This Product Replaced Every Single Foundation I Own

When it comes to foundation, I generally have a clear idea of what I like: I'm fond of lightweight products that offer a slightly dewy, long-wearing, sheer finish that still lets my freckles still shine through. I've spent the past two years going back to two foundations and use them regularly. However, one day I tried Revlon's Photoready Insta-Filter Foundation ($4), and everything I thought I knew about foundation changed.

Revlon Photoready Insta-Filter Foundation $4

A flawless-finish foundation isn't something I'd normally pick up, as I like products that promise me a natural finish, but I was pleasantly surprised as I buffed this pick over my skin. It's light, creamy and melts into the skin, leaving you with a smooth, fresh finish. The light-filtering technology gives your complexion a subtle sheen and also helps even out your skin tone. There's a built-in sponge (handy for on-the-go touch-ups), but I used my trusty Zoeva 104 Buffer Brush ($22) to blend this in. I find a brush easier to use, as it gets into all the small nooks of your face. You can see below how nice and natural it looked on my skin.

Revlon Photoready Insta-Filter Foundation review: Alyss Bowen at Wilderness Festival
Alyss Bowen

The thing with Revlon's Photoready Insta-Filter Foundation is that it's long-wearing, so you could wear it all day in the sweltering heat (I wore it to Wilderness Festival) and not have to worry about it melting off. However, it still lets your natural skin show through—something that's important to me when it comes to foundation. I think it's safe to say I've found my new ride-or-die product.

Want to shop my music festival look above? Keep scrolling for all the products I wore.

Revlon Volumazing Mascara
Revlon Volumazing Mascara $9
Fenty Beauty Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner
Fenty Beauty Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner $20
Charlotte Tilbury The Pretty Glowing Kit
Charlotte Tilbury The Pretty Glowing Kit $60
Zoeva 104 Buffer Brush
Zoeva 104 Buffer Brush $22
Nyx Glitter Paillettes
NYX Glitter Paillettes $7

Next up: Every time we wear these foundations, people compliment us on our skin.

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