Product Type: Rimmel Sun Care
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Doesn't do what it says on the label
Rimmel Sun Shimmer Instant Tan
Member Name: PrimadonaBarbie
Rimmel Sun Shimmer Instant Tan
Advantages: Nice colour not streaky
Disadvantages: Washes off easily and comes off on clothes
I started using fake tan at the start of the summer but it was some 50p stuff from primark which was rubbish but that's another story. I decided to invest in something a little bit more expensive and something with slightly more staying power as the primark one was wash off.
I picked up the rimmel sun shimmer tan in tescos for £4.99 which I think is a reasonable price. I am naturally very pale but I purchased the medium matte as when I put a little on the back of my hand in the shop it looked the perfect shade.
The bottle is quite attractive, it is a golden colour with the rimmel logo at the top, a little bit of information and then the shade of tan at the bottom. The only criticism I have is that there is a huge blue motif saying the product is water proof which is what made me buy it however upon closer look it does say on the bottle it only lasts for 24 hours. I guess it's my fault for not checking but I do feel it could have been made a bit more obvious, as like I said before I wanted one that didn't wash off quickly.
The product itself went on quite smoothly, I always exfoliate and moisturise before hand however it seemed to go on pretty streak free, but I always use a mitt to avoid orange hands. It also didn't seem to dark, like I said before I'm pretty pale but it gave me an intense sunkissed glow with out looking like something out of charlie and the chocolate factory. It was very tricky to apply to my back so I get someone else to do that but that's the same with any fake tan. I do try to avoid wearing it on my face as I always worry it may go streaky and where as I can cover my body I cant cover my face so I like to apply it to my neck and then use bronzer on my face to match the colour.
It says it's waterproof but this isnt entirely true. If I go out in heavy rain it does run a little which is a pain in the backside and I can't wear any white clothes when I'm wearing the tan as it can smudge and stain them and then they are unwearable
I probably wouldn't recommended this product to anyone who is planning on wearing it full time or day to day etc. but if you were just wearing it for a party then it is probably a good purchase as long as your dress was dark.
I would defiantly never buy this again but I'm still giving it 3 stars because it's a nice colour and in my experience it doesn't go streaky. I also think you could get quite a few uses out of it as you don't need a lot of product to build up a lovely tan. It's instant so you can see exactly what colour your going to be instead of applying to much and regretting it later.
Summary: Wouldnt buy again but it wasn't terrible