Friday, December 28, 2012

Revlon photoready BB cream review

Revlon finally jumped on the BB cream bandwagon, so I wanted to do a quick review.

I like the packaging, it's sleek silver and looks nice. It has a twist off cap, which is decent.

 The color I got was 010 light, which is the lightest one of the 4 or so available. I wasn't worried about a color match because revlon's fair colors usually match me.

photoready BB cream 010 light swatch:


This actually oxidized on me. When freshly applied  it looked ok, but after a few minutes it turned into an orange toned mess. I was not impressed. I could not wear it alone. I wore it under Revlon colorstay foundation (normal/dry) and the performance was not good. It made the colorstay wear off quickly and my face felt very greasy by the end of the day.

Photoready BB cream is another glorified tinted moisturizer. The finish is sheer and tacky. It's very similar to Maybelline dream BB cream. They both looked like an orange slick mess on my face.

- contains SPF 30
- contains antioxdants
- didn't irritate my senstitive skin
- not expensive
- moisturizing

- oxidizes after applied
- no colors suitable for very fair skin
- feels greasy, potentially pore clogging
- does not act as a primer as it claims
- rubs off easily
- very sheer

The only way I would recommend this is if you are looking for a very sheer tinted moisturizer, and if you have dry skin not prone to breakouts. I only wore this once and I felt clogs forming after. This did not impress me much. If you are curious, I'd say try Maybelline BB cream, because it's very similar in finish and also has SPF 30 for 1/2 the price of Revlon.

repurchase? No way

rating: 2.5/5

price: $16 CAD


Jen Bernett said...

That's too bad this doesn't work well. I've been hunting for a decent drugstore BB and had my hopes up for this one.

eight said...

Boo. I'm very fair as well so I guess I'll have to pass.

Porcelaine said...

Ahhh, I really hate that! I hate that 'western' companies try to con us into thinking they are bringing us new on trend products when all they do is replace 'tinted moisturiser' with BB cream. I hate my Garnier BB cream for it too (it's a decent tinted moisturiser but that's not why I bought it!)

Lexa Black said...

I had my hopes up for this too! I was very sad it didn't work out very well. I also forgot to mention it pills up into little chunks when you add more than one layer :/

Vicky Hoang said...

what revlon too?!?! i'll pass and stick with my asian bb creams :P

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Vulcan_Butterfly said...

I have had good experiences with Korean BB creams, I get them from Momomango, a website that ships to Canada. Too bad this one did not work out for you :(