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).
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).
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.