I feel like it's been so long since I last blogged, 10 days-ish I think? Being a new mum is hard work! No time for anything anymore. Hopefully Reuben will settle into a routine soon and I'll have more time on my hands. Anyway, last week I received a package of lipsticks from the new range by Rimmel, The Only 1 Matte Lipsticks* which I was so so excited about. They claim to be a non-drying formula that's comfortable to wear, glide on like a dream, are high coverage with one stroke, have a matte finish and last for hours. I've done swatches of each and put them all to the test so here are my thoughts!
I've found each one to be really creamy to apply so they definitely live up to that. They are comfortable to wear but some are more drying than others. They all have a scent that's hard to describe, it's slightly fruity but with a flowery vibe. The scent doesn't bother me, it's not offensive, just a little odd coming from a lipstick. I definitely prefer the vanilla scent in a lipstick from the likes of Mac though. The bolder shades are longer lasting than the lighter shades but I think that's the same with all lipstick formulas isn't it? Here's swatches of each of the shades:
Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick | 610 High Flyer
High Flyer is a really pretty dusty pink shade with great pigmentation and perfect for that girly everyday lip pick.
Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick | 750 Look Who's Talking
A chocolate brown shade, that's absolutely gorgeous for the Autumn months. I did find this one really patchy to apply unfortunately so I wouldn't recommend it without a good lip pencil to match underneath.
Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick | 810 The Matte Factor
A gorgeous red with pink undertones, I think this shade is going to be perfect to wear at Christmas! I don't like red lipsticks that are really red so this is such a good shade for me. It's super pigmented too.
Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick | 700 Trendsetter
Trendsetter is a beige nude that would pair perfectly with a smokey eye or for that no effort everyday shade. It is very light so if you're pale like me you might find it to wash you out a little but I actually love this shade on me personally!
Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick | 500 Take The Stage
A really really bright red that I personally wouldn't wear as I think it's far too bold on me. It is a pretty red though so if you want a bright shade for the festive season then this is for you!
Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick | 200 Salute
Salute is a light pink shade that's really pretty for Spring or for an everyday nude that's more on the pink side. I think this one is so gorgeous, I love it.
Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick | 110 Leader Of The Pink
This shade is a brighter pink that's a nice pop of colour for the Summer months. I don't tend to go for shades this pink but it's very pretty & girly!
Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick | Run The Show
Definitely a shade that's out of my comfort zone completely. If you like bolder shades that are a bit more out there then you'll probably love this but I personally will never wear this haha. I also found it quite patchy to apply so this is another one that will need a good lip pencil underneath.
Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick | Call The Shots
Call The Shots is a bright coral pink that's super super pigmented and is a beautiful shade for that perfect pop of colour. I feel like this is another one that's maybe a bit too bold for my taste but I think the colour is so pretty that I think I'll just rock it anyway!
So those are all nine shades from the range, they retail at £6.99 each which is really affordable for a long lasting matte lip. They probably aren't as long lasting as you might like, but for a drugstore lipstick that's also really creamy they definitely don't do too badly. If you only pick up one shade from the range, I recommend 'The Matte Factor' as it's my favourite overall :)