Makeup Monday ~ Rimmel London Lasting Finish Colour Rush Balm

This week’s Makeup Monday is on Rimmel London’s Lasting Finish Colour Rush Intense Colour Balm. Now, I’m a little bit of a eye shadow slut. I love, love, LOVE eye shadows.

But I’ve always had a bit of a fear when it comes to lip colour. I don’t want to brag, but I have a really nice natural lip colour and lipsticks often come across as garish. I often feel a little bit like a clown.

For some reason, when I saw these in the store, they spoke to me. They screamed buy me! So, I decided to throw caution to the wind and picked up two of these jumbo lip crayons. The colours I purchased are Rumour Has It (Red) and Keep Mauving (Mauve).

IMG_1447These are lip balms, so they go on creamy and moist. I wouldn’t say they are particularly moisturizing, but they’re not drying. They smell fabulous, almost like a light vanilla. The colours are pretty true to the packaging and the fact that they’re a large, crayon format makes applying them a snap.

IMG_1448Product screws up from the bottom and they travel incredibly well.

Swatched out on my arm, they look like this:

IMG_1450Rumour Has It

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Keep Mauving

As for the staying power, it’s not bad. The red stains my lips a little, so the colour stays on slightly longer. Both wear well, and I’m not left with that weird ring of colour around my lips but after I eat or drink, it’s pretty much gone. That being said, I don’t mind touching them up, because they smell so good.

Just a note, I’m Canadian, and the products I’ve reviewed are labelled¬†with the Canadian spelling. So yes, colour and rumour are spelled right. I’m not sure if they are sold with American spelling in the United States.