What Revlon says about their much raved foundation:
Finally, truly decadent makeup offers ultimate performance. The mousse-like texture feels like silk on your skin. And, the time release formula balances skin for a flawless look. All day flexible wear without flaking, caking or feeling heavy.
Price: 800 INR for 23.7 ml
Packaging: The foundation comes in a really heavy glass jar with a black screw on cap. I understand that they went all the way to ensure that the jar won’t break under any circumstance but I personally felt it is too heavy and the really thick glass casing is really unnecessary.
Foundation in a jar is always difficult to use. Atleast i find it messy especially this one with the white plastic cap. How much ever I try keeping it clean, invariably it gets messy.
Consistency: It is supposed to be a thick creamy consistency which wasn’t the case when I bought it. Due to the really hot weather in Chennai (and really hot is an understatement!) it was like a liquid foundation. It is a little like a cream consistency now thanks to my extra special efforts to store it in a cool place!
Staying Power: It lasted on me for the entire day and it didn’t seem to disappear after a while nor did it disappear when there was sweat. I wore it out on a trip at 8 am in the morning and the foundation hadn’t budged even at 9 in the night!
Coverage: In terms of coverage, this one promises full coverage and delivers just that! There is a standard test I do to see if it is full coverage in the counter before buying it. I have this mosquito bite mark (which seems to have a permanent place there) and if the foundation covers that, then bingo! full coverage it is! So this one surpassed the test!
The foundation blends well. On my extremely dry skin, it blends pretty decently for a cream foundation (which is usually a little difficult). I use a flat top brush which I bought for a whole different purpose for this and that seems to work the best. I tried using a stippling brush and a foundation brush but a flat top brush gives a more even and natural finish.
The only problem I have is, with respect to the choice of shades that Revlon had to offer! There are only 3 shades to choose from and I’m highly doubtful if that is enough to cater to the different skintones! I wish they had given that a little more importance.
I’ve used the foundation in the Romantic Blush tutorial here.
Final Word: A foundation that blends like a dream and gives you full coverage is like a boyfriend who can cuddle up and watch a movie of your choice! Both of these are something that you should never let go of! Revlon has really hit a sixer with this one!