Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Rimmel : London Invasion!

Rimmel Stay Matte Clarifying Foundation: A few weeks ago I broke out terribly on my face because of an allergic reaction to a cat. I clearly am aware of how allergic I am to cats but I still can't resist petting them and crying myself to insanity afterwards. This time my face terribly broke out and I had small pimple-like dots all over my face that itched so badly! I could not wear my normal foundation because it would hurt and burn. I was on the hunt for a gentle foundation that was light on my skin, would not hurt my skin, and lasted a long time. I instantly turned to the Rimmel Stay Matte Clarifying Foundation which promised a long lasting matte finish complexion for up to 12 hours with a gentle amount of skin clarifying botanical extracts to help sooth sensitive skin and is oil free. I was really impressed with the coverage and will most like buy this product again! It smooths onto your skin so nicely especially when applied to your hand first to warm it up a bit before applying it to your face. The foundation sets perfectly with any loose powder or on its own, which was perfect for me at the time because the less of anything I put on...the better for my outbreak!

Price - $6.99
Can be found in most drug stores.

To help my allergy go away and clear up my skin I used a product by Noodle & Boo called the "Ultimate Ointment". I will blog about this product and give you a complete review in a future post. It also helped me get rid of a tiny broken blood vessel that was under my eye. I remember seeing it for the first time a long time ago and it had not gone away since. It had been months and months! It was the most annoying thing to conceal and would constantly show up and become even more red when I would try any other products on it.

Rimmel Lasting Finish Mineral Powder: Another foundation I tried from Rimmel was the Mineral Foundation. The foundation contains more than 95% minerals and antioxidants such as Vitamin C and E and is considered a makeup-as-skincare product. The powder does a good job illuminating the skin and gives it a nice glow. The cute little spongy applicator that comes attached to the tube glides on the foundation nicely to your moisturizer or primer and lets you control how much coverage you want. It was fun putting on the foundation and really quick. You could apply it over the liquid foundation for a longer lasting and super matte finished look.

Price - $8.33
Can be found at most drug stores.

Rimmel Natural Bronzer: Again wit the natural products! I love bronzers! Smashbox bronzer happens to be my favorite bronzer ever, but since they do run a little expensive I figured it would be a good idea to get a great backup that is cheap and easy to get at any drug store. I chose the Rimmel brozer since it was made with natural products and was a pressed powder, so I could control how much is brushed onto my face brush. One thing I hate is that orangey look you get from too much bronzer. This bronzer lets you totally control a light layer of sun kissed goodness onto your cheeks and t-zone for a subtle but sexy glow. It also has the perfect amount of shimmer for that perfect sunkissed dancing glow whan the light hits your face.

Price - $5.17
Can be found in most drug stores.

Rimmel Color Rush Eye Shadow: Who doesn't love eyeshadow quads? They provide you with the perfect colors to get that smokey eye look that is so sexy and popular at the moment. Besides, they come with their own cute applicators so we don't have to keep cleaning our brushes after using a new color...unless we have 1000 brushes. I don't! I need to step my brush game up by the way.

These shadows are very light and not pigmented much. It does take a lot of swipes to get your desired color, so I usually use these for daytime wear since they give you a very clean look rather than a sultry deep color. It's more of a daytime smokey look. If you wish to get a deeper color from these quad, I would recommend using a primer.
  • Almond - nice brown hues
  • Smokey Purple - exactly what the name says...smokey purple!
Price - Around $5 - $6.
Can be found in most drug stores.



  1. I love the Matte foundation. I use it a lot because its super light and has great coverage. Great review!

  2. I've never paid any attention to Rimmel products before, but I think I may need to get the bronzer. I always end up breaking my bronzers and I dont want to pay too much money for a new one. This one looks nice. I like the shimmery ones.

  3. i have the rimmel natural bronzer too except u cant realy tell if i have it on haha


  4. Wow now I just really really REALLY want rimmel products--but of course, they're not available here. THe products I want rarely are! LOL

  5. i never really payed attention to Rimmel before actually i never really heard of it before and i'm on the hunt for new foundation since the mac one is to be to thick for me & i have sensitive skin .. I will definitely try Rimmel Stay Matte Clarifying Foundation!!


  6. I really like the stay matte foundation. It helps me because i have really sensitive skin. I used to use Clinique but it got too expensive

  7. i love rimmel products! <3 i've gotta try that bronzer!

  8. Thank you for this post. I have to go check if the foundation is also available here in Germany. I just have to buy it.

  9. I can tell you really want the UK to bring Barry M over to the states. Barry M seems soooo much better than Rimmel IMO. I do like Rimmel though...

    I want to try the foundation now :)

  10. gotta agree! Love the rimmel bronzer!


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