Revlon Photoready Concealer in Light Medium - Review

Saturday, December 10, 2011
Revlon Photoready Concealer is a part of Revlon PhotoReady Range which was launched a few months ago by Revlon. I was looking for a heavy coverage concealer for my undereye dark circles and this concealer looked really promising. 

What Revlon claims about its Revlon Photo Ready Concealer 

  • All over face concealer helps erase imperfections and camouflage dark undereye circles
  • Full yet undetectable coverage 
  • Photochromatic pigments bend, reflect and diffuse light 
  • SPF 20
  • For a flawless, airbrushed appearance in any light.
  • Oil-free and fragrance-free

How to Apply

Apply under eyes and over any imperfections or dark spots, blend using fingertips in gently patting motion. Always try to select a concealer shade slightly lighter than skin tone particularly for the under eye area.

Price : Rs.700 For 3.2g, I got this for Rs. 630 from StyleCraze 

The Concealer

Revlon Photoready Concealer in Light Medium

My Take on Revlon PhotoReady™ Concealer

The concealer comes in a 6 different shades with SPF 20. I chose Light Medium for myself. The concealer comes in a stick packaging very similar to lipsticks. Makes it very easy to carry. The cap snaps shut tightly and won’t open on its own, rolling and hopping up and down in handbags. Let’s just come to the review. Like I said before, I was looking for a heavy duty concealer and this one works but only to some extent. It has a very subtle shimmer which gives a very soft glow to skin where it is applied.  The concealer is very creamy in texture and blends nicely with fingers. It does not dry out the skin where it is applied, unlike the Garnier Tinted Eye Roll on. One thing which troubles me is that I use it only for my under eyes and it stings my eyes a bit, though I take care to apply it away from my waterline, but it still stings. 

Swatch on Hand

Look how it covered my vein but completely, hence medium coverage

The Good things about Revlon PhotoReady Concealer:
  • I used it for heavy coverage but it can only give medium coverage. It looks layered up if I try to build it up for a heavy coverage.
  • Doesn’t settle into fines lines.
  • Can be blended very easily with fingers only. No need for brushes and sponges.
  • Suitable for my dry skin, though I think it will work great for dry skin also if set with a powder.
  • Gives a very light and subtle shimmer, making it a great product for everyday use.
  • It has a good staying power and lasts for almost 4-5 hours on me.
  • I can easily remove it with a facewash or cleanser. 
  • It has SPF20.

Cons of Revlon PhotoReady Stick Concealer:
  • Doesn’t provide heavy coverage and my under eyes look slightly ashy. Dark circles don’t get fully concealed. 
  • The price is on the higher side if compared with the quantity of product. 
  • Stings my under eyes even if I apply it away from my waterline. 
Do you think i am using it the wrong way ? if you have suggestions on how to use it, I am all eyes to read them and make it work. Do pour in.

Recommendation : A good concealer if you are  looking for light to medium coverage with a hint of shimmer/highlighter. Price is a bit on higher side, like all Revlon products. 


Viridiana López said...

I used this a couple of months ago, and I LOVED it! i don't have a really pronounced underyes bags but from times to time they turn a little bit purple! (When I don't eat well or I'm sleepless!) and I never had the stinging problem! Maybe you are a little sensitive to one of the components of the product! Have you checked the ingredients list?

I love your reviews! :) Congrats on your amazing blog honey! Keep it up! Blessings and kisses from México!

manya said...

Concealer stings your under eye area??? actually our under eye area is sensitive but I think yours is more sensitive towards some ingredients that this concealer has.I have ordered photoready foundation, lets see how that turns up!

Shrilata Madeneni said...

I rarely use a concealer but this looks good with sheer-medium coverage. I was just confused which one to buy , was thinking to go for loreal one

Prachi said...

@ Viridiana López, welcome to my blog. I do think i have extra sensitive eyes. Stinging happens with few kohls and eyeliners too, but stinging from concealer was surprising and shocking.

Love to you too,girl..Thanks for dropping by. See you around.

Prachi said...

@Manya, I get stinging from some chambor eyeliners too. Will wait for your review too.

Prachi said...

@ Shrilata, if you need medium coverage, this will work great. Suits dry skin also.

Zestful Uzma said...

If it looks slight ashy,I'm staying away, Thanks for the review Prachi :)

Prachi said...

@ Uzma, I would suggest that you try it once at a Revlon outlet. Maybe I got the wrong shade, so it looks ashy. It's a good concealer for dry skin and medium coverage.

Deals-StealsnMore said...

Looks nice, I think I've to give it a try :)

bhumika said...

weird that it stings..

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