Beauty Reviews

REVIEW: Rimmel Sunshimmer Instant Tan BB Cream!!


Personally I’m a big lover of instant tans, especially when I need to leave my skin free from ‘developing tan’, ahead of a big event where I might need to have a spray tan done.

This is precisely why I am always on the lookout for a really good instant tan, and just recently, I found a fab new one to add to my list of summer must haves!

Let me introduce to you the new Sunshimmer Instant Tan BB Cream from Rimmel!

When people think of the original instant Sunshimmer, they immediately imagine, well first their mum used it years ago (hehe) and secondly it’s runny – a thin consistency that at times goes on too dark, it’s hard to blend, and strong in smell! Well, this Rimmel BB cream is everything but that!! It’s super moisturising, blends really well, and lasts for ages because the formula is slightly thicker.

It almost acts as a sort of ‘skin makeup’ which makes it great for hiding flaws, blemishes, etc. It creates a really healthy-looking glow, and because it’s great for disguising discolouration, it totally evens out the complexion too.

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In the above photos, I am wearing the medium matte shade. It’s not VERY dark, but it is buildable and it suits me perfectly for those days when I  don’t want to commit to a developing tan.

I wore it last night and again today … and I will most definitely be wearing it again.

If you want to read my Fake Tanning Tips on how to fake it for your holidays  – click here.


Let me know if you have tried it!

Sue xxx





  1. Liza
    6 October 2014 / 18:22

    What’s the best way to apply it? With fingers / mitt like a tan or with brush/ sponge like a body makeup?

  2. Elaine Murray
    23 June 2014 / 08:28

    I bought it a few weeks ago as an alternative to my usual Sally Hansen! I bought the light shade as I am naturally pale and I absolutely love it. Feels like a moisturiser and the glow looks healthy. It also lasts AGES. I would use 3 Sally Hansen’s in the time I’ve used just one rimmel sun shimmer! A definitely must-buy! 🙂

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