Thursday, September 27, 2012

AMW Reviews: Revlon Photoready Eye Primer + Brightener

Happy Thursday!
Today, let's talk about the song: "Turn Around...Bright Eyes!" A-ha!  You know the song right?  You're an 80's girl like me!  *woot woot*!!!  

Okay, back to bright eyes, who doesn't want brighter looking eyes?  Especially my situation at the moment, I feel queasy and uneasy all day and sleeping is another topic that needs to be discussed with beer on hand!  *laughs*  I can't seem to sleep well!  Adding up to my day job and a lot of other she-bangs!  *winks*  I can be a living zombie!  

I've been constantly using the Benefit Stay Don't Stray as it's one product that I can use 360 degrees!  From my lids to under eye area!  And who would've thought a drugstore brand Revlon finally made one too?


Revlon Photoready Eye Primer + Brightener
comes in ONE shade and it blends in seamlessly onto the skin around the eye area



Revlon says ---

Revlon’s 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. Primers can be worn alone or under foundation, and are oil free, talc free, fragrance free, paraben-free.

Try Revlon PhotoReady™ Perfecting Primer to soften skin, reduce the appearance of pores and fine lines, and smooth skin texture and tone.

Try Revlon PhotoReady™ Color Correcting Primer to brighten skin and neutralize redness while evening out uneven skin tone. - Try PhotoReady™ Eye Primer + Brightener to smooth

AMW says ---
Pros
  • Click style pen makes it easy to use even for first time users.
  • Creamy.
  • Easy to blend.
  • Doesn't settle in fine lines or wrinkles.
  • Eyeshadow does adhere to the lid better as compared to no primer at all.
  • Hydrates the eye area, I can even get away without an eye cream.
Cons
  • Not as pigmented to at least counteract the darkness on some people who suffers from eye darkness.
  • As a primer, it doesn't have as much oil-control properties as that of those well-known primers.  Oily lidded individuals may still find their eyeshadow creasing.
Overall
Creamy.  Hydrating.  Eye shadow adheres better.  Oil-control is weak.

Tips
  • If the product is still new, several twists and clicks are needed before the product finally come out.
  • Apply sparingly, start by applying on the lids and gently massage through the under eye area.
  • To prevent eyeshadow creasing on lids, I prefer to use my trustee eyeshadow primer and apply this on top as most primers tend to dry out my lids.  This gives a smooth base to apply eyeshadow.
  • I like to use this under the eye area as it works so well prior to concealer application.
  • If you're not a fan of the "click pen" packaging, click the product all the way onto a clean glass container and store it there instead.
Will I repurchase?
No.

To whom do I recommend this to?
Start up eyeshadow primer enthusiasts who wants an "easy to blend" primer plus has a tiny bit of brighteninig properties.

Where to purchase and how much?

Locally at Revlon counters for Php725.00 (approx $16.86).

Photos

After almost 20 clicks and turns, the primer finally made its appearance :)


Nude Pink shade that disappears after blending

Darker skin individuals may need to let the product "settle" before eyeshadow application

Since I plan to use this for myself, I use the brush directly
 

Gently massage the product on the lid and under eye area

I picked an eyeshadow with worst pigmentation check out the difference 
with Revlon Photoready Eye Primer + Brightener

Unfortunately, the primer doesn't work too well on crease-free, oil-control department.  Good thing I didn't apply heavily pigmented eyeshadow shades to test this.

Would you give Revlon Photoready Eye Primer + Brightener a try?
I wouldn't mind as the price isn't bad for its dual function.  I enjoy using this under the eye area rather than an eyelid primer!


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(Product received for review.  Opinions 100% mine.  Please purchase at your own discretion.)

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