I wanted to put it through a pretty rigorous testing process, to make sure it really hit all the marks that are important in foundation. To me, a good foundation blends well, stays put all day (or most of the day in my case, since I have oily skin), and doesn't clog my pores.
I was sent a few shades of the products, but my match was the lightest shade, 120 Vanilla. It is maybe a tiny little smidgen too light for me, but it didn't bother me. If I had mixed it up with 130 Shell, it would have been perfect.
My honest opinion? I actually really like this foundation. And I'm one picky foundation wearer. I'll tell you why. First off, it covers my redness/blemishes really well, all while still not feeling heavy. You can see the different in the pictures below. It is quite long wearing - I have quite oily skin, so I can't say it stays on perfectly all day (nothing does) but it doesn't break down some foundations might during the day, which, to me, is a really good thing. It also stays on much better with powder throughout the day.
If I were to pick on this foundation, and find it some nit-picky flaws, I'd say that it is perhaps not the easiest foundation to blend. I personally like to blend my foundation with a stippling brush, and this foundation sit much better on the skin if you apply it with your hands. The warmth of my hands gave the foundation a beautiful even finish while a stippling takes a bit more work to get the same finish. Also, since this foundation lasts pretty well on the skin, it's really important to cleanse your skin properly every night. You will not get this foundation off with face wash - you need to use a makeup remover prior to cleansing. I always do this to make sure I get everything off my face, but this foundation tends to stick, so I'm mentioning it because it's an important step to warding off clogged pores.
Like I mentioned, most of my redness (and some of my freckles, but not all of them thankfully!) was covered by this foundation, but the foundation also lives up to its name in being light on the face. However, I do have to say that it is not AS light as my Bourgeois Healthy Mix foundation, but in all my foundations, it is the closest match in terms of feel, wear and application. Anything that is similar to my trusty Bourgeois is good!
These are the products I've used in the "full makeup" face.
I used my Revlon Nearly Naked* foundation in 120 Vanilla, then set my brows in place with the Essence brow gel (suggested by Christine over at Little Red Bow), lightly contoured by face with the Sleek Contour palette in Light, and applied the Shu Uemura blush in M Pink 31 on the apples of my cheeks. For eyes, I used the Revlon Photoready Eyeshadow* palette in Metropolitan's darkest shade all over my lid, and applied the glittery shade on top, in the middle of my lid. I quite liked this look! To finish off, I used the Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes in 23L on my waterline, and smudged in my inner corners and topped it off with a sampler of Benefit's They're Real mascara. One swipe of Revlon's Lip Butter in Peach Parfait* and I was good to go!
I hope you enjoyed this review and that I was thorough enough to give you an idea of whether you'd like this foundation or not. My take is that for a drugstore foundation, it's really really good. And if you're looking to cut some corners in your beauty budget, this is a good option!
Have a great day!
* I have received this product for consideration but my opinions are always my own. I am not being compensated for this review and I always strive to review products with honesty.