Monday, 21 March 2011

Rimmel Lipsticks: A Review...

I have always used Rimmel products, and I bought my first ever make up from the brand so I always feel like I should pick something up from them 'for old times sake'. Most of the time either Boots or Superdrug will have 3 for 2 deals on them so that always draws me into their counters.

Anyway, I decided to pick up a few lipsticks today as there was a 3 for 2 offer on and I wanted to try a few. I don't ever wear lipstick and as I'm trying to branch out my make-up collection this year, I felt I should get some.

Alarm, Vintage Pink, Nude Delight and Summer Angel (Left to Right)
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Alarm, Vintage Pink, Nude Delight and Summer Angel (Left to Right)
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 So here they are. I know, I know there's four of them, but I had to buy a red lipstick the other week as a part of a fancy dress costume, and as it was a Rimmel one I thought I'd include it here. So the black one is a Lasting Finish Lipstick, the two purples are Moisture Renew Lipsticks and the bronze one is also a Moisture Renew but from the summer bronze range. First off, I love the packaging of them, they actually look nice and not cheap, a welcome addition to my handbag I must say!

Alarm, Vintage Pink, Nude Delight and Summer Angel (Bottom to Top)
So as you can see, I tried to choose a range, albeit a VERY small range of colours. I went for a really 'in your face' red in Alarm, (as it was fancy dress), it is a true matte red with no shimmer. It goes on lovely, and lasts a good amount of time for a red lipstick. With it being 'Lasting Finish', I expected this, but was a little disappointed as I felt it could have lasted a liiiitle longer as the other three stayed put around the same amount of time. On the up side, it smells really nice!

The second colour, and my favourite is Vintage Pink. It's one of those colours which is wearable both day and night and gives that 'my lip colour only better' sort of look. It goes on quite purpley, but a lighter hand gives a lovely sheer dark pink colour.

The last two are safe nude colours. Nude Delight is a pure nude with no shimmer and if you're not careful, leaves you with the dead lips look, but paired with a light pinkish gloss gives a lovely look to the lip and is great for a strong eye look. Summer Angel is a very shimmery and glossy nudish bronze, which will be perfect for summer. In my eyes it's more of a gloss and looks good paired with Nude Delight and Vintage Pink so add a little shimmer to two pretty flat lip colours. The Moisture Renew Lipsticks are really moisturising which is great for the price as we all know that a lot of cheaper lipstick can flake really easily.

What are your favourite lip colours at the moment?
Have a great day,

Much Love,