Sunday, 6 September 2015

Revlon PhotoReady BB Cream Review

Here is my review on Revlon Photo Ready BB Cream! I've wanted to try a bb cream for a while, and one that had a more natural finish. The shade is in medium.



Claims
  • lightweight, beauty balm with multiple benefits
  • combines skincare, makeup, and sunscreen into one step
  • smoothes like primer
  • covers like foundation
  • blurs flaws like concealer
  • hydrates like moisturiser
  • contains an Broad Spectrum SPF of 30

Ingredients

aqua (water), dimethicone. ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate. ethylhexyl salicylate. neopentyl glycol diheptanoate.butylene glycol. glycerin. pentaerythrityl tetraisostearate. phenyl trimethicone. glyceryl stearate. tridecyl trimellitate.isotridecyl isononanoate. isostearic acid. boron nitride. alumina. zinc gluconate. sodium hyaluronate. hydrolyzed algin. hydrolyzed glycosaminoglycans. hibiscus sabdariffa flower extract. morus alba bark extract. glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract. cucumis sativus (cucumber) seed extract. lecithin. stearic acid. polyacrylamide. steareth-2. tromethamine. c13-14 isoparaffin.steareth-21. methicone. xanthan gum. laureth-7. simethicone. sorbitan laurate. polysorbate 20. propylene glycol laurate. propyleneglycol stearate. glyceryl polymethacrylate. phenoxyethanol. methylparaben. ethylparaben.
may contain: mica. titanium dioxide (ci77891). iron oxides (ci 77491, 77492, 77499). mli# 22905.




The bb cream is slightly thick and sets quickly, without feeling sticky. It fades slightly after three hours. It worked the best for me when my skin wasn't dry, but not overtly oily. It looks very shiny straight after application, but it dims down to a natural, satin finish. I used powder after. It becomes slightly darker after the first ten minutes it is on your skin. I think this would also work (better) for someone who has a lighter skintone, as the formula is very sheer.

Benefits
  • the packaging is great, it comes with a lid and in a squeezable tube, making it easy to apply and use without wasting product
  • smooth application
  • great for those who want a light coverage, or something that just evens skintone
  • contains some skin-repairing ingredients

Drawbacks
  • the dewy finish can be too shiny for some, it's better to use powder 
  • can separate after a while, so shake well before use
  • isn't medium or high coverage and doesn't cover flaws
  • only three available colours
  • you can definitely smell the sunscreen, but this isn't a huge drawback for me

As this BB cream only comes in three colours, I chose medium (the darkest) which seems isn't yellow/beige enough for me, so I actually use this as a highlighter. It has a dewy finish, and doesn't have obvious glitter particles like a lot of products seem to have. This is a good bb cream if you use powder after, and just something simple to even out your skintone. Or you could use it for a different purpose completely, like me!

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