Rimmel London Wake Me Up Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch - review and swatches

11:12 AM

Being ultra pale, I love using illuminating products to help my skin look less chalky and flat, and more luminous and well, alive. Seriously, a teeny bit of product makes such a difference to my face, and takes me from this - 

- to this.

Instaglow! My newest illuminator is the Rimmel London Wake Me Up Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch. That is a stupid long name, which I absolutely refuse to constantly retype, so let's go with Instant Radiance. Cool? Cool.

The range is a new addition to Rimmel's Wake Me Up Foundation line, which I admit to not have tried yet, mostly because my shade is always out of stock/the bottles at Priceline have been tampered with. Each tube of Instant Radiance contains 14ml, and there are four shades available.

I would say that 001 Flush of Pearl is a true champagne highlighter, while 002 Radiant Rose  (creamy pink) and 003 Peach Glow (shimmering dark peach) are more like blushes. 004 is a light bronzer with a frosty hue.

From L-R - 001, 002, 003, 004.

As the Instant Radiance shades get darker, they also seemed more pigmented and less sheer - the swatches above have used equal amounts of product, but 004 is noticeably more opaque than the rest.

Here's a look where I've mixed a drop of 001 with my foundation (Clarins Everlasting Foundation in 103 Ivory) which normally has a matte finish. The illuminator really lifts the flatness a matte formula normally has on my skin and creates a glow that isn't sparkly. I've then dabbed on 002 on the apples of my cheeks and set it with a sweep of MeMeMe BlushMe! in Pink.

Rimmel London Wake Me Up Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch has a RPP of A$12.95.

Disclaimer: These products were provided by Coty. They have in no way influenced my review and opinions are my own. See my Disclaimer for more sexy details.

You Might Also Like

32 brilliant comments

  1. I was looking at these today, you look lovely with it mixed in your foundation :D

  2. I appreciate your appropriate use of gifs! Your skin looks amazingly flawless :) I have never tried mixing highlighter/illuminator into foundation as the ones I use generally have inbuilt glowiness to them anyway, but it seems to work super well with your Clarins.

  3. Aw wa! Didn't know Rimmel had products like this! But you look amazingggggggggg in this photo! So purddy!! Love!

  4. You look lovely - have you tried any of the Benefit illuminators? How does it compare?

  5. How gorgeous! Hope to see them in the States soon!

  6. I was looking for the Face of Australia illuminators in Priceline yesterday and I couldn't find them. I don't know how I missed these Rimmel illuminators...might have to grab one! I am keen on using 003 for my cheeks :)

  7. Gorgeous! I didn't even realise Rimmel had these out, I'm obsessed with the Wake Me Up foundation so I'll have to try it with one of these to look super radiant and Beyonce-like

  8. You have the most gorgeous skin! I've never tried a highlighter before but will have to check these out.

    PS: I'd like to invite to join the Bosisto's giveaway at my blog, I have 4 lavender packs up for grabs here: http://www.underlockandkeyblog.com/2012/10/bosistos-lavender-giveaway.html

  9. They're pretty new, and def worth a shot!

  10. The FOA were limited edition, so will be tricky to find. These are a bit more pigmented than FOA and 003 is similar to the Angel Flame.

  11. Thanks! These are a bit thicker than Benefit's Highbeam and not as pink toned. I prefer these as similar product, but more cost effective.

  12. How about my inappropriate use of gifs? ;)

  13. Thank you! Are you planning to try them?

  14. HAHAHA this post really made me laugh. I am a very pale-en too. I must nip into priceline and pick up a tube of flush of pearl, it looks perfect!


  15. Thank you! Get onto highlighting quick-smart!

  16. The pearl one is perfect for us whiteys! Not too chalky or pink.

  17. Bought three out of four and that is only coz I missed number three. Need to race back to Priceline stat!

  18. Thanks in favor of sharing such a good thought, piece of writing is good, thats why i have read it completely

    Have a look at my web page: Nject Ndulge

  19. Heya i am for the first time here. I found this board and I
    find It truly useful & it helped me out a lot. I hope to give something back
    and help others like you helped me.

    Feel free to visit my weblog - http://wiki.sinergiafc.com/index.php?title=Usuario:MozelleIn

  20. Hi terrific blog! Does running a blog such as this require a
    great deal of work? I've absolutely no expertise in computer programming but I was hoping to start my own blog in the near future. Anyway, if you have any recommendations or techniques for new blog owners please share. I understand this is off subject nevertheless I just had to ask. Thank you!

    Here is my site: Rejuvenex Wrinkle Reducer

  21. This post is priceless. How can I find out more?

    My web page ... Buy Veluminous

  22. chanel handbags online
    I could not resist commenting. Perfectly written!

  23. It's wonderful that you are getting thoughts
    from this paragraph as well as from our discussion made

    Take a look at my web blog - click here []

  24. Peculiar article, totally what I wanted to find.

    Here is my web blog: dell monitor, ,

  25. I am sure this post has touched all the internet viewers, its really really fastidious
    post on building up new webpage.

    Here is my web blog: หญ้าปักกิ่ง

  26. Having read this I believed it was very enlightening.
    I appreciate you finding the time and energy to put
    this informative article together. I once again find myself spending a lot of time both reading and commenting.

    But so what, it was still worth it!

    Feel free to surf to my web site; dentistry in cortland ny ()


Got a brain bubble? Pop it here. I try to reply to every comment (except for the super spammy ones) and am happy to answer any questions.