It’s always risky buying makeup online – shades rarely translate exactly from screen to IRL. Checking Pinterest or YouTube for swatches can be very helpful but it’s obviously not as reliable as swatching on your own skin in-store. My Chronic Life is such that I rarely get the opportunity to visit stores in person so do the vast majority of my beauty shopping online.
The lipstick I’m discussing today is from the Rimmel Lasting Finish range and is in the shade Pink Blush. This lipstick wasn’t a winner for me but it might be for you, so still worth a post in my opinion. I picked it up at a discounted price the last time I placed an order with ASOS.
This lipstick has quite a strong scent, bit of a plastic/chemical/play-doh kind of fragrance. It doesn’t smell as strong on the lips as it does in the tube, which is good.
It applies quite nicely but transfers a lot which is not surprising from a non-matte drugstore lipstick. In order to increase wear time, I’d recommend wearing a full lip of lipliner underneath; the Rimmel Exaggerate liner in EastEnd Snob works nicely with it.
The problem with this lipstick for me is it just doesn’t flatter my skintone. It swatches nicely but on my lips it just doesn’t work. It is too light a pink against my very fair skin – there’s a reason I’m usually drawn to shades with a more mauve vibe. It’s a shame because I really like the shade itself but it somehow clashed with the pink in my skintone.
If you’re checking out drugstore lipsticks and want a satin type finish as opposed to matte, having a look at this range would be a good idea. Although I’m not crazy about the smell, they’re inexpensive and Rimmel do some decent lipliners to help keep your lip look neat and long lasting.
Do you like Rimmel products? Do you have a favourite?
Wishing you good luck and happy days,
Tweet/follow me – @chroniccockney
Instagram – Chronic Cockney
Also on Bloglovin!
This is not a sponsored post. All products discussed were purchased with my own money.