I’m a total primer convert but unlike foundations, I often go out of my way to actually finish a bottle before moving onto the next. I’d been using my MaxFactor All Day Primer for the longest time but sadly it had come to the end of the bottle. I’m not big on buying high end primers, I think it’s down to them being pretty boring so I like to be cheap and go for a drugstore option.
That being said, cheap doesn’t mean it isn’t good – far from it in fact. I think the drugstore do some really great primers that give the high end one’s a run for their money.
I picked up the Rimmel Fix & Perfect Pro Primer (£6.99) whilst picking up two Rimmel foundations – more on those soon – mainly because it looked quite interesting as it boasted 5 in 1 results.
I’ve come to rely on primers due to an oily t-zone that like’s to make my foundation disappear by early afternoon. For me, I like a primer that lasts well, keeps my foundation in place and really smoothes my skin. A little brightness is a plus but not totally essential as my natural oils help with laminating my ol’ mug.
The primer has a lotion like consistency, almost like a moisturiser which I thought would be a little overwhelming on my skin. However, by using a small amount, I can cover my entire face and it sinks in quickly. I’m left with a soft, smooth finish before I apply my foundation.
Now, I won’t say this primer is the best I’ve ever used nor does it tick all the boxes it says it does but I will say it is a good, basic primer that keeps my make up in place. It does it’s job well but I wouldn’t say it was particularly brightening so if that’s what you’re looking for then you’ll be better with the Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer.
I have noticed that I’ve been using the tube up rather quickly despite using a little amount each time but for £6.99, I can’t really complain.
What’s your go-to primer?
Love, Kate xo
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