Revlon PhotoReady Prime + Anti-Shine
Revlon PhotoReady Prime + Anti-Shine

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.

Revlon PhotoReady Prime + Anti-Shine
Revlon PhotoReady Prime + Anti-Shine

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.

Revlon PhotoReady Prime + Anti-Shine
Revlon PhotoReady Prime + Anti-Shine

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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