Tuesday, January 21, 2014

On 4:55 PM by Hira Tabassum in , ,    45 comments
Today I will be reviewing Rivaj Uk Eyeshadow Base/ Eyeshadow Sealer. Does it, in PKR 190, deliver what any eyeshadow primer out there promises? Keep on reading to find out.

Rivaj Uk Eyeshadow Sealer
Rivaj Uk Eyeshadow Sealer
Rivaj Uk Eyeshadow Sealer consistency
Rivaj Uk Eyeshadow Sealer left: just applied, right: rubbed with hand

My Experience:
I am not really an eyeshadow person. The only reason I bought this eyeshadow sealer (read haul post) was because my curiosity got the better of me and I wanted to see what a product of this price could actually do. Judgy, right?
The product comes in a round, transparent container with a doe foot applicator. The product itself is liquidy with a milky white color which of course is transparent when applied.
In my opinion what a primer does is provide a smooth surface for application of shadows, a base for them to adhere to, make the color appear vibrant and increase the wear time. Rivaj Uk eyeshadow sealer does provide a smooth surface for application and eyeshadows do adhere better to eyes with this primer applied underneath. But this is not a big plus for me as the same results can be achieved with a concealer applied on the lids. As you can see in the swatches above it does not enhance the color or pigmentation of shimmery shades but adds a pop to the matte colors. This earned it a big plus one from me. The max I have worn Rivaj Uk Eyeshadow sealer is 4 hours and it kept my eye makeup in place, without any creasing. What I would like to mention here is that my eyes are not very oily and it is fairly 6 hours before I ever face any eye makeup issues.
This primer is oil based and after few hours of just sitting there, its oils start to float on top which is not a pretty sight and makes shaking before use a must. This also means that if you apply too much, rather than helping, it will create a mess. I dab the applicator four times on my lid and then spread the product using my finger. As I mentioned earlier, my lids are not oily so the ones with oily lids will have to be extra careful with this product. Still, my personal opinion is that this product will not fare well on oily lids.
That being said, I think this product is a true definition of value for money. For the price I paid, it does deliver.

Positives:
  • Eyeshadow looks packed together.
  • Provides a smooth surface for eyeshadow application.
  • Provides a base for eyeshadows to adhere to.
  • Brightens matte shadows.
  • Keeps the eyeshadows from creasing.
  • Easy to use.
  • Budget friendly.
  • Easily available.
Negatives:
  • Not suitable for use on oily lids.
  • Oils separate from the product.
Price and Availability: Rivaj Uk Eyeshadow Sealer retails at the price of PKR 190 (approx $2- price may have changed now). Rivaj Uk is easily available throughout the country. It can also be bought online from Eye Love Makeup.

My Rating: 3.5/5

Love,
Hira.

45 comments:

  1. This is so affordable and the results are pretty good. I am not much of an eyeshadow girl, so I don't usually buy eye primers or stuff. This one is so budget friendly and there's no harm in trying :)

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    1. I could not resist buying it for the same reason.

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  2. WoW! At this price, it can ooze out oils and still be fine! :D But, really, this is great for budget buys. I must add this to the list! <3

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    1. The price might be different at other shops but I think it will not cross 250 so you are good to go :)

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  3. I used and reviewed it too ^_^ and i agree to every word you say.HOwever i would like to add one thing.NOw that after some 6-7 months ,it started smelling like rotten bananas.I threw it ofcourse.eeewwww

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  4. This was my first ever eyeshadow primer too :)

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  5. THis seems a decent one! Review :)

    xoxo
    Gowmy

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  6. I've only started using eyeshadow primers when I got my first full eyeshadow palette haha and this is the first time I've heard of this brand or product. The oil based part definitely is not good for me because I have an oily eyelids unfortunately. x

    Donah
    giglove

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    1. Its a locally available brand in Pakistan donah :)

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  7. This sounds great! Too bad I have oily skin. :(

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    1. You can give it a try. Who knows, it might work :) thanks for stopping by

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  8. I've never heard of this brand but it wouldn't do any good on me because I have oily skin. Great review by the way!

    http://www.littlemisssmexy.com

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    1. Thanks for appreciation nicole. Its a locally available brand in Pakistan

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  9. Never heard of this brand. It obviously isn't available here in Indonesia. Great review btw.


    GIG LOVE
    www.nellanelwan.com

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    1. Thanks for appreciation nella. Its a locally available brand in Pakistan :)

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  10. i have oily lids, not suitable for me then!!! :-(
    http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.in/2014/01/everteen-natural-intimate-wash-review.html

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  11. hi there! i haven't heard of this product before but i use the urban decay potion as primer for my lids. and i must say that i really like it because i don't experience creasing after a full day of wearing eyeshadow :-)

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  12. Well, it's definitely cheap! You can't beat $2... usually that cheap is total crap, haha. :)

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  13. gotta be the cheapest primer i've ever seen! 0.o
    gig love

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  14. looks like a great cheap eye primer but too bad i have oily lids so this maybe will not fit to me..

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  15. I have quite oily lids so i don't think this is for me, i do prefer smooth eyeshadow base but your post is well done ! #GIGlove
    http://bemaiko.wordpress.com

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  16. i need to buy what of this, I think this could be th ekey for a succesfull makeup.
    xxx

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  17. great product but it seem doesn't work much...

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  18. I still do not fully understand this products, but just like you....my curiosity would have forced me to buy it :D
    giglove!

    novelstyleblog.com

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  19. First of all, "doe foot" is the best thing ever, thank you for teaching me that phrase!! Second, this is a beautiful looking product. I'm not big on eye shadows either but I adore a good cream version! #GIGLove

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  20. This looks like a good one but if this is not suited for oily eyelids then this would not be suited for most of the people!! Big disadvantage :( Thanks for an honest review hun :)

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    1. Thankyou for appreciation Shomi :) xoxo

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  21. Looks good! And the price too! Would love to try it as well. :)

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  22. this is very affordable, but only 4 hours in dry lids it’s not good at all...I have very oily lids so this probably won’t work on me at all :(, thank you the review hun, skip for me :)

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  23. Haven't heard of this brand.. but it sure sounds good.. worth a try I guess!!

    xx Chaicy
    Style.. A Pastiche!
    P.S. Giveaway on the blog - http://bit.ly/SAPGVBlk

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  24. It is very affordable, so I guess it's good for the price.

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  25. I like the name, Eyeshadow sealer. XD
    Too bad it's not suitable for oily lids though.

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  26. I never had any good experience with lipstick sealer, not sure I would risk tying an eyeshadow sealer.

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  27. I usually use the Urban Decay primer Potion..That's the best primer I've used so far =)

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  28. The price is so cheap, but if it doesnt hold for as long as 10+ hours, I'd be quite upset! :p

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  29. wow a difference in pigmentation. shame about it not suiting oily lids

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  30. My eye primer hero is UDPP hehe :D But this one is way cheaper so I might try this later!

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  31. i acutally just discovered eye primer a couple months ago,lol..funny right? i love it now, makes such a difference. giglove

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  32. I am not an eyeshadow person, but you are brave to try this product! Not sure if I will purchase the same item though. My face tends to get oily. Giglove

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  33. I have oily lids, so I always have to make sure to put an eye primer on whether I'm using shadow or eyeliner. The first one I bought was from ELF but it still made my shadows crease :/

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  34. Wow it looks so good but I have oily skin so I think it doesnt suit me :(

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  35. this is a keeper
    http://beautyanddewdrop.blogspot.com/

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