Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer: Review, swatch, demo

Hey everyone!

Some days back, I shared with you all a teaser post with some Revlon Photoready goodies, and most of you wanted me to review the Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer ASAP! So here we go!

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About Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer: Lightweight, pink-tinted formula that smoothes and softens skin by reducing the appearance of pores and fine lines. Photochromatic pigments bend, reflect and diffuse light to minimize flaws in any light; Oil-Free, Fragrance-Free, Talc-free, Paraben-Free. Wear alone or under foundation.

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Price: Rs. 1250 for 27mL

Packaging: The Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer comes in a cute looking, but made-of-glass bottle which has a plastic pump dispenser. The pump has an additional cap on top of it, which I think is a nice addition to the packaging, coz other wise, with pump dispensers without a cap, the product tends to dry up at the mouth of the pump and then using the dispenser the next time becomes a little difficult. So, kudos to the design team. Rather, thank-you! Haha.

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Ingredients: Mentioned below 🙂

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My take on Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer: The primer has a light pinkish tint to it. The tint is very light, and I don’t see any apparent color-correction with the product. It has a light, lotion-y texture, and spreads onto the skin very easily, and feels weightless on the skin. It has a light fragrance- I’m not able to pick up the notes, but the fragrance disappears as you blend the product into the skin. the description says ‘fragrance free’ which means there’s no artificial fragrance added to the already existing ingredients, I suppose.

Coming to the efficacy– the product does every bit of what it claims- smoothens lines and softens skin, makes the pores look smaller, and helps the foundation glide on and blend into the skin easily. In addition to all that, this primer mattifies the skin like no other! I mean, seriously, there are days when I want to wear just this primer over the moisturiser, even if I have to sit at home that day. So, well, oilies, even without reading the rest of the review, buy it!

So it mattifies the skin, makes the foundation last longer on my super-oily skin and smoothens the skin. What more do you want from a primer?! You just need about 1-2 pump-fuls of product for the face and neck, so even this small bottle will last a decent 3 months approx. if used daily. On a very very close look, you can see some micro-shimmers in there, twinkling at only certain angles, which are there to give an illusion of healthy skin. Nothing to worry with the glitters though, they are not too apparent. The shimmers are really very fine, and even though I have oily skin (you know how oily skin and shimmers can never be ‘friends’), this one poses no problems 🙂 This is honestly, one of the best primers for oily skin, from the ones I have tried.

Best applied with clean finger tips, but a thin, flat brush like the Real Techniques foundation brush also does the job well.

In my opinion, this product can be used by people with all skin types. Those with dry skin should moisturise the skin well before using it. I mean, everybody should use a moisturiser meant for their skin types before using it 🙂 Never skip moisturiser, ladies!

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Swatch- Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer

Here’s a little demo with this primer. I have applied it to one side of the hand, and you can see how it helps in smoothening out the skin. I recommend you click on the below picture and then zoom-in to see the effect properly 🙂

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Pros of Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer:

  • Smooth product, easy to blend into the skin
  • Smoothens the skin well
  • Minimises the appearance of small pores
  • Mattifies the skin really well. I mean, really well!
  • Helps blend the foundation easily
  • Increases the staying power of products applied on top of it
  • The packaging is user-friendly and travel friendly. But made of glass, so be careful not to drop it.
  • Oil, fragrance, talc, paraben free. Yippie 😀

Cons of Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer: No cons as such. The price can be a deterrent for some. But you need a small amount of product each time, and it works really well, so imho, it is worth it!

Verdict: An awesome primer for all skin types, and a must-have for those with oily skin! Do try it 🙂

Rating: 10/10

Have you tried the Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer? Your thoughts? Do share in the comments below 🙂

*Disclaimer- The product was sent by the Brand for review. The views expressed above are mine, and are honest, as always.

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    1. thanks Shweta 🙂
      I agree, a good drugstore primer is much needed in India, and this one just fits the bill! not really drugstore in terms of price, but works like a charm!
      I think almost everyone will like it 🙂

  1. Wow this is amazing. This definitely is on my must have list for my sister’s wedding.Thanks Ritu for doing this post first

  2. Nice review 🙂 Was planning to get a primer 🙂 this post comes in at the right time. Was searching for inglot primer but could’nt find any store here in hyderabad 🙁 which one will you suggest the inglot one or this one? I’v never used a primer before and my skin is oily acne prone type.

    1. umm, I haven’t tried the Inglot one so I cannot really compare the two.. but this one is highly recommended from my side 🙂 and it will suit your skin type 🙂

  3. hi ritu
    great review.
    I’ve been using this primer since last six months n i just love it…it makes my skin so smooth n easy to work wid foundation. makes my makeup really last long time..dis primer has never disappointed..ur review is exactly my take on dis..<3

  4. Hii.. The primer is not heavy na? Can I use it everyday? N will it cover dark spots pimples n there marks?

    1. Hi shagufta.. primers form only a transparent layer.. they do not offer any coverage 🙂 for that you need to use a concealer or foundation 🙂

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