I rarely ever reach for berry lipsticks and tend to stick to more easy-to-wear nude shades. However, I recently got sent a few new lipsticks from Rimmel and couldn't help but fall in love with one shade in particular.
Matte lips are everywhere right now, and pretty much all brands have released some form of matte lip product over the past couple of years or so. I've spoken time and time again about my love for the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipsticks. However, you don't have to spend a fortune to achieve a matte lip look. Rimmel released 'The Only 1 Matte Lipstick' range a few months ago. This is a collection of nine velvet matte lipsticks in a range of nude, pink, red and berry shades.
Matte lipsticks are known to be pigmented and long-lasting but with one drawback - they can be very drying on the lips. With this collection, Rimmel somehow managed to create a range of matte lipsticks that are pigmented, long-lasting and that don't feel drying on the lips, similar in some ways to more high-end brands. I should also mention that the lipsticks have quite a strong artificial berry scent. I don't really mind the scent as it does wear off, however I know some people prefer the lipsticks not to be scented.
I have a few favourite shades from the range, however the one I particularly fell in love with is 810 'The Matte Factor', which is a deep berry shade unlike any other lipstick I own (or ever dared to dry!). I think it's such a gorgeous colour that's great for spicing up a natural makeup look at this time of year. My favourite shades from the range are are 610 'High Flyer' (rosy pink), 700 'Trend Setter' (warm nude), 200 'Salute' (light rosy pink), 500 'Take the Stage' (bright red) and of course, 810 'The Matte Factor' (swatched L-R below).
|L-R: 610 'High Flyer', 700 'Trend Setter', 200 'Salute', 500 'Take the Stage', 810 'The Matte Factor'|
For just £6.99 from Boots, Rimmel did a pretty amazing job with this collection and I'd highly recommend checking it out!
Will you be trying the Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick range?