A great primer. I use this one or the regular one, I actually prefer the regular one over this one but they are both good. My skin looks smooth, pores not as noticable and makeup applies easily over top. Definately worth the price and I will buy it again.
I recently got into makeup, and upon the recommendation of my sister brought a primer. My skin is normally quite good, I break out occasionally, and just have to cleanse and moisturise to keep it looking alright. However, this made me breakout severely, especially in the places i was concentrating on (cheeks, chin). This upsets me cause Id like to keep buying cheaper primers, but I guess Ill have to try some others. My sister a few weeks later asked me how I got on with the primer as hers is running out (she uses a different brand currently) - I told her I didnt recommend it and went back to boots to get something different.
I like this product. I would repurchase it. The Rimmel Fix & Perfect Pro Primer is almost like a lotion- it's white and goes on transparent on your skin. The first thing I noticed when I put it on my skin was that it went on super smooth and it made my skin feel smoother. Definitely not like I had nothing on my face because I DID feel the silicones that I put on my face. However, the silicones haven't broken me out (at least yet), and I have sensitive, acne-prone skin.
Now, the primer has five claims. 1. Smoothes 2. Resurfaces 3. Brightens 4. Mattifies 5. Protects.
It doesn't smooth out my skin THAT much. I don't notice anything noticeable when I put on my foundation. I moisturize, let that sink into my skin, apply the primer, let it sink in for a few minutes, and then apply my foundation with a beauty blender. The finish of my foundation looks the same with or without the primer. I'm not really certain that it actually "resurfaces" or "brightens" either but that may differ from person to person. I DO believe that it mattifies my foundation for a longer period of time because I can probably go an hour or two longer matte with this primer. As for the last claim with "protecting" I'm not really sure it lives up to that claim either.
I know you can get this primer for around $6 at Target and the reason why I would repurchase is because it does increase the longevity of my wear time. My foundation usually looks terrible at the end of the day and when I use this primer it looks better, although not prefect. I don't expect my foundation to look perfect after a 10-12 hour wear. However, the primer does keep it looking fresher longer. In addition, although I'm not sure how much "resurfacing" it does, it does help my foundation not crease in my smile lines that much, although it still does. It's easily fixable though.
I have oily skin and this primer didn't make my skin excessively more oily- in fact, it made it less oily. I don't see why anyone wouldn't give this primer a shot. Even though it might not function as well as higher end face primers, it's cheap and does the trick if you're looking for something from the drugstore.
I bought this cause I am testing cheaper primers to find a good one and unfortunately this one did not work out. The price (around $6) is great and the packaging is pretty nice. I also liked the texture of the product but it just did not do anything for my skin. It didn't control oil, reduce the appearance of pores, or make my foundation last any longer. It has a powder-like smell to it as well, which got on my nerves throughout the day. I'm not sure how this has so many good reviews, I would not recommend it.
I bought this product based on the good MUA reviews, and am pleasantly surprised. I like this primer a lot more than I thought I would and it does a surprisingly good job. I have oily skin, so getting makeup to stay on without looking excessively shiny as the day goes by is always a challenge. I've tried so many primers- high end, drugstore and in between and can see myself sticking with the Rimmel quite happily.This product almost has a lotion-like quality to it, which I like. It applies smoothly and thinly, doesn't ball up like some of the thicker primers out there, and doesn't make my skin look "patchy" as the day wears on, like some other primers do. My makeup lasts through the day (without touchups) using this product, which is really saying something. As a warning to others, however, this product is quite scented and may bother those that are sensitive. I've been using this almost daily for about two months now, and am really liking it. I'll repurchase once I run out.
My first primer ever at age 36 (yeah..I know). I like it so far and now on the second tube. It doesn't break me out, although it slightly reduces the oil traffic on my skin but nothing ever stop the oil traffic. I highly recommend this for oily and acne prone skin.
This primer is fabulous! It has a lovely texture. Your skin looks and feels super silky once this is applied and your foundation glides on smoothly and evenly leaving a flawless finish! The price is also fantastic!
LOVE it!! so smooth on my skin..also makes my makeup last alot longer :) great price and lovely scent!!
Yay for smaller pores and smoother skin! :D It definitely makes pores looks smaller & I actually bought this because my Baby Skin primer from Maybelline is finishing. I prefer this to the latter as it feels really lightweight on the skin, which is what you would want for summer! Not sure if it prolongs foundation wear but it controls shine very well though!
I'm hugely impressed by this primer! Living in the UK is advantageous because we have opposite weather extremes - one day it's scorchingly sunny, and then next it's rain, rain and more rain - thus presenting me with excellent opportunities to test out base/face products. I really did not expect this primer to be so good, in fact I think it's on par with my beloved Estee Lauder 'Matte Perfecting' primer. It really controls my oily-combo skin all day long, especially my problematic t-zone, and I have suffered no breakouts. Furthermore, it applies effortlessly onto my skin. Sinking in instantly and creating a matte, smooth base for my make up, I suspect due to the silicones, but hey, no breakouts so I'm fine with that. In the UK it retails for £6.99 for 30ml - the size of the tube makes you greatly aware of just how little 30ml of product actually is! A definite repurchase for me.