This week we are talking tan. I’m a tan enthusiast! Some people may say I suffer from Tanorexia but to those people I say… shut up you don’t know what you’re talking about!!
I have used lots of different tans over the years but the one I properly started with was Rimmel Sun Shimmer. I always go for the Matte option as I don’t like the shimmer one!
A while back they brought out Sun Shimmer BB and it has now become a staple in my make-up “bag”. The look and texture of this is really different to the original product, it’s more of a creamy cream consistency as opposed to a runny cream and the colour is pale. Personally I always apply using a tan mitt, it’s probably the best idea as the product does stain your hands! I just lash it on and blend as quickly and precisely as possible, it can be difficult to rectify if it goes wrong but once you get the hang of it, it is the easiest product to use. The best part about it is that you see the colour on your skin straight away which makes it super easy to spot mistakes.
The BB says its 9-in-1, saying it softens, smoothes, moisturises, give an instant tan, creates a healthy-looking glow, evens skin tone, covers, perfects and lasts up to 24 hours. It pretty much does all of these things! The only negative side to the product is that it washes off. So if you spill something on yourself or decided to wash the dishes after you’ve put it on, it all comes off! You can easily top it up but it can get annoying and you need to get the technique right, but as always, everything is easy when you know how.
This would be the main reason that nowadays I use a semi-permanent tan. That tends to come off patchy as my skin is super sensitive so I can’t scrub to hard. I use the sun shimmer to mask that patchy-ness and avoid that awful scaly look! Also sometimes I find that my legs come out a much lighter colour too, when using semi-permanent tan, so I’d add a layer of sun shimmer to even it out.
If you’re new to the tan game I would 100% suggest this type of product! You can easily wash it off and it gives you a good starting ground for the technique you will need to use when applying tan in general!
Let me know what you think!