Showing posts with label Lipstick. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lipstick. Show all posts

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Review Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick Asia (As a Cream Blusher Contour)

Review Rimmel Lipstick Asia 
(As a Cream Blusher Contour)

Rimmel's Lasting Finish Lipstick in Asia is a very popular mauve toned nude colour; I've often found it totally out of stock in Boots and Superdrug. Two of my aunties hold this Rimmel lipstick as their Holy Grail lip colour, which isn't surprising. Asia's muted plum colour is universally flattering, deepening the natural lip colour. The formula is super creamy, being hydrating to the lips but staying on for at least four hours. 

Whilst this is hailed as an amazing lip stick, I use it as something quite different. I've tried many cream blushers and often find them lacking, they tend to dry out quickly, the finish can be chalky,  No7 cream blushes in particular annoy me with their flimsy plastic pan packaging. I've been using this for two years as my number 1 cream blusher. 

I reach for this when I'm going for a natural, no make up look. Since powdered skin looks very 'done', this gives strong, natural colour without losing the youthful dewy skin appearance. I usually pair this with a lightweight foundation (Garnier BB cream or Bourjouis Healthy Mix Serum) and a cream highlighter (ELF). 

I slick it on just under my cheekbones, dragging it half way across my cheek, blend it in (sometimes giving it two coats), and I'm done. 

Rimmel's Asia gives me such a natural colour, it produces such a realistic looking flush. The formula is creamy so it blends really smoothly, but doesn't appear shiny on the skin. Since the rubbing of your skin will cause a slightly reddened affect I'd recommend waiting a few seconds to check the final colour, so that more can be applied if necessary. 

The packaging is sturdy and chic, the metallic ring around the middle is a hint of high end. I keep one of these in my vanity table and one in my hand bag; it's perfect for a little pick me up half way through the day for both the lips and the cheeks. It's £4.99 at Boots so won't break the bank either.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Review Rimmel Lipstick Kate Moss Shade 107

Review Rimmel Lipstick
 Kate Moss Shade 107

I bought this on the recommendation of Zoella after seeing her wearing it in a youtube video. It was exactly the colour I'd been looking for, a sultry dark raspberry red.  

I don't wear red lipstick a great deal (my top lip is quite thin and I feel like wearing red lipstick draws attention to that...) but the reds I do have tend to be a little drying. This is sooo creamy, I'd go as far to say that it is moisturising. 

No Flash - very true to colour

I love the colour, it's so rich and classy looking. I've been wearing it far more than I've ever worn other red lipsticks. I feel like it's the perfect colour to wear in this autumnal season. The colour pay-off is amazing, very highly pigmented. 

The packaging is OK. I do have a complaint... the lipstick became detached from the shaft as soon as I got it home. I'm disappointed but more so that I threw away the bag with the receipt in. It means I can only use it with a brush to avoid a clown mouth scenario...

With Flash - it's much darker than this in real life!

It lasts for absolutely ages, however I have started wearing this with Lipcote which really prolongs the wear of this even more so (although does make it a little drying)

I very lightly daubed it onto my lips then blotted for a stain - just for the sake of versatility... 

For only £5.49 this is awesome value for money. If you're looking for a classy, vampish dark red lip that really doesn't look over the top I really highly recommend this!

Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick Shade 107 - My Holy Grail Red Lipstick 

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