My Best Kept Beauty Secret? Revlon’s BB Cream

Sometime last year, I was introduced to a fabulous product, BB cream. It seriously changed my beauty regimen for the better. Recently, BlogHer introduced me to Revlon PhotoReady BB Cream™ Skin Perfector. I quickly learned that this product would take up permanent residence in my makeup bag. I absolutely love to find great drug-store brands. photo 2

Let’s talk for a minute about BB creams and why they should be a part of your makeup routine. Revlon PhotoReady BB Cream Skin Perfector is truly an all-in-one makeup product. I use it as my first step when applying makeup, as it gives me the hydration of a moisturizer with the protection of an SPF 30 sunscreen, while the smooth and even coverage blurs blemishes and spots like a concealer. During the summer, I spend my days running errands and chasing a toddler in the park, the temperatures consistently hover in the 90’s and the humidity takes the heat to a whole other level. It’s nice to apply Revlon PhotoReady BB cream and still look put together.

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Of course, if I’m going out or have someplace special to be, my makeup routine changes. I still use the BB cream first–it takes the place of primer, moisturizer and concealer. I’m amazed at the base it gives my mineral powder foundation. Unlike some of the other BB creams, PhotoReady BB Cream™ Skin Perfector comes in 4 shades. That means the BB cream comes in enough shades to find one that is perfect for you without having to overanalyze or test out a ton of different shades. I apply mine with a cosmetic sponge and feel like the coverage is better and more even than applying it with my hands.

I also love the long lasting coverage it provides. I can easily apply this in the morning and still see the benefits of coverage in the afternoon. Even with the heat and humidity, it does a great job. I found that it hydrated my face instead of drying it out and I think that added to the length of time it stayed on. Revlon PhotoReady BB Cream Skin Perfector is my new go-to in the BB cream department. And at a price point you’ll love, I think it might become your new favorite, too.

If you see me working out at the Barre early in the morning, this is my secret. I like my skin to look effortlessly flawless and covered, so I apply this before I leave the house.

Tell me, what’s your best beauty secret? Leave an answer in the comments below and you’ll be automatically entered into a drawing to win a $50 Visa gift card :)  To find out more about this and other Revlon products, you can visit their website or Facebook page.


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  1. Kerri S says:

    Love this stuff, got a trial sample, and used it twice, would love a full size! Pretty the differnce it makes!

  2. Urban Decay primer (can’t think of the exact name) is my secret weapon, but it’s pricey. I’ll be looking for the PhotoReady BB cream tomorrow! Thanks for the heads up!
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  3. Mami2jcn says:

    I use apricot scrub once a week to get rid of blackheads.

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  5. Well I would say my best secret was my BB cream of a different brand, but I would LOVE to try the Revlon brand BB cream. I love that it has the SPF!

  6. I wear sunscreen every time I go outside

  7. Blinc mascara! It never smudges. It coats the lashes with tiny tubes of color. Comes off easily with warm water.

  8. To use sunscreen

  9. My beauty secret would have to be my Spa Sonic Skin Care System. I just purchased it a few months ago but my face has never been so smooth and my makeup covers so much better. I use it daily and I’ve seen soooo much improvement!

  10. June Lisle says:

    Vaseline works better than most eye makeup removing products I have tried.

  11. An eyelash curler is a must.
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  12. I have never used this BB cream, it will be the next one I buy though. I love that you can find it at drug stores at a reasonable price.

  13. Jessica To says:

    I use make-up with SPF.

  14. I have a BB cream from Maybelline that I’m not happy with at all. Maybe this one is right for me!

  15. liquid eyeliner! Every pencil I’ve tried gives me raccoon eyes, especially in the summer
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  16. Shirley Franklin says:

    always start with clean skin! Makes all the difference!

  17. I don’t wear a ton of makeup on a day-to-day basis. My best secret (maybe not really a secret) is SPF in any face lotion I buy, that’s always a must and then if I’m going to run errands during the day or don’t have anything major going on – I believe a girl can usually pull it together if she has a wand of mascara and a tube of lipstick or gloss. It detracts from other things.
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  18. I always keep Revlon spf 15 foundation powder and a Victoria’s Secret lipgloss in my car and purse so that I have my “essentials” wherever I go.

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  19. My mom always told me to moisturize my face and my neck. Now that I am older, I truly appreciate her advice. She still has beautiful skin and she is in her 70s.

  20. Well, I love mascara! My eyelashes are almost white without it so it is definitely my must have makeup item. My other beauty secret is fish oil. I started taking it and my face has never been so healthy!

  21. Andrea Frank says:

    My beauty secret is Retin A (acne prescription), but I use it to prevent wrinkles now that I’m 30. My dermatologist says is exfoliates skin to keep it smooth and wrinkle free.

  22. Lisa Brown says:

    My best kept beauty secret: don’t stress. Stress is so hard on skin and can prematurely age you. Hard for any makeup to look good, if your face looks stressed.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  23. Lisa Brown says:

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  24. Kelly D says:

    My beauty secret is to wear mascara to bring out my eyes.

  25. Kelly D says:
  26. Adrienne Gordon says:

    always start by cleaning your face thoroughly

  27. Erin Howell says:

    The beauty blender is my new favorite makeup product! It has changed my life! :)

  28. Wear sunscreen every day, even in the winter!

  29. My secret is to use a moisturizer.

  30. Kate F. says:

    I wash my face twice a day.

  31. Denise S says:

    Eating carrots daily causes a healthy glow similar to a light tan.

  32. I wash my face regularly and use sunscreen whenever I go outside.

  33. Christina Sparks says:

    I drink plenty of water to keep my skin smooth

  34. Moisturize early and often. I’m sure that’s not a real secret but I’m not really good at beauty!! :)

  35. soha molina says:

    BB creams are much better than foundation on the skin.

  36. My best kept beauty secret is to sleep with a clean towel over your pillowcase every night before bed. It really
    helps reduce acne.

  37. Anastasia says:

    My secret is… I steal ideas from my daughters! I tend to get stuck in the rut of doing what I’m familiar with, so I look to my daughters and “borrow” from their ideas and styles to update and have fun with my own :)

  38. Anastasia says:
  39. drink lots of water

  40. The most important thing for me is moisturizer!!

  41. Cynthia C says:

    My secret is to apply a primer before makeup. It really does make a difference.

  42. Cynthia C says:
  43. twitted this today, 02/07

  44. My best beauty product lately is coconut oil!!! You can use it for so many things. I love it as an all over body moisturizer. I’ll have to try this BB Creme as well.

  45. Drink plenty of water to keep your skin looking healthy.

  46. Suzanne K says:

    I gently exfoliate with my washcloth every time I was my face, keeps my skin renewed and younger looking

  47. Nicole Newby says:

    My secret is LESS IS MORE! It’s not really a secret, but some women still don’t get it.

  48. latanya says:

    eating healthy and exercising helps you to look good and feel good about yourself

  49. latanya says:
  50. Powder keeps my oily skin under control!

  51. Wash your face with a washcloth. It’s cheap and the best and easiest way to exfoliate.
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  52. LAMusing says:

    For the occasional blemish: grind up a cheap aspirin tablet, add a dab of honey and smear it on the blemish at night. One or two days and it’s gone!

  53. LAMusing says:
  54. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    Always scrub the nose well.

  55. Jennifer B says:

    heat up my eyelash curler with my blowdryer for extra curl (be careful!)

  56. Barbara M says:

    I add a little moisturizer to my foundation – fresh dewy look!
    Thank you.

  57. Barbara M says:
  58. Getting plenty of sleep and downing water like there’s no tomorrow!

  59. Jessie C. says:

    Keep my feet soft by apply vaseline and wear socks overnight.
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  60. Jessie C. says:


  61. Susan Smith says:

    My Mom always told me to wash my off my makeup at night no matter how tired I was.

  62. Susan Smith says:
  63. Stephanie Larison says:

    My secret is moisturizing before anything else. I step out of the shower and put it on, let the steam soak it into my skin perfectly.

  64. mickeyfan says:

    Moisturize. Preferably with SPF protection added!

  65. nannypanpan says:

    my mom told me to always use eye cream so that my face doesn’t look old due to eye wrinkles

  66. jen gersch says:

    drink plenty of water

  67. Wild Orchid says:

    My best beauty secret is to use a primer before applying foundation.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  68. Wild Orchid says:


  69. Cynthia C says:

    I mix a little moisturizer with my foundation for a more natural look.

  70. Cynthia C says:
  71. Janna Johnson says:

    drinking lots of water!

  72. My mom always taught me to moisturize! :)

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  73. Kelly H. says:

    Using a good moisturizer.

  74. Always wash your face before bed!

  75. Heather S says:

    My beauty secret is to drink lots and lots of water and wash my face twice daily!

  76. Heather S says:
  77. You look so gorgeous and flawless! I tried another brand of BB Cream but didn’t work for me. But I love the idea a lot. Can’t wait to give Revlon a try as I love this brand.

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  78. BB Cream works better than foundation and is much lighter on your face and easier to remove!

  79. patricia skinner says:

    My secret is to moisturize generously.

  80. Lisa V. says:

    My secret is to drink plenty of water, exercise and enough sleep.

  81. My tip is apply vaseline to dry skin before you shower. Your skin will be so soft!
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  82. Stephanie G says:

    I live in a dry climate so I have to drink lots of water and use daily sunscreen and moisturizer to keep my skin looking and feeling healthy!

  83. Stephanie G says:
  84. diane Baum says:

    My best secret is to use sun-screen all year, even in the winter

  85. Rebecca Graham says:

    Drink lots of water.

  86. melissa Resnick says:

    secret is stay protected from the sun

  87. If you have acne issues of a lot of excess phlegm, try cutting out dairy. I know when I reduce it myself, and all my vegan friends agree, both problems go away!
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  88. holly wert says:

    exercise to get a ‘glow’

  89. holly wert says:
  90. Erica Best says:

    i am not into makeup

  91. Erica Best says:
  92. Daniel M says:

    always use sunscreen

  93. Ashley Morrissey says:

    Confidence is beauty. A smile is the best thing a woman can wear. Oh, and always wash your face before you go to sleep at night! 😛

  94. Ashley Morrissey says:
  95. Betty C says:

    I don’t use much makeup so staying hydrated and regular moisturizing is really important for me.

  96. Betty C says:
  97. Carla Pullum says:

    Seaweed Powder at water and u have a tighting mask!

  98. ky2here says:

    Use witch hazel as toner, it’s the primary ingredient in Clinique Potion #2 and way, way, way cheaper.

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  100. s riches says:

    I would say that getting a good nights rest is the best beauty tip.

  101. Get a good nights sleep! :)

  102. For extra coverage instead of caking on the foundation, I first do a layer of tinted moisturizer and then do a layer of foundation.

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  103. My beauty tip is to always cleanse your face well before putting on any creams or foundation.
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  104. Best kept secret is water, I drink lots of water to keep my skin clear. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

  105. Brenda Elsner says:

    Use sunscreen before heading out into the sun.

  106. Use conditioner rather than shaving gel for silky smooth legs!

  107. Sarah L says:

    Drink lots of water and get plenty of sleep.
    Thanks for the contest.

  108. Sarah L says:
  109. Angela W says:

    Use a foundation that has a combination of sunscreen in it. This helps to prevent your face from getting burnt.

  110. Angela W says:
  111. I try to get plenty of sleep star95011atyahoodotcom

  112. Lorena Keech says:

    I try to stay very well hydrated, to keep my skin soft and moist.

  113. eat lots of fruits and veggies, esp kiwi and berries for great skin!

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  114. Coconut oil & a tiny bit of baking soda as an exfoliating scrub for a nice glow to your skin.

  115. Mihaela D. says:

    My biggest beauty secret is to get enough sleep and stay hydrated!

  116. Veronica Garrett says:

    Eat healthy. Eat enough fruits and vegetables.

  117. kathy pease says:

    To avoid mascara smudges, hold a plastic spoon under the upper and lower lashes to shield the rest of your eye makeup.

  118. kathy pease says:
  119. Tanya B says:

    I use apple cider vinegar on my hair once a week to keep it shiny

  120. susan smoaks says:

    My best kept beauty secret is neutrogena sunscreen, i wear it everyday to stay safe and it gives me flawless skin too!

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  121. tiffany lane says:

    My best secret is always remove makeup at night

  122. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    My best kept beauty secret is use an eyelash primer before applying mascara!
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  123. Amanda Sakovitz says:
  124. Michelle Tucker says:

    Sometimes I use my lip color to use on my cheeks in a pinch.
    Michelle Tucker
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  125. Michelle Tucker says:

    Michelle Tucker
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  126. tina reynolds says:

    always take your makeup off in the evening and moisturize

  127. Thomas Murphy says:

    My best beauty secret is get lots of sleep!

  128. Thomas Murphy says:
  129. Use a biore strip right after taking a shower, they work better for me then.

  130. I moisturize my face with lotion every night and before I put on makeup.


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