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...
I was in need of a new primer and was looking to save a little money. I usually use primers by MAC and BareMinerals, both which I love. I have to say that I am pretty satisfied with this primer. It goes on nicely and does a good job of evening out my skin tone and blurring the fine lines around my eyes. I wear a a Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer on top of it along with MAC mineralize to finish it all off. The combination of all 3 lasts from day into night. My makeup stays looking fresh for hours. All in all, I really like this and would definitely purchase it again.
I am on the hunt for a less expensive version of my "Holy Grail" of primers (Benefit's That Gal) and decided to try this one. All in all, its pretty good. My skin is very fair, sensitive and combination and I can get really oily in the T-zone. I also have some redness which we fair folk tend to get too. This product very quickly mattified my skin without feeling greasy or too dry (other primers have done these 2 things to my skin). For those who are looking for a colorcorrecting primer to completely change the look of their skin, they are looking for something no bottle is going to accomplish. It does even the skin but its a primer, not a foundation, so its not going to "hide" everything. My makeup went on smoother and stayed on longer with much less mid-day fade. My skin wasn't as oily as it normally is either. The one thing, for me, that disappointed is that I didn't get that "glow" that I love from the Benefit primer. This is good and I would buy it again and also recommend it.
i like this primer a lot, i have a oily t zone and aplying this will instantly mattify the area and make my make up last a lot longer. its in pump form so very hygeinic and easy to apply. only downside it the horrible plasticky smell or else this would be 5 stars :(
I love this primer! I read reviews and was scared to try it but I did it anyways!
It doesn't smell beautiful but I promise, if you have combination skin that tends to be oily, this makes such a HUGE difference in the longevity of your make up. It's not cheap but it's still less than Smashbox, Urban Decay, and other high end primers.
If you are looking for something that mattes your complexion, helps your makeup wear longer and prettier, try this product!
Love the pump. Easy to apply and control the amount you use.
I have found my new primer that is affordable for $10 for 1 oz from Target. It is used for uneven skin and color corrects your skin tone. I purchased this as a base primer before applying foundation since I am using the Boscia Skin Perfecting primer oil free. I was impressed the Revlon primer minimized my pores 75%. It did not claim to do so but works as well the Benefit Porefessional that I used for $28. I used this primer all over and still use the Benefit porefessional to minimize my pores more. It worst well this way. No need to purchase the name brand primers when I can use this drug store one. Plus side is it does not break me out and also mattifies my skin. Great product.
I bought this product today at a Kroger store. It was on sale for around $9, so I thought I'd try it out since I have some unevenness of color on my face. If feels super smooth and silky going on. It almost made me freak at first because I thought it was too greasy/oily, however within about a minute it dried and my face was non greasy and super soft. As for the color correcting that it's supposed to do, I didn't see it. I made sure i focused more on my problem areas but I didn't see any changes in the redness on my cheeks. It does give a nice evenness to apply foundation though. The packaging is great. Im always a fan of pumps. If not on sale, this is pretty pricey for a drugstore brand, also for not even reallly being a color correction primer. Unless I start seeing better results, I won't be buying it again.