Rimmel Sunshimmer Instant Tan Medium Shimmer
This product does not wash off easily at all. After applying to just my legs and immediately washing my hands with soap, hot water and scrubbing brush, my hands are stained BRIGHT red. I'm disgusted with this, it's so embarrassing and does not at all do what it says on the packaging. The tan does not apply easily, my legs are patchy and not only that, there's obviously a red base dye within the tan because my legs are a really horrible sunburnt shade. Not happy that I now have to wear something with long legs to a party tonight instead of the dress I had planned.
August 15, 2015
I used this on my legs, and immediately tried to wash it off my hands. I had to scrub them for about 10 minutes, and eventually ended up using a whitening toothpaste to remove most of it. My hands still had an orange tinge to them. The tan dried on and i was happy with it, so i went out wearing a short dress. Running from the car to the venue there was slight rain, but i didn't think this was a problem as it clearly states on the bottle 'waterproof'. I was in the rain for about 10 seconds, as i ran from the car to the venue. When i got inside, i had dark brown rain streaks all down my legs. I had to go to the toilets and was my legs of in the sink. I couldn't get it all off and was left was dark streaks all down my legs for the rest of the night. Very embarrassing.
February 13, 2016
My all-time favourite product
After having seen two terrible reviews of this product, I would like to rectify the situation - one reviewer complained that their hands were stained red after using the product, which is why it is ESSENTIAL that you use a tanning mitt, as it is with most fake tans.
This product is cheap, and I tend to find that one tube lasts for three separate applications, which is much better than the gradual tans I have used previously. The tan is quick and easy to apply, and results in an even and streak-free appearance. I have actually found that the medium shimmer results in a more deep and golden tan, while the dark shimmer can look a little muddy, and in some ways not as deep, so even though I have tanned skin already, medium seems to make the most difference. The smell is lovely, and it does not come off on my bed sheets, provided that the room is cool enough to avoid sweating. It washes off easily in the shower. I have been using this product for three years and other than the fact that it stains your hands, which is easily avoided with a mitt, I have absolutely no complaints about this product.
March 1, 2016