I was recently very lucky to be sent out a lovely package by Rimmel London as shown on my Instagram @cosmeticsjunkiee and wanted to share with you lovely people what was inside it.
As previously stated, I am a Make Up Artist and with that role comes an awful lot of makeup and knowing what products are good and what quite simply, suck. The benefits are I am used to all kinds of skin types and skin colouring and so will be able to recommend things for everyone! Which might be nice for a change because as much as I love Nikki Tutorials in all her glory, not everyone wants that blinding ass highlight on skin the colour of snow. Don’t get me wrong, I love her but c’mon – where are the products for normal people?!
Anyway, moving swiftly onwards. In my pretty, little black Rimmel box parceled up with black tissue lay 5 glorious Stay Matte Liquid Lipsticks from their new line. I immediately got very excited because visions of Kate Moss came flashing by and I adopted an English accent while saying ‘Get the London look.’
Upon first swatch, I can see that the pigment is intense along with a really soft applicator. I let them sit on my arm for a few minutes to see how dry they went and/or if the cracked and after an hour they hadn’t smudged or moved in the slightest – no cracks! I was so excited to actually get them on my lips. Naturally, I floated towards the nude as I have a love hate relationship with pinks – I just can’t pull pinks off 😐
So, first up we have the shade ‘Mocha 720’ which for me, it is the most perfect shade of nude to suit my skin tone. I do like a slightly darker shade of nude so that’s why I liked this one so much however, they have another shade called ‘Latte To Go 710’ which is just a fraction lighter for those who are paler or prefer lighter lipsticks. I didn’t feel the need to use a lip liner with the liquid lip as it didn’t bleed or move much at all. I wore this the first time applying it at around 7am and I didn’t take it off until around 10pm – I not ONCE reapplied. I don’t have bionic lips, people this is just a damn good nude. Don’t get me wrong, they were feeling dry around the time of 7pm but that’s a whole 12 hours after I applied it and I had been out for lunch, out for dinner and scoffed my way through a box of popcorn and slugged down several cocktails (That’s not all I do – it was my birthday!) I am in love with this nude, all I can say is Rimmel you have outdone yourself and I haven’t even moved onto the other 4 shades!
Don’t worry I am not going to drone on about how great each and every lip shade is as every point I have on each colour is much the same as Mocha 720. This shade is ‘Pink Blink 200’ and is so so pretty. It is slightly deeper than the average pink lippy which is why I can get on board with it. Surprisingly pigmented for being a pink!
‘Mightnight 800.’ Need I say more? To those familiar with a dark toned liquid lip like this, I know how hard it can be to find a dark shade that doesn’t break up on your lips into little bits. I’m no scientist but I guess it’s down to the formulas for darker tones. Anyway, this is beaut and I love it.
This is ‘Blush 110’ and probably my least favourite from the 5 shades sent out but again, probably only because I am not a pink lover. The colour pay off was a little harder to get with this shade and I would definitely recommend a lip liner for this one unlike any of the others just to add a little more definition. If you want to stay within the Rimmel family then the East End Snob is a perfect match.
Last but not least, this is ‘Fire Starter 500.’ I love a good strong red as much as the next person but I never would have thought to go for a liquid lipstick let alone trust a drug store brand for my go to. I have been proved a little wrong here… Rimmel you take the cake above my others including Mac Ruby Woo and So Chaud. There is however, only one red within the range and some may prefer a more orange tone red but this is still a beauty and make my teeth look really white!
On Rimmel’s website, they claim that the lipsticks give a bold matte colour in one stroke, kiss proof, touch proof and waterproof! I can agree with all of these points and I am so thankful to have been sent these lipsticks as if I was in Boots, Superdrug, etc I would have completely walked past them!
10/10 would recommend – as drug store liquid lipsticks go these are the best (even better than some premium brands!)
As always, thanks for reading 🙂
PS. I was curious, and showered with Fire Starter on – My mind is blown it didn’t move AT ALL.
PPS. This is not a paid post, Rimmel kindly sent me products for free allowing me to try out their lipsticks however, all opinions are my own.