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This is my very first makeup review on IMBB. Rimmel London Fix and Perfect Foundation Primer review is the very first (and only) primer I have purchased. I use the MAC Studio Fix Liquid Foundation and because of my oily-combination skin, I felt my makeup just disappears after some time. Additionally, my eyeshadow also doesn’t stay for a long time. As I am quite a newbie to makeup, I asked friends, googled and realised that I needed to use a primer so that my makeup stays put for a longer time. I wanted to buy a primer from a drugstore brand as I do not wear makeup all the time (I am more of a tinted moisturiser, lipstick, :preen: eyeliner person :pigtail: ), only for occasions/parties etc, and I did not want to spend too much on a primer.
I visited Priceline store and checked out primers from all brands and at last, I settled for this primer from Rimmel London. I had only purchased nail polishes from Rimmel London before, so I was not too sure of their makeup products. There were two variants available and I selected 001 after trying the tester.
Skin primer, smoothes skin and minimises pores. Use on its own or before applying foundation for a longer lasting effect.
My Experience with Rimmel London Fix and Perfect Foundation Primer 001:
According to my understanding, a primer should soften skin, minimise pores, extend the life of foundation and cover marks and blemishes; however, my main aim was to find a product which would make my foundation last longer. When I tried on the 001 shade of this primer, I was quite surprised at first. This is because the product was quite orange in colour as in peachy orange. My first thought was how could this be a primer, as I expected a primer to be either colourless or white; however, once I tried a bit on my cheeks and rubbed in, it blended perfectly well with my skin. I am NC 43 in MAC foundations (however might not suit skin tones much lighter or darker than mine).
After bringing it home and using it, I feel that this product spreads easily and only a small quantity is enough. After applying, it does not leave a whitish cast nor does it alter my skin colour. It blends well into my skin tone and I actually feel I can preserve my golden/yellow undertone with this primer. This itself is a miracle for me as I feel it is very difficult to find foundations in Australia which match NC42-NC44 complexions with yellow/golden undertones.
For this reason, I can only use MAC. After applying this primer all over my face and neck, I could see a visible difference. My skin actually looked radiant, smoother and had a good finish. I cannot really comment on minimisation of pores as I do not have large pores. Also, I do not have many blemishes, so I cannot comment about the depth of coverage; however, it does cover the small and random blemishes/marks I get on my skin occasionally.
I actually felt that I did not need a foundation on top of it as this primer itself gave my skin a good finish; however, this might have been sufficient for me as I am a person who uses tinted moisturiser for everyday wear and foundation only when I “dress up.”
On many occasions, I just used this primer and then topped with lip gloss, eyeliner and blush, totally skipped the foundation. However, when I do apply foundation on top of this, I feel my foundation stays for longer. If used on eyelids, my eyeshadow stays longer as well. The makeup stays for a bit longer, maybe a couple of hours more, but I expected it to last much longer. However, at the price of $13.95, this primer does do a good job. As I haven’t tried any other primer, I cannot make a comparison.
Pros of Rimmel London Fix and Perfect Foundation Primer 001:
- Quite reasonably priced.
- Matches my skin tone perfectly well.
- Makes skin radiant and smooth.
- Prepares skin well for makeup.
- Works well by itself if you are after a more natural/daytime look.
Cons of Rimmel London Fix and Perfect Foundation Primer 001:
- Won’t suit all skin tones. Primers from most other brands are colourless, so they adapt well to all skin tones.
- Might not be easily available in India.
Will I Repurchase Rimmel London Fix and Perfect Foundation Primer 001?
Definitely yes, I feel this product works well for the price. Also, this primer never gave me breakouts and did not clog my pores. I will definitely repurchase this.
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