I’m really excited for today’s post. Having seen a lot of buzz around the new Rimmel launch, I decided to try some of the stuff out for myself. I will be the first to admit that I am not Rimmel’s biggest fan. I don’t know what it is about the brand, but I’ve just never found a product that has really impressed me. I am a fan of their lipsticks and nail polish, but I wouldn’t say it’s anything to write home about.
In the new Insta range, Rimmel have launched quite a few new products. It consists of a Fix & Go Setting Spray, Fix & Matte Setting Powder, Duo Contour Stick, a liquid illuminator, Conceal & Contour Palette as well as a Conceal & Correct Palette. I picked up 3 products, the setting powder, the contour stick and the colour correcting palette. Because it’s Rimmel, everything is reasonably priced too. When I bought these, they were on 3 for 2 in Boots, so I basically picked up the setting powder for free, which is great!
Fix & Matte Setting Powder
I enjoy this, although I’m pretty sure it has a strong scent, which confused me. As far as setting powders go, I’m used to using a loose powder rather than a pressed one, so it was tempting to go ham with my brush. It did set my makeup nicely, but I did notice some creasing under neath my eye area. I’m not sure the powder is completely to blame, because it could just be my concealer but it was something I noticed.
Overall I’d give this a 7/10. It does the job, but there are others that I would reach for over this one.
Duo Contour Stick
I surprisingly really enjoyed this product! The contour side worried me because I thought it would be way too warm toned to use as a contour, but it looked fine to me and it applied like a dream. It was super easy to blend too. It reminded me of Kim Kardshian West’s new beauty product, her cream contour kits, especially with the nude packaging. I’m sure that was all a coincidence but it is pretty much the same idea, but with less choice. I don’t think it’s really necessary to have two shades of contour on either side of the stick, so I’m quite happy with the duo.
I will say however, not once have I reached for the highlight side. Mostly because I forget to apply it after my contour, but still! The big thing that worries me is that I seem to have gone through a lot of product in the short time of using it. I know because it is Rimmel it won’t be breaking the bank to repurchase like the KKW ones, but it’s still a slight inconvenience.
Overall I give this a 9/10. Rimmel have really surprised me on this one, and I’ve been reaching for it a lot recently.
Conceal and Correct Palette
I have made a conscious effort to use this as an extra step in my makeup routine to see if the hype about colour correcting is warranted. I have found that the peach shade does help in covering my dark circles, but it isn’t an opaque formula so it doesn’t give as much coverage as I would like. This however works to it’s favour when it comes to the green cream, because I find a little goes a long way on my redness. Even the slightest of the green really seems to help tone down my problem areas. As for the lilac, I did try to use it but I saw little to no difference on my face.
For this one, I give it a 6/10. It’s an extra step that I could achieve with a full coverage concealer. For no makeup days, I do reach for this just to add a little something to the face and make it look a little less ‘ew’, but apart from that, I don’t think this is necessary and for the under eye I would be looking for something a bit higher coverage.
That’s all my thoughts on the few bits I picked up from this new collection! Have you tried any of the new Rimmel stuff? Let me know what you think or if you agree with me in the comments!