Rimmel London Provocalips 16HR Kissproof Lip Colour

Rimmel London Provocalips 16HR Kissproof Lip Colour

Rimmel London Provocalips 16HR Kissproof Lip Colour

I was so excited to try the Rimmel London Provocalips 16HR Kissproof Lip Colour, because I loved the Rimmel Apocalips and the Stay Glossy lipgloss. I am generally a fan of the Rimmel lip products. I was also totally in love with the beautiful deep plum shade, Kiss Fatal.

Rimmel London Provocalips 16HR Kissproof Lip Colour in 230 Kiss Fatal

230 Kiss Fatal

The Provocalips is one of those two-step, long-wearing lip products. The Rimmel site explains:
STEP 1: Apply colour and keep lips apart for 60 seconds until the product sets.
STEP 2: Apply topcoat to lock the colour, moisture and add shine.”

Rimmel London Provocalips 16HR Kissproof Lip Colour 230 Kiss Fatal swatch

Kiss Fatal swatched with topcoat

Unfortunately, the Provocalips did not work out for me at all. I found the step 1 colour difficult to apply evenly. Although I let it set for a minute the first time, and then even longer the next few times I tried it (several minutes), when I applied the step 2 topcoat it would wipe away some of the colour.

The topcoat was really different than other 2-step products I’ve tried before like the Revlon ColorStay Overtime Lipcolor or the MUFE Aqua Rouge. Instead of being clear its thick and more opaque like a lip balm – a pretty odd formula. It did a good job of keeping my lips moisturized though.

As opposed to providing 16 hours of wear, I didn’t find it long-wearing at all, and even worse, within an hour  it looked very patchy and uneven. Provocalips was definitely a miss for me.

Have you tried it? I’m curious if other folks had a similar experience.

Thanks for reading!
Love,
Nerdy Librarian Girl ❤

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12 responses to “Rimmel London Provocalips 16HR Kissproof Lip Colour

  1. Oh that’s too bad about this didn’t work for you. I too, think Rimmel lip products are quite good esp for the price. I really like those Kate lipsticks. I haven’t ventured into the 2 step long wear type of lip products in years – I used to have a few of those CoverGirl Outlast ones and they dried out my lips a LOT.

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  2. I just tried this for the first time tonight after reading tons of great reviews about it. It wasn’t my favorite: I had an easier time palling it than you did, but I hate the feel of it. So did my boyfriend. Haha

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  3. Rimmel lip stuff never seems to work for me, even though I always hear good stuff about it! Sorry you didn’t like this one, though now I am curious about the two glosses you do like.

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  4. That’s so unfortunate that this didn’t work out for you! I really like this product but I’m not a fan of two step longwear products normally, so maybe that perception makes a difference?

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