It’s All Peachy with Rimmel’s Fix and Perfect Primer

Rimmel Fix and Perfect Primer

From super high-end luxe to very affordable drugstore beauty, today I bring you Rimmel’s Fix and Perfect Primer because that’s just how I roll. I’ve heard a lot of mixed reviews about this primer. Some people like it, some don’t. This primer has been out in the market for a while now but I’ve never swatched it in store because, well, do I really need another primer? Wait … forget I just said that.

When I finally saw this used by a couple of YouTubers (one hated it with a vengeance, the other absolutely loved it), it got me interested enough to finally swatch it in store. When I squeezed the primer out of the tube, the strong peachy shade shocked me. How the heck are you supposed to apply all that colour onto the face? It’s a primer, not orange foundation! Still, my curiosity got the better of me and I decided to pop this into my shopping basket.

Rimmel Fix and Perfect Primer Ingredients

This is not the sort of primer I’m used to. I mainly use primers heaped with silicone that give me that smooth, velvety texture on the skin. The Fix and Perfect Primer contains silicone too but not that much compared to, say, all the “blurring” primers you see in stores these days. It’s a light cream that goes on the skin like a lightweight moisturiser. This doesn’t blur out nor cover up my pores like those sort of blurring primers do.

Rimmel Fix and Perfect Primer

Next comes the part that horrified me in the beginning and that’s the colour. For the life of me I don’t understand the point of the peachy shade. Is it supposed to change your skin tone? The primer has a cool yet peachy shade and contains a bit of shimmer that, when blended, gives the skin a slightly pearlescent finish. When it’s fully blended out, the peachy undertone is almost unnoticeable. According to some reviews, it gave some faces a weird orange sheen but not for me. I blended the crap out of the primer and you won’t be able see a difference in shade on my face at all. Still … that bright peachy shade? It’s an initial shocker all right.

I love using this with the L’Oreal Nude Magique Eau de Teint foundation. I’ve tried other primers with that liquid powder foundation and so far, the Rimmel one works the best. My foundation lasts even longer with the Rimmel primer and my T-zone doesn’t get oily as quickly compared to no primer. I’ve also tried this under the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation and it works great as well.

Rimmel Fix and Perfect Primer

All in all, I like this primer, I really do. I still don’t understand the point of the bright peach pigment (trust me, I’ve seen how this scared potential customers away at Priceline. I’ve seen women pick it up, squeeze it out, gasp at all that orange and then quickly put it back on the shelf) but after getting past that, it’s a good primer and is certainly comparable to even my favourite Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer.

Rimmel Fix and Perfect Primer


Rimmel Fix and Perfect Primer retails at AU$13.95 for 30ml and is available at Priceline, Big W, Woolworths, Chemist Warehouse, My Chemist, Target and Kmart. You can only get 1 shade in Australia, which is the 001. In the US, there’s a Fix and Perfect Pro that is available in shade 002. Will be interesting to see the difference between the two if the opportunity arises.

What I like about it: Allows my foundation to glide on smoothly, makes my base makeup last longer (especially the L’Oreal Nude Magique Eau de Teint), affordable.

What I do not like about it: What is up with all that bright peach?!

Have you tried this primer before? Did the bright shade turn you off? Did it work for you? If you have the Fix and Perfect Pro in 002, how does it compare to the 001?

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9 comments… add one

  1. LeGeeque

    I probably have enough of primers to prime my bum if my bum needed makeup but I’m still curious about this. My current favourites are from Burberry (fresh glow. I’m not sure if it was limited or seasonal release. If it was, I’m dead because it’s so good!) and one from RMK. I have tried a few other tinted ones (Shu, Paul & Joe) that I actually use just as a tinted base for days I can’t be bothered using foundation. I might steal yours for a bit to play :D
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    1. Tine

      Hahaha same here. My bum’s pretty dimply now (*sigh*); it definitely needs priming if it does wear makeup. You should try the Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer. Wore it at Bea’s wedding and my makeup didn’t budge at all, despite the shitloads of foundation the makeup artist piled on me.

  2. Beauty Box

    I love the Rimmel transparent matte powder and heard good things about their wake me up foundation. I will pop this one into my shopping basket the next time I’m in Woolly’s ;) which would prob be this July.
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    1. Tine

      Hmm how does the Rimmel matte powder compare to the Maybelline Dream Matte powder, I wonder? Oh yeah, Rimmel’s Wake Me Up foundation is good. You should give them a go. ;)

      1. Beauty Box

        I prefer the Rimmel matte powder hands down. The Maybelline Dream Matte powder is a bit too thick for me if I’m not careful enough and the Rimmel one is more long lasting. I find that Maybelline fades in the middle of the day for me.
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  3. Rebecca B. Bird

    Wow, that is really orange! I’ve tried a couple “primers” that had a slight peachy shade, but they were really more like shimmery illuminators. Never one that dark or orange though! I would probably gasp in horror and put it back on the shelf too. :P
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    1. Tine

      Looks orange but it’s definitely not when blended on the skin. Scared a lot of customers off in the shops. You should see their reaction when they swatch it on the back of their hands. Look of horror :P

  4. Jade

    Yeh I’ve picked this up then pretty much immediately dropped it in horror after having a squeeze, I just can’t get past the bright orange hue.

    1. Tine

      Haha there you go! When I swatched it, I was horrified too. The testers were rubbish; the product was crusty around the hole and lumpy bits came out when I squeezed the tube. Yuck.

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