I scored this at Ulta yesterday for $4.99 bogo, so I got two bottles for less than $8! Upon first application this morning, the first thing I noticed about this primer is that it is very mattifying. Now, 10 hours later, my skin is still satin/matte and not oily - a major feat for me! There is a very generous amount of product and the glass bottle and pump is very sanitary. As for the primer itself, it is a light pinkish lavender color, but very sheer. The color does not at all show up on my skin. I can see a "blurring" effect on the side of my face that this is on compared to the other side, but the effect is subtle. Overall, I am quite pleased with this primer and will absolutely keep using it.
I love how this product makes my skin perfectly matte, although it does require you to use a lot of product to get the effect that you want. The light purple tint goes away upon application and helps to hide inflammation. Another reason why I like this product is because it reduces the overall oiliness of the skin.
Am not sure if I will re-purchase. On one hand, it DOES make my make-up stay all day long, and makes my skin tone more even; on the other, if I wear it for too long my skin will break out in little bumps (not acne) the morning after. I also feel like my skin is not able to breathe. I recommend this for use during nights out, but not for day-night. Also not for every day as the skin feels like it can't breathe.
Great, I really loved it it makes my pores smaller and reduces redness. Feels nice and smooth on the skin, does not even feel like you've got anything on your face. Does not make my skin oily. It is matte but not over drying. No sent. Pump is great, does not squirt everywhere. Love it. I use with revlon colourstay liquid foundation.
Was truly excited about using this product.When I was ready to use this,it wouldn't pump out,so the patience I had, just continued to pump over & over.Finally,was able to use.Lightly put on areas I wanted to use this.Applied my foundation & set with powder.It seemed all wrong & my foundation color looked slightly off.Was not pleased & couldn't wait to wash this off.As another person reviewed,it came me a whitish cast on my face,not a cute look =( I will have to search some more for another primer ~
For reference I'm NW15 with normal / dry skin.
This primer sucks.
Actually, this is the worst primer I've ever used.
I tried really hard to like this primer. I gave it so many chances to be great...I used with with like 5 different foundations, with setting spray, without setting spray, with Fix+, without it, with like 5 different powders, and it sucked every single time.
First off, it smells like Play - Doh and kinda feels like it. It gets very clumpy and feels very thick. I was expecting it to be more siliconey feeling, but its not. It kinda feels like lip gloss on your face..ew.
The packaging sucks too. The pump is lame and the primer comes out in some sort of spatter, getting all over my bathroom lol.
I normally LOVE Revlon...but seriously
there are so many other BETTER drugstore primers out there.
Don't waste the ten bucks.
I like this primer when my skin is feeling normal to oily, though I don't think it'd do much for my skin when it is being dry. I don't necessarily think this colour corrects much (maybe a bit!), but it does make my skin smooth and matte, which is really what I want in a primer. One pump works for me, and unless my skin gets more oily, this is going to replace Benefit The Porefessional as my go to oily skin primer! I don't think it;s quite as good, but it is a ton cheaper, in Canada the Benefit one is $34/0.75 oz while the Revlon one is $17 for 0.91 oz.
I really wanted to like this, mainly because I have been a huge fan of revlon colourstay foundation. I managed to get this free as my local drugstore was having a one for one with revlon products.
When I first tried it, it glided easily onto my face and did cover fine lines and pores. Does reduce redness slightly. It actually felt like a good primer. But, it gave my face an odd whitish cast and starts faking after a while. Looked like my skin was peeling! Definitely not a desirable factor. It doesn't have a pleasant smell to it either.
My liquid foundation did not have longer staying power with this. In fact, my foundation started to slide off after a few hours! Such a pity as I'm now left with a close to brand new bottle of primer. :(
It did not "correct" color, at least, not in any noticeable way. I have really smooth clear skin, and I seemed to have some sort of sensitivity to this product because I could feel it stinging, and my skin became very rough in texture. I will attempt to upload a pic. I've used 3 other primers, and I haven't liked any of them, but this one will go at the bottom. It didn't shrink my pores. You can see them in the photo as well.
Overall, I really like this product. I'm still looking for my HG primer, but this is a good one to have in the meantime. It blurs the uneven look of my skin. I have a bit of redness as well as a couple of dark areas from sun damage. My skin is combination, but a bit more dry in the winter. My skin stayed matte with this. It's not slippery like most primers. I'd buy it again for sure. I have fair/light skin and felt that this added just a hint of brightness to my complexion. I feel like I look a bit younger with this on.
EDITED: I revised this down a notch. When it goes right, it is really good; and when it goes wrong.....eeeewwww. This stuff has sticking power and since I use tarte Amazonian clay full coverage foundation, which also has sticking power....sometimes it looks perfect. Sometimes it looks awful! I don't know what I'm doing wrong on the bad days. Just don't know...