Reviews: Revlon Youth FX Fill + Blur forehead primer, foundation and concealer

Revlon’s launched a new collection of primers and optical-diffusing products called Youth FX and many of the products are serious gems save for the Fill + Blur Primer for face and neck (R199) which didn’t hit home for me. (I found it very thick and I struggled to spread it around.) The Fill + Blur Primer for Forehead (R199), however, is Fantastic with a capital F.

Revlon Youth FX Fill + Blur forehead primer

I’ve tried loads of primers and love that this one’s got a super thin, almost serum-like texture. Revlon’s all ‘apply this to your forehead’ but I’ve been slapping it wherever I’ve got enlarged pores and fine lines (over my moisturiser) and find it does a brilliant job of instantly softening, smoothing and blurring. The difference it makes to the pores on the side of my nose alone is so visible it’s like I’m suddenly in my twenties again!

The applicator is kind of like a nail polish brush. I just paint it on willy nilly and spread it with a sponge or my fingers.

Another winner from the Youth FX range is the Fill + Blur foundation (R349).

Revlon Youth FX Fill + Blur foundation

Revlon considers this a high coverage foundation but I disagree. If you’ve got serious pigmentation or pimples you’re still going to have to reach for your concealer or stick with a weightier product. But if you’re looking to even out your skin tone with a lovely, lightweight foundation with a mousse-like texture then this guy is your friend. I’ve used this with and without the primer and love that it’s super easy to blend and, as it’s formulated with lots of silicones it definitely does have a soft-focus effect.

Swatched on the left and blended on the right.

While the initial effect is a matte one, it doesn’t leave you looking flat (thanks to the light reflecting aspect) and, on my skin, it does eventually turn a bit ‘dewy’ as I’m an oily-combo girl but I sort this out with oil-blotting paper. Those with drier skin types or anyone who’s not hung up on super long-lasting coverage, however, might find they’re looking at a new favourite.

As far as the Fill + Blur concealer (R199) goes, I consider this a very nice drugstore alternative to YSL Touche Eclat.

Revlon Youth FX Fill + Blur concealer

Much like YSL’s option, I wouldn’t rely on this for coverage but as far as lightening and brightening goes it’s a solid pick.

The sponge applicator makes it super easy to sweep around your entire under eye area and really does ‘lift’ this part of your face.

If you’re big into contouring you’ll know about the kind of ‘sweep’ I’m talking about and for that it’s actually ideal. Then, if you’ve got any dark circles that you still want to disguise you can simply apply a heavier concealer on top of Revlon’s and you’ll be good to go.

See anything you’d like to try yourself?

Love, love

Leigh

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Editor of South African beauty blog Lipgloss is my Life.

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