Jan 7, 2012

Review | Revlon Age Defying Foundation

I thought, why not give myself a new face in to kick off the year. Nice skin is needed even if the world is ending to get the priority to embark onto a spaceship, agree? #ProblematicBlackHumor #iAlwaysSay

I stumbled upon and was drawn to this foundation awhile back because of the name Age Defying - automatically aka more nourishing,  but didn't pick this up because 1) my "high end foundations are always better"religion 2) couldn't test out the color. However, I decided to give it a go when I saw this again from the last CVS sale. Reference HERE.
First Impression: I thought it was going to be too dark for me but it actually foams up into a lighter mousse once blended.  Its very very light textured, almost like an emulsion or serum that is tinted. 

- super dewy finish
- light to medium coverage 
- SPF 20
- nourishing (+!) with Botafirm - an exclusive line-inhibiting complex of botanicals and hexapeptide that works with the skin's natural proteins to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The products also have vitamins, antioxidants and varying SPF levels. 
- drugstore price

- medium lasting power, about 4 hours
- too moisturizing for oily skin
- no pump 
- color match, damn you drugstore products

On my skin under natural light | completely unedited as other review pictures
above | with Revlon Age Defying foundation alone
below | with Chanel Natural Finish Loose Powder, Nars Orgasm blush
I dotted it all over my face and blended it with my finger tips. As you can see the darkness around my nose and mouth, undereye dark circles are not entirely hidden with its light coverage. It also leaves a very dewy finish (which I love but big no no for oily skin type).

I am really picky about what I put on my face these days, esp face makeup, that's why I pretty much stopped wearing foundation since last year to stop the harm, and have looking for cosmetics that function as skincare. If you can get over the fact that this foundation is targeted for older skin and bear the risk of finding a perfect match without opening the bottle, I highly recommend it specifically for this kind of super dry winter day that you just want a little bit of coverage that doesn't suck the moisture out of your skin.

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