When Revlon met with me and handed me this delightful drugstore bronzer I looked it over and thought “Finally, finally…a MATTE mid-range priced one and it’s the right sort of terracotta shade”.
REVLON Photoready Bronzer is on the Revlon website however the U.S. site has no info posted on it (strange), but it’s there. It comes in one colorway “100 Bronzed & Chic” It retails at about $10.00 in Walgreens, but over here there’s an obvious “hike” at Php975.00.
I still have to understand why it’s practically double the price over here, but it’s certainly the best drugstore bronzer I’ve spotted so far. I’ve exaggerated the intensity of the application so that you see the true tone of it…I’d probably wear it slightly lighter. It can basically act as contour or like a “blonzer” for oriental skin, a good all-around shader. It hugely reminds me of Guerlain’s 4 Seasons Terracotta compact bronzer. Read “more” to get the full review, see swatches and photos in non-direct light plus a before and after application shot.
This bronzer by Revlon is finely milled, nearly has nearly no powder fallout, and at last, thankfully, no shimmer at all, a rarity in drugstore finds these days. For application it’s best to use a large, fluffy brush.
You can go “specific” with this bronzer. The left half of the compact is what I use when I want to contour, the right half is the warmer, terracotta toned side and I use that as blush or bronzer across the high points of my face if I want to look sunkissed. You can also swirl around the whole palette for a more balanced tone for bronzing.
It beautifully adds warmth to the skin and here in this shot I don’t just use it as a contour product, I’ve taken the right side of the compact lightly over the high points of my face and the left side of the compact was used for contour, and I’ve also used some of it as eyeshadow here. Don’t forget to take the bronzer over your neck, the top of your chest and the high points of your shoulders if you’re wearing a top like mine. I love that it doesn’t leave you muddy looking and this lasted from 9am in the morning till 5pm in the evening on me (one light retouch moment only at 1 pm, but I didn’t even need retouching I just decided to). By evening it looked just slightly sheered out but it was still on my face. Overall, a wonderful standout find from the drugstore.