Rimmel's new Insta range*: does it live up to the hype?
Rimmel has brought out a wealth of new products lately, and their Insta range is a bigun. Whoever does their PR was onto a winner when they created a massive list of bloggers to send their new bits and pieces out to: it feels like this range has been on everyone's lips for the past few weeks. I've spent a little while now testing everything in the range and I've definitely got some firm favourites that have me a little bowled over.
#Insta Fix and Go 2 in 1 primer and setting spray*
This is honestly my favourite new addition to my makeup bag that I've made in months. I've tried a few primers before that haven't really done much other than make my foundation look more cakey, including the much revered Nivea post shave balm (does anyone else remember that blogger phase?!). I'd been put off primers by all the bad ones I've tried, but this really works.
It smells like watermelon and all things refreshing, and is now a key part of my makeup routine. I spritz it 4-5 times before and after applying makeup and honestly everything is staying in place much more. I'm sweating off less of my base, which is a total necessity in this heat IMO.
Insta Conceal and Correct Palette*
This is another big winner for me. I've used colour correcting powders before, but they've just never helped my skin to look any better. They've always make my skin look dry, and have been super hard to blend. But, this has won me over.
My dark circles are the bane of my life. It may be a slight exaggeration, but seriously I find it really hard to cover them up. The orange on this mini palette does wonders for it. I'm still not 100% convinced on the green and purple, but with a bit of improvement to my blending skills (we can always dream, eh), I might be onto a winner here.
Insta Conceal and Contour Palette*
This is my least favourite product of the range. I'm a big fan of powder highlight/contour rather than creamy ones, so this just doesn't do it for me. But, the concealer is pretty good when you need a little something to cover up a pesky spot. You can get the palette in a range of tones, and the light one matches my skin pretty well.
Insta Fix and Matte Translucent Powder*
I've really not ever used a setting powder before. It's simply something I've never picked up, but now I can see why everyone raves about this. I always get an incessantly sweaty upper lip during the summer heat (grim, I know), and this has really helped to control that and make my face less shiny. This is definitely another new permanent addition to my makeup bag
All in all, this range has been a big hit with me. It's affordable, and it's encouraged me to try some products that I've really neglected thus far in my life. I've got some clear favourites, and if you were going to try just one thing from the range I'd 100% recommend the setting spray/primer.