Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Rimmel Fix & Perfect Pro Primer Review

This was the first foundation primer I had tried, and even so, I wasn't particularly impressed. It feels nice on the skin, but I honestly did not see an improvement in the staying power of my foundation.

According to Rimmel, this product is meant to "smooth and minimize pores, resurface the skin for an even complexion, brighten skin all day, protect skin from environmental aggressors  and mattifies and eliminates shine. Create your smoothest, most even, poreless complexion!" 

I don't want to be harsh, but I don't agree with any of what is said by Rimmel. The product itself feels nice on the skin and although it doesn't make me shiny, I wouldn't say it mattifies either. My pores are certainly still visible after this (especially compared with Benefit's Porefessional, which I got a sample of in this month's Glamour magazine) and I did not notice a significant difference in staying power of my foundation. I use Revlon Colorstay, which tends to be pretty long wearing compared to other foundations I've tried on my combination/oily skin. Another thing that puts me off this product is the smell, it has a slight sun cream scent and I don't really like that.

Overall, I wouldn't purchase this again even if it is only £6.99 as it doesn't do what it claims. If anyone has a better suggestion for primers, preferably drug-store then please comment below :)

Thanks for reading!


DISCLAIMER - this is my own experience, I'm sure there's people out there who love this and that's great, I'm just voicing my opinion on a product.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this, I'm always trying new primers in the hope of something miraculous happening, I am yet to find a really good well priced one!



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