Revlon Photoready Compact Makeup Review, Swatch, FOTD

by Sabrina on August 4, 2011 · 50 comments

REVLON PHOTOREADY COMPACT MAKEUP – REVIEW, PHOTOS, SWATCHES

Available in 4 shades : 100 Vanilla, 150 Shell, 200 Natural Beige, 400 Caramel
Quantity : 10g
Price : Rs. 900

revlon photoready compact makeup

Shade being reviewed : 150 Shell

From Revlon :
-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.

“Gently press on screen with sponge. Blend with sponge across face, starting in center of face blending outward. For the most natural look blend past jaw line.”

Today I’m reviewing this Compact Makeup from Revlon which I’ve been using for the past 4 months. Well, I had been eyeing this range from Revlon on their website for ages, even before it had been launched here in India. To begin with, ALL the points they have described above seemed to really appeal to me in my never-ending quest for my HG foundation. When I read words like ‘poreless’, ‘airbrushed’, ‘soft powder finish’, ‘photochromatic pigments’, ‘oil free’, ‘fragrance free’, ‘SPF 20’, and so on, it all seemed to add up to exactly what I was looking for!
So did this Compact Makeup live up to all its claims, or did it disappoint me? Please read on….

Let’s see some photos of this first :

revlon photoready compact makeup

revlon photoready compact makeup review, swatch, fotd

This Compact Makeup comes in a black, rectangular plastic casing with a see-through area in which the makeup and the liquefying screen covering it, can be seen. On opening the cover, there is a rectangular mirror piece on the inner lid. This makeup comes with its own sponge applicator.

One has to dab the sponge on the liquefying screen to pick up sufficient amount of the makeup. I found that 3 to 3 and a half dabs are quite sufficient for complete face coverage. It should be blended well with the sponge. Since I like medium to full coverage, I found that this does the job very well indeed and yet kept my skin quite natural-looking and flawless at the same time, evening out any discolourations on my face, yet not sinking into my open pores or accentuating them. I did not find any shine on my face after application, and I followed up by a light application of pressed powder to seal the foundation.

Let’s see some swatches :

swatch 1

unblended swatch

After blending :

blended swatch

I guess you have seen that it does lend a very subtle glow to the skin, but nothing OTT or shiny at all. Even though I have oily skin, this compact makeup suits me very well and YES, it does also photograph excellently. However, I would rather recommend this for evening use, and for formal occasions where one is likely to be photographed a lot.

PROS OF REVLON PHOTO READY COMPACT MAKEUP

• It really does live up to each and every quality described about it by Revlon, like, poreless, airbrushed, oil and fragrance-free, powder finish, undetectable coverage, and more.
• It contains SPF 20.
• Gives a subtle, luminous finish without looking shiny or OTT.
• Did not accentuate my open pores – rather, filled them in and covered them very well.
• Is a one-of-its kind range amongst drugstore brands here in India.
• Photographs very well.
• Did not break me out at all.

CONS OF REVLON PHOTO READY COMPACT MAKEUP

• Since I do have very oily skin, after about 2 to 3 hours, my skin felt and looked a bit extra oily and shiny, but nothing that could not be fixed with a quick touch-up of pressed powder, or an oil-blotter. I also use MAC Blot Powder over this at times. However, this is my personal opinion only, as normal or dry skinned folks would not have this problem, and I don’t think even combination skinned ladies would have to worry about this.

Here is a photo of me wearing this compact makeup (shown earlier on IMBB as ‘Easter Makeup Look’).

revlon compact

My rating for this : 4.75 / 5

Verdict : A really good, medium to full coverage compact makeup that does its job very well and lives up to all its claims.

Would I re-purchase this : Yes, of course.

Also Read :
Revlon PhotoReady Makeup SPF 20 Foundation Review
Revlon Photo Ready Powder, Concealer, Foundation, Compact Makeup
Revlon PhotoReady Stick Concealer
Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation
Revlon New Complexion Foundation
Revlon ColorStay Mineral Foundation

{ 50 comments… read them below or add one }

calicoaster August 4, 2011 at 9:46 am

This looks great Sabrina..but seeing the price I’d expected longer staying power on oily-combination skin… Very Nice review :) :)

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Sabrina August 4, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Thank you so much, Cali. :))

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monika August 4, 2011 at 9:51 am

sounds like a good product to me…. :yahoo: ….I’ll look out for this after I finish up my Loreal mineral foundation.
You look so pretty as always :thumbsup:

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Sabrina August 4, 2011 at 4:11 pm

That’s really very sweet of you to say that, Monika, thank you so much, you made my day. :-*

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jomol August 4, 2011 at 9:52 am

This sounds really good Sabrina……….I had seen it many times in the shopper’s stop website but again I was not sure about which shade would suit me…..only four shades and very unsure…..but then if it’s getting a thumbs up from you…..its worth a try…even at 900….maybe I should check it out at the store :jog: :jog: :jog: :pigtail: :stars: :stars:

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Sabrina August 4, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Hi Jomol….I think you should check this out, I’m sure you’ll find a good shade match, and it’s a great product. :))

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neha August 4, 2011 at 9:54 am

prim propah n pretty as usual sabs
i will check this one out since u said :-*

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Sabrina August 4, 2011 at 4:15 pm

:thanks: :thanks: , Neha – was all dressed for Easter !! I think you will like this, do check it out, the coverage is really flawless. :)) :))

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jyo August 4, 2011 at 10:07 am

:thanks: for the review sabrina. i was going to pick it up in a few days anyway bt m super confident & excited after reading this review :yahoo: :yahoo: :pompom: :pompom:

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Sabrina August 4, 2011 at 4:16 pm

That’s great, Jyo, thanks a lot. :))

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dimpi August 4, 2011 at 10:30 am

u look gr8 sabrina….. :thumbsup: …n this one seems very promising…..top on my list…. :yes: :yahoo:

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Sabrina August 4, 2011 at 4:17 pm

TYVM, Dimpi, I’m sure you’ll like this product. :yes:

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Shivani August 4, 2011 at 10:35 am

From the picture of ur hand only I can make out that it does provide a fresh glow……am definitely going for it. :waytogo: :waytogo: and u look superb Sabrina :)) thanks for the review

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Sabrina August 4, 2011 at 4:29 pm

You’re absolutely right, Shivani, it does. And thanks a ton for the compliment. :-* Most welcome for the review.

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Parita August 4, 2011 at 10:38 am

My friend has this and she absolutely loves it! Thanks for the review :thanks:
You look great :preen:

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Sabrina August 4, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Thanks a ton, Parita, I’m really thrilled that all of you liked my photo. :happydance: :happydance:

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Suma August 4, 2011 at 10:38 am

ooooohhhhh… nice review Sabrina :) i loooveee reviews with LOTD :) heheheh..
but INR 900/- for a compact is like :sidefrown: :sidefrown: :sidefrown: :sidefrown:

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Sabrina August 4, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Thank you so much, Suma. Yes, the price is a bit on the high side, but it’s awesome. :haanji:

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Sukanya August 4, 2011 at 10:40 am

now m really confused whether i should get this one or a mac msf natural :(

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Sabrina August 4, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Hi Sukanya. I think MAC MSF natural will give lighter coverage than this Revlon one. Depends on what kind of coverage you are looking for. :)

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kriti August 4, 2011 at 11:17 am

seems like a gr8 product…

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Sabrina August 4, 2011 at 4:33 pm

It is, Kriti. :yes:

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Natasha August 4, 2011 at 11:20 am

which is that nail paint sabrina? :woot:

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Sabrina August 4, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Hi Natasha…that is a Colorbar nail polish…No. 15 Exclusive. :D

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nids August 4, 2011 at 11:24 am

Thanxxxa tonnn for this review sabrina… u made my choice very easy peasy :thumbsup: … i’m definitely picking this up but i think its 850/- coz the foundation is in the same range :yes: :yes: …
i’m super impressed wid the foundation…n so i’m picking up this compact also without second thoughts… :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Rati August 4, 2011 at 11:59 am

nids this is not the powder. t’s like a cream .. um sort of liquidy foundation only. you’d probably pick up compact powder since you already have the liquid foundation. :)

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nids August 4, 2011 at 12:08 pm

ohh hain… but they say its a compact..ohh.. i’ll chk it then first… thankuuu rati… :thanks: :puchhi:

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jomol August 4, 2011 at 12:11 pm

I know nidsy…I just went through your photoready foundation…..I am so jealous :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

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nids August 4, 2011 at 12:14 pm

:toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

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Rati August 4, 2011 at 12:13 pm

yeah compact foundation na.. compact’s name is actually powder. :silly:

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Sabrina August 4, 2011 at 4:38 pm

You’re welcome. This is liquid foundation which gives a powder finish. There is a Revlon Photo Ready Powder which I use over this – review will be coming up by tomorrow. :makeup:

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Rati August 4, 2011 at 11:58 am

sabrina i guess photo ready makeup is kinda targetted more towards dry to norma skin gals. I can’t be more happy about it :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Pooja A August 4, 2011 at 12:09 pm

:spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

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Rati August 4, 2011 at 12:13 pm

:preen: :preen: :preen:

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Sabrina August 4, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Hi Rati. This would look absolutely AWESOME on your lovely, flawless skin. :)) :)) :))

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jomol August 4, 2011 at 12:11 pm

No no rati….its not targeted towards dry skin….its for us oily skinnies :nababana: :nababana: :nababana: :nababana: :nababana: :nababana: :nababana: :nababana:

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Rati August 4, 2011 at 12:14 pm

hawww!! sabrina Jomol is not reading your reviews properly :announce:

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nids August 4, 2011 at 12:15 pm

but it ‘ll suit oily skin too, in my opinion… :methinks: :methinks:

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Rati August 4, 2011 at 12:19 pm

:smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

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Sabrina August 4, 2011 at 4:42 pm

It will suit oily skin too – I’m a total oily skinner. :D :D

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Shai August 4, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Wow..it seems to live up to all its claims! Lovely.

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Sabrina August 4, 2011 at 4:43 pm

:thanks: , Shai. :) :)

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Taps August 4, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Am so happy its for normal to dry skin, i am gonna grab the foundation first thn this one as already i have 3 compacts to finish, which would take ages, so i will surely buy it but not now, sabrina, this is really an amazing review, from an experienced person! Amazing ! :thumbsup: :thanks:

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Sabrina August 4, 2011 at 4:44 pm

Hi Taps. Thanks for liking the review and for the compliment. :thanks:

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lp August 4, 2011 at 8:29 pm

Nice review Sabrina, I’m liking that nail paint of your’s a lot.

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Sabrina August 4, 2011 at 10:35 pm

Thank you, lp. :))

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Ankita August 4, 2011 at 10:26 pm

I’ve wanted to try this range since a long time but I have a lot of stuff to finish first :P and I wasn’t sure how it would fare on my oily skin! since u mentioned it photographs well, i’m super keen to try it! Thanks fr reviewing Sabrina :)

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Sabrina August 4, 2011 at 10:37 pm

You’re most welcome, Ankita. I like this compact makeup a lot as it lives up to all its claims – many products don’t. :))

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bhumika August 5, 2011 at 1:43 am

sounds nice sabrina :yes: bt I heard it gets over pretty soon ?:)

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Sabrina August 5, 2011 at 6:40 am

Thanks, Bhumika. I don’t know about that, coz I’ve been using this say about once a week, since April. I still have quite a bit of product left. :)

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