The Review: Rimmel's 'Santa Rose'


After hearing Suzie from Hello October rave about this blush, I had to pick it up. Her makeup always looks flawless and anything she recommends I want to buy. Rimmel's 'Santa Rose' doesn't look much in the pan. It's simple, quite sheer and looks like it would get lost on the cheeks. I don't understand it, but it does do something magical for your complexion.

Colour wise it does give a very subtle flush to the cheeks, think Benefit's Dandelion, sheer but definitely there. What makes this such a stand out product is the lovely glow it gives to the skin. You really don't need a highlighter when you use this and best of all it's a sheen, not straight up glitter. This is a great product for beginners as it's hard to go overboard, and the highlight is not scary at all. It's also perfect for when you're in a rush and don't have time for more than one product on the cheeks.

Have you tried any of Rimmel's blushes and if so, what's your favourite shade?
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  1. Oooo that looks gorgeous, bet it looks lovely on you! Loving your blog <3

    Shabna xx

  2. I have to try it :)

    I'm running a "Christmas" giveaway (lorac pro pallet+ the wet brush), if you're interested, check this link:

    little taste of heaven

  3. I'm so devo that this has been discontinued here! :( I kept meaning to pick it up but always put it off. Le sigh, looks so pretty!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  4. I love this too, it's so pretty and easy to wear <3 xo

  5. I've heard a LOT about this shade but since i have something close i think i can safely pass. i haven't tried their other blushes.


    A Beautiful Zen

  6. NYX has a very comparable shade, maybe even called the same name...? Rimmel blushes are hard to find in the States.

  7. I love Dandelion, I will try this one!

  8. I've used a few blushes like this over the years that don't look anything special in the pan but give a lovely healthy glow to the skin when applied! These Rimmel blushes are really affordable to, so I'll definitely be checking them out when I'm next in Boots!

    Grace's Beauty Space xo

  9. I actually think this does look good in the pan! You can tell there's a little shimmer running through. I'll definitely pick it up!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

  10. That is such a pretty shade! It looks perfect for my skintone xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

  11. I haven't had much experience with Rimmel blushes, but I like the rosy brown color. Perfect for building on.

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