I honestly don't remember the last time I tried a Revlon foundation, and so with their latest offering, the Revlon Photoready Candid collection, I was looking forward to trying it out. The collection comprises of a foundation, concealer and setting powder.
The Candid collection is Revlon's first anti-pollution range and is formulated with Vitamin E to protect the skin against environmental factors, including blue light. The Revlon Photoready Candid Natural Finish Anti-Pollution Foundation (£9.99) is available in 26 shades, which I personally think is great for a drugstore brand and contains 22ml of foundation, which is a little below the 30ml average. The packaging comprises of a tube with a push-down applicator, which is great for using up all the product and controlling the amount you are using. The Photoready Candid Foundation does have quite a thick texture to it, and I would say it gives a medium to full coverage if you are layering it. Rather than a glowy or a matte finish, I found this to give a more natural look which I really liked for a change as so many foundations at the moment have a matte or glowy finish, and this natural finish is perfect for Summer skin.
Moving on to the Revlon Photoready Candid Antioxidant Concealer (£6.99), you receive 10ml of product which looks very similar in packaging style to the Foundation, but this time you get a screw-lid and a doe-foot sponge applicator. The applicator has a bit of a bulbous end to it, which I don't think is the best for carving out brows or applying close to the eye line. Much like the Foundation, the Concealer has quite a thick texture, but it feels quite lightweight and creamy on the skin and blends out beautifully. Coverage-wise, again I would say medium with that lovely, natural finish. I was a little surprised by the shade range as I could only locate four, which compared to the 26 shades of foundation, it seemed a little poor. I opted for shade 010 and I would say this is great for light skin tones.
Last but not least, is the Revlon Photoready Candid Anti-Pollution Setting Powder (£9.99), which is available in just the one shade, 001. You get 15g of the Setting Powder, which comes in a pot very similar to most other setting powders, however this one has an internal lid, which I find very useful as often powders can get everywhere. The Powder does have a slight pink tint to it in the pot, but as soon as you apply it to the face, it doesn't add any discolouration. When applied to the skin, it feels very finely milled and so super soft and very lightweight, so there is no bunching up of the powder later on the in the day and it kept my makeup in place.
You can find the Revlon Photoready Candid collection at Boots here.
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