Blogtober Day 28 – Revlon Photoready Review – Why Is It So Sparkly?

Hey guys! If you have been following my blog for a while or you’re here for the first time then welcome either way! I hope you are doing really well and have had a good few weeks. I’ve been distant because I’ve been on holiday/looking for a new job/starting up a new project. But I’ll do a full update post on all that when something has actually changed. For now, I’m going to be reviewing the Revlon Photoready foundation which has been a long time coming as I actually bought it in April!

Pretty much all of my purchases are inspired by a Youtuber and more often than not, it’s sophdoesnails. We have really similar skin types so I totally trust anything that she has to say about a product and she’s been raving about Revlon foundations for so long. Not this specific one but when I saw it in TK Maxx for £3 in my shade, I couldn’t resist trying it! Seriously if you guys have a TK Maxx (or a TJ Maxx, I think they’re called in some places) then go in there because there’s always such good beauty bargains. But shop with your own discretion because I’ve heard some people say that some of the more high end products are fakes. So, just be careful. I don’t know why this one is so cheap because normally, it’s £12.99 from Boots! I use the shade ‘golden beige’ and I’m super pale so I think that might be it? Because the shade range is weird/updated? Who knows!

I have mentioned this a few times before but I have extremely oily skin so when a foundation doesn’t expressly say it’s matte, I’m always worried. But it is oil-free! Which is amazing. The foundation claims to be medium to full coverage, give you a flawless airbrushed finish and a luminous finish. It is definitely full coverage so it may be a bit too intense for some people but I really liked it – especially as I’ve been having a bit of a break out recently. While I was on holiday, I used this constantly and it really helped to cover up my imperfections. I found that it worked being applied with a brush and with a beauty blender so it’s up to you! Although on Boots, it does say that you can apply it with your fingers, too, which is what I used to do with foundation all the time so that might be a good bet if you’re the same!

I really enjoy the finish. It’s high coverage, it’s glowy while not looking too dewy so my oily skin loves it. It genuinely does give you a flawless, airbrushed finish and I can’t recommend it enough. The only thing that I would say – and it’s not a criticism, I’m just confused! – is that it has a weird shimmer to it? You can’t see it so much on your face but when I touch my face, it comes away with almost a glitter on it? I literally can’t explain it properly so if anyone has had the same thing, let me know!

So, there you have it! Do you guys like this foundation? Let me know in the comments below! Also let me know if there are any products you would like me to review in the future as I love doing posts like this.

Morgie out.


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  1. October 28, 2018 / 10:37 pm

    Oooh, I’m glad to hear about a foundation that’s good for oily skin – I’m always searching for one that still looks fresh at lunch time! I’ll give this one a try, I think! How bizarre about the shimmer though! I wonder if it’s because it’s “photo ready”? Like maybe the camera flash reflects off your shimmery cheekbones and makes you look super contoured?! Haha, who knows!

    Rhianna x

    • morgiereacts
      October 29, 2018 / 5:40 pm

      Ooooh, that’s a good thought about the photo ready! I literally have flakes of glitter on me afterwards, it’s so strange! xx

    • morgiereacts
      October 29, 2018 / 5:39 pm

      You shoul let me know if you do! x

  2. glamglitzgloss
    October 29, 2018 / 7:34 pm

    Sounds like a great foundation aside from the sparkle side to it but I guess as long as the good side outweighs it and you don’t mind a slight shimmer then it’s great

    • morgiereacts
      November 17, 2018 / 9:13 am


  3. October 29, 2018 / 8:11 pm

    I swear by Soph too. My current foundation is the superstay and I love it!x

    • morgiereacts
      November 17, 2018 / 9:12 am

      Yes! I have that one too and it’s amazing! x

  4. October 29, 2018 / 10:51 pm

    Tk maxx always surprises me whenever I go in with how much great stuff they have and how cheap it is. The foundation sounds great too. I love a really good coverage

    • morgiereacts
      November 17, 2018 / 9:12 am

      It’s an amazing foundation! I love TK Maxx so much

  5. Sarah
    October 30, 2018 / 7:10 am

    Seen lots of great reviews about this range so I think I might have to try some of the new revlon products xx

  6. Ashley Lennon
    October 30, 2018 / 10:55 am

    I’ve not had anything from Revlon in ages, but I should!

    • morgiereacts
      November 17, 2018 / 9:11 am


  7. October 30, 2018 / 8:33 pm

    i love me a good foundation review! i have not tried this one yet, i have always struggles with revlon products. for some reason they never seem to work for my but i’m always willing to give products another chance so the next time i need a new foundation I’ll keep this in mind. thanks for sharing xxx

    mich /

    • morgiereacts
      November 17, 2018 / 9:11 am

      How strange! I have that with some brands too though – it must be an ingredient they use across the board or something xxx

  8. November 5, 2018 / 9:27 pm

    I deffo seems interesting! I would like to try it for this shimmer, i have dry skin so might get a tester of it

  9. bethemilydann
    November 8, 2018 / 9:29 pm

    I had this exact same experience with Rimmel wake me up! I think it’s the light reflecting particles, I always find it super annoying though x

  10. November 9, 2018 / 9:34 pm

    This sounds like such an amazing product, I may need to give it a go!

    Ayse x

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