A few weeks ago I was given some Rimmel London products to play with and today’s makeup look is using some of the products that I was given. I’m going to show you what products I used to achieve this look and I’ll also let you know how they wore throughout the day. Rimmel London is a very affordable makeup brand but that said, my reviews won’t be going easy on the products. I do compare these products to high end brands because I believe that makeup is makeup and I don’t care whether something costs 1eur or 20eur, I’ll tell it as it is and I’ll let you know how this makeup works. 🙂
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First off, I used the Rimmel London Fix & Protect. This is a moisturising product with SPF 25. I used this instead of sunscreen and instead of my Mac Fix+. This has a very runny texture and it does leave a bit of a white cast on the face. That said, it didn’t bother me. I haven’t worn this often enough to give a proper review but I’ll keep you posted.
Next I applied my latest obsession, the Benefit Porefessional Matte Rescue. I’m going to be loving this in summer because it keeps me matte all day.
For foundation I used the Rimmel London Match Perfection foundation. I’m liking this! It’s a medium coverage foundation that adapts to your skintone. Lately my skin has been quite good so it was a good day to wear this. While writing this, I’ve been wearing this for 5 hours and I’m getting slightly oily on my t-zone. I haven’t done much today so I’m not sure whether it’s the primer or the foundation that’s making me oily. It’s certainly a foundation I’ll try again. It feels weightless on my skin and gives me just enough coverage.
Next, the Rimmel London Hide The Blemish concealer. OMG this brings back so many memories. This is the FIRST EVER concealer that I’ve ever worn. Not gonna lie, when I was given this I thought.. huh? lol. They told me that this sells really well and it’s a very cheap concealer. I haven’t used it in A LONG time and I was ready to dismiss this product from the get go. I applied it where I normally apply my concealer and I applied it quite heavily (to get the coverage to match the usual concealers that I wear). It felt really waxy and I was preparing to hate it. I blended it out with my Real Techniques Miracle Sponge and it blended out nicely and left me with a good coverage. I set it with my Urban Decay Naked Skin powder and 5 hours later (now), I still have a full coverage and NO creasing. OK, I’m impressed and a little stunned. Still not a fan of the waxy texture but if it works it works eh? No wonder this product stood the test of time. I’ll update you about this in the future.
I tried out the Rimmel London Natural Bronzer, I’m really glad that Rimmel London came out with a matte bronzer with no shimmer in it. The colour of this bronzer is nice, it’s not as pigmented as other bronzers I own but this might be a good thing because it’s less easy to overdo it. I think that if it were a bit easier to blend I would use this more frequently. I do love the colour!
Next I used the Rimmel London blush and I must say that I’ve loved Rimmel London blushes for a while. This is a really beautiful rose colour and it does go on beautifully. It has some shimmer in it (not too much) and I love how it looks. I think I’ve owned this exact blush before and wore it for a year straight. I love these.
Finally I highlighted with my The Balm Mary Lou-Manizer. I’ve been on an Hourglass kick lately but recently Lorraine from Lola Loves Sparkles said that she bought this she reminded me of it. I whipped it out again because I realized that I missed it. It’s such an intense and beautiful summer highlight. This is really easy to overdo because it’s very pigmented but when I do overdo it, I get my big fluffy Real Techniques Blush Brush and blend it out over my blush. It softens the intensity while still looking highlighty (yes that’s a word).
For eyes I used my The Balm Meet Matt(e) Nude palette with my usual Physician’s Formula Lash Booster 2 in 1 Eyeliner + Serum and I tight lined using a pencil liner, this is a Mac one. For lashes I used the new Rimmel London Super Curler 24hr Mascara. I’ve used this mascara a few times and it does holds a curl and it does stay put without flaking. It doesn’t clump my lashes either. I like this for a curl but if I don’t wear false lashes I tend to go for a fibre mascara that also gives me some more length.
On my lips I’m wearing the Rimmel London Exaggerate Lip Liner in Call Me Crazy and the Rimmel London The Only 1 lipstick also in Call Me Crazy. I’ve used Exaggerate lip liners before and I LOVE THEM. These lip liners are way up there in my list of top quality lip liners. I love that they swivel up and I don’t need to sharpen them. They make one in a pinky colour that’s a my lips but better colour and I love it so much that I own three of them. I never tried this colour before but it really feeds my recent orange lip obsession. It’s a fantastic orange lip liner for the summer, I highly highly recommend this one.
I love that the Call Me Crazy lipstick perfectly matches the liner. This is a very creamy and very pigmented lipstick that leaves a satin finish. It looks very smooth on my lips and I love how it looks. My negative point about this lipstick is that it’s very heavily fragranced. While wearing this it smells like I’m wearing a strong perfume. This lipstick isn’t long wearing so right after lunch, this was off (I can’t say that I eat very gracefully). But that said, it is a beautiful colour that goes on very nicely. If you’re looking for an affordable orange lipstick, you might want to consider this one.
That’s it! Ok, I must say that I’m most impressed with the Hide The Blemish concealer. I was prepared to hate it but I’m happy with it and I’m going to continue using it this week to see how it goes. I’m simply in love with the lip liner and Rimmel London blushes still get my 5 stars. This foundation is one that I’ll keep wearing and I’ll keep you updated about it. It’s so comfortable and the amount of coverage it gives is perfect for the current condition of my skin.
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