Review: Rimmel Fix & Perfect Foundation Primer

This is a quick review of the Rimmel Fix & Perfect Foundation PrimerDiana kindly sent this to me!

The shade is 001 Apricot (but there is only one shade available)

What it does: (from Rimmel’s website)

Create a perfect canvas for foundation application. – Skin Perfecting primer smoothes and evens out your complexion – prolongs the wear of your foundation – Minimizes Pores

Price: approx $7.59 (from Ulta.com)

Pros:
- This REALLY worked!  It made my face feel smooth and was a GREAT base for my foundation!
- Very easy to smooth onto my face.  The texture is somewhere between a cream and a silicone gel
- The shade made it almost like a tinted moisturizer for me.  If I had less flaws, I would probably be able to wear just this.

Cons:
- The color.  If you are light-skinned, your face may look orange.  It did not leave any noticeable orangeness on my skin.  For reference, I’m around an NC25.

Swatched heavily (yes, it really is this orange)


Blended

My thoughts:
I loved this, but I can easily see why it would not work for many people considering the color of the product.  I was very surprised when I first squeezed out the product since I was expecting something clear or white.  It blends into nothing for me, but I would be wary of the color if my skin were lighter.
However, other than the color, I have nothing bad to say about this product!  It worked fabulously for me!  I love the texture even more than the Monistat Chafing Gel I’ve been using.  It makes my foundation last very long and keeps it from getting oily!

I could not find this in the UK.  This is very strange, because as far as I know, Rimmel is a UK brand.  Please let me know if you can find it!

Would I (re)purchase: Yes!  I’m planning to buy a backup when I’m in Hawaii (in a few days!!!!)

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I’m going to Hawaii in a few days.  What do you suggest I buy at the drugstore?  What about at Sephora?

xoxo, K

11 Thoughts on “Review: Rimmel Fix & Perfect Foundation Primer

  1. thanks for the review! yeah, it is pretty orange. man, i wanted to try it out. i think my skin is too light for it. :(

  2. wow it looks pretty orange and pink-toned! glad it works for you though! :D

  3. Oh wow…this stuff looks good!!

    Rimmels have some right gems in their collection. Looking forward to your hawaii posts!

  4. thanks for the review :) I think it would suit me as I am not very light skinned.

  5. Great review~! I always see this in the drugstore but I never had the urge to try it. Maybe I will now =)

  6. Thanks for the review! Too bad it’s only available in one shade.

  7. I’ve tried this, it’s nice, but I prefer the Elf Face Primer :)

    xxx

  8. I’ve always wanted to try this but never picked it up, now I must! Thanks for the review :)

  9. I find it interesting that it’s an orangey color. There have been several MUAs that have told me that they use an orange-toned liner pencil to conceal dark spots. I was recommended one pencil, I think that it was from MUFE, and so I bought it and tried it. Unfortunately, I must have been doing it too darkly because you could see orange spots on my face. LOL! I would be interesting in trying out this primer, not over my entire face but just where my spots are.

    Thanks for the review! See you in a few days!

    *Kat*

  10. This is great! thanks for sharing! I was actually planning to purchase this very soon! :)

  11. oooo :) thanks for sharing. i’ll have to look into it, though i don’t wear foundation much. still sounds interesting :D

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