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Review: Revlon Beyond Natural Skin Matching Makeup

Posted Feb 06 2009 12:00am
As soon as I saw the ads on Revlon's new Beyond Natural Skin Matching makeup, I knew I wanted to try it.

This foundation claims to give a close to perfect color match to your skin and that was exactly what I was searching for.

"Super-lightweight formula starts off white and self-adjusts to your exact skin tone to cover imperfections and even skin's appearance. It provides a gorgeous medium coverage and semi-matte finish that looks naturally glamorous... never overdone."

Upon trying, I got myself a tube in Light Medium. No angels singing yet but read on for the review anyways.

True to the ad, the liquid out of the squeeze tube was white with teeny black flecks in it. As the foundation is blended, the white liquid will start to transform to skin color and finally, matching your skin tone. I was quite impressed with the skin-matching thingy since finding a foundation shade that matches is one of the hardest things for me seeing how I'm neither too fair nor too tanned (which most Malaysians are). However, I was still stuck in between Light Medium and Medium since both matched except Light Medium was a little brighter. I went with Light Medium to play safe since I expected the color to deepen as it oxidizes. The formula contains SPF 15.

Although the foundation is easy to blend, I find myself using quite a lot of foundation for just one face. Probably because of the semi-matte finish that causes the foundation to dry on the skin before I'm done blending it. I don't usually fancy semi-matte so I'd use a little more moisturizer when I'm using this foundation so that it wouldn't look powdery. Unfortunately, that also meant that my skin starts to look very oily after just a few hours. It would've been much cooler if the texture was more like the Revlon Age Defying Light Makeup.

Coverage wise, it's pretty light but when I pair it up with a concealer, the foundation complements it to give a heavier but still natural-looking coverage. The foundation is rather lightweight so it doesn't feel inches thick on the skin. Downside, the tube can get pretty messy because the foundation is quite watery so it's advisable to store the tube upside down.

All in all, I think this is a pretty decent foundation for skins that don't have much problems and just looking for a foundation to even out the complexion. The color-matching concept is interesting but there are some glitches here and there that need fixing. I'm a little disappointed that it wasn't magnificent and that I still have to hunt for a foundation close enough to Giorgio Armani's standard without the awful price tag. Or perhaps I should just splurge and end my hunt once and for all. *sighs*

Comes in Light, Light Medium, Medium and Medium Deep. Available at Watsons for around RM50+. I got mine at RM49 after discount.

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