In the wonderful aisles of Boots, many things tend to catch my eye. Some catch my eye because of the engaging colours that they share with the world, some catch my eye because of the exciting promises that they offer, and some catch my eye because I simply like the look of the packaging. This happy accident of an impulse buy was exactly that.
It’s not very often that I find myself stumbling across a large bottle of anything in the aisles of the drugstore, so imagine my delight when I spotted this large bottle of primer from Revlon. The Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer had both an intriguing bottle and a very intriguing price. I snapped it up as soon as I spotted it (pairing it with a repurchase of the Revlon Colorstay foundation, of course) and rushed home to check out some reviews and excite myself even further.
From what I understood, the texture of the product is similar to that of the Benefit POREfessional primer; a statement that I agree with entirely. Not only do both feel like a mix between a moisturiser and the inside of a custard cream to the touch (very specific, I know), but both also leave the skin feeling totally ready for makeup application. Now this isn’t a comparison post between the two so I’ll stop with comparing them there, but if you’ve tried the Benefit one and like the consistency, then I can assure you that you will like the consistency of this as well.
As well as feeling great to the touch and on the skin, the lasting powers are everything I ask for in a primer and I’m not exaggerating. For example, as I sit and write this post in my garden, I have had my makeup on for the past 12 hours and it’s only starting to budge because of the stubble from my facial hair that grows after a long day (the downsides of being a teenage boy… lol). This lasting power is incredible in my eyes and especially good considering this primer only cost me around 12 quid.
On top of using this primer on my face, I’ve also become obsessed with using it on my eyelids. I have rather oily eyelids so my eyeshadow will crease on most days (and always if I’m wearing cream shadow). Primers have been a bit hit and miss with me when it comes to eyelids; the NARS one was actually really good (review – here), but I did find that the applicator made it a bit fussy – but I digress. What I’m trying to say is that this primer is equally as good with eyeshadow, even though it isn’t marketed as a product to be used on your eyelids.
If you’re looking for a primer that is the bees knees, regardless to how much it costs, then this is definitely your new best friend. Benefit POREfessional? Eat your heart out.