Friday, March 13, 2015

Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer - Review

Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer, $13.99
After spending our precious time expertly applying our makeup, the last thing we want is for it to start melting off our faces before lunchtime. Trust me when I say that attempting to play off the damage as a new, grungy trend won't be able to save you from the embarrassment. So in order to keep our products right where we've placed them, we have to give them the proper foundation with a good makeup primer. However, not all primers are created equal, and sometimes it takes several "first dates" with different makeup primers to find "the one". Today, we'll be seeing if this primer offering from Revlon is a perfect match or one to swipe left on.

The Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer is a thick, silicone based primer with a lotion-like feel. This award-winning product touts the ability to smooth fine lines, hide pores, and even the tone and texture of your skin while keeping it soft and nourished. It also claims to help your makeup stay put and to keep your makeup looking fresher for longer. The Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer comes in a sturdy, glass bottle with a plastic pump to ensure you get the correct amount of product every time without compromising the sanitation of the primer itself.

Despite the fact that this primer has won awards from magazines and fans alike, I'm just not feeling it. While I love the packaging and think it is so much better than your typical tubes and jars, I'm sort of disappointed in the actual product. It does smooth fine lines, hide pores, and create a velvet matte canvas on which to apply your makeup, but I don't like the way it feels on the skin. It feels slightly heavy, and perhaps even a bit greasy, which makes your liquid products feel oilier, as well. I've got combination, acne-prone skin, and within a few hours of wear my skin gets incredibly oily and I start to break out. Definitely NOT the look I'm going for.

Because it has won so many awards and comes highly recommended from many in the beauty community, I won't say to skip this altogether. I will, however, caution those who have oily or acne-prone skin to consider whether this primer will fit your needs. And, of course, if you are looking for a non-silicone primer, then this one will be one to miss. It really just comes down to preference. For me, the Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer and I just aren't destined for a long-term relationship. Oh, well. Plenty of other primer fish in the sea!

Have you tried the Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer? What is your favorite makeup primer on the market?


1 comment

  1. Another Southern beauty blogger here, hailing from SC! This primer actually works wonders on my skin--I think the trick may be to use a lot more than you think you need! :)


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