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5.0
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10 months ago

It's been a long time that I was trying to find a good primer.most primers seem to be suitable for oily skinned gals and unfortunately there are not many options available in my country to choose from.I tried some that were advertised as primers for dry skin but they either seemed to be simple moisturizer creams or serums with a steep price tag or they were full of glitters(yes,most of dry skinned girls like our skins to look luminous but luminous isn't the same as glittery! and dewy is far from greasy!) there are still some options out there which seem nice(Smashbox Primerizer ,Smashbox Oil Primer) but I haven't tried them yet because I can't afford them right now.my go to primers are Maybelline Master Prime Anti redness(number 30,the green one)(I like it a lot and use it more than others,it color corrects the redness of my cheeks a bit and makes my foundation sit better on my skin but that's it) ,Maybelline Baby Skin(I use it when my skin is very dry,it does a nice job in blurring also preventing my foundation from clinging to my dry patches or looking flakey but makes me look oily after a while) and Smashbox The Original Photo Finish Smooth & Blur(I have a mini of it and save it for special occasions and when my skin is more on the normal side) but usually I just sprayed my Mac Prep+Prime or rosewater and applied a moisturizer before putting on foundation(I usually use Sesderma K vit serum instead of moisturizer and primer and I LOVE it I was trying Rimmel foundations when I saw two of it's primers.this one and the one with a pink cap..usually I'd choose that one as I always liked to have a primer with spf(I think it had SPF30) and SA told me it gives skin radiance but I really don't know why but I decided to go with this one instead.they were incredibly cheap(5 USD!!) so I thought I will go back for that one next time It comes in a 30mil plastic tube.it's written on the back of the tube: "Skin Perfecting Primer,extends wear of foundation for up to 8 hours.ultra light weight formula helps to minimise the appearance of pores and even skin tone whilst providing endless comfort.can be worn alone and also under or over makeup,for extended wear" On the front side of the tube it lists it's claims: Day-proof,Pore minimizing,Evens skin tone,Skin perfecting,+8hr wear It's texture is something in between of a silicon primer and a creamy,moisturizing primer.It felt moisturizing and I had to rub it like a moisturizer,it felt a bit tacky but didn't leave a white or oily cast.the tackyness went away as soon as it absorbed and it absorbs in a minute.It's not perfumed and has a chemical smell like some foundations but I don't find it off putting as it's not strong I didn't expect much so I was surprised to see how good it is.when I first applied it on my bare skin just to test it I told myself meh,nothing special as usual.I thought I'm not going to like it because it didn't blur or make any changes in my skin's appearance and wasn't as easy to blend as my other primers but when I tried it with makeup I was wowed Although it didn't seem to have a blurring effect,when I used it with a foundation I find out that I can't see my acne pokes anymore.I have an almost clear skin,I don't have big pores but the acne and blackheads I used to have as a teenager,left very tiny holes on my cheeks and sides of my face.I can usually see them even when I wear full foundation but when I apply this primer before my foundation,that holes disappear. My foundations sit well on my skin and blend better when I use it but I must be careful not to overapply it.when I put on too much of this primer or when I don't wait two minutes for it to sink in,my foundation peels and balls up.I love that it makes my skin and my foundations look less dry also love it's ability in enhancing longevity.it doesn't oil control or mattify skin so you will be disappointed if you expect it to make your foundation last longer by keeping oils at the bay.I have dry skin and I never get oily/shiney at the end of the day but as time goes on,my foundations won't look as fresh as the first hour.they look patchy,blotchy and cakey,cling on my dry patches,wear off on the places I touch.also my blush and bronzer don't look as well blended as when I first apply them,they look patchy or they simply disappear.when I use this primer,my makeup looks fresh even after 8 hours,as it has claimed.I was so impressed when I saw my foundation hasn't creased in my laugh line and isn't cakey and my bronzer doesn't make my skin look dirty as usual.I never put on face primer around my eyes as I'm prone to milia but I decided to test it once under my eyes.I wanted to cry from happiness when I saw my problem with concealers is solved.almost all concealers refuse to blend well/sit well around my eyes.they crease and look very cakey and dry and I have really dark cycles and I need using concealer(by the way,Rimmel True Match concealer is one of the best eye concealers for me and I face less problems when I use it),thanks to this primer,concealers behave and it also doesn't sting my eyes or cause milia About it's other claim,it didn't do anything about evening out my skin tone and I didn't expect it to do so.I can't understand how is it possible for a colorless base to even out skin tone? foundations/color correctors are for that Another plus is that it doesn't break me out eventhough I usually break out if I use primers everyday All in all I'm very very happy with this primer.honestly I can't think of a con.the fact that it's not able to oil control and mattify may be a huge con for some people but I believe there are numerous oil-controlling primers out there but there's not many good primers for us drys I will definitely repurchase,actually I'm going to buy backups to feel secure that I won't be without this gem.and I'm going to try the other Rimmel primer with pink cap too.if it's as good as this one,it can be a true miracle as it also has decent spf

About reviewer (202 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinDry, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBlond, Straight, Fine

EyesBrown



4.0
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2 years ago

For reference I have oily combination skin with acne scars and Minimal active acne. This is quite a decent drugstore "all-around" longer lasting primer. For my skin type I probably would skip it during summer time because it does nothing for oil control, but for cooler months and wintertime here in Canada it makes whatever foundation I put on apply a lot smoother and also blurs out my pores a bit. I'm not sure about the "+8 hour wear" claim but at the end of the day my makeup definitely looks more intact then without the primer. I have the Clarins Beauty Flash Balm and I feel like I'm getting the same effect. I also like the fuss free packaging and it is perfect for traveling. I think the trick to any primer is not overusing it. I use just a pea sized amount and it covers my entire face (and boy do I have a big one so if that's enough for me it should be enough for everybody else on the plant). I think I might repurchase if I ever run out (I'm have too many primers though) and I would recommend to others. Just figure out your skin type and use accordingly I think you would enjoy it.

About reviewer (106 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Medium, Warm

HairBlack, Straight, Medium

EyesBlack


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2 years ago

Had high expectations for this oil free primer, however, I'm learning that oil free still doesn't mean that it is a good product for oily skin! I don't mind the texture, a little definitely goes a long way, you don't use the same amount as you would a moisturizer. I can see why people say it's like elmer's, certainly has a tacky quality to it. This primer does make me more oily, and I suspect it also made me break out horribly as this is the only different product I have been using on my face :( haven't broken out this bad since high school!

About reviewer (55 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinVery Oily, Medium, Warm

HairBlond, Straight, Fine

EyesBrown


5.0
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2 years ago

This has to be the best primer I have ever ever used and I cannot bel;ieve it comes from rimmel. Its like glue, but in a good way. I use it under charlotte tilbury magic foundation. I have very dry skin and always suffer from under eye creases but thanks to think I feel flawless

About reviewer (1 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinVery Dry, Fair

HairBrunette

EyesBlue


4.0
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3 years ago

On my second tube but it took until yesterday to convince me it had any staying power at all. Usually I wear it under TF Born This Way foundation and don't notice it improves longevity, but when used under Rimmell Velvet Mousse it extends wear time from 3 hours to 7 so it deserves some massive kudos for that. It's not my favourite primer but it's super cheap and my skin is extra dry in winter, so I do like a thicker emollient formulation. The packaging is travel friendly but the tube dispenses a lot if squeezed and not a great deal of control for non-pump design. It is lightly moisturising, sets quickly, but it doesn't colour correct or blur imperfections, nor does it minimise pores but it does create a smooth base to fill them. We tend to expect magic from our primers with the market filled with such hard-working products which promise 9-1 benefits, and this is not one of those babies, but for its price point it does a good job of preparing my skin for base make up and extending the wear and performance of cheaper foundations, so will repurchase, especially as my skin needs some more emollient TLC in winter. Great value.

About reviewer (132 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinDry, Medium, Neutral

HairOther, Straight, Medium

EyesHazel


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3 years ago

Not impressed. For my combination skin this was inferior to other primers. Pore minimizing...maybe, skin perfecting, nope. Even though it's dirt cheap put your money into HardCandy primer if you want a cheap product that delivers. Sorry Rimmel, this just made my foundation look crepey and it didn't do much for softening flaws

About reviewer (9 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinDry, Medium, Warm

HairSilver, Straight, Medium

EyesBlue


1.0
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3 years ago

I generally use Rimmel's matte primer, but this was on sale and I was wondering if the grass was greener and gave it a shot. My first impression was that this is less blurring than the matte primer, which I wasn't thrilled about. It feels like rubbing sunscreen on your face rather than prepping it. After using it for a bit, I can confidently say this is the WORST primer I've ever used. Instead of making my makeup last, it causes it to separate and cake. I mean, it's awful. It manages to separate all my foundation while also highlighting exactly where I've applied concealer under my eyes and over blemishes. Honestly, just the worst product ever. Stick to the matte one if you're a fan of that. I'll be throwing this out.

About reviewer (35 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinOily, Fair, Not Sure

HairBlond, Wavy, Medium

EyesBlue


2.0
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3 years ago

I bought this primer thinking that it would make my makeup last longer than usual, but that was far from what I was expecting. I have oily skin and I thought it would make it last longer, as the name states. I apply this before my foundation and it comes out very white, like Elmer's glue. It goes on the skin very greasy but settles into the skin after a few minutes. My face became oily throughout the day like it usually does. I could've fixed it with some powder but I feel like this is a trick product. It doesn't say mattifying, but when it says "8+ Hour Wear", you would think it would keep your makeup in place and it doesn't. I would only recommend this for people who have dry to very dry skin and that's about it. Don't fall for the name!

About reviewer (201 reviews)

AgeUnder 18

SkinVery Oily, Fair, Neutral

HairBrunette, Straight, Medium

EyesBrown


1.0
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3 years ago

Didn't like this whatsoever, it made my foundation rub off and look cakey. Plus the smell is really bad.

About reviewer (29 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBrunette, Wavy, Medium

EyesBlue


3.0
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3 years ago

If you have dry skin this primer is for you. I bought this on a whim. I tried other Rimmel primers in the past and liked them so I gave this a try. Firstly, its stark white, thick and heavy. I looks like the Elmer's glue that everyone is saying. It requires some effort for blending. It looks greasy at first but settles into a moisturized look. My skin remains tacky feeling though. I don't notice the disappearance of pores but I did notice that the dry areas of my combination skin remain hydrated throughout the day. I had an area near to my nose that got dry during the day and the foundation flaked and exacerbated the problem. It seems that the primer locks in the moisture and acts like a glue for the foundation. This foundation is not terrible but I prefer a more weightless feel and a smoother base for my foundation. I could see someone with really dry skin appreciating this foundation. It may also work for someone who wants to wear full coverage foundation. I tend to use tinted moisturizers on an everyday basis so I'll pass on the foundation for now. If I have a dry skin issue in the future, I've found the primer for that.

About reviewer (216 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Dark, Warm

HairBrunette, Relaxed, Medium

EyesBrown




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