I have no particular preference to brand when it comes to face powder, I just buy whatever I think is good or on offer at the time.
Revlon face powder appealed to me as I had already tried some of their products and liked them before.
The powder comes in a black slim line compact measuring 11cm by 6.5cm and a depth of just over 1cm.
There is a clear circle of the front so that you can see the product inside which is ideal for seeing at a glance what it is in your handbag and how much is left. The snap shut on the case is also very effective so no extra powder escapes.
It’s not the standard circular compact but the fact that it is so long means it sits well in your hand more like a mobile phone sits.
It comes with a mirror in the lid but it is quite small due to the clear circle so you have to move it around to see which part or your face you are powdering.
On the bottom half below the powder is a small brush. The bristles are lovely and soft but the handle could be a bit bigger to hold on too. I have to say I prefer a soft pad to apply my powder when I am out and about, otherwise I end up covered with particles of powder and it makes more of a mess in the compact itself.
The actual powder – I have used better, I have used worse.
This one feels cheaper to me, I think its because the powder has tiny particles which seem to sit on my skin rather than being matte. On this respect it does seem to matte better if you use a pad rather than the brush. It’s supposed to give an “airbrushed” look “cover flaws” and “eliminate shine”.
AIRBRUSHING AWAY -
With regards to the airbrushed look I can see that maybe this is what they are trying to achieve and for go the matte of the face, if you like a powder that doesn’t feel like its heavy on the face than this might be worth a try. To me though it still feels like its just not setting my makeup completely.
The product apparently contains some “photo chromatic pigments” which are supposed to reflect the light giving the photo ready idea so maybe this is why it sits on your skin more than other powders.
I don’t think it really covers flaws to be honest, it is to light a powder to do that.
SHINE BE GONE-
Eliminating shine? It does do this reasonably. When I first apply it I think t is not going to but it seems to absorb the shine quite well and it is a fair period of time (a number of hours) before I need to reapply. Bearing in mind I do get quite shiny skin. The product is oil free and has a sun factor protection of 14.
The powder only comes in three colours, which is a not that great a choice really given the wide range of skin colours of people. There is fair/light, light/medium and medium/deep.
Mine is light/fair as I have quite pale skin and it does blend well with no significant lines noticeable.
***PRICE AND AVALIBILITY***
Available from Boots and some larger chemist stores and online make-up sites.
It is around £11.
Probably not one I would buy again to be honest. Given the price I don’t think it does a good enough job for my skin.
Review maybe posted on other review sites under the same username Siberian-queen©
When it comes to pressed powder it is something I always use every time I use a foundation to set it and to help keep my face shine free.
Normally I buy something cheap and cheerful however one day shopping in Boots I was looking at more expensive make up products than I usually purchase and spotted this and was drawn to the title of it being Photoready and parted with my £11.00 for it with high hopes.
The pressed powder comes in a black plastic case in the main with a see through plastic lid that flips open and close with real ease and it has a viewing window to where the powder sits so you can see it and in white writing on the top of it we are told that it is Revlon PhotoReady Powder, that my chosen shade is 010 Fair/Light, that it contains an SPF of 14, the weight is stated which is 7.1g and then on the back of the case contact details for Revlon are given. Open up the case and you are greeted with a large amount of round shaped pressed powder, a plastic with black bristle brush and in the case there is a real mirror of a decent size within that of which you can almost see all of your face in it. Nice enough classy enough packaging this is and its robust and informative as it needs to be too.
The powder is really fine and unmessy to use. The brush that comes with it is of good quality even though it is like a small version of a blusher brush and its very smooth and soft and washes up nicely too. The powder is firm set into the case and the idea is to use the brush provided of course though you can use whatever you want to, personally I use the brush and the mirror in the compact provided more often than not.
So like I stated earlier I use this over my foundation and find that it really does cling to the brush very well indeed. The colour of this is the right shade for me and is ever easy to blend however this pressed powder only offers a very, very light coverage and to be honest not enough for me.
This takes ages for me to get an adequate coverage and I have to keep applying it which is time consuming. I suffer with a greasy t-zone and this does help a little with that but doesn't cover it up at all and doesn't stop the shine coming through completely. It does set my make up somewhat and does make my skin look soft however it doesn't stick about for very long at all and slides off greasy areas within a very short amount of time indeed.
I expected an almost flawless look to my make up but sadly this provided me with no such thing. It comes in nice enough packaging and looks quality and is a nice blendable powder, with no fragrance to it and it doesn't upset my sensitive skin at all though for me it doesn't stop my shiny face, well being shiny so its not for me sadly!
Available in all good chemists and online priced at around £11.00 a compact and in a few different shades including translucent.