Makeup Must-Haves: Foundation




When I first started wearing makeup, which was about four years ago, I would test out so many products to make sure they worked for me. I have very sensitive skin and I break out pretty easily so it’s hard to find makeup that doesn’t irritate my skin, that gives me plenty of coverage, and that doesn’t cost a fortune. Anytime I ran out of one product I would rarely purchase the same one again unless it proved to be absolutely amazing. It took me a couple years to discover the Revlon PhotoReady Collection and I am so glad that I did! It was right before my senior formal and I was watching YouTube makeup tutorials when I was first introduced to this foundation. I wanted something that would make me look good in pictures (I know, I’m vain, right?) and I didn’t want to spend $50 on foundation at Sephora.  I tested this one out and I literally haven’t used a new foundation ever since. That was about two years ago. This stuff is amazing to say the least! Here is what I use from the PhotoReady collection!


For foundation, I use the shade “006 Medium Beige” and I apply it with a stippling brush. This product comes in several different shade and this one matches my skin perfectly. It doesn’t look to light and chalky and it’s not too dark that it makes me look like I just had an awful spray tan.

Pressed Powder

For pressed powder, I use the shade “020 Light/Medium and I apply that over the foundation with a big fluffy brush.  If my skin starts to look a little shiny throughout the day I just take a little of the powder and freshen up my makeup a bit instead of starting all over again. This is my basic skin routine for most of the year.

BB Cream

I just discovered the BB Cream just this past summer and it has been a life saver! It gets pretty humid and hot in the summer where I’m from and I don’t really like to use foundation because it tends to get a little heavy. Usually I don’t wear makeup when I’m sitting at home but since I was working in an office this summer I needed to wear a little something. This BB Cream is great. I have used several brands of BB cream in the past and I never liked any of them until I found this one. I use the shade “020 Light/Medium” and then I finish it off with some pressed powder. This BB cream gives me pretty much the same!e coverage as the foundation does in the summer and it also has SPF 30 as well, so that’s an added bonus.

The best part about these products is that they don’t irritate my skin. They are very gentle and they don’t clog my pores either.

I highly recommend these products to anyone looking for an amazing yet inexpensive foundation.

What are some of your “can’t live without” makeup products? I want to hear from you. Just let me know in the comments or tell me what you think of the Revlon PhotoReady collection. Haven’t tried it yet? Purchase some right here today!


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  • Great post! I’m always interested in hearing how other products perform and especially at my age (40-something), how makeup looks, especially foundation, is pretty tricky now that I have some of those dastardly fine lines and wrinkles. 😉

  • Thanks. These really are my favorite products I have used for foundation.