Product Type: Rimmel Sun Care
Newest Review: ... is very dark brown, when rubbed onto the skin it lightens as it is spread out. The tan needs to be applied evenly and less liberally on pl... more
Great quick alternative to fake tan but watch out for the hands!!
Rimmel Sun Shimmer Instant Tan
Member Name: QuinDogg
Rimmel Sun Shimmer Instant Tan
Advantages: Colour, speed, SHIMMER!
Disadvantages: stains hands a bit
I am quite pale and I do love a bit of fake tan however I find that it takes quite a lot of planning since I always need 2-3 applications of fake tan to get the look I want for a night out. about 18 months ago I bought this Rimmel instant fake tan with shimmer.
I love skin products with shimmer so I was so pleased this existed. It gives your skin a lovely glow almost like being out in the sun. The good thing about this product is that it's very easy to create the tone required. If you put just one light application it's just a slight colour change but if you really want to look brown then you can add layer upon layer or just apply a big dollop all at once. I tend to cover my ankles, knees, underside of arms and neck in normal moisturiser first and then put a fair amount of the Rimmel instant tan with shimmer on to the parts I want browner and blend it in with the moisturiser to avoid streaks. I don't know if I'm just lucky but I've never had any streaking. I guess it's because you can see where is dark and where isn't automatically whereas with fake tan you wait until the next day and you might have missed a spot.
The price is very reasonable and the product goes a long way so it's definitely worth a buy. I use it maybe once every few weeks and I've never finished a bottle. I bought my bottle from Boots for around £6.00 which is way cheaper than fake tan bottles and because it's wash off you never end up with patches which are fading after a few days or if you exfoliate - this is something I'm yet to master with fake tan.
I've not tried any other instant tanning products but to be honest, I don't need to! However it is not a perfect product. It has ONE downside and that is that in the time I've been applying it to my face, chest and arms for example, and although it is not permanent fake tan, somehow it manages to dye my hands brown. I have never been able to get rid of the brown tint on my hands by scrubbing in boiling water or anything. It doesn't seem quite strange considering it is a wash off tan. So maybe using it with mitts to avoid this would be better.
Summary: Great instant tan with a shimmer which makes you glow
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