I recommend the Rimmel London Fix and Perfect foundation primer if you've always been curious if a foundation primer is needed in your makeup routine. You can start with this product because it's inexpensive and very good.
WHO: All skin types, but best for Normail to Oily Skin
WHAT: Rimmel London Fix and Perfect Foundation Primer 001
- product claim: taken from RimmelLondon.com "SKIN PRIMER, SMOOTHES SKIN AND MINIMISES PORES. USE ON ITS OWN OR BEFORE APPLYING FOUNDATION FOR A LONGER LASTING EFFECT
- shade: sheer peach tint.
- finish: powder/matte finish
- packaging: sqeeze tube
WHERE: Available at your local drugstores for $7.79
It's peach tint that dissipates quickly to a powder finish leaving a smooth and matte surface, which makes foundation application easier.
HOW: Use this product after moisturizer. Sqeeze a small amount of primer and dot it all over the face:forehead, nose, cheeks and chin, then blend with fingers or cosmetic sponge. Now, you can apply your favorite foundation on top.
Fix and Perfect Foundation Primer on my face. It slightly evens out my skin tone.
I've been using this primer for a long time and it has made a difference with my makeup. The texture is not slippery as most foundation primers (silicone based) I've tried, yet it leaves my face a silky and smooth surface,making foundation application easier. It really does make my foundation (liquid, cream or powder) last longer and keeps excess oil on check. This primer saves my face from looking oily, so I will never skip it.