Hello guys, how are you? I don`t know if you noticed, but I changed the appearance of my blog. I got a lovely blog template from Etsy and it`s so me, simple and girly. I also rearranged some things, I think everything looks neater and easier to use. I am very happy with the changes, I hope you like them as well.
Currently, I`m extremely busy trying to find a new house to move in, but I can still find an extra hour to write my posts, so we`re good. Because I am moving I had to start saving money (
THE HORROR, THE PAIN), so everything I`ll review was bought last year. And let me tell you guys, you don`t know how much of a beauty hoarder you are until you start using your stash.
As you know my now, I am a big fan of Rimmel`s Stay Matte foundation and powder, so it seemed natural to try the primer as well. I think I got it around August last year and I was not convinced by it. The reason why that happened is because it has a thick, white cream consistency and I did not like how it felt on my overly oily skin. So I put it in a drawer and forgot all about it. But during the colder months, my skin gets some dry patches, so I decided to use it and fell in love with it. Although it says it`s a primer for oily skin, I think it works best on combination skin, but more on that later.
As I stated above when you squeeze the tube you get a thick, white cream, which is strange considering that most primers have a gel like consistency. However, I liked it better because I did not feel my pores clogged. I don`t know about you guys, but a lot of primers feel like a second skin on my face and I don`t like it. They say that you can use it alone, under or over makeup, but because of the formula, I don`t think that last part is possible.
The primer applies quite translucent and it`s absorbed in a couple of minutes. After I applied it I don`t think my skin looked more matte, but it definitely felt hydrated. As I said, it works best for combination skin. While I don`t think it helped minimise my pores, it prolonged my makeup and saved it from looking cakey.
In conclusion, I would say that this is a medium quality primer, not something exciting, but not something really bad either. I would advise you to get the Fix&Perfect one, though. Sadly, while I am a big fan of drugstore makeup, I must admit that there`s a big gap between high-end and high-street when it comes to primers. Nothing can beat the POREfessional yet, but I keep hoping that one day this will happen.
Did you try this primer? How did you find it?