The Lasting Finish range seems to the staple line of Rimmel lipsticks. They've got a few spin-off lines, so to speak, but this one advertises 19 shades that boast long-wearing colour with a creamy texture. I've really come to enjoy lipsticks over the last few months, even though that's meant increased scepticism about wear and colour pay-off -- but Rimmel is one of my favourite brands, so I was excited nonetheless. I picked up three shades: Amethyst Shimmer, Sugar Plum, and Starry-Eyed.
|L to R: Amethyst Shimmer, Sugar Plum, Starry-Eyed|
|Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick -- 84 Amethyst Shimmer|
Upon opening the tube, I was dismayed to find what appeared to be tell-tale cracks in the lipstick itself. I feared that this meant it would be very drying on my lips or that it wouldn't apply well.
|I was not impressed to see this!|
|Wearing Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Amethyst Shimmer|
|Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick -- 86 Sugar Plum|
|Wearing Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Sugar Plum|
|Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick -- 128 Starry-Eyed|
There were no cracks whatsoever in the product, it didn't tug or pull on my lips and -- knock on wood -- I haven't noticed any feathering or bleeding. After a few hours it faded from that brick colour to a really pleasant deep red plum, which was quite surprising for me! It was neither hydrating nor dehydrating but it did keep its nice slightly creamy feel while I was wearing it.
You can also get Starry-Eyed in the UK, but it does not seem to be available in the US or Canada. The closest I seem to be able to find in the line is Dizzy, which is not available in Australia, but seems to me to be lighter, more red-toned.
|Wearing Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Starry-Eyed|
Padawan Product Rating: B+
Have you tried any lipsticks from this range?