Recently, I’ve developed this really great awful and deplorable habit of taking out my bad moods in the make-up section of Walgreen’s. You should really try it I am trying to stop but am really enjoying reaping the rewards of several impulse purchases. Grabbing things I never would have thought of just on a whim has introduced me to a few new things that will now be staples in my daily wear collection. Including this Rimmel London Lasting Finish Primer.
I picked up this primer on my last trip and am quite happy with it so far. After letting my moisturizer soak in well, I apply this primer all over my face in the morning. A little goes a long way, which is great, but it does feel rather greasy after first application. I usually then let it soak in for a few minutes before applying foundation overtop and the greasiness goes away after it’s dried.
This one doesn’t have an impressive feel on the skin like a lot of higher-end primers boast about– it applies a lot like a lotion, but is nicely hydrating and isn’t heavy. I think it just really gives a good base for foundation to go on with, and I do like how light it feels.
The label claims that the foundation “increases foundation wear for up to 8 hours” which I would have to say is a pretty true claim. Though I’ve also switched up my foundation as well, my make-up does have a lot longer staying power with this primer than without it.
For example, with using this primer all over my face (including lightly on my eyes!), my make-up lasted from 8am-2am on Saturday, with only my angry red blemishes showing through at the end of the day. (And I’m sure there is really no way to combat those, except to get rid of them LOL).
This one definitely goes into the “Repurchase” pile, even though I have a feeling this little tube will last me a long time. Got any other primer recommendations? I’d love to hear them!
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