Product Type: Rimmel Sun Care
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Rimmel sun shimmer instant tan!
Rimmel Sun Shimmer Instant Tan
Member Name: ShannonB
Rimmel Sun Shimmer Instant Tan
Advantages: Quick, easy to apply, gives that sunkissed look, washes off easily.
Disadvantages: not very useful in the rain, may rub off onto your clothes.
Over the years I have used so many different fake tans. This probably being one of the first I ever used, back in the day.
This fake tan can be bought from Boots, Superdrug and also Asda and costs around £6.00 for a 125ml bottle, which I personally think is a reasonable-ish price in comparison to other fake tans. This fake tan is a matte tan which claims to give an instant sun kissed look for the face and body. As it is instant, it always has a place on my shelve for them unexpected sunny days or nights out when I decided to get my pearly white legs out. This tan comes in three different shades a light matte, medium matte and dark matte. I personally prefer to be very tanned so I purchase the medium matte as I believe the light matte wouldn't do much for me.
The product comes in a brown plastic squeezy bottle, with the rimmel logo at the top and the shade of the tan at the bottom of the bottle, this stands out which makes it easier not to get the wrong colour. The bottle claims that it is 'wash off' and is instant tan which lasts for 24 hours. At first you may think 125ml is very small, however I have found that the tan in these tubes actually does go a long way. Also as the bottle is a squeezy tube type it is easy and simple to get the tan out and the bottle can be cut, so if your running out of tan with no time to go get anymore (often happens to me) I have found you can cut the bottle open and scrape the rest of the tan out of the tube (get the most of your £6.00 haha).
This tan, being instant is great for last minute plans. It literally takes minutes. Id personally recommend that before using this tan, you exfoliate your skin but this is recommended for all fake tans to get the best outcome. The tan is a very dark and has quite a thick consistency which spreads very well, as the tan in colour is dark I would very strongly recommend that you use a fake tan mit or gloves!!!!! The tan dries extremely quickly therefore by the time you have finished you may have very brown fake tan hands, which is not attractive and can be quite difficult to get off without ruining the rest of your tan. This is something I have learnt over the years whilst tanning as a young girl! Also i recommend that whilst applying the tan you do each area of your body at separate times for example starting with one leg, then the other rather than putting a blob of tan on each and then rubbing it in. This is just because again, it dries very quickly and in the past I have placed a blob of tan on say my leg, been distracted then when I come back to rub it in I have found that the area where it was leaves a darker patch, which is not attractive! Though the fact that this product dries very quickly is also a great advantage as it makes the tanning process a lot quicker and you do not have to wait around for it to dry therefore its very efficient.
All in all applying the tan is extremely easy, and it is just like applying a moisturizer except this one gives you a beautiful sun kissed look in a matter of minutes. The color of this tan is great, though I would be careful when applying it to your face and try not to use to much on the face area as it can look dirty if too much is applied. If you like to be tanned like me, in a moment of minutes then this tan may be the one for you. Its a great colour and quick and easy to use.
Getting this tan off also is extremely easy, as the tan is instant it also washes off. So the next day in the shower all you need to do is have a quick scrub with some shower gel and off comes the tan. Which is great in comparison to some tans which take lots of baths and showers and painful scrubbing before they will come off. However a disadvantage to this, is that if you are on a night out, and sweat, then the tan also comes off then, which then can result in it being on your clothes which is a bit of a nightmare! However it does wash out easily therefore your clothes are not ruined. Another disadvantage of the tan being instant is for rainy days, as you end up with white splodges where the tan comes off, which is not a very good look especially on a night out.
I'd personally recommend this tan as one for emergency last minute plans where you need a tan. It is easy enough to apply, and very quick as you have a tan in minutes. Also it is a great dark brown colour, and gives you that sun kissed look. I personally have this on my shelves at all times just in case I need it and haven't tanned using gradual tan. The price is reasonable for how good the product is. It gives you that sun kissed look for the 24 hours you need it.
Great product for last min tans!
Thank you for reading my review.
Summary: All in all a great product for those last minute tans.
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