A Reluctant Review: Revlon Photoready Airbrush Mousse Makeup
I am a snob when it comes to foundations. There, I said it. I’m sure you must have had your suspicions, but I do openly admit it. I am not born with flawless skin, and if you are, I don’t like you very much! So naturally, I have to be very careful with what I put on my face. I am particularly fussy about foundations and unfortunately, today’s post is more about what I don’t like about this Photoready Airbrush Mousse Makeup.
My only other experience with mousse makeup is Shu Uemura’s UV base mousse. I suppose it’s not very fair for me to compare this with Shu Uemura, but I couldn’t help it. First, let’s talk packaging. The metal bottle feels sturdy and cold. Everything looks OK until I used it. The nozzle gets dirty very quickly. As you can see, residue at the opening is unavoidable. This doesn’t bother me much, but what I’d like to point out is that it is very difficult to control how much product is pumped out. You only need very little product, and there is always a lot of wastage. I always get too much on the back of my hand.
Mousse. I expected it to look like hair mousse, like the Shu Uemura UV base mousse… never have I expected it to look like turd. Soft, squishy poo. Photos below show you what the mousse looks like. Left is freshly squeezed and right is after the mousse sat on my hand for 5 seconds. It’s not just me, trust me. Chloe and Ashlyn balked after they saw this on me. They ran away screaming “Poo!” I don’t think it looks anymore appealing if the foundation is a few shades darker. Then, my imagination got the better of me, and it looked like my skin was melting and blistering from acid, or something really gross like that.
OK, crap aside, this foundation gives pretty good coverage. The shade 050 Medium Beige was a few shades too dark for me so I got a friend to test it out. As you can see, she had some blemishes and marks on her bare skin (left) and one thin layer of foundation is enough to cover the imperfections. The foundation did not oxidise on her combination oily skin, but it did get oily very quickly. I tried this foundation on myself too (locked myself at home because I looked like Oompa Loompa!), and it got oily on me by the 2nd hour. Maybe it works better for those with dry skin? This foundation gives a dewy finish if you have drier skin, I presume. If you have dry skin and tried this before, appreciate if you’d let us know how this works on you!
This foundation, performance wise, is okay, other than the fact that it makes my face oily faster than any other foundations in my stash. That is probably due to skin type mismatch, so I can’t rate its performance down based on that alone. However, packaging is a turn off, dirty nozzle, product wastage and I really can NOT tolerate how the mousse looks. Gives me goosebumps!
Revlon Photoready Airbrush Mousse Makeup retails for RM69 and no thank you. I’ll pass. Have you tried this, and perhaps, you don’t feel as grossed out as I did?
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