Product Type: Rimmel Sun Care
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Sunshimmer bronzing powder
Rimmel Sun Shimmer Compact
Member Name: xxfoxyredxx
Rimmel Sun Shimmer Compact
Date: 08/09/11, updated on 01/12/11 (82 review reads)
Advantages: Easy to apply, easy to apply, straightforward to remove
Disadvantages: No real shimmer to it, packaging isn't great
When it comes to bronzing powders they are something that I dabble with from time to time. I am really very pale skinned indeed so have to be really careful when it comes to such products and there are a couple of powder bronzers in my make up collection that I tend to stick to and use all the time. However the other day I simply fancied a change and I spotted this one in my local Lloyds chemist costing £5.49 and I decided that as it was a little darker than what I'd normally go for and without the amount of shimmer that my others possess it was worth a go!
The compact is round in shape with a rich browny coloured plastic base and a see-through plastic flip open lid to the top of it and on that we are told that it is Sunshimmer Rimmel London, Bronzing Compact Powder (Poudre Bronzante Compacte) and that my option is the Medium Matte Shade and that the Net Wt is 0.39oz,11g. On the bottom of the compact other information listed includes being told a bit about the product and the ingredients are given an contact details for Rimmel are given (as well as some details given in a foreign language too). The compact is sturdy and serves its purpose well enough though it isn't at all fancy and there is no applicator and no mirror given.
The Powder Itself:
In the compact of course it is set and hard with a picture of a star raised into it which with usage disappears over time. As I stated in the packaging details I have just given this comes with no applicator so personally I just use a large and good quality blusher brush and this can of course be applied to 'naked' skin or a made up face, over the décolletage or literally anywhere you want a sunkissed look really.
Now I only have ever seen this available in one colour option which is the medium shade for some reason. This medium shade although looks rather dark pressed into the compact but when used is actually a lot lighter and without a shimmer as such at all and is actually rather natural looking. It comes off on my applicator really well and rather thick and not powdery and hard to deal with and/or apply. I simply swish it over the skin and gently blend it in which is really easy to do so. This gives a very subtle colour to the skin which then you can build up yourself and it isn't an orangy shade. Personally I use this to highlight my cheekbones and/or swish the applicator all over my face to give a little bit of colour to my skin and also this can be used as eyeshadow so it really is a multi-tasking compact of a decent size this one.
Although I feel this is easy enough to use and control and I can't feel it on the skin once its applied and its none agitating and is smooth on the skin with no transfer at all I do find this to fade on the skin for some reason pretty quickly and for that reason I'm not all that keen on it. I simply want to my apply make-up an forget its there really. I don't mind having to reapply lipstick, in fact I fully expect that but I really can't be bothered to have to reapply this several times a day/night. The fact also that it has no applicator and/or mirror with it either seems a bit silly too considering if you pop it on and then go out and its need reapplying!
Its ok for about £5.49 a compact and you do get plenty of product for your cash however for me I'd rather stick to my better quality and slightly more expensive bronzing powder compacts in the future.
Available in all good chemists etc.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
Summary: A good value product but there are better than this on the market
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