Product Type: Rimmel makeup
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Not Quite 'Lasting Finish'
Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick
Member Name: cazkins
Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick
Advantages: Nice appearance once applied, cheaper range of 'longer lasting' lipsticks
Disadvantages: Quite thick to apply, doesn't last as long as expected
I don't tend to wear make up anymore but I always carry a lipstick or some lip gloss. One I tend to keep in my bag is Rimmel Lasting Finish which I bought mainly because it was a cheaper version of longer lasting lipstick.
Rimmel of London is a very popular brand and has made some great products, though you can never be 100% sure with them. Their Lasting Finish lipstick retails for £3.99 in Boots though I got this when it was on offer; there's frequently offers on Rimmel in Boots and Superdrug, like introductory prices, buy 3 for 2, get a free gift and so on, so it's worth keeping an eye out for these. Lasting Finish is one of their lipsticks that seems to have maintained its place on their product line so it should be easy to pick one up, I've even seen them in Morrisons. It's available in some nice shades (though the range depends on which shop you buy from) though I've found other varieties of lipstick to offer a better choice of colours. That said, I've got 217 Chiffon which I'm very happy with because it's hard getting something to suit my ghostly pale skin!
The lipstick comes in a rather plain, but neat, glossy dark purple (though looks more brown) casing. It's small and has rounded edges, so it's a basic yet 'practical' design. It claims to be a "long wearing, full colour, high shine lipstick for brilliantly dazzling lips". Sounds like a good deal for £4, right? I've found some lipsticks to dry your lips out, fade quickly or rub off easily. You want something with a bit of staying power so that you've still got a fully lipsticked mouth after 2 hours and a few drinks...not half left on the one side of your mouth, the other half smudged over your face, or it all faded completely.
So how does it fare? It is quite thick when you apply so it drags across your lips rather than gliding on, but the colour looks rich. I wouldn't say there's much moisture in the lipstick (even though it seems like it does as it glistens) so your lips tend to dry out after a little while. When it's first applied it looks good, shimmers slightly and seems to stay as it should for an hour or so, but like I said, it tends to dry out which affects it's 'long lasting' ability. It doesn't seem to flake or smudge, though be careful when applying as it's quite easy to smudge because it's quick thick to apply.
Overall, despite it not being the best long-lasting lipstick out there, I still carry this in my bag because I still quite like it. For £4 it's a fairly averagely priced average lipstick; if you're looking for a lipstick which refuses to smudge or leave you lips for a few hours then this probably isn't going to be the one. I tend to reapply every hour or so, but I can put up with that, so it depends on what you're looking for really. If you find this on sale then I would recommend you give it a go and see what you think as you may, like me, end up getting used to it. Otherwise, I'd try a different product or perhaps some Lipcote to seal in the lipstick.
Summary: If you want super staying power then this on it's own probably wont do the trick