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).
These 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.
Swatched out on my arm, they look like this:
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.