Get Ready For Your Closeup! We Review the New Revlon Photoready Primers & BB Cream


Today, I want to tell you about three of Revlon’s new PhotoReady products that I got to try out. Two of them are PhotoReady primers, and the other is a PhotoReady BB Cream.

In case you didn’t know, the Revlon PhotoReady range is a bunch of products that have been specifically created using photochromatic pigments. These pigments bend, reflect and diffuse light to help give your skin that flawless finish – in any light. Besides the obvious, looking good in photos, the PhotoReady range helps to minimize flaws in natural light, giving you a radiant complexion with or without makeup.


Let’s start with the primers. Revlon have launched two PhotoReady primers to help you prep your skin for a flawless makeup application.

I’ve always been a fan of using a primer. I believe that a great face starts with skin that has been properly prepped and primed.

PhotoReady Perfecting Primer helps to smooth the skin and is great if fine lines and large pores are an issue, for you.

PhotoReady Color Correcting Primer helps to even out your skin-tone and texture, a great product if you suffer with uneven skintone.

For me, I’ve managed to address my pores and fine lines, but hate the uneven tone of my skin. So I gave the PhotoReady Color Correcting Primer a bash to see how it feels. Obviously it didn’t completely cover marks on it’s own, but the pinky colour of this product definitely helped to make them less obvious. When I applied my foundation over the primer, I could barely see any uneven skin tone.

What I love about this product is how lightweight it is. Primers generally contain silicones – that’s what makes it easy for your makeup to glide on. I’ve heard people with oily skin say they don’t like primers because they feel “too oily”. This product is great because it comes with a pump applicator, and one pump is all you need. As with all primers, you do need to ensure that you don’t use too much product and that you work it into the skin. Wait a while, then apply your foundation.

I don’t have an oily skin, but to test it out, I sprayed the back of my hand with Tabard (which leaves my skin greasy). Then I applied one pump of Revlon PhotoReady Color Correcting Primer over my hand, blended it in, and viola, oiliness gone!

Great product, and one that I will definitely continue to use daily!


Onto the PhotoReady BB Cream. I got to try out the Light/ Medium shade, which right now may have been a little too light for me, but nonetheless, I can at least tell you what I thought of the product.

Normally, I don’t like going completely bare-faced because of my uneven skin tone. Lately, I’ve been using BB creams instead of my morning moisturizer, because I find that most of the ones I’ve  reviewed have worked really well.

The Revlon PhotoReady BB Cream is a lovely product that has all the benefits of moisturizer, primer and an added sun protection factor. So for me, it works well as a day cream under my foundation. For days when I want to go el natural, then I skip the foundation and use concealer to hide any flaws.

I found that this product lasted really well and even on it’s own made a big difference to my skin tone. I just wish I could zap the pigmentation on my face and just wear BB cream!

It’s hard for me to choose just one BB cream of all the ones that I’ve reviewed because I like all of them so much, including this one.

Revlon PhotoReady BB Cream comes in four shades; light, light/medium, medium and deep

If you guys have tried out any of these products, I’d love to hear your thoughts on them…

Revlon PhotoReady BB Cream – R 149
Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer – R189
Revlon Photoready Color Correcting Primer – R189

Dimi Ingle

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