Tuesday, 27 August 2013

[REVIEW] - Revlon PhotoReady Airbrush Mousse Foundation #090 Natural Ocre

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Okay, today I'm going to review my latest Haul after I used it for about a week.  For those who know me, I'm not a big fan of Revlon but I give this one a try...

Revlon PhotoReady Airbrush Mousse Foundation #090 Natural Ocre.


Let's get ready!

PRICE AND WHERE TO BUY
I know, this foundation is a bit pricey for those drugstore makeup lovers. I guess this is the most expensive foundation I've ever purchased. I rarely use foundation in my daily makeup but I read some great reviews on this product and decided to give it a try. I bought mine at Centro Department Store, Margo City Depok for 160.000 IDR (around $15.00). To my suprise, Revlon had a promo month 'BUY 1 GET 1 FREE' for some items. Fortunately, this foundation is one of it! Yeeaaay! So I got 2 foundations for 160.000 IDR. It means that I only paid 80.000 IDR each.
If you want to buy this or other product, run to the nearest department store as you only have 3 days left..

WHAT IT SAYS

PhotoReady Airbrush™ Mousse Makeup, an air-light makeup provides a flawless finish, whether it’s on camera or in person. The whipped texture allows you to blend evenly for undetectable coverage, leaving you with a smooth poreless complexion. The formula’s photochromatic pigments bend and reflect light to minimize flaws, leaving you with perfectly airbrushed skin in any light – indoors, outdoors, or under the flash of a camera. Oil free, fragrance free. Use alone or over PhotoReady™ Primers.

PACKAGING
It comes in a spray can package. Yeah, a can since it's got foam texture (imagine whipped cream). So be careful not to store this near a heater or any other type of hot surface. Otherwise, it may explode. The ingredients and the information of the product is hidden on its label. You have to peel the label to see them. 

This foundation comes with nozzle pump (I've told you, it's just like whipped cream) and you have to shake the bottle well before use. Anyway, the nozzle pump is sealed at first.

INGREDIENTS
Ingredients (courtesy Walgreens.com):

Aqua (Water) , Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate , Isotridecyl Isononanoate , Butylene Glycol , Isobutane , Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate , Propane , Isostearic Acid , Nylon-12 , Boron Nitride , Tromethamine , Cocamide MEA , Phospholipids , Lecithin , Sorbitan Laurate , Propylene Glycol Laurate , Propylene Glycol Stearate , Disodium Lauroamphodiacetate , Sodium Trideceth Sulfate , Sorbitan Stearate , Glyceryl Stearate , Isostearyl Behenate , Steareth-2, , Laureth-7 , Xanthan Gum , Steareth-21 , Polysorbate 60 , C-13-14 Isoparaffin , Stearic Acid , Acrylates , C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer , Hexylene Glycol , Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer , Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate , Polysorbate 20 , Isopropyl Alcohol , Polyacrylamide , Silica , Triethoxycaprylylsilane , Phenoxyethanol , Caprylyl Glycol , 1,2-Hexanediol , May Contain: Mica , Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) , Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499)

Based on Revlon, it said that it's oil-free (great for those with oily skin), fragrance-free, paraben-free. 

TEXTURES, COVERAGE AND SWATCHES
And here's what one quick pump of the nozzle will yield. It's a it difficult to control the amount of the foundation. I always end up having too much or not enough (it's better not enough so you can pump more). 

As you can see, when you press the nozzle,a burst of air infused mousse will shoot out. It starts of as an airy lightweight mousse with lots of bubbles. But when you touch it, it becomes creamy and thick. 
This is what it looks like when I applied it onto my palm. I obviously put too much of it so half of my hand looks like a ghost hand! 

On my face (I applied it using a sponge), the texture is not that thick. It gives light to medium coverage. The coverage itself can hide minor imperfections and redness. But it doesn't cover some of my dark spots (note: need to use concealer). In sunlight or under the lights, there is that signature PhotoReady shimmer (which is also in the other PhotoReady foundations). For those who don't like shimmery makeup, I don't really recommend this. The shimmers can be too much when you look at the mirror (especially when you put too much on your face). However, in photos, you can't even see the shimmers and make your skin flawless and glowy.



Anyway, I also found out that you have to wait a while until the foundation blends with your skin. Otherwise, you will have a too-white face.  After 2-3 minutes, it will blend perfectly on your skin and you are ready to put your makeup on. What I like, it didn’t oxidize on my skin, even though I was sweating or under the heat. 

STAYING POWER
 It's got great staying power! for a week, I used this foundation for about 9 hours (start my makeup at 12 pm and arrive home at 8-9 pm) and it still okay on my face. Please note that I have a super oily skin and sometimes I'm sweating while teaching children class. 
It is true that after 5-6 hours, I can see that it's seriously fading, so I do some tricks by blotting my face with oil paper (Clean&Clear Oil Paper), spray face mist (Daiso Collagen Fixing Face Mist), dab it with tissue, and apply loose powder (Bless Loose Powder). The result is great! I got my flawless, dewy skin again!

FRAGRANCE
It said that it's fragrance-free. Sadly, I smell a strong sour scent, almost like a chemical ingredient. After a while, the scent fades a bit.

OVERALL JUDGEMENT
I guess this product gives way better coverage than my BB Cream (read about Caring Color BB Cream Everlast here). It also makes my skin looks flawless and great when photographed. However, if you have heavy flaws you're trying to conceal, this product may not suitable since the coverage is light-medium. This product will be suitable for people who like tinted moisturizer or those who don't like heavy makeup but still want to look good. 

One thing to  remember, it will give you sparkly, shimmery face. So if you don't mind with that, this foundation may be great for you. So far, I like this foundation even though it doesn't cover all my flaws (you can see the proof). It means that I'm not trying too hard to cover my flaws so I still look like a human (not a Barbie Doll). Besides, the shade matches perfectly with my skin tone. ^.^

Pros:
  • Perfect shade for my skin tone.
  • Doesn't make any breakouts.
  • Good staying power for my oily skin. 
  • Light-medium coverage.
  • Gives a smooth, dewy skin and great when photograph.
  • Need a little amount to cover all face.
Cons:
  • SMELLS BAD!
  • Need careful blending to get even skin.
  • Takes time until the foundation blends perfectly. 
  •  A bit pricey (if you don't get the promo).
And these are some great photos taken when I used this product....
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3 comments:

  1. Tekstur nya bener2 mirip mousse creeam kue ya mba?? (*o*)

    Cantik lhooo mba nya (´▽`)-c<ˇεˇ)

    Kenapa semua orang dapet promo nya si revlon sich? Kok kalo saya beli di Matahari pernah ya? (T____T) *sediih..

    Sistersdyne.blohspot.com

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  2. promonya cuma sampai 31 agustus yaaa??? telat dong aku.. hiks T.T
    salam kenal ya..
    visit my blog @ ikaikafransiska.blogspot.com

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    1. iya say, sampe tanggal 31 aja.... aduuuh, sayang banget yaa. Aku juga itungannya telat lho, baru tahu promonya dua minggu lalu. Untung atoknya masih banyak...

      rajin2 cek FB-nya revlon aja say. semoga mereka kasi diskon2an lagi

      salam kenal juga yaa... yuk saling folback

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