Once upon a time I had clear, blemish-less skin but once my teenage years started I got acne (ugh) and then after much praying and sacrifices and creams and face packs my acne reduced, once I had passed out of my teens. But sadly I still have some marks and large pores to remind me of the horror! And since then I’ve been on the search for the perfect concealer- one that doesn’t look too heavy but also conceals and blends well and doesn’t settle into fine lines or pores. And I believe this comes very close to it!
What: Revlon PhotoReady stick concealer
How much: Rs.700 For 3.2g of product
So this is a part of the latest PhotoReady range from Revlon and if you’ve seen the other PhotoReady stuff in the stores you’ll know that this entire photoready range has subtle shimmer in it- right from the compact to the foundation. And even the photoready concealer is not completely matte but has very very very subtle shimmer. You probably cannot even see it unless you squint really hard and have very sharp eyesight. I couldn’t even photograph this shimmer coz it’s so subtle! But what it does is- it gives a very nice glow. It acts like an illuminator for daytime usage. You won’t end up looking like a disco-ball but your skin will glow! It even has SPF20.
The packaging is very neat. Revlon Photoready concealer Comes in a lipstick-like packaging with a transparent lid and you can twist the stick up. Very sturdy and easy to carry around and hygienic too (as opposed to pots) and very handy for doing touch ups. You can wear this either under your foundation or over it.
I got this in shade 003 called Light Medium and it is slightly lighter than my NC40 skintone but works great as a concealer. I mainly use this for under eye area and also dab a bit on my forehead and nose to highlight. This product really blends into the skin because of its creamy texture but also provides adequate coverage. I would say the coverage is medium to heavy depending on how you layer it. This isn’t as heavy duty as MACs concealers but because of that reason it doesn’t settle into pores or fine lines (which was a problem I was facing with MAC studio finish concealer). And because of the very subtle shimmer in it, it also highlights your skin. I generally run in the opposite direction whenever I see products with shimmer because I already have an oily skin and don’t want to end up looking like a disco ball but I’m really pleased to say that this product totally works for me.
I generally dab the stick directly on my face and then pat with my finger gently so it gets blended. It’s pretty easy to blend and doesn’t look cakey at all! Perfect for summers when I just use some moisturizer and then dab this on my nose and trouble spots and under eyes and then some compact over it and done!
Pros of Revlon PhotoReady Stick Concealer:
• Can be used for medium to heavy coverage.
• Doesn’t look cakey.
• Blends well and doesn’t settle into fine line or pores.
• Suitable for all skin types (my skin is oily-combination).
• Works wonderful in under-eye area.
• Although it is matte finish it has very subtle shimmer that highlights the skin too.
• Can be used as a highlighter/illuminator for daytime use.
• Very good staying power- lasts for a good 6 hours when you set it with powder on top.
• Can be removed with soap/Make-up remover.
• Has SPF20.
Cons of Revlon PhotoReady Stick Concealer:
• Doesn’t provide heavy-duty coverage like MAC (but I don’t want that anyway ;p).
Verdict: Love it and recommend it!
Have you used Revlon Photoready Concealer? Please rate in the box below
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