It’s been two weeks since I last shared a My Faves post with you all, but this week I’m back with one of my favourite lip products, Rimmel’s Lasting Finish Colour Rush Balm.
As many of you will know by now, when it comes to beauty and makeup I’m a sucker for lipsticks, lip balms, lip oils, anything lip related really, and that is particularly true of these Rimmel lip balms.
So many brands have balms similar to this, Clinique’s chubby sticks are high on my list, as are MAC’s PatentPolish lip pencils, but for me Rimmel ever so slightly has the edge on them, particularly given their great price point.
The balm is similar in size to other market alternatives, it is a chubby pencil and has a swivel applicator at the bottom. The rich vanilla scent that you get as soon as you open it is just to die for, but thankfully you don’t get a strange taste from it once on your lips. Because as I’m sure many of you will agree, there really is nothing worse than a lipstick or lip balm that tastes horrible!
On application, the balm is super moisturising and has a light, smooth texture meaning it is very easy to apply. Not only that, but the pigment on these is just brilliant, and their smoothness allows you to build colour very well without having to use too much product.
There are fifteen shades in the range but my favourite is 710 Drive Me Nude, a kind of nude brown which I’ve been wearing for about two years now. I love applying this on my lips for light makeup days, particularly as it is so long lasting. I wouldn’t go so far as to say these have a lip stain element, but the colour does last very well whilst being hydrating too.
I never leave the house without lip balm, in fact I always have one to hand no matter where I am, but when you want a subtle pop of colour, these are the perfect alternative to a clear balm.
While I’m not a fan of all Rimmel products, I do love these balms and am also a fan of their Kate Moss lipstick range. So as far as the lippy business goes, they get a big thumbs up from me – they really do know their lips!
Have you tried these balms before? If so then let me know which one is your favourite by commenting below. Or if you haven’t tried them and you’re a lippy fanatic like me, then next time you’re on the search for a good balm why not give them a try.
At €7.99 they are an absolute bargain and I really don’t think you’ll regret it. Oh and if you do try them out, be sure to let me know how you get on as I’d love to hear your thoughts!