Rimmel Sunshimmer – Waterproof!

The very first fake tan I ever used was Rimmel’s Sunshimmer. I used it on my bare legs when going out on the razzle so they didn’t look like they’d been whitewashed, spending many a Saturday night slapping it on while the taxi man beeped outside. The colour is pretty good for a temporary tan and it always washed off easily in the shower the next morning, acting as an easy intro into the hard stuff (I’m talking St Tropez, Fake Bake, Sienna X and Vita Liberata.) The main gripe of many people using this though is that it easily smudged or moved if someone accidentally spilled their mojito on you, or you got a little bit too hot on the dancefloor. Fear not ladies, because Sunshimmer is now available in a waterproof version! Not only will it keep you looking bronzed all night long and beyond, apparently it’s even pool resistant for when you want to take a dip on holiday before the tan has naturally kicked in. I can’t say I’ve had a chance to try it under that context yet (I wish I was somewhere hot with a pool, but alas I’m currently in West London watching Eastenders,) but this sounds like a must have for any forthcoming holidays.

Available now priced £5.99



  1. Courtney
    March 2, 2012 / 8:12 pm

    This sounds great, I love that it's waterproof!for every product purchased within the A Perfect World™ range between 15th – 28th April 2012, Origins will plant a tree on the customer’s behalf. Very planet friendly!

  2. Laura-xo
    March 2, 2012 / 8:17 pm

    It definitely sounds useful. I always end up with streaks down my legs from people's drinks, so annoying.Laura xoxo

  3. Sheree Milli
    March 2, 2012 / 8:19 pm

    I'm mixed race with dark skin an sun shimmer is a night out essential for making my legs look flawless. It really evens out my skin tone and gives them a Beyonce glow. I've been craving a waterproof version for a while now though cos it streaks SO badly!!Xxx

    • Anonymous
      July 26, 2012 / 2:43 pm

      I am mixed race aswell and been looking for something to give my legs a glow! Can i ask do you use the medium or dark?! X

  4. lalalucy1000
    March 2, 2012 / 8:55 pm

    Oh my word this is such exciting news. I really hope it works. Sunshimmer was my first tan I bought as a early teen and wore to school *naughty* and I still wear it now for nights out… LOVE this tan x x

  5. musicndaydreams
    March 2, 2012 / 10:35 pm

    I love this stuff – so cheap & cheerful, can't wait to try the waterproof version 🙂 xx

  6. London Beauty Queen
    March 4, 2012 / 5:36 pm

    I haven't had a chance to give it a whirl in moist conditions yet, but I will do ASAP! There seems to be a lot of love for this already.

  7. Anonymous
    April 11, 2012 / 2:42 pm

    Hi, where can I buy this fake tan, I've been looking everywhere?!!!

  8. jenningsroger64
    June 18, 2012 / 10:43 am

    This new Sun Shimmer from Rimmel is a great product. I think this is one of the best instant tan option.

  9. Anonymous
    August 18, 2012 / 12:48 am

    I love sun shimmer but thid new waterproof one is not ehat i expected! it leaves my skin feeling sticky. i feel that my skin can't breath with it on, it does NOT seem to be waterproof at all. my sisters thing the same. not a happy customer

  10. Anonymous
    July 15, 2013 / 4:31 pm

    this products is far from waterproof it came off instantly when I went into the sea, this fake tan made my skin feel sticky and gives the skin the streaky fake tan look, does not work at all

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