Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer

Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer

Hello Lovelies,

 

Recently, I have been trying to embrace a wider range of high street make up brands that I would never normally use. Today’s turn is Revlon and it’s Photoready Perfecting Primer.

 


As we all know, even the longest lasting foundation doesn’t stand a chance without a base. My usual primers of choice are quite silicone based with lots of slip to allow me to achieve a flawless, buffed finish to the skin without feeling caked. I’m quite picky though, sometimes a primer is too slippy and when combined with a ‘dewy’ foundation I feel like my face is running down my neck sometimes, if you know what I mean?

The Photoready looks quite unassuming in the bottle. A milky white colour with a gel / cream hybrid texture. 2 small pumps from the hygenic dispenser has my face covered but not overloaded. I think 1 pump would be too sparse, but great if you only want to target your T zone.

 


Odourless and non sticky, the product glides and soaks in quickly leaving perfectly plumped, primed skin. I don’t have any major areas of concern with my facial skincare so I can’t comment on whether it works well with enlarged pores and wrinkles BUT it does give the most gorgeous velvety finish I’ve seen from a highstreet primer and I’ve sampled quite a few.

I picked this primer up while it was on offer in Boots with £3 off. It does sit in the higher price end for high street primers but when compared to L’oreals £14 tiny offering, this is huge old bottle which makes the unit price seem a little better.

Would I repurchase this primer at full price? No, I’d like to try other brands from the high street. Would I buy it again on offer? Without shadow of a doubt. My make up lasted all day without any oxidisation, slip or dulling and it provided a flawless base for both my ‘dewy’ foundations as well as matte formulas which I often find cloying.

You can pick up the Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer at any good Revlon concession stand.

 
Do you use a high street primer? What brand do you recommend I try next?

 

2 Comments

  1. 10th July 2012 / 7:48 am

    Great review, I really want to pick this up! If you want to try another drugstore primer, The Smoother by Maybelline is good 🙂

  2. 10th July 2012 / 8:31 am

    I quite like the GOSH cream version of the velvet primer – the original is way too greasy for me, but the cream one is actually quite good.

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