Lip color that claims to be 16h wear, kiss proof, food proof, and transfer proof… at an affordable price? Plus bright and bold colors! Whatttttttttttttt…
Swatches left to right: 110 Dare to Pink, 200 I’ll Call You, 310 Little Minx, 500 Kiss Me You Fool, 750 Heart Breaker, 230 Kiss Fatal (there are more colors available but, I only purchased 6)
The packaging, first of all, is freakin’ adorable. It’s very attractive with the cute pink lips all over one side and sleek looking solid color shade on the other. So, one side of the tube is the color gloss and the other side is a moisturizing top coat. Both are lipgloss formula/consistency. The applicators are typical doe foot lipgloss style applicators. Both sides have the same type applicator. (I prefer this style over squeeze tube or stick style lip glosses/lip colors) Both sides have a subtle fragrance, nothing too over powering though.
Some colors, in my opinion, looked better with 2 coats. Then, let the color dry completely. You know it’s dry when after several minutes your lips feel like they could stick together! Finally, you’re ready to apply the clear gloss on top to finish this application!
I really loved all the colors that I purchased, but my favorite(so far) has to be... I’ll Call You. It’s the perfect every-day-all-day color ! I wore it for my entire 8hr work shift, fell asleep with it on when I got home, and woke up in the morning with the color still holding on strong. (not to mention I ate lunch, dinner and had a snack in between too. Holy cow!) A total of 20+ hours, my lip color was still looking pretty damn good. Fo real?
My least favorite color, but wanted-to-love-really-really-badly was Dare to Pink. The color became very chalky and cracked after only a few short hours on my lips. When I tried to re apply this color, it then became very chunky and clumpy compared to all the other colors that I’ve re applied throughout the day. Maybe this might only be happening to me? Not sure.
The clear gloss moisturizes very well! I had to reapply it several times a day because it did end up wearing off after eating or drinking, but the color underneath still stayed strong! Also, a word of advice… don’t over apply the clear gloss because it doesn’t have the best taste in the world (lol), just apply enough to lightly coat the lips and you’re good to go!
My overall ratings – The longevity of the colors was outstanding, 10/10. Transfer proof, 8/10. Food proof, 8/10. Kiss proof, 9/10
I will for sure repurchase! Thank you Rimmel for making affordable long lasting lip color.
So, the website stated that the lip color is easily removed with an oil based make up remover. I didn’t have an oil based make up remover on hand so I decided to just try my go-to eye make up remover by Neutrogena. (why not?) After a few swipes with a cotton swab this lip color came right off ! So my recommendation is to just use whatever you already have at home and see what works for you!
I decided to wear Kiss Fatal today ! I applied it on around 1pm and I’m writing this post still wearing it at 1a. This color is still looking’ good !
*Update 2017 – Going through old posts, and updating with new information. Rimmel is NOT cruelty-free. I was under the impression they were. Didn’t want to delete this post because I wanted to be able to look back on it 🙂 Thanks !