Revlon Age Defying Foundation VERSUS Photoready Airbrush Effect Foundation, also from Revlon. I have been sitting with this post in my drafts since June!
Honestly. I have been wanting to write up this review but both are so fabulous. Turns out this will probably be more of a “why I love these products” than a “which is better” post.
I have posted a full review on the Photoready foundation before, as well as including it in Favourites posts before. It is my all time best Revlon foundation.
At the Revlon event earlier in the year, we were all requested (or more so, challenged) to hand pick 10 items to review. I – obviously – stocked up on my beloved Photoready, but I also convinced myself to try out some other Revlon foundations. Cue, the Age Defying Foundation, stage left.
The coolio twisted glass bottle has caught my eye many times in Clicks. I just never saw any reason to stray! So I was very curious to try this one out.
The Age Defying Foundation is totally comparable to the Photoready. The main marketing difference is that the Age Defying is targeted at more mature skin, as it is meant to contain lifting and firming benefits. The formula also includes a Triple Lift Complex, targeted to contour and tighten skin. I could use that contouring, yes thanks! This range is also available in nine shades, which is pretty good and the shades match up almost spot on with other Revlon shades.
The foundation is definitely a mixture between dewy and matte. I can’t actually pinpoint it – it’s very interchangeable. If you use a misting spray you can achieve a really dewy look. However, when I bake with loads of powder it takes on a very mattified finish.
In terms of skin types, I would say both of these are for normal to combo skin. I know that the Photoready does not work well for ladies with oily skin for sure, and the Age Defying is very similar. Both foundations are quite long lasting, and you can definitely get a full day’s wear out of them. They also work perfectly with setting powder and setting sprays.
As I said multiple times already, the Photoready is still my favourite. If it was to be discontinued one day – a VERY sad day indeed – then I could happily switch to Age Defying. The one thing the Age Defying Foundation has that trumps Photoready is the absence of shimmer.
The Age Defying Foundation from Revlon can be purchased at Clicks and Foschini stores for around R320.