11 February 2016


Rimmel London has recently relaunched one of its best-selling foundations, and along with it, also launched a new primer. Here are my thoughts on the Rimmel London Fix & Protect Primer and Match Perfection Foundation SPF 20;

Rimmel London Fix & Protect Primer
This primer claims to work with three key benefits;

  • Protect and shelter the skin from pollution, filters out harmful UV rays & helps to prevent hyperpigmentation.
  • Fixes and blurs blemishes thanks to light-diffusing properties. 
  • Extend the wear of your makeup, leaving it mattified for up to 7 hours.

Unlike like many primers, this Fix and Protect Primer doesn’t feel so silicone, which I really like. It has a very light and airy moisturing texture and it goes on the quickly and easily and leaves the skin with a nice illuminated glow. This primer can be use on its own to keep your skin looking matte and with that healthy illuminated glow, but personally, I would probably never do that, either I go bare-faced using just my serums and moisturisers, or I have a face full of makeup, and uses a primer underneath, or at least on the days where I know I’ll be wearing my makeup for a long time, or when its ridiculously hot or humid! But guess the option is there if you prefer using the primer alone, and the added SPF25 does make that possible!

But I do like using it under a foundation, including the new Match Perfection Foundation, as it not only helps the foundation glide on so much easier, and I also feel that I need to use less foundation for a more flawless look, probably because the primer has ‘blurred’ some imperfections, and secondly because it has ‘filled in’ many of the large pores, lines and crevasses!

Unfortunately it doesn’t quite keep my skin shine-free for 7 hours as promised, but it has also been particularly warm here in Melbourne, and my skin extremely greasy, so that may explain it!

The Match Perfection Foundation SPF20 has a unique built in moisturising complex leaves skin feeling hydrated for up to 24-hours as well as it contains light-reflecting & soft focus powders that optically blur imperfections for a luminous, mistake proof & 100% poreless finish, and not to mention an advanced wonder-tone technology creates a unique synergy between skin and foundation for a refined, even complexion!!

The foundation is as claimed a very light weightless formula, but not quite offering the ‘invisible’ coverage, although, I do have to say that it feels incredible light and very comfortable on the skin, to the point I almost forgot it was there (that is, until my skin got shiny!). The foundation has a very thin and runny texture, so you have to be careful not to tip too much out and waste it, and you also have to be fast at blending it out before it absorbs and dries into the skin. Despite being so thin, it still manages to offer a fairly decent and natural looking coverage, covering smaller blemishes and pigmentation, as well as it does blur pores and other skin imperfections. It also claims to protect the skin with moisture for 24hrs and to be honest, I have no idea who would ever wear a foundation for that long, but it does feel moisturising on the skin both during wear and once it is removed.

Over all I do like the primer, but for me, the standout was definitely the foundation which quite like can easily see myself purchasing it again for an alternative for a light coverage for casual everyday wear.

Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation SPF20 is available in 8 shades; RRP: $18.95/30ml

Rimmel London Fix & Protect Makeup Primer RRP: $13.95/30ml

Available from Priceline, Target, Kmart, BigW, selected pharmacies and selected Coles and Woolworths.

* Some products may have been kindly provided for consideration, and have reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.
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