Friday, May 25, 2012

Reviva Labs Makeup Primer Review

One of the sponsors of our FL Beauty Bloggers event was Reviva Labs. One of the items they gave us was their makeup primer. I use tinted moisturizer, so I don't tend to really use a makeup primer unless I am going out at night. I have never really seen a big difference when using one. But since we received it for review I thought I would give it a shot.

According to the Reviva Labs website their makeup primer  "fills in lines, pores are concealed, excess oil is controlled. Skin so touchable, so silky smooth, you will find it hard to believe." I don't have huge pores, so I can't speak to that, but it did fill in my lines and it kept my face from getting shiny which is impressive. My skin also felt smooth to the touch. When I first put it on, I waited a few minutes before putting on my makeup. I think this is the one of the reasons I don't use primers. I'm always running late, so I avoid products that I need to let soak in before moving on to the next step. But I waited just to test it out for you guys. LOL!

I put my makeup on like I normally do from there and went on my way. I'm not one of those women who looks in the mirror obsessively throughout the day. I will look before taking a picture but that is pretty much it. I was busy packing orders when I tested it out the first day so I never even looked. I was running around working and just completely forgot I was testing it out if I'm being perfectly honest. Then at about 11pm when I was going to wash my face, I realized my makeup looked like I JUST applied it! Normally I have to use a makeup setting spray to get my makeup to last this long. Usually by the end of the day all but my eyeliner and mascara is long gone!

My makeup last night with the wind blowing my hair all over the place! I try to keep my makeup natural looking and wasn't a fan of the closeup face shots, so this is the best one that shows that I am actually wearing makeup. 
I tested this again on Monday and on Tuesday I said I was going to test it again, but to be honest, I'm hooked! Yesterday I had a friends birthday dinner and when I came home I was super tired so I just went to bed. I didn't even bother taking my makeup off. I am pretty good about washing my face at night, but sometimes exhaustion just takes over. Last night was one of those nights. I woke up this morning and my hair was sticking up all over the place, I had sheet marks on my cheek, my face was a bit puffy from sleeping, but my makeup was 100% in place! I was NOT expecting that at all! I can't believe that you can get these types of results from a primer without a setting spray! I am completely hooked! Now I want to try more of their products to see if they are equally as amazing!

I wish the lighting was better this morning, but honestly I hadn't had all my coffee yet, so I wasn't about to move! If I wasn't being lazy I would have gone into the sun so you could see that not just was my eyeshadow and blush still intact, even my lipstick was still on! It was matted but still there. I could have gotten up and ready and skipped the makeup this morning! 
And for those of you that care, here was my outfit of the day for yesterday. I left my sunglasses in the car, so I ended up squinting in all the pictures! It looks like I'm super posing in the right picture, but my hair was blowing everywhere, so I had no choice! LOL!
Reviva Labs Makeup Primer retails for $19 on their website. Overall this is the best primer I have ever tried and I am hooked! It did fill in my lines, and gave me an overall airbrushed look. It kept my face from getting shiny mid way through the day and it makes my makeup stay in place all day. The only downside is waiting for it to soak in, but that is consistent with every other primer I have tried, so this is normal and I'm just impatient. I highly recommend you give them a try!



10 comments:

  1. Wow, that primer does look like it does a great job! I love your OOTD! And I always like when your leg tat peeks out, lol. I know you weren't happy with it, but I like your hair right now, too!
    Just got some new Cult goodies in the mail a couple of days ago...BRIGHT stuff for summer! Looking forward to trying them out!

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    1. Thank you! I am seriously impressed with this primer! I use it every day now as part of my makeup routine! As for the hair, it's growing on me. (Pun not intended! LOL)

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  2. Crikey, you are one glamorous woman! You don't even need cosmetics let alone primer!

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    1. Aww thanks! Believe me though, this primer definitely helps!

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  3. very interesting. I've never tried a primer and now I want to :)

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    1. I have tried several with moderate success. This one seriously impressed me. You should definitely try it!

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  4. You look amazing Maria! I have never been a big makeup primer user myself, until I have found Reviva Labs makeup primer really holds mineral eye shadow in place. They are an amazing company and a blast to work with..

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  5. I love primers but I've had a hard time finding one I really like. Can't wait to try this! BTW, I LOVE your haircut. I wish I could wear mine short like that. It looks great on you!

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