Friday, 23 May 2014

Rimmel London's Fix and Perfect Primer


I recently ran out of my Bare Essential's Prime Time primer, and after having an ultra quick run around Boots (arrived to meet a lovely lady I was buying something off ten minutes early!) in search of a new primer, I found myself with Rimmel's Fix and Perfect Primer in my hands. This primer is one of my old favourites and using it again brought back so much make-up nostalgia.

The element of this primer that shines the brightest for me is it's texture. I love thick, gloopy primer which provides a nice and thick layer between my skin and make-up. It's one thing using primer and hoping it's protecting your skin from make-up, but it's another thing to be able to feel how much protection it is giving you. I can't fault Rimmel's primer for giving me comfort that my skin is in good hands. 

As part of this primer's 5 in 1 results, it promises to both smooth and resurface your skin and although I really should (because my skin is awful!), I don't like wearing layers and layers of heavy make-up. Even though it might make my skin look slightly better, I don't take a shine to feeling cakey, I like giving my face breathing space. When using this primer I find that I don't actually need to wear as much make-up because of these smoothing and resurfacing properties. The primer gives an initial base of thickness for my make-up so less coverage building is needed during my make-up routine, which is a big thing for me as I absolutely hate it. But, when using I have to keep this in the back of my mind, if I use this then try to put a normal amount of make-up on, I end up feeling one hundred times cakey-er than before, so remember that if you try this primer for yourself!

Have you recently rekindled any old make-up loves?
Lots of love,
xXx
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  1. I started reusing this primer too recently! I love it :) x
    aillyx.blogspot.ie

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  2. I used this one for more than a year and I was so happy with it. However, recently I switched to the Stay Matte one, which is an amazing primer as well! Rimmel has such good primers for a drugstore brand.

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    1. Ooh I was uming and ahing about that in the shop! I'll maybe give it a try next time xx

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  3. I'm using this at the moment, it's better than a lot of the more expensive ones that I've tried!
    Sarah xx
    www.simplysarahlou.blogspot.com

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    1. I know! It's surprising amazing, great quality for money xx

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  4. It sounds good! I've been getting into some of my old avon eye liners after re discovering them in the back of my stash :)

    Jasmin Charlotte

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    1. Ooh how great does that feel rediscovering old faves? xx

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  5. I absolutely LOVE this primer, the smell is gorgeous and it is so moisturising!xx
    Katherine Rose | Uk Beauty Blog

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  6. I really need to add primer into my life, I don't know why but I've never really experimented with trying to find "the one". maybe I should give this one a go!

    xx

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    1. Definitely give this a try, it's cheap as chips too! Xx

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  7. I've just ran out of my bare essentials primer as well! I think I will give this a try but I have been loving my illamasqua hydra veil as a moisturiser and a primer lately since I've ran out my Bare essentials!

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    1. Ooh love getting the most out of a product, but this is super cheap so defo worth a try! Xx

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  8. I've never tried this one before! But I'm the same as you, in that I hate wearing too much make-up and feeling cakey, so I much rather go for a nice BB cream :) xx

    everythingbutthekitchen.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. My skin is awful at the moment so I can't get away with only a BB cream :( but definitely give this a try, I hope you like it as much as I do! Xx

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  9. I have been using Witch Primer as its good for combo skin, I am yet to try this though but normally love Rimmel!

    http://www.pinkpolkadotandpopcorn.com/2014/05/beautiful-summer-bikinis-for-your.html

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    1. I didn't know they did a primer, might have to look into it as I love their cleanser. Did you find it did well with preventing blemishes?

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  10. I love this primer I'm using it at the moment. It makes my skin feel so smooth and I definitely think my foundation applies better with it. It's great that it's so cheap! :D

    Great review! Xx

    reviewsonbeauty. blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I know, it's the complete package is it not? :) xx

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  11. Great review :) I've never used this primer before but it sounds really fab so I may just have to try it :) xx

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  12. Fab review! Appreciate your opinions... Must try it! Thanks for sharing :)

    xo, Bekka
    Palm and Peachtree, A Fashion and Lifestyle Blog
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  13. Ooh I haven't seen this product before, think I might need to try it! Great review :)

    Frankie x

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    1. It's really great, one of my all time favourite primers! Xx

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  14. I've just started using this too! I like it so far can't complain! Well only it has a odd soap smell :/ is that just me? http://doeeyedoll.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It has like a faint clean smell to it, but I haven't found it too bad :) xx

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  15. I love Rimmel. I haven't tried this yet though, but this post makes me want to! I recently ran out of my Porefessional and my wallet is just not equipped to buy another one right now, perhaps I'll try this one out! (:
    emiliashea.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah, give it a go! It's definitely as good if not better than my Bare Minerals one xx

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  16. How would you think this primer would fare on dry and sensitive skin? Am heading to London next month and am making a list of products to bring back. Would like to try this.

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    1. I think it would be alright because it's has great smoothing qualities but you might want to try a creamier one rather than silicone because that might soothe your sensitive skin better xx

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