Rimmel SPF 15 Waterproof Formula Bronzer

Last updated date: June 13, 2022

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8.8

Rimmel SPF 15 Waterproof Formula Bronzer

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We looked at the top Bronzers and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Bronzer you should buy.

Update as June 13, 2022:
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Overall Take

Impossibly low priced, Rimmel's totally natural-looking skin bronzer adds the right tone you want. This bronzer is SPF 15, waterproof, smooth, easy to apply, and it can last as long as 10 hours.


In our analysis, the Rimmel Rimmel SPF 15 Waterproof Formula Bronzer placed 4th when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

It’s a natural-look skin bronzer that gives your face a sun-kissed glow. The Sun Bronze shade complements fairer skin with neutral undertones for a perfect sunless tan. The waterproof formula is smooth to apply and lasts up to 10 hours. Comfortable and easy to apply. SPF 15 formula.

An Overview On Bronzers

Although they are sometimes used interchangeably, blush and bronzer are two different things. Bronzer is used to create a glowing or tanned effect and can be used on different parts of the face, while blush is used on the apples of the cheeks for a flush of color. Bronzers are usually gold or brown, while blush is generally more on the pink side. If you want to use both together, apply blush first and bronzer second.

Bronzers can be worn throughout the year, though they can create a “summery” look. Powder versions are applied with a brush or fingertips and are offered in matte and shimmery formulas. Powders work well on oily skin and tend to last longer than cream bronzers. Use the latter if you have dry skin and apply with your fingers or a makeup sponge. Apply bronzers to spots on your face where the sun would hit it naturally, like your forehead, temples, jawline, cheekbones, neck and decolletage.

Be sure to choose a bronzer that complements your skin tone. If you’re unsure, look for a tone that matches the color you naturally tan. Start with a small amount at first, then build it up slowly; don’t overdo it. If you put on too much, soften the look by blending it.

The Bronzer Buying Guide

  • A large, fluffy makeup brush is best for applying powder bronzers, and a makeup sponge or stippling brush works nicely with cream ones.
  • Use bronzers for contouring, but only matte ones when defining cheekbones. Shimmery bronzers will look fake if you use them in this way.
  • Shimmery bronzers can also make a face look sweaty if you’re not careful enough.
  • If your skin has a muddy/orange appearance, you have probably used too much bronzer.
  • You can use a highlighter instead of a bronzer if you want a shinier appearance. Use this on your nose, eyelids, cupid’s bow and cheekbones.
  • Contouring products are also different from bronzers and are used to create more defined features.
  • Makeup products (including bronzers) contain preservatives, chemicals and other ingredients that can be irritating or produce allergic reactions. Ifs this happens, wipe it off and stop using it.