Saturday, February 26, 2011
Revlon's Photo Ready Foundation: Is it Really a MUFE Dupe?
I've heard about this product for a long time. The Revlon Photo Ready foundation. Is it a dupe of the MUFE HD foundation? Or is it really worth the extra $20 or so to have the original?
Even before trying out the Revlon, I have to admit that I was a bit torn. I'm a cheap person. I love a bargain and I will seek them out like crazy. However, there are some things that I think are really worth splurging on, and foundation is one of them. I've just always done much better with more expensive foundations and tinted moisturizers.
Overall, it was pretty hard to tell the difference between the two foundations. I tested both of them for well over a month before I felt comfortable comparing them in a post. I think that is likely a sign...
First, for a period of about 3 weeks (I've been at this for quite a while) I alternated between the 2 foundations. Revlon one day, MUFE the next. I thought for sure that I would notice differences with this technique. I tried them over different lotions, primers and blending with my fingers, a brush or a sponge. Nothing really stood out as an actual difference. Both had a flawless application. Once on, my skin looked amazing and you couldn't see the foundation. The Revlon might have had a little shorter wear time, though was it because I was more active on certain days? I wasn't sure.
So, I decided that I'd really go crazy. For a few weeks I applied MUFE to the left side of my face and Revlon to the right side of my face. That's right, I did each foundation on every day. I noticed that the Revlon is a bit harder to blend in humidity (it pays to wait a little longer after the shower....) and the Revlon is also a little heavier coverage than the MUFE. I do need to blend the Revlon a little bit more than the MUFE, but really the difference is about 5 seconds. I did note that the Revlon side of my face wore off about 1-2 hours earlier than the MUFE side, though since this was at about 7 pm.... meh. That's already a pretty long wear day.
So, are they absolutely the same? I don't think so. But, they are definitely extremely close. Get the one that has the better color match for you, which means MUFE for me.
I bought the Revlon, MUFE was a sample.