Revlon Photoready primer and shadow in 525 Avant Garde….a review

*This product was sent to me for review-Opinions=mine, and I’m not getting any $$$ to talk about this!*

I’ll get straight to it-this was part of Revlon’s #Dare to Wear and in my case, it was dare to wear……blue.

From the press release:

Revlon introduces PhotoReady primer + shadow, a palette that allows for limitless eye looks in one convenient package.  Add sparkle for more drama, use wet to dial up the intensity and go from day to night with the swipe of an applicator.  Each Revlon PhotoReady primer + shadow kit includes a lid smoothing primer, three expertly coordinated shadows that can be used wet or dry and a sparkle top goat to give the eyes added flare.  The palette is designed to take the guess work out of application with a unique eye shape layout and suggested “How To” on the back of each package.

Features and Benefits:

-Creates limitless possibilities in eye looks

-Professional results with easy to follow pan layout and “How To” suggestions on back of package

-Each palette includes powder primer to even out the lids and create a smooth canvas, highly pigmented shadows that can be worn wet or dry and a sparkle top coat to add dimension and drama

-Luminous pigments for eye catching colour and sparkle

Suggested retail $12.95 CAD

Blue is not my first choice when it comes to eyeshadow and the number one reason is that I have blue eyes. I can pull off a navy or a teal but I don’t tend to gravitate towards blue.  So when I talk about this particular product, I am going to talk about it in terms of performance.


Packaging:  pretty standard case, nice and light.  It’s a decent amount of shadow for the money.


My thoughts:

Overall, not too shabby for a drugstore product.  It’s a decent amount of product for the money.  Shadows are fairly pigmented and remind me of Wet and Wild (if you needed something to compare it to).  If you wanted a ‘stronger’ look, you can build these shadows-and of course, wet them if you desire something ultra intense! I didn’t care for the ‘primer’ included in the palette as it caused creasing within 3 hours of application on my eyes.  I can appreciate the eye-shaped palette, but feel that if I was to use this everyday, how would I get my brush into the thinner end of the ‘eye’? I  know a lot of people won’t care for the sparkle top coat, but I love it and used it to transform my day look into a night look. I do LIKE the palette but won’t rave about this particular one’s color (although I am grateful to receive it).


swatches are without primer and just one pass

swatches are without primer and just one pass

This is a great palette for…..

-someone who wants to take the guess work out of a look

-someone who likes to travel light-I’m contemplating the palette in the neutral colors or purple

-someone who wants a versatile palette but doesn’t want to spend a lot of $$

Like I said, overall this is a fairly decent product-if you have the opportunity to swatch it, please do and I know there are several reviews on various blogs/vlogs.

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