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.

Likes:

  • Pink champagne color is beautiful

Dislikes:

  • 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


Overall:
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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7 comments:

  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

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    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 :/

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  2. 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!

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

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

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  5. 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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