$20 drugstore foundation!?

You read that right. A $20 foundation from the DRUGSTORE! This cannot be considered affordable.

Before you call me crazy, I did not spend $20 on this foundation. Thanks to my CVS ExtraCare card, I had a 40% off coupon that I applied to the purchase. This foundation went from $18.29 to $10.97. I think I can handle that. This Foundation just stuck out to me while looking for new makeup. Not only is the packaging different than most foundations, short, fat tub with a sponge on top, but it claims an insta-filter right there on the packaging. Yes please! 


From Revlon`s Website:


“Our newest flawless-finish foundation with built in blender so you have a perfected makeup look anytime, anywhere.”

Our innovative formula works with your skin type and evens and smooths your skin tone, to leave you with a  fresh faced, natural finish.” 

“Full range of high definition shades.”


-“Medium, buildable coverage 

-All day wear 

-High-Definition Filter technology captures and transforms any light to blur and soften flaws 

Who is not sold on the description and features of this foundation!? I think we all love a flawless finish and blurred flaws. 

I don`t agree with the “full range of high definition shades.” 12 shades doesn`t qualify a full range. The colors basically go from really fair (me), to kinda fair, to tan, to dark. 

First Impression 

I was fully prepared to be blown away by this foundation. I wasn’t. For a $20 foundation from the drugstore I wanna be wowed. This foundation fell flat. It doesn’t even have a whole fluid oz of product, only 0.91.


To use you are supposed to shake the bottle and twist the bottom to get the foundation out. It took awhile to get any product out. I am also not a huge fan of the sponge, I think it was a good concept but I prefer a pump or even the little spatula the Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation has. Plus, once you use it you are going to have this dirty foundation filled sponge just sitting there.


I tried applying it with both a brush, I used the Morphe M439, and the Real Techniques sponge. I surprisingly liked it better with a brush, I usually prefer a sponge. I also felt like I had to use a lot of product just to get a fair amount of coverage from this foundation. 

Since I am pretty fair, I got 110 Ivory and it matches my skin pretty well. The foundation hasn`t oxidized and hasn`t broken up. Thankfully! I have pretty oily skin, but since it is winter and the air is drier, I am getting patches of dry skin. I immediately noticed the foundation clung to my dry patches, not a cute look. So if you have pretty dry skin I don`t think you will like this foundation. 

My overall first impression of this foundation, is I wouldn`t recommend it. I especially wouldn`t pay full price for it. If you want to give it a try and see what you think, definitely find a coupon for it. I am going to keep trying it and see how it wears throughout the day. I have tried foundations before that I didn`t immediately like and now they are some of my favorites, so there is still hope. 

If you are looking for a good, affordable drugstore foundation check out my post about my Current Go-To Affordable Foundation.  

I would love to know your thoughts if you have tried this foundation! 

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xo~Madison M. 


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