Rimmel has added some perfecting and protecting makeup to their collection to ensure that you keep that perfect face for more hours during the day. I tried the Insta Fix & Go 2 In 1 Primer & Setting Spray, Insta Flawless Perfecting Radiant Primer and the Insta Fix & Matte Translucent Powder. As you can tell, there is makeup in the line for every stage of application.
I’m not crazy about primer, so I wasn’t surprised that I wasn’t crazy about the Rimmel product. It didn’t seem to add anything to my face. I am more a fan of primer that helps to do more to my face. The Rimmel primer might have added some shine, but it was subtle.
I love the Rimmel powder though. This powder is a multi-purpose makeup… is there anything better to hear? You can use it to stop shine, to make your skin look matte, to keep your makeup on longer and to fix any foundation issues. It’s great for makeup pros or novices because of how versatile it is.
Finally, the Fix & Go Setting Spray is one of those middle of the road products. I can’t tell yet whether it is a saving grace or an extra step. I have been noticing that my makeup is staying on longer, but I’m not sure if I can attribute that to the Rimmel spray or my foundation.
The Rimmel Insta line gets the thumbs up from me though and I can’t wait to try more from it. The contouring and highlighting makeup has been added to my wish list!
Rimmel is one of my favourite drug store brands, but this BB Cream is a miss for them. I’m surprised because they have made some great foundations lately. The biggest issue with this makeup is that it’s too watery. I don’t mind light products necessarily, but this one feels thin. It applies to my face really thin, not giving any proper coverage. I suppose it might last a long time, but I end up applying layers of concealer and powder over it to get the look I want, so I don’t know.
For the past year it’s been all about matte lips, but times are changing and things are looking glossy again. Rimmel has released 15 new shades of super shiny, high intensity lip gloss ready for fall. I tried two shades to see just how glossy they are!
I used the pink ‘Captivate Me’ and the golden nude ‘Non Stop Glamour’. I wore both of the alone and over top of my favourite lipsticks. I have to say Rimmel is winning me back over to the glossy side.
The Non Stop Glamour is so great even I want to kiss myself! My lips are irresistible! I just can’t stop looking at them. It’s the perfect shade to wear over any lipstick to give it added glam.
I do wish these lip glosses lasted a bit longer, but they are easy to bring along and reapply on the road.
I see gloss in your future!
We got the chance to put two of Rimmel’s new mascaras head to head to see which one we would recommend. We tried the Kate Idol Eyes Mascara and the Wonder’Lash Mascara with Argan Oil (waterproof).
The Kate Idol Eyes Mascara is part of the Kate Moss makeup collection. Who doesn’t want that Kate Moss look? Kate Moss had those cool bedroom eyes that are equal parts sexy and runway.
The brush is curvy in all of the right places. It allows you to turn the brush and flip your hand around so it’s comfortable no matter how you like to apply it. I appreciate that because so many other brushes try to tell you how to apply. This brush lets you choose. There are small bristles at the end and big fast ones in the middle.
The mascara is all va-va-voom. This mascara gives you crazy thick, crazy long and intensely black lashes. These are lashes that you can’t ignore. I found that it took a long time for this mascara to dry. Once I was done, wow! My lashes looked amazing. There was just one problem… this mascara isn’t waterproof at all. I found any little wetness on my lashes caused this mascara to run and run. My eyes are pretty sensitive and water often. The first day I wore this mascara by the time I got to work I had black lines all down my cheeks. Even on a good day, I had those Kate Moss bedroom eyes with the black mascara smudged under my eyes. Maybe that is what Rimmel was going for, but I seriously doubt it.
After that I moved onto the waterproof Wonder’Lash Mascara that comes packed with argan oil. I got this mascara because of the brush. Alyssa wanted to try this mascara, but the Ultra Flex brush was too much for her. The bristles are a great length and even, but the brush is very flexible. It’s clearly too much for some people. It didn’t really bother me too much, but I did notice it. I noticed that I was using the brush differently than other mascaras.
The Wonder’Lash gives you really long lashes without the clumps. My lashes look long, but they didn’t have that plump fake lash look like I got with the Kate Moss mascara. There was absolutely no clumping though. My lashes have never been so sleek and separate. I did find that this mascara was hard to apply on my bottom lashes because of the flexible brush.
Unlike the other mascara, this one isn’t going to run down your cheeks. This mascara is definitely waterproof. It’s been taking me all of the cleaners in my arsenal to wipe off my mascara at the end of the night.
So it’s trust worthy mascara versus ultimate drama. I don’t know how you will choose. I’m glad that I have both of these mascaras because there is definitely a time for both of them.
When I felt in love with bb creams, I was a convert, but Rimmel’s new Stay Matte Foundation has made me remember what a really amazing foundation can do.
Rimmel has created a foundation that stops every problem I worry about when I put on makeup in the morning. I don’t have terrible skin, but I am far from flawless. Rimmel’s foundation makes me feel flawless.
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Before you start, you should note. This foundation is thick and it doesn’t spread and blend well. If you have very dry skin, you might want to avoid it altogether. It is going to reveal every crack and crease with how dry it is on your face. I would recommend a good moisturizer base, which you should be doing anyways.
As I applied this foundation, I saw all of my flaws slowly disappear. The redness in my cheeks was gone. Annoying blemishes on my chin and forehead were hidden. That weird scar from when I was a kid completely vanished. Best of all, it gave me this lovely matte finish. I didn’t need to apply conceals and powder like I do with other bb creams and foundations. I found that I did need a bit of blush or bronzer to give me some colour, but otherwise, I was photoshoot ready!
I was amazed. I truly never thought I would find a foundation that did everything I wanted in one. I didn’t think this was possible. Excuse me while I wipe away a tear of joy!