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Why I bought this foundation?
I bought this foundation along with several others when nothing would combat oiliness in my t-zone. Out of six foundations from Clinique, Estee Lauder, Max- Factor, No 7 and others this was the only foundation that stayed on for more than 5 hours which is a real result for my skin. I always want to try the premium brand foundations but they always end up being a waste of money and I resort back to this foundation. However the adverts of this foundation claim to it lasting for 16 hours! Which I have to say is a real con, there is no way it even lasted half that amount of time.
What does this foundation do?
Stops oiliness seeping through your foundation, It gives a natural moderate finish which is perfect for me and also contains SPF 15 which is great for protecting the skin in the summer.
The one I am reviewing here is for oily/combination skin however they do have the same foundation for normal to dry skin. Although this foundation as I stated is for oily/combination skin it doesn’t dry my skin out with excess use which is another flaw of many foundations for oilier skins.
The foundation comes in a wide range of colours (9 shades) from lightest to darkest they come as:
My skin is extremely fair and I tend to only be able to wear foundations that have a very neutral undertone or do not have an undertone at all. These are quite rare for light foundations because they tend to have a very pink undertone. Luckily for me ivory has a very neutral undertone, yet it is not such a porcelain colour to make me look ill. It is just right.
The foundation goes on with a flawless finish with a foundation brush or sponge. Also as the name of this foundation states: it is a long wearing foundation and the colour does not get darker throughout the day as oil seeps through the foundation (this is a classic flaw of many foundations- but not this one!)
It is a reasonable price RRP: £11.99 for 30ml. And there are usually many offers on throughout the year on Revlon like 3 for 2 in the major stockists like Boots and Superdrug which makes this foundation very cheap.
The only disappointment was that I did need to touch up with a mattifying powder after 5 hours of wear and I still needed to wear a concealer. However this is probably because I have been used to wearing Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation which is extremely heavy (like a mask) so I think any foundation I try now would seem to have too light a coverage.
Would I recommend it?
I definitely would recommend this foundation, overall it is a great buy because it is half the price/third of the price of the premium brand foundations and it lasts for much longer.
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