Thursday, December 9, 2010

AMW Reviews: Revlon Age Defying 2-Way Foundation with Botafirm

I've been a powder foundation user for quite some time because aside from feeling so light on my skin, I like it that it's low maintenance!  I can just apply my face powder inside the care without mess!  

Years ago, when I was searching for a drugstore powder foundation targeting the mature individuals like myself, I've seen the sleek, red packaging from Revlon and I actually walked away because I was worried how it'll cake on me or how it'll dry up my skin!

When it's fate, it's fate! 

Revlon Age Defying 2-Way Foundation with Botafirm says ---
Revlon Age Defying 2-Way Foundation is infused with Botafirm formula, helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles so the skin looks smoother and younger.  The product also contains soft focus powder that smooths and blends out skin imperfections for a natural translucent and long lasting finish.

Revlon Age Defying 2-Way Foundation also contains Vitamin E and Luffa Hydro-essence, to protect skin from free radicals and help maintain its natural moisture.

AMW says ---
Pros
  • Nice compact packaging.
  • Foam included is made of good quality
  • Huge mirror!
  • The sponge "compartment" has holes underneath which gives room for "air"
  • Refillable!  Saves the environment!
  • The shades are of yellow-tone which was said to fit most Asian skin.
  • No white cast or powdery texture.
  • Looks very natural on skin.
  • Gives a nice coverage.
  • Evens out my skin tone and redness actually disappears a bit.
  • Does not set in fine lines.
  • Long lasting, the foundation stays for more than half a day before retouch is even needed.  
  • Can be used both wet and dry.  Dry for light to medium coverage, wet for medium to heavy coverage.
  • Can double up as concealing powder.
  • Has SPF12
  • Feels very smooth and light during application.
  • Works as a great re-touch powder too!
Cons
  • Shades available are quite limited.  Especially if you have pink undertone skin, this will look yellowish on you.
  • Not sure about the Age Defying function as you cannot see the result instantly! 
  • Not widely available everywhere!  I think some countries do not sell these anymore!
Overall 
This is actually a favorite drugstore powder foundation of mine!  I know I've been raving about the Paul & Joe Dual Powder Compact Foundation but I know a lot of you are on a budget, then this will be my next bet!  (Personal opinion) 

Tips
  • Dry skin: Remember to moisturize skin prior to makeup application.
  • Oily skin: You can choose to use an oil control primer prior to this application.
  • Keep sponge clean by washing it frequently.
  • If you prefer a more natural look, use a brush for a more natural finish.
  • Keep in mind to purchase the right shade as you can either look muddy or too white!
  • If you chose to apply this dry, apply it dry at ALL times!  
  • If you chose to apply this wet, be consistent and apply this wet at ALL times!  
  • Do not drop this compact!
  • Never share your sponge with other people!
  • Revlon has sales once in a while, if you are on a budget, you can wait for sales!
Will I repurchase?
Yes!

To whom do I recommend this to?
Anyone who loves powder foundation!  This foundation actually works for oily, normal and dry skin!

Where to purchase and how much?
At local Revlon Counters for less than Php1,000 (approx $23.00).  Sorry forgot the exact price, will update the pricing soon!

The Shade I am using is 04 Buff 
which works for medium light to medium skin color


Applied alone on my bare face
I'm a MAC NC20-25, 
Paul & Joe #20/#30, 
Revlon Colorstay in Nude, 
Revlon PhotoReady in Natural Beige


My other favorite powder foundation is the Neutrogena Fine Fairness UV Compact!
So if you're on a budget and can only go for drugstore powder foundation, there are a lot of choices for you!

What's your most inexpensive yet effective powder foundation to date?

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(Note from Author: Product was sent as gift.  The review has been done base on personal experiences.  Please purchase at your own discretion.)

17 comments:

  1. sounds great! I love powder foundations too but they keep drying me out.

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  2. woot, michelle phan proudly states revlon is the king of foundations for drugstore brands.
    i'm currently loving the concealer from this line. i even Vlogged about it:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe5P4k_98z8

    and it's on my blog, too.

    thanks for sharing...does it look cakey though when used as a finishing powder instead?

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  3. I love the concealer in this range, and I have the liquid foundation for dry skin too, which is okay. I haven't tried this product however, good review.

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  4. Hey, do you think its suitable for early 20s babe? XD Thanks for the review, I just thought about this foundation yesterday lol.

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  5. Dodo,this one did not dry out my skin at all :)

    Marge, really? i didn't know Michelle states that! wow, nope, this does not look cakey when used as finishing powder.

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  6. Justine, I have yet to try the concealer on this range, sounds like a good range for someone like me.

    Babyadore, of course its ok! This is actually a nice prevention for young makeup starters out there! :)

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  7. ey Nikki:
    yeh, sis, she stated that in one of her on the go videos, she was at either cvs or walgreens and when she passed by the revlon shelves she gave that remark ♥
    i agree with you, a 2in1 compact foundation is great for people starting out in makeup
    thanks again for the review.

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  8. hi nikki. this has nothing to do with the post. i just wanna wish you luck for the coming Philippine Blog Awards 2010! congrats on being a finalist and I really think you deserve to win! :)

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  9. Marge, thanks for sharing what you learn here! :)

    Grace, MD awww aren't you so sweet, thank you so much!!!! :)

    Marge, thanks!

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  10. you're welcome.
    thank you for putting up with all our questions.
    thank you for continually having updates to your blogs.
    thank you for being super nice, reading your responses and your blogs make me feel i have a sister, so thanks for that.
    good luck on the Philippine Blog Awards 2010. yeh you deserve it.

    best wishes ^_~

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  11. i love my in2it 2-way powder foundation. no problems so far!

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  12. Thanks for the review. I don't think I have ever seen this one here which is a shame as I love powder foundations and this one sounds wonderful!

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  13. Marge, awww *hugs* you are one sweet girl! You don't have to thank me, I should be thanking all of you for being sweet, for reading my entries, for entrusting me with queries and for always making me smile ! :) *hugs*

    Crystal, I am looking forward to try it on myself! I've seen 2 super oily friends used it and worked so well on them!

    Gio, I know! I know it's difficult to find on the west because most of the people living on the other side of the world would purchase this online

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  14. Good day!This was a really fine blog!
    I come from milan, I was luck to come cross your Topics in digg
    Also I get much in your Topics really thank your very much i will come later

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  15. awwww kitams, mabait ka nga. i'm far from being sweet, and it shows with the way i write and do my vlogs, bwahahaha.
    i just know and appreciate a person who takes the time to try out all these products and take more time to really make good reviews out of what they've learned and yet be positive about it even with a barrage of questions and requests.
    this is why i think your blog should win. so ning, good luck, ha ~_^

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  16. I wanted to purchase a new powder foundation but I don't know which is best for oily and sensitive skin.

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