Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Rimmel Fix and Perfect Primer | Review

I bought this primer way back in February and wrote briefly about it in my 'Boots Haul + Reviews' post. I had promised a more in-depth review of it in March so three months later I'm finally getting round to it! I wear this primer under my foundation most days and find that it makes it easier to apply my foundation and makes it last all day.

It claims to be a 5-in-1 product. It says that it smoothes, resurfaces, brightens, mattifies and protects the skin as well as prolonging foundation wear. The first thing I will say is that I agree that it smoothes, resurfaces, brightens and protects but I don't agree that it mattifies. It has a moisturising feel to it and I find it looks and feels more like a hydrating primer than a mattifying one. This is great for my dry skin because it allows my foundation to just glide on and look really smooth. I love how moisturised it makes my skin feel! But I wouldn't recommend it if you have oily skin. I could imagine it would do the opposite and make your foundation slide off so soon after applying it. 

I find that this primer is great at prolonging foundation wear. I apply it after moisturising, put on my foundation and put a small amount of powder on top to keep it in place and I find my make-up can last for ages. In fact, last week I had to go into school for an exam and wanted to put on a bit of foundation because my skin wasn't looking good at all. I used this under the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation (which I previously wrote a review about here) and it stayed perfectly in place from about 7:30am to 10pm. That's a miracle!

Overall, the only remotely negative thing about this primer is, as I said, I don't find it mattifying so I wouldn't go for it if that's what you're looking for. I, personally, have been really pleased with this product. I find it leaves my skin feeling really moisturised, improves the look of my make-up and allows my foundation to last for long periods of time. Retailing at £6.99 in Boots, it's a total bargain!

Have you ever used this primer? :)

- Caoimhe x


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