Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colours



Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colours in Pink Bliss, Blush, Pink Blink, Rose And Shine, Pitch Black
Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colours* - £5.99

As someone who can never be bothered to reapply makeup throughout the day, I am a huge fan of matte liquid lipsticks. I recently received some of these new Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colours from Rimmel & I couldn't wait to put them to the test. Rimmel have dabbled with liquid lipstick formulas before with their intensely glossy Provocalips & their demi-matte Apocalips Lip Velvets. Although I liked both of those ranges, neither were exactly what I was looking for in a liquid lipstick. I prefer a fully matte finish & as these lip colours are part of Rimmel's iconic Stay Matte range, I had high hopes for them. There are 15 different colours available & I received five of them. I was really impressed with the shade range as it can be difficult to find neutral pink shades in a liquid lipstick formula. It's also good to see crazy colours like black, blue & grey from a drugstore brand. If only these had come out when I was a teenage goth!

The overall quality of these lipsticks is superb, I'd say they're actually on par with my beloved Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks. They have a lightweight, mousse-y texture that glides onto the lips so smoothly. The lipsticks dry down quickly & once set they are completely transfer-proof. They last such long time on my lips & don't smear or smudge at all. I find that I can mostly eat & drink like normal with them on, they only fade a bit from the centre of my lips if I eat a big meal. The formula is comfortable to wear & doesn't dry out my lips. The flattened paddle wands make for easy application. The only real downside to these lipsticks is that some of the colours can be quite streaky. It's not a problem with the pink shades as you can build them up but the darker colours need a bit of finessing. Another thing I wanted to mention is that they have a slightly weird scent, it kinda reminds me of a bonfire. The smell goes away as soon as the lipstick has dried so it's not a big deal but it still struck me as slightly odd. Anyway here are my swatches of the five Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colours that I received...

Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Pink Bliss
Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Pink Bliss
Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Pink Bliss
Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Pink Bliss

Pink Bliss is a punchy nude pink with a hint of coral. I was surprised by how bright this looks on my skin tone but I actually really like it. It's a fresh & uplifting colour that also brightens my mood.

Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Blush
Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Blush
Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Blush
Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Blush

Blush is a soft rosy pink colour. I'm always drawn to colours like this when buying regular lipsticks & it's nice to finally own it in a liquid lipstick formula. I think this colour looks really nice on my skin tone & I find myself reaching for it a lot as an everyday pretty pink shade.

Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Pink Blink
Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Pink Blink
Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Pink Blink
Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Pink Blink

Pink Blink is definitely my favourite colour! This is almost a MLBB shade on me. It's a warm toned dusky terracotta pink & I think it suits me really well. I tend to go for true pinks like Blush so I probably wouldn't have bought this one on my own but I actually love it so much! Out of all five lipsticks, I've worn this one most often. It looks fab with a warm eyeshadow look & I love to pair it with my Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk lip liner for some extra dimension.

Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Rose And Shine
Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Rose And Shine
Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Rose And Shine
Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Rose & Shine

Rose & Shine is a deep rosy pink shade. I don't normally go for pinks like this anymore but Rose & Shine is fairly muted which makes it a lot more wearable as an everyday lipstick. It certainly looks better on me than I thought it would! The colour is very bold & I feel like it would work well on many different skin tones.

Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Pitch Black
Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Pitch Black
Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Pitch Black
Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Pitch Black

I really love that black lipstick is so easy to find on the UK high street now but I can't help but be slightly disappointed in this colour. When I first got this in the post, the fluffy part of the applicator wand had actually fallen off! I originally swatched it with a lip brush but then Rimmel very kindly sent me another one. Unfortunately I think the swatches I did on Instagram with the lip brush actually came out better. Pitch Black is terribly patchy & hard to build up to full coverage. It took about three coats to get it to look like this & that obviously didn't feel great on my lips. If you're looking for a super pigmented black liquid lipstick, I'd highly recommend getting Jeffree Star's Weirdo instead.

Overall I think that these matte liquid lipsticks are a fantastic new product from Rimmel. They come in a range of bold, vibrant colours, they're easy to apply & they're incredibly long lasting. The pinks are truly gorgeous & I find myself reaching for them all the time. The black wasn't up to par with the rest of them but don't let that put you off the other colours. The formula is brilliant & they only cost £5.99 each! These are easily the best drugstore matte liquid lipsticks I've tried & I'll definitely be buying a few more for myself. Which is your favourite colour from this collection?

I received these products free from Influenster for testing purposes.


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1 comment:

  1. I picked up Rose & Shine and Plum This Show recently and I was really impressed with them!

    Sara - Flemingo

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