Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer Review, Swatches, Photos
Yes, indeed, I am winning today. My beef with Revlon over the fact that I had to dish out nearly $15 on their new PhotoReady Perfecting Primer is forgotten.
I forgive them.
Water under the bridge.
Because I actually like this stuff…!
Revlon’s been busy extending, expanding, and generally power upp’ing their PhotoReady Collection. One of the new additions is the Revlon PhotoReady Perfect Primer which is a whooping $12.99-$13.99 depending where you purchase it.
I can’t see myself choking down $13-$14 for a primer purchased at the drugstore. The idea is we head to the drugstore for a bargain and that price isn’t exactly budget friendly. I particularly find it hard to swallow when I get it home and it’s a rubbish formula.
No worries this is worth the buck.
It comes in a glass pump style jar. I like the packaging as the primer remains stable since you’re not sticking your hands in it (and air isn’t getting into, etc…) and the pump distributes just the right amount of product without over doing it. The worst offense is getting a pump packaging and proceeding to have it pump out enough product to prime a nation but this suffered none of those issues.
The primer is a pearly shade of whitish pink but applies transparently. This isn’t a silicone primer so it doesn’t have a powdery dry down. Thank the primer gods because I seriously find primers like that terribly uncomfortable on my skin. The formula has a hydrating feel but dries down to a satiny soft finish which will mattify oily skin but not still manages to offer a tiny bit of hydration for the drier types.
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 very nicely 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 nice soft focus to skin. It preps my skin beautifully for makeup and creates a smooth working canvas for BB Cream, foundations, etc…Reasonably blemish-free, smooth skin will see a nice flawless finish after application.
It does prolong the wear of foundation slightly as it builds a nice 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, count me delighted with Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer. This one is a keeper. I do wince at the price tag slightly since this isn’t exactly higher end but I’m more than willing to dish out the buck if the quality is there and in this case I felt like the quality met perfectly with the higher cost.
I can see myself using this one daily.
Muse Approved for purchase.
It’s at Ulta.com right now with a BOGO (buy 1, get 1 50% off) if you’re wanting to save some $$ when making a purchase or wait for your local drugstore to get it in stock and have a sale as there are always some sort of sale at CVS, etc…!
This product was purchased by the Muse for review purposes.
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