Last year, Rimmel launched their Radiance collection which included a foundation, a concealer, a bronzing powder and a primer. The Rimmel Radiance Primer was the only product in the collection that I hadn’t tried.
So I decided to try it as the reviews I’d done on the foundation and concealer have been some of my most popular posts, so I figured you might want to know what the Rimmel Radiance Primer was like too, plus I love trying new primers.
Rimmel Radiance Primer
The Rimmel Radiance Primer is £7.99 and contains 30ml of product within a white, squeezy plastic tube with a bright orange cap which you unscrew. There’s no pump and the packaging is very simple and cheap looking for an £8 primer in my opinion, especially when you compare it to some of the Revolution primers.
“An illuminating primer that leave your skin fresh and Hydrated. Instantly illuminates skin for a brighter, fresher looking complexion. Its Non-greasy, lightweight formula primes and preps your skin for the best base before makeup. Leaves your skin feeling moisturised all day.“
Rimmel are known for their great base products like foundation, concealer and powder, but they’ve never really made a mark in terms of primers. They’ve always offered them, but they’re just a product that often gets overlooked for Rimmel as a brand.
The Rimmel Radiance Primer smells exactly like their foundation, and they both have a strong fruity perfume kind of scent. This primer has a cream consistency, and is a pale yellow colour which is actually shimmer particles, and as you blend it into the skin, the shimmer becomes more and more prominent.
I find the yellow hue to be really quite noticeable on my very fair skin, so it’s not a product I can wear without foundation over the top or I’m left with a yellow tint to the skin. It does make the skin look very radiant and with a noticeable sheen. It doesn’t do much in the way of improving the longevity of my makeup, but it delivers on the radiance claims and is nice enough, but it’s not the best primer I’ve ever tried from the drugstore.
I prefer my primers to make my skin look good, but also to help improve the wear time of my makeup too, which the Rimmel Radiance Primer doesn’t do, but for £7.99 it’s definitely not a disappointing product.
You can find the Rimmel Radiance Primer right here.
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