Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Coral Shimmer Swatches and Review

I'm always on the hunt for a good moisturizing lipstick since my lips are usually pretty dry (I tend to chew on them as a nervous habit--I should really just exfoliate them with a good scrub and leave them alone!).  I thought I would try Rimmel's Moisture Renew lipstick because Rimmel makes some great claims about the formula.  

Rimmel says:  Ingredients
Lips so cared for, true colour is maximised! Maximised, radiant colour. Innovative formula with 3 super Moisturisers. Lips feel up to 70% more hydrated and up to 60% smoother! SPF 20, Vitamins A, C and E for protected lips.

I chose Coral Shimmer which looked like the perfect color for spring and summer (or any time of year I feel like wearing coral).

This is a really beautiful pinky coral with gold shimmer.  I think it looks very pretty with a pinky coral or pinky peach blush like NARS Orgasm.

It is somewhat sheer, lightweight, and has a thin texture.  It has a really strong smell that to me smells sort of floral-y and sunscreen-y and kind of skin lotion-y all at the same time (I'm guessing the sunscreen in it probably has something to do with the smell).  The scent dissipates after a few minutes, but the first few minutes are kind of unpleasant.  It feels slightly moisturizing and not at all drying.  It is quite and glossy and kind of slippery.

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Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Coral Shimmer
Of note, Rimmel makes one of the few lipsticks at the drugstore with sunscreen.  Too bad it isn't a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects from UVA and UVB rays--it only protects from the UVB.

I think this is quite a gorgeous color, but the smell is definitely noticeable, which is disappointing.  If you are sensitive to scents you will want to avoid the Rimmel Moisture Renew lipsticks.

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