The skin care-infused mattifying primer that keeps oil at bay

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about this two-in-one primer

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / March 17 2020

The product

Who doesn’t love a good two-in-one beauty product? We are all about anything that cuts down on unnecessary steps in those crucial, limited moments when we’re rushing out the door in the morning.

Revlon’s latest range of primers are infused with skin-loving ingredients, and each variant offers benefits that are specifically tailored to your skin type to ensure your makeup lasts all day.

The Revlon PhotoReady Prime Plus™ Primer Mattifying & Pore Reducing is a refining primer with AHA and salicylic acid; Revlon PhotoReady Prime Plus™ Primer Perfecting & Smoothing is a hydrating primer with hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5; and Revlon PhotoReady Prime Plus™ Primer Brightening & Skin-Tone Evening is a brightening primer with vitamin C and lemon extract.

Our panel of Review Crew® testers put the Revlon PhotoReady Prime Plus™ Mattifying & Pore Reducing Primer to the test.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent the Revlon PhotoReady Prime Plus™ Mattifying & Pore Reducing Primer to a panel of women aged between 25 and 39 who wanted a mattifying primer with targeted skin care ingredients to help improve the appearance of their skin over time.

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about Revlon PhotoReady Prime Plus™ Primer Mattifying & Pore Reducing.

How it kept unwanted oiliness at bay: Our reviewers loved the fact that the primer was able to control unwanted oil through the day, even after enduring a day of rushing around at work, running errands and going to the gym. 

The way it blurred pores: Members were very impressed by the primer’s blurring effect. They found it evened out skin texture and helped them achieve a smooth makeup application. 

The added skin care benefits: REVIEWcrew® members were really excited by the inclusion of skin care ingredients salicylic acid and AHA, which helped to improve the function and appearance of their skin with continued use.

The verdict

“This is a primer with extra skincare benefits. Not only does it mattify the skin but it clears it. With salicylic acid and AHAs, it helps to smooth your skin. My foundation sits well on top of it. I would recommend this for any girls who struggles with spots and blemishes or dull and congested skin.”
Emma O
REVIEWcrew® Member
“It really felt like it was... giving a blurring effect as I applied it. WIN! I have also tested it during a regular workday, and I found it kept my foundation on longer and kept it looking nice for the full 8 hours. Overall, I would definitely recommend, and I will be repurchasing for sure! A+ primer!”
Jennifer M
REVIEWcrew® Member
“Love it! This is now my new go-to drugstore primer. Super smooth on the skin and works so well without drying out my face like other pore reducing/mattifying primers have in the past.”
Rhianna O
REVIEWcrew® Member

Like the sound of this mattifying primer? Read more Revlon PhotoReady Prime Plus™ Primer Mattifying & Pore Reducing reviews, and if you want to know more about the other primers in the range, read the Revlon PhotoReady Prime Plus™ Primer Perfecting & Smoothing reviews here, and Revlon PhotoReady Prime Plus™ Primer Brightening & Skin-Tone Evening reviews here.

The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by Revlon to Pacific Magazines’ BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by Review Crew® members. 

*This average star rating is based on 15 reviews and is correct as of 09/03/2020

Main image credit: Sevak Babakhani

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).