Primer/ Corrector -Rimmel - Fix and Perfect Foundation Primer
sanaa3300 1/25/2013 1:30:00 AM
Okay so I'll make this short and quick; it really depends on which primer you're getting. The 001 is drying, sticks to every dry patch, the lasting power is slightly below average, and overall - not worth your money. The 002 on the other hand is definitely a better buy, smoothes well, it's not as drying, probably better for oiler skin types though, and has great lasting power. I still wouldn't rate the 002 as great as my brand primers (AKA lancome la base or smashbox). I'm more likely to use those primers on special days, but the Rimmel primer is good for casual long days since it's at such a decent price. And on that note - I'll also add that the Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer is an extremely good primer, slightly better than the 002 in my opinion but it is a bit more expensive.
Just like the other I came across this gem at The Hilton and it was incredible. Generally I use Matrix Biolage shampoo which worked well but not as well as PTR, I needed less product of PTR to clean my hair of all the buildup on my scalp and it moisturized/hydrated better than the biolage.
It's overpriced for the quality you get. Unfortunately, if you have dark, dark brown hair, almost black hair (as I do) keep looking. There were no colors that matched my shade of brows - the darkest color was much too light. It is a sort of a creamy substance, and comes with no applicator. However I will give it two starts because I did it use it for a few light fill in's and it looked pretty natural.
This is definitely a decent drugstore foundation, it gives great buildable coverage, but I do have to agree with a few other reviewers that it does have a tendency to give sort of a cakey look. Sometimes I will use a powder with it and it does make it look slightly more natural. Another trait of the foundation that I wasn't too keen on was the fact that it doesn't only look cakey, but it really feels cakey. The moment I put it on my face, it feels a quite heavy. Also, this foundation does dry a bit quick, so don't try to dot it all over your face and then use your brush or it'll be a bit harder to blend - I would suggest just applying it to the brush and doing one part of your face at a time. And lastly, I started to notice I was breaking out, but I realized this after 6 months of using this product. So it definitely didn't break me out in the beginning, but it did get to my skin after a while. And the reason I'm not giving this foundation less than 3 stars is because it really does do its job in terms of covering blemishes and evening your skin tone. And I have tried some higher priced foundations that were more expensive than this that felt more heavier which is why I'm refraining to give it fewer stars. For the price that you're paying (it's about $10 here), I do believe this is a good foundation. If anything, I might give it a 2.5/2.7 because of the breakouts but I'll stop myself from getting too technical. Anyways, happy foundation hunting!