I love the new Revlon PhotoReady Prime + Anti-Shine Balm – basically a compact, balm formula mattifier that doesn’t suffer from that heavy feel that many of the pore minimizer creams do.
The little sponge is more than adequate for applying the balm which goes on very lightly and smoothly. The trouble with the creams is, I think, that we’re over generous with them – with Revlon PhotoReady Prime + Anti-Shine Balm, the sponge diffuses the product so you get a very light swipe of formula. As it turns out, this is all that’s needed.
It definitely minimizes the look of pores (I haven’t tested it for last but you can top up over make up as a quick shine banisher throughout the day if needed) and you can wear it on its own as well for no-make-up-but-a-bit-really days. I’m so impressed with this – why has nobody thought of a compact balm version before? A million product developers at L’Oreal must be spitting right now! Because the exterior looks like a powder compact or compact foundation, dabbing on some top-ups is just going to look like you’re powdering your nose rather than dealing with your oil issues!
I think Revlon PhotoReady Prime + Anti-Shine Balm will be £9.99 very well spent if you have shiny skin when it hits the stores in January.
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