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Egg frying in oil. That's how I look if I don't use a makeup primer. Scrambled or sunny side up, it doesn't matter because grease takes the lead. Add makeup meltdown, now that's one badly-cooked egg!
Recently I had the opportunity to try another product from Reviva Labs, a company known for its all-natural skincare line. Retailing for $19.50, this makeup primer is surprisingly impressive for a number of reasons.
Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol), Olive Oil, Coenzyme Q10, Squalane.
So let's start by counting the ingredients, seven in total right? A similar primer sold at Sephora has 20+ unnecessary fillers yet both perform the same function. The question is, will you pay for what's in it or what's in it for you? If you're into natural and affordable products, Reviva Labs is the logical choice.
Dimethicone is a common ingredient in primers because it acts like a protective barrier and fills in pores and lines which makes your skin look somewhat flawless. The only downside to most dimethicone- based makeup primers I have tried is the strong chemical fragrance. For whatever reason, Reviva Labs did a good job of eliminating the funk.
The consistency of this primer is on the thicker side but it does feel velvety and smooth upon application. I used two pumps to cover my entire face (over face serum). Overall, I'm pleased that it helped preserve my makeup throughout the day, reduced my pores albeit temporarily, and slightly controlled the ever greasy pan, my face that is!
Have you tried this primer?