I have somehow been sitting on this review for months in my drafts folder and had no idea that I hadn't actually pushed the 'Publish' button on it yet. Ooops, my bad!
Anyhoo, I was lucky enough to receive all 9 shades in the Rimmel 'The Only 1 Matte' range to try out and review and these lipsticks have become a firm favourite that have been on high rotation ever since.
First up I have to say how much I love the packaging of these lipsticks. The red tube really stands out amongst my other lipsticks and I love the way the lid gives a nice, satisfying 'click' when closed so you don't need to be worried about them opening in your makeup bag or handbag.
The coloured strip that shows you the shade each tube contains is also great and they also have a coloured sticker on the base just in case you really need to be sure which one you are picking up, or you prefer to store your lipsticks standing up rather than lying down.
These lipsticks don't bleed into the lip lines and feel nice and comfortable once applied to the lips. They don't leave my lips feeling dry after wearing them but I've found that they do have a tendency to kind of 'bunch up' on the inner lip area if too much is applied which can be a bit unpleasant. I've found that because they are so pigmented you only need to swipe over the lips one or two times to get enough product on there so as long as you don't go too overboard then this problem can be avoided.
These lipsticks tend to wear around the 5-6 hour mark on me before needing to be touched up and as they wear off they leave a nice stain behind.
Here are some swatches:
|Shade 101 - Leader of the Pink|
|Shade 120 - Call the Shots|
|Shade 200 - Salute|
|Shade 500 - Take the Stage|
|Shade 610 - High Flyer|
|Shade 700 - Trendsetter|
|Shade 750 - Look Who's Talking|
|Shade 800 - Run the Show|
|Shade 810 - The Matte Factor|
|Rimmel 'The Only 1 Matte' lipsticks|
If you're a fan of the matte lip look then I definitely recommend trying these out.
Have a lovely day!