I recently read this post from British Beauty Blogger about ageism in the beauty industry. This one from Caroline Hirons is also worth a read. But what really struck me about Jane’s article was her reference to Revlon’s Youth FX range.
This kind of terminology is so prevalent in the beauty industry that it actually completely bypassed me. And I’m usually quite astute. Anti-ageing and similar terms are loaded with negative connotations. BUT that’s definitely for another blog post that I’ll be visiting soon.
I’ve been using products from the new Revlon Youth FX* range for quite a while now and I have mixed feelings about the range. From the name you can most probably tell it’s for older skin types. I’ll start with the Revlon Youth FX Fill + Blur Foundation*. This product is receiving quite mixed reviews and I have to admit it can be a tricky product to use. The formula of Revlon Youth FX foundation is thick and mousse like and really reminds me of La Roche Posay Effaclar BB Blur, the formulas are very similar. The Revlon offering does seem to be more aimed at drier skin types though. My skin is combination: oily t-zone and ‘normal’ everywhere else for reference. Revlon Youth FX foundation works incredibly well with the Revlon Youth FX Fill + Blur Primer for Face and Neck*. This primer gives a really nice surface for the foundation to be applied on. I’m really fussy with primers generally (with the exception of the new Ren Perfect Canvas) but the Revlon Youth FX face and neck primer is brilliant. It feels less silicone-y than other silicone primers, spreads easily, blurs pores etc and seems to make Revlon FX foundation last longer. Both of these products together gives a really nice base; a medium coverage finish that is velvety and healthy looking.
I’ve also been using Revlon Youth FX Fill + Blur Concealer*. This is a wonderfully creamy concealer that really brightens the eye area up. It’s supposed to minimise the appearance of crow’s feet. I have several forming, although I prefer to call them laughter lines personally, and I found that this settles a bit in them throughout the day. Due to its creaminess the concealer needs setting with a little bit powder. The Revlon Youth FX Fill + Blur Concealer is a good under eye concealer.
And lastly in the range is Revlon Youth FX Fill + Blur Primer for Forehead*. This primer is specifically aimed at reducing the appearance of deep wrinkles in the forehead. Revlon Youth FX Fill + Blur Primer for Forehead is more runny than Revlon Youth FX Fill + Blur Primer for Face and Neck and is applied using a tiny brush. The primer goes on easy and is unnoticeable on the skin, so any skin tone can use this. I’m unsure if this product actually does what it says though. I don’t have any deep wrinkles in my forehead so it might just be that this product isn’t aimed at me (yet) so I don’t see any benefit from it.
Have you tried anything from the Revlon Youth FX range?
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