I mentioned these in a haul I showed a few posts ago, and since then I actually picked up one more (I couldn’t help it!). So after a few weeks of giving them a go, here is my review!
Rimmel has a pretty good selection of colours with these lip laquers, although a lot of them look the same in the tube until you swatch them (look out for a store with testers!). Some also contain shimmer, while others are fairly ‘matte’ (they’re all still glossy regardless). I have four of the shades here:
The formula of these is very creamy, and not as sticky as I thought they were going to be initially. Once they’re on and settle on to your lips, there isn’t much of a tackiness that can be felt, although there is always that feeling of knowing that there is something on your lips. The colours are quite opaque for the most part, except for the shade ‘stargazer’ which is more of a golden sheen (I wouldn’t recommend wearing that shade on it’s own, but rather on top of a lipstick that you want to add a bit of gloss and shimmer to).
Here are the swatches:
As far as lasting power, as these are a glossy texture, they don’t stay on your lips forever. I usually have to apply them every hour or two (more so if I’m eating or drinking), but it’s not a super nuisance because the doe-foot applicator is really easy to work with. Furthermore, they fade quite nicely, into a sheer stain, and don’t leave your lips looking blotchy. Here is what the applicator looks like:
All in all, as a lip laquer, I’m pretty impressed with these. They’re not overly glossy, but rather add a nice sheen to the lips.
– affordable (~$7 CAD)
– good colour selection
– not sticky
– some colours aren’t opaque
– feels heavy on the lips
– poor staying power