Okay, this post barely qualifies as swatch spam because I only have 4 lipsticks to swatch, but this is all I have. I'm not particularly fond of Rimmel lipsticks, but I buy them when they are on sale and I have coupons. First of all, I hate the scent. To me it smells like a spray disinfectant used in nursing homes or day cares. It has an overwhelming sickly sweet powdery fruit smell with an undercurrent of chemical goodness. Yech, not for me. I asked my boyfriend and he said they didn't smell gross, but I don't trust his sense of smell. He can never smell anything. Luckily on my two older lipsticks the smell has faded a bit and once on my lips the smell fades pretty quickly.
As for the formula, it is pretty good. I don't think I would pay full price for these, but I never pay full price for drugstore makeup anyway, unless it is something I REALLY have to have, like a limited edition item or something. I used to not like the formula of these just because I didn't like lipstick, but now I like it. It's creamy, pigmented and non-streaky or drying.
The lipsticks with the silver band around the middle are the newer style tubes. They're a little bit taller and I guess fancier. I dunno, I don't care much about packaging. As long as it's functional I'm happy.
|From left- Pink Champagne, In Vogue, Airy Fairy, Crush|
|Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick Pink Champagne|
|Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick Airy Fairy|
|Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Crush|
|Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in In Vogue|
These lipsticks are only like 5 or 6 bucks and I bought mine a few on mine while Rimmel was having a 40% off sale at a drugstore (Walgreens I think) and I had some coupons. So they were worth the few dollars I paid.
Thank you for reading and have a great day/night/whatever!