I kept telling everyone that I thought this was a tinted moisturiser when (if I'd read the packaging) it clearly says that it's foundation. Anyway, I didn't pay for it, Yinka had a giveaway on her blog and I won it..aren't I smart?
Here's the packaging:
Flash, no blending:
No flash, no blending:
Blended and flashy:
Blended and no flash:
So, what do Revlon say?
"A flawless matte finish in a refreshingly lightweight mousse.
Unique, air-whipped texture for a soft matte finish.
16-hour ColorStay Longwear for lasting perfection."
Does it hold up to the claims?
In a word, yes. It makes your face feel soft and once you get over the dust-face, it's a really good foundation and you don't need to use too much initially and you need not touch it up for the whole day.
Consistency wise, it is a pretty thick foundation to use (compared to what I normally use) and you do have to work fast to get good results but that's not really a downside because your human instinct (as you can tell, I've never been one to trivialise a matter) tells you how best to blend it.
I really like this as both a foundation and a tinted moisturiser (I tend to apply my foundation really sheer).
However, there are some issues which I found I had with it.
Revlon don't state that it is for greasy skin but I think the fact that it states that it gives you a "soft matte finish" speaks for itself. Whilst I used Korres, my skin was more normal than combo and I found that it if you hadn't practiced before applying it, it would make you look a bit dusty. I usually apply a bit of foundation on the back of my hand and pick it up with my brush and then "dispense" it all over my boat race. I tried this with this foundation and it was kinda hard to blend as it had dried whilst travelling from my hand up to my face. Then I dotted it on my face and used the brush, this too didn't give me the desired effect. Finally, I decided to just use my fingers and that seemed to work pretty well. I don't think the foundation will work too well with normal skin but you may have different application methods to the ones I mentioned above.
Another MASSIVE plus point is that it has SPF in it and not just some piddly SPF 1, it's got SPF 30 which is great. .
I don't think I will be buying this despite giving it such a positive review. Had I used this without using Korres I would have said yes. However, my skin care plan is to use Korres in the summer as it turns my skin into normal skin more than combo and so I don't need anything else to make me look matte. If I struggle with greasy skin in the winter/really hot summer days then I will definitely purchase this. The product is very good but I don't think it will sit well with normal skin.
It's not out in the UK yet, it should be out at the end of the month and it will retail at £9.99.