L-R Naughty nude, It’s a Keeper, Revolution red, Listen UpI love Rimmel for more affordable lipsticks so when I saw this new (ish) line on the shelves in Boots I had to give them a go. True to form I chose the most nude of the bunch ‘Naughty nude’ with no intention of picking up anymore. I quickly changed my mind after wearing this for a day. I found this particular colour so flattering. Its more of a mauvy pink than a nude I would say, that gives a neutral look while adding a bit of colour. It actually brightened up my face rather than washing me out …. so I went back and got more :/!
There was a 3 for 2 on makeup so I went for a further 3 shades ‘it’s a keeper’- a darker mauve shade, ‘Revolution red’ – a slightly orangey red and ‘Listen up’ – a vibrant pink. The packaging isn’t bad at all – it’s an unusual shape with a handy strip of colour around the bottom which is actually quite an accurate shade indicator. There are 15 shades in all to choose from but as usual not all are available in the smaller Boots. Most of the colours are quite strong even ‘Naughty nude’ has more pigment than your average nude so there may not be a colour for you in the line. The website (here) has the full shade range with a handy try on feature where you can see each colour on a model. I’m always a bit wary of those kinds of things though, the colour will vary depending on your screen. Nothing beats going in store and swatching the testers.
These are called the The only 1 Lipsticks as according to Rimmel these are all you need in your life lipstick wise! They claim to have nailed the perfect moisturising formula that is also long lasting with good pigmentation. As I’ve already mentioned they’ve definietly delivered in terms of pigmentation. One quick swipe of this leaves an Opaque finish. The formula is moisturising, nearly glossy in texture. Unusually for a formula like this is does last really well on me. Even through eating and drinking the wear time on this is impressive.
However two things I did notice were the shape of the bullet made applying the bolder colours a bit messy and I needed to use a liner, secondly it tended to move on me a bit and I did get some transfer on my teeth- not a great look. I much preferred the formula with the two more neutral shades ‘naughty nude’ and ‘Its a Keeper’.
All in all I was impressed with these and I can see Naughty nude becoming a staple. I don’t think I’ll be buying any more of the bolder shades though.
Have you tried these?