There’s something new on the shelves from Revlon – ok 2 new somethings – a mousse foundation and a primer. You should start seeing it roll out on shelves starting from the month of May.
The Revlon Photoready Airbrush Mousse makeup foundation is available locally in 4 shades, with 030 Nude being the lightest available here. The texture is that of a mousse. Literally! You squeeze the nozzle, and the mousse foams out and you then use this mousse to apply to your skin. It actually reminded me of the Shu Uemura UV Underbase mousse, except that this is a foundation while the Shu Uemura one is a primer.
The concept behind the Revlon Photoready Airbrush mousse foundation is that it is light as air and similarly sits on your skin as light as air. This mousse foundation sits together with the Revlon Photoready line, and co-exists alongside the Photoready liquid foundation.
Other than 030 Nude the other shades featured here are not available in Malaysia at time of writing
The Photoready line is supposed to offer good coverage so your skin looks smooth under any sort of lighting – so important when taking photos. As a result, there is no SPF in this foundation, because generally, SPF isn’t photo and flash friendly. You can end up with a white looking face as a result.
We were told that you can apply this mousse foundation either using your hands, or using a foundation brush or sponge. However, you are advised to dab this on on your skin for best results. Dab it on, then quickly blend it in because it can dry quite quickly – as mousse does.
The other new item to keep a look out for is the Photoready Primer.
The Photoready Primer comes in 2 shades – 001 (Perfecting Primer) and 002 (Color Correcting Primer). The Perfecting Primer is white and is transparent when applied on skin. The Color Correcting Primer has a pink/lilac tint and serves its purpose to colour correct and brighten dull skin.
These Revlon primers contain photochromatic pigments that bend, reflect and diffuse light and not only act as a primer, but also helps minimise skin flaws in any light and (here’s the best part) are oil-free, fragrance-free, talc-free and paraben-free.
I was told by the Australian Revlon trainer that the Revlon Photoready Primers are huge bestsellers in Australia where they quite literally fly off the shelves every time they are stocked. Must be quite something eh?
You should start seeing these new products on shelves already.
Does either product catch your fancy? They are already available elsewhere in the world so if you have tried them, please feel free to share your experiences using them, if you have. I will of course, bring you an in-depth review in time to come. Let’s see if they live up to their claims, yes?
Revlon Photoready Airbrush Mousse Makeup is available in 4 shades in Malaysia – 030 Nude, 050 Medium Beige, 060 Golden Beige, 080 Caramel Price: RM69 (or RM59 on promotion) Revlon Photoready Primer is available in 2 shades – 001 Perfecting Primer and 002 Color Correcting Primer Price: RM59 (RM50 on promotion) Availability: All Revlon counters starting May 2012