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i was on the look out for a liptsick on my shopping trip as the one i normally ware had discontinued i decided to start my search in t-j hughes after browsing all there scruffy makeup shelves i found Rimmel 100 kisses colour - crazy chocolate the product was only £2 so i decided to buy and give it a go as it wasnt going to be breaking the bank ! what i like to look for in a lipstick is a product that stays on whatever i do.... eating , drinking , snogging LOL
i found the product stayed put for eating , drinking but NOT snogging what a dissapioment its suppose to be 1000 kisses and it didnt even stay on for one!! I am still going to use this product tho as im still impressed that it doesnt stain glasses evertime i drink and stays on when i eat which is more than what iv found in other lipsticks ! Plus the colour crazy chocolate is Beautiful ! Overall this lipstick will stay on unless you put silaiver onit !
Did my title get your attention? Did you realise this review was about lipstick and not me giving away kisses?
Rimmel very bravely named this lipstick "1000 Kisses" and I wonder how many people have actually bought this product and then proceeded to kiss people 1000 times to see if it actually stands up to this particular test?
Maybe not many people then! I certainly didn't test mine that way. I simply bought it for 2 reasons - I like lipsticks that supposedly stay put on your lips rather than on drink glasses, cigarettes, etc and because I liked the particular shade that I chose - Scarlet (205).
The only kiss test I did with this lippie was to kiss the back of my hand a dozen or so times (yes I do love myself!) and I was pleased to see that the lipstick didn't leave any signs of me kissing myself (some people think that's weird you see)!
Now when I say technical I mean the look and size of this product. It's about 11cm long and the diameter is 1cm. It's a twist up and down to use tube. The tube is a sort of metallic blue shade with "Rimmel 1000 Kisses" in large gold lettering and in smaller gold lettering there are instructions and advertising claims in both English and Italian. Its claims are:
· Long lasting lipstick
· Leaves virtually no marks
· Contains moisturising ceramides
· Allow 60 seconds to dry
And lastly it says that the product is by "Rimmel London, Made in Germany" (!!???!!) On the side of the lipstick is a bar code label, which has an ingredients list printed underneath if you care to peel off the label. I'm not giving the ingredients here for fear of boring you (and myself) to sleep.
You can find out more about Rimmel products from rimmellondon.com but be warned the site is not easy to navigate if you just want to look up a particular product. I couldn't find this lipstick on the site anywhere which was quite annoying as I wanted to look up a list of available shades to share with you. What I do remember from when I bought it in Boots was that the shades ranged from reds to browns to pinks so there seemed to be shades to accommodate everyone's tastes.
~*HOW DOES IT PERFORM?*~
Well I would have to agree that it IS a long lasting lipstick. I don't use this particular lipstick very often as I find that it really does make my lips feel very dry. Looking at my lips in the mirror straight after and also some time after applying this lipstick, I notice that my lipstick looks "bitty" on my lips and tends to get somewhat flaky too. It doesn't come off on cups, glasses, cigarettes, etc, so it doesn't leave horrid tell tale signs as some lipsticks tend to do.
The best way to remove this lipstick is to use a gentle cleanser and some cotton wool or moist cleansing wipes as it does tend to stick around long after you need it!
~*HOW MUCH IS THAT LIPPIE IN THE WINDOW?*~
I paid about £4 for mine in Boots some time ago, but I did a Google search and found that it's available much cheaper from other outlets and internet sites. For example gingerbeer.co.uk are advertising it for £1.40 now through makeupdirect.net, beautyscenttoyou.com are offering it for £1.50 against an RRP of £4.99.
At £4 I didn't feel that this lipstick was a good buy - I'm not impressed with lipsticks that leave your lips so dry you want to apply another lipstick or some lip gloss over it or keep licking your lips to give them some moisture.
The shade I bought (Scarlet) is quite nice, although it's almost too bright red for my liking. It's quite difficult to get information on this range from the Rimmel website itself so you have to do some searching to actually find where you can buy it most cheaply and quite difficult to see what shades are available unless you actually find it in the shops.
It's not a product I would strongly recommend as I don't like lipsticks that make your lips look all "peely" - it really is rather unattractive and the dry feeling on your lips is not so good either. Really 1000 kisses? No one's gonna want to kiss you 10 times let alone 1000 with this stuff drying your lips out!
Rimmel 1000 Kisses lipstick has no taste or smell (that I can tell anyway) which is one good thing as some lipsticks do have a taste (neither pleasant nor unpleasant usually) and often a "lipstick" smell.
All in all, I'd rate this one as 5 out of 10. You might feel differently but you'll have to actually find it in the shops first!!!
NB: also published by myself at Ciao.co.uk