I must admit a red lipstick is a timeless colour, however it is a colour I do not wear often; if I did it would have to be a good occasion. I recently had a wedding to attend and wanted a new red lipstick to match my saree. I had tried Mac’s Ruby Woo, which is loved by many however I was not keen on this lipstick because I found it very drying even when I had prepped my lips before hand. Therefore I decided to then try a drug store lipstick, as I did not want to spend a lot of money for a colour I would not wear often.
I stumbled upon Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick Review in Shade 510 – Mayfair Red Lady. I purchased this at Superdrug for £6.49. I was very drawn to the name of this lipstick as it oozes elegance and sophistication. The packing of this product is nothing fancy and pretty standard with it being a plastic purple lid.
The shade of this lipstick is a bright vibrant red that will get you standing out from the crowed. It has a slight orange undertone therefore this shade probably be more suited for olive/brown skin tones. Surprisingly, it is very pigmented for a moisturising lipstick .This lipstick also has a sheen/glossy look; if you prefer matt lipsticks then this is not for you.
This lipstick contains vitamins A, C and E and this is what gives the moisture. It is a very hydrating lipstick and applies effortlessly. However, the downfall to this lipstick is that it may be ‘too hydrating’; this lipstick tends to bleed easily which is very disappointing especially as I wanted to wear it for a wedding where there would be plenty of eating and drinking. However, I have managed to over come this issue by using Sally Hansen Invisible Lip Liner underneath (I will be reviewing this product very soon – truly is amazing). My lipstick did not bleed all day, it did fade a little after eating but I did not mind topping up my lipstick after food.
Overall verdict: this is a good lipstick I will rate it 3.5 stars as I love the colour but the longevity of this lipstick is not great. If worn with a lip liner you will gain better results, then I will give it 4 stars (I would definitely wear this again with the lip liner!) but basing it on the lipstick alone it is far too moisturising to stay on the lips.
I am still searching for the perfect red lipstick that is neither to drying nor overly moisturising. If any one has any drug store recommendations that will be great 🙂
PS- you probably noticed the Aladdin and Jasmine dolls at the back – that’s because I am a massive Disney Aladdin fan – you are never too old for Disney!! hehe 🙂
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