Today’s post is all about the makeup base with a review of the Revlon Photoready Candid Collection. It consists of a foundation, concealer and powder.
Would you believe that this collection has anti-pollution, antioxidant, and anti-blue-light properties? These products are said to have ingredients that protect against the aforementioned. They’re also formulated without oil, phthalates, synthetic dyes, and harsh fragrances.
There is a total of 31 shades available for the foundation ($13 CAD), which is amazing for a drugstore product, although not all of them can be found in stores. I was sent shade 120 Buff which is a too light, so I purchased the correct shade for me, which is 210 Natural Ochre. I also appreciate that it comes with a pump to dispense the foundation. I like how it applies with a brush, although you can use a beauty sponge if you would like a sheerer finish. It has a solid medium coverage since it’s able to cover the areas where I have the most redness with one layer, but also buildable without looking cakey. It has a natural finish that lasts through the day very nicely and it’s definitely comfortable for everyday wear. I can’t confirm any anti-pollution effects that this foundation is said to give but it gets a thumbs up from me.
There are 18 shades available for the concealer ($9 CAD), which again is just phenomenal for a drugstore product. The doe foot applicator is quite large compared to the typical size of other concealer applicators so it helps to put down and spread the product. The texture of the concealer is more watery but still pigmented for coverage. I need to apply two layers to get pretty full coverage under the eyes but, like the foundation, it lasts very well and doesn’t cake up. The product dries super fast though! If you don’t blend it out in time it will dry in a patch and will be very hard to blend out. I have to apply the concealer under one eye and blend it out before I apply under the other eye. The concealer also claims to give a jolt of caffeine to wake up tired skin. I can confirm that it does a great job brightening and hiding the darkness in the undereyes but I can’t confirm how much the caffeine contributes to that. For spots or extra concealing on the face, I prefer other concealers that are a bit thicker in texture and fuller coverage over this one. I didn’t find that it covers spots as well. I will still use this under my eyes since I like the brightening effect that it gives.
The loose setting powder ($13 CAD) comes in three shades: translucent, medium, and deep. It is also said to have anti-pollution and antioxidant properties to it while setting makeup to have a natural, airbrushed effect. Compared to a pressed setting powder, it does get a little bit messy when you’re trying to tap out some powder to use, but I appreciate the built-in sifter that minimizes the mess. There’s a small tab that’s attached to a cover that flips up to expose the sifter and powder, and it closes down over the holes and remaining powder. It’s a brilliant design since you won’t have to worry about getting powder everywhere when you twist the cap off. My main use of setting powder is to mattify my T-zone area where I get the most oily through the day, and it does do the job.
You can get the products in this collection at drugstores and Walmart, although I find that the drugstores have a larger colour selection (my foundation shade was available at Shoppers Drug Mart, but not Walmart).
Have you tried any other makeup with these anti-pollution features? Let me know in the comments below!
* Products were received as PR samples for editorial consideration. All thoughts and opinions are my own and genuine.
Until next time,