I never really bothered with using a primer before. I have an oily skin & it becomes super greasy in summers specially in florida so I don’t even bother with liquid foundations. The only thing I use is my MUFE duo-mat powder with some occasional bronzer. But with summers & powders I noticed that due to moisture & skin oils, the powders get coagulated on the skin. Thus I’ve come to a conclusion that its about time I start using face primers. And luckily at that time, I came across Reviva labs.
Cost : $19.50
Available online & in whole foods.
My Experience with the primer : It has a transparent gel like texture. It is a little bit thick & not runny or watery. I initially thought I can use it as a serum on its own. Also one good thing is : it did not have any kind of odour. I use a teeny amount on my cheeks, mainly T-zone & the reminder on my neck. For some reason I allow it to settle down for a couple of minutes. It really does make my foundation glide on my skin. Also, the powder foundation gets applied evenly and stays like that without accumulating in my pores. My main concern was dimethicone breaking me out which it did not (thank God!) Although I must say it doesn’t mattify my skin. rather, it gives a creamy sheen to it[not cheeky or oily]. But the staying power does not work in my case. In the FL sun, it lasts just a couple of hrs more than without me priming. I still have to dab my face with a tissue/blotting paper. In AC it sits just fine. I’m guessing, normal to dry skinned people would benefit a lot from this primer.
[P.S : Product kindly supplied by the PR. Opinions strictly personal. kindly see my disclaimer for doubts]
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