Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick ReviewTuesday, 22 May 2012 17:46
I am not one for wearing lipstick everyday, but I love to wear it when I'm getting poshed up to go out somewhere from time to time. My favourite lipsticks (of the ones I own!) are Rimmel's 'Lasting Finish' lipsticks, which cost usually around £4.99 and you can get them from almost everywhere- Boots, Superdrug, supermarkets etc.
The two shades I have currently are 058 'Drop of Sherry' and 170 'Alarm'. As you can see, one is more of a muted pinky-red and one is a really bright red. In the image below, 'Alarm' is on the left and 'Drop of Sherry' is on the right. You might be able to tell that I wear 'Drop of Sherry' more often out of the two. I have also swatched both colours on my hand for you to get a better idea of how the colours show up.
Okay, so what do I think? I will start with 'Drop of Sherry' first. This colour is gorgeous, it is a kind of pinky red with very subtle hints of shimmer in it. Personally I think it is a good wearable everyday colour, as it isn't hugely bright and 'in your face'. It is really flattering and I think it looks especially good when worn with smoky eyeshadow or black eyeliner. The formula is excellent, it stays on for hours and doesn't tend to transfer or smudge much which is great! It feels nice to wear too, some lipsticks can make your lips feel really dry but I don't get that with these lipsticks. Below is what this colour looks like on my lips- sorry for the rubbish quality, the camera just did not want to focus!
The second colour I have is 'Alarm' and I absolutely love it. I bought it because I wanted a bright and striking red to wear on nights out or when I want to get particularly glammed up. This colour doesn't disappoint! As I mentioned before, it stays on for ages without losing colour, I don't usually have to reapply until a few hours afterwards, depending on what I am doing. It is a great colour if you want to stand out!
To wrap this up, I am a big fan of Rimmel's Lasting Finish lipsticks and I do want to invest in some more shades- perhaps some more neutral shades that I could wear everyday. We shall see!