Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Rimmel WAKE ME UP Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch; Shades 002 & 004; review + photos


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Today I'm reviewing Rimmel WAKE ME UP Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch in two shades, 002 Radiant Rose and 004 Shimmering Sand. When these products arrived at my door I couldn't wait to try them! The blushers I use are usually quite strong, so I was looking forward to giving my cheeks some fresh-faced luminous colour instead. This product can be found in the "Highlighters" section of the Rimmel London website, but 004 Radiant Rose is actually more of a blusher.

"It's time to make you glow!
Lightweight, ultra blendable mousse formula gives an instant touch of radiance and illuminates the skin.
Wakes up skin with a healthy looking glow and a long lasting flush of colour."
http://uk.rimmellondon.com/
Before even applying the product, the first thing I noticed was the delectable refreshing fragrance! It's a tropical, zingy scent that really does "wake you up"! To me, it's irresistible, and very suited to the name of the product.
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Image - right: Swatches of Rimmel WAKE ME UP Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch on the back of my hand. Top swatch - 002 Radiant Rose / bottom swatch - 004 Shimmering Sand.

It's simple to use. I just squeezed a little onto my index finger, then dabbed small dots of product onto the desired area and blended in. Re-apply for a more intense result!

A little goes a long way. Just a few dabs of this product gives a healthy flush of youthful colour and a .
warm luminous glow

This product has a mousse formula. It's feels as smooth as velvet as it glides onto the skin, and, when dry, it feels as-light-as-a-feather and as soft as silk! It's "almost-weightless consistency" allows you to successfully build up the layers without it feeling heavy; great for all year round, but especially good in the Summer heat.

It's staying power is impressive, too. I found that it stayed in place all day without the need for touch-ups. The colour stayed true and the shimmer didn't fade. I also found that it didn't transfer onto clothing, hands, etc etc, unlike most powder blushers and highlighters.

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Now let's discuss the results. This product does not give a strong hue, instead it provides a healthy flush of illuminating colour, but it is build-able, so you can add more product to give a stronger result if you wish. It gives the skin a luminous glow with a delicately shimmering finish. It blends perfectly which gives a gorgeous natural look. I really love the simple, youthful, fresh-faced result. It's perfect for daytime make up!

Image - right: 002 Radiant Rose gives a healthy flush of radiant, natural, rosey-pink.

I also love the versatility of this stuff. It can be used as highlighter and/or blusher, day and/or night! To transform this product simply add more layers. As the layers are built up, the colour becomes brighter and the shimmer becomes more intense - an eye-catching radiant evening look!
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002 Radiant Rose: Gives the cheeks a healthy flush of radiant, natural, rosey-pink with a lightly shimmering finish. A perfect daytime blusher. (See images - above-right & end of blog.)

004 Shimmering Sand: A subtle nude shade that gives a youthful, shimmering glow. Excellent for highlighting the face and body, or even use in the place of a blusher for a much more delicate result. (See images - right & end of blog.)

Image - right: 004 Shimmering Sand is a subtle nude shade that gives a youthful, shimmering glow

* Top tip! Try wearing the shades together for a glowing complexion and accentuated facial contours. *

As I mentioned at the start of this review, I'm still a sucker for strong blushers, but these delicate mousse alternatives have refreshed my love for the glowing fresh-faced look. The colour, the staying-power, the texture, the fragrance, the versatility, the results - I love everything about it! Nice one, Rimmel!

Click here to view Rimmel WAKE ME UP Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch on the Rimmel London UK website.
Click here to purchase Rimmel WAKE ME UP Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch from the Boots website.

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By Tuesday T. Bryan.

Image - below: In this photo I've used Rimmel WAKE ME UP Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch in 002 Radiant Rose as a blusher. I love the natural flush of colour. My lip gloss is Avon Ultra Glazewear in "Apple Cinnamon" (click here to read my review!).
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Image - below: Here I've used Rimmel WAKE ME UP Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch in 004 Shimmering Sand as a highlighter and on my cheeks instead of blusher. I love the healthy, radiant, fresh-faced glow! My lipstick is No7 Stay Perfect Lipstick in "Classic Rose" (click here to read my review!), my blouse is from New Look, and my bird necklace is from Accessorize. I've had the pearl earrings and gold chain forever, so I can't remember where they're from!
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Image - below: Here are the 2 shades used together. I'll upload a better photo soon as this one is rubbish. My lip gloss is Maxfactor Vibrant Curve Effect Lip Gloss in "Majeste". My blouse is from AWear. Again, my bird necklace is from Accessorize.
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