Sunday, November 6, 2011

Revlon Age Defying with DNA Advantage Foundation Review!

revlon age defying dna foundation review

Revlon Age Defying with DNA Advantage Foundation

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: New Revlon Age Defying with DNA Advantage Cream Makeup combines makeup + powerful anti-aging skincare to help protect skin's DNA to fight the signs of aging. 96% of women saw flawless, younger-looking skin in two weeks. Lines and wrinkles are visibly diminished while skin is refreshed, hydrated, revitalized. SPF 20.

Sounds far fetched, doesn't it? Well, I particularly didn't pick this foundation up for it's anti-aging properties, as I don't have very visible signs of aging yet. You can say that I'm a fan of Revlon, and their foundations, so when I found an incredible sale on this new foundation, I had to pick one up. What I really liked about it is that it has a SPF of 20, and any extra SPF in my skincare is always a bonus (as long as I'm not being photographed.. white cast - eek!!)

There are eight (8) shades in total, which might make it a little difficult in finding your perfect color match. Lately, I've been sticking around the MAC coloring of NC20 and I picked up Bare Buff (the 2nd lightest color). It's a fair match, but it could use a hint of yellow, as it's more beige/neutral. I found the lightest shade (Fresh Ivory) to be very pink. So, very limited options for those who are very fair and for those with deep skin tones. If I was around my normal NC30-35, I'd probably pick up Medium Beige, as it seems to have a good balance of golden hues. Bear in mind, it may be difficult in finding your match, as the thick plastic bottle leaves a lot to the imagination of what exact color is inside. It's a little easier to see the color when you turn the bottle upside down.

revlon bare buff swatch

The consistency is very light and creamy - almost like a whipped liquid. It's very easy to work with, as it spreads and blends with little effort. The coverage is a light-medium, and can be easily built to a heavier medium. My favorite way to apply it is with a synthetic, flat top brush, such as the Coastal Scents Bionic Flat Top Buffer Brush, in small circular motions. The finish is in between dewy and satin. It's not overly dewy, but a setting powder is definitely needed to avoid transfer throughout the day. It looks really radiant and fresh on the skin. On my "no make-up, make-up" days I like using a small pump of this foundation and it looks very natural and gives a slight glow to my skin. This foundation does in fact contain shimmer (don't panic, it's nothing like Revlon Photoready or MAC Hyper Real). I don't notice it at all and I've been wearing this foundation all month. The lasting power is okay - 6 hours max before it all starts to fade away. Also, by the end of the day, my face feels oily, even though it's not at all (MAC Studio Fix Fluid does the same thing for me if I wear it for too many hours). Have I noticed better looking skin in two weeks? Nope. But results may vary from person to person. I'd say don't get your hopes up though for it's "promising" claims and leave that to your skincare.

revlon age defying with dna advantage cream makeup review
 To show off the finish of the foundation, I blended it slightly in the photo on the left and blended it almost completely in the photo on the right. You can definitely tell it's luminosity..

Unfortunately, I don't have a photo of me wearing this foundation, but I will update this post with a photo the next time I'm wearing it.

PROS: Lightweight, Moisturizing/Emollient, SPF 20, Radiant finish.
CONS: Color Selection: Not enough shades to benefit all skin undertones, Lasting power could be better, Pricey for a drugstore foundation ($15), Some may find it too "greasy" - especially those with oily skin.
PACKAGING: I don't have any complaints with the packaging. It's made of a thick lightweight plastic, so it doesn't weigh down my bag. Also, it has a pump, which is a major plus. The only complaint I have is that it's difficult to tell how much is left in the bottle.
OVERALL: Overall, I think this is a good foundation for those with dry to normal skin. Because it contains several moisturizing ingredients, it should be particularly beneficial to those with dry skin. Also, the slight shimmer would be beneficial to dry skin types as it will add radiance to dull or aged skin. Although it has good coverage, for those who need full coverage, I'd recommend trying Colorstay, as it lasts much longer without fading. I think this foundation is more geared toward those with relatively clear (acne-free) skin, so for those of you that would like to hide minor imperfections and even out your skintone, this foundation is worth a try.

Have you tried this foundation? What did you think of it? Check out Makeupalley to see what other reviewers said!


  1. I never tried foundation before, but I probably should! This looks like a good product! Great post love!

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  2. I tried this foundation and I love how it applies on my skin. (I use my Coastal Scents Divine Powder Buffer brush to apply it.) It feels so moisturizing and offers medium to full coverage; however, I don't like the finish. Even when I applied a setting powder over the foundation, the finish was too greasy looking (not dewy) for me. By the way, I have an oily t-zone, but everywhere else on my face, it's normal (not dry or oily). It also looks shimmery under direct sunlight.

    I also noticed that you're a fan of drugstore products. So, I think you'd be interested in the giveaway that I'm having on my blog (prize includes 15 items that you get to choose). =)

    My Giveaway

  3. Just out of curiosity, are you using a witch hazel, alcohol or other astringent products on your face currently? I know you've mentioned in other posts how your skin has a lot of redness. I'm in Esthiology school and I had a lot of redness in my face and never really considered that it was the products I was using that made it that way. With sensitive skin, astringent based products can make it very red and irritated. I've switched to a more hydrating toner and my redness is completely gone.

  4. I like the moisturizing and emollient part about it, I don't need a new foundation at the moment, but will keep this one in mind, wonder if I can find a good colour match, I am quite fair.

  5. I have so many mac foundations i never try other ones because it takes up so much time to use the whole bottle. maybe pass on this for me. xxx

  6. I'm a strict Revlon Colorstay lover but this shimmer of this foundation is appealing. I wear sunblock every day of the year so the SPF 20 sounds great!

    Natalie, do you wear a night cream? If so, what kind/how did you choose? I'm 21 and have read when you hit your 20's you should start wearing night creams and retinols.

  7. I got this foundation a while ago and love it

  8. I heard it makes your skin look flawless:)! But the shimmer is a big NO NO to me.

  9. I have been a fan of Revlon foundations for many years now and have had great experiences with all their new products. This Foundation I find is amazing, it has this glow to it and light natural feeling meaning you barely feel it on. I love this foundation and hope that they don't discontinue it.

  10. I have been a fan of Revlon foundations for many years now and have had great experiences with all their new products. This Foundation I find is amazing, it has this glow to it and light natural feeling meaning you barely feel it on. I love this foundation and hope that they don't discontinue it.

  11. I've tried all kinds of foundation from Lancome to Estee Lauder to Clinique to all the drug store brands. This is the absolute best one I've ever tried. It gives good coverage and takes ten years off my face.

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  13. not bad i just got it now to try on. i have a fair skin, only need medium coverage and i love the SPF 20 very good in the morning but the shimmering effect might not a good thing. I had just bought a Maxfactor terra firma eye shadow. i had just to look for a matte eyeshadow but then under with it (foundation) well look like there is a shimmer. hmmm, not so happy but then i will use it because of the lightness, flawless and radiant on the skin plus SPF 20.
    TO replace my Revlon Age defying Spa. (face out!!)
    Still need to find out the after 6. i had it set on Revlon PhotoReady compact powder wc with a shimmer also. i just discovered it now for 4months usage. crazy haa.

    See you later...

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