Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Swatches: Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipsticks

British brand Rimmel London's latest lipstick offerings is the Lasting finish lipsticks.
Fronted by Actress Zooey Deschanel as the face for these lipstick, these beauties boast colour, shine and comes in an array of 21 vibrant to wearable colours making your options plentiful.
Zooey Deschanel: The background flags showcases the lipstick shade in the range

Today, I have 5 shades to swatch and review for you:
Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick
Coverage: provides medium coverage on my medium pigmented lips. The lighter colours are sheerer in finish and layering is required to get the the tube colour onto lips. 
Texture & Finish: quite lightweight, it is comfortable to wear and doesn't feel like there is a thick layer on lips. these provided a sheen finish that gives lips a nice shine to lips and did not dry out lips. 
Application: there is a bit of a drag when applying this lipstick from the tube, it's by no means hard to apply but it just doesn't glide as silky smooth as it should for a product with a sheen finish.
Lasting powers: featuring colour protect technology for longer lastingness with up to 8 hours staying power,I  I found the darker shades gave 3-4 hours of vibrant wear before starting to fade from the centre of lips, the sheerer shades managed about 2 hours before fading so they definitely don't last the quoted 8 hours on my lips. 
Top: with flash, Bottom: in indoor white light on NC30 skin
Birthday Suit
An orange bronze shimmery shade, I found it very hard to get a smooth finish on my lips. This would be better suited for lighter lip shades but is very flattering on warm or cool skintones and on me, looks to be very neutral. 

Alarm is a pigment rich red with an orange base that isn't noticeable in the tube but shows through when swatched on lips. It is a great bright shade to wear during the day if your into brights and suitable for all skintones. 

Heart Breaker
This is an opaque deep pink with a hint of plum and is quite blue in base. It's very flattering on all skintones and is by far my favourite shade in the group.

Temptation is more a cherry red with a red base and is just a gorgeous vampy shade, especially with the cooler weather coming up. I think this shade would be more flattering on warmer tones but cool skintones will also look good in this shade. 

Dreamer is a light pink with a pearly silver shimmery finish. It looks best on cooler skintones and fairer complexions. It is quite sheer compared the the other colours and took a few layers to achieve the colour payoff in the swatch below. 

What is your favourite shade of lip colour?

RRP A$9.95 Available in now in 21 shades at Priceline, David Jones, Big W, K-mart and selected pharmacies. 
These products were provided for consideration.


  1. Ooo, Heart Breaker and Temptation look great! And wow, you post early! lol

  2. So pretty ^^ Dreamer and Alarm looked the best in the tubes, but BD suit looked so pretty on :)

  3. I love Rimmel lipsticks - I have a few colours and birthday suit is one of them!


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