Review of Revlon Photoready Eye Primer + Brightener by AndreaJunelle
This is another one of those products I picked up on a whim, got home & tried it, loved it, then the love didn't last..
I had a $5 off Revlon face product coupon & already have back ups of my beloved ColorStay foundations so decided to give this a go since it was only $8-9 USD at my local WalMart (so I only paid $3-4 for it -steal!) I also wanted to try this b/c it is labeled as an "eye primer" & I'm always looking for something from the drugstore that performs as well as UDPP(my HG eye primer)
As an undereye concealer this is ok. I've definitely tried worse, and a lot of those "worse" ones were higher end. It's not as full coverage as the Maybelline Dream Lumi pen or the original Revlon PhotoReady Concealer -(the one in the black twist up tube, like lipstick -two of my favorite drugstore undereye concealers), but I feel that this does have better coverage than some of my drugstore undereye concealer fails like NYX Yellow Concealer In A Jar or Rimmel Match Perfection.
This does NOT give me the reverse panda eye look (you know what I mean right?! ;D) -which is a problem that I often have with having very dark undereye circles while having very pale skin. It comes out having cooler undertones which concerned me at first b/c I have warmer undertones, but this blends like a dream. The first time I tried it, I loved it. The second time I tried it, I didn't have any moisturizer under my eyes & it caked/creased :( So I now know that I can only use this product if my undereyes are well moisturized. I plan on keeping this in my purse for undereye touch ups as I feel it's best suited for that rather than use alone, especially for someone (like me!) with massively dark undereye circles..
As a primer it does an ok job. I was definitely pleasantly surprised that my shadow went 6+ hours before I noticed just the *slightest* bit of creasing, but it wasn't anything major. Is it as good as UDPP? -No. But it's better than the terrible $1 ELF eye primer that had my shadows creasing in less than an hour! &While it helped my shadows from creasing, it also gave a nice base, helped my shadows "pop" & didn't require me to hurry & blend blend blend the way that UDPP does.
Overall I'm very happy with my purchase, but wouldn't repurchase. I don't like the "clicky pen" that this comes in.. I had to prime it/click it for like 3 mins straight to get some product out, then it kind of squirted out, and ever since I can't ever seem to get out just the right amount - it's either always too much or always too little..*ugh*
But last week my back-up Maybelline lumi pen started leaking *another UGH..* so I clicked all of the product out into a plastic sample cup & have been really happy since doing that, so I *may* do the same thing with this if it keeps giving me a tough time (& I also highly reccomend this method if you have any click pens that leak or dispense too much / too little product! :D)
Overall this is just a basic under eye concealer with slight brightening aspects to it. It's not terrible, but it's not the best bang for your buck. If you have dark undereye circles like mine, look into the original Revlon PhotoReady one, Maybelline Dream Lumi Pen, or Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser and save this one for touch ups :)