Product Type: Rimmel Sun Care
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Rimmel 'Sun Shimmer' bronzer
Rimmel Sun Shimmer Compact
Member Name: kissandmakeup
Rimmel Sun Shimmer Compact
Advantages: Good price, various options for colour & finish, lasts well
Disadvantages: Container breaks easily & powder breaks up easily towards the end
I'm a big fan of bronzer, partly because I look horrible when I'm pale and partly because I don't like using foundation, I much prefer to just have a sweep of colour over my face instead of applying something that feels like it is clogging my pores! It's just personal preference however and I know that many people use bronzer as well as foundation.
I normally use a Barry M bronzer for every day use which is a really subtle and natural looking colour but in the summertime I tend to prefer something with a bit more 'oomph'! I have always liked Rimmels's sun shimmer cream for the body so I tried this bronzer first a few years ago and still stick with it now. I usually buy it from Superdrug and as I can remember it last cost me around £5-£6. It is available in light, medium, (and dark also I think) and in 'shimmer' or 'matte'. I usually go for medium and I usually choose 'matte' as I don't like to look too shiny! I wouldn't use medium in the winter however, as I think it could end up looking orange if you didn't already have a bit of a tan, it could look really unnatural, I just like to use it to enhance what tan I already have (if I've been abroad, because let's face it we don't get a lot of sun here!), so if your skin is pretty pale then stick with the 'light' one.
The tubs it comes in do have a habit of breaking easily, they normally come apart at the hinges which is a bit of a nuisance, but not the end of the world. It is easy to apply, just swirl your blusher brush around and sweep on your cheeks or indeed all over your face, and even your neck, chest and shoulders if you wish. It blends well and it also stays on pretty well throughout the day. It does last quite a while but it does have a tendancy to crumble into pieces when you get past half way through it which is annoying!
It has it's faults but it's a decent basic, budget bronzer!
Summary: Great for adding a splash of sun to your cheeks
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