Anyone try Revlon’s new Photoready Primers yet?
Revlon has two new PhotoReady Perfecting Primers one of which I reviewed for your last week. The other one is a Color Correcting Primer to brighten skin up a bit.
Take a look!
I mentioned in my prior review that the price of the primer does hurt my feelings a bit. At near $15 you can indulge in a primer from Sephora or put the cash towards a higher end purchase. Ouch! Drugstore prices are seeing more and more of an increase lately and the “budget” factor has definitely left the building. The good news is at the very least we have tons of BOGO offers at our local drugstore as well as coupons and other steals and deals that bring the cost down.
On the upside, Revlon has successfully created a primer formula I actually like and I’m willing to dish out a little extra cash if the quality proves worthy and in this case, PhotoReady Primer doesn’t fail to delight me. I’ve been using the original formula for several days without stop so the honeymoon period isn’t over yet and I see no end in site.
This comes in a glass pump style jar. I like the packaging as the primer remains stable since you’re not lacing it with all sorts of bacteria by sticking your fingers in it to apply. The pump flows easily and doesn’t over do things so you have just the right amount of primer to prime your face with not a small village’s worth.
Unlike the original formula’s version this primer is a soft shade of lilac. Lilac is known for its ability to brighten dull skin and even out skin tone. The primer goes on a pasty shade of white but it absorbs easily enough and dries down transparent. As far as brightening and evening out skin tone it proves disappointing as it doesn’t technically do that.
This isn’t a silicone primer so it doesn’t have a powdery dry down. I find silicone primers terribly uncomfortable on my skin so this is a blessing of a formula. The formula has a hydrating feel but dries down to a satiny finish which will mattify oily skin but not still manages to offer a bit of hydration for the drier skin.
I don’t have large pores on my face but my nose I do have visible pores lately and this blurs the look of those pores so it should perform well with ones on your face or if you have finer lines. The product not only photographs beautifully but creates a soft focus finish. It preps my skin very well for makeup and creates a smooth working canvas for BB Cream, foundations, etc…..Reasonably blemish-free, smooth skin will see a flawless finish after application.
It does prolong the wear of foundation slightly as it builds a barrier against my skin and my foundation which prevents my base product from oxidizing too quickly. I actually don’t use a ton of foundation and rely on BB Creams for evening out my skin tone and perfecting my skin but I tested this out with my favorite foundation and thought it extended the wear time by at least an hour or two.
Overall, Revlon Photoready Color Correcting Primer is not a necessary product if you plan on purchasing it purely because you want to take advantage of it as a color correcting primer. I think it failed a bit in this department as I really didn’t notice any difference between using this and the original formula they have available. I liked both primers and thought they performed equally well but in the realms of brightening my skin or evening it out this didn’t quite do the trick. I do feel the price is a bit much since this isn’t exactly higher end but I’m willing to indulge if the quality is there and in this case I felt like the quality met perfectly with the higher cost.
Although the Perfect Primer got my Muse Approval I won’t Muse Approve this one simply because it doesn’t actually do anything in the realms of color correcting which I did find slightly disappointed but the formula overall is very good.
Available now at drugstores.