I recently was one a few winners chosen over on Revlon UK's Facebook page to receive a free Revlon Age Defying with DNA Advantage Cream Makeup (£13.99). I had high hopes for this foundation, because I'm currently switching between Make Up Forever HD Foundation (difficult to get hold of in the UK) MAC Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15 Foundation (which I really like, but find a bit shimmery for me, plus it's expensive). The foundation has definite pros and cons, which I'll show below, but I'm pretty sure I won't be repurchasing.
I will say I have a soft spot for the bottle - the twisted double helix (which reminds me of a Stila foundation) is pretty cool. Even my boyfriend thought so. I think it is meant to represent the fact that the foundation contains anti-aging ingredients as well as the actual foundation. Plus, it's good that it came with a pump - I've yet to buy a foundation without one!
Here is a pump on my hand. I got sent the shade Soft Beige which I think is darker than I would normally go for. The formula of this foundation is really light and emollient. It feels like a serum, almost, very fluid and blendable. My mum tried some of this on her hand and was surprised by the texture too.
This is it blended out. You can see, by comparing the two photos, how dark this is on my skin. I think you can also tell that is is a medium coverage foundation with a very smooth finish. I did find this easy to blend, it was smooth but not slippery. I think if you have more oily skin than me it would be greasy on your skin, though.
Here I am, wearing it on my face (and also wearing my work uniform, looking sooo fashionable!). I'm also wearing a little MAC Pink Swoon blush, a little mascara (I forgot which, sorry) and 17 Beehive lipstick. I feel like the colour looks really dark on me? Also, whilst the formula is pretty hydrating, I did notice that in my dryest areas (around my nose and in between my eyebrows) it made my skin look a little flaky.
My biggest downside, and the thing that will keep me from buying this again, is how shimmery it is. I know that the MAC Mineralize Satinfinish also has shimmer in it but I have never personally noticed it. This I did, when I looked in the mirror in the sunlight. Indoors it doesn't show up much but when viewed in direct natural light I looked sparkly all over. Whilst I enjoy a bit of glitter, I don't particularly want a whole glittery face!
If you like shimmer then this may be for you although I wouldn't recommend it for oilier skin types.
It's a shame, because I do love Revlon. It's one of my favourite drugstore brands and I've been so impressed with them in the past. I may have to try Colorstay because people seem to really like it and I'd like a slightly more affordable drugstore foundation. Any recommendations?