I don’t often have the effort or heart to write bad reviews but I was recently given the Rimmel London Fix & Protect Primer to test and trial. If I wasn’t happy with a product or the results, I would normally leave it and avoid doing a blog post for it.
However, I felt the urge to rant about this product as I wanted to warn my fellow make up junkies NOT to buy this.
First of all, It looks, feels and smells like sun cream. I can see it has a high SPF level which is of course good, however I wasn’t expecting ACTUAL sun cream. It even had that greasy look to it.
I however went ahead with my day and applied my makeup over the product. It didn’t have that smooth velvety feel, it just made my application a bit more stubborn.
So far, things are pretty crappy arn’t they rimmel? Surely though there has to be some sort of miracle lasting affect?!
As I was visiting my parents, we were out for a meal with all my family and my dad stopped me on the way out and said “eerr your face is looking a bit weird, under your eyes look a lot more lighter?” I sort of took it as a compliment and thought that’s probably my baking and highlighting skills, he doesn’t get it hes a man!
However as I smugly looked in the mirror I saw what i hadn’t seen since my sweaty PE lessons in year 10, where I would be drastically trying to fix a makeup melt down. A BLOTCHY, PATCHY FACE OF MAKEUP.
ALL of my foundation had come off, but for some reason my concealer had stayed on. I looked an absolute state. The waiter must of thought I was some sort of crackhead.
Luckily my mum had a mirror to hand and I was able to reapply my makeup with my trusty Nivea primer.
So to cut the story short, RIMMEL PRIMER FIX & PROTECT IS AN ABSOLUTE NO GO. It does the complete opposite, my makeup literally slid off my face, and whatever was left was blotchy mess.
Not a happy blogger!