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      19.11.2014 08:45
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      it's OK

      I tend to use bronzers now rather than blushers as a way to lift my face a little when I have foundation on. I bought this one as I loved the colour of it and the shimmer within it.

      It comes in a round pot and you lift the lid right off to get to the bronzer. It has a sunshine pattern in it at first.

      I tend to use it when I have foundation on and want my face to shine rather than look flat like it does if you just have one base coat on. I apply this using a blusher brush but I've found that when I apply it it tends to go everywhere so i'm likely to end up with bits of this on my neck as well which is never a good look!

      I try to use a sponge to help control it rather than the brush but I find that it's harder to get it off the sponge so it's difficult to get the balance right really!

      When it is on my skin it looks nice as it does make me have a nice healthy shine and it does look quite natural really so long as you apply it in a natural fashion and not too much else you look bright orange!

      I like the shimmer in this it's nice and pretty and a really lovely shade. It is definitely a lovely product but not the best bronzing item on the market. 3 stars from me.

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      02.06.2014 20:52

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      Ok but nothing special

      I use fake tan a lot but I only use bronzer for when I am going somewhere such as a night out with the girls because it is just too much bother to apply every day. I tried this one from Rimmel because the price was reasonable and I like a few Rimmel make-up products but though this was ok I wasn't blown away by it and it definitely didn't look as good as some other bronzers that I have tried. The bronzer comes as a solid pressed powder but there is no sponge or brush included with it so you will have to use one of your own. The powder is really solid and I found it a bit difficult to get enough on my brush in one go so I had to sweep my brush over the powder several times to get enough on it. Once you have loaded up your brush you then just sweep it over your face paying particular attention to areas that you want to highlight. I usually just apply a small amount to my cheekbones and my forehead to just highlight then slightly and give them a sunkissed glow. I don't want to look too orange and I like a bronzer to look quite subtle. This wasn't too dark but it did give a noticeable hint of colour to my skin in the areas that I applied it. Once it was on my skin though it didn't last very long and I found that it needed reapplying quite often which is not something that I need to do when using a more expensive bronzer. The colour is nice enough though it wasn't anything special and the fact that it needed applying so often means that although I thought it was ok I probably wouldn't bother buying it again. If you don't mind applying it quite often then it mightsuit you as an everyday sort of bronzer because although the colour and the glow isn't anything special it is perfectly acceptable for everyday wear and you can buy a better ne for more special occasions.

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      17.07.2013 22:28
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      a waste of time and money....

      I know I always say how much I love Rimmel and I do, I really do...however this is one of the few products I really wasn't impressed with. I chose it because my usual bronzer was out of stock and I needed a new one. Sadly it wasn't great.

      Rimmel are a high-street brand, very reasonably price and usually of high quality. Rimmel is available in Boots, Superdrugs and some supermarkets.

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      * Natural bronzer by Rimmel London featuring a lightweight powder formula, the bronzer gives the face an all over natural, sun-kissed glow with inbuilt SPF 8 protection.

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      I must admit I've struggled with bronzer in the past. I normally choose one that's too dark or too orange. However with this one I chose the most pointless shade ever. I went for '021 sunlight' and I believe this one was in the middle of the shade range.

      When I first got this product I thought it was ok. I felt like I was having to apply a lot more product than normal to get any colour and to be honest this just got worse. It's hard to explain because I've never found this with a product before but the texture of the product just wasn't right, for example normally when you swipe your finger over a powder you can swatch it on your hand to see the colour right? With this there's nothing! The texture of the powder in the pan is rock solid! Therefore you really have to scrub your brush into it to get any colour.

      Anyway after I'd finished attempting to apply it if I'm honest I didn't look any different. It was just pointless, the 'glow' was a little too natural for me. Therefore I can't really comment on it's staying power or anything. It was just a big disappointment. I used it a few times but soon returned to my usual bronzer.

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      It costs £5.59 which I'd usually be more than happy to pay but as I didn't get much use out of it I can't say it was good value for money.

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      As you've probably guessed I won't be repurchasing this, not impressed at all.

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        30.05.2013 22:01
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        Rimmel Natural Bronzer Sunshimmer

        I use Rimmel natural bronzer when I am wanting to give my skin a little bit of a glow without looking like I am wearing anything as I think it is a lovely natural colour and just highlights my skin and gives it a slight glow without looking orange.

        It is the one I would pick when my skin is looking a little paler either because it is winter or because I have no tanning product on. For a night out if I wanted more dramatic make-up or if my skin was darker I would use something else but this is great for a little pick me up.

        The bronzer comes in a little plastic compact which to be honest is a little bit cheap and not very good but it is what's inside that counts and the bronzer inside is a lovely colour even before I have put it on my face.

        I use a large make-up brush when using this and I either just sweep some lightly all over my face and neck or else I use it to highlight my cheekbones. I was surprised that this is so subtle because it looks darker in the compact than it comes off on my face and it only gives a slight shimmer and glow to my skin without making it look overly done and orange looking.

        It is a really pretty colour and it really does highlight my cheekbones bringing them out and giving me a slight sunkissed glow. This is a really good bronzer for the natural look though you can build it up and give yourself a stronger sun kissed look but I really don't think this is the bronzer for that as the colour doesn't look anywhere near as nice when it has been built up. There are other darker bronzers which are much better for a darker look and this only really suits the more natural look.

        The powder feels nice on my skin and it doesn't clog or stick to any dry patches highlighting them. It is very lightweight and leaves a nice sheen to my skin which doesn't look greasy. It also lasts for ages on my skin too without fading too much throughout the day. A lot of people may think this is too faint for them but I like the fact it gives me such a natural look.

        The Rimmel natural bronzer costs £5.59.

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        14.11.2012 18:53
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        A good everyday bronzer

        Bronzer is part of my everyday make up routine as I find that with foundation and loose powder my face looks a little bit too white for my liking. For everyday wear and when at work I like a fairly subtle bronzer just to give my face a bit of colour and glow without any shimmer, and this Rimmel bronzer is my product of choice for this purpose.

        This Rimmel bronzer comes in a round plastic case. The base of the case is brown/gold and the lid is transparent meaning you can see the product through the lid. You simply twist the lid and lift it off to use the bronzer. Due to how easy the lid is to remove, I have found that on occasion the lid will come off in my make up bag, particularly if I am travelling with it. Thankfully so far the powder has not broken however I imagine this could happen easily leaving a big mess in your make up bag! A more secure lid would probably be better.

        The compact holds 10g of bronzer. The bronzer itself is in the form of a pressed powder. To apply I simply swirl a large bronzer brush in the product and dust it lightly over my face. Like most bronzers, no brush is included with this item so you will need your own to apply it. I find that this bronzer sticks easily to my brush and goes onto my face nicely. It is easy to blend and gives a nice even colour. Something that I also like about this product is that it contains SPF 8 which many bronzers do not.

        This bronzer gives my face light brown glow. I have naturally quite pale skin and this gives me a bit of matte colour without looking unnatural or orange. I do find that this doesn't last as long on my face as some other more expensive bronzers I have tried. After a day at work, if I am going anywhere in the evening I will normally need to top this bronzer up.

        This product costs £5.59 in Boots and there is usually multi-buy or money off offers on quite frequently. I have had my current Rimmel bronzer for at least 4 months and it is about to run out. I think it is a good value bronzer and I would not pay any more for an everyday product.

        Thanks for reading/rating and I hope you enjoyed my review.

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        23.09.2011 23:53
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        A great all round bronzer that can be used on your

        I don't wear a lot of make-up my routine consists of tinted moisturiser and some bronzer. I previously used Avon Arabian Glow but as I didn't have an Avon rep and I wasn't paying for delivery off the website I took a look on the highstreet. I came across this in Superdrug it costs £5.59 for a 14g.

        The bronzer comes in 3 shades;
        Sunlight
        Sunbronze
        Sunglow

        I picked Sunglow as it was described as giving a natural warm sunkissed glow.

        The bronzer comes is a pressed powder. When it is new there is a raised picture of a sun. The powder is brown in colour and has hints of shimmer in it. To use the powder you simply unscrew the lid and using a large brush apply the powder to your face and/or body. You could also use a make-up sponge, this does in my opinion however make the bronzer look uneven, it will also leave you with a ring around your neck area which may be difficul to blend in.

        This powder also has SPF 8.

        I find that this bronzer gives my skin a healthy glow. I am pale skinned and it gives me a sun kissed glow without making me look orange. I have also used this on my neck, arms and legs to add colour and shimmer. You only need to use a small amount, I find that sweeping my make-up brush over the powder once and blowing off the excess is enough for my face. It can make you look a bit dark if you use too much and then it does start to look a bit unnatural. It also highlights your face as there are shimmery bits in it which reflect light at different angles.

        The bronzer also lasts, I have used this on a night out where the club has been hot and stuffy and I have still had a reasonable glow at the end of the night.

        Overall I am pleased with this bronzer, I have used it frequently for months and the powder has shown hardly any sign of wear so it seems it will last for a good while yet!

        I would give this 4 out of 5 because it can leave you too dark if you use too much.

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        11.08.2011 21:01
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        Rimmel Natural Bronzer Sunshimmer

        Bronzer is an absolute essential in my make up bag as I tend to wear fake tan on a regular basis and a bronzed body and a white face simply wouldn't be a good look! For me, bronzer also enables me to get a matte look on top of my liquid foundation which is quite oily and shiny.

        I purchased the Rimmel bronzer for the first time about 2-3 years ago when I first started experimenting with make up, it was available in all the big makeup stores and supermarkets and seemed like a popular choice as it was always in the stand alone displays in the shops and on the counter.

        The bronzer comes in a brown plastic case with a transparent lid which simply lifts off. The transparent lid means that you can see the contents and therefore closely match the colour inside to your skin colour. The lid has no locking mechanism so it easily slides off which is great for when you're in a rush and need instant access to the bronzer but can be a disaster if it calls off whilst in your bag (which has happened to me at least twice) this led to the bronzer cracking and it making a mess of the inside of my bag.

        Despite selecting the lightest shade of this bronzer that I could find I still found the colour to be at least 3 shades darker than my skin tone which was slightly more that I'd hoped for. However this meant that I didn't have to apply as much of the product which in turn meant that it lasted longer.

        Using the bronzer is easy, I use a large brush and simply dab the brush into the bronzing powder the brush soon fills up with bronzing dust blowing the brush then allows the excess dust to be removed from the brush and makes for a better application as there is a risk of clumping when using the powder as it does go on quite thick if you aren't careful.

        I also found that there was glitter or shimmer added into the bronzer which I didn't really anticipate despite the product title and description and I didn't like how unnatural it looked once it was applied. The shimmer meant that the bronzer wasn't really appropriate for day-time wear which was inconvenient.

        This product is available from Superdrug for £5.59 and also online, from supermarkets and other make up stores. Overall, I wouldn't really recommend this product due to the shimmer element and the darkness of the powder once it is applied.

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        21.10.2010 13:31
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        A lovely bargain natural bronzer

        I have always preferred a nice matt powdered look on my skin rather than a bronzer since I had very dark hair with bright red, the bronzers seemed to clash and a more reserved natural look was always my choice. Lately I have decided I need a change and I decided to lighten my hair to a dark blonde which meant my skin now looks very pale. Off I went to boots to try and find a bronzer that wouldn't look too obvious and wouldn't give me an awful orange glow.


        I came across a rimmel natural bronzer and having used rimmel products before I was rather confident that this should be ok for me. I looked through a lot of bronzers and the rimmel one also seemed to be the one that looked the most natural with no nasty orange pigmentation.


        The bronzer comes in a bronze bottomed tub with a clear pop off lid. The bronzer can clearly be seen through the lid making it easier to choose an exact shade to suit your skin tone. I apply my bronzer with a big brush and I was rather surprised to see that this bronzer does indeed give a natural sun kissed glow and it just basically adds a touch of colour without it being too obvious. A small amount of this bronzer will create a natural sun kissed glow and a larger amount will give a full coverage deep bronze however no matter how much you use this product still looks natural.


        This bronzer lasts all day and it does not need to be reapplied making this simple as you look as fresh in the evening as you did when first applying. I really love this bronzer and I have already recommended it to friends who have tried it and also class it as a big hit.


        This product costs me about £5.50 which is definitely worth it. This product lasts me a long time as I only use a small amount to give a sun kissed glow and I will be buying this again and again.

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        06.07.2010 09:33
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        A great product

        Rimmel Natural Bronzer......


        There was a time when all I would wear would be bronzer and I would never be too scared to blusher it onto my face, neck, chest and anywhere else that needed a more sun kissed look. So for this reason I used to go through bronzer s pretty fast and have to buy them regularly. Nowadays however I have calmed down on throwing it everywhere and prefer to use gradual tanner and blusher as well.

        So with that in mind I would have to say that I have had this particular bronzer for a pretty long time. So long in fact that a lot of the outer gold writing has rubbed off the front case!

        You can still buy this particular bronzer in Boots and it usually costs £5.49 pence but has a special offer on at the moment with £1 off (but there are always special offers going on so it might be worth holding out for a good one if you can).

        The bronzer itself comes in a standard type of packaging for this type product, it has a clear plastic removable lid which allows you to clearly see the pressed bronzing power inside. The bottom part of the tub which holds the bronzer is a lovely golden brown. The lid, I have found, is exceptionally easy to remove but is still sturdy enough to stay in place when the bronzer is not being used.

        There were several different types of shades of bronzer I could have chosen why buying This Rimmel one but I settled for a Sun Bronze which is 022 in number and I feel this works well with my own tones especially in the summer.

        The bronzer is described on the back as a Natural bronzer with minerals. It gives face a sun kissed glow and is climatologically tested. There are 10 grams of the product contained in the pot and as I said I have had it a good while so a little bit does seem to go a long way.

        There is also an SPF in the pressed power bronzer which I find difficult to believe as how do they get that in there!? Anyway it has an SPF of 8 which is always an added bonus.

        The pressed powder bronzer is easy to apply and literally involves getting a blusher brush and doing a few circling motions on the top of the bronzer (blowing off any excess) and then brushing the brush lightly over the skin in the areas that want/need bronzing.

        The bronzer goes on to the skin very easily and does have a very good and naturally sun kissed look. Of course it is very easy to over do the look by using too much of the product on the brush but then, as with any other product like this, its not the products fault.

        The bronzer washes off easily with soap and water and also is removed quickly and efficiently with face wipes. If it does get on my clothes it washes out of them easily as well.

        All in all I think this is a good bronzer and I have still got a fair bit left too! They recommend having it for only 30 months which I may well have exceeded but I wouldn't have thought a pressed powder could go off!

        It is a good product that I feel is certainly worth its money. 5 out of 5 stars and a high recommendation.

        Many thanks for taking the time to read.

        I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you

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          04.07.2010 19:45
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          Buy it!

          I have to admit that I don't really stick to one brand when it comes to make up. I plan on writing quite a few make up reviews over the next few weeks as I only need to glance over to me ever over flowing make up box to realise I have a lot in there I could review. I tend to purchase make up more often when I can use the boots 3 for 2 offers as I use make up every single day so it is an expensive habit!

          Without fail every day I use bronzer on top of my foundation. I like the healthier glow it gives me. So when I was shopping for make up again and looking for a third product to add to my 3 for 2 I decided to give the Rimmel Natural bronzer a go.

          It comes in a bronze circular pot with a clear lid. On the lid it has the Rimmel London logo and then just states that it's "NATURAL BRONZER" and says it has natural minerals. It is handy to note that the bronzer has a SPF of 8, not hugely high but enough I think for a make up. The net weight of the product is 14g.

          The bronzer claims to give the skin "a sun kissed glow" and this is something I can confirm. I like to use the bronzer just on my cheeks and a little bit on my nose in an attempt to hit the spots that may have been caught by the sun. I really like the effect the bronzer gives. To me it seems like it has a bit of a shimmer once it is on and I think this adds to giving you a healthier looking glow. I find it is best applied with a "big" powder brush as it gives good coverage.

          The product sells for around £5 or £6 but there are always offers to be had. I noticed currently boots have got £2 off certain Rimmel products and then there is often the 3 for 3 deals to be had around. Another point to note with this product is that it literally lasts ages! My sister has one that has lasted her 12 months and she uses it daily so when you work out value for money you can see it is worth it!

          I definitely recommend this product!

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            22.03.2010 11:49
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            brilliant value

            I went to Debenhams to buy a bronzer and out all the ranges they had there the lady behind the counter suggested I tried the Rimmel Natural Bronzer, that was what she used. I have never turned back. it gives a nice shimmer and makes me look healthy when I'm not wearing false tan (i have pale skin). Best applied with a big brush. Beware to apply in a natural light because it is easy to get carried away and apply to much. I even use it on my chest and arms, it's a great all rounder. it also contains SPF 8, which i hope will protect me from further wrinkles! I have caught the sun whilst wearing it, but I havn't burnt my face. One snag, once you come to the end of the pot, it does tend to crack and crumble, which makes it hard to apply. I then tend to buy a new one to use on my face and keep the crumbling bronzer for my arms and chest. It costs approx £5 and is available almost anywhere that stock Rimmel products (including Tesco). easy and compact to carry in your handbag, because you may feel that you need to re-apply by the end of the day.

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            10.02.2010 12:14

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            great it's cheap and as long as you don't overdo it it leaves a nice finish

            I bought this product because I fancied a change form my normal bronzer and this was fairly cheap and also from a good brand. It is a really matte bronzer and so doesn't leave a shiny finish and it also works well under pressure it stays put despite sweat and rain. It works well with most skin tones however I have an olive tone and I find it is great with mine but I know people who use it who are very pale and it still works for them. As it is such a good product you don't need to use a lot and so it lasts for ages. The packaging is pretty poor though as it has a plastic case and so if it is put in your handbag it gets cracked quite easily, however even when this happens the powder doesn't break up and go all over your stuff which is a bonus. It is available most good stockists such as Boots and Superdrug and it retails at about £5.49 sometimes it is on offer. If you put too much on though it can look a little bit orange so just don't overdo it.

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            02.10.2009 16:22
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            A good bronzer for its price.

            Because of the typical British 'Summer' weather, us girls are very lucky if we can get a weeks worth of sun fit for tanning in our back gardens. Despite this we all want that sunkissed glow kind of look, and that is why a most girls need a little bronze compact in their life.

            :: The Packaging ::

            Rimmel Londons Natural Bronzer comes in pretty basic packaging. The 14g compact comes in a flat, palm sized pot. The lid comes off easily at the flick of a wrist - it seems the lid is held on by only 2 little bumps on the inside of the lid which slot in between ridges on the base not making the product very handbag friendly.
            The lid is a clear plastic with 'Rimmel London Natural Bronzer' printed on in a slim gold font, with the minimal packaging this gives the product a pretty out of date feel. Like the kind of powder you'd pull out of your Mum's makeup bag when you're a kid.

            :: The Product ::

            What they claim - Natural Bronzer with minerals, Gives face a sunkissed glow. With SPF 8.

            I bought the bronzer in shade 021 - Sun Light - I'm pretty fair skinned and just wanted a little bit of colour on my cheeks more than anything. Despite the product looking more Burnt Orange than Sun Light in the pan it isn't actually as pigmented as it looks. It's a very very light colour, with just a touch of shimmer to give you that, as promised, sun kissed glow. Also I found the bronzer was quite long wearing, I get up pretty early so make up goes on at about 6:30am, getting home somedays at 6:30pm I still looked nicely kissed. - by the sun that is.

            Although I did use this everyday I was surprised how quickly I hit pan with this product, maybe I was using more than I thought with it being very lowly pigmented but I saw my first glimmer of silver pan within a fortnight (and no, I wasn't walking around looking tangoed!) but for a sub £5 bronzer, it wasn't going to last forever.

            Rimmel Londons 'Natural' Bronzer is a very cheap, but very effective product. The packaging doesn't boast much but at £5ish you can't expect the cuteness of say, Benefit packaging. It does what it says on the lid, and that's really what matters.

            Rimmel Londons Natural Bronzer is currently on sale in Boots for £5.49.

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            04.08.2009 17:07
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            Decent enough bronzer with a lovely shimmer

            I'm not exactly sure why I bought this, as I don't have a tan and I rely on blusher and powder to add shimmer to my face. However, I have become quite keen on this product and tend to use it on nights out so I don't look washed out in photos.

            This bronzer comes in a compact with a clear twist-off lid. As you can see the powder through the lid you may be a bit dubious about the rather dark shade, however this does look quite subtle and natural when applied lightly. The packaging is not as robust as I'd like it to be, mine has become battered in my make-up bag to the point where the lid is cracked and falls off without twisting it first. Unlike a lot of powders, however, I have not experienced any problems with excess powder creating a mess.

            The lightweight product applies evenly as long as you use a very small amount and build it up gradually. To apply, I use a big powder brush, swirl it around the powder once, tap off the excess and sweep it on to the face. I do this in an 'E' and '3' motion on either side of my face, starting above the eye brow, coming round underneath the eye, then sweeping out and down, around the jaw line. Following this I dust a little down my nose to add shimmer and depth. This product does require a fair bit of blending to ensure you end up with a shimmery natural look without looking like you've been Tango'd. Also be sure to apply the product in a well lit area or you may apply too much, which will be hard to tone down.

            This product is fairly easy to wash off, particularly as it does tend to disappear slightly after several hours wear. At just under £5, however, this bronzer is an afforable way to add a bit of shimmer - you can even apply it all over your body should you wish to add a glow to bare skin.

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            05.07.2009 18:47
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            You won't be wasting your money

            Just the other week I accidentally dropped my compact of face powder on the floor. With a smash a tinkle and a puff I was off to tesco, mightily miffed that £8 worth of No7 was now providing a soft flawless finish to a layer of tarmac!! Whilst seeking a replacement for the afore mentioned product my eyes strayed to Rimmel's natural bronzer compact and my interest was piqued. Now I have used bronzer in the past and never ever got on with it. My results have generally ended up as either "you know that you've been tango'd" or more patchy than my nannas old patchwork quilt!! That was when I was about 18 and my courage has failed me since. So considering it high time I was adult enough to atleast be able to apply bronzer effectively I paid my £4.99 and left the store with my purchase.

            ** The Packaging**

            The Bronzer comes in a small plastic palette in a selection of 3 shades. The lid is clear and declares that the product carries a sun protection factor of 8, which I thought was a nice touch in the bronzer. The product within doesn't contain a sponge and you can see the surface of the bronzer that is embossed with a rather attractive picture of the sun. The rear of the palette
            gives the shade that you are purchasing, the ingredients and the contact details for rimmel.

            ** Applying the product**

            I choose to apply the product to my skin with a flat foundation sponge rather than a brush. This is just as I don't enjoy the spatter of powder that can adorn your clothes after spreading powder with a brush and find a sponge gives me more control. So, opening the lid of the product i tilted it slightly and saw that there was indeed a definate shimmer in the powder. I noticed that there was absolutely no fragrance to the product at all other than a very subtle powdery smell.
            I dabbed my sponge and applied it to the apples of my cheeks and gasped in a little bit of shock horror!! the sight was reminiscent of Bridget Jones where she arrives at the dance having applied make up in the taxi... With a deep breath I persevered and began to spread the powder around my face.
            I was absolutely amazed at how easily the product spread and how flawless it made my skin appear. The product felt almost creamy as I was moving it around my face and quite moisturising to my skin.
            Once I had acheived an even coverage i took a good look in the mirror and was extremely pleased with the results.
            The powder evened out the texture and colour of my skin, making my skin look much improved from its natural state. The shimmer highlighted natural areas such as the top of my cheeks and nose making my features more 3 dimensional than usual and the shade that I used made me look slightly sun kissed as opposed to all out bronze. The only thing I did notice is that it took quite a bit to blend it at the edges to avoid the typical tidemark that bronzers can give you.

            ** My opinion**

            I am exceptionally pleased that I bought this product. It will now remain a staple in my bag even throughout the winter months. The powder went on evenly and didnt cause the tightening feeling that some foundations can give you, as if they are sapping the moisture from the skin. The product and the shimmer has so far lasted for 8 out of 12 hours at work, only requiring a very slight re-application around my forehead and nose. It has also lasted for a rather hot and sweaty night out on the tiles involving lots of dancing, again only with a slight reapplication to the above area. Only word of warning, be sure to apply the product in a well lit area or over application will lead to dramatically different results to those mentioned above!!!

            I would recommend this product to anyone and was a very good use of a fiver. I am a die hard No7 fan but just occasionally another manufacturer manages to remind me that there are other good ones out there. This product certainly acheives that.

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