In my opinion this foundation is just ok, I've tried better for around the same price range. It makes my skin look cakey & doesn't have great lasting power, it also feels like I've got heaps of makeup on when I where it. I do still mix it with other foundations as I don't like to waste, but overall not a big fan.
It wasn't the best.
I got this a while back when I was searching for the right foundation. The first thing I noticed among application was that it has sparkles in it. i hate when foundations do that. I mean, some is reasonable but this was too much. In natural sunlight you could tell something was off. It looked as if I decided to pour some sparkles on a brush and just douse my face with it. The application was smooth however. I used my fingers to apply this. The staying power was alright, but I did find that it faded within 5 hours. The texture was also a little weird. It emphasize my pimples and didn't cover my hyper-pigmentation very well either. This is also a little pricey for a drugstore foundation.
A nice, natural finish
I think this foundation is really great, but it doesn't stay on as well as Colorstay. I actually switch between the two depending on the day. Photoready leaves a more glowing finish versus a matte one. The little shimmer in it doesn't bother me. Even though I lightly dust my MUFE HD finishing powder on to set, I find I get shiny after 4-6. It looks absolutely flawless right after application though and it blends so nice. I apply it with my flat top sonjia kashuk brush and it never looks cakey.
My sister recommended this foundation to me so i decided to try it out. I really loved it for a few months but then it started to make me break out. It does give lovely coverage and stay on for a long time, which is why i loved wearing it all the time. I would say the price it fair considering it does it's job! I still wear it every now and then.
I brought this in a bulk pack with the Photo Ready primer and a bunch of other things. I was a little hesitant to try this because I've read some really bad reviews and also because I'm terrible at matching my skin tone to a foundation, but this is awesome.
Nude matches my skin perfectly! I'm so happy that I've finally found a tone that looks flawlessy natural on me.
The foundation has a nice texture, a little goes a long way and between my Avon foundation brush and a sponge, the sponge gives a better finish (I've yet to buy a stippling brush). I have combo/oily skin and this works fine for me, it's Summer here so I'm perspiring a bit and this lasts 6 or so hours without looking too dewy. I set it with a powder and use over the Photo Ready primer, so if this can look great on a hot summers day then I'm excited to see how it will look in Winter!
I would buy this product again definitely, I'm very happy with it over all, I don't even really mind the shimmer because my powder dulls it down a lot, but I think the shimmer could give a nice glow in Winter.
It's a little pricey but because it goes a long way it's worth it.
Another holy grail for me
I'm FINALLY going to review my photoready foundation. You know a product is your holy grail when you can't stop coming back to it, and when you do, you wonder why you ever strayed to begin with. This product gets so much crap, and maybe its because it's only for people with a very specific skin type. I have dry skin with a lot of redness, but I have nearly no acne. My skin is a pretty flat surface, but it is discolored. If I use other foundations, like colorstay, my face looks cakey (even if I use the normal to dry skin formula). I have come to the conclusion that for people with acne, this product is terrible, but for people with just redness, this product evens your complexion and gives you a beautiful healthy glow.
Recently I have tried out several BB creams, and they do not give the coverage or glow that this foundation has. They are too wet. For me, this is the perfect medium between foundation and bb cream. It feels lightweight on the face, but it still definitely covers my redness and evens my complexion. There's really nothing to it. My skin looks unhealthy when I don't wear this foundation, but it looks perfect when I do.
ALSO worth mentioning- this is a very pink-toned foundation (at least in the lighter colors), and I have cool under-toned skin. Colorstay is too yellow for me. If you have redness or just a natural blush, this will look natural and healthy and blend best with your skin.
Good for Special Occasions
First off, I'm just going to state why I do not like this product:
-Makes my skin feel unnatural, and look cakey/fake
-Makes me break out
However, if I mix it with my BB cream, it gives it enough moisture that is glides on my face well and gives a natural, yet full-coverage and matte finish. Also, if I wash my face extremely well right after I've come back, I don't usually break out.
I know it sounds like I don't like this product, but it's more like a love-hate relationship. It is my go-to product when I'm going out for a special occasion, because it does stay in place all night and it has amazing coverage (under my eyes especially!), even when I mix it with my BB cream.