$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! 

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From Revlon`s Website:

Description 

“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.”

Features 

-“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.

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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.

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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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