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Review: Rimmel Kate Sculpting & Highlighting Kit

Designed by Kate Moss, the Sculpting & Highlighting kit is one of the recent offerings from the Rimmel brand. It contains three complimentary shades designed to highlight, sculpt and define (blush). From the Rimmel London website, only one shade seems to be available in Australia – Coral Glow – but from various overseas beauty blogs, I can see that it is available in 3 different shades overseas.

Packaging…ok, it looks like nothing special, being plastic and all, but the rose gold makes for a nice touch.

Rimmel Kate Moss Sculpting & Highlighting Kit ($16.95)

Rimmel Kate Moss Sculpting & Highlighting Kit ($16.95)

Rimmel Kate Sculpting & Highlighting kit ($16.95)

Rimmel Kate Sculpting & Highlighting kit ($16.95)

For my medium to olive skintone, this Coral Glow is quite complimentary. The highlight shade is a soft beige-champagne with subtle shimmer. The contour/bronzer shade is quite warm with gold shimmer but it’s not too chunky so works well as a contour or bronzer. The blush is a soft peachy-pink coral which gives my tanned skin a slight hint of colour.

Rimmel Kate Sculpting & Highlighting kit ($16.95)

Rimmel Kate Sculpting & Highlighting kit ($16.95)

This palette is more suited to fair to medium skin but it does give me a nice natural look for everyday use. A bit of a warning though – when I am picking up the product with my blush, there’s some fallout. You can actually see a bit of the powdery-ness (not a word but you know….) in the swatch pic above with the bronzer/contour shade. Not too much but definitely something to be aware of. In terms of lasting power, the blush disappears throughout the day but the bronzer/contour shade lasted a full day of wear – same with the highlighter.

At the moment, Coral Glow seems to be the only shade available in Australia. Here’s hoping the other two shades will arrive on our shores soon!

You can pick this up for $16.95 at Priceline, Priceline Pharmacy, Target, Kmart, BIG W, selected pharmacies and selected Coles and Woolworths.

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Review: Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation SPF20 and Fix + Protect Primer SPF25

Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation & Fix and Protect Makeup Primer

Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation & Fix and Protect Makeup Primer

Rimmel is just bringing out the goods lately. Reformulated by Rimmel, the new Match Perfection foundation ($18.95) promises to blur your imperfections for a poreless and luminous finish. The Rimmel Match Perfection foundation is available in 8 shades and contains SPF20. I was sent two shades, Sand and True Beige. For my olive skin, I was a mix between the two.

Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation swatches - Sand, True Beige // Fix and Protect Makeup Primer

Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation swatches – Sand, True Beige // Fix and Protect Makeup Primer

After trialing the foundation on numerous occasions, I have found that:-

  • It contains microshimmer which is not noticeable on skin; provides for that luminous finish.
  • Feels very hydrating. Rimmel promises up to 24 hours hydration.
  • Very blendable. It provides for medium coverage. It covered the redness in my cheeks and around my nose well without requiring me to cake on the foundation.
  • The packaging is glass and feels very sturdy. The pump allows me to control the amount of foundation I require.
  • The Rimmel Match Perfection foundation gives you a dewy finish. Oily skinned girls, like me, will definitely need to set with some powder or it transfers and/or breaks down during the day.
  • I like that it contains SPF20 which is enough for me when I am at work, usually indoors and only ever dashing across the road to grab lunch or a coffee.

Along with the Match Perfection Foundation, Rimmel has also released the Fix and Protect Makeup Primer (13.95) which contains SPF25. Despite being oily skinned, I haven’t taken to using primers yet (I am too lazy to add an extra step in my routine). This is probably one of a handful of primers I have used in my lifetime. The primer is lightweight, very runny (is this normal?) and is pearl white in appearance. Not sure how obvious it is in the swatch picture but there’s microshimmer there in the primer, which I dislike. Rimmel sells the shimmer as “light diffusing….built-in complexion beautifier…” but I’m not convinced. It does feel lightweight once applied and does what it’s supposed to do. However, the shimmer just puts me off. I know you can’t see the shimmer unless you’re looking at my face up close though…

You can check these out at Priceline, Target, Big W, Kmart, selected pharmacies and selected Coles and Woolworths.

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