Product Type: Rimmel makeup
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1000 kisses? Well It's Definitely Long Lasting!
Rimmel 1000 Kisses Lip Tint
Member Name: Jellybeans9
Rimmel 1000 Kisses Lip Tint
Advantages: Really Long Lasting, Nice Shades, Easy to Apply.
Disadvantages: The balm part isn't transferproof, but the lip tint is!
Whenever I wear lip products I prefer to wear shades that are darker than my natural lip colour, as I have naturally slightly pigmented lips, so wearing light shades tends to make me look a little washed out. Anyway I saw this and I was immediately drawn in by the 'lip tint' concept.
I always used to wear lip glosses because I loved the colour and shine they give to my lips but hated how the colour never lasted more than an hour. Plus in the winter they tend to make my lips a little dry... The Rimmel lip tint was the first lip tint I had seen and I thought the whole tint and balm thing would make a good replacement for always wearing lip glosses.
There are six shades to choose from; Nothing but Nude, Timeless Tango, Endless Blossom, Carry On Cherry, Stay Very Berry and Perpetual Plum. All are more natural looking shades, that can be built up for a more intense colour without looking patchy. All the lip tints come in a pretty coloured plastic tube packaging which are different colours for the different shades. Each tube has instructions on the back on how to use the product. On one end of the product is the lip tint, and a clear balm on the other end. The product recommends you to use the lip tint side first to add a long lasting colour to your lips, and then follow with the balm to moisturise and add shine.
The lip tint resembles that of a felt tip pen and you use it to basically 'colour in' your lips. The pointed tip of the pen allows for you to be precise with your application, so you don't have a lot of cleaning up to do afterwards when you accidentally colour outside your lip line. The balm side is a nice clear stick that can easily be applied over the top of the tint, once the tint has dried.
I got this in the shade Perpetual Plum from Boots for £5.99. However I used the points on my advantage card to pay for it, so it pretty much felt like I was getting it for free :) I tested all of them on the back of my hand before picking one up, and they all seem to have a good pigment to them. The first thing I noticed when using this product was that the balm side didn't contain more product than what can clearly be seen under the transparent plastic lid. It only has between 1-2 centimetres of product that can be used, which doesn't seem a lot when you compare it with how much product there might be in the lip tint side. However, I've had it for about 2 months now and the balm is still going! On the other hand, the felt tip part has started to dry out a little, but it's not too much problem at the moment as it does still work. Also the balm sometimes gets a slight pink colour to it because I've applied it straight away over the tint, without giving the tint time to dry first. Ooops. But it hasn't affected the quality of the product in any way.
I also like how Rimmel haven't tried to make over glamorise the product, and have just kept it's claims to a minimum. This I feel is a wise move on their part as we all know how disappointing it is when a product can't live up to the big claims it makes!
I have read some reviews where people have complained about the whole transfer proof thing. The lip tint itself IS actually transfer-proof as it claims to be, it's the balm that isn't. However if you read the description on the packaging, it clearly says 'transfer-proof lip tint PLUS balm' not meaning that both products together are transfer-proof. You could just wear the lip tint alone for a matte look, so that there will be no transfer. However I find my lips feel a little dry if I don't wear the balm as well. I have also tried using the lip tint AFTER using an ordinary lip balm, and I've found it to work just as well both ways.
My overall opinion of this product is that it is good value for money and definitely recommended. Whenever I use this, I always notice that my lips still have a darker-than-natural-colour tint to them, long after the balm has completely disappeared. I usually put this on in a morning, and although sometimes I did re-apply both sides again once or twice throughout the day, there is really no need to apply the tint side again. My lips tend to keep that tinted colour all day, even after drinking, eating and a lot of lip-licking! Although obviously just isn't as dark as when I first applied it. Most of the time though I'll just top up the balm to keep my lips looking shiny and feeling constantly moisturised. Also, I feel like I should note that although I commented on there not being a lot of the balm in the product, I do like to use more than one layer of it, so that would contribute to it it being used up quicker. The colour of the tint is very nice and can be used with any 'clear' balm not just the one it comes with. Although I do like the balm it comes with too.
If I had to give a downside to the product it would be that I wish the felt tip end hadn't started to dry up already as I'll have to go and buy another one soon. Also the colouring in your lips with something that looks like a felt tip, might look a little strange if you do choose to re-apply it when you're out. But other than that, it is a very good product and I'll definitely be re-purchasing when my current one dies.
Summary: You get tinted, moisturised and shiny lips, all in one!