Review: Rimmel London Sun Shimmer Instant Tan


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Official description: “9-in1- results: softens, smoothes, moisturises, gives an instant tan, creates a healthy-looking glow, evens skin tone, covers, perfects and lasts up to 24 hours. Formula blends easily. Removable with soap and water.”

Instant Tan review

Okay, so I don’t know if you’re only supposed to use this on the face – BB cream is usually ment for the face, but the tube is a little big for a foundation, so I’m using it all over – especially on my legs for when I’ll wear shorts for the first time and my legs are snowy white.

Application: The application was smooth enough, but not easy-easy. The formula is quite thick and a little hard to spread out. I think it might help if you mix it with regular lotion before and just add a little more to still achieve that tan. Fortunately, there was no rubbing off on my clothes.

Tan: As you can see in the pictures, there is a slight tan right away. I didn’t apply that much, but it is easily buildable if you want a darker tan – with the danger of turning orange. In my case at least, my skin doesn’t look so much darker, but it definitely has a healthy look.

Time frame: It promises to give you 24 hours of tan, but I could make it last 48 hours – I probably could have made it last longer if I hadn’t showered. Even after you wash it off, there is still a little bit of tan left for about a day.

BB Cream: This smooths out the skin tone very well, it works just as well as any other BB cream.

Price: 80 DKK / 12 USD / 7 £ / 10 EUR

Overall: Hm. There are some good and bad things about this. I like the instant tan effect and I like the color and smoothness you gain from using this. I did not like the application, it is hard to spread out. The effect is pretty long-lasting, but then again it is very easy to wash off if you apply too much or want the tan to go away. If you can find away around the application, then I would definitely recommend this.

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