When it comes to foundations, I normally don’t mind if it’s high-end or drugstore as long as my preferences are met! If you’re new here, you can find out my preferences and some of my most go-to foundations in this post and here.

Over the last few weeks, I have been testing out Revlon PhotoReady Primer and Insta-Filter Foundation.  Please read on to find out how they perform.

PhotoReady Perfecting Primer | £12.99/27ml

This is a silicone based primer with a light pink tint.  I find the texture to be lightweight and velvety.  The primer glides on my skin to minimise my pores and even out my skin texture beautifully.  Subsequently, the Insta-Filter Foundation goes on effortlessly.

The primer is oil free, talc free, fragrance free, paraben free.  It can also be worn alone on no makeup days.

PhotoReady Insta-Filter Foundation | £12.99/27ml


The foundation is housed in an interesting and innovative dispensing system with a built-in blender.  I must admit I kinda wrote the blender off at first.  However, with dabbing motion (same motion as you would use with a beauty blender)  the foundation looks ok on.  Admittedly, the finish is no where near as smooth and natural as with a beauty blender or an oval brush.   For hygienic reasons, I’m a little worried about the ease of washing the actual sponge too.  That said, the packaging is very compact, portable and you have an option to use the sponge while on the go.


Now this is where the foundation shines.  I love how it glides on my skin effortlessly, smooths out my skin imperfections.  The finish is natural and fresh with a lightweight feel.  It does impart a soft-focus effect thanks to High-Definition Filter technology.  The technology is said to capture and transform any light to blur and soften flaws leaving the perfect app filtered look.  I’m never really selfie ready and my pose is never right but my skin does seem to appear smoother and flawless.

The foundation has a medium coverage and is buildable.  With primer and setting spray, the foundation fares well on my oily skin.  I’d feel the need to blot after 5-6 hours.  The foundation starts to break down on me after about 10 hours.

I picked up the shade 200 Nude and it’s too light on my NC25ish skin tone.  I’ve tested it with and without darkening drops and the foundation performs in the same way.

Final thoughts 

Revlon PhotoReady Insta-Filter Foundation is a hit for me.  The finish is beautiful and forgiving!  I will keep on using it even though I need to add a dark mixer.

You can find Revlon PhotoReady Insta-Filter Foundation at Boots, Superdrug and various stockists.

Have you tried Revlon PhotoReady range?

Thank you for being here today!

Much love always,


This post featured products that were generously provided for review consideration. As always, opinions are my own and unbiased.


  1. 21st September 2018 / 7:36 am

    I love he idea that this has a sponge applicator! Great review x

    • Sandy
      26th September 2018 / 11:14 am

      Right! Good for on the go! Thanks so much for reading! xo

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