Rimmel Fix and Perfect Pro Primer - shade 002I 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 ♥