These lipsticks are good.
I must say I do love the lipsticks in the black packaging. However, the ones in the red packaging are beautiful, but I cannot stomach the smell of those. It's way too overpowering and as soon as I put the lipstick on I have to wipe it all off because of the smell. It smells very, very flowery and I just can't deal with that. I've never had a lipstick turn my stomach so bad. Ok, but back to the black packaged lipsticks and how much I like them. The black lipsticks are great and the smell is much better than the red. I do find myself liking the red packaged lipstick shades better than the black though and that's a shame :(
Holy SMOKES this lipstick is amazing. It goes on soooo smooth, and the color is beyond beautiful. It's not that bright annoying shade of red that's almost blinding and washes a lot of people with pale skin like me out, but more of a deep sultry red. It also has a bit of a shine to it so you don't have to put a gloss over it. The coverage is pretty great as well. One swipe on the top and bottom lip and that puppy is ON. I can't stand it when you have to keep going over your lips like you're coloring them in with a crayon because the goofy thing barely shows up. It does not last ALL day, so you do have to reapply it after a couple of hours but hey it's worth it. Also it tastes and smells like cherries.
It feels nice, looks nice and lasts!
Okay so first off I just wanna say the swatch of 12 on this site looks so dull compared to what the actual color is. It is quite vibrant I think and that's exactly why I bought it! So anyway, I prime and line my lips and I apply this with a brush and it lasts quite a while! The color doesn't wash away when you put it on even if you don't block your natural lip color. Maybe it's my primer but I don't find that I have to reapply a lot. The color stays on my lips for a good while unless of course I'm eating or drinking. What I love most is that it feels lightweight but still has pigment. It doesn't feel waxy or cakey at all.
I have shade 104, which is the perfect "my lips but better" shade. It has a really nice matte texture without being too dry, and great lasting power. The only reason I'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is because it smells really strongly of roses, which I find kind of unpleasant, but not enough to stop wearing it.
This lipstick is awesome. The color is a great red for my multi-ethnic, tan in the summer but not in the winter, multiple undertone-d skin (and I know I'm not the only one out there!) I don't have issues with this lipstick sliding off or transferring, but I always blot after application, just out of habit.
This also layers really well. If I want my lipstick color to last all day, I can run on two layers of this color and not *need* to retouch for color. I reapply when my lips get dried out halfway through the day or so.
Nice nude lipstick. Good shade, not too matte and not too shiny, good pigmentation. It goes on smoothly, it's nice and creamy (like another reviewer said: actually comparable to MAC!). Rimmel's lipsticks remind me of when I was a lot younger; their coffee shade was my trademark in secondary school. Still need a good brown lipstick in my stash!
The only thing this lipstick doesn't live up to is the 'lasting' bit; so I wouldn't buy darker shades because I need low-maintanance shades.
Dark Purple- Amazing Quality And An Even Bigger Steal
This shade is amazing and is one of my favorites for a good many reasons. The Color Payoff is Amazing; it is a satin lipstick but the color is not sheer or overly glossy. I love the shade, It's a great gothy color but can also be used as a base for other colors you want to darken up. The price of this is around $6- $8. The Main reason why I love this is because it is it is a perfect copy of MAC's Cyber lipstick. The colors and textures match up almost perfectly; Cyber is a little bit darker but considering the price for a MAC lipstick this one takes the cake for me. I LOVE IT!
LOVING THE PURPLE.
I am super pale and never thought I could pull off the dark purple lips. So, when I found this lipstick for a good price I decided "what do I have to lose?" So I got it. Well am I ever happy. It's rich, creamy, and the COLOR!!!! It rocks and from what I been hearing it works on lots of skin tone. This lipstick put me on the bandwagon.
I am seriously in love with the shade and wear it every day regardless of the occasion! And I get complimented on it a bunch as well. It glides on smoothly and gives your look that extra pow! I would suggest it to anyone who's looking for a red that's a little more deep than the norm! Trust, you will not regret this in your bag!