July 22, 2013

Rimmel Wake Me Up Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

Rimmel Wake Me Up Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch

Wake me up before you go go with a little Rimmel Wake Me Up Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch. These creamy, lightweight mousses blend into skin creating radiance and glow in a simple swipe.

I’m scared of highlighters and was actually terrified of these as well since I don’t do shimmer well but they are actually quite nifty.

Take a look!

Rimmel Wake Me Up Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch are available in four selections for around $4.99 each. These come in a tiny squeeze tube that’s 14ML in size. If you’re extremely fair you can likely get away with multitasking these as both a blush and a highlighter. I wasn’t so lucky to use them as a blusher but as a highlighter they kinda rock.

These have a refined glitter that’s just as pretty as you’d get from products like Benefit High Beam. This is not a chunky super glittery dose of highlighter so no worries there. They run sheerer and produce more of a color than color, unless of course, as I stated above, you’re super fair. I squeeze a tiny amount onto the back of my hand and use a stripling brush to apply. The product produces a lovely iridescent shimmery glow on my cheek bones. You can also apply it down the bridge or your nose, on your high brown to highlight, or even squeeze into your foundation. The texture is that of a mousse but blends that’s virtually weightless. The creamy formula doesn’t cling to drier areas and blends out to a picture perfect finish. I love the very sheer yet natural glow they give my skin!

Rimmel Wake Me Up Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch Swatches

Rimmel Wake Me Up Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch Blended Swatches

Peach Glow and Radiant Rose

I’m not a great judge of highlighters but I have to say loved these little creams! They work multitask in any number of ways to get a little bit of a glow just where you need it and can even be used as a color wash on lids!

Do love!

Muse Approved.

These are available now at drugstores.


This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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  • Lu

    “I squeeze a tiny amount onto the back of my mind …”

    * sighs happily *. I love you muse. 🙂

    • the Muse

      sorry lu when you’re tired and multitasking these things happen 🙂

  • Lu

    I LOVED it. My overtired mistakes are never so delightfully whimsical. Thanks much!

    • the Muse

      lol thanks I think ;-D more along the lines of silly mistakes and not proofreading before scheduling a post 😀

  • Lisa T

    I saw them when I went to Walmart a few weeks ago, seems like I should pick some up to try now! 😀

  • Emma

    I’ve seen the Wake Me Up concealer here now, and I know they have a foundation that all the British Youtubers rave about–have we gotten that yet, or is the line very slowly trickling in?

    • the Muse

      both the concealer and foundation are available in the US Emma.

  • Christina

    Good morning, Sista! I don’t wear foundation, so could these work as a tinted moisturizer? I love the color of the rose one although I’ve not yet seen them in stores. It’s off to Harmon’s today!

    BTW guilty pleasure…I love George Michael!

    • the Muse

      mm not really sis! these are highlighters without any major color, so mostly produces a subtle glow on cheek bones (or brows) but not as an all over tinted moisturizer. HA ME TOO! ;-D We truly are sisters I knew IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Susan

    I have so wanted to try the Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation, but have never seen it in my area. I hope this and the foundation makes it to me soon. Alot of youtuber’s give high cudos for the foundation.

  • yelena

    looks pretty but I’ve never been able to figure out how to use a highlighter haha

  • Cindy Ramirez

    Oh could this be a nice cheap replacement for my Benefit highlighter? Yay! Can’t wait to haul this for myself ;P

  • phoebe

    this seems delightful, muse! a question, though, do you think peach glow has any similarities with benefit high beam?