Rimmel Lipsticks from London

In the UK, the selection of Rimmel products in the drugstore is huge. I’d never seen such a large display in Canada. Rimmel being a UK brand, I thought I would try some of their lipsticks out while I was there because there would be a greater selection. It turns out most of the shades I bought are available here. I got 3 Moisture Renew Lipsticks (6.49 pounds, 3 for 2).

Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipsticks in Nude Delight, Vintage Pink, and To Nude or Not to Nude?

Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipsticks in Nude Delight, Vintage Pink, and To Nude or Not to Nude?

Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipsticks in Nude Delight, Vintage Pink, and To Nude or Not to Nude?

Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipsticks in Nude Delight, Vintage Pink, and To Nude or Not to Nude?

Swatches: Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipsticks in Nude Delight, Vintage Pink, and To Nude or Not to Nude?

Swatches: Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipsticks in Nude Delight, Vintage Pink, and To Nude or Not to Nude?

Nude Delight and Vintage Pink are both available in Canada. To Nude or Not to Nude? seems to be a UK only shade.

I can understand why people like these because the selection and variety of shades is impressive and they are unique and trendy colours. The Nude Delight is a bit too orange toned for me personally, but the Vintage Pink and To Nude or Not to Nude? are both really pretty. Vintage pink is a mauvey-berry shade, and To Nude or Not to Nude? is a peachy-pink nude with a bit of shimmer.

Two things I discovered I don’t like about the Moisture Renew Lipsticks though: 1. the smell. They have a very strong, very sweet, very artificial smell. It reminds me of brightly coloured sugary candy. 2. They feel a little bit greasy on the lips. Not my favourite texture.

I also tried out one of the Lasting Finish “Kate” lipsticks in the shade 08 (5.49 pounds).

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss in 08

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss in 08

I liked this one better. It doesn’t have such a strong scent as the Moisture Renew (although it is a similar sweet type of scent). It actually reminds me of Froot Loops cereal. I think Rimmel needs to reconsider the fragrance they’re using. The formula of the Lasting Finish is much nicer; its creamier and feels better quality.

In Canada, Rimmel is available  in-store at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart, London Drugs, and Target, and online from London Drugs.

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2 responses to “Rimmel Lipsticks from London

  1. themakeuphound

    The Kate Moss are fantastic, great choice. Hope you enjoyed your stay! xx

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