Product Type: Rimmel makeup
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Rimmel lasting finish lipstick
Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick
Member Name: louisechackett
Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick
Advantages: good quality lip colour, trendy, cheap enough
Disadvantages: a bit drying, doesn't last all that long!
I bought this lipstick from Boots a couple of months ago on a three for the price of two promotion when I was buying some other make up products that I use more often. The price of the lipstick was around £4.99 which I think is reasonable enough but it is worth noting that on many occasions make up can be found on some promotion or other at Boots and I do try to take advantage of these.
The lipstick comes in a standard looking casing which features a slanted top on the lid which has the Rimmel crown logo imprinted on to it. Around the middle of the casing there is a silver band which has the Rimmel name but to be honest all of the branding information on this product is pretty subtle and I wouldn't automatically know it was Rimmel unless I looked for the information.
The colour of the lipstick is featured on the bottom of the lipstick casing and you will find that the name of the colour and the corresponding number of it is printed on a sticker which should resemble the colour of lipstick quite closely. I do think with a lipstick it is always better to try and use a tester or look at one at least as the coloured labels either on the lipstick or online can sometimes not be all that accurate. There are eighteen shades of this lipstick featured on the Boots website and the colours range from pinks to reds as well as some more neutral tones and so I'm sure there would be something to suit everyone in this range.
To use the lipstick you simply need to remove the lid and then twist the bottom to expose the actual lipstick. I am not going to go in to lots of detail because I think most people would know how to work a lipstick!
The colour that I chose is called drop of sherry and is a deep pink red colour which really stands out on the lips but isn't too red and dramatic either if that makes sense. I find that this lipstick glides on to my lips with ease but I do think it can be quite drying so I do tend to apply a little lip balm before this one so this may well help with the application. The colour really stands out on my lips and I don't like to use this one unless I have a full face of make up on otherwise I think it makes me look quite pale and washed out but when I am fully made up I think this really makes my lips stand out and is quite a sexy, statement colour. The colour lasts quite well on my lips but I do find I need to reapply it a few times over the course of a night especially if I am eating or drinking so that it remains stand out on my lips. I think the name lasting finish is slightly misleading here because it doesn't stay on any better than any other lipstick I have used in the past.
I think this lipstick is a good offering from Rimmel for the price to be honest. It goes on well and doesn't smudge all over my face if I am drinking or eating which I have known with some other lipsticks, even ones from Rimmel! There are plenty of shades available which are all pretty much bang on trend and so I am sure there will be one of these out there to suit your needs and you can purchase knowing it won't break the bank either!
Thank you for reading my review!
Summary: A good buy and I will buy other colours