Dec 9, 2013

Revlon Photoready Skinlights Face Illuminator in Pink Light

When I first saw this, I thought it was going to be something like Benefit's High Beam. This is a re-release from Revlon, the Skinlights line actually came out a long time ago. Apparently people loved it so much, that Revlon decided to bring it back. This illuminator barely showed up on my skin, I must say I am a bit disappointed.. especially after hearing all of the hype! According to Allure magazine, a bottle of this once sold for $100 on Ebay after it was discontinued!

There are four shades available, and I purchased Pink Light. 

On the left is a concentrated swatch, and on the right is blended out. 
I do like the glow that it gives, but I wish it was more noticeable. On the face, I feel like this doesn't really do a great job at illuminating, and the color just disappears. It's barely detectable, which is just not my style. It was also not easy to layer.

Claims: "Banish dullness and even out skin with light-capturing crystals and photochromatic pigments".
Finish/Texture:The finish is slightly glowy, but I wouldn't say it highlights. The texture is very thin, to the point where it feels a bit watery. 
Lasting Power: I don't think this really lasts long, because it sort of disappears right after I apply it. This isn't going to serve as a great highlight.
Scent: There was no scent to this product.
Packaging: The bottle is basically just a plastic squeeze tube, nothing special.
Price/Availability: I paid $10.50 at Bed Bath and Beyond.


  • Pink champagne color is beautiful


  • It hardly shows up on my skin/effect is barely noticeable
  • Doesn't layer well/can't be built up 
  • Watery, thin texture
  • Poor lasting power
  • Expensive for the quality

This just isn't for me. The finished look I got after using this was extremely natural. The texture was a bit on the watery side, and I found that it didn't layer easily (which is a bit frustrating when you want a more dramatic look).  

I would only recommend this to those of you who prefer the natural look. I had high expectations for this product, so I think that's why it really disappointed me. Overall, I was let down by the quality. I felt that it was also a bit pricey for what it is.. I mean $10.50 + tax for something that barely gives a glow is a bit ridiculous to me. 

If you would like to see what this looked like on my face, please watch my video review! 

*I'll post  the link to it once it's finished uploading :)

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  1. OMG I am shocked by this.. I reviewed this back in the summer and you commented on the post back then! The formula sounds completely different to ours here in the UK as it's so concentrated! xx

    1. Yeah I remember your post! It looked great, I was really excited to try it. Maybe it is a different formula, because mine was really sheer. As you saw in the swatch, I mean it barely showed up on my skin!

      I've also seen a few other U.S. reviews and people said they felt it was watery, so I'm really not sure :/

  2. what!!??? sold $100 on ebay!!! o_0
    this is crazy!!

  3. That's just sooo unfortunately how bad the quality was! I'm not surprised as a lot of revlon products in the past have been hit or miss but this is seriously sad! I'm sorry it was a waste of money but thank you for sharing!

  4. ah man! I was so excited about these! That's a bummer :(

  5. Yess!glad you didn't like this as I already own too many highlighters and was eyeing this in my greed

  6. Barely detectable--but that's why I love(d) it so much!! I bought this back when it was out the first time around and it works amazingly well (I mixed it with a tiny drop of foundation) to hide under eye circles without being greasy, shiny, or sparkly.

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