This is the first primer I've purchased and used and so far, so good. I thought the orange tint would be a problem since I'm pretty pale, but it blends in smoothly. I could tell the difference with the application of my foundation (I use Clinique and Bare Minerals) and I really like the outcome. I could do without the smell, but I have no complaints other than that.
I would imagine the orange tint would show on a fair complexion, but I didn't have problems with that.
This is drying, and does nothing as far as pore appearance. It does not smooth, it does not fix, it definitely does not PERFECT.
It reminded me of cheap foundation with poor pigmentation. I will not buy it again.
I actually first purchased this because it had the best price. It's only 6.99. Never did I think it was going to work as great as it does. I love this product! It really helps my skin to not get oily, my face stays shine free as long as I have it on. I really recommend this product.
I am so glad I found this product. There's been a lot of hype about having to use primers under foundation for a while and I wanted to see if it really would make your foundation stay put longer. I wasn't too happy about how expensive most of them were. I found this one in the DS section of Ulta. For under $8, I wasn't risking much. And I ended up liking it a lot. I don't have much lines or unusually large pores on my face so I didn't need anything magical, I really just needed something to keep my foundation from fading so fast. And this does that for me. I really like this primer and so far, I have no need to switch to another one.
I'm noticing this is a hit or miss primer. Some love it and some hate it. For me this is the first primer i've ever used so I can't really compare it to anything out there. I've used this a few times and it's held up in this hot California weather. I don't think i've used this long enough to say it hasn't broke me out. Soooo i'll update later on how my skin reacts to it, good or bad.
I mainly focus on my tzone because I find it works real good keeping my oilys under control. It has a really nice scent to it and it dries to a nice smooth almost powdery finish. Which is good for applieing my mineral makeup. I got this at Walgreens for a buy one get one free promo they were having, so I got a Rimmel lipgloss as my free item. If it wasn't bogo I probably wouldn't of paid $8 for it alone. I would buy this again, I know Walgreens has those promos all the time and i'll probably pick up 2:) I'm crossing my fingers and hoping that it doesn't break me out because so far i'm pretty happy with it.
I bought this Rimmel Fix and Perfect Foundation Primer and tried it with my new Revlon match makeup. Didn't like the two together and tried it alone. Went out today and bought one more Fix and Perfect because now I am using it as my makeup. I like it better than a tinted moisturizer. It works for me!
Holy crap, i really regret buying this product. i know it's only 7 dollars, but thats 7 dollars on something that i will have to throw out.
i thought this would keep my face matte and help my makeup last longer, but it didn't. in fact, after about 2-3 hours, my foundation/primer started to "crease" into my pores... and then my makeup got very blotchy... anyways, disgustng product... my makeup looked way better without it. it didnt even matter if i used very little or more of it... still did not work. will never ever buy this again.
I have a very golden skin tone, am probably around a NC30 (not sure anymore, it's summer and I haven't used any MAC foundations in a while). This primer has a apricot/peachy orange color to it but it disappears completely once applied and blended into my skin. The primer feels great, is very lightweight and does minimize the look of my pores to a certain extent (average). Application is very smooth, it's not greasy or sticky and goes on easily. I didn't get any of the primer peeling off like past reviews have mentioned. The only thing about this is the oil control --- it's decent to say the least. I found myself having to blot after about 3 hours. Not good. :(
Anyone with very fair skin needs to listen to all the reviews about ORANGE skin. I was hoping that it would blend, but I ended up looking like orange even after applying my ProMinerals makeup, which I wear in Light. This did slightly minimize the look of my pores, which I hoped it would do, but I cannot wear it because of the way it tints my skin a very unnatural shade. I can't give this more than one star because it was a waste of money for me. If you are tan, then maybe give it a try.
I've never used primer before and I only got it because it came free with my foundation. The orange color of it blended right in and you weren't even able to notice it. But my problem is half way through the day my face getting really oily and shiny and this didn't do anything to help that and I really have seen any other drug store primers so for now I'm just going to stick to my normal makeup routine without a primer.