Item: Rimmel Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner
Colour: 018, Addiction (deep matt salmon pink colour)
Bought in: Boots
I found myself in Boots last week looking around and decided I would buy myself a new lip liner. I had a look on the displays and this one caught my eye.
This lip liner comes in a plastic tube (pencil shaped) rather than being a liner inside a wooden pencil. The plastic tube is very close to the actual colour of the lip liner and this makes is really easy to find a colour you like. The tube is 13cm long and 0.8cm wide and since you don't sharpen this one it will remain that size until it runs out. The detail across the tube is all written in very reflective silver text. I have never been a fan of reflective text as it can make it difficult to read the words (unless you roll it back and forth to try and hide it from anything reflecting on it). However this one wasn't too bad as it was on quite a dark background so at least the text stood out. Across the tube it tells you "Rimmel Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner" and has details of the weight (0.25g), head office address and the shade. The colour I chose is a deep matt salmon pink colour and the name of this is "018, Addiction". The lid is quite hard to push off, which I love as I do hate leakages and you need to pull the tube with one hand and the lid with the other to release it. Once the lid is off you can see the actual lip liner encased in the other part of the tube. The top section of the tube is slanted so the lip liner can be applied at an angle and this gives some support to the liner and prevents it snapping off. When full extended the liner itself is 3.3cm long and 0.3cm wide.
Application and results:
When first applying this lip liner there is just enough of the liner above the top of the applicator tube to allow you one application, after that you can easily get more out by holding the section just below the top opening and the bottom of the tube and twisting. You can twist up as little or as much as you need and the liner stays firms in place while you apply, no falling down inside the tube. As the top opening where the liner comes out is slanted it means that you can apply this similarly to a lip stick in that you can apply reasonable pressure to the liner without fear of it snapping and the slant allows you to guide the liner round your lips more easily. The liner is matt so does go on to the lips smoothly but dries in very quickly. I like this as it means that the liner stays in position for longer and I do tend to wear a dab of gloss over it anyways so it doesn't get too gloopy. The liner is thick enough to give full coverage without looking caked on too. For this colour I have been using it all over my lips to give them more colour then adding a little bit of gloss, but for the purpose of this review I also tried using it as a liner only and it still gave great cover and didn't bleed into the outer edges of my lips. The colour stays on for at least 90 mins and during that time I am usually either chatting a lot or having a cup of tea so I feel that is a decent amount of time to last. This liner has a faint plastic smell to it when you first take the lid off but that disappears within seconds and I am almost sure that is more to do with the plastic tube rather than the lip liner itself.
I was really pleased with this lip liner in terms of colour and wear. As it is a "twist up" design it is also handy for weekends away/holidays as you don't need to take a pencil sharpener with you.
Rimmel Exaggerate Lipliner is a soft textured, fine tipped automatic liner that gives full volume colour definition to the lips /