Friday, March 16, 2012

Revlon Photo Ready Perfecting Primer Review


Remember a few weeks ago when I blogged about my love affair with face primers?  I promised to do a more thorough review once I was able to use it for a while.  Well, I think I got more than enough use out if it and I must say that I am impressed, then again, Revlon rarely disappoints.  Here is what the company says:

Revlon’s NEW primers are lightweight primers that soften skin and diffuse light to help minimize flaws and even out skin texture. It creates a perfect canvas so that your foundation will glide on more evenly and smoothly. Primers can be worn alone or under foundation, and are oil free, talc free, fragrance free, paraben free.

Try Revlon PhotoReady™ Perfecting Primer to soften skin, reduce the appearance of pores and fine lines, and smooth skin texture and tone.


Yup, everything stated is just about right!  Using this primer made my skin look and feel and look noticeably smoother.  I loved the fact that it didn't have a greasy feeling after application like other face primers can do.  If anything it feels more like a regular skin lotion than a face primer and I like that alot.  There is no scent to it which is good for those that are sensitive to cosmetic scents.  The product comes in a pump much like its foundation counterpart that dispenses just enough product.  

Another thing I really appreciated about this product is that my face was less oily throughout the day.  Normally my face can get oiler in my t-zone later in the day but with this product I was left with a matte face.  Also, I tried using this sans foundation and the results were the same.  My skin was left matte and my pores looked smaller.  

I honestly can't find anything negative to say about this product because it worked so well for me.  If I had to chose a gripe it would be the glass bottle it comes in, this could be a problem for those that travel.  I knew I had that concern when I took it with me on a recent flight.  

The price and availability of this product is decent too.  It can be purchased at your local drugstore between $8 and $11, and if I were you too, I'd get this when Revlon is having their Buy One, Get One 50% sales, that way you can get two, ;).

I hope you all found this review helpful and I really hope that it works as well for you as it did for me.  

What do you think?  Yay or Nay?   



  1. Yay...a primer that's not silicone based. I'm in the market for my holy grail primer, so I might just give this a try.

  2. I didn't know Revlon had a photoready primer! It is even better that it helps to control oil. I may have to check this out because I need a good primer. Did you notice if it left a white cast on your face once you put your foundation on?

    1. hey Rella! :) it does not leave a white cast on the face, another reason why i love this primer! if you end up trying it let me know! :)

  3. sadly this one did not work for me... great review though!!

  4. I neeeed this primer in my life! I've been looking for something really light, and idk how I missed this one bcuz I have the PhotoReady foundation which I LOVE!


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