Saturday, October 27, 2012

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

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.

28 comments:

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

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

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

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

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  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 :)

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  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

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

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

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  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.

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  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.

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

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

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  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!

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

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

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

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