Rimmel Wake Me Up Instant Radiance (Review & Swatches)

Rimmel Wake Me Up Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch

Rimmel Wake Me Up Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch, £3.99 || Boots

This is my second attempt at finding the perfect budget cheekbone highlighter for a Summer Glow (read about my first attempt HERE). I was recommended this product by the lovely Adrienne from The Sunday Girl when I asked her thoughts on Benefit SunBeam, and she suggested I gave this one a go, as it is cheaper and she absolutely loves it; I couldn’t decide which one I liked better so I got both!

Rimmel Wake Me Up Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch

This is the Rimmel Wake Me Up Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch, a highlighter with a mousse formula that promises to give an instant boost of shimmer radiance. The product is very easy to blend and a little goes a long way; the smallest drop will give you a huge colour payoff! There are only two colours available: Radiant Rose, a soft pink shade, and Shimmering Sand, a nude champagne colour.

Rimmel Wake Me Up Instant Radiance Shimmer TouchRimmel Wake Me Up Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch

Shimmering Sand is so far my favourite of the two. It goes in well with my skin tone and it leaves a lovely glow with little bits of shimmer when fully blended. As a cheekbone highlighter, it did a good job, but not quite as amazing as I was expecting. Maybe I used too little and blended it too much, but it seemed to wear off very quickly throughout the day.

I’m yet to try Radiant Rose on my face, but I think it will look really pretty over the top of a pink blusher to intensify the colour and add a hint of shimmer over the top. Also, compared to ‘Shimmering Sand’, this one seemed to have a longer staying power when swatched on my hand. I’ll definitely get back to you with photos of me wearing both of these :)

I’m really happy I got both of these and I think they will serve different purposes (which slightly justifies me buying two of the same products… maybe not!). They are super pigmented and lovely colours to add a hint of shimmer!

What do you think of the Rimmel Wake Me Up Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch? Have you tried any other similar highlighters?

  • Product: Rimmel Wake Me Up Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch
  • Price: £3.99
  • Availability: Boots

Au revoir!




  1. 11 September 2012 / 6:17 pm

    shimmering sand is lovely!!!! super subtitle without to much shimmer, love it!!

  2. Celene Parsons
    11 September 2012 / 8:11 pm

    i havent seen these in store but have heard of them, im still looking for a highlighter so i may have to get this! xo


  3. 11 September 2012 / 8:17 pm

    This is very exciting – I didn’t know about these! I love the wake me up foundation so may need to pay a visit to Boots and pick up one of these! x

  4. 11 September 2012 / 9:05 pm

    Definitely do. They haven’t been advertised that much but they’re amazing! :) x

  5. 11 September 2012 / 9:06 pm

    Yeah, I really like them and they should be marketed so much more. Not many people know about them! :) x

  6. 11 September 2012 / 9:07 pm

    It does a great job at subtly highlighting medium skintones :) xx

  7. Chelsey Westby
    12 September 2012 / 8:59 am

    I’ve been wanting these as soon as I heard about them as I use the Wake me up foundation and love it! Definitely think I need to get my hands on these and very soon, think I will most probably be buying too. Would love to see how thye look on you though :) xo

  8. 12 September 2012 / 11:57 am

    I’m working on a ‘Face of the Day’ wearing Shimmering Sand :) xx

  9. hannahcumberland
    12 September 2012 / 12:20 pm

    I was thinking of trying these out as I love the foundation!

  10. 12 September 2012 / 1:54 pm

    Definitely worth trying them. They are quite cheap as well :) x

  11. anna
    13 September 2012 / 2:45 pm


    i haven’t heard about these.
    im itching to try em now …
    great review as always : )


  12. 20 September 2012 / 4:15 pm

    I highly recommend them. Well worth the money! ;) x

  13. 20 September 2012 / 4:15 pm

    Yeah, they are fairly new, but you can find them in Boots! :) x

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