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Monday 28 November 2011

The product no makeup kit should be without

Rimmel Fix and Perfect Pro Primer - shade 002
I think primers have to be one of the least exciting products when it comes to all things beauty – they’re just so… functional… and, you know, dull. Obviously I love the flawless long-lasting finish they can give my makeup but I just don’t find them to be the most thrilling thing to shop for, which is probably why I’ve stuck to the same ones for so long!

But I was doing a little shopping recently and got talking to a sales assistant who mentioned Rimmels Fix and Perfect Pro Primer. Her makeup looked so stunningly perfect that I absolutely had to buy it and try it out for myself

I should point out that this is shade 002 which is a white gel. The formula is different from the older version (001) which is an apricot colour. Aaanywho, this stuff impressed me no end so I wanted to give it a little shout out
The texture is beautifully smooth and is the perfect balance between gel and cream so it feels like it floats on the surface of the skin creating a barrier between my moisturiser and foundation. Talking of foundation… Because this dries almost instantly it’s a great base for all foundations, from powders to liquids

My skin is generally normal but can veer madly to oily or dry depending on whether or not I'm stressed out, eating the right food, looking after my skin properly etc etc and no matter how my skin has looked first thing in the morning this primer has done a fantastic job of keeping my makeup in place all day
The packaging claims that this:

smoothes - Which I can totally vouch for, my skin feels like silk after I’ve applied this
resurfaces - Don’t get that one – surely an exfoliater resurfaces?
Brightens – Yep, although there aren’t any shimmer particles or anything my skin definitely looks brighter
Mattifies – Really does the trick and even keeps my t-zone shine free when I’m having an oil-slick day
Protects – No idea how. There’s no mention of an SPF or any antioxidants

One of the best things about this has to be the price! It costs £6.99 for 30mls and when you compare that to the £28 that I pay for 30mls of Smashbox Photo Finish Primer it’s quite a bargain


Joann said...

I've been wanting to try this (as well as the older version) for some time now. I've heard nothing but good things about it! Wonderful post <3

Anna Elizabeth said...

Ooh I'll keep an eye out for this =) Definitely worth a try since the price is right!

Stephanie Gauthier-Bujold said...

I have seen this in store and like you said, well a primer is boring and also the packaging isn't really attractive... Why is it white and blue? It<s like '80s colours! But I might try it next time. Thanks for the review Joy!

Laura Ann Carmel. said...

wow, this primer looks great! i usually steer clear of face primers 'cause of the ridiculously high prices but this is so affordable. gonna definitely have a look out for it next time i'm in bootd or superdrug xx

Anna Elizabeth said...

Joy, I just have to tell you that it makes my day when I log in and have like 6 comments from you, haha. You're so sweet =)

Wifezilla Hekela said...

SWEET I havent seen this one in stores...I do however use the nude colored one and it works great as well..anxious to pick this up :) Thanks for the update :)

Jade said...

Haven't seen this in stored where I live, wonder if they'll ever import it.

socialitedreams said...

niiiice, this will be the next primer that i try when i run out of the smashbox one :D

Tracy D said...

I couldn't agree more..great post!!