“ Brand: Rimmel / Type: Lipstick / Suitable for: Lip / What it does: volumizeses, brightens, „
My lips are normal sort of thickness (not too big, but not little pencil lines either) but I wanted to boost them up just a little bit on a night out. That's why I decided to try Rimmel Volume Booster Lipstick.
It comes in a variety of different shades of which you are sure to find one which suits you. I chose the Candy Girl variety (012). The colour itself looked pink but when applied came out a bit orange but that was my fault for not testing the product before buying and actually it gave quite a retro 60's kind of look to my image so I would definitely recommend the Candy Girl lipstick if you going to a 60's themed party!
Onto the volume boosting part of the product. When first applied, the lipstick does make your lips tingle a bit and is a bit odd to get used to but this sensation goes away after a few minutes. I would suggest not licking your lips though because it will make your tongue tingle no matter how long ago you originally applied. The lipstick stays on well even when eating and drinking so you don't need to reapply it too often.
Volume Booster lipstick does plump up your lips a little bit. I wouldn't say it was a dramatic result you get but you can certainly notice the difference. It is definitely good if you want quite natural looking fuller lips as it doesn't make your lips look stupidly fuller.
For best results when I want more plump lips, I wear this lipstick with a volume boosting gloss over the top such as Boots17 Ultimate Volume (please see my review on this product for more information). The two combined give a much better, fuller look and I also like to just wear gloss over the top of lipstick because I think it gives a nicer finish.
This is certainly a product I would recommend if you want natural looking volume to your lips but if you want more dramatic effects this probably isn't the right product for you.
Overall very pleased
I think Rimmel have discontinued these lipsticks so they're quite rare - I can't find any in Boots or Superdrug anymore, only in Boyes for 89p (bargain!) where a lot of discontinued make-up is!
~Packaging and Appearance~
Rimmel Volume Booster Lipstick comes in a bright red metallic tube that is cylinder in shape and is sloped on the top with the Rimmel crown logo embossed into the lid. On the bottom of the tube is a sticker in the colour of the shade you have, the name of the shade and the number. I have two of these lipsticks - Audacious, a dark brown-peach colour, and Foxy, a light pinky-peach shade. Actually, when I compared the two shades next to each other, the Foxy shade was just a lighter version of Audacious! The lipsticks are lightly scented - vanilla mixed in with that classic lipstick smell. Most of the lipsticks in the Volume Booster Range are matte colours, but there are a few sheer ones too.
The lipstick was really smooth and moisturising and was quite thick so it lasted a while (about 5 hours) , but didn't feel heavy at all. The only bad thing about this lipstick is that it didn't 'volumise' my lips, but it's too good to make me deduct a star! The colour came off a little with eating and drinking, but this isn't a problem if you add a layer of clear gloss over the top to make it last longer.
I don't think these lipsticks are sold at Boots or Superdrug anymore, but there are some rare ones sold at Boyes for only 89p!
For a cheap lip stick this is not bad, it really brightened up my lips and I really liked it! My lips looked so full and beautiful.
So there is a huge variety of lip colours avaliable my favourite is the bright pink. There is no shortage of choice if pink is not your colour there is also brilliant reds avaliable so check it out.
The lip stick itself is very soft and gentle, it does not dry your lips out at all your lips stay brilliantly shiney and full of colour, the colour will not fade over time. My colour stayed on for about 4 hours which is a fairly long time. If you do drink though it does come off on the glass but its not bad as it is hardly noticeable on your lips.
You do not need to apply to much on the lips, so just cover the top or bottom lip then rub them together and you will find this is plenty. With this colour if you apply to much the colour smudges and leaves funny lines so it is not good.
So on to the claimed volume boost, well your lips certainly look full and vibrant. I truly believe your lips do get a boost but not too much though, it may even seem hardly noticable but it is definatly there trust me! Your lips will look fuller.
Price wise it is about £3.50 which is good for a lip colour that lasts and lasts and has such a variety of colours!
I first bought this lipstick a while ago and it was fantastic. When it had ran out i tried others and none matched up to it, it then took me ages to find it again as i couldnt remember the make of it and i am so happy i find it! You can buy this from large pharmacies, boots and superdrug for around £5 or £6. The colour goes on beautifully, smells lovely (a kind of sweet cinnamony scent) and lasts the for most of the day without needing to re apply. I use the shade Screamer and it is the most gorgeous red shade i've found, with it not too dark or too bright. It comes in loads of different colours. The actual lipstick lasts ages, so you dont need to re buy it often, which makes it really good value for money. It does tingle a little bit when you first put it on but it only lasts a few seconds and isnt unpleasant. I wear this lipstick every single day, i absolutely love it!
I got in the habit of putting Vaseline on my lips when I was young and seem to have become addicted to the feeling of moisturised lips, so my basic requirement of a lipstick is that it is moisturising, and preferably long-lasting too. I thought I would give this Volume Booster a try, with an attractive metallic red encasing and retailing at Superdrug at the very reasonable price of £4.88.
This product contains collagen and hyaluronic spheres. We have all heard of collagen as a natural skin plumper, our skin's own supply depleting as we get older, but I had to look up the paranormal sounding 'hyaluronic spheres'. Apparently, it is a groundbreaking development in beauty, because it can provide close to the dramatic results associated with Botox, but is applied topically to the skin instead of by means of painful injections. These 'spheres' are dehydrated, so when they are applied to the skin, they absorb the natural moisture from your skin, which plumps them out, plumping and smoothing out wrinkles. I kinda get that....I think.
The Volume Booster is a lovely, creamy lipstick to apply. I didn't bother using lipliner, but managed to get a nice firm edge to it. There is a slight tingly feeling when those hyaluronic whatsits are absorbing the moisture from your lips. The colour is not a heavy, block colour but has a very subtle shimmer to it, which creates the optical illusion of fuller lips, enhancing the effect. It also has quite a shine to it. The result is a very glamorous looking pair of lips!
My lips are one of my few redeeming features. When I was young I had nice rosebud lips with a pronounced cupid's bow, but as the years have passed, my lipline and cupid's bow have faded somewhat. Plus they are definitely a bit thinner than they were. With the Volume Booster on, I felt like I had got my old lips back again! It promises a 40% increase in lip volume. The difference is certainly noticeable anyway.
The colour and the moisturised feeling lasts for hours, which really made this product great for me. For example, today I applied some at about 3.30 pm and following a Starbucks coffee, a packet of Nik Naks, a cheese bun and a cigarette, I ended up having to reapply it at about 6.00 pm, but my lips still had some colour and some moisturisation. So after putting the lipstick through all that, it lasted pretty well.
I counted 22 different colours, with names such as Screamer, Glam and Flirt. I would point out that when I looked on the Rimmel London website, I thought the colours in their pictures were a poor representation of what they are like in reality, which is a bit daft. I have the shade called 'Audacious' and on the website it looked quite mauvy when in reality it had more of a rusty brown tinge. So bear that in mind.
This lipstick is perfect for a night out as it looks really glamorous. I also put it on in the day, applying it more thinly than I would at night. The male is such a beautifully simple creature and I really get a lot of smiles when I am wearing it. I am sure you will be happy with it!
When one of your mates throws an almost brand new lipstick at you she's used once or twice announcing it's rubbish (and that's polite way of putting it to be totally honest with you) I didn't hold out much hope for it! I even almost took her word for it and chucked it in the bin when her back was turned but then I thought oh well I'll review how bad it is for you lot so you don't waste your money like my mate did!
However this product may not have worked for my mate, and to be fair she showed me it on her lips and it wasn't only the wrong shade for her it didn't seem to visibly do any plumping at all and so I gave her one of my favourite lipsticks, a new Playboy lippie to cheer her up which she loved. However I ended up loving this product and have since invested in a couple more shades from within this range and now have a new found respect for the brand of Rimmel I'd renamed Rubbish years ago and steered clear of!
Bright red metallic tube with half of the tube being the lid which is slopped to the top of it with an engraved crown drawn on. On the bottom of the tube it is colour coded by a round sticky label and the colour is written on (125 Thrill and my favourite colour!) and I'm told it's Volume Booster Lipstick. You use the lipstick in the conventional way (guys by twisting the centre up and down lol) it's not rocket science honestly lol.
Well the lipstick colour is large, robust and all lipsticks from this range I own are slightly shimmery. They smear over the lips easily and smoothly and smell to my nostrils of vanilla and have a slight but pleasant taste not unlike some high quality lip-glosses but don't be put off it's a nice enough taste rest assured!
Coverage is even due to it's slightly greasy consistency. You can of course use a lip-liner if desired but I don't feel the need to use one I'm just careful how I apply it and it's very straightforward to do so!
Yep it pouts out lips dramatically (well it does mine and not me mates of course lol). What I do find with these lipsticks is that I don't have a naturally strong bow to the top of my lips which has always annoyed me but with this lipstick not only can I create that but it plumps out my lips where needed and my lips appear less lined which help to soften the lines above my lips caused from smoking! All the area is plumped out visibly though in an entirely natural way and I don't look like I'm sporting a trout pout!
You can either use this as a one coat application and go to which it feels lovely and smooth on the lips but it does transfer off easily onto everything your lips touch and comes off cleanly (without being patchy) in half an hour tops but then you can reapply if and when desired. However I prefer to use this, blot, repeat and then blot a final time to ingrain the colour into my lips and make it last for a good couple of hours! It's incredibly light on the lips even with multiple applications and really soothes and protects them too.
This is a tingly lipstick in a none irritating way once applied and that feeling wears off withing a few minutes but it is entirely calm and tolerable. The range has a lovely selection of colours in it and as I say for my mate it never worked and she hated it but I have it on now and I love the smell, taste and effects this gives me. This is my favourite lipstick of the moment due to it actually doing something for me and making my appearance all round better and giving me added confidence! Love it!
Expect to pay around £6.00 a tube for this but rest assured it works out economical but beware buying one could become a future addiction!