Rimmel The Only 1 Lipstick

A bit late on the bandwagon for these lipsticks, I know, but I’m currently obsessed with this creamy mauve-nude lippy from Rimmel. The principle/marketing premise with these is that they’re “The Only 1” lipstick you’ll need (total bs of course), as the range offers comfortable, pigmented and long-wearing formula in a wide variety of shades. Rimmel has also just brought out a matte edition of this product, but I’m yet to try that out (watch this space).

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I decided to pick one of these up while I was hunting for an everyday pink shade to wear to work that wouldn’t dry my lips out in the cold Autumn weather. Out of all the shades that I swatched, this one (“Naughty Nude” – what a name) was my favourite although there are definitely some others I’d like to get my hands on – this must be the most popular shade too, since there were only a couple left on the display.

I really like the packaging of these lipsticks, as it’s an unusual shape  but looks sleek, modern and a little more high-end than Rimmel’s standard lipsticks. There is also a little band of colour on the outside that represents the lipstick shade, and helps to easily identify which lipstick is which if you own multiple shades. The bullet itself is circular and slanted, and I really love this shape for lipsticks, because it allows for a quick and easy application with minimal mess. These have the same scent as the Kate Moss matte lipsticks – a kind of fruity, berry-like smell that I adore (seriously, I have to stop myself from eating the lipstick), and the formula was really smooth, gliding on easily and providing loads of pigment and no patchiness. Naughty Nude is one of those “your-lips-but-better” colours that can be paired with any eye look (I’m currently loving a taupe smokey eye – see the dodgy selfie below), and fades evenly so you don’t end up with an obvious ring of lipstick around your lips. The longevity of this also really surprised me – it dries down a little, but isn’t matte at all and keeps your lips moisturised while staying put and not shifting all over the place. I found that I had to reapply after eating, but that was a complete doddle since the formula is so creamy.

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I’d love to grab a couple more of these lipsticks, as I think they could make a really fantastic and affordable staple in anybody’s collection. As for the matte edition, I’d like to choose a shade that I don’t usually wear, like a more lilac or brown tone – watch out for a review in the near future.

The Only 1 lipstick is available in 18 different shades, for £4.99 each from Boots, Superdrug and select supermarkets.

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