Revlon Photoready Color Correcting Primer Review



Hi Ladies,
For a change this time I will be reviewing a primer, I usually experiment with skin care products, but since I am not yet a pro in make up I think twice before investing in them.

Last November, just before our house warming ceremony I was on a hunt for a number of makeup products. I had to really pay attention this time because I was going to be in most of the photos & wouldn’t have time for touch ups. while surfing on an online store I came across the Revlon Photo ready color correcting primer, the description said that the colour correcting primer could be used under a foundation or worn alone.

Revlon Photoready Color Correcting Primer Review+revlon photoready primer

I picked it up for 3 reasons:
1.I could use it both ways
2. It claims to neutralise redness & brighten skin
3. From whatever little I know about make up, I had learnt that the lavender tint mutes the yellow/orange undertones.

About Revlon Photoready Color Correcting Primer:-

Revlon’s NEW primers are lightweight primers that soften skin and diffuse light to help minimize flaws and even out skin texture. It creates a perfect canvas so that your foundation will glide on more evenly and smoothly.

The Revlon PhotoReady Color Correcting Primer brightens skin and neutralizes redness while evening out uneven skin tone. The Primer can be worn alone or under foundation to create a smooth, even canvas. The lavender tint brightens dull skin and neutralizes redness. The Primers are oil free, talc free, fragrance free, paraben free.INGREDIENT LIST:
Dimethicone, Isododecane, Aqua (Water), Trisiloxane, PEG/PPG-19/19 Dimethicone, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, C13-16 Isoparaffin, Silica Silylate, C10-13 Isoparaffin, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Bis-Isobutyl PPG-20 Crosspolymer, Silica, Tocopherol, Glycerin, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Methicone, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Phenoxythanol, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Ultramarines (CI 77007).
DIRECTIONS: Apply to clean skin. Use alone or under makeup.
Revlon Photoready Color Correcting Primer Review Usage+revlon photoready
PRICE & QUANTITY: Rs 1200/- for 27ml. The cost is now increased to 1250/-AVAILABILITY: Available at Revlon counters in malls, Health & glow outlets & online.

My experience with the Revlon Photo ready color correcting primer :

Packaging: The Primer comes in a transparent glass pump bottle, with a transparent cap covering the pump dispenser.

Texture: The lavender tinted primer is smooth & light in texture. The consistency is like that of whipped cream. It is soft & glides swiftly.
On the house warming ceremony day for the make up all I did was apply the Primer & nothing else not  even a moisturizer or compact. But surprisingly I received a lot of compliments. My skin appeared radiant & smooth as though it was photo shopped. It made my face look fresh in spite of having a hectic time. My skin looked glossy & the pores were so refined like they never existed. I thought it would have done wonders with the foundation on.
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I was excited to use it under a foundation, but to my disappointment with the usage of this primer it was tough to blend the foundation. Even after much effort it left a patchy cast. On many occasions I tried using it but it failed to work with that way. The foundation goes on streaky, whereas a primer should assist in blending it better. Later I started using it after applying a moisturiser & sunblock. It worked well in mattifying & controlling greasiness for a longer period of time. It gives me a white cast initially but that settles in about 10 minutes. This is the best way I have found to use it up.
Revlon Photoready Color Correcting Primer Review pump+revlon photoready foundation
The packaging isn’t convenient, the glass bottle is quite bulky & it has slipped off my hand a couple of times. Once it fell down & cracked (you can see the crack in the picture). The primer in the nozzle of the pump solidifies after every use, which makes it difficult to dispense it the next time & also leads to product wastage.

What I liked about the Revlon Photoready Color Correcting Primer:-


  • Mattifies oily skin
  • Brightens skin
  • Shrinks enlarged pores


What I did not like about the Revlon Photoready Color Correcting Primer:-


  • Inconvenient packaging
  • Doesn’t allow foundation to blend in
  • Leaves a white cast & failed to work as a primer
  • Expensive
  • Solidifies at the nozzle leading to wastage
  • Not meant for dry skin
  • No product information & ingredient list.
Will I Repurchase or Recommend the Revlon Photo ready color correcting primer: No. I can’t even comment on it’s color correcting claim as it just did not work under the foundation. The primer is very expensive for daily usage.

Have you tried Revlon Photoready Color Correcting Primer ?


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  1. Reading the first part, i was expecting u to be in love with this. Too bad it turned out to b such a disappointmnt 🙁 Very nicely reviewed Niharika :yes:

    • Thank you Nafisa…I know I was actually overjoyed to see the results at first (mann mein laddo phoot rahein the) but it all took a nose dive afterwards:(


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