Tuesday, 7 March 2017

New! Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick Collection | Swatches and Review

Who loves a good lippy?

Who is turned off by drying, flaky matte lipsticks that make your lips feel like the Sahara Desert?

Well Rimmel London might just have the answer in their new range of The Only 1 Matte Lipsticks. Released in February, these lipsticks promise a smooth application, a matte finish and excellent wear time. I was sent all nine shades as a press sample, and have swatches of all of the shades, along with my thoughts to share with you today!

Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipsticks - The Beauty Vine.

The formula of these lipsticks reminds me a little of the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution formula. They are most certainly smooth to apply, thanks to their oil infused formula. They have a velvety matte finish that does not completely 'dry down' as such, so they still reflect a little bit of light, which I love. Let's call it a luminous matte finish. This also means that you can press your lips together comfortably, and they don't feel the slightest bit heavy. For me, the wear time itself is good, though they will wear away with eating/drinking/chatting as many lipsticks do. They are not transfer proof, nor do they claim to be. I find I'll need to touch up at least half way through the day, which is completely ok in my book. The pigment is generally good, though some shades you might need to make a few passes to build up the colour. I have not had any issues with the lipstick bleeding or feathering outside my lip line, though you may wish to use a lip liner with the deeper shades for extra security. The shade range is solid, and offers good variety, with an interesting pop of colour in Run The Show! They do have a scent, it is quite fruity, and reminds me of watermelon chuppa chups! The scent is really only noticeable on application, and does not linger.

My picks? You can't go past High Flyer for a perfect, everyday mauve/rose lip. If I feel a bit sassy I'll  go for  Look Who's Talking, which is just gorgeous, and takes me straight back to the 90's! Take The Stage is a must have for cool toned red lip lovers, it is stunning. If you fancy more of a berry/wine shade then go for The Matte Factor, which reminds me of the good old Rimmel 107. The two lightest shades, Salute and Trendsetter do not disappoint either, and have enough colour in them to still be flattering for an old girl like me.

Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipsticks - The Beauty Vine.

Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipsticks - The Beauty Vine.

All of the swatches below were taken in indirect natural light.

Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipsticks - The Beauty Vine.

Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipsticks - The Beauty Vine.

Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick - Moi - Take The Stage.

Lou's Beauty tip for busy babes... 

The velvety, smooth texture of these make for a neat cream blush. Apply the colour to the back of your hand, warm it up with your finger tip, and tap it onto the apples of your cheeks. My favourite  shades for this are Salute, and High Flyer.

Have you tried these lovely new lippies yet? Which shade is your favourite?
Leave me a comment below, I'd love to hear from you!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Lou xo

Disclaimer; This is not a sponsored post. Products provided for editorial consideration. All opinions are my own. Cheers xo.

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