Review: Revlon Photoready BB Cream with SPF 30

Review Revlon BB Cream

Review: Revlon Photoready BB Cream (Rated 3.3/5 stars on Makeup Alley)

Here’s a quick review of a BB cream from one of our favorite drugstore (or in the Philippines, we refer to them as department store) brands, Revlon. Revlon Photoready BB Cream has been out in the market for quite a while now that I wonder if anyone’s still using it other than myself! But I haven’t gotten my hands on any BB cream for months now, so I’d like to share with you my thoughts on the Revlon Photoready BB Cream.

BB Cream has boomed to popularity a few years ago, and I think it can be attributed to the boom of K-pop fame here in the country. Since then, BB creams have become widely available for purchase through online shops, as well as offline, especially in Korean makeup shops like Tony Moly, Etude House, and The Face Shop. So far, out of all the BB Creams I’ve tried, my favorite would still be Dr. Jart BB Cream because of the heavy coverage it provides.

For the Revlon Photoready BB Cream, the packaging is thin and sleek, definitely easy to pack in your handbag or small purse. It comes with a twist-on cap which ensures that the product does not spill. It’s also SPF 30, which provides protection from harmful UV Rays. In a nutshell, here are the things I liked and did not like about Revlon Photoready BB Cream:

Pros

  • Affordable. Compared to BB creams from Korean brands which costs near a thousand pesos, the Revlon Photoready BB Cream only costs Php 580.
  • Packaging. Like I said, sleek and spill-proof.
  • Great for everyday use because of its light coverage. You can really feel that your face can breathe when using this over the usual foundations
  • Yellow-toned. Korean BB creams tend to have a pink tone, which doesn’t really suit our morena skins.
  • Comes in three shades: Light, Light Medium, and Medium (darkest). Most BB creams only come in one shade
  • It didn’t cause me to break out. Hurrah!

Cons

  • Sheer coverage. If you’re like me who’s skin is still recovering from breakouts and still very much infested with acne marks, this product won’t be a big help in covering up flaws and blemishes. It is, however, a good product for concealing slight redness
  • Lasting power is only up to three to four hours. Afterwards, it becomes oily and requires that you blot and retouch with powder.

As you can see in the last photo, it was able to reduce the redness of my face slightly, and was also able to make my blemishes less glaringly obvious. I wouldn’t really wear it without powder, because it has poor oil control.

Will I repurchase? Probably not. I think that for the price, there might be a better BB cream for me out there. I find Revlon Photoready BB Cream a good base for my foundation, but not something I’ll wear by itself.

How about you? Have you tried the Revlon Photoready BB Cream? Let me know your thoughts on this product!-HANA

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