Sunday, November 24, 2013

Face Up To It: Revlon Age Defying Foundation

I don't know about you, but my most important makeup items are my face products. I have pretty bad skin with a lot of acne scarring and discoloration so it's important to me that I cover it up.  My skin is also really oily, so I go through about a powder a month. Today, though, we're going to talk about Revlon's Age Defying liquid foundation.

Color is 20 Soft Beige

 I was trying to get a picture where you can see the shimmer 
in this foundation, and this was the best I could get.

 I have to admit, this foundation is very different from all the ones that I have used in the past. First of all, let's talk about the packaging. It has a pump that I'm sorry I didn't take a picture of, but you can sort of see it through the cap in the picture. This pump is very easy to control, right up until the very end where you have to open up the foundation to get the last little bit out of. I haven't always heard the best things about pumps, so this was a nice surprise. And it's easy to unscrew and dip into when it's time to finish it up.

I can't vouch for it's age defying qualities, because I'm young, but I didn't notice it having any particular benefit for my skin or scarring.  I can see it being good for people with drier skin, though, because of the hydrating qualities I noticed. It also has SPF 20!
The biggest problem I can see people having with this foundation is it's consistency. This is the thickest foundation I have ever touched. Now, I personally don't mind being able to feel my foundation on my face, but I know that's a big issue for other people. I suppose that it must have some hydrating factor in it, since it's for older skin, so that must be why.  Basically, don't buy this foundation if you hate really thick ones. However, because of this, it has pretty fantastic coverage.  I still have to use concealer, but not nearly as much with other foundations.

Let's talk about the finish now.  This is not the shiniest foundation I've ever used by any means, but it definitely needs to be set. That being said, this obviously takes an extraordinary amount of powder to set.  I was not a big fan of that. If you don't use a lot of powder, this foundation is definitely very tacky and feels even heavier. As I tried to show in the picture of the foundation on the tissue, this foundation has an odd shimmer to it. When I first noticed it, I thought that it was my blush, but then I remembered that my blush is matte.  So, clearly it's not noticeable unless you are looking pretty closely, but it's definitely there.  

I like this foundation. It retails for about $12 I believe, but it definitely goes on sales.  I think you'll like this foundation if you're just looking for something with a ton of coverage and you perhaps have a little bit drier skin. If you hate being able to feel foundation thickly on your face, stay away.

Do you like foundations with pumps? I found myself actually being swayed to say yes!

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