Cor blimey, it’s been a long time since I’ve done a beauty related post, hasn’t it? I don’t even have a good excuse, especially seeing as I was sent some of the Rimmel Insta range quite a few weeks ago now and still haven’t put together a review. I deserve a slap on the wrist, don’t I?
Still, leaving it such a long time has given me the chance to try out the products I was sent, and to pick my favourites and that’s exactly what I’m here to do.
I don’t wear a whole lot of makeup, so the contouring bits that Rimmel also sent are likely to remain unused because I barely know what contour means tbh. I can however definitely get behind these basic products for priming, concealing and setting your makeup.
Rimmel Insta Fix & Go 2 in 1 Primer & Setting Spray
Let’s start with the Rimmel Insta Fix & Go, shall we? This is a 2 in 1 product which can be used as a primer or a setting spray. I’ve tried it for both, and for me it works much better as a primer than a setter. It didn’t really help my makeup last any longer than usual, but did help it go on a bit easier.
You spray this in circular motions over your face, before makeup to prime and after to set. It has quite a strong smell to it, and although it’s not unpleasant to me it does smell a little bit clinical. The reason I like it though is because it does make your skin nice and soft and because it’s a spray rather than a gel, it feels lighter which has been ideal in the warm climates of late! If you’re a bit sick of a primer that you apply directly to skin that can dry it out, then give this a go and see how you get on.
Rimmel Insta Fix & Matte Translucent Powder
I love me a mattifying powder, and the Rimmel Insta Fix & Matte powder is pretty good as it goes. What I like about it is how lightweight it is, and how you only need a small amount to get rid of the shine.
The only downside is that you have to use your own brush so it’s not overly handbag-practical. I’ve been using my The Body Shop foundation brush, but you could always get a small, thin round sponge and pop it in the case if you need it on the go!
I can see this lasting a while and being my go-to touch up powder because it’s much lighter on the skin than some of the skin-tone shade powders I have.
Rimmel Insta Conceal & Correct
Last but not least we have the Rimmel Insta Conceal & Correct palette, which may just be my abso fave. In the palette you get a nude concealer for dark circles, a green one for redness and blemishes, and a purple one for dullness. Let’s just say, the nude and green have had plenty of use! Plus, the green doesn’t make your skin super pale like some of the other redness reduction concealers do.
These concealers are also fab because they’re nice and creamy, so don’t dry out the skin. I use my handy concealer brush (which I’ve forgotten where it’s from, sorry!) to apply them which works really well at blending the product into the skin. As with the other products, the coverage is quite light so much better for a neutral look than if you’re going all out. Let’s just say it’s more everyday makeup than special occasion.
Have you used any of the Rimmel Insta range? What do you think?
Disclaimer: Rimmel sent me these products for free to promote the range, but all opinions are my own. This post contains Amazon affiliate links so if ya fancy buying any of the products, I get a nice little bit of commission…thank you!