As I have shared in my previous post, I always consider performance and cost in purchasing makeup. The case is different when I buy foundation, (although I never bought one in my life until this past Saturday) it’s the base for your makeup and it covers the entire face so you can’t risk buying a defective one.

I’m a compact/loose powder type of person and never liked wearing foundation (be it powder or liquid) in my ordinary everyday life. But since Saturday’s events required me to buy one, I headed over to Revlon. I have heard good reviews about it so I decided to go for it. With eyes shut, I pulled out Php1,000 and paid for Revlon PhotoReady Compact Makeup:

The Revlon PhotoReady Compact Makeup is different from the Revlon PhotoReady Makeup. The latter is only liquid, while the former is like a compact powder and liquid foundation in one.

What’s inside is a cream-like substance that turns to liquid when you push the screen. The compact comes with a sponge. Sorry if it looks used already. Couldn’t wait to try it:


-Perfected, poreless airbrushed skin in any light
-Liquefying screen turns cream to liquid, then dries to a soft powder finish
-Photochromatic pigments bend and reflect light to help erase every flaw
-SPF 20
-Oil free, fragrance free.
-Complete, yet virtually undetectable coverage.
-Soft luminous finish


Below are a Before-and-After shots.

BEFORE: Bare-faced me

It’s not obvious here but I happened to have red spots on my cheek. I dunno how I got it, but I tried Revlon nonetheless.

AFTER: With Revlon PhotoReady Compact Makeup

I only applied a few strokes and the skin tone evened out. Unlike other foundations, Revlon PhotoReady gives very natural coverage, true to its claim above. It doesn’t clump either, even when you perspire. There are also some silverdust-like thingies when it’s applied. That’s probably what Revlon calls as photochromatic pigments which help give that flawless finish when photographed. I used it for an afternoon photo shoot here along with this one.

The best thing about it is that it has long staying power, that if you plan on wearing it until midnight, you need not worry about reapplying. Below is a photo of me after the photo shoot:

I'm the one at the middle. I still looked fresh (minus the eye bags. HAHA) even if it was already 11 in the evening. No re-application was done, honest. (Photo credit: Aiza Labios)

Revlon PhotoReady Compact Makeup comes in 7 different shades–ivory, vanilla, shell, natural beige, middle beige, cool beige, and rich ginger–so you can identify easily and correctly the most suitable shade for your skin. I used natural beige. 🙂

No wonder it costs so high. It delivers.

Have you tried it, too? What do you think of it? 🙂