LOVE this primer...
Not only is it totally affordable, but it works well too! Gasps.
This applies sooo smoothly on my skin, even when I got flaky during the winter!
I didn't break out at all wearing this!
My makeup stays in place!
All in all though, it is a decent primer. It smoothed my wrinkle areas/fine lines and left a nice smooth finish. The first time I applied it I put too much on and my makeup (Colorstay) was greasy...I almost threw it out because I had never had that problem using Colorstay before even when I didn't use a primer. The second time I applied it with a lighter hand and had better success. This did make my skin have a more flawless finish. I"ve used it with my Meow Cosmetics mineral powder foundation and it worked equally well. I still need to use a finishing powder (MUFE HD Microfinish Powder) to control my oily skin, I guess I was expecting a miracle primer that would do a better job controlling oil (I have very oily skin though, 1 hr after washing my face and I look shiny). This didn't break me out :). I've tried Meow Cosmetics Primer Oily Skin (sucked as a primer but ok as a finishing powder), BE Prime Time Oil Control (awful product) and Body Shop Matte It (mediocre) and Revlon 001 is better than all of them. I am still on the seach for my HG primer but until I find it I will continue to use this one.
Great DS primer. I've been using a more moisturizing primer lately, but with the weather getting warmer I've noticed my skin becoming oilier sooner so I thought I'd give this little guy a go. It definately makes my skin matte-looking. When layering a matte foundation & powder over this primer, I've noticed my skin looks cakey, so it took me a few days to figure out how to use it.
I use this primer with a more dewy-finish foundation. The combination of the two provide a semi-matte finish which I've been loving lately. I still have to blot about 1-2x times a day, but I'm really liking the finish overall.
I only gave this a 4 because i find it hard to apply. I always use a brush to apply my primer & foundation, but I've noticed that I need to use a lot more primer because it just seems to disappear once I try to blend it in. But...using too much can cause pilling, so it's delicate balancing act.
Overall - wonderful primer and definately will repurchase as my DS primer option.
I've used many under makeup primers, in every price range, and this is my favourite of them all. I wish I'd tried Revlon sooner! It minimises my pores, erases the few little lines I have and my makeup stays looking fresh for longer than 12 hours. Brilliant product!
This does a nice job of controlling oil and filling pores, but it causes my makeup to cake up. I may need to switch powders and concealer to see if I can make this work for me. I like it, but will have to experiment more.
I loved this primer. It made a huge difference on how my laura mercier mineral foundation and my chanel powder looked over the primer. I also liked how light and silky smooth the formulation was on. Unfortunately, I cant use it anymore because it is starting to make my face break out. Such a shame bc it worked so well and is so inexpensive. I think that it is definitly worth using if your face is not sensitive to it.
MUST READ!!! (update below)
There are a few reviews before me that mentioned that this primer does not contain silicone. So that caught my attention and I went out and bought it. I hate the feel of silicone on my face, because it feels heavy. Before I bought it, I couldn't find the ingredient label until I sat in my car. The peel-off-sticker at the bottom of the bottle has the list of ingredients on it. The FIRST ingredient is DIMETHICONE (one type of many silicones). For all you people that said, "I love this primer so much because it does NOT contain silicone, and it doesn't break me out." blah blah blah.....well SURPRISE!!! Dimethicone IS basically SILICONE. It's based off of silicone. Don't believe me? Do your research. Look up the ingredients for Smashbox Photofinish primer. See anything in common???
So obviously, these people don't know what they are talking about, and are just talking out of their @$$. Just because it isn't clear or silicone looking like the Smashbox Photofinish Primer, doesn't mean it does not contain silicone.
So to those people who are allergic to silicone, be aware! This DOES contain silicone, and to me, it doesn't look like silicone, but it does feel like it on my face and on my hands. So if you're looking for a silicone-free primer, this is not for you. I wouldn't mind using primers with dimethicone in it, but NOT as it's FIRST ingredient. And for those people that aren't knowledgeable in the label department, companies list ingredients in order of most active ingredient first, to least active ingredient. If only I wasn't in such a rush and read the label on the bottom, I would have saved myself some time and money.
Since i'm too lazy to return it, I'm going to use it and who knows I might like it. I will update my review in 2 weeks after I using it for some time.
So it went back to ulta. It felt really thick on my face. I felt like i was wearing more foundation on my with this on. Foundation also tends to cling on to the primer and shows up as dry patches. I even waited for the primer to dry before putting on foundation. Also, I'm not sure but i may have broken me out. It may have been hormonal, but I'm not sure.
I was looking for a replacement for the Benefit primer I really loved. This Revlon primer is great! It's half the price, with a ton of product and a little amount goes along way towards smoothing flaws and giving your skin a bit of a brighter look.
It looks great on its own, too, for days you don't feel like wearing makeup but want your skin to seem a little bit fresher.
I've tried other primers before (Benefit's brightening primer, Smashbox) but I think this one definitely stands up to those, especially in terms of quanity and price.
Wow, a little goes a long way. One squirt really goes a long way to cover your face. Oddly enough, the product smells like bread dough (lol), but it works well. It goes on smooth, dries fast, and doesn't feel sticky at all. The only downside is it makes putting concealer/foundation over it a little "tacky" feeling. Your makeup won't smooth on as well because it's adhering to the primer. Otherwise, it works great and one bottle should last a while.
This primer is awesome! Who would have thought something from Revlon would work better than some of the higher end primers I've tried. Much cheaper too! Kept my foundation on all evening (and it was a long evening). I use higher end foundations but my combo skin is hard to please so this was amazing at keeping me looking fresh. It didn't break me out either. It was good at moisturizing and mattifying. Give this a try you won't be disappointed!