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  • I use their foundation every day, and their powder for touchups, but I've suffered a particular problem I was hoping Revlon could also help me with
  • I think the climate change from the south to the north really did a number on my body, my complexion and the overall function of my skin, and the oil problem has escalated
  • I had heard a makeup artist say on a televion show that the best way to combat oily skin was to use a primer before applying makeup, and this would block the oil from rising to the surface and would leave a matte finish for you to apply the foundation
  • Then I found that Revlon had put out a primer of their own, the Beyond Natural Smoothing Primer, which is supposed to reduce the look of oily skin and prepare the skin for the application of makeup
  • Luckily, it wasn't too expensive, or it would have been an even bigger regret on my part


    • by Anasuya
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      If makeup were a drug, Revlon products would be my drug of choice. I use their foundation every day, and their powder for touchups, but I’ve suffered a particular problem I was hoping Revlon could also help me with. Every since I could remember, I’ve had excessively oily skin which seems to have gotten worse since I’ve moved to Michigan several years ago. I think the climate change from the south to the north really did a number on my body, my complexion and the overall function of my skin, and the oil problem has escalated. I have to use blotting sheets every couple hours throughout the day, which means I’m going through a $4 pack of blotting sheets every four or five days! This can get a bit costly, so I was hoping that I could find a product that would help keep the oil under control. It dind’t have to be a make-up, per say, just a skin care product. I had heard a makeup artist

      say on a televion show that the best way to combat oily skin was to use a primer before applying makeup, and this would block the oil from rising to the surface and would leave a matte finish for you to apply the foundation. So, I was on the hunt for a primer, and over the next couple months, had a few ups and downs in that department. Then I found that Revlon had put out a primer of their own, the Beyond Natural Smoothing Primer, which is supposed to reduce the look of oily skin and prepare the skin for the application of makeup. And, it wasn’t just the the look of oily skin I was trying to avoid either… it was the blemishes that having oily skin caused. I figured a primer would help keep the breakouts (though they are mild) to a minimum.

      I’m not sure at ALL why this was labeled as a primer to prevent oil, because this product feels oily or watery ...


      • to the touch, and actually leaves a bit of a sheen of its own on the skin after application. I applied it all over my face, as directed, and then because it was so “wet” looking, decided to wait a half an hour before applying my makeup over it, to see if it would dry to a matte finish. Not so. Didn’t dry at all. I would say this product is best used by people who have excessively DRY skin, because this moistens it, and then your makeup will apply more evenly. But if moisture and oil is a big problem for you, this product only exasperates it and makes it more pronounced. When I first used it, and then applied my foundation over it, I was shocked to see that the foundation actually clumped and didn’t go on nearly as smooth as it always had before, and I found this particularly sad because my foundation is also a Revlon product! You’d think they would work in conjunction
        with another, but such was not the case.

        I think the main perk to this primer is if you use a mineral or powder makeup as your foundation or concealer, because it holds this kind of makeup in place very well. However, I used a liquid foundation and a pressed powder concealer, and applying the powder was my downfall, because that’s when the primer, being so greasy and oily feeling, would shift all the makeup around and have it clumping up unnecessarily. To say that I was disappointed in this product is not saying enough, especially since I love my Revlon foundation and colorstay powder. I figured this product (though a more affordable primer at only $12 compared to the $15 I was normally encountering), would be that one magic ingredient to add to my makeup bag, but I essentially had to toss it after the first use and consider it a loss. Luckily, it wasn’t too expensive, or it would have been an even bigger regret on my part.




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