Trash or Treasure: Rimmel Sun Shimmer Maxi Bronzer…

Trash or Treasure Rimmel Bronzer

Hey Beauty Buddies

So as summer finally kicks in out come the flip flops, sun cream, designer shades & of course bronzer… that’s right, not all of us are born bronzed babes & if you’re blessed with a pale Irish complexion (like mine) you’ll take every helping hand in achieving a natural and sun-kissed glow. According to Rimmel, their Sun-Shimmer maxi bronzer can do just that – wanna know more? Then get comfy & catch up with this weeks Trash or Treasure…



Rimmel Sunshimmer Maxi Bronzer

Shade:  001 Sun Kiss

Rimmel Sunshimmer



Rimmel London Sun-Shimmer Maxi Bronzer is the perfect shimmering bronzing powder that will illuminate your face and body with a sun-kissed glow.


Purchase info

Although this was sent to me for an honest review by the lovely team at Direct Cosmetics you can purchase it on their website for a mightily discounted price of £1.99 compared to the £7.99 RRP. Not bad eh girls?!



Presented in one of the biggest bronzer compacts I’ve seen to date, it’s straight forward talking does exactly what it says on the lid. Okay so it’s not gonna win any awards for innovative design or stylishly good looks, however what it lacks in packaging presentation it surely makes up for elsewhere.



Being a HUUUUGE disc shaped case (virtually bigger than the entire palm of my hand) you’ve plently of room to swirl your favourite brush around so that the product really does caress every little bristle. Considering I’m virtually translucent many a bronzer can look utterly misplaced and harsh on my face, but not this one. It’s so completely buildable in such a natural tone… no orange streaks ladies, just a beautiful warm glow that literally does look like your skin has been ever so lightly smooched by the sun.

As you’s are well aware by now, I’m a sucker for scent… regardless what the product is a great smell will always make me skip to the tills. This bronzer tends to have a very delicate sweet scent to it – almost powdery in nature. One stroke of my Real Techniques blush brush and not only does it look ever-so-pretty, it smells like it too.

Weighing in at £7.99 RRP I’d honestly pay every single penny without a grudge. Not only is it an impressive amount of product but the formula, application & blend are equally fantastic. Don’t forget – you can buy it online via Direct Cosmetics for a mere £1.99! *Click Here*  to add it to your shopping cart… then all you have to do is wait eagerly on the post man arriving 😉



I’m genuinely struggling for cons here gals, however I will say it’s most likely not ideal for travelling… like I said it’s a pretty big compact so you are going to get a whole lotta usage out of it!

Another little niggle is the name… Sun SHIMMER. Considering the word shimmer is used in the descriptive packaging there’s actually no ‘shimmer’ of it at all, in fact it’s very much matte. In Karen’s world, the word shimmer concocts a whole range of glittery, light reflecting teeny-tiny particles; so if you’re looking for something that dresses you up like a bronzed disco ball I’d avoid investing. Otherwise it’s pretty much perfect 😉



In my humble opinion actions speak louder than words & having worn this gorgeous bronzer for the past month here’s a few pics to show you the subtle but effective glow it blesses even the most difficult complexions with… no harsh lines, no bright orange racing stripes, just a natural but buildable sun kissed glow.

Blusher glow


Have you tried Rimmel’s Sun Shimmer yet? What’s your favourite bronzer for a natural looking glow? Whatever your thoughts do let me know in the comments below & as always thanks for stopping by! Wishing y’all a gorgeous weekend 🙂

Cheerio chums…

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