Review: Rimmel Fix & Protect Primer and Match Perfection Foundation

For me, a nice flawless canvass beats any fancy make-up. If I have awful foundation on my skin, my face will look and feel bad no matter how much eye, cheek or lip make up I apply. I'd rather a blemish free and even complexion with neutral eye and lip make up than dipping my face in my entire make up collection. I love the minimalist approach.

Rimmel had recently launched a base duo and I was super excited to try it out!

About Fix and Protect Primer
  • Acts as an invisble shield, shelters skin from pollution, dehydration and filtres harmful UV rays
  • Light weight and moisturising formula
  • Light diffusing properties, instantly blurs blemishes and smooth out complexion
  • Skin will feel plump and remain mattified for up to 7 hours
  • Prolongs the life of foundations
  • Wear along or under foundations
  • SPF 25
Price: $13.95 available at Priceline, Kmart, Big W and selected chemists

About Match Perfect Foundation
  • Creates a refined even complexion
  • Moisturising complex leaving skin feeling hydrated for up to 24 hours
  • Assists with controlling dark circles, enlarged pores and discolourations
  • Contains light reflecting and soft focus powders to blur imperfections
  • Contains Vitamin E
  • Weightless texture
  • Available in 8 shades
  • SPF20
Price: $18.95 available at Priceline, Kmart, Big W and selected chemists

My Verdict on Rimmel's Fix and Protect Primer

- This primer is very different to Benefit's POREfessional, it reminds me of Korean/Japanese primers. For those who have tried Shiseido's primer - it's fairly similar.
- The texture is quite watery and easily blendable. Texture wise, I prefer this to Benefit's POREfessional, as the excess content of Benefit's primer would roller off my face.
- The shade is suitable for all skin-tones, however I envision a slight white-overcaste on darker skin tones. This primer will not hide your pores or blur lines, however it does have light reflective properties and provides a really nice sheen (See wrist photo above, see how there's a slight glow around my veins?)
- My dry skin loves this, it does dry matte, but it moisturises better than some of the other primers I've used and it's non-greasy.
- I did notice some extension to the life of my foundation when I use this primer. If you are looking for a nice glow and some luminosity, try this primer.

 My Verdict on Rimme's Match Perfection Foundation

- I really like this foundation, it provided a very nice medium coverage. It's light weight and sits nicely on my skin. The foundation covered most of my freckles and blemishes, I just had to go back in with a concealer for my awful under eyes and darker blemishes.
- The scent of this foundation is extra pleasant, it has a slight floral scent which I love.
- Shade wise, I picked out two shades 103 True Ivory (light olive) for winter and 200 Soft Biege (Biege undertone but it's not pink, it's more of a tanned shade and suitable for olive skin during summer). For all the other months, I just mix the two shades together.
- In terms of texture. it's a little thicker than expected and easy to blend with a flat top brush. I haven't used the old formula and have heard that long term users of the previous formula did not perfer this. I personally like it, it's highly moisturising and may appear to be greasy but mattifies after application. I can see how this may or may not work on oily skin, but I have dry skin and I love it!
- Apply the content with a flat top brush for a flawless finish!
- The foundation lasts for most of the day, it does slide off a little during summer and under air conditioning.

Have you tried any foundations from Rimmel?

 *This product was kindly provided for my consideration, all opinions are my own.


  1. I do quite like this foundation! And the primer is nice and grippy.

  2. I've been seeing these products pop up in a few blogs now. I'm also not a fan of the original and I have oily skin lol.

    xo Kat @ Katness

  3. The Primer sounds good, I like that its matte. Will have to check it out, has a great price too :)

  4. Sounds like the kind of foundation that I like, especially for the price (it's like 1/3 of the price here in canada) and the coverage !


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