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.