Saturday, July 17, 2010

Revlon Custom Creations Foundation Review

Innovative bottle offers five shade settings, making it easy to fine-tune your foundation shade for the perfect match. Simply turn the dial to adjust shade from lighter to darker. Lightweight formula blends seamlessly into skin for a naturally flawless look. Available in a range of skin tones from light to deep. SPF 15. Oil free & fragrance free.

• Apply to cleansed skin after your daily moisturizer. • Turn the dial to your desired shade and pump foundation. • Using your fingertips or applicator, blend foundation onto skin, starting in the center of your face, forehead, nose and chin blending outward.

*description and tips from*

I was ecstatic when I saw that my sister gave me a new foundation for my birthday. My MAC foundation (NC27) is now a bit too light toned for my skin. I am a bit darker/tanner because, after all, it's summer! :D

She got it in light/medium (030), which my younger sister told me they especially matched with my MAC foundation. I think it is absolutely perfect! Among the 5 shade settings, my skin tone is closest to 4 and 5. In the fall and winter, I will be able to use the lighter shades. I just love how you can customize your foundation shade to match your skin tone exactly. There is a perfect shade for everyone!

As the description said, it blends perfectly into your skin. I always worry that it would be uncomfortable to wear foundation because of the heat, but with this, it is not much of a problem. It really is lightweight - doesn't feel too heavy on my face. I think it is perfect for makeup pros and newbies alike. :)

I have an e.l.f. foundation brush, but I like using sponge wedges to put my foundation on.

I use one side to blend in the foundation, then I dampen the other side and dab it all over my face and neck to remove excess foundation. I have heard that it is really important to do that to avoid foundation setting into creases in our face.

It says on the package that you can wash and reuse the sponge, but I prefer not to.

What is your favorite foundation? Any foundation/ makeup tips for newbies like me? :D

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  1. Nice! I dont think I've seen that in any of the stores by me yet!?

  2. how sweet of your sister :) oh, yes i've seen the ads for this! it looks and sounds genius :) i don't wear foundation at all, i only wear a bit of make up (after all i'm only fourteen!) but when i do start using foundation, i definitely consider trying this :)

  3. Can't wait to try this foundation!

  4. JillieCat-- really? i think major beauty stores and even drug stores should have this. :D

    CHANTELLE-- i only started really wearing makeup around 18-19. enjoy being fourteen! :D

    Emy-- i hope you like it too! :D

  5. this is really cool! i've seen those before but was skeptical about the dial thing..but i think i will give this a try one day when mine is done! btw i'm using Maybelline Liquid Dream Mousse and it goes on the skin like dream! not kidding, i was surprised by the quality, afterall i've heard great things about it.
    thanks for stopping on my blog and commenting. :)

  6. StuddedLilly-- the dial thing actually works fine. i've been wanting to try dream mousse too. i think i'm gonna get that one too sometime soon. thanks for the recommendation! :)

  7. My friend uses this in her kit and she loves it as well. As for foundation tips, remember to always start off light and build the foundation to your desire. Also if you don't want to feel like you're wearing too much, I'd say conceal any blemishes & dark spots first so that you don't have to put much foundation on and it'll look more like your skin instead of a mask of foundation. =)

  8. This is a very good product review! I saw this foundation once, but didnt buy it coz i'm not so sure about the dial, so i got another one w/c i posted on my blog.

    nice post!

  9. I'm glad that you are enjoying this foundation, Mimi!:D My favorite will always be MAC but recently, I've been using Revlon PhotoReady.:D

    Tips: Tone. Moisturize. Conceal. Put on foundation. Blend well. Set with a powder.:D
    Beauty. Fashion. Interior Design.
    & Life According to Marie.

  10. that's so sweet of your sister to give you this foundation as a gift. :) it's really neat how you can customize the color to your skintone. i should try this one too. :) i already like revlon's photoready a lot. since i was impressed with that (which is from revlon too), i for sure am going to get this one next if i find it. :D

    thank you for the foundation tip about dampening the sponge to remove excess. that really comes in handy for a nicely blended look. :D

  11. I'm always thankful for some advice concerning makeup :) I am such a newbie too! :D About a month ago I bought my 1st powder ever! :D I'm still practising ...

  12. Great review!

    I rarely use foundation; but I just found out that my absolute favorite one - by Maybelline - has been discontinued. Therefore, I am now on the hunt for a new favorite!! :)

  13. KrySTYLES-- thanks for the tip! :D

    shineyglam-- the dial works good. :D

    Marie-- thank you for the great tips! i go by them now. :D

    Jannie-- i've been hearing so many good things about revlon photoready. :D

    Susi-- aww, susi! we'll learn together! ;)

    Erika-- this might become your new favorite. ;)

  14. Oh, interesting! Thanks for the review :)

  15. Cool review! I use Revlon colorstay. I apply with a sponge too.

  16. Hmm this looks interesting, I always see it in my drugstore but never tried! I love using sponges for my makeup too :) x

  17. Great review...might give it a try!

  18. Ooh this sounds awesome, I have been having the same summer foundation issues recently. Hope we can get it over here in the UK! And thanks for the tag, after a bit of a blog break I am getting around to posting it, promise :)


  19. Wow that sounds really interesting. Have you noticed how long it lasts or if it gets oily over time?

    I've been using a mineral powder. Still search for the best option for my skin.

  20. this foundation sounds so awesome! do they sell it at Target? i think i may want to try this revlon foundation.

  21. You have a lovely sister! And this foundation sounds ingenious. Love it. I also love your background and the color of your blog. Gorgeous.


    p.s. thanks for your comments! Sorry it took so long to get back to you. I have bee out of town for lil bit.

  22. Thanks for the great advice! I haven't used Revon before, but may have to start!

    xo Marcie

  23. your blog is really interesting, I'm your new follower!
    I hope you will visit my blog and follow back if you like!

  24. Frenchy-- :D

    Ariel-- i think sponges are great. :)

    The Zhush-- hope it works out for you too! :)

    Charly-- you're welcome! and i'm pretty sure it's available over there too. :)

    Lisa-- it lasts for quite a few hours. mineral powder is good too. :)

    Cheryl-- hmm, i think target has it too. :D

    Rachael-- thank you! and thanks for stopping by! :)

    Marcie-- you're welcome! :)

    Cristiana C.-- thank you! and of course i'll visit your blog too! :)

  25. i really think this is cool. i wanna try it too:D

  26. Carrie-- i think this would work well for you too! :)

  27. Mimi this looks tempting to try! I might pick it up at the drugstore, hopefully they have some here in Canada.

    Btw dear, I created a new blog cuz I will be deleting my old one, please follow me there if you can:

    Thank you,

  28. I had this foundation, and I liked it, but I barley saw the difference in shade. I think if they added and compartment with an even darker shade then this foundation would be perfect.

  29. Irene-- thanks for sharing your new blog with me! :)

    Dizzy-- hmmm, yeah. i guess i didn't notice that because i'm not really used to putting foundation on. good point, though! :)