Rimmel London Fix & Perfect Foundation Primer 001 Reviews

3.5/5
60% OF CHICKS DIG IT
10 reviews
Ranked #451 out of 595 in Foundation

Smoothes skin and minimizes pores.

Average Price:  $7.89

4.5/5
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October 13, 2011


Rimmel's Fix & Perfect Primer is different then all the other primers I've used. I used to use Smashbox, that cost me almost $50 and I thought it was the best primer I've tried. Not anymore, Rimmel's is my favorite now. First off, the color is a light peach but it completely fades away when you apply it. It also doesn't have that silky feeling to it, it feels like any liquid foundation. The main reason why I love this so much is bc after applying it my skin looks so much smoother and it evens out my skin. On good skin days, I've left the house with just this primer and a little bronzer and I never do that. Just like other primers it helps the foundation to stay on longer and I personally feel like my foundation looks better after using Rimmels primer compared to others. Every other primer; Smashbox, MAC, Hard Candy, etc all do the same the thing (not saying there horrible) but they dont hide my pores or hide imperfections like Rimmel's Fix & Perfect does. I would recommend this product to anyone and you can't beat the price.

2.5/5
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June 20, 2011


This primer did absolutely nothing for me.It is a terrible dark reddish hue which did not go well with my pale ivory skin.It did not at all diminish the look of my large pores. It may have made my makeup last slightly longer but I didn't notice any significant difference. It's one of the best priced primers out there, but you really shouldn't waste your money on something that's ineffective.



3.5/5
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April 26, 2011


Rimmel Fix and Perfect Primer is either a HIT or a MISS! I've seen countless mixed reviews on it but decided to try it anyway. It seems to be most hated for its tinted hue. A hue that maybe too dark for some and too light for others. But for me, the hue is just right.

It's one of those foundation primers I wouldn't recommend to just anyone. Smashbox Photofinish or even Beyond Natural Smoothing Primer are universal primers. But Rimmel Fix and Perfect Primer's brownish (and slightly reddish) tint makes its suitable for a mere segment of the foundation-wearing population. I'm a medium to darker skin tone and this primer works great for me. Wouldn't recommend it to my sister because she has a darker complexion. Rimmel Fix and Perfect Primer would most likely make her look slightly "ashy." Ivory skin tones would probably look like they were wearing a second-class bronzing/tanning cream - ew! Then, to top things off, there is only one shade of Rimmel Fix and Perfect Primer on the market.

Normal and dry skin applicants need not apply. Rimmel Fix and Perfect Primer is best suited for combination to oily-skinned gals like myself. It definitely does an awesome job of mattifying the skin and controlling shine for extended foundation wear. But Rimmel Fix and Perfect Primer can possibly make foundation application agonizing for those normal to dry skin gals by causing blotchiness and dry patches on their skin.

If you're looking for a satiny finish for your foundation or powder, then Rimmel Fix and Perfect Primer is NOT for you either. It simply mattifies the skin which will prolong foundation wear. It will not help your foundation glide effortless onto your skin. It does not do much for pore minimization in my opinion either. It does, however, smooth out uneven skin because of its tinted shade. So it can easily be used alone in lieu of foundation. Light makeup day? Just apply it and go.

I've used Rimmel Fix and Perfect Primer under powder and liquid foundations with great success. I never pair it with another oil-controlling or mattifying product like Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet. I typically use it with creamier foundations and/or mineral foundation products.

4.5/5
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September 09, 2010


there are really alot of mixed reviews out there about the product. i hear many complain about the strong scent, which to me seems pretty good! i love the fresh scent and the peachy color that blends easily to any skin tone. helping the foundation cover imperfections alot better. I would definitely recommend this to people. i have visible pores, am prone to breakouts often, and have oily skin! the primer helped me minimize the look of my pores and the make up glide on smoothly not to mention how much longer the makeup lasted! Oily skin and make up don't mix well and this was an added benefit. i absolutely love it and would not change it!

2.5/5
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December 13, 2009


I tried this a while ago, in the summer, as an alternative to heavy duty foundation... it does look interesting, nice, light and glowy. Mediocre, but it was cheap. However, I broke out from it. If you have sensitive skin, stay away from bad quality products. This is one of them.

5/5
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December 06, 2009


Primers are normaly very, VERY pricey but for under 8 dollars who can complain. It makes your foundation or pressed powder slide on smooth and stay that way all day long. The only thing i could see some people haveing a problem with is the scent. when you open it and go to apply it, it has a very strong perfumey scent, but as soon as you apply it to your face it fades a goes away so it doesnt really bother me. i really recoment this product for those who arnt bothered by stong scents.

4/5
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June 13, 2009


This was the first primer I bought. I will be honest I bought it because it was the cheapest. It is an orange colour, but it does blend into the skin well. I find it does make my make up last longer. Foundation just seems to melt off me, this stopped it from happening. I would recommend this as a started only because of the price.

3/5
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June 13, 2009


The color made me look like I had a fake tan on my face, even with a light/pale foundation over top. I didn't find that the product made my makeup last longer or look fresher. Not a great buy.

3/5
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May 24, 2009


I just started using foundation all over my face recently and decided since I got a rimmel london foundation (lasting finish 16hr) I might as well get their primer. Um, first and foremost, this primer has a pretty strong scent. If you don't mind the fragrance then maybe you'll like this. I find it overwhelming at first but it isn't a bad smell, however. This primer also has an orangey/peachy colour, which does seem to disappear/blend into the skin. I do find that it makes my foundation look a bit lighter at first as well, but it could be just me. Overall it's okay for the price.

4/5
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August 21, 2008


I have heard mixed reviews about this primer but I happen to really like it. This is the first primer I've ever used and I find it evens my tone and really smooths out my skin to make my foundation look much better than without the primer. It has an orange color to it so I don't know if it would work for all skin colors. I have fair skin and I've never had a problem with it changing the shade of my make-up. I can't compare to other brands but I'd say it's a great buy with it only being around 6 dollars.

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