Primer has become a must-have item in my makeup bag ever since I started wearing the stuff almost five years ago. The other month I decided it was time to switch up my primer as my skin type had changed and I needed it to do different things. 

Revlon’s PhotoReady Pore Reducing Primer was suggested to me by a friend and I thought I’d do a review on it.

It's one of their two primers from their PhotoReady collection and will set you back £12.99 for 27ml. The product comes in a glass pump jar, which I like as it keeps the primer fresher and feels better on my face (compared to a primer out of a plastic tube). 

When applying the primer, a full pump will give you a pea-sized amount which is the perfect size for your whole face. But you can top it more if you wish. 

My first thoughts of the primer were that 1) it was pink and 2) it was much thicker than my previous primer (Nivea, Hydrating primer). I was a little hesitant at first to see how pink this would turn out but when it’s applied to the face, it spreads out and the pinkness creates a blurring effect, in other words, those “pore reducing” qualities. The primer creates a sort of film over the face, which is a little thicker than I'm used to. Having said that, my skin is still able to breathe.

As a primer, it does create a good protective barrier between my skin and my makeup. After applying the primer and leaving it to dry/ settle a little, it’s a little tacky but this helps to keep the foundation in place. Making my makeup last pretty much all day. The slight thickness of the primer means the protective barrier is harder to penetrate so you don’t have to worry about your makeup seeping through.

However, if you’re looking for that silicon feel -which I think I prefer- this product has a slight feel but it’s not a defining quality. Looking at the ingredients, it's a water-based primer. It has a light matte and pink tinted finish which may not be everyone’s cup of tea and I’m not sure it’s mine.

Overall, I’d say it’s a good primer. It’s an easy high street alternative for the higher end ones. I wouldn’t say I’m crazy about it, I’m more of a light coverage kind of girl and it’s a little heavy for me. But with that said, I can’t lie when I see a good product which this is.

Love, Aoife xo