Revlon Photoready BB Cream is new at drugstores now, and comes in three shades: Light, Light/Medium and Medium.
I had a coupon for Revlon whilst I was at CVS not too long ago so I decided what the hay, let’s try this one and see how it compares to all the other BB Creams I have tried lately. Let’s just say…it does not compare at all. And not in a good way.
So here’s the scoop on what this BB Cream says about itself. It hydrates like a moisturizer, smoothes like a primer, covers like a foundation, blurs flaws like concealer and protects with SPF 30 like sunscreen.
So I picked the Light/Medium shade because Light looked a little too white for my yellow-toned skin. This looks a little orange and dark in the hand swatch above but it actually was pretty close to the correct shade for me once blended into my face.
Wearing Light/Medium over moisturizer (ignore the wacked out brows, they have been waxed into submission now!)
I have a few complaints about this BB Cream. Let’s go over what they claim and my experience.
Hydrates like a moisturizer: Ok well yes it hydrates but perhaps a little TOO much. It feels fine going on, if not a wee bit oily. You can see my skin is a bit shiny in the photo above and that’s right after I applied it. About 4 hours later I looked in the mirror and holy moly, it looked like I smeared lard on my face! Ok maybe not that bad, but it was really, really oily. And I have dry/normal skin to begin with so…perhaps this isn’t for those with oily skin!
Smoothes like a primer: So it does help blur pores like a primer would, which is probably the only thing I liked about it.
Covers like a foundation: No, no, no. This was the least amount of coverage I have ever gotten from a BB Cream. It was more akin to a tinted moisturizer. Even on areas where I tried applying more, it just didn’t really build up much.
Blurs flaw like concealer: Nope! Like I said the coverage is really light so it didn’t really blur any flaws or dark spots for me.
Protects with SPF 30 like sunscreen: Ok yeah, it does this.
It had no scent that I detected, which I guess is a bonus.
Overall: I would completely pass on this one. There are SO MANY BB Creams out there that are really good like this one, and this one, and this one, so I don’t know why anyone would want this one. And just to let you know, I have three more BB Creams on their way to me I will be testing, as well as a couple CC Creams (Color Correcting)!
Availability: CVS, Walgreens, etc.
Have you tried this one and if so I am curious what you thought about it.
Note: Revlon is not cruelty free.