Hey, y’all! Within the past year or so, I have become a full on medium coverage foundation enthusiast! I just like to let my skin shine through in all of its natural and slightly altered beauty. Moles? Acne scars? Pimples with a quest to ruin my life? I like to give them all an opportunity to say hello to the world, which is why I was eager to try out this Revlon PhotoReady Candid Natural Finish Anti-Pollution Foundation (what a mouthful)! Let’s see if it allows me to live my natural dreams!
There is a lot going on with this foundation. First of all, the packaging is different from any other foundation I own. It’s a squeezy tube with a pump on the end and it’s pretty small. For $10 you get about 0.75 fl oz of foundation in one of 31 shades.
It also makes a lot of claims. It claims to give a flawless, natural, medium-coverage finish full of natural antioxidants. It’s supposed to be anti-pollution and anti-blue-light (whatever that means). It’s also paraben, oil, phthalate, and fragrance free.
Many of my concerns with this foundation are simply because it claims to do way too much, but also does do enough. First, you only get 0.75 fl oz, which is a problem because I can get more product at a lower price from a brand like Wet n Wild. Moreover, I get a strong feeling that I will be betrayed by this pump squeezy tube later.
Also, some of these claims make no sense! It’s supposed to be anti-pollution but most complexion makeup products are already doing anti-pollution work by sitting on the skin. You can read more about it here, but it’s very unlikely that this product is doing more for my skin than any other foundation. It also claims to be super moisturizing and I haven’t gotten those vibes yet. It doesn’t dry out my skin, but it does nothing for my dry patches. In face, it actually clings to them.
Now, that we’ve hit the bad, let’s get on to the things that I actually like about this foundation: the wear! I would categorize this as a natural light to medium coverage foundation. Though my acne scarring still peeks through, it does even out my skin tone. Am I kind of shiny at the end of the day? Yes, but that is to be expected with a natural finish “hydrating” foundation.
I also love the coverage for this foundation. One pump is more than enough to get a nice medium coverage over my whole face and I love the natural look on my skin. It’s kind of like I’m wearing foundation, but also not??? I love it! Also, because it’s not ultra pigmented, you do have a little bit of wiggle room in your shade selection. My foundation is a tad bit too light, but it isn’t noticeable once I begin to work it into the skin.
Ultimately, I like this foundation, but it’s not the best that I’ve ever owned. It makes a lot of odd claims that I don’t think it actually lives up to. This being said, it is a nice compliment to my foundation collection because I don’t own any like it. It’s a natural finish light-medium coverage, which is different from what I normally buy, but amazing for a soft everyday look!
What’s your preference – light or medium coverage foundation?
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