Revlon Photoready BB Cream in Light Medium

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.


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Revlon Photoready BB Cream in Light Medium Swatch

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.

Revlon Photoready BB Cream in Light Medium on me
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.

Pricing: $10.99.

Have you tried this one and if so I am curious what you thought about it.


Note: Revlon is not cruelty free.

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Written by Kelly
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