Revlon PhotoReady Prep Set Refresh Mist Makeup Setting Spray Review

22nd May 2018

I feel like every drugstore brand is launching their own makeup setting spray right now with the likes of Makeup Revolution, L’Oreal, Maybelline and Barry M all launching new setting sprays within the last few weeks. I tend to find Revlon to be quite a consistent brand so when I spotted their new setting spray; the Revlon PhotoReady Prep Set Refresh Mist, I decided I had to give it a try but I was surprised when my Superdrug order arrived as the bottle only contains 56ml for £7.99 which isn’t great value at all.

There was no mention of how much product was included within the bottle, and the mls is actually hidden in the photo on Superdrug’s website which I think is very misleading. To put the volume into perspective, the L’Oreal Infallible Fixing Spray is 100ml and £8.99, the Rimmel Fixing Spray is 100ml and £6.99 and the Makeup Revolution Sport Fixing Spray contains 100ml and is £5. If the volume of the Revlon PhotoReady Prep Set Refresh Mist had been included within the product description, I’d never have ordered it as the bottle is tiny.

Revlon PhotoReady Prep Set Refresh Mist Makeup Setting Spray Review

The new Revlon PhotoReady Mist does more than just prime. Triple duty – in one spritz! 

  • Prime: Hydrating formula infused with botanical fruit complex, leaves skin softer and smoother. Spray before applying makeup to create a smooth, even canvas.
  • Set: Fine micro mist creates an invisible weightless veil on the skin to lock in makeup all day. Spray after application to set your freshly applied makeup look all day without fading or smudging.
  • Refresh: Refreshing cucumber scent reawakens tired skin and senses. Reapply spray throughout the day to refresh your skin and maintain a perfected finish.”

Revlon PhotoReady Prep Set Refresh Mist Makeup Setting Spray Review

The Revlon PhotoReady Prep Set Refresh Mist Makeup Setting Spray has a really nice, fine mist which evenly coats the face without leaving the skin feeling wet. The cucumber scent is really refreshing and I don’t notice any stinging when using this spray which is always the make or break for me with setting sprays.

I just couldn’t get on with the Urban Decay All Nighter or Chill Setting Sprays as the high alcohol content stung my skin so bad, but this is a lot gentler in comparison and does feel relatively hydrating for a setting spray. In terms of being a priming spray, I’ve not noticed any benefits. It’s effective at setting my makeup and prolonging the weartime whilst imparting a dewy finish to the skin but it’s not the best setting spray I’ve used for longevity.

For me the Gerard Cosmetics Slay All Day Sprays are a lot more effective and their 100ml size is £15.95 so I’d recommend the Gerard Cosmetics sprays over Revlon as they’re essentially the same price if you were to buy two bottles of the 56ml Revlon Spray. I don’t think it’s a bad setting spray, and I find it to be better than the L’Oreal Infallible Fixing Mist which left white spots on my face but for £7.99 I think there are better alternatives especially when you consider you’re getting almost half the product you are with the likes of Rimmel, L’Oreal, Makeup Revolution and MUA.

Have you tried the new Revlon makeup setting spray? Which is your favourite setting spray?

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