Revlon Candid Foundation Review

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Revlon Candid Foundation
Revlon Candid Foundation

Product Description

Claims: Revlon Candid Foundation is supposed to offer medium, buildable coverage and a natural finish in a formula with “anti-pollution, antioxidant, and anti-blue-light ingredients.” It is supposed to be a hydrating formula without “oils, parabens, phthalates, synthetic dyes, and harsh fragrances.”

Price: $11 USD

Quantity: 0.75 fl oz / 22 mL. A standard foundation size is usually 1 fl oz / 30 mL.

Shade Range: 31 Shades

Expires After: 24 Months

Ingredients (from Ulta’s website): Aqua/Water/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Butylene Glycol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Polysilicone-11, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Ethylene Brassylate, Laureth-7, Lecithin, Magnesium Sulfate, Maris Sal/Sea Salt/Sel Marin, Methicone, Mica, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Pullulan, Sclerotium Gum, Silica, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Sodium Carrageenan, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethyl Citrate, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491,77492, 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).


  • Ulta
  • Amazon – Amazon is only “ships and sold from Amazon” for certain shades.
  • Target – Target has different shades on different pages which is kind of annoying.


Smell/Fragrance: It says it’s made without “harsh fragrances”. I don’t see outright fragrance listed in the ingredients but I do see some plant extracts and I do smell something slightly fragrance-y in this. It’s hard to put my finger on what this smells like. The smell is very light though.

Shade: I first purchased shade 110 Porcelain which was the lightest shade on the display in the store. Revlon’s website describes this shade as “light with cool, peach undertones.” I quickly realized the shade was too light for me and purchased the shade 120 Buff which is described as “light/medium with neutral, subtle beige undertones.” I can’t really tell what the undertone of the lightest one is but 120 seems to have slightly yellow undertones.

Application: I have found that applying with a brush will give me more coverage but a less skin-like and more makeup-y look, especially if my skin is needing to be exfoliated. A damp sponge is definitely my preferred method of application with this foundation.

Texture and Finish: Natural finish. Definitely not matte or dewy. It doesn’t have any sort of “radiance” in the form of shimmer. After wearing it for a few hours, my skins natural oils peek though and then the skin will take on a more natural looking dew, but not oily looking. The texture has a thicker feel to it that borders on feeling mousse-y but it’s definitely not a mousse. It dries down nearly completely but leaves behind the very slightest tacky feeling. Once this is blended in, it feels super lightweight.

Coverage: Personally I think this is more of a light coverage foundation. I can build it up but the finish doesn’t look as skin-like at that point. The highest level of coverage I can get with it is medium.

Longevity: This is an average-wearing foundation. On me, it needs to be blotted at least once throughout the day. It isn’t transfer-proof so each time I blot I do lose a bit of coverage but nothing out of the ordinary from other foundations.

Revlon Candid Foundation
Revlon Candid Foundation
110 | Revlon Candid Foundation
110 | Revlon Candid Foundation
120 | Revlon Candid Foundation
120 | Revlon Candid Foundation

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