Reviva Labs Makeup Primer: Review

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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?

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45 Comments

  1. May 27, 2014 / 11:34 am

    I have been curious about this because I'm trying to pair down the ingredients in my beauty products. I didn't have much success with my last Reviva product, so that's why I haven't picked it up. Sounds like it might be worth a shot!

  2. May 27, 2014 / 12:06 pm

    I haven´t tried this primer, but it is in my wish list!

  3. May 27, 2014 / 1:25 pm

    I love this primer! I have been using it for years!

  4. May 27, 2014 / 2:16 pm

    Reviva Labs can do no wrong! This is next on my list of products to buy!

  5. May 27, 2014 / 2:48 pm

    Love Love LOVE this primer. Simply keeps makeup on lock down. Great post and love your picture.

  6. May 27, 2014 / 2:59 pm

    I love this brand but never tried their primer. Sounds like a great product to use.

  7. May 27, 2014 / 5:22 pm

    Their primer is great but it takes forever for it to set before I put foundation on it.

  8. May 27, 2014 / 8:49 pm

    LOL! Yes, I do know the egg frying in oil look all too well!

  9. May 27, 2014 / 9:31 pm

    This is on my list. I love Reviva, I have a couple of their products in my regular skin care arsenal. I can't live without face primer, my foundation just falls apart without it. 🙂

    • May 28, 2014 / 6:59 am

      me too! just when I thought my skin is changing as I age, but no I still need a primer.

  10. May 28, 2014 / 12:44 am

    Nope, I have yet to try this primer but it definitely sounds promising. Great review!

  11. May 28, 2014 / 1:41 am

    I have never used Reviva primer, looks awesome. You should try Michael Marcus primer and/or MUFE Al Mat (it is expensive but it is the best oil control primer probably followed by Smashbox Photolight).

  12. May 28, 2014 / 2:28 am

    I have been hearing so many awesome things about this brand. This sounds awesome!

  13. May 28, 2014 / 3:44 pm

    I heard so many amazing things about this primer!

  14. May 28, 2014 / 5:48 pm

    I wish I had as good of results with the primer myself, I'm glad it works for you though!

  15. May 29, 2014 / 3:13 am

    I have been eyeing this primer for some time now 🙂

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