Happy New Year!
I cannot believe that I’m writing my first post for 2016. It is so surreal to think that another year has passed where we cherished all the good times and managed to overcome all obstacles. But enough chitchat…Let’s talk lipsticks, specifically the new Rimmel ‘The Only 1’ range.
Firstly, I personally think that Rimmel has improved quite a lot over the past few years. Their products are of better quality and I truly believe that they have stepped it up a notch in the drugstore sphere. These lipsticks prove my point. I am in love! There are 12 shades in the range and I have 4 of them to show you in this post.
200, It’s A Keeper– This is a pinky nude colour and it’s right up my ally. I don’t normally wear nude lipsticks as I prefer to go down the dark shade route. But when I do reach for a nude, I usually go for MAC Mehr or the NYX Matte Lipstick in Tea Rose. Although, It’s a Keeper is definitely not a matte, I now have another nude favourite lippie!
300, Listen Up!– This is a bright cherry kind of shade and it is a gorgeous one if you’re looking for a pop of colour that isn’t too pink but still looks girly. It reminds of Rimmel’s Moisture Renew lipstick in 360, As You Want Victoria but this is a tad darker that Listen Up!.
620, Call me Crazy– This is going to be a favourite in the summer months, for sure. It is a bright orangey colour and it gets brighter the more you build it up. People are really going to think I’m crazy for wearing it but who cares…I love it!
810, One-Of-A-Kind– You know me, this is MY shade. A dark berry lipstick just screams my name and this is just perfect. I’m going to wear it till it’s gone this winter. One-Of-A-Kind, my Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Palais Royal and my NYX Simply Vamp Lip Cream in Covet are my most loved threesome during the colder months.
Now that I got the shades out of the way, let’s talk about the range. If you’re a nude lover, I think you’re going to be a little disappointed with the ‘The Only 1’ range. Although the nude shades in the collection all look gorgeous, there aren’t too many of them. The range focuses mostly on bright and dark shades, which might be great for some (myself included), but not for others.
I quite like the packaging as it looks chic and more expensive than it really is. These lipsticks only cost €6.98! There is a little colour strip on every lipstick which is true to shade. The colours are really pigmented but, as I said earlier, they are not matte. They do have a sheen to them but they stick to the lips when they set so as to give you that moisturised satin finish. I believe that you can still work with these colours if you have chapped lips as the lipstick feels so moisturising on the lips and it doesn’t set to show those fine lines. I’m a huge fan of the formulation as they are so comfortable to wear and they lasted really long on lips. I tried and tested them during dinner and the colour did not budge, though I have to say, that I found the darker shades more long-lasting than the nude.
The only thing I don’t really like is the flat bullet shape. I am more used to the pointed, normal lipstick shape and this felt quite strange to me, especially to apply the colour in the inner corner of my lips. I made a complete mess with One-Of-A-Kind before I got the hang of the flat shape. But I have to suck it up and bear with the non-traditional lipstick as I just love this new Rimmel range!
Have you tried ‘The Only 1’ range yet? What is your favourite shade?