Over the next 9 months, I’ll be wearing a foundation a month and testing it out with various primers, application techniques and post my review here. I’ll also mention any issues when the foundation is used with cream-based products such as blusher or highlighter. Before we continue, I have oily skin, a few fine lines and the occasional issues with breakouts. I don’t have an issue with dry skin so if you do you might find we have very different results from the same foundation.
The four primers I’ll be using are, Illamasqua – Hydra Veil, this one is a water-based gel primer. Evelyn Ion Cosmetics – Green Tea Primer, this one is a water-based dream primer. The Body Shop – Instablur Primer, this one is a silicone-based primer. Revolution Pro – Prime Oil, this one is an oil-based primer. I’ll also go without a primer to see how it performs without any help.
Other variables include using fingers, sponges or brushes to apply the foundation to see if it makes any difference in the finish or performance with these methods. I’ll also use cream, powder and liquid blushers and highlighters to see if there are any issues too.
Revolution Pro Foundation Drops
Create a silky, breathable base with Revolution PRO Foundation Drops.
In 18 skin-true shades, this ultra lightweight, water-based formula creates an undetectable finish on all skin tones. Use a few drops for a sheer wash of colour or layer up to build natural looking medium coverage.
Apply with Revolution PRO Liquid Drop Foundation Brush for an even finish.
The foundation drops are available in a range of 24 shades, which is great as you’re likely to find a shade close to your skin tone if not a match. For me the closest is F1.
The bottle is glass but study and as such, you can see the colour of the foundation straight away. The dropper is good and allows good control over the amount of foundation you get out. As for that, for light coverage I only needed a small drop, a couple gave more medium coverage.
I love the formula on this. It’s lightweight and stays on the skin well with most of the primers. It worked well with all of them including the silicone primers but faded faster on those. It’s also not a full coverage foundation so that meant it looked more skin-like, leaving my concealer to do more of the heavy lifting. This is a good thing for a more natural look when not on camera, which most of us are not most of the time.
I generally prefer to apply this with my fingers, a brush and sponge sucks up a lot of the product, which meant more product to get nice coverage. I liked this better with a hydrating powder not because it’s dry at all but because the fact it’s a light to medium coverage foundation meant a heavy powder felt exactly that, heavy.
So I do like this foundation. I wish it was vegan but I might get it again if at some point they make one in a light olive tone.