Product Type: Rimmel makeup
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Rimmel 1000 Kisses Lip Tint
Member Name: beautyfreak
Rimmel 1000 Kisses Lip Tint
Advantages: Intense colour, lasts a long time, easy to use
Disadvantages: Can feel a little drying without balm, needs more shades
Best lip tint I've tried so far. Definitely better than the Max Factor Lipfinity lip tint (which I may do a review on soon) despite the price and brand difference. I believe it's a bit of a copy of Revlon's Just Bitten lip tint but I found Rimmel's version to be cheaper and more readily stocked so I gave it a go.
Let me just say quickly that I'm not usually a big fan of lip tints at all. I have super pigmented lips and as lip tints are a sort of translucent colour, it means that your natural colour lips will always effect the final colour. For example, in the past I have stupidly forked out for a baby pink colour tint that looked lovely on the model in the adverts, yet just went a dark fuchsia colour on my lips due to them being so dark. Undoubtedly the model had super pale lips which created the perfect base for advertising each colour. It is important to remember that a lip tint does not cover your lip colour like a lipstick does.
The tint comes in a long plastic cylindrical tube that's about 15cm long and varies through six colours. In my opinion it's actually a little on the chunky side in terms of width but not so much that it really matters. The tube contains clear directions for use and the typical Rimmel logo in simple black lettering. One end of the tube contains the lip tint tip for application and the other features a clear plastic lid in which the moisturising balm can be seen. The applicator can be compared to a thick felt tip pen, similar in regards to size, shape as well as the fibre like texture. The balm is just like a stick of average lip balm secured to the end of the pen with about 1cm of usable balm showing. This doesn't seem ideal to me as the lid easily knocks the balm and I have seen many pens with the balm part of the tint broken off. Apart from that the packaging seems pretty neat.
HOW TO APPLY
This lip tint is super easy to apply. Simply paint the lip tint on as if you were colouring in your lips with a felt tip pen and then add slick of the balm to seal in moisture and add a little gloss. I found this product easy to apply neatly, but when a mistake is made it is pretty damn hard to clean up! This is nightmare when you're half way out the door quickly applying your lip tint and you slip outside of your lip line, it takes a good scrubbing with several face wipes to remove!
The product itself literally feels like drawing on your lips with a thick wet felt tip pen, there's no better way to explain it! The consistency is exactly like that, a weightless, quick drying sort of "ink". It smells quite nice too, a subtle fresh fruity smell that doesn't last long as it is absorbed into the lips so quickly. The taste isn't too bad as well, as I have a tendency to lick my lips as soon as I apply lip tints (I think maybe as they are a little drying?), just a little bitter, sort of like a perfumey taste.
I actually like how Rimmel hasn't made any extravagant claims of some tattoo-like 1000hr lip stain and keeps it nice and simple, describing their lip stain as a "flush of intense colour" with a "caring balm that seals the deal". Boots describes the product as "non-transfer" which I would agree with in some respects providing that the tint is fully dry and WITHOUT the balm. I actually feel like the balm makes the lip tint rub off much more easily and hence not last as long.
Overall, this is one of my preferred lip tints. I bought the colour "timeless tango" which is a bright, cerise pink when applied to the back of my hand but actually turns into an even nicer deep pinkish red on my lips. I prefer this lip tint to others because I feel like there is a lot more product in this tint and that it flows really nicely. I personally think it would be nice if there were more than six colours to choose from, especially a nude or coral colour. The colour can be build up easily to provide a darker, more intense stain. The balm is very nourishing and glossy but is a lot thicker and stickier than other lip balms I've used (think lip balm combined with ear wax!). It does seem to make the colour brighter and glossier but I think that in the long term it actually makes the colour rub off a lot easier. However, one benefit of the balm is definitely to moisturise the lips after applying the stain because it seems to be very drying, I'm not sure if this is the formula or the felt tip like applicator. Another thing I would mention is the importance of exfoliating the lips before application because the stain definitely shows up darker on dryer parts of the lips where more of it is absorbed which leaves a nasty, patchy finish. As for the lasting power, I'd say it lasts anywhere between 3-6 hours depending on if you've been eating or drinking a lot. For me, I think that's quite impressive considering many other lip tints seem to just fade away after having a glass of wine! I gave the product the "mug of tea" test and found that without the balm the product left no marks on the rim of the mug. However, with balm, there was a small amount of smudging. Overall though I'd definitely recommend this product. The colour is very intense and gives a nice finish providing you have healthy lips. It is quite cheap at around £7.00 from Boots and definitely will last a very long time.
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Summary: One of the best lip tints I've used with lovely vibrant colour!