So my curiosity got the best of me when I was browsing through Ulta a few days ago, and I had seen a video about on youtube. I just couldn't walk away, so I picked up the new Revlon Photoready Airbrush Mousse foundation in Vanilla (lightest shade) for 12.99.
I haven't used the original Photo Ready foundation, but like the rest of the world I have always been a big fan of Colorstay. So you shake the bottle, and the mousse like foam comes out. The stuff starts fizzing like a 5th grade science experiment. Never the less, I applied it with my knock off beauty blender (which is what I use every day). It looks like a heavy liquid or cream when it deflates. First problem is that the shade is too light for me, but they didn't have the 2nd lightest shade available. You have to blend quickly or you're kinda screwed. I ended up looking a little blotchy because I took too long. The coverage is moderate to heavy, it did an ok job of covering up my acne, but this stuff really accentuated the dry skin around my acne that is clearing up, so that wasn't pretty either. One of my biggest concerns was the "disco ball" effect that I've heard this foundation creates. I do notice some silvery shimmer when you look closely, but it's dampened if you finish up with a powder; it's definitely not as bad as I thought it would be. However, I definitely don't look 'airbrushed' either.
All in all, I'm not too happy about how much I dropped on this foundation in relation to the results. I do not see myself reaching for this product in the future because of blending difficulty and how it makes the dry parts of my skin look. I'll give this a few more shots and update if anything changes!