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Monday, January 9, 2012

Reviva Labs Makeup Primer Review and giveaway (CLOSED)!!!!

A while ago I was contacted by Anna from Reviva Labs to review one of their most popular products, the Reviva Labs Makeup Primer. I was very excited because I've always been curious about Reviva Labs--I've seen their products at my nearby Ulta and Whole Foods Market.

Some quick information on Reviva Labs that I gathered from their site that I found interesting:
-"For over 38 Years Reviva Labs has been producing all natural skin-care products that help leave your skin healthier and more youthful-looking."
-"No animal testing! Before it was even an issue (way back in 1973), we announced the testing of our products in skin-care salons rather than on animals"
-The first to introduce exfoliation to america...with our European LIGHT SKIN PEEL
(We were explaining the importance of exfoliation years before the cosmetics giants introduced their versions)

Now onto the Makeup Primer. It is a silicone based primer that is not only fragrance free but also packed with some pretty good things for your skin, like COQ10 (a protective antioxidant), olive oil, vitamin D3 and vitamin A. If you're new to primers, makeup primers are essentially a base for your makeup. Primers should smooth your skin out so your makeup can apply easily and hopefully make your makeup last longer as well. This primer did all that and more!

How to use: " Apply over moisturizer or instead of moisturizer. Lines fill in, pores are concealed, excess oil is controlled. Skin so touchable, so silky smooth, you will find it hard to believe."
I literally do one pump for a pea sized amount and it is enough to cover my entire face. I always apply right after my skincare routine and before I apply any foundation or concealer.

I love the packaging. The primer comes in a small bottle with a pump. I love that it is in a pump instead of in a squeeze tube or tub. It's hygenic and one pump yields the perfect amount!
Ingredients! I love that it's paraben free!
I LOVE this primer. With any new makeup product, I'm always worried that something new will cause my skin to breakout. I've also experienced breakouts from silicone based primers in the past (such as Smashbox) so I did not have the highest expectations. I was VERY wrong!! I'm pleased to report that I did not break out or experience any irritation from this primer! It claims to be non-comedogenic and is fragrance free, so it didn't clog my pores or cause me to break out! One thing to note is how nice it is to see a simple ingredients list that isn't pages long lol!

I've also found that it really does help my makeup stay on much longer than my usual primers and keeps my oily skin at bay for hours and hours . If you want to look perfect for a night out, this primer will definitely help achieve that goal. For those who aren't oily like me, I think it would also work for dry skin types as well because of how moisturizing it feels on my face. The primer absorbs into the skin easily and just makes everything feel sooooo smooth and silky--my skin has never felt this soft before. It makes makeup glide on easily and it really does help to blur imperfections (like larger pores) and make my skin look more polished. I can definitely tell it makes my smile lines and acne scars look and feel smoother.

I really like the consistency of the primer. It's completely clear and has a very moisturizing, gel texture. Once applied it absorbs into the skin very quickly and doesn't leave your skin feeling greasy. It makes my skin feel perfectly hydrated.
This is the pea sized amount you get from one pump of the makeup primer! The perfect amount for the entire face!
The Reviva Labs Makeup Primer retails for $19.50 for 1 fl.oz of product. The price is much more affordable in comparison to other brands---for example, Smashbox and Laura Mercier both have primers that are over double the cost for the same amount of product.

I really can't say enough good things about this primer! It makes my skin look smooth and feel silky and enhances my makeup application and longevity. It also shockingly, kept my face from getting too oily--something many other primers have failed at. This is definitely a primer I would recommend to everyone! I like my Laura Mercier primers for lighter makeup days but they never really wowed me like this one. If I ever get through the bottle of Reviva labs makeup primer I will most definitely be repurchasing!!

Now for the giveaway!!
Reviva Labs has kindly offered to sponsor a giveaway for my readers! One lucky winner will win this primer!!
How to Enter:
-You must be a follower of my blog (via google friend connect)
-Leave a comment below on this post with your name and email (please comment only once!).
-If you'd like a second entry, you can post on your blog about this giveaway! Just be sure to link your blog post in the comments below so I know about it!
-You must be 18 years or older to enter (or have your parents permission if younger)
-This particular giveaway is for US residents only (sorry!)

This giveaway will run until February 1st, 2012. I will notify the winner (chosen by by email a couple of days after the contest ends. The winner will have 48 hours to accept the prize. If i don't get a response within that time then the prize will go to another winner. Good luck to everyone!!

Also, make sure to check out the Reviva Labs Facebook Page and Twitter. They are constantly updating with information about their products, reviews, and giveaways for their products as well!

Thanks again to Reviva Labs for kindly letting me review this product and for hosting the giveaway! I will definitely be trying more Reviva Labs products in the future! Also, let me know what you think about the Reviva Labs primer and if you've tried it before! Do you have a primer you already love??

Disclaimer:  The product was sent to me by Reviva Labs to review for free. I am not affiliated with Reviva Labs, nor am I paid at all to endorse their products. My views are completely honest and influenced by my personal experience only. 


  1. GFC: missfabulousx
    Name: Emilee F

    Thank you :)

  2. I've never actually used or even tried primer before! (except for fyrinnae's rice powder primer but I feel like that doesn't really count). Thanks for the giveaway! (most obnoxious email award)

  3. Wow! this sounds amazing! I've always had problems with silicone based primers breaking me out too, so I tend to shy away from them, but this sounds really nice, and the fact that it has a simple ingredient list! bonus!

    Name: Kalee

  4. Oh this looks amazing! Ever since I moved, it's been so hard to find Reviva Labs's awesome products in stores for me - I had no idea they even made such a paraben-free primer! What super anti-aging ingredients, too :)
    Name - Yun
    email - mascara . and . marginalia at gmail dot com (...remove all spaces to avoid spam ;) I already follow your gorgeous blog looks so I'm excited to enter!

  5. Awesome give-away!
    GFC: kher
    name: Kia

  6. Name: Brandy


  7. WOW, I've never heard of this product, but you've made me a believer!!! YES, please enter me!!!

    GFC: Maryam Maquillage

  8. I've been wanting to try this product; heard it's very good.

    jrothke @

  9. Shame I can not enter, im in the UK!

    Just started a beauty/fashion blog hop! come and join in

  10. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I follow you via GFC.
    Annalisa Diaz
    Champion1953 at

  11. I've heard about this and would love to win it!

  12. GFC: soccermom1
    Name: Rondah
    Email: rjs682 at yahoo dot com

  13. Thanks for the chance
    tmc480 at yahoo dot com

  14. woow great post
    new follower of ur blog
    follow back my blog

  15. GFC: Danielle/See Shop Love!

    Thank you :)

  16. I follow via GFC - Karlatrx
    karlatrx AT gmail DOT com

  17. Hey,saw your link on Kims blog and I follow you now.I´d appreciate if you follow back.Have a great weekend.
    xoxo Sabrina

  18. follow! Thanks so much. :-) Looks wonderful. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

  19. Please count me in - I'm always looking for a better primer!

  20. I am following. Plese enter me!!
    ryanac32 at yahoo dot com

  21. Would love to try this, thanks!

    I'm following via Google Friend Connect [Sus] and Google Reader both.

    Email: sus333[at]gmail[dot]com


  22. This sounds like a miracle worker! I have the worst time with pores and some fine lines and nothing seems to work. I would love to try this.

  23. That looks really interesting! =)

  24. I'm always on the hunt for a better primer and this sounds wonderful!
    GFC: MemomMon
    Twitter: MemomMon

  25. GFC- Cari Welsh

    Thank you!

  26. Hi, thanks for offering a giveaway. :)
    I've only tried one primer & I'm still not sure if it makes me break out, Lol, so this would be nice to try too!


  27. I'd love to try this primer because it has natural ingredients and no parabens.

    GFC - Kirsten Perez
    Email -

  28. my gfc is - ramblings of a part time druid.
    name - traci Goodwin
    email -

    I'd love to try this primer.

  29. GFC: Krafty Kendall
    Name: Kendall Swentik
    Additional Entry:

  30. Follower
    Alicia Arnold

  31. Wow! This sounds great. Thanks for the chance,

  32. I'm following on gfc- cindy


  33. I'm always willing to try something new!!!!I currently use Lancome.

  34. Sounds like a product I would like to try !

  35. This review is really good i like your post will buy this product very soon thanks for share this with us...

  36. A good primer is hard to find so naturally, I'm excited to try this stuff out! Thanks!

    Kellie Young



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