I’m new to the Revlon foundation family, but I have been enjoying Revlon’s PhotoReady powder, which I generally use as a light setting powder over any foundation or even BB cream that I’d wear. Plus, it really is great for photos but isn’t matte and covers up my shiny areas. That being said, when I saw the new PhotoReady Compact Makeup, I was intrigued and again being a convenient foundation lover, I had to try it.
Oddly enough, it has a tiny netting type screen they call a ‘Liquefying Screen’ so that pressing down against it just gives the applicator sponge enough product for each Â smoosh against the face (technical term). This is my gripe with it – I think it should be scrapped as it really just means that anyone wanting to use anything other than a sponge is screwed. Â I can’t say I’ve really used a sponge before, and know that it takes a lot of washing to keep it hygienic and usable or each application but I just don’t like how much the sponge, well.. absorbs. Â I tried to use a brush.. and it was a struggle.
So, whilst I like the product and the finish on my skin, its a struggle to use it, and I dislike being forced to use the applicator that comes with it.
For reference, my shade is ‘Shell’ and somehow, the 2nd lightest in the range (!!) so shades seem to be limited. Excuse the messy pictures, but this is what the ‘liquefying screen’ looks like after a handful of uses.