Product Type: Revlon makeup
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For a genuinely flawless foundation
Revlon Age Defying Liquid Makeup
Member Name: jo1976
Revlon Age Defying Liquid Makeup
Date: 20/10/08, updated on 27/06/13 (239 review reads)
Advantages: Non-drying, absorbs instantly, gives great coverage.
Disadvantages: At £12.49 it's possible to buy cheaper brands (but probably not as good!)
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!
Summary: Definitely worth trying!