The New Revlon Photoready Insta-Filter Review
Well spring keeps teasing us, we had another wind of winter here. Back to keeping all bundled up and cozy. Currently I am in my super cozy flannel pyjamas in bed, and I wouldn't have it any other way today. With it being so cold again, I find myself going out less. It's one thing to go out in the cold and be quick of it. But I can't be too quick as I have my little one attached to my hip. So if we go out anywhere it takes a while. Which in turn leaves for a super frozen mama. Don't even get me started on my afternoon walks. Some days I shock myself with the fact that I do them. I have to get my dog ready, then the baby, then myself. All for a measly 12-15 minutes walk around my block. When I do get out for other things, it's for a big day. Like groceries and errands, or visiting relatives.
And recently while out at one of my big grocery days I stumbled upon Revlon's new foundation they released. It's called Revlon Photoready Insta-Filter. So naturally I was intrigued by the idea of having a "Insta-Filter" foundation, and before I got my Nars Sheer Glow foundation I was a big drugstore beauty gal. Mostly because it was a lot nicer on the wallet, but also because they are good brands. I still use drugstore concealer from time to time on my red sections, and I do use my Revlon Ultra Volume mascara on a daily basis. So I decided to test out this new foundation and see if its a good option to have next to my Nars.
Now Revlon promises that this foundation will work with your skin type and even and smooths out your skin tone, all to give you a fresh faced, natural finish. It is meant to be medium, and buildable coverage, and has High-Definition Filter technology that with any light will blur and soften flaws. It comes with a built-in blender so that you can blend anytime, anywhere. Especially when on the go.
These are all good things to promise as this is what some people are looking for in a foundation. It is a liquid foundation and so can work with many a skin type, which is another plus for me as I have combination to dry skin type. My first impression of the product is that it is a really cool and new idea to bring to the foundation table. So why not let us get right into my thoughts on this new foundation!
Ok, first up let me say for all the ladies out there with either combination to dry skin, or just dry skin types, you will need to have either a really good primer or moisturizer on first. I did not do that the first time I tried this and I watched my foundation flake after 20 minutes. Which was not a good look I can tell you. Another note is, while it is nice it comes with a blender.. I would still use a brush or a beauty blender for application. This is more because the blender on there is more just a sponge that the foundation comes out of, and typically when I use my beauty blender I wet it first and then apply my makeup. It gives me a more lighter finish that I can build up. But also the built-in sponge will definitely lead to a build-up of bacteria as you cannot clean it.
Now with that out of the way, let me chat about the actual foundation itself.
So it does go on nice, and is definitely a medium coverage foundation. I feels and looks blended well into the skin and does blur and smooth out flaws. I noticed right away, my redness around my cheeks was gone with only a light coating. I tested the coverage without putting concealer on, just to see if it really would cover it. With much happiness, it did. I did noticed that because of the super cold winter and my dry skin T -zone, it was flaking a bit more there only when I didn't put a healthy amount of moisturizer on first. Once the moisturizer was on, it was a billion times better. When I had the foundation on it definitely looked good in every light, and when taking selfies/ snapchat convos with my cousin, I didn't have to put a filter on because the makeup looked good, although it didn't stop me from using funny filters for my own viewing. Again though, without a filter on at all, the foundation definitely lived up to what was promised. At least for me it did.
I think the built-in blender was a nice idea, but definitely a flaw for this packaging. With the thought of the bacteria and how it didn't blend well for me when using it, I think sticking to my beauty blender will work just fine with the foundation. Another thing I noticed people were talking about was how it was priced. It is a little bit pricey, for a drugstore brand. But still cheaper than any at Sephora or MAC, so I am not complaining. I picked up mine at a Shoppers Drug Mart, but they can be bought where any Revlon products are sold. Walmart has it priced at 20.96$, which is the sad reality that a lot of drugstore brands are charging more for their products. Still cheaper than other big makeup stores, so I am still happy.
I love that I was able to get a little bit of a break for you guys. Sharing with you a new product I tried out. It was really fun to get away, but I am being summoned back by the little babe. Such a mama's boy :p
Hope you guys enjoyed today!