I love the Revlon Colorstay foundation so thought I'd give this primer a try but could not make this work for me. Firstly, the pump is so annoying as it constantly becomes blocked with product. I thought it would help counteract the oily parts of my skin, which it does, but at the same time, it clings to any dehydrated parts and makes other parts of my normal skin feel drier than they've ever been. I literally can't keep my makeup on long with this as I feel as though it is pulling the moisture from my skin so I end up washing everything off. Not for me unfortunately although I gave it to a friend with very oily skin who loves it.
Reviewed on Sun 17 Feb 2019
I am in my late 30's/early 40's with combination, fair tone skin and unknown eyes. My hair is blonde, normal with coarse texture.
It's a lovely primer. Leaves skin feel silky and literally blurs everything. I have to agree with a previous review, it clumps up at the nozzle. If the packaging was better there would be less waste. It's a good primer and I would probably buy again as your foundation sits nicely on top.
Reviewed on Tue 06 Mar 2018
I am in my late 20's/early 30's with combination, light tone skin and brown eyes. My hair is dark brown, oily with normal texture.
I like this product because it has an extremely mattifying effect and also blurs pores and imperfections well. It leaves skin feeling silky smooth ready for makeup application. I have combination skin and it is great for keeping the t-zone oil free however it does cling to dry patches. Therefore I don't think it would be suitable for dry skin. It dries out in the pump head and the pump cannot cope with the thickness of the product, leaving about 1/4 left in the bottom of the bottle with no way of getting it out. For a mid range price, I was disappointed by the about of wastage.
Reviewed on Tue 05 Sep 2017
I am in my late 20's/early 30's with combination, fair tone skin and hazel eyes. My hair is medium brown, combination with coarse texture.
I hated this primer. It made my foundation look very patchy and made my skin look dry (when it's actually oily). I thought maybe it was my application but no matter what I tried, I always got the same result. It also clogged my pores and caused breakouts. As a small side line, the product dries out and clogs the pump.
Reviewed on Sun 08 May 2016
I am in my late teens/early 20's with oily, fair tone skin and green eyes. My hair is red, combination with normal texture.
Not a fan. Don't get me wrong it's probably brilliant for others bit not for me. I've found it quite silky on the skin so made my foundation just slide round my face. It didn't set quiet right. Don't get me wrong if u have very good skin this would be great on its own as it does leave a nice feel to your face. But sadly my skin is very dry so no good for me.
Reviewed on Sun 01 May 2016
I am in my late 20's/early 30's with dry, fair tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is medium brown, dry with normal texture.
First time i wore it, it lok amazing but my skin adjusted very quickly. It adds a soft, thick layer over the skin before applying foundation which helps leave a blemish look. I think its too much as skin adjust quickly.
Reviewed on Sat 26 Mar 2016
I am in my late teens/early 20's with oily, fair tone skin and brown eyes. My hair is dark brown, asian with normal texture.
Best primer i have ever tried, its cheap, you get a lot of product and its a good size for storage. It's applies easily and smoothly and smells fresh. It gives your face a flawless base and makes you look perfectly matte. When paired with the revlon photo ready primer, it works amazingly, but it does work well with other foundations. It also provides great oil control.
Reviewed on Sat 23 Jan 2016
I am in my late teens/early 20's with combination, light tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is red, normal with normal texture.
This is now my favorite primer. I feels great offers great oil can't role and gives you a nice soft, smooth, matte base. Make up stays all day which is great because I normally have some issuess with oil around my nose but this worked wonders. Very affordable. Isn't great at filling in pores though
Reviewed on Fri 13 Nov 2015
I am in my late 20's/early 30's with combination, fair tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is blonde, dry with fine texture.
I BOUGHT THESE AFTER READING A NUMBER OF REVIEWS. GLIDES ON SMOOTHLY BUT DRIES VERY QUICKLY AND MAKES FOUNDATION APPLICATION QUITE TRICKY. ALTHOUGH MY MAKEUP STAYED ON ALL DAY IT WAS FAR TOO MATT AND ALTHOUGH I WAS WEARING AN ILLUMINATING FOUNDATION THIS EFFECT WAS TOTALLY LOST. WAS REALLY DISAPPOINTED AS HAD EXPECTED SO MUCH MORE.
Reviewed on Thu 10 May 2012
I am in my mid 50's with combination, light tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is blonde, processed with fine texture.
PhotoReady Face Perfecting Primer by Revlon
Where to Buy
Prices last updated 23 September 2019.
Where to Buy
Revlon PhotoReady Face Perfecting Primer is available to buy at lookfantastic, HQhair.com, Feelunique, Boots.com, and Beauty Expert.