Those of you who had a mosey around here on Tuesday may have ogled these liners by Rimmel. Now meet the lipsticks that are flying into shops swiftly on their heels (these are due on the 30th of Sept for a very reasonable £6.99 each).
Before you look at the swatches/join the waiting list, let me tell you a little about the formula – it’s quite genuinely made me wonder if I’ll need to spend upwards of £10 ever again for lipstick*. (I reserve the right to revise this bold statement at the merest whim/injection of a new Tom Ford into my collection).
First, they’re really highly pigmented – one swipe was enough to look like I was wearing proper, grown up lipstick. Second, they don’t fall into either the hyper-shiny or the drying and matte camp. Instead, they’re velvety and buttery, allowing for both comfort and a really nice kick of colour. They don’t last as long as ‘long-wear’ lipsticks, but I don’t mind that in the slightest as long-wear lipsticks make the skin on my lips feel parched and, besides, it’s hardly the biggest deal to run a lipstick across your lips every hour or two.
A couple of other things to note… Georgia May Jagger is fronting the campaign. Throughout she’s wearing the bold, brilliant Revolution Red, so get your hands on that one if no other colour will do. Also, Rimmel promise there’s a liner that’ll work with each lipstick – some match exactly, others closely. If you like to pack down colour so it lasts a while, choose the closest shade, run it all over your lips and follow up with your lipstick.
Without any further ado, here is the full range of The Only One Lipsticks swatched…
l to r: 100 Pink Me Love Me, 110 Pink A Punch, 120 You’re All Mine, 200 It’s A Keeper. £300 Listen Up!, 500 Revolution Red, 510 Best Of The Best, 600 Peachy-Beachy, 610 Cheeky Coral, 620 Call Me Crazy, 700 Naughty Nude, 710 Easy Does It, 800 Under My Spell, 810 One-Of-A-Kind, 820 Oh-So Wicked.
*A high regard for Rimmel’s wares is starting to emerge this end – first this concealer, then these lipsticks and those liners, and now this. Bring on the next collection…