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Review of Revlon Age Defying Instant Firming Face Primer

Doing Drugstore: Revlon Age Defying Instant Firming Face Primer

As you may know, I often get to chat with makeup artists about what tricks they use to create beautiful makeup palettes. Continually, I hear about primers, primers, primers. And you know what? Those makeup artists know what they are talking about, so I decided to try Revlon's Age Defying Instant Firming Face Primer ($12.99).

First off, the smell of this primer is very odd. I can't quite place my finger on it, but it's rather potent, with almost a chemical/outdoorsy scent. Since I tend to get a little oily, I chose the normal/combination formula (also comes available for dry skin), and although it felt lightweight to the touch, within a few hours my skin looked a little more shiny than I would have liked.

Formulated with something called Botafirm to tighten the skin, the best part of my Revlon primer experience was an increased performance in the longevity of my foundation, and my makeup glided on more evenly. I also noticed that the product made my skin look brighter and softer, without causing breakouts — a huge plus.

All-in-all this primer did what it was supposed to do (create a smooth canvas on the skin), but I wasn't wowed by the supposed tightening factor or slightly heavy feel. Plus, the tube didn't dispense the product evenly, and I was disappointed that I seemed to waste so much of this relatively expensive drugstore item.

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lizlee89 lizlee89 7 years
what primer do you recommend Bella?
Miss-Tat Miss-Tat 7 years
i didn't really like thisit stank :P
Miss-Tat Miss-Tat 7 years
i didn't really like this it stank :P
emalove emalove 7 years
I love Smashbox's primer.
donyell3808 donyell3808 7 years
you should check out the new primer from Avon, it's called Magix, and it's absolutely AMAZING! plus it has SPF 20
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