Review: Makeup: Revlon Beyond Natural Skin Matching Foundation

by Paris B on · 38 comments

in Foundation,Product Reviews

Something new from Revlon comes.

And if you caught the blatant paraphrasing of MacBeth kudos to you! icon razz Review: Makeup: Revlon Beyond Natural Skin Matching Foundation If not nevermind, there is something new from Revlon that is at once gimmicky yet alluring. A foundation that self-adjusts to match your skin tone? How is that so?

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This is the new Revlon Beyond Natural Skin Matching foundation which I received in 210 Light and which you might have seen around in stores for about a month or so. It was just launched in December 2008.

The Revlon Beyond Natural skin matching foundation is quite an innovative product. Coming in a small 30ml tube, it looks rather like a tinted moisturizer.

When you squeeze it, out comes a white cream with little black beads in it. Is that foundation? You might wonder. How can it be foundation when it is so WHITE?! Ah, that’s when the magic happens.

Foundation matches your skintone

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Gently spread the foundation out and you will see magic happening before your very eyes as the foundation immediately starts infusing itself with colour, adjusting the subtleties of tone to match your skintone. Or so I’d like to believe icon razz Review: Makeup: Revlon Beyond Natural Skin Matching Foundation

What the Revlon Beyond Natural skin matching foundation does is turn from white to a colour approximating that of your skintone. You still have to choose from a range of 5 colours from Light to Deep. If it was magic, it’d come in just one colour. When I first spread it, I thought the colour was a little too dark. After a short while (and after I’d spread it thin enough) the colour sort of approximates that of my skin.

I did find that there is a yellowish-pinkish tone to the Light formula and it is a half shade darker than what I’m used to, but I’ll survive.

Revlon Beyond Natural is smooth and creamy but sheer

Texture wise, it is very smooth and creamy and feels nice going on the skin. Coverage however is very sheer, rather like a tinted moisturizer. It is good for those days when you don’t want to look too made up or if you don’t have many flaws to cover up or if you like sheer foundation. Otherwise, you might be disappointed by the coverage.

I’m comfortable with my flaws peeking through once in a while so I rather like the Revlon Skin Matching foundation for weekends or for days when I’m in a hurry. After dusting some loose powder over the foundation, its all set for the day. No slipping, no sliding. Not bad I felt.

Is this Revlon’s version of a BB Cream?

The Revlon Beyond Naturals skin matching foundation contains titanium dioxide and zinc oxide and has SPF15 which I felt was commendable. After thinking about it, I realized that its like Revlon decided to take Korea’s popular BB creams by the horns without calling this foundation a BB cream! Its a foundation and sunscreen in one, and its almost creamy enough to be moisturizer. And isn’t that what a BB cream is? icon wink Review: Makeup: Revlon Beyond Natural Skin Matching Foundation

The Revlon Beyond Natural Skin Matching foundation retails at RM59 for 30ml at all Revlon counters. A little pricey for something from the pharmacy, but I think its alright.

Pros: Contains sunscreen, Creamy, Lasts the whole day, Fun!

Cons: Sheer coverage, A little pricey, Light was a bit darker than I’m used to

[rating:3.5/5]

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prettybeautiful January 19, 2009 at 9:17 am

love the effect, that’s almost exactly like BB. but one more thing about BB is that, it is supposed to have healing effect, or whatsoever to heal your skin. so maybe this is why this is not BB from revlon?

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ParisB January 19, 2009 at 9:53 am

Hi prettybeautiful, To be perfectly honest, I never bought into the BB cream healing properties. That said, I have been using the Revlon for a week now and its doing pretty well as a tinted moisturiser!

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cat
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January 19, 2009 at 9:41 am

Will it be too oily? i am afraid it will cause break out

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ParisB January 19, 2009 at 9:54 am

Hi cat, I had no problems with oil. In fact, I did not think the cream was oily. I do dust a layer of loose powder over to set my makeup and thus far, its lasted well throughout the day. I did not breakout but I cannot say how other people’s skin might react.

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Shay January 19, 2009 at 10:54 am

Hi, I was a silent reader of your blog. Finally, time to speak up.

Yes, I agree with you. I don’t think there’s much healing properties in BB creams. In fact, after I used BB creams, I’m reliant on it. My skin is much worse than before. Pores are bigger, skin coarser. However, I cannot stop using it as I am too unsatisfied with my skin now than before. I just chose one which doesn’t clog my pores. :(

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ParisB January 19, 2009 at 11:25 am

Hi Shay, Happy to hear from you! I’m sorry to hear you are reliant on BB creams. Have you thought of weaning yourself off it slowly? Your skin might heal on its own over time with other skincare.

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nea
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January 19, 2009 at 11:01 am

i bought this one in medium. tried it at guardian it was a perfect match, but after worn on face it made me turn orange and dark and gloomy and i think u get the pic. but it surely is a nice little concept :D

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ParisB January 19, 2009 at 11:25 am

Hey Nea, I guess it must have oxidised on you! I did notice that the foundation has an orangy tint to it but fortunately, no fake Paris Hilton tan for me :)

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Natalie January 19, 2009 at 11:38 am

Thanks PB for reviewing this, I’ve a feeling that you might try it since you used to drugstore’s foundation. Less than average coverage is a good point. :-)

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ParisB January 19, 2009 at 1:44 pm

Hi Natalie, LOL I guess you all know me too well by now ;) I must agree with you too about a lighter coverage. It has its plus points.

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Nikki January 19, 2009 at 11:50 am

WOW…this is amazing! It is MAGIC even on photos! i’m glad to have a preview on this even before I see it personally! I have to check this out! thanks

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ParisB January 19, 2009 at 1:44 pm

Hey Nikki, Its super magical in real life hehe… do let us know what you think

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Shay January 19, 2009 at 12:42 pm

Yes. I am trying to.

Currently, I only use the BB cream when I go to work from Mon to Fri. On weekends, I just use tinted sunscreen. Sometimes I will mix the bb cream with the tinted sunscreen as well.

I’m slowly trying to cut down. But as my skin is not stable yet (on acne treatment), I don’t really dare to try new tinted moisturiser or foundation at the moment.

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ParisB January 19, 2009 at 1:45 pm

Hi Shay, Perhaps, as Michelle suggested, try to lay off the BB cream and just use plain sunscreen and mineral makeup? If you aren’t allergic to mineral makeup of course. If your skin isn’t stable, time to cut back and not experiment.

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aYu January 19, 2009 at 12:49 pm

I hate when the liquid licking out from the tube..nasty

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ParisB January 19, 2009 at 1:46 pm

Hi Ayu, I’m not quite sure what you mean, but I usually wipe off the tip before storing so I’m not fussed.

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Michelle January 19, 2009 at 1:00 pm

Shay – Interesting point that you brought up.

Many years back I tried this brand of skincare from Singapore (I won’t mention which one) which claimed to work magic in clearing up skin problems came with a very specific prescription…. NO MAKE UP to be used during the ‘treatment’. And voila!… my skin did clear up… no more spots. But thinking back, I think it was the ‘no make up’ policy that cleared it up.

Now I’m on to mineral makeup which is still make up but slightly better in that it doesn’t cause blackheads (I’m allergic to mineral oil & chemical preservatives among other things and most make up contains them)

Good luck in ‘weaning’ off your BB cream.

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ParisB January 19, 2009 at 1:48 pm

Hi Michelle, Thanks for sharing! Make up can aggravate skin problems due to the ingredients and with sensitive skin, its a lot harder to predict what will or will not aggravate. Most people with sensitive skin report good results with mineral foundation – still makeup as you say :)

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Connie January 19, 2009 at 1:57 pm

I bought this but it’s still in it’s trial period since I’ve only worn it twice. Nice to hear your opinion on the product! It’s definitely more suitable for light days due to the light coverage. It also means that I still have to hunt for a medium to full coverage foundation that matches my skin. I considered Colorstay but the colors were too pink >.<

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ParisB January 19, 2009 at 3:33 pm

Hey Connie, I’d love to read your review of it soon. Do let me know if you find it a little darker than what it should be.

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Celine January 19, 2009 at 6:40 pm

Hi, my first time dropping a comment. The foundation is definitely a creative one. But it is too pricey for my liking. I prefer something with more coverage :D

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ParisB January 20, 2009 at 12:22 am

Hi Celine, Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Yes this is certainly a foundation for those who need little or like low coverage.

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Fiona January 19, 2009 at 8:16 pm

yeah, it’s pretty creative, but i found it too pink for asian skintones as well. the light-medium shade is practically orange! eeeks. it is a cool concept though.

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ParisB January 20, 2009 at 12:22 am

Hi Fiona, You too eh? I haven’t tested the light-medium shade but orange is no good! :( We are not pumpkins!

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Ms. Blacklace January 20, 2009 at 12:20 am

Ahhh… SO basically it even outs your skin tone.

Have been waiting almost 3 months for my Lumiere lip gloss…. Have a bad feeling that my package was lost. Ohh…….. :(……

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ParisB January 20, 2009 at 12:24 am

Hi Ms. Blacklace, Oh dear where did you order from?

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miith January 20, 2009 at 3:45 pm

revlon’s version of bb cream; my exact thoughts when i saw this in Guardian, KK. But I would wear this over my BB cream as they tend to make my skin look ashy-grey. BB creams are great, but they are too pale for my skin color

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ParisB January 20, 2009 at 4:19 pm

Hi Miith, I do agree that BB creams tend to have that greyish tint to them but I’ve also decided I don’t quite like BB creams as I find them a bit of a marketing gimmick. Still, if it works for you, stick with it, that’s what I always say! :) Thanks for commenting.

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Monstro January 20, 2009 at 6:54 pm

This looks impressive! Maybe when I’m done with my foundation, I’ll grab this one–Thanks for the review!

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Ms. Blacklace January 22, 2009 at 12:22 am

I ordered it directly from lumiere. The cost wasn’t that much. BUt still…. :(…

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ParisB January 22, 2009 at 11:26 am

Hi Ms. Blacklace, they are good with replacements if packages go missing – write in and let them know. I had mine go missing once and I asked for a refund in the end.

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Dania January 22, 2009 at 5:16 am

Hi there,

It looks so light (in the pic). Does it good to cover up pimples or blemishes? I have used similar type of foundations (other brands) but…only for people who has flawless skin.

Any thoughts? Thanks.

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ParisB January 22, 2009 at 11:27 am

Hi there Dania, As I have stated in my review, the coverage is light. So, blemishes aren’t covered up unless you have concealer on. If you want to cover blemishes, best to look for foundation that’s thicker with medium-heavy coverage or a cream foundation.

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ying February 4, 2009 at 12:58 am

i bought this product when one of my best friends recommended to me.. and i’m totally in love with it!! i love using make up and all but i dont really want to look all made up to go class since i’m still studying for my degree.. so it workes perfectly well on me=) i eventually bought the premier as well! and this products makes your skin feels super smooth and tender.. even my boy friends likes the feel of my skin when i applied some on my hand to show him! one day my friends complimented that my complexion looked a lot better than before! so i really think its a awesome piece of make up.. =)

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ann February 4, 2009 at 12:31 pm

im so glad i found your website! i really like this product, but i worry that it’s not going to be sold in M’sia (i’m in US at the moment). this product is sold at USD 13 here, so to know that it’ll be RM 59 gives me a heart attack!

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ParisB February 4, 2009 at 3:09 pm

Hi Ann

Thanks for coming by! Yes Revlon is more expensive here compared to the USA so best stock up eh? :)

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X April 15, 2009 at 7:11 pm

I will not buy it again. It doesn’t cover well enough, it starts to melt etc. I’m disappointed. I feel sorry for the money I spent on it.

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azizah mohamad May 3, 2010 at 10:30 pm

hi,what is bbcream

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