I’m a big fan of Rimmel London. To be honest, I was a bit biased when I first started using their product line because back in 8th grade, I was IN LOVE with London so you can guess that I went straight to Rimmel London when I first purchased my make-up.
However, despite my biased love for London, I enjoy their products because they fit my budget and their quality is super nice (according to my standards).
Today, I’m reviewing Rimmel’s Lasting Finish Lipsticks in both shades of #170 Alarm and #010 Dizzy. I originally got these two lipsticks because of the price and I was in need of a lipstick.
The colours of these two lipsticks are bold. I can’t find another way to describe the colours but bold. They glide easily on your lips and as Rimmel describes it, it is long lasting. If I don’t eat anything, it can last for hours. That being said, Lasting Finish lipsticks transfers to utensils/napkins easily (and your significant other, haha). However, if your lips have a tendency to be dry, I would stray away from the lighter colours, such as this shade of pink (#10 Dizzy) because you can easily see the little dry bits of your lips. The darker colours, even this shade of red (#170 Alarm) “hides” the bits of your dry lips.
Once applied, they dry up instantly (well, it’s not like it’s wet when you first apply it), and for some reason, I find myself pressing my lips together when I’m alone. They’re dry but they’re STILL SMOOTH! I also loooove the fact that it doesn’t transfer onto my teeth whenever I’m talking. I’ve seen bad pictures of victims with lipstick-stained teeth and to this day, these lipsticks still hasn’t transferred to my teeth. Even when I accidentally bite on my lips.
Packaging is nothing special. The cap pops up easily for fast application but not easy enough to ruin your bag(s).
When wiped off, the darker colours fade a bit lighter and the lighter colours is practically off your lips.
Someone that’s looking for a good quality lipstick on a budget. It’s long lasting, so you wouldn’t need to spend a few extra funds to get the lipstick that’s advertised as a long lasting wear. If you’re easily embarrassed about the stains being left on your Starbucks cup, I wouldn’t recommend it and invest in a non-stain lipstick/lip stain.
Also, when purchasing keep in mind about the shade. I’ve noticed they’re bolder/brighter when applied on.
Wearing Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick in #170 Alarm. The shade of red is quite bold and I love it.
With lighter colours, the chance of having your bits of dry skin on your lips is much more visible than the darker colours.
Rating: 4/5Quality: 4.5/5Price: 5/5Website: Rimmel London Canada