Revlon PhotoReady Foundation is being touted as an affordable alternative to other high-end high-definition foundations, specifically the insanely popular Make Up For Ever (MUFE). True confession time: this is the first drugstore foundation I've ever purchased!  I was so intrigued over the buzz about this foundation, however, that I had to try it for myself.

I purchased my Revlon PhotoReady Foundation at Ulta.  The product is in limited distribution now, but is slowly rolling out.  Shade selection was limited, but I selected 005-Natural Beige (for comparison, my every day foundation is Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk or Lasting Silk UV Foundation SPF 20 and I wear a 5; in MAC, I'm an NC 30).  I love that the bottle has a pump applicator and that the formula has SPF 20.

In terms of coverage and finish, Revlon's PhotoReady Foundation gives a medium coverage that is buildable. I find I get better wear and results when using a primer first. PhotoReady Foundation applies and blends easily with fingertips or a Beautyblender, which gave the most precise application.  It gives a luminous, dewy finish; there is a bit of shimmer to the formula, but in natural light, my face didn't look like a disco ball. 

Overall, I'm really impressed with the wear and finish of Revlon PhotoReady Foundation.  Honestly, it exceeded my expectations. I would definitely recommend this product if you're looking to try a HD foundation.

There are additional products in the Revlon PhotoReady line that I will be reviewing in the future.  If you're able to find a "buy 1 get 1 free" deal, I would recommend picking up the Translucent Finisher Powder to go along with the foundation, to really get the airbrushed finish of a HD makeup.

Revlon PhotoReady Foundation has a suggested retail price of $13.99.  Look for it in CVS and Ulta stores (Target, Walmart and other drug/discounters soon) and online at ULTA Beauty.

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