Where do I begin... Let's start with the formula. Apparently there are sparkles in this foundation that I was unaware of until I put it on my face. Not good. I looked like I was ready to join the Cullen crew. I don't understand the logic behind this even being called an "age defying" foundation when, despite only 2 ingredients listed, there is sparkle/glitter that would only bring attention to any fine lines and pores you may have. Even worse is the fact that when you take off the foundation, the sparkle/glitter remains.
I was also unimpressed with the coverage and the texture of this formula is (as many have described before me) greasy. It seems like it separates (and I shook it well). Keep in mind, I have normal/dry skin so I can appreciate a formula that is hydrating, but this is not something that works for me at all.
One thing I like about the product is the packaging because it has a pump. While I do not like this foundation, I think I may be able to clean and re-use the pump on another liquid foundation. This product also has no smell (at least to me) which is a plus.
The thing that really made me vow to never, ever use this product again is the fact that it breaks me out... REALLY bad! And I do not have acne-prone skin or super sensitive skin, it's relatively normal and no problems other than some areas with large pores and hormonal breakouts every now and then. I'm not sure if other people have had this problem with this foundation, but use at your own risk.
Unfortunately, this foundation was a HUGE miss that I would never recommend. I wouldn't even give this stuff away.
When I was younger I was always plastered in make up however these days approaching my 40's I tend to agree to the less is more approach!
My friend bought me this when she bought hers from Amazon and she paid about £3.00 including p + p for each of our tubes and she did this cos she's always pinching my make up lol.
Just to be clear I am reviewing Revlon Age Defying Foundation however I don't know if this is the same one as on the top of this review page and its changed its name or what but it actually is called 'Spa 'as well.
My foundation came in a see-through plastic tube with a brush attached to one end of it with a see-through cap/lid that goes over that. On the front of the tube we are of course told that it is Revlon Age Defying 'Spa' Foundation and that it has an SPF of 18 included and that my colour option is 02 fair/light and that it contains 30ml and there is a little information listed on there in a foreign language too. On the back of the tube we are told how to use it, the ingredients it contains are fully listed and warnings and contact details for Revlon are also stated. This packaging does look rather cheap and the second time I used it I pulled the lid off and the brush got trapped inside of said lid and I had to pick it out with tweezers. However the brush is now broken and it doesn't fit onto my tube at all and so I had to remove the brush and use it as a squeezy foundation though to the top of it with the brush attached you are meant to be able to twist it round to on and off positions which of course as my tube is broken now so I can't!
When it first arrived I was pleased with it. Ok the packaging is rather cheap looking but the brush was soft, black and thick with the idea being you kind of paint it on and it was smooth on my face and didn't seem to flake at all. However for a light/fair shade this is a rather thin orange coloured liquid and using it with the brush meant I was coating my face in it and looking like I'd been tangoed and it was obviously the wrong shade for my really pale skin tone so it getting broken meant that I had to apply it with a cosmetic sponge or with my fingers which actually allowed me to choose how much to use and that I could blend it more.
This has a slight oily feel when being applied and has no real scent to it at all. A little of it goes a very long way and it dries comfortably and you can't feel it on at all once applied. However this is such a thin foundation it only offers light coverage and at the moment with no spots and soft skin it covers mine nicely to give nice, clean and fresh looking skin however my greasy t-zone breaks through this easily sadly and if I have spots or whatever it slides completely off those.
I do find that once applied though I get a good few hours of a light coverage from it, it doesn't clog or clump on the skin at all and is easily removed too.
I think this is a pretty ok day time foundation with its spf included which is great against any elements though I don't think its worth more than my mate paid for it and certainly don't think its as good as many other Revlon products I have used in the past.
Available in all good chemists and so on and in a few colour options too.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I have been wearing make up from quite a early age since age eleven or so. I have tried and tested all kinds of foundations over the years. From very cheap and cheerful to quite expensive. I had a voucher to spend on Amazon and spotted this at a bargain price. Please note that the foundation that I am reviewing is the one that has the brush inserted, however dooyoo has given me the go a head to carry on with the review here it goes folks!
Comes in a plastic tube with Revon clearly shown at the top of the tube. It tells me it is Revlon Age Defying Spa. The colour is suitable for those of you that have pale skin like myself. The tube contains 1.0 fl oz /30 ml of foundation liquid. This foundation has added spf 18 that protects your skin against sun damage that leeds to aging. Futher information regarding this product can be found on the revlon website. www.revlon.com
My skin is rather dry with a oily t zone. Before applying the foundation I moisterise my skin with moistersing cream this is very important to make sure your pours dio not become clogged. Remove the lid and twist the top near the brush to the on position remembdering to put it to off when you have finished ensuring not to waste any. Simply squeese very gentley a small blob on your hand. Use the brush provided or a sponge if you prefure. After applying add press powder or just the foundation what ever suits you best. Personally I find the foundation too light for my skin colour I am fair and find this far to light. It makes my nose look really greasy too. This is certinaly not the best foundation I have ever used. I will be sticking to Benefit in future. This cost me £1.50 on Amazon (I would have been so upset if I had paid more)!
I have to admit that I don't tend to wear much make-up and I only tried this foundation because it came as a free sample sachet stuck to one of my magazines. I always keep hold of those little samples as they are ideal for travelling and save me buying a whole bottle or tube of foundation only to end up throwing most of it away, if it doesn't suit me or my skin type. This Revlon Age Defying Make Up is the one brand of foundation that I would genuinely consider buying a full bottle of - even at the current RRP of £12.49. (That's how much it's on sale for at Boots.com in October 2008 anyway.)
There is always a risk using a new foundation for the first time. You need to match up the foundation with your skin tone, obviously. I also have naturally dry skin and find that most foundations, even the more expensive brands, look great when they are first applied but then start to dry out and highlight dry patches over my face! I prefer my make up to be subtle so dry patches showing up under foundation isn't the most attractive of looks.
I have to say I was most impressed with this foundation on all counts. I'm not so sure that I need all the age defying benefits of this make up just yet. I'm not quite 32 and don't have any visible lines or wrinkles just yet but I do, as I already mentioned, have dry skin which has a tendancy to be sensitive. I applied this foundation straight on to freshly washed skin and it just seemed to be absorbed instantly into my skin. I was surprised as it claims to be oil-free so I was a bit concerned that it might be even more drying than other brands I've tried in the past. To my surprise, there was no feeling of anything heavy against my skin and it certainly wasn't at all drying. Nor did it cause any irritation to my delicate skin (even when I committed the cardinal sin of not washing my make up off before going to bed after a big night out! Naughty me!)
Colourwise, this product is available in four shades; Nude Beige, Sand Beige (which was the shade I used), Early Tan (I wish!) and Cool Beige. My skin tone is quite light and the Sand Beige matched and flattered it perfectly. It was not at all obvious that I had foundation on - no tell-tale orange tidemarks, for example - but it did leave me feeling confident that I had a flawless base for the rest of my make up to go over.
The fragrance was also nice and delicate. It reminded me slightly of the smell of my own mum getting ready for a big night out when I was a child, which was a nice nostalgic touch. Once the foundation had been applied there was no detectable fragrance at all though.
The blurb on the packaging tells me that this product has a Sun Protection Factor of 20 - not that that's generally needed on your typical British outing! The product featured here on DooYoo mentions an SPF of 10 and also has slightly different packaging to that shown on the Boots website so I suspect that the product has been repackaged and reformulated slightly. I am also informed by the packaging that the make up contains Botafirm. I'm not too sure what that is, but my powers of deduction lead me to believe that it will have something to do with the age defying properties of the product! (According to the Boots website it's a combination of hexapeptides and botanicals so I'm none the wiser really. The bit I can understand tells me that this should reduce any lines and wrinkles within 14 days!) As to whether it does indeed defy age, I cannot say with any certainty but I did receive comments from old university friends who I literally haven't seen for the past ten years saying that I hadn't changed at all. (Although that is probably not the most robust and scientifically sound way of testing a product, admittedly!)
Would I use it again? Yes - definitely. At long last I've found a foundation that provides a flawless finish, complements my skin tone and doesn't leave my skin feeling dry and patchy. £12.49 seems a very reasonable price to pay for a product that meets all those needs and it might even tempt me to wear make up more often!
Update May 2009: True to my word, I've just been out and bought some of this!