
yellow undertone whereas Nude leaned towards a beige undertone. I purchased the
Vanilla shade as it suited my light, yellow toned skin.
|The Revlon PhotoReady Insta-Fix Makeup in the shade ‘Vanilla’ swiped on the skin. You can see it’s a very close match to my skin.|
|And blended out on my skin. It leaves a flawless and natural finish.|
foundation is incredibly easy to use. It’s marketed as a quick, convenient
product to use, a ‘swipe and go’ type of foundation. I applied it this morning
and I was impressed how the product blended effortlessly into the skin. The
texture is quite light; I was expecting the formula to be thicker. It’s
definitely lighter than the Max Factor Pancake Stick foundation. It
has a smooth texture and it does not feel like I’m wearing makeup; it doesn’t
feel heavy at all.
The way I
applied this was I dotted my face a few times, mainly in the middle of my face
as that’s where I need the most coverage. Using my fingers, I blended it in
with light circular motions. I tend to apply my foundation as I would applying
a moisturiser; I like to blend it in well as I feel my skin absorbs it
I added some
extra product to my chin and jaw area, as I’ve had some recent breakouts. I
would say it covered my blemishes well, but some of the redness still showed
through. I still needed to add some concealer on top. I buffed some powder on
top and I was pretty happy with the result.
The finish of
this foundation is very natural. I would say it gives a satin finish, but it
sets quite matte. However, it does not appear powdery at all; it gives the skin
a nice, natural finish, similar to a ‘no makeup’ makeup look.
I’ve only built
this foundation up to a light to medium coverage, however I think it could be
built up to quite a full coverage. When I say full coverage, I don’t mean an
opaque finish, as the texture is too light and creamy. I would say enough to
cover up your skin flaws but not completely cover your skin like a mask. I’d
reach for this if I need some extra coverage but I don’t want a face full of
a comparison with two other foundations I regularly wear, to show the
difference in shades.
|From left to right: Revlon PhotoReady Insta-Fix Makeup in the shade ‘Vanilla’, Sephora Fond de teint perfection 10hr foundation in ‘Light’ and Ere Perez Oat Milk foundation in the shade ‘Medium’.|
You can see
that all three are quite yellow based, and that the Revlon Insta-Fix
Makeup is the lightest. It is also the most matte, whereas the Sephora and the
Ere Perez foundations have more of a satin/natural glow.
tried these products? Please let me know in the comments below!