Review: Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer


Never underestimate the power of a good primer.
 


I am not the biggest fan of having to rush off to do touch ups. I like my make up to stay in place and not end up somewhere down my neck.
 
After somehow ending up in the depths of the make up aisles at Boots, I spotted the Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer. I've always had good experiences with Revlon make up, so I figured I would give this primer a try.
 
 
The product is said to soften the skin, all the while reducing the appearance of pores and fine lines and smoothing out the skin texture, leaving you with flawless looking skin. The product is oil free, talc free, fragrance free and paraben free.
 
The product comes in a glass bottle with a pump dispenser, which gives it that professional, more high end finish that is very common with Revlon products. The primer is pale pink in colour which appears like a light cream when first applied to the skin. When rubbed in, it feels becomes a silicone gel that glides easily across the skin and literally melts, leaving no oily residue or a heavy feeling on the skin.
 

 
Looking at the difference on my skin pre primer and post, you immediately see the skin looks softer and my imperfections are smoothed out. What I love most about this product is that the pores on my nose are dramatically reduced. My skin feels very soft and has a natural radiance to it.
 
The best thing about this product is the staying power. It is absolutely incredible, after a period of ten hours which included travelling, wandering around in hot weather and a warm gallery, my make up had barely shifted. In ten hours, I had to touch up once, just to cover up a spot on my chin and to add a little more concealer under my eyes.
 
Safe to say, I am beyond impressed with this product. Having combination skin, I often suffer from the dry skin/oily skin dilemma and I need a product that will keep me matte without drying out my skin. This product does exactly that it balances the excess oil in my skin and doesn't dehydrate areas that get dry like my cheeks.
 
I couldn't recommend this product more, if you're looking for a primer that won't break the bank but works just like a high end product.
 
Are you a fan of the PhotoReady™ primers? What is your favourite primer to use? Let me know in the comments.