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Not having perfect skin has allowed companies like Avon, Rimmel etc to goad me into buying so many products aimed at making me look better, feel better, look younger etc.
I have tried so many I am beginning to wonder whether there are any products out there that really work. I saw these and thought that all three versions were a good idea. There is anti-redness, healthy glow and brightening. Thankfully I do not have redness, so I passed by that version, I wanted to try one of the others but was unsure which one I would benefit from, I decided to go for the healthy glow as that is not something I have ever heard anyone say about my skin before.
One down side is the fact it is only a small container, I paid £3 for this and would like to have this available in a larger size. Although I am not entirely sure about whether I managed to achieve a healthy glow, I did manage to achieve an amazingly flawless completion. That is defiantly a first for me and that alone has made me buy this again and again. I applied this after doing my usual exfoliation and moisturise, applied this then applied my make up over the tip and have to admit the results were astounding. My pores were not visible and my skin was one tone and smooth. I am normally quite good at remembering to remove my makeup before I retire for the evening, but after a particularly late night, and being a little worse for wear, I was spark out before my head touched the pillow, due to this I didn't remove my makeup and lived to regret that. Due to this product blocking the pores, thus giving you a clean clear skin tone, by not re-opening your pores, they stay clogged and let you know they don't like this by giving you very painful spots.
I didn't wear this for a while after that mishap and after my skin had recovered and cleared up, I religiously remember to remove all traces of this before going to sleep. That is the best advice to give on this product. It applies easily and really is hardly noticeable; it is similar to a tinted moisturiser. Once you have put foundation on top it really comes into its own. I would and have recommended it to everyone and anyone I know.
I have quite dull skin as its slightly grey toned. I thought I would try this as its a product I had not really seen before in shops. The idea is you put it on under foundation and it forms a flawless base to work upon. There are three different rimmer recover perfect skin tubes one is anti redness, one is healthy glow and one is brightening. I tried the healthy glow one because I wanted my skin to look more revitalised and healthy looking.
I applied it first after cleansing my face and it goes on really matt and smooth and is amazing if you have visible pores and it seems to make them dissappear which is really good as it makes your skin look more flawelss. Not completely flawless but it improves it. The healthy glow you dont really notice at first until you apply the foundation over the top and the skin seems to look more radiant but not in an oily, greasy way. However after a while fo using it I did notice a few pimples on my cheeks think because it had blocked my pores. So now I just use this when I am on a night out and want a more made up look and my skin stays better rather than using it everyday.
I am one of those people who was unfortunate enough to be cursed with permanently rosy cheeks. Were nature a little fairer, this would give me an 'English rose' quality, but instead I feel my skin tone looks uneven and unsightly without the assistance of make-up.
So, whilst browsing the Boots website, I noticed this product - Rimmel Recover Perfect Skin. These primers come in three different varieties - pink ('Brightening' - to freshen tired looking skin), apricot ('Healthy Glow' - to revive a dull complexion) and - the variety I purchased - green ('Anti-Redness' - to calm flushed skin).
The product itself comes in a tube just over 10cm long, 3cm across at the widest point. It's therefore relatively small, but still a sizeable amount. It's a simple looking tube, as you can see the pictures - nothing fancy, yet still nice.
How effective is it?
The variety I purchased - Anti-Redness - is green. It comes out of the tube green, and goes on green. However, it's not a fluorescent green mess - it's a very subtle white-green, and goes on the skin in such a way that it does not give you an all-over, fake looking appearance, but instead the coverage is quite subtle, yet definitely visibly reduces redness. Therefore the redness of my cheeks is still there, but it's more subtle and (I think!) attractive. Coupled with foundation, this primer does an excellent job - even on its own, it looks good. Obviously miracles are unlikely to happen for around a fiver, and it would look incredibly fake if the skin tone was 100% even, but it does a good job of looking natural yet effective at the same time.
I'd recommend this primer to anybody with reddish skin. Having not tried the other varieties, I can't comment, but if they are as good as this variety then they are well worth purchasing. It's cheap - currently £4.99 at Boots - and cheerful. It's definitely made me feel more confident with regard to my skin - all in all, a good purchase.
Visibly reduces the appearance of pores and keeps skin matte /