Revlon PhotoReady Two Way Powder Foundation: A Brief Review

The weather has been crazy hot lately and I have replaced my liquid foundations with powder foundations. I have been alternating between Dior and Revlon, and since I haven’t talked about Revlon much, I thought it would be good to share my thoughts now. I think it is fair for me to say that this is THE ONLY Revlon foundation shade that sort of matches me, albeit still darker.


I have been using the Revlon PhotoReady Two Way Powder Foundation for more than 2 months now. The shade I use is Natural Ochre and if it was one tone lighter, it would be perfect. The compact is encased in black plastic, which doesn’t feel cheap. There is a sponge included in the casing which can be useful when I don’t have a face brush with me. I prefer to use brushes because it is faster and easier, and also more hygienic. I don’t know why, a dirty sponge irks me.



The powder is quite finely milled, and even when I dust my brush on it, there is not much powder flying everywhere. This foundation can also be used wet, but I prefer using it dry. This powder goes on evenly and doesn’t cake. It controls oil quite well but by the 5th hour, touching up is necessary. I have some freckles and sometimes little breakouts, and this powder does the job to cover redness. It does not conceal everything, and I’m happy to leave it at that, keeping things more natural. Should I wear concealer, I dab some before applying this powder foundation. When I want more coverage, sometimes, I do use this powder over liquid foundation. This enhances staying power as well. This powder has SPF19 but it doesn’t give me a whitish cast in photos.

Revlon PhotoReady Two Way Powder Foundation retails for RM69.00 and is widely available. I bought mine at Sasa. Have you tried this before? I think there is a promotion this month where you buy one and get a refill for free. Correct me if I’m wrong, but you might want to keep an eye on that.

What is your foundation of choice? Liquid or powder?


xoxo Lily