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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Rimmel London #Insta Conceal & Contour and Conceal & Correct Palettes Review and Swatches

Sponsored: I was sent Rimmel London's NEW #Insta Conceal & Correct Palette and #Insta Conceal & Contour Palette. These two palettes are part of their new #InstaSelfie Collection. These products were made to help you achieve a flawless, photo-ready look! So lets see how they worked for me?

supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff)

Rimmel London Conceal & Correct Palette - Bittersweet

Color-correcting can be both useful & fun. Color-correcting takes away redness, darkness and dullness. I embraced color correcting a couple of years ago with the Smashbox Lighting Theory Palette. The Rimmel London Conceal & Correct Palette is also a CREAM formula! But this formula applies as a CREAM, then turns into a POWDER (on the face). That's where everything went awry. It made my skin powdery, dull and ashy (I have dry skin). I tried using less product, but then I lost coverage (redness, dullness, darkness). This was just ok to me. I will say, these do a little better when placed atop makeup! I find you use less (of course, because your foundation is applied). Do you color correct?

Rimmel London Conceal & Contour Palette - Bittersweet

Conceal. Contour. Highlight. These are in cream formula and when applied they stay as a cream. This is good! The only thing is when you apply & blend these out, they have a tendency to disappear (maybe it's my skin tone). The concealer & contour did a pretty good job, but the highlight doesn't do much. It's more of a soft glow on the face (strobing) than a highlight. Again, this was just ok in my book.

Final Thoughts. Both palettes are compact (fit into the palm of your hands) & are multi-functional. If you can get them to work with your skin type, they are winners. The problem I have with Rimmel London products, is that everything I've tried makes my skin dull & ashy. I don't know if it's because of my dry skin, age or color. Remember the problem I had with their foundation? LOL Just because these didn't work for me, they may work for someone else. I can only share my personal experience.



  1. I've heard good things about Rimmel lip products - it's too bad that the color correcting and conceal palettes didn't work out too well!

  2. Looks pretty cool! The whole contouring and concealing techniques are really trending! Awesome ;)

    TheNotSoGirlyGirl // Instagram // Facebook

  3. It's such a shame the colour corrector palette turned to a powder, I don't think that would work well for me at all. - Amy

  4. Too bad the colour correcting palette didn't work for you Kim, so sad when you want a product to perform and it doesn't. I don't use a correcting palette, I find it too complicated :)


  5. A bit weird that the cream colour correcting palette turned into a powdery finish? I can only imagine that must have been a struggle to work with. I haven't tried a lot of their face products, though I do love their bronzers and lipsticks, especially those in collaboration with kate moss, I can't stop obsessing over them x
    Sam Hodgett || Beauty, Food & Lifestyle

  6. Shame that they didn't work for you Kim as they do sound liek a godo diea!

    The 'during' pic of the colour corrector kit made me smile though - very colourful, and you can't tell as you blended it in well (or it looks like it in the photo, I know you weren't happy with the end result)

    Hope you are having a great week so far :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  7. Rimmel was one of my favourite brands as a teenager, but by the time I hit my early 20s, I found the quality of their products, aside from the lipgloss, had really declined and I moved away from using them. I've still had a few glosses from their collections over the years that I've loved, but after so many disappointments, I've never felt inspired to try anything else. I don't colour correct but I've always found the idea of it interesting - such a shame this formula turns to powder as if it stayed a cream, it could be great.

  8. I don't color correct (or contour) on a daily basis, so neither of the products do interest me. And despite having combination skij I prefer cream products for both, so the color correcting one puts me off for that reason alone.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpaging

  9. I have to say it sounded exciting... until it no longer did :( Too bad.
    Answering your question I do not color correct, i dont think i would know how to !

  10. Thanks for such an honest review as always! Bummer it didn't work out better!

  11. That's too bad these didn't work for you Kim! I haven't tried many cream products, they scare me lol!! I think it's strange the color correctors turn to powder though, I would think they would stay a cream!

  12. Hi Kim! That is a bummer because I have liked many Rimmel products in the past, especially their primer which is like $7 and holds up as well as Smashbox. I'm so glad I read this as I'm always looking for a powerful concealer/correcter drug store brand. Thank you for the review and showing all the shades and each pallete on your skin too. Great post. :)


  13. Sorry these didn't work that great for you but I appreciate the honest review! I have never tried to color correct over foundation just under.

  14. I've had a good experience with Rimmel mascaras and eyeliner but I've never tried any of their face products. I definitely wouldn't want anything that would make my skin appear dull & ashy so I can feel where you're coming from Kim. Thanks for your honest assessment.

    Hoping the best for you in NOLA this weekend with Irma. I saw on the news that the city has prepared just in case and I'm sure you have as well. Kim. Be safe.

  15. That is too bad on these. I keep blue mineral powder on hand to conceal red blemishes. Whoever came up with the concept of color correction in makeup was brilliant!

  16. I am yet to still try colour correcting. I have the products lying around in my room I just have not brought myself to do it yet, Lol. I have not seen these palettes in stores near me yet. Rimmel is quite big in SA. Thanks for the review. I won't be purchasing them.

  17. I swatched both of the trios in store at work and I don't like the texture at all. The products also sit weirdly on my skin and good to know that I am not the only one disappointed with these.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  18. I really like the powder from the range! xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc. ❤️

  19. The Colour & Correct palette sounds interesting, thanks for the tip to layer it atop makeup, rather than under! I've never actually tried using any of these types of products - though I think I'll wait for one to score 'Sweet' on your blog before trying! ;)

    ps. Have I ever mentioned HOW much I love the products you choose to review on your blog? Always a great read.

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

  20. Shame these didn't work Kim, but thanks for being honest. I never Colour correct or contour - don't think necessary and way too complicated for me :)

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