Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Undressed Review and Swatches!
ISLM Writer: Ishleen
Hello my cupcakes!
How is everyone doing? Summers are at last knocking upon our doors and finally has come up the season for light, no-make up looks once more! You may play with your eye makeup as much as you want, but the search for a good nude lipstick is almost never ending. So does my search for my dream nude lipstick end here or the struggle still continues? Keep reading to know more!
What does Rimmel have to say about the product?
“High colour impact for up to 8 hours wear. Colour that turns heads! Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick is create smooth creamy texture for comfortable wear all day long.”
Price and Quantity
ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, candelilla cera/euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax/cire de candelilla, octyldodecanol, caprylic/capric triglyceride, myristyl lactate, vp/ hexadecene copolymer, ozokerite, lanolin, castor oil/ipdi copolymer, meadowfoam estolide, myristyl myristate, silica, parfum/fragrance, benzyl benzoate, di-ppg-3 myristyl ether adipate, dipentaerythrityl hexa c5-9 acid esters, sorbitan sesquioleate, tocopherol, propylparaben, cera carnauba/copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax/cire de carnauba, ascorbyl palmitate, benzyl salicylate, benzyl cinnamate, linalool, aqua/water/eau, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower/ leaf extract, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, cinnamyl alcohol, tin oxide, eugenol. [may contain/peut contenir/+/-: mica, iron oxides (ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499), titanium dioxide (ci 77891), d&c red no. 6 barium lake (ci 15850), d&c red no. 7 calcium lake (ci 15850), fd&c yellow no. 5 aluminum lake (ci 19140), fd&c yellow no. 6 aluminum lake (ci 15985), d&c red no. 27 aluminum lake (ci 45410), d&c red no. 33 aluminum lake (ci 17200), fd&c blue no. 1 aluminum lake (ci 42090), carmine (ci 75470)].
P.S. I generally do not post a list of ingredients but the horrendously huge list compelled me to bring it to your notice, because the next time I crave for a Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick I will surely take this aspect into consideration!
The lipstick, like all conventioanl lipsticks come in a typical twist up tube. The tube is a dark shimmery purplish coloured one which almost leans to a black! the packaging though elegant, seems a little fragile to me and i always fear that it will open up in my bag if I carry it along! But the twist up technique is very reliable and the lipstick goes completely inside the tube so you wont snip it!
As the name suggests, the lipstick comes in the nude colour family--a shade which you will want to wear in order to fake the no-makeup look! But sadly, not for our Indian beauties! I cannot say the shade isn't gorgeous, I mean I loved it the moment I laid my eyes on it at the rimmel counter, and it does look like the most perfect nude for us Indian skins in the tube and even on swatching, but on the lips it comes out a bit pale! Not too pale though, and can be easily worn with a good deep nude pink lip liner to balance out the tones of the otherwise pale lipstick!
The Lipstick feels really creamy and glides on like buttery (a bit too creamy for my taste though, but cant complain). However, belonging tot he lasting finish line, the last thing I expect a lipstick to be is super-creamy!
How It Wears And For How Long?
As I mentioned above, it goes on super creamy and feels really moisturising on the lips even if worn without a lip balm. I mean I did not feel the need to wear a lip balm under it to be honest! the lipstick does have a tendency to settle a bit into the lip lines after a couple of hours, but that is manageable as the lipstick does not stay for any more than 4 hours because it is so creamy! With every sip you take, with every bit you devour, with every kiss you steal--this lipstick comes off with each passing moment and transfers like crazy!
Coverage and Pigmentation
One praise-worthy thing of this lipstick is its pigmentation! The lipstick has some serious colour pigments which give off an opaque colour in just one swipe. for super pigmented lips, it will take two swipes, three tops! So a big thumbs up for pigmentation and coverage!
- Budget friendly
- Creamy and moisturising
- Nice, workable nude shade
- Goes on the lips super-smooth
- Super pigmented
- Covers the lip patchiness and spots completely
- Does not get accumulated around the corners of the mouth
- Nice retractable technique so the bullet wont snip off
- Flimsy packaging
- A little pale for Indian skin tones
- Transfers like crazy
- Does not stay on for any longer than 3-4 hours
- Settles into the lip lines
- Does not fulfill the claim of "Lasting Finish"
If you are on the fair-medium side, and are on the constant look out for a fairly good nude, which can be toned up and down as per your requirement, and you do not mind a not so long-lasting lipstick, go and purchase this lipstick! But if you want an actual lasting finish lipstick, skip it!