I had a mild panic the other day when I came across E.L.F. Poreless Facial Primer in stores. Why? Because I thought to myself what if Revlon discontinued Photoready Face Primer. I’d be crushed, devastated, sad, possibly jump off a building in despair unhappy. Ok, slight exaggeration there but yeah, I’m pretty much a lover of Revlon Photoready Face Primer. E.L.F. primer just looked so much like it my life flashed before me without Revlon Photoready Primer in it and suddenly, I was all about finding a dupe!
When I saw E.L.F.’s Poreless Facial Primer sitting on the shelf, I thought to myself, “How great would it be if this was a six buck dupe of my beloved Revlon formula?” I’d sleep better knowing I had a back up just in case Revlon decided to axe it!
This is note a dupe of Revlon’s formula. I repeat, abandon ship, this is not a dupe of Revlon. This is in fact a bit, old hot slick mess.
So, it’s not new news that I have drier skin and I dislike silicone primers. It’s weird because Revlon’s formula is like a hybrid between a silicone primer and a moisturizer of sorts and I love the consistency and super smooth finish it provides. E.L.F.’s formula is promising! It’s a creamier texture that absorbs fairly easily and doesn’t have the stronger, matte finish of silicone primer’s such as Smashbox Photo Finish. It’s very light going on and absorbs fast enough. But wait for it….suddenly, almost instantly after application my skin becomes a big old grease ball. It does smooth and soften skin but the fact that it has such a slick, greasy texture literally makes foundation application a chore and never mind the fact it continues to create weird greasiness as the day progresses. I felt like I was literally melting with this under my makeup!
Avoid at all costs.
Don’t be tempted.
That is all.
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