Product Type: Rimmel makeup
Newest Review: ... you know which bits I am on about* The lipstick costs around £4, I can't find it on the Rimmel website or anywhere else to tell you exac... more
Rimmel To Recommend? Not This Time.
Rimmel Colour Show Off Lipstick
Member Name: CopperGarden
Rimmel Colour Show Off Lipstick
Advantages: good price, nice colour
Disadvantages: not the best pigmentation, doesn't last
I have a bit of a loving relationship with lipstick - I can't leave the house without it, regardless of whether I'm popping to the shop for some milk, or going to work.
I brought this Rimmel lipstick mostly due to the actual case (is that what you call what lipstick is in?) being pink. I liked a similar pink colour in 4 different brands and the case won me over. As you can see from the above image, the casing is pink with a gold band round the bottom of the lid. When you lift off the lid, it is also gold on the part used to unscrew the lipstick so more is shown*. Like most, if not all Rimmel lipsticks, the lid is slanted with the Rimmel logo embossed on the top. I think its quite nice packaging for the lipstick and its certainly easy to find in my make-up bag because of the bright colour - black lipstick cases drive me nuts because I can't tell the difference!
*I'm struggling to find the right words for the parts but I'm sure you know which bits I am on about*
The lipstick costs around £4, I can't find it on the Rimmel website or anywhere else to tell you exactly as it was so long a go I've forgotten! But I remember that it wasn't too expensive. Luckily, it is always in the '3 for 2' offers in drug stores so you might be able to get it free!
In my local store, there are only 6-8 colours in this range, which is disappointing. Although, there are so many other brands around that I'm sure you will be able to find your exact shade somewhere! I chose shade '011' which is called 'Pink Gossip'. This shade is quite bright as a stick, quite warm and coral like in colour - to roughly explain what it is like if you're looking to buy this product.
When it comes to actually applying the lipstick, it glides well onto my lips. I didn't find that it dragged at all or was too slippery, it gave just the right amount of coverage. I quite liked the texture on my lips at first, but after having it for 2 months now - the actual stick has become really bitty. Its a little like rubbing sand on my lips now which isn't too pleasant and the colour no longer lasts! I am unsure as to whether this is my fault for using lipstick and gloss, then re-applying the lipstick later in the day or whether it just went like this over time - either way I'm not too happy about it! However, it does smell really fruity which is a nice change from the usual waxy smell lipsticks have - it tastes waxy though so avoid licking lips!
Now when it comes to the actual colour, I wasn't surprised or disappointed. The lipstick isn't well pigmented, but it does show as a nice colour on the lips. I much prefer the Barry M lip paints for pigment as they are really bright, but if you're looking for a more subtle shade then this is definitely the lipstick for you.
Would I buy this lipstick again? Probably not. I do really like the colour, but as it isn't vivid or long lasting it has put me off quite a bit. I would maybe consider buying another just to see if the same thing happens but I'm not wanting to waste my money.
Summary: I probably won't buy this one again in a hurry.