Thursday, November 19, 2009

Rimmel London Lipstick

Currently watching: Supernatural
Currently drinking: Diet Pepsi
Currently feeling: awake

Sorry this is a little late! I had a busy day with helping my MIL this afternoon and then I had a Jimmy Buffett concert tonight (which was amazing, by the way!). So here we go now!

In the past two months, I have purchased three Rimmel Lasting Finish lipsticks. They were on sale for about $3 each. A steal! I've tried Rimmel products in the past and have been impressed by their quality, so I had high hopes for their lipsticks. Celeb and Vintage are right up my alley with the pink tones, but Paradise was a little out of my comfort zone. I'll be honest in saying that I don't often reach for Paradise. It looks fine, but I just have not gotten used to it on my lips.

Paradise is a brownish-toned pink. It's a nice color for fall and winter! I think it would look great on those with warmer skin tones.

Vintage is such a pretty color! I normally pair NARS Orgasm on top. The golden pink color of Orgasm makes Vintage even prettier. It's my favorite of the three. Perfect for a pink nude lip!

Celeb is a vibrant pink. It's a lot of fun to play with! I don't wear it that often, because I do not usually wear a bright lip during the day.

Now onto other things that need to be said! The "long lasting" part of this lipstick is absolutely right. This lipsticks lasts for hours. I put the swatches below on my hand yesterday morning and washed my hands afterward. The lipstick was still on the back of my hand after soap and stayed there for about five hours with just a little fading!

Some people might complain about the smell being sickly sweet. I personally don't mind the smell. It smells a little like candy. It is very strong, though. If you don't like strong smells, this may not be a lipstick you should try. It's much stronger in scent than MAC's vanilla scented products.

Also the formula can be a little gritty during application. I find that some MAC lipsticks are the same way, so it's not a big deal. It doesn't change the application and look, but it can be a bit rough on the lips while applying. Oddly, even though it can be gritty feeling, it's also moisturizing at the same time. My lips feel very soft after I've had this lipstick on all day.

I really like the formula and shades! I see myself picking a few other ones out in the future, for sure.


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