If there’s one thing I get excited about during the summer months, it’s taking advantage of the fleeting opportunities we get in the UK to build up a tan and get a healthy glow. I’m pretty sure a tan can fix anything, and the warmer colour means any redness I have is dramatically toned down and I feel much more confident heading out without a scrap of makeup on my skin.
That said, when I do wear makeup during the summer months, I’m all about enhancing my natural glow and boosting it with a hearty application of all of the bronzing products I have in my beauty stash. Luckily for me, Rimmel have a huuuuge range of bronzing, highlighting and contouring products that are bound to unleash your inner bronze goddess! From instant tan, to bronzer, to contouring kits there really is something for all of your bronzing needs…
I’ve become a bit of a tan addict recently! My tanning love affair began when I was introduced to the Skinny Tan express mousse (you can read my thoughts and see the results of me using it here) and since my first foray into tanning I’ve been keen to try as many products as I can to create a natural bronze glow.
This is a wash off formula, so perfect for slapping on before a night out. I’m personally a little bit nervy about using this right now (I’ve just got to grips with using a mousse, so I’m worried about trying different formulas) but I am going to keep it in my stash for when I need an instant tan update.
You can find this tan for £6.99 here.
Look at this shimmering beauty! I love swirling a big kabuki brush in bronzers like this before sweeping it across my temple and cheekbones. This one has the perfect amount of shimmer to it, and I use it to add colour to my cheekbones, rather than using it to define my face.
This is the exact same size as the stay matte powder (which I have repurchased countless times) and as that tends to last me 2-3 months I think this will probably last me 6 as I won’t be using it as often as I use a setting powder.
You can find the brick here for £5.99
As you can see above, this product has unfortunately been in a bit of the wars!! The lines are from the packaging – I don’t think the concealer tray was set in the frame properly meaning it shifted out of place and caused this mess. I, being the clumsy person I am, also managed to stick my nail into the highlighter, doh!
Mess aside, I really like the formula of these, they’re easy to work with creams and I can see myself getting a lot of use out of the contour and concealer shades. I won’t use the highlighter as much because I prefer my highlighters in liquid form!
You can find the palette here for £6.49
Ooh I do love a good sculpting palette, and if you like your contour and highlight in powder form then this is for you. I tend to opt for these palettes (over a cream formula) when the weather’s a lot colder and I’m wearing my matte finish foundation. These colours are perfect for my pale skin and I can see myself hitting pan on the contour really quickly.
The sculpting palette is £6.99 here.
Contour sticks are currently my favourite way to contour and highlight my face, purely because of the control you have when applying these. It’s pretty much like drawing on your face with a marker, which means you can be really precise and quick with applying the product.
The formula of these is really creamy, which makes it easy to apply and blend. My only gripe is that the medium (bottom set of swatches) and light (top set of swatches) shades are VERY similar, so I don’t really see the purpose in their being these two different shades instead of just one universal one. I think I’m going to stick to using the light one and maybe use the medium highlighter when I want a boost of shimmer (as you can see in the photo of the sticks above, medium is closer to the camera and a lot more shimmery).
You can find the sticks here at £6.99 each.